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Athletes of the Week
- The rural athlete of the week is Renee Normandeau of the St. Joachim Braves cross-country runnng team in La Broquerie.
The 5-8 runner finished in first place at the Zone 13 championship and qualified for the provincial cross-country championship, which takes place on Oct. 16 at Spruce Woods Provincial Park.
"Renee is the kind of person that leads by example," says her coach, Rheal Chaput. "She gives her all in everything she does, never complains and never turns down a challenge."
Renee is in Grade 9 and has an 85 per cent average, while also participating in volleyball.
- The urban athlete of the week is LaDawn Friesen of the Linden Christian Wings volleyball team.
The 5-11 middle led her team to a second-place finish at the U of W Classic and championships at the Shaftesbury and Lorette tournaments. She was selected tournament MVP at both Shaftesbury and Lorette, and earned all-star honours at U of W.
"LaDawn is a pleasure to coach. Her passion for the sport is clear and her encouragement for her teammates and vocal support make her a great team leader," says her coach, Tom Neufeld. "As one of the top volleyball athletes in Manitoba, she is a great role model for the entire team."
She maintains a 90 per cent average in her Grade 12 year.
In varsity boys volleyball, Miles Macdonell takes over top spot and River East climbs three spots to No. 5.
1. Neelin Spartans (Brandon) (1)
2. Westwood Warriors (2)
3. Lord Selkirk Royals (3)
4. St. Mary's Academy Flames (4)
5. Miles Macdonell Buckeyes (5)
6. Vincent Massey Vikings (Bdn) (6)
7. Mennonite Brethren Hawks (7)
8. Portage Saints (8)
9. College Jeanne Sauve Olympiens (9)
10. Vincent Massey Trojans (Wpg) (10)
1. Miles Macdonell Buckeyes (2)
2. Mennonite Brethren Hawks (1)
3. Lord Selkirk Royals (3)
4. Westwood Warriors (4)
5. River East Kodiaks (8)
6. St. Paul's Crusaders (5)
7. Northlands Parkway Nighthawks (Winkler) (6)
8. Steinbach Regional Sabres (7)
9. Vincent Massey Vikings (Bdn) (10)
10. Daniel McIntyre Maroons (9)
- Winnipeg high school hockey is now underway, with 37 teams participating in three divisions in the boys league and 21 teams playing in two divisions in the girls league.
- Former Minnesota Viking Keith Nord will be addressing almost 200 team captains at a workshop on Thursday morning to discuss leadership roles and responsibilities.
For more information and league and tournament results, visit www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/high-school/ and the MHSAA website at www.mhsaa.ca