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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:42

Dauphin's Desroches off playing college volleyball

Thanks to her incredible high school career on the volleyball court, Dauphin's Renee Desroches is off in Winnipeg playing volleyball for Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

"I had great coaching, great teammates, and my family was super supportive," said Desroches. "I grew up playing sports throughout my life because of my brothers, so it all just really connected well."

Renee's high school achievements include:

Grade 8 - Female Athlete of the Year at MMS

Grade 9-12 - Female Athlete of the Year at DRCSS

Grade 12 - Manitoba High School Athletic Association AAA Female Athlete of the Year (2017)

Grade 12 - Volleyball Manitoba AAA Graduating All-Star Award

Renee was also named to the AAA Volleyball Provincials, All-Star Team in Grade 11 and 12.

"Through high school, you play with the same players, so that's good because you get a lot of chemistry with a set group," said Desroches. "I have played with other people as well, so I'm really looking forward to making new connections with other players, and making new relationships and just being part of a new team."

CMU play in the Manitoba Collegiate Athletic Conference, and last year finished in second place in the conference with a 16-4 record, just one game behind the 17-3 Providence University College Pilots.

"We've only had a couple practices so far, but they've been amazing," said Desroches. "The girls are so nice, the coaching is great, and I'm just really getting into it. I'm getting really excited.

Desroches and the rest of the CMU women's volleyball team will kick off their preseason schedule when they travel to Edmonton in a couple of weeks. CMU has their home opener on November 4.

"I'm really looking forward to Edmonton because that will be really fun," said Desroches. "And of course the home opener, that's going to be great."

The team opens up their regular season against last years regular season Champions-Providence University College Pilots on October 27.

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Local golfers getting ready for Provincial Championships on Friday!

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:29
Local golfers getting ready for Provincial Championships on Friday!

Some of the best golfers in Manitoba between the grades of nine and 12 will be in Gilbert Plains tomorrow to take part in the Manitoba High School Athletic Association Golf Provincial Championships that will be held at the Gilbert Plains Country Club.

PLAYER REVEAL: Ron Lemieux

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:00
PLAYER REVEAL: Ron Lemieux

With just two days left until the Dauphin Kings Alumni Game, it's time to reveal another player, and that player is Ron Lemieux.

Bombers release Thorpe

Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:09
Bombers release Thorpe

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a change to their roster by releasing international receiver TJ Thorpe.

Pick up your Dauphin Kings Home Opener tickets today!

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:37
Pick up your Dauphin Kings Home Opener tickets today!

Some of the Dauphin Kings will be at Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy this afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. selling tickets to the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Kings Home Opener this Saturday at Credit Union Place.