Steinbach Regional will begin the 2023 Winnipeg High School Football League season today at home against the Dakota Lancers. The opening kickoff at A.D. Penner Park is 5 p.m. The Sabres are playing in the WHSFL's newly aligned AAAA Conference's South East Division with the Lancers, Grant Park Pirates, Kelvin Clippers and Vincent Massey Trojans. 


Andry Giesbrecht scored three times and Marcelo Gomez added a pair of goals as Niverville Force SC won its regular season finale 8-0 over United Punjab Sports Club Thursday night at Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex in Winnipeg. Marius Enns, Jaden Giesbrecht and Stefan Neufeld also scored for the Force who are currently in second place in the Manitoba Major Soccer League's Second Division with an 11-4-2 record. 

Todd Fanning is in a tie for 17th place heading into the final round of the 61st Canadian Senior Men's Golf Championship at the Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, British Columbia. Fanning, who was one-over par 73 Thursday and has a 54-hole total of plus four, is eight shots back of third round leader Ken Griffith of Red Deer. Dan Scanlon was 76 and is plus 12; reigning Manitoba champion Jay Doyle was 77 and is plus 14 while Ken Warwick was 80 and is plus 19.

Winnipeg Goldeyes third baseman Dayson Croes has been named American Association Rookie Position Player of the Year. The native of Noord, Aruba hit .351, good for fourth in the American Association, while his 135 hits were best in the league. Croes was chosen as the 12-team circuit’s post-season All-Star at the hot corner Tuesday. 

The Canadian men's basketball team will play for bronze at the 2023 FIBA World Cup in Manila. Canada lost 95-86 to Serbia in today's semifinal. RJ Barrett had 23 points for the Canadians who will meet either the United States or Germany in the third place game. 

Forwards Marie-Philip Poulin & Laura Stacey along with goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens have signed with the Professional Women's Hockey League's Montreal franchise. All three were members of the Canadian team that won Olympic gold in 2022. Poulin is the all-time active leader in scoring for Canada's national team with 103 goals and 107 assists in 175 career games. The league opens its inaugural season in January with teams in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, New York and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The PWHL’s first-ever entry draft will take place on September 18th. Minneapolis-St. Paul will pick first, followed by Toronto, Boston, New York, Ottawa, and then Montreal.

The CFL and CFLPA say an independent third-party organization will test air quality and provide measurements for future games. This comes after an investigation was launched over the conditions in Monday's game between the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders. If the measurement shows an Air Quality Health Index reading of seven, then the game will be halted. The game at McMahon Stadium was played despite Environment Canada's Air Quality Health index for Calgary measuring between eight and 10 throughout the day.

sabres_2023The Sabres kickoff season 13 against the Lancers today at A.D. Penner Park

The Sabres open the 2023 Winnipeg High School Football League season against the Dakota Lancers today at A.D. Penner Park. Steinbach Regional head coach Stephen Fedus will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.