By Valerie Gordon
SWAC Athletic Coordinator, Chinook School Division
The fall season sports are up and running with numerous teams playing in tournaments and league play.
We can’t offer our volleyball programs without officials. Upcoming in-person clinics are Tuesday, Sept 13 at Shaunavon High (6:30) and Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Irwin School in Swift Current (5:30 start). The plan is to offer some ‘on court’ experience also. We welcome anyone who wants to learn to officiate volleyball to attend either clinic (plus it is a great refresher for experienced officials).
The SHSAA held an online student volleyball official clinic this past week. The link for the one hour video is on the SHSAA website (just click on image). It is a terrific video covering the major rules/procedures for officiating the sport. Highly recommend all officials, coaches and team members watch this video.
On Saturday, Sept. 3 SCCHS Colts football team hosted Moose Jaw Central. The Colts were on the losing end of a 50-9 score. The Colts rebound with a 14-0 road win over Moose Jaw Vanier on Saturday, Sept 10. The Swift Current has a bye in the 12-man league schedule this coming week, with games against Yorkton and Weyburn in the following weeks.
In 9-man football, Maple Creek and Shaunavon traveled to Regina Mosaic Stadium for exhibition scrimmages on Saturday, Sept. 10. Maple Creek and Shaunavon played a half each versus Foam Lake and Broadview teams. There was lots of learning, team and confidence building for our SWAC squads. What an awesome experience for these young athletes!!
The 9-man football league,on Friday, Sept. 16, has Maple Creek hosting Gull Lake and Shaunavon traveling to Indian Head.
The SC Ardens traveled to Moose Jaw for two games this past Saturday. They played Yorkton Sacred Heart first and won 14-0, then followed that with a 8-0 win over Yorkton Regional. The Arden soccer team is 2-0 as they look to defend their MJ soccer league title. Their next league game isn’t until Sept. 28.
The SCCHS Colts play their first league game on Tuesday, Sept. 13. They will host Moose Jaw Central at 4:30. They will follow that with two soccer games in Moose Jaw on Saturday, Sept 17.
SWAC senior volleyball leagues should start the week of Sept. 20. The nights and numbers of matches will be determined by entries. Details will be forthcoming. There is no official SWAC volleyball league for junior teams, but some sections create their own exhibition leagues.
The SWAC district golf championship will be hosted by Maple Creek on Wednesday, Sept.14. Shotgun tee off time is approximately 11:00. Top qualifiers will go on to the SHSAA provincial championship in Jackfish Lake on Sept 16/17.
The SWAC championship (Gr. 4-12) will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Lac Pelletier. Races are run for Pee Wee, Bantam, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior categories. Those who are Intermediate/Junior/Senior runners will advance to the SHSAA championship at Wapati on Oct. 15.