Thursday, 20 July 2017

Regina's Wright captures 1st Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Title in Yorkton

(L-R: Danny Klughart (3rd), Tyler Wright (Champion), Cory Selander (2nd)
**Photo from @absgolf on Twitter 

Regina's Tyler Wright has won his 1st ever Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Championship.

The 38 year old hung on for the victory after firing a final round of 4 over 76 to finish the tournament at 2-under par, 1 shot better than Yorkton product Matt Procyshen, Unity's Justin Wood and the Prince Albert duo of Cory Selander and Danny Klughart.

A playoff would be need to determine the 2nd to 5th place finishers and they went in the order of Selander, Klughart, Procyshen and Wood.

Melville's Mitchell Matichuk tied for the round of day shooting a 4 under par 68 to finish in 7th place at +4.

Other local products involved include: Kade Johnson (Yorkton) fired 2 over 74 to finish at +11 in 13th place while Kipling's Carson Harcourt finished at +14 in 17th place.

Wright, Selander and Klughart will now comprise of Team Saskatchewan for the 2017 Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championships happening Aug. 7th-10th in Mississauga, Ontario while Procyshen, Wood, Matichuk, Jehremy Ryde, and Marc Sweeney also qualified for the championship from their placing

I caught up with Wright after capturing the 2017 title

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Day 3 Recap of 106th Sask. Mens Amateur Golf Championships in Yorkton

Round 3 of the 106th annual Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championships wrapped up on Wednesday at the Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. 
Regina's Tyler Wright continues to lead but this time by only 1 shot after he shot 3rd round of 1 under 71 to sit at -6, 1 shot ahead Unity's Justin Wood who fired the round of the day, a 7 under 65 to sit at -5. 
Prince Albert's Danny Klughart shot a 3 under 69 on Wednesday to sit just 3 shots off the pace.
Yorkton's Matt Procyshen still in the mix after a Even par 72, to sit in a tie for 5th at +2. 
The fourth and final round of the championship will go on Thursday. 

Local Round 3 Results
Kade Johnson (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: Even Par 72
Overall Score: +9
Placing: T12th

Mitchell Matichuk (Melville)
RD 3 Score: 1 under par 71
Overall Score: +8
Placing: T10th

Matt Procyshen (Yorkton-born)
RD 3 Score:  Even Par 72
Overall Score: +2
Placing: T4

Todd Thorsness (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 8 over par 80
Overall Score: +21
Placing: Missed Cut
Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 5 over par 77
Overall Score: +20
Placing: Missed Cut  

Paul Keys (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 5 over par 77
Overall Score: +12
Placing: Disqualified

Chris Burton (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score:  2 over par 74
Overall Score: +18
Placing: Missed Cut

Carson Harcourt (Kipling)
RD 3 Score: 2 over par 74
Overall Score: +9
Placing: T12th

Bill Lummerding (Melville)
RD 3 Score:  9 over par 81
Overall Score: +43
Placing:  Missed Cut 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Cardinals win; Mils lose on July 16th WMBL Recap

The Yorkton Cardinals scored four runs on 13 hits to blank the Edmonton Prospects 4-0. The visiting Prospects managed just two hits in the game. The win improved the Cards record to 10-26 while Edmonton dropped back to .500 at 18-18.
Bryce Mulcahy, who picked up his second win of the year, threw six innings of shutout ball. He allowed three hits and two walks but struck out an impressive 12 Edmonton hitters. Derek Marshall and Tyler McDonald mopped up for the Cardinals. In total the Yorkton pitchers fanned 15 Prospect batters.
Kevin Connolly the senior from Creighton University had three hits and a RBI for the Cardinals. Chance Wheatley had a double and his second home run of the year. He also added three RBI.
The Cardinals next game will be on Tuesday night when they host the Okotoks Dawgs at Jubilee Park.


The Regina Red Sox continued their dominance of the Melville Millionaires winning for the sixth time in seven matchups this season. On Sunday, the Sox defeated the Millionaires 8-3 on a sunny afternoon at Currie Field.
Mason Furlong started for the Money Men and pitched a solid five innings. He allowed three runs on five hits and five walks. Keaton Sullivan came on in relief and was tagged with the loss.
Dalton England made his seventh start of the season for the Red Sox. The senior from North Dakota State pitched well as he lasted 6.1 innings.
458 fans watched on as the Red Sox win their 23rd win of the year while Melville’s loss took their record to 11-25.

The Mils will be back on the field on Monday when they host the Edmonton Prospects at Pirie Field.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

106th Sask. Men's Amateur Golf Championships kick off on Monday in Yorkton

Yorkton, SK: The Access Communications 106th SK Amateur Men's Championship will began tomorrow at 7:00 am with 42 competitors (including U19 Junior Men) vying for the Championship. 

Justin Wood, reigning champion, is back to defend his title. Tyler Wright, qualified for Team SK.on the Mid-Amateur Men's Team, while Kade Johnson and Roman Timmerman, two of our Canada Games participants along with Stephen Oleskiwi, our Junior Team that will compete at the CDN. Junior Nationals in Kingston Ontario at the  Cataraqui Golf & Country Club. 

