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Photos: Estevan Sharks opened their season with some great performances

Several Sharks teams have been in action
ESTEVAN - It was a busy weekend for Estevan Sharks water polo teams on Oct. 23 and 24.

For the first time in over 18 months, Sharks athletes were involved in competitive action. Members from three of the four age groups saw action in the first weekend of Water Polo Saskatchewan community league play.

The under-15 teams played in Regina on Oct. 23. The Sharks girls dominated their division, winning all five of their games by at least 10 goals. The team roster included Rachel Tober, U13-age players Mahlyn Bomberak and Jennika Linthicum, and Weyburn Hurricanes player Ryan Hoeving. Bombarek netted a tournament-high 32 goals over the five games.

In the boys division, the Sharks played four hard-fought battles against strong teams from Regina and Saskatoon, falling short in all four games. Bennett Walliser led the team, scoring nine goals, while Tyler Gillies and Shiven Sangar were also on the board multiple times.

On Sunday, the Weyburn Hurricanes hosted the first U10 mini and U13 tournaments of the season.

The day started with the U13 atom girls in the water. The girls worked extremely well together, coming up with wins in all four of their games. Every player on the team scored at least three goals during the tournament. Jennika Linthicum was the top scorer in the tournament with nine goals. 

The 10U minis were in the water next. This team consisted primarily of rookies, playing in their first competition ever. It was an exciting afternoon of action for them. Top scorer for the mini Sharks was Jaxon Reinhardt with 10 goals in four games.

Three of the mini players were shared with the Weyburn team, to make roster numbers even. Eli Sclear was one of these players, scoring two goals in his time with the Hurricanes. 

The day in Weyburn wrapped up with 13U boys action. The boys finished with a 1-3 record. All games were very close. The Yunick brothers, Carter and Mason, were top scorers with eight goals each. Hudson Enns, Carter Smelt and rookie Malcolm Sherling also added points. 

Next up for the Sharks is Nov. 7 in Regina, with the 15-plus open players having their first games of the season.