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Borden and District News: Senior athlete brings home six medals

Threshermen prepare of demonstration day Sept. 24.

BORDEN — At the 47th annual Canadian Masters Athletic Championships in Regina July 29 to 31, Hylke Van Der Wal of Radisson captured six medals in the 80-89 age category. He won three golds in 200m, 200m long hurdles, 2000m steeplechase, a silver in long jump and a bronze in 400m.

The Borden Threshermen’s Club were busy on a hot afternoon Aug. 31 bindering and stooking sheaves for their annual threshing day to be held Sept. 24. Driving the JD420 tractor was Stew Walton and manning the levers on the McCormick binder was Ruben Rempel. Stooking were Ruben, Stew and Mel Brooke.

Demonstrations will be held at the site two miles north of Borden starting at 10 a.m., with a parade at noon. There will be demonstrations, plowing and threshing going on throughout the day until 4 p.m. Then it’s off to Borden Community Centre for a roast beef supper starting at 4:30 p.m. with tickets on sale at 4 p.m. in the Friendship Club Room. The museum will be open from 3 to 6 p.m.

Ben Hosegood of Borden plays for the Sask. Five Giants baseball team and Aug. 25 to 28 he was chosen to play on the Saskatchewan team in the 15U Ray Carter Cup in Saskatoon. An ID camp was held June 11-12 in Regina and a top 30 camp in Moose Jaw July 23, where the final selections were made for the two Saskatchewan teams. Ben played third base for his team and one of his highlights was a three-run home run when the team defeated British Columbia 10-4. Saskatchewan played against Quebec in the semifinal with the game tied 0-0 after seven innings. Quebec then had an eighth inning home run to win the game. The Sask. team Ben played for then played Manitoba in the bronze medal game, going on to win 7-2. British Columbia defeated Quebec 4-2 in the gold medal game.