 The players are being tested at just over 6300 yards at Deer Park. The golfers are chasing the 3 team spots, an alternate and 4 quota spots for Nationals that will take place at
the Toronto Golf Club and Islington Golf Club in Mississauga Ontario August 7th-10th.
Tee Time Hole Players
7:00 AM 1 Klughart, Danny, Wood, Justin, Johnson, Kade 
7:10 AM 1 Matichuk, Mitchell, Wright, Tyler, Timmerman, Roman 
7:20 AM 1 Ryde, Jehremy, Oleskiw, Stephen, Courtney, Liam 
7:30 AM 1 Ferguson, Robert, Procyshen, Matt, Bearchell, Leighton 
7:40 AM 1 Harcourt, Carson, O'Hara, Sean, Campbell, Ty 
7:50 AM 1 Zawislak, Cole, Sweeney, Marc, Flegel, Mike 
8:00 AM 1 Schoettler, Adam, Selander, Cory, Knoop, Chris 
8:10 AM 1 Pasitney, Jeremie, Kocur, Drew, Sawchuk, Cory 
8:20 AM 1 Wiebe, Kyle, Burton, Chris, Pasitney, Jerrid 
8:30 AM 1 Houk, Kristian, Fifi, Travis, Thorsness, Todd 
8:40 AM 1 Garthus, Zac, Pasitney, Justin, Keys, Paul 
8:50 AM 1 Czuy, Darryl, O'Hara, Rod, Blakely, Brett 
9:00 AM 1 Devlin, Nathan, Wiens, Teddy, Gilewich, Ryan 
9:10 AM 1 Shore, Christopher, Lummerding, Bill, Nielsen, Eric

(Golf Sask) 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Henley's strong outing leads Melville to 5th straight victory

The Melville Millionaires scored three runs in the first inning on route to a 7-2 win over the Moose Jaw Miller Express. 
This is an important series for both teams as Melville is chasing Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.  After tonight’s action Moose Jaw holds down fourth place with a 16-18 record. With the win, Melville has now won five straight games and improved to 11-22 
Cole Warken had two of Moose Jaw five hits on the night. 
Austin Stokes, Melville’s lead-off hitter, had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Mason Furlong and Keaton Sullivan also chipped in with a pair of hits each. 
Tanner Emes was the Moose Jaw starter, he lasted six innings after allowing four runs on six hits. Zach McDonald and Mitchell Price came on in relief. 

Melville starter Cole Henley (pictured above) made his second WMBL start and it was a dandy. The sophomore from Barton Community College pitched eight complete innings giving up two runs on four hits.  He also had a walk and six strikeouts.  Henley gave way to Thomas Halcomb who got the final three outs for the Millionaire victory.

Other Thursday Results:

Swift Current 57's 22 @ Edmonton Prospects 4
Regina Red Sox 2 @ Weyburn Beavers 4
Brooks Bombers 15 @ Lethbridge Bulls 10
Okotoks Dawgs 12 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 5


Swan River's Ferland re-signs with the Calgary Flames (NHL)

The Calgary Flames and forward Micheal Ferland have agreed to a two-year contract.
The club announced the signing on Thursday.
The deal has an annual average value of $US1.75 million and keeps the 25-year-old Ferland, who was a restricted free agent, with the Flames through the 2018-19 season.
Ferland played 76 games with Calgary last season and produced career highs in goals (15) and points (25).
The Swan River product has spent his entire career with the Flames after they selected him 133rd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Mils win 4th straight in July 12th WMBL Round-Up

Melville 5 at Weyburn 3
Melville used a four run ninth inning to slide past the Weyburn Beavers 5-3 at Tom Laing Park. The Money Men have now won four straight games running their record to 10-22. It was the first loss in five games for the Beavers who dipped to 19-15 on the season.
Brody Curry started for the Millionaires and pitched seven complete innings. James Batton came out of the bullpen to pick up the win for the Millionaires. Mason Furlong came on in the ninth and earned the save.
Carson Perkins started for the Beavers and tossed six innings before handing the ball to the bullpen.  Cody Pamperin was hit for the loss after surrendering four runs in the top of the ninth.
Keaton Sullivan had two hits to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He also scored two runs for Melville.  
Weyburn shortstop Luis Jimenez had two hits including a homer and a RBI for the Beavers. Jimenez now has nine hits including two home runs in his last four games.

The Mils will go right back at it on Thursday hosting the Moose Jaw Miller Express at Pirie Field (7:05)

Yorkton 2 at Regina 12
The Yorkton Cardinals opened the scoring in the second inning to take an early one run lead. Regina countered with 12 unanswered runs before Yorkton added a final run in the ninth. The 12-2 loss dropped Yorkton to 9-24 and extended their winless streak to four games.
Yorkton starter Kyle Stevenson had a rough evening as the Red Sox batters tagged him for seven runs on nine hits and two walks. Derek Marshall and Zachary Sharp came out of the Cardinal bullpen to finish the game.
Jake Waters got the start for the Regina Red Sox and had a very good outing. Waters only allowed one run on six hits and three walks, as well as six strikeouts. Kendal Daniels was summoned from the Red Sox bullpen to pitch the next two innings. The local product shut down the Yorkton hitters before turning the game over to Chase Boone and Justin Magstadt.
Jackson Soto, Parker Smejkal and Jake Davidson all had two hits in the game for Yorkton.
Jordan Schulz and Aden Campbell both had doubles and home runs in the game. The homers came in the eighth inning to supply insurance runs for the Sox.   
Regina and Swift Current are tied for first in the Eastern Division with identical 21-11 records.

Cardinals will welcome the Red Sox to Jubilee Park on Friday night at 7:05

Other Wednesday Results:

Lethbridge 9 at Medicine Hat 11Okotoks 14 at Brooks 8
Swift Current 4 at Fort McMurray 2