It’s a busy weekend of sports in the Wheat City.
The Sportsplex will be hopping all weekend with the annual Brandon Open racquetball tournament and the Brandon Bluefins Fall Invitational swim meet, running all day today and wrapping up with Sunday morning’s finals. A total of 115 swimmers from seven different clubs are scheduled to take to the Sportsplex pool this weekend, while 30 racquetball players from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota are hitting the courts, including Winnipeg’s Jen Saunders — the No.1-ranked player in the country.
In other action, 60 high school volleyball teams from across the province are taking part in Neelin’s annual Spartan Dig tournament that began Friday and continues all day today with games at Neelin, Vincent Massey, Crocus Plains, Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, Earl Oxford and New Era schools. The tournament concludes with the varsity boys’ championship match at Crocus Plains at 5 p.m., with the varsity girls’ final slated for BU’s Henry Champ gymnasium at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, it’s opening weekend for Brandon University Bobcats basketball and Assiniboine Community College volleyball, with the BU teams battling the UBC Thunderbirds today at the Healthy Living Centre at 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men).
The ACC Cougars volleyball squads open their Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference season today against the Red River Rebels at the ACC gymnasium. Women’s action is slated for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with men’s matches at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
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