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The South Central Hurricanes capped off their 2016 season with double losses. (File Photo)

Hurricanes end season on losing note

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.

Richard Remillard and Western Olympian edge False Advertising, driven by Dean Rey, in the Open Aug. 28, 2016, in Miami. (Alexis Stockford/the Morden Times)

Harness racing in Miami

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,”

Four Barracudas take their mark at the 2016 Summer Swim Championships in Neepawa Aug. 21. (Submitted)

Barracudas, Stingrays and Piranhas cap season

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

The 16U female basketball team brought home bronze after the Power Smart Manitoba Games Aug. 7-13, 2016. (submitted image)

Locals medal at Manitoba Games

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

Dom Liontas (left) blazes past the competition in the last event of the Strong Man Competition in Winkler Aug. 13, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Strong Man returns, Strong Woman cancelled

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

Morgan Reimer of Morden rounds a turn in the high school barrel racing Aug. 13, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Harvest Fest gets western with high school rodeo

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 of Canada wins gold in the trampoline competition during the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network )

MacLennan takes gold medal

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.

Just keep swimming

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

Winners Cory Manning and False Advertising (second from right) head down the home stretch in the Becky Wotan Pace in Miami. The first harness race weekend of the season started wet July 23, 2016, but all 14 races ran the next day. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Soggy start to harness racing in Miami

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 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