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Local roundup: Box lacrosse nationals, women’s soccer, baseball and more

Local roundup: Box lacrosse nationals, women’s soccer, baseball and more

The 2023 Box Lacrosse National Championships wrapped up on the weekend in Regina.

Published Aug 21, 2023  •  2 minute read

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Team Quebec Boys U15 player Alex Morrissette shoots the ball against Team Manitobaduring the 2023 Box Lacrosse National Championships at the Cooperators Centre on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 in Regina. Photo by KAYLE NEIS /Regina Leader-Post

Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals 

The 2023 Minor Box Lacrosse National Championships wrapped up over the weekend in Regina with more than 1,200 athletes on 44 teams taking part. 

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There were seven national titles up for grabs with the male and female trophies in the U13, U15 and U17 divisions, plus a female championship in the U22 division. 

Saskatchewan’s U13 boys finished with a bronze medal after defeating Nova Scotia 6-5 to close out the tournament. Meanwhile, the U13 girls went 2-1-0 in exhibition games against Nova Scotia, before putting together an 0-2-1 record in the round robin. The girls then lost to Nova Scotia 2-1 in the third-place game in the first-ever national U13 female festival.

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In other divisions, Team Saskatchewan’s U15 boys compiled 3-4-1 record, while the U15 girls were 0-7. The U17 boys finished 2-4-0, while the U17 girls were 3-4-1. Saskatchewan did not have a team in the female U22 division.

Regina Cougars soccer 

The University of Regina Cougars women’s soccer team is set to get the 2023 Canada West conference schedule underway this weekend. 

After putting together a 3-1-2 record in exhibition play, the Cougars will open things up on the road this weekend with a game against MacEwan University on Friday, followed by a match with the University of Alberta Pandas on Saturday. 

The Cougars will play their first home game on Sept. 9 against the University of Winnipeg. 

Baseball championships 

The 18U AAA Regina Wolfpack won gold at the 2023 Western Canadian Championships after beating South Central 8-5 in the final. 

Karter Scott had four RBIs on home run in the sixth and a sacrifice fly in the seventh, to help lead the Wolfpack to the title in Winnipeg.  

Meanwhile, Team Saskatchewan’s 14U girls’ team won the bronze medal at the Western Canada Championships on the weekend with a 12-9 win over Manitoba in the third-place game, while the Sask Five Giants won the silver medal at the 13U AAA Western Canada Championships. 

Rowing coach 

Regina’s John Wetzstein will serve as a coach for Team Canada at the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Serbia next month. 

The even, which begins Sept. 3, will serve as a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.   

Local rugby 

In senior men’s rugby, the Campion Grads got by the Regina Highlanders 36-29 while the Regina Rogues beat the Regina Condors 40-14. 

tshire@postmedia.com

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