Three Zone 13 teams will play in the semifinals at the Provincial AA High School Varsity Boys Basketball championship today in Russell. Gabrielle Roy will meet Springs Christian at 3 p.m. and Green Valley will face Lac du Bonnet at 5 p.m. Gabrielle Roy girls will take on Hapnot Collegiate of Flin Flion at 12 p.m. in the consolation semifinals at the AA championship in Somerset. The Ross L. Gray Raiders of Sprague will face Elm Creek at 12 p.m. in the boys consolation semifinal and Frontier Mosakahiken at 9 a.m. in the girls consolation semifinals. The boys game is in Baldur and the girls game is in Glenboro. 

Dylan Liske made 36 saves as Beausejour downed the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen 3-1 at the SunGro Centre. Jace Ticknor, Liam Johnston and Carter Reid did the goal scoring for the Comets who lead the best-of-seven semifinal three games to one. Game five goes Sunday in Selkirk. 

Sean Grassie of Deer Lodge and Ryan Wiebe of Fort Rouge won their openers Thursday night and will play in A Event semifinals at 1 p.m. at the 2024 Provincial Mixed Curling Championship in Neepawa. Grassie defeated Thomas McGillivray of the Heather CC 8-3 and Wiebe downed Janelle Lach of Minnedosa 6-2.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, and American defensive backs James Campbell and Anthony Witherstone. Coulter was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He appeared in one regular season game for Houston before playing three games for the Chicago Bears in 2021. Campbell played five seasons at Montana State, recording 64 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, seven pass breakups, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries in 41 games for the Bobcats. Witherstone spent the 2023 preseason with the Kansas City Chiefs, making one defensive tackle in his only game prior to being injured. He played six seasons at Merrimack, recording 74 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions, two touchdowns, 19 pass breakups, and one forced fumble in 35 games.

hockey_2023The Huskies are one win away from ending the 2023-24 HTJHL season

Game four of the best-of-seven final goes tonight in Oakbank as the Steinbach Huskies meet the Springfield Xtreme. Huskies coach Ben Plett will join Clayton Dreger on the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Report which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.