Gideon Nadlersmith of Boissevain and Kate Mazur of Erickson won Westman’s first medals Monday at the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games in Winkler and Morden.
Nadlersmith won a silver medal in cross-country skiing, completing the peewee male 2.5-kilometre classic interval start race in a time of 10 minutes, 57 seconds. Meanwhile, Mazur raced to a bronze medal in the peewee female 2.5km classic cross-country event in 14:03.
Imogen Nadlersmith of Boissevain finished fifth in the female peewee race in a time of 14:39, while Neepawa’s Josh Enns was 24th in the male peewee race in a time of 17:46.
Meanwhile, Eveline Juce of Hamiota just missed a medal with a fourth-place finish in the juvenile female 7.5km classic interval start cross-country ski race, completing the course in a time of 35:17. In other cross-country skiing, Westman’s Zac Enns of Neepawa was 11th in the midget male 5km classic interval start in a time of 28:28.7.
In other Westman action yesterday, it was:
A tough 9-8 loss to Eastman and a 3-0 shutout at the hands of Winnipeg Gold left Westman’s bantam male hockey team with a 1-2 record entering today’s playoff round. Kolby Chen of Deloraine scored three goals and assisted on another in Westman’s battle with Eastman. Brian Harris of Wawanesa, Cole Kirkup of Souris, McCullough Park of Deloraine and Brandon’s Sam Huston each scored once.
Westman’s junior girls and boys teams bounced back from 0-2 starts on Monday. After falling 10-4 to Winnipeg Gold and 6-2 to Team Central, Westman’s female foursome rallied to hammer NorMan 9-2 in last night’s draw at the Winkler Curling Club. Meanwhile, Westman’s male team also started the day 0-2 after a tough 7-6 loss to Central and 6-3 setback to Winnipeg Gold, but responded with a 5-2 victory over NorMan last night.
Westman’s girls dropped both of their games Monday, falling 9-6 to NorMan and 7-1 to Central. Kaolin Sigurdson of Brandon scored twice in the NorMan game, while Kate O’Rourke of Brandon and Shaelyn Gustafson of Brandon both had a goal and an assist. O’Rourke also had Westman’s lone goal in the loss to Central.
Gymnastics gets underway today, with more hockey, ringette, curling and cross-country skiing on tap as well.
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