NIAGARA - Athletes from the southeast corner of the province have won medals at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara.
Frances Aceron of Estevan was part of the female basketball team that captured the silver medal. Saskatchewan opened the tournament by going 1-1 in the round robin, winning 61-57 over Quebec but losing 72-60 to Alberta.
The win over Quebec moved Saskatchewan into the quarter-finals, and they won 78-56 over Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan faced Quebec again in the semifinal, and once again won 61-57, rallying from a 48-43 deficit after three quarters.
In the final, Saskatchewan fell 71-60 to Alberta. Saskatchewan did have a 49-48 lead through three quarters.
Carter Beck and Callum Hollinger, both of Carnduff, were on the male baseball team that won bronze. Frederick Kovach of Estevan was a coach for the baseball team.
In the baseball competition, Saskatchewan went 4-2 in the round robin, opening with a 10-0 loss to Ontario, then rattling off four straight wins – 12-3 over Nova Scotia, 13-3 over B.C., 5-4 over Ontario and 15-7 over Nova Scotia – before losing to 10-0 to B.C.
Saskatchewan lost 22-4 to Ontario in the semifinal round, but recovered to win 6-5 over B.C. in the bronze medal game.
Meanwhile, Raegan Walter of Estevan and Raivyn Millions of Oxbow were part of Saskatchewan’s female softball team that finished fourth.
Saskatchewan went 3-1 in the round robin, winning back-to-back 7-0 decisions over Nova Scotia and P.E.I., then losing 3-0 to Manitoba but recovering to beat B.C. 2-0.
Saskatchewan won 8-0 over New Brunswick and 4-3 over Manitoba in the qualification round, but lost 5-4 to Ontario in their final game to be listed as fourth.
Saskatchewan won 10 medals entering competition Sunday, with six silver and four bronze. Seven of the medals have come in wrestling. One came in para-swimming.