The Steinbach Regional fastpitch and baseball teams had a busy weekend at the Provincial High School Championships.

The Steinbach Regional Sabres fell short when Major Pratt of Russell doubled up on them 6-3 in the quarterfinals. SRSS coach Mandy Thiessen attributes this loss to a few key errors made late in the game, such as allowing runs to come in when they should've been a third out and hitting less at bat.

"Going into the next years we're only going to get stronger," Thiessen said.

The Stonewall Rams claimed victory after they outscored Portage Collegiate 12-8 in the final, ending the Saints' three-year run as provincial champions.

Over at Plumas and Neepawa was the boy's baseball championship. Steinbach Regional fell to Portage Collegiate in a close 5-4 game.

"It's both disappointing and something to be proud of at the same time. When you're so close to winning the whole thing it's a little disappointing when you fall short. Yet when we look back at our season a few days later we know it was a really good season and we achieved more than we expected when the season began," said SRSS coach Clint Brandt. "I'm extremely proud of these guys."

There were three Steinbach Regional Tournament All Stars recognized throughout the weekend, including Austin Friesen and Justin Gudmundson.

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Thursday, January 17th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Louis Riel 45 SRSS 27

WHSHL
SRSS 2 Lord Selkirk 1 (OT)

HTJHL
Red River 4 Steinbach 3
Springfield 8 Mitchell 3

MJHL
Selkirk 6 Wpg Blues 2

NHL
Winnipeg 5 Nashville 1
N.Y. Islanders 4 New Jersey 1
Boston 5 St. Louis 2
N.Y. Rangers 4 Chicago 3
Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 2
Anaheim 3 Minnesota 0
Los Angeles 2 Dallas 1

NBA
Toronto 111 Phoenix 109
Washington 100 New York 101
Philadelphia 120 Indiana 96
Charlotte 114 Sacramento 95
Denver 135 Chicago 105
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, January 18th

MJHL
Steinbach at OCN, 7 p.m.
Portage at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Arborg at St. Malo, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
Lorette at Steinbach, 8 p.m.
St. Adolphe at Grunthal, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Thrashers, 7 p.m.
Norman vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 8 p.m.
Southwest vs Kenora
@ Souris, 8 p.m.
Yellowhead vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 8 p.m.

WWHSHL
SRSS vs Springfield
@ Oakbank, 4 p.m.

WHL
Kootenay at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Montreal at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Memphis at Boston, 6 p.m.
Miami at Detroit, 6 p.m.
San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 9:30 p.m.
Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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