Don Howlett raced his way to his 29th win and fourth consecutive title as Driver of the Year Sept. 3 as the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing circuit took to the track for the last time in Miami.
The South Central Hurricanes finished their season on a down note, dropping their final two games of the Winnipeg Women’s Soccer League first division. The Hurricanes lost 7-1 on Aug. 24 against the St James Legends. They lost their final game of the season by a score of 4-0 on Aug. 28 to the Titans.
Miami’s track record managed to hold on Aug. 27-28, despite race organizers saying it was the fastest the track has run in recent memory.A sunny, dry weekend saw peak conditions as the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing circuit pulled in for the second of what will be three back-to-back racing weekends in Miami.“Harness racing went great today,”
The starting blocks are retired and the champions have been named as the 2016 Summer Swim Championships wrapped up in Neepawa Aug. 21.Racers from Winkler, Manitou and Pilot Mound teams were among those looking to edge out the competition in the final races of the season.Mike Sumner, team manager for the Winkler Barracudas, says six swimmers ended t
Penny Oleksiak will carry flag for Canada at Olympic closing ceremony
The torch is out, the venues have emptied and 90 medals are heading with Central Region athletes, including a number from the Pembina Valley, after the Power Smart Manitoba Games in Steinbach Aug. 7-13.Forty gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals were earned by the Central Region over the Games, many in the first days of the Games.A strong athletics
Harvest Fest 2016 would have been the first time the women also got a turn to show off their physical strength for the crowd, but a last-minute cancellation of the Strong Woman contest put those plans on ice.The event was cancelled due to lack of participation the day before it was set to run.Chris McDole, Strong Man referee and advocate of Strong
Derek Drouin is Canada's third gold medallist in Rio de Janeiro after winning the men's high jump competition on Tuesday night.
The bleachers around the Winkler Harvest Festival rodeo ring were standing room only as up and coming cowgirls and cowboys jumped into the saddle for two days of Manitoba High School Rodeo Association action.The long-standing Harvest Festival event once again drew teenage athletes from both Saskatchewan and Manitoba Aug. 13-14 in the second and thi
Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medallist in 2012 in London, returned to the top step of the podium in women’s trampoline on Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
A young team of Barracudas did not disappoint in the pool during what will end up being the only local meet of the 2016 Swim Manitoba Summer Swim schedule.A total 17 first place finishes, 21 second places and 16 third places had Winkler names behind them after competitive swimmers descended on Manitou Aug. 7 for the fourth of five meets this season
CBC apologized online and on-air late Wednesday night after one of its commentators said a defeated Chinese swimmer “died like a pig” during a race.
Rain troubles continued for the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing circuit as it made its first stop of the year in Miami.The fourth stop on the circuit also became the latest to run into wet weather July 23 after morning showers soaked the track.“It was very obvious that we were going to have to cancel first thing in the morning, and so we did
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 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.
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
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
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
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