Saskatoon district locations first total at Saskatchewan Summer season Video games
Saskatoon placed first in the medal count at the Saskatchewan Summer Games, which concluded Saturday in Estevan.
The Saskatoon district won 113 medals — 54 gold, 32 silver and 27 bronze. Regina was second with 74 medals (21-31-22).
Saskatoon also finished first in flag points, with 175. Regina was next in line at 157, followed by the host South East district at 150.
By virtue of finishing first in flag points, Saskatoon received the Games’ flag at the closing ceremony.
The Games, a six-day event, attracted 2,000 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff from nine districts. A total of 270 different communities were represented.
“It has been an incredible week,” Brian Smith, co-chair of the Estevan Games, said in a media release. “The weather co-operated, the spirit of competition was high, and the skills exhibited were inspirational.”
A list of Regina medallists from the second half of the Games appears in Local Scene.
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The United States East team, represented by a squad from Delaware, defeated the Regina All-Stars 14-4 in a consolation baseball game Saturday at the Big League World Series in Easley, SC
The Regina team, which won the 2016 Canadian Big League championship, consists of players from the North Regina and Kiwanis Little Leagues.
At the Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine, Latin America (represented by a team from Puerto Rico) defeated a combined North Regina/Kiwanis team 8-0 in opening-day action Sunday.
Regina was to play Europe-Africa (Barcelona, Spain) on Monday.
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Regina Optimist Dolphins swimmers won six individual medals at the Canadian age-group championships in Calgary on the weekend.
Michael McGillivray, competing in the 13-and-under boys division, led the way with three medals. Becky Dean, Lexy King and Breanna Foster had singles.
McGillivray won silver medals in the 1,500m freestyle and the five-kilometer open-water swim and a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle. King won a bronze medal in the 16-18 girls 800m. Foster earned a bronze medal in the 15-year-old girls 5km open-water swim. Dean won bronze in the 14-year-old girls 1,500m freestyle.