Baseball Manitoba's Provincial 11U & 13U A Championships begin today in Hamiota. Mitchell and Ste. Anne will be competing in the 11U Provincials and St. Malo and Niverville are at the 13U championship. Softball Manitoba Provincial Championships on this weekend include the U13 A girls in Winnipeg and the U19 AAA girls championship in Portage la Prairie. Fisher River is hosting the Provincial U11, U13, U15 & U17 boys championships.
The Carillon Sultans and Winnipeg Senior Baseball League leading West Wpg A's were tied 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning when their game at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach was suspended due to rain. It will resume at a future date.
The Carillon Sultans face the Pembina Valley Orioles tonight at A.D. Penner Park. The Sultans, who sport a 13-9 record, will finish in third place in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League and have home field advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The defending champion Elmwood Giants outscored the Winnipeg South Wolves 12-8 Thursday night at Charleswood Park. The Giants finished with a 16-8 record and clinched first place. The St. James A's finished in second spot at 15-9. The A's took two of three games from Carillon during the regular season schedule and would own the tie-breaker if the two teams finished with the same record. The Sultans regular season finale is Sunday against the Interlake Blue Jays at Quarry Park in Stonewall,
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet the Calgary Stampeders tonight (7:30 p.m.) at IG Field. The Blue Bombers have made two roster changes. The football club added defensive back Kerfalla Exumé and linebacker Jared Beeksma for linebacker Shayne Gauthier and wide receiver Jeremy Murphy. The Bombers, who beat the Alouettes 17-3 in Montreal last Saturday, are 28-3 in their last 31 home games. The Stamps have lost six straight games at IG Field.
Grunthal's Sienna Driedger, who will begin her grade 12 year at Steinbach Regional Secondary School in September, will join the Trinity Western University women's volleyball team in the fall of 2024.
The Manitoba Moose signed defenceman Jimmy Oligny to a one-year contract for the 2023-24 American Hockey League season. The 30-year-old St. Michel, Quebec native collected three assists in 17 games with Manitoba during an injury-shortened 2022-23 season. Oligny has tallied 93 points (17G, 76A) over the course of 465 career AHL contests split between Milwaukee, Chicago and Manitoba. The Manitoba captain appeared in 190 games with the Moose since joining the team during the 2018-19 season and has 49 points (10G, 39A), along with 266 penalty minutes in those outings. Oligny's contributions to the organization during his tenure extend off the ice. He was recognized with the American Hockey League's Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the league's Man of the Year for 2022-23. Since joining the Moose, Oligny has been named the team's Julian Klymkiw Community Service award winner three times (2023, 2022, 2020).
The Steinbach Storm brought home bronze medals from Softball Manitoba's Provincial U11 A championship in Winnipeg. Storm coach Paul Turenne will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.