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Area ball teams snag provincial medals

Season winding down
Unity PH Unity U16 Panthers
The U16 girls, as seen in photo here, front row Kaitlyn Nestmann, Kierra Bosch; second row Kiri Myszczyszyn, Emily Smith, Cheyan Thiessen, Briann Thiessen, Kierra Heitt; third row Brooklyn Salewski, Bree Purcell, Dailyn Wagner, Jade Bast, Mel Bosch and back row: Jere Berger, Mark Myszczyszyn, Jeremy Wagner, Clayton Bosch, won the bronze medal game 5-3, vs Shelbrook Parkland Heat.

UNITY - The ball season for a number of area teams ended the weekend of July 23 to 25, when a several competed at respective provincial championships.

On the softball side, a number of teams ranging from divisions of U12 to U16 competed throughout the province.

The U12 Unity Panthers played a tough provincial final against Kindersley at the event in Prince Albert. The lead changed numerous times with Kindersley coming out the victors leaving the team with a provincial silver medal.

Kerrobert U12 players Zoey Eagles, Tommie Schell-Wack and coach Carey Eagles were part of the Kindersley Royals U12 Open girl’s North provincial championship win.

The U14 Unity Panthers competed in Saskatoon at their provincial game and although they had some close games, they were not successful in earning a spot in the playoff pool.

The U14 Macklin Lakers won silver in their provincial division. The team included Kerrobert players Hennessey Mackinnon and Brooklyn Kraft.

The U16 Unity Panthers competed in Regina. The successful completion by the Panthers in the round robin portion of this provincial event put the team into the playoff rounds. However, after a tough morning game the team would be playing in the bronze medal game that day, which they won.

The U16 Kerrobert Kougars captured gold in their Open South White division. The team was made up of players from several west central communities and included Kerrobert’s Tristyn Endicott, Brielle Neumeier and Hayden Severson.

The U19 Unity Panthers provincial event was scheduled for the Aug. 6 weekend in Saskatoon.

On the baseball side, a number of teams ranging from U11 to U15 competed.

The Unity Cardinals hosted the U11 Tier 2 division and while they started strong they were unable to make it into the playoff pool.

The Unity Cardinals U13 competed in the AA Tier 1 division in Meunster. The Cards lost their opening game but bounced back with two wins. However the game needed to guarantee them a spot in the final did not go their way and they were eliminated.

The Macklin Lakers captured gold in the 13U AA Tier 5 Provincial championships winning 12-9 over the Regina Pacers.

The U15 Unity Cardinals competed in the AA Tier 2 division in Saskatoon but after a loss in their last round robin game, were eliminated from playoff contention. Kerrobert player Carson Kraft was part of the provincial semifinalists with the Eston Ramblers.

The U18 Unity Cardinals will play host the AA Tier 1 provincial championship Aug. 13 to 15.

See the Aug. 13 issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald for the complete story on area teams in provincial ball championships.

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