Dauphin, Canada

The Parkland Zone Track & Field Championships were held today in Swan River.

Here are some of the results:

Grandview 

Taron Topham - 1st in Varsity Boys 800M, 2nd in Varsity Boys Javelin.

Eric Shingoose - 2nd in Varsity Boys High Jump, 3rd in Long Jump.

Mia Sturridge - 3rd in JV Girls Shotput.

Chance Shingoose - 4th in JV Boys High Jump

Constantine Byok - 2nd in Varsity Boys Discus

Gilbert Plains

Brady McRae - 1st in JV Boys Javelin.

Jordan McKay - 1st in JV Boys 800, 1500, 3000M.

Jordyn Silworsky - 3rd in JV Girls Javelin.

Grace Bonham - 1st in JV Girls Javelin.

Tyrene Crowe - 1st in Varsity Girls Shotput, 3rd in Varsity Girls Discus.

Tenley Ilnisky - 1st in JV Girls Shotput and Discus.

Sam Robak - 1st in Varsity Girls Discus.

Kyler Rubeniuk - 3rd in JV Boys Triple Jump.

Brenna Jubenvill - 3rd in Varsity Girls Shotput.

Brady Grasby - 1st in Varsity Girls High Jump.

Norah Gulak - 3rd in JV Girls 400M

Dauphin

Alex Iwanchysko - 2nd in Varsity Boys 3000M.

Emmalie Thompson - 1st in JV Girls 800M.

Zach Eiffert - 1st in Varsity Boys 100, 200 and 400M.

Mollie Nolan - 1st in Varsity Girls 200M.

Jocelyn Clement - 3rd in Varsity Girls 200M.

Rylee Zalischuk - 1st in JV Girls Triple Jump.

Rueben Houle - 3rd In Varsity Boys Shotput, and 2nd in Discus.

Justin Bull - 3rd in Varsity Boys Discus.

Lane Prokopowich, Mollie Nolan, Megan Zalischuk - 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Varsity Girls Long Jump.

All of the athletes above now advance to the Provincial Championships June 7th-9th in Winnipeg.

The Dauphin Lake Golf Club will be hosting the "Ladies Season Opener" tournament on June 2nd.

The event is open to both members, and the public.

For members, it's $25, and non-members are $50 and the format is an 18-hole texas scramble.

There will also be prizes, and a meal after the round with the tee times set to begin at 10:00 a.m. and registration is 9:30.

"It's a chance to see and experience the Dauphin Lake Golf Club," said Karen Toderian. "And, of course, you get to see how fun the Dauphin ladies are."

To sign up today, you can call the Dauphin Lake Golf Club at 638-9400.

Gilbert Plains Lukas Frykas will never play another high school basketball game, but the 17-year-old is definitely going out near the top.

At the end of the season, he was awarded the Garett Lee Sidor Memorial Scholarship, which is given out by the Manitoba High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

"It's a huge deal, especially being it a Memorial Scholarship," said Frykas. "A lot of people think highly of it, and so do I. It's really exciting, and it feels great."

Although he won the scholarship, Lukas didn't even apply for it. His coach, Simon Chalke at the school nominated him for the award, and well the rest is history.

"It was a really big surprise," said Frykas. "I play at such a small school of only 67 kids, so you can't really expect to be noticed very much, and we didn't even make it to the provincials. It's really quite amazing that other people were looking out for me."

Frykas had a dominating season with the Trojans. He averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds and he led the team in free throw percentage.

The Garret Lee Sidor Memorial Scholarship is worth $750, and now Frykas has to decide what he wants to do.

"I have two options right now," said Frykas. "I'm hoping to go to Royal Military College, but I won't be able to use the scholarship there, so I'll have to turn it down. The other is through the Air Cadet program, and I'll be getting my private pilot license soon. Then I'll try and get my commercial license, and with everything needed it's quite expensive, so I'll definitely use my scholarship for it."

