Southwest Dashboard – Friday, August 12 –

Metke wins silver at Canada Games

Team Saskatchewan won seven more medals at the Canada Games on Thursday, including one for a wrestler from the southwest.

Cadillac’s Alexandria Metke won silver in the women’s 44 kilogram weight class and helped Saskatchewan finish fourth in the team competition on Wednesday. She competes with Comp High School Ardens and Swift Current Titans Wrestling Club.

In women’s lacrosse, Saskatchewan lost its consolation game 5-0 to Manitoba on Thursday. Swift Current’s Amy Brown had three goals and three assists in the tournament and Mya Brown had two goals and an assist.

Swimming wrapped up Thursday with two local Special Olympians performing well in the pool. Rahimay Priebe finished 12th in the 50m freestyle, 11th in the 100m freestyle, 13th in the 50m backstroke and 14th in the 100m backstroke. Tate Zimmerman finished 15th in the 50m freestyle, 14th in the 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke, 13th in the 100m backstroke and 11th in the 50m breaststroke.

The WCBL Playoffs resume tonight

The WCBL Division Finals begin tonight with the Moose Jaw Miller Express hosting the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the best of three East Division Finals, while the Okotoks Dawgs host the Sylvan Lake Gulls in the West.

Moose Jaw swept Swift Current’s 57 to clinch their ticket to the second round, while Medicine Hat surprised the division-leading Regina Red Sox in a single-handed sweep. Okotoks eliminated the Brooks Bombers and Sylvan Lake eliminated the Fort McMurray Giants to set up their series.

Game 1 of each series is tonight, Game 2 Saturday and Game 3 Sunday. The league final will then take place from August 16-18.

McTavish scores four as Canada slip past Slovakia

Mason McTavish became the seventh Canadian player to score four goals in a World Junior game as Canada won 11-1 over Slovakia in Edmonton on Thursday.

The captain added two assists for a six-point game while Brennan Othmann and Joshua Roy had three points apiece. Connor Bedard, who scored four goals against Austria in the interrupted World Junior Tournament last winter, had one goal and two assists.

Canada (2-0-0-0) is absent today before facing the Czech Republic on Saturday. Thursday’s other games saw Finland beat Czechia 4-3 in a shootout and the United States hammered Switzerland 7-1. Today’s action pits Austria against Sweden and Latvia against Slovakia.

Undefeated anymore

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quest for a 10-0 start was halted by a goal post.

Marc Liegghio hit a 37-yard field goal attempt on the post in overtime to give the Montreal Alouettes a 20-17 win over the Bombers Thursday night at IG Field. Liegghio had a potentially game-winning 32-yard attempt with no time left, and David Cote fired a go-ahead from 43 yards on the Als extra frame’s first possession.

The only CFL game tonight will see the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Toronto Argonauts. The Saskatchewan Roughriders return to Edmonton on Saturday.

Felix advances, Bianca eliminated at National Bank Open

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime made quick work of Britain’s Cameron Norrie, needing just two sets and 72 minutes to advance to the quarter-finals at the National Bank Open in his hometown of Montreal.

Sixth-seeded Auger-Aliassime, who is the only remaining Canadian in the singles draw and the highest remaining seed in the men’s event, will face French Open runner-up Casper Ruud this afternoon at the Stade IGA.

Meanwhile, at the women’s event in Toronto, Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu was eliminated after a tough three-set loss to China’s Qinwen Zheng. Andreescu won the event the last time it was held in Toronto in 2019.

“If you build it…”

Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa, honored baseball history and the film that inspired the event, with players emerging from cornstalks, Ken Griffey Junior and Senior having a grip in the outfield, and even a late Harry Caray hologram leads the seventh inning. The Chicago Cubs won the game 4-2 against the Cincinatti Reds.

The Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series with the Cleveland Guardians tonight at Rogers Center looking for their first win in five days. Jose Berrios will start for the Jays against Cal Quantrill of Cleveland.

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