Carey loses in final
MORDEN'S Chelsea Carey was defeated 5-4 by Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon on Monday in the final of the 48-team Colonial Square Ladies Classic bonspiel at Saskatoon.
Lawton stole one in the eighth end to beat Team Carey, fresh off its win at last weekend's Red Deer Curling Classic.
In the first playoff round Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg lost 6-4 to Edmonton's Heather Nedohin.
At the Swan River Curling Club on Monday, the Mike McEwen team from Winnipeg won the Whites Drug Store Classic men's bonspiel title and the $12,000 first prize with a 4-2 victory over the Randy Bryden team of Regina.
Team McEwen stole two in the fourth end to take a 3-0 lead, which was the key to the victory.
"We had a couple of good shots early in the end. I guarded on my last and (Bryden) missed his run-back against two," McEwen said in a World Curling Tour release. It is his team's first bonspiel win since January. "It feels great to have that first win of the year," said McEwen. "We're pumped for the rest of the year."
Soccer stars shine
MANITOBANS Jackie Tessier and Katrina Krcadinac competed in medal matches with their respective teams Sunday at the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's soccer championship in Victoria, B.C.
Tessier, a striker, and the two-time defending national champion Queen's Gaels settled for silver after losing 1-0 (4-2 in penalty kicks) to the Trinity Western Spartans. Krcadinac, a midfielder, and her University of Ottawa Gee Gees placed fourth, losing 1-0 (4-1 in penalty kicks) to the Victoria Vikes in the bronze-medal match.
Manitoba earns silver
PLAYING in the championship game for the first time in the tournament's eight-year history, Team Manitoba brought home silver from the 2012 National Women's Under-18 Hockey Championship at Dawson Creek, B.C.
Manitoba was defeated 4-2 by Ontario-Blue in Sunday's final. Manitoba got goals from Jessica Vallotton of Glenboro and Lauryn Keen of Manitou. Goaltender Brittini Mowat made 21 saves.
Blues players chip in
DEFENCEMAN Paul Stoykewych and forward Kurt Keats and the Canada West team earned silver at the World Junior A Challenge at Yarmouth, N.S., losing 6-3 to the USA in Sunday's final.
Stoykewych, who along with Keats is a member of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winnipeg Blues, assisted on Canada West's third goal. Also representing Manitoba at the event was Selkirk Steelers head coach Ryan Smith, who was a Canada West assistant coach.
Kudos for top coaches
CHERI Totte of Major Pratt School in Russell has been named the October Subway Rural High school Coach of the Month while Doug Durksen of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate has been selected as the Urban Coach of the Month by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association.
Totte is a local chiropractor who has volunteered to coached/supervise varsity girls volleyball and has been the setters coach for both varsity boys and girls volleyball.
Durksen is the co-coach of the Westgate varsity cross country running boys' team, which accomplished a three-peat this fall, winning the MHSAA Provincial A-AA-AAA Cross Country Championships.
Lynch, Wesley stars
THE University of Winnipeg Wesmen Pizza Hotline players of the week are women's volleyball player Sarah Lynch and men's basketball player Steven Wesley. Lynch, a first-year middle, led Winnipeg (0-5) with 20 kills in a two losses last weekend to the Calgary Dinos (3-3). Wesley, a fourth-year forward, had recorded two double-doubles in a pair of wins over the Regina Cougars. He averaged 26.5 points and 11 rebounds in the two games.
High school snipers
IN the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League, Alexandria Anderson of the West Kildonan Wolverines and Jessica Gzebb of the Miles Macdonell Buckeyes are the players of the week. Anderson, a CTV division A player, scored two goals and an assist in a pair of wins last week while Gzebb, a Winnipeg Free Press division B player, recorded three points in back-to-back wins over the Selkirk Royals.