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Central Energy celebrates winning the bronze medal at the U14 A Provincials. Back, Coach Greg Petrie, Coach Keith Doerksen, Payton Doerksen, Jolyne LeClair, Hailey Buhler, Brooke Thiessen, Maddy Rempel, Manager Jason LeClair. Front, Tai Linklater, Jenna McBride, Eve Goderis, Abbi Conrad, Zoey Pearce, Hailey Anderson. Missing, Grace Petrie. (submitted photo)

Central Energy going to nationals

Central Energy, a U14 Softball team, claimed a bronze medal at the provincials, and will be heading to the nationals in Winnipeg, Aug. 17-21.The regional team includes players from Winkler, Altona, Manitou, St. Alphonse, Swan Lake, Carman, Roland, Gladstone, Notre Dame, and Sperling.The team had a tough provincials in Brandon July 8-10, with the se

Milos Raonic of Canada celebrates during the Men's Singles Semi Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Raonic advances to Wimbledon final

Milos Raonic was thrilled to have his parents sitting courtside at Wimbledon on Friday, when he was making history by becoming the first Canadian man to advance to a Grand Slam singles final.

Hailey Tonn lets fly in the breakaway roping June 26. Two days of rodeo capped off the Miami Fair and Rodeo June 25-26. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Riding rough in Miami

The third stop on the Heartland Rodeo Association schedule had a long enough entry list that a slack, or overflow round, had to be added after the final bull left his chute.The annual trip to the Miami Fair and Rodeo June 25-26 once again drew riders from throughout southern Manitoba to pit themselves against livestock, each other and the clock.“It

Married couple Vern and Kim Derksen have both qualified for national bodybuilding competition. (submitted photo)

Local bodybuilders head to nationals

A pair of Winkler body builders are heading to nationals after claiming top three finishes at the provincial level on May 28.Married couple Vern and Kim Derksen, share a love for bodybuilding, and each other.Kim competed in the Figure class and finished first in Masters Class (35+) and second in Figure D (lettered categories refer to height.Meanwhi

Last year's Paddlefest brought out about 120 participants. (Submitted photo)

Paddlefest to return to Colert Beach

The dragon boat will be floating on Lake Minnewasta as Morden picks up the paddles for the second Paddlefest June 18.“Last year’s event was a real success,” city recreation programmer Stephanie Dueck said. “We had a lot of people out, there was a lot of interest and I heard a lot of people who wished they could have attended, but weren’t available

Tayah Vanstone and Kael Stueart were named MHSAA Rural Athletes of the Week May 17, the second such nomination for Miami's badminton team. (Submitted Image)

Marlins named athletes of the week

Miami School’s badminton program has netted its second MHSAA nod.Mixed doubles team Tayah Vanstone and Kael Stueart were named Rural Athletes of the Week May 17 after capping their season with three junior varsity tournament wins.“They’re both very similar kids,” Miami athletic director Brent Unrau said. “They’re very quiet and very competitive and

Track out of the starting blocks after GVC meet

The brief high school track and field season hit the ground running last week as 600 athletes from local Zone 4 schools, Prairie Spirit School Division, Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Neepawa, Rossburn, Lorette, Stonewall and Niverville hit the field in Winkler for the GVC/NPC Invitational.“It went as well as it could,” GVC coach Scott Bell said.