The Steinbach Regional varsity girls and varsity boys basketball teams were winners on Monday night in Winnipeg. The SRSS varsity girls rallied from a 15-point first half deficit and beat the Nelson McIntyre Torchbearers 75-62. Peyton Kehler led the Sabres with 29 points while Lily Anderson added 25. Ben Gigolyk poured in 21 points and Zach Vogt had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the SRSS varsity boys held off Nelson McIntyre 78-74. Steinbach Regional varsity girls have a 6-3 record in the South Central Athletic Conference. The SRSS varsity boys are 2-4 in league play. 

The Steinbach Pistons, Winkler Flyers and Virden Oil Capitals remain in the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s weekly Top 20 rankings. The MJHL's East Division leading Pistons (34-6-3) moved from number four to number three. The Flyers (32-6-2-2) went from number six to number five. The West Division leading Oil Capitals (29-7-2-3) moved from nine to number six. The Portage Terriers received honourable mention. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (35-2-2) are the number one ranked team in the country for the 14th week in a row.

Shaela Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox of the Carman Curling Club suffered their first loss at the 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Ottawa. Team Hayward dropped an 8-5 decision to Rebecca Regan of Nova Scotia and have a 3-1 round robin record. Nash Sugden, Tyler Fehr, Tanner Treichel and Ryan Thiessen of the Morden Curling Club have a 1-3 record and Rylan Campbell, Logan Zacharias, Nick Senff and Rylan Graham of the Altona Curling Club are 2-2. Team Sugden defeated Shawn Dragon of Northwest Territories 10-4 and lost 8-2 to Rogan Snow of Saskatchewan. Team Campbell downed Zachery French of Newfoundland & Labrador 8-6 and fell 7-4 to Sahil Dalrymple of New Brunswick. 

All 32 teams have practice sessions this afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex in Stonewall. The 2024 Viterra Provincial Men's Curling Championship begins Wednesday. The opening draw is at 8:30am.

Lirim Hajrullahu is back for a second stint with the Toronto Argonauts. The CFL club announced that the Canadian kicker is returning north of the border after spending three seasons in the NFL from 2020 to 2022. Hajrullahu previously played two seasons in Toronto and kicked the game-winning field goal in the final minute as the Argos beat the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the 2017 Grey Cup. Hajrullahu started his CFL career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2015.

curling_20232024 Viterra Championship co-chairs Fran Frederickson & Stu Brown

The 2024 Viterra Championship starts Wednesday in Stonewall. Host committee co-chair Stu Brown will join Clayton Dreger on This Week in Curling which airs Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.