Not only was Lukas the captain of the Trojans basketball team, but he was also the captain of the volleyball team this past season.

"It meant a lot to me," said Frykas. "At one time, I was the person that was really new to the sport and I looked up to the older guys. So to grow under those guys, and then be able to be one of those guys, and a leader this year was really great. I'll never forget it."

He also highly excels in the classroom, maintaining an 89.6% academic average.

The Dauphin Clippers baseball team's quest to be the best in the province won't be easy, but they've given themselves a chance after qualifying for the High School Provincial Championships.

"It's definitely a great feeling," said Don Sheldon, Coach. "Those were some hard fought games. Anytime you get to represent the area at the Provincials, it's a great opportunity."

Heading into the Zone Championships, the Clippers entered as the top seed, and despite the close battles, they persevered.

"I think the pressure was on us for sure," said Sheldon. "I know going in, that it wasn't going to be easy. Everyone was prepared, and the boys made it happen."

Now the Clippers are in full-on preparation mode for the Provincial Championships that start up late next week, and Don is feeling confident.

"We'll perform well, as long as we stay away from errors," he added. "I've thrown nine different pitchers throughout the season, so I expect that to play to our advantage."

Before diving back into game action, the Clippers do get several days off, and that's definitely something that will benefit the team.

"We've had a really heavy schedule," said Sheldon. "We had a stretch where we played 10 games in 15 days which is tough on the boys. But, they performed well, and now we're enjoying a few days off and it's well deserved."

We'll have your full results when the Championships start on May 31st.

The 2018 MJHL Draft is just over a week away, and the Dauphin Kings have Auto-Protected two highly talented young Parkland Rangers.

To start it off, the Kings auto-protected forward Brayden Broome.

He's coming off a good season with the Parkland Rangers, where he put up 14 points in 30 games.

"This year he made the AAA program with the Rangers, and had a good season with them," said Doug Hedley, HC/GM for the Kings. "He's a tall kid with some upend. We feel with some development at the AAA level in Bantam and Midget, he'll be a good fit for our organization down the road."

The second player the Kings auto-protected is Dauphin's Hayden Lacquette. 

The 5 foot 7 defensemen finished this past campaign with five goals and 16 assists in 36 games. He was also chosen to take part in the Manitoba Winter Games.

"He's a very good skilled defender," said Hedley. "He's a guy that can make a good first pass and has a great skillset. We know he can carry the puck up the ice and he's very good offensively. We're looking forward to having him as a part of the organization."

The Draft is set for June 3rd in Winnipeg, and make sure you tune in that day to see whats up with the Kings.

If you`re looking for something to do on Saturday, June 2nd and more specifically June 3rd, you can volunteer for the Manitoba High School Rodeo.

The rodeo is presented by the Gilbert Plains/Grandview Ag Society and is at the Gilbert Plains Fair Grounds.

"We're looking for two volunteers for the Sunday," said Krista Gaber, Rodeo Coordinator. "You can be an adult or a student, and you'll be needed for a few hours to help with timing and such."

"Some kids can get some school credit for helping out," she added. 

You would be required to show up at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to get set up for the events that kick off at 10.

For more information about volunteering at the event, or if you want to sign up today, call Krista at 548-2413, or 648-5688.

A Chore Team Competition will also take place on Saturday at 2, and Krista encourages people to come out with their teams and take part.

Lyndon Zimmer threw an absolute gem, and Dawson Tweet provided all of the offence the team needed, as the Major Pratt Trojans baseball team are off to the MHSAA High School Baseball Provincials.

Zimmer tallied a dozen strikeouts, while Tweet had three RBI as the Trojans beat the Crocus Plains Plainsmen 12-2, earlier this week in the Interzone Championships final.

"Everyones pumped up no doubt about it," said Russell's Tweet. "Lyndon was all over the strike zone obviously and did a great job. Then, our sticks came alive and it all worked out."

En route to driving in three runs, Dawson went 3-5 from the plate.

