Mahon rallies Canada past Cuba
TAMMY Mahon of Holland, Man. was named Canada's player of the game as the national women's volleyball team wrapped up a three-match exhibition series against Cuba with a victory.
Led by Mahon's 11 points plus 13 from Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., Canada beat Cuba 18-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-17 on Friday at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre.
Canada is ranked No. 24 in the world while Cuba, which won the previous two matches 3-0, is ranked No. 6.
Both teams will be among 24 teams competing in the FIVB World Championship in Japan Oct. 29-Nov. 14.
Lions roar way to soccer silver
THE FC Northwest Lions under-16 boys team, representing Manitoba in Vaughan, Ont., won the silver medal over the weekend at the Canadian Soccer Association's 2010 BMO National Championships.
The Northwest Lions, who lost 3-1 to London Ajax Strikers of Ontario in the championship game, got their goal from Stephan Melo. The Bonivital Flames placed 11th in the U16 girls event.
At the under-18 tournament in Mount Pearl and St. John's, both Manitoba's teams placed ninth, including FC Northwest Nitro in the girls' division and Phoenix SC in the boys' division.
At the under-14 tournament in Moncton, N.B., Manitoba's Bonivital SC placed fifth in the boys' division while FC Northwest Explosion placed seventh in the girls' division.
At Charlottetown, P.E.I., the WSA North Stars of Winnipeg won the Fair Play Award and placed seventh in the senior women's Jubilee Trophy tournament. In the senior men's Challenge Trophy, Lucania FC placed ninth.
Judo gold for Elmayergi
TAREK Elmayergi of the University of Winnipeg Judo Club won gold in the under-20 junior men's 100-plus kilogram weight class over the weekend at the Quebec Open international judo tournament in Montreal.
In the under-20 junior women's division, Manitoba athletes won a pair of silver medals, getting good performances from Lorena Kaegi of the Balmoral Judo Club in the 48-kg class and Manon Soulard of the Steinbach Judo Club in the 63-kg class.