Steinbach Regional picked up its first win of the 2023 Winnipeg High School Football League season Thursday at A. D. Penner Park. Mason Funk ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a TD pass as the SRSS defeated Murdock MacKay 42-3. Juddah Wholgemuth set the tone early for the Sabres as had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown. Skylar Chudney had two catches for 28 yards and major. On the defensive side of the ball, Jackson Gamaldo had one sack and a fumble recovery while Niger Reader recorded four tackles and an interception. The Sabres have a 1-1 record and will face the Crocus Plains Plainsmen Friday, September 22nd in Steinbach.
The Winnipeg Jets face the Edmonton Oilers tonight at the 2023 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. The Jets will also take on the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday and the Calgary Flames on Monday. A trio of Winnipeg’s recent first round selects in the NHL Draft; Chaz Lucius (2021), Brad Lambert (2022) and Colby Barlow (2023) are on the Jets Young Stars roster. Free agent invite forward Mark Liwiski of Dauphin is the lone Manitoban on the roster.
Canada Soccer says the women’s team won’t be taking part in the upcoming Pan American Games. The games – which run in Chile this year – start and finish after the FIFA international windows. Canada coach Bev Priestman says she instead hopes to play games in those windows. Women’s soccer was added to the Pan Am schedule in 1999 in Winnipeg and the Canadian women took part in five straight Games before sitting out in 2019 due to the FIFA World Cup.
Kristian Hammerback of Winnipeg recorded 29 points and is in a tie for 23rd place heading into the final round of the Men’s Net Stableford division at the 2023 Canadian All Abilities Championship in Kamloops, British Columbia. The third playing of the national championship is contested as a 36-hole competition and features players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments.
The baseball season in Manitoba has come to an end. Baseball Manitoba executive director Jason Miller will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.