"I wasn't doing very well early in the game," said Dawson. "I just got my head back in the game, saw pitches, and chose the right ones."

The Trojans will now prepare for the Championships which are May 31st-June 2nd in Plumas and Neepawa.

"I think we should be able to compete," said Tweet. "There's going to be a lot of good games. We need to do everything we can and work hard to score runs. It should be fun for sure."

Major Pratt will join Dauphin as the two Parkland teams in the Provincials.

It's been a great season so far for the Gilbert Plains Trojans Track & Field Team, and they're hoping to continue that today as the Parkland Zone Championships take place in Swan River.

"The athletes here have already been talking about it, and they're feeling confident that they can win it," said Dan Lehman, Coach. "I wouldn't be surprised if 15-16 athletes from our school qualify for the Provincial Championships."

Despite having lots of confidence heading in, Dan doesn't feel the team is being overconfident.

"I wouldn't say their overconfident," said Lehman. "I think the ones who are the most confident have already had success at bigger meets, so I feel the confidence they're feeling is justified. From how they've been preparing this week, they're not taking it lightly at all. They're prepared to take care of business."

The event begins at 11:00 this morning, and we'll have the updates throughout the day is it unfolds.

Here's a look at the local baseball action from Wednesday night.

The Dauphin Brewers couldn't muster any offence, as they lost their first game of the season to Carberry, 3-0.

The Dean Cooley GM Peewees lost 17-10 against Roblin, while the Strilkiwski Contracting Peewees beat Ste. Rose, 16-14 in a tight battle.

Dauphin's Barry Trotz is in his fourth year coaching the Washington Capitals, and every year has ended a lot sooner than expected, but not this year, as he's heading to the Stanley Cup Final.

Trotz and the Capitals advanced to the final with a decisive 4-0 win tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and once again it came on the road where the Caps have been dominant this postseason.

In 10 games away from home ice in the playoffs, Trotz and the Caps have won eight of the games, and three of their wins against the Lightning came in Tampa.

Now the Caps will head to Vegas, to begin their Cup Final against the Golden Knights.

Here's the full schedule:

Game 1 - Monday, May 28th - 7:00 p.m.

Game 2 - Wednesday, May 30th - 7:00 p.m.

Game 3 - Saturday, June 2nd - 7:00 p.m.

Game 4 - Monday, June 4th - 7:00 p.m.

* Game 5 - Thursday, June 7th - 7:00 p.m.

* Game 6 - Sunday, June 10th - 7:00 p.m.

* Game 7 - Wednesday, June 13th - 7:00 p.m.   

It's been quite the senior year for Swan River's David Muller, and it continued at Badminton Provincials earlier this month.

He teamed up with Coral Zamzow to win the Mixed Doubles Gold Medal, to cap off what has been an incredible season for the two.

"It definitely felt really good," said Muller. "I won bronze a couple years ago in basketball, silver this year, but winning that gold and knowing that no one was better than us felt pretty good."

Winning gold capped off a perfect season for the duo, literally. They went 30-0 throughout the course of the short badminton season, which included winning a tournament in Gimli, Zone 8 sectionals, Zone 8 championships, and of course the Provincials.

"We've been playing in the club league here in Swan for the past five years," said Muller. "We've definitely practiced super hard to become the best we can. It takes a lot of work to be the best in the province, and we did everything we could to make sure we would be."

Shortly after the provincials, to no one's surprise, David and Coral were named the "Tire Recycle Athlete's of the Week".

"It was a good feeling to be recognized on a Manitoba scale," he added.

When David takes a look back at his high school athletic career, he definitely has some memories that he won't soon forget.

"I've built so many new friendships, and played with some great people," said Muller. "It's been awesome to bond with new people, and then obviously winning has been nice as well. And, I can't forget about the coaches who've supported me so much, and will continue doing so."

Next up for Muller is Track & Field Zone Championships tomorrow in Swan River, and we'll have the results right here.