Steinbach Regional lost its 2022 Winnipeg High School Football League season opener 49-14 to the Oak Park Raiders at A.D. Penner Park. Sabres running back Austin Neufeld carried the ball 11 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Bradey Dornez completed 12 of 36 passes for 166 yards. Zane Friesen caught five passes for 64 yards. Mason Funk had seven tackles.
The 11-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the 6-6 Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl at IG Field. Kick returner Janarion Grant, who missed the last two games with a groin injury, returns to the Bombers lineup. The opening kick off is at 4 p.m.
The Steinbach Pistons gave up four second period goals and lost 6-0 to the Winkler Flyers. The Pistons will wrap up their pre-season schedule tonight when they face Niverville at the T.G. Smith Centre. Last night the Nighthawks fell 4-3 in overtime to Selkirk.
The Brandon Wheat Kings won their pre-season opener Friday night at Westoba Place. Roger McQueen scored three times and Nicholas Jones made 24 saves as Brandon defeated the Winnipeg Ice 6-1. Matthew Henry, Ben Thornton and Charlie Elick also scored for the Wheat Kings. The two teams meet again tonight at RINK Hockey Academy in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks are going the distance in their best-of-three American Association West Division semifinal. The Redhawks downed the Goldeyes 8-3 and evened the series at a game a piece. Game three goes tonight at Newman Outdoor Field.
Rusty Strawn of McDonough, Georgia captured the 60th Canadian Senior Men’s Golf Championship Friday in Red Deer. Strawn fired a final round even par 72 and finished at minus five. Mike Lohner of Southlake, Texas was three shots back. Jay Doyle of Winnipeg was one-over par 73 and finished in a tie for seventh place at plus nine. 2022 Provincial Senior Men's champion Rob Oliphant of Winnipeg was 87 and plus 28.