There has always been plenty of great basketball talent in Dauphin over the years and that talent continues to travel throughout the province to show off their game.
The Dauphin Hawks Basketball Club has been around for a few years now and this year, there are four teams. On the boys' side, there is a 14U, 16U, and 18U team while there is also a 15U girls' team.
In their most recent action, all Hawks teams made their way to Brandon for a tournament and it was a weekend to remember for many. Starting with the 16U boys' team, they finished the event by winning two of their four games as they won a bronze medal in their division.
John Marshall is the President of the Club and he says they are really taking things to the next level in all age groups.
"We have developed greatly, our competitiveness is much more developed," said Marshall. "We know that we're going to play against some very strong teams from Brandon, Yorkton, and Winnipeg and we're competing with them. You can see each game that players are developing and that's the most important thing."
It was also an extremely special weekend for the 15U girls as they made program history. With a short bench of three players, everyone contributed to battle through plenty of adversity and the team ultimately finished in third place. This year is the second for the Hawks female program and they won their first two games in program history. Marshall says he and so many others are incredibly proud of the team.
"You can see that the girls are playing with so much confidence and their skills have grown so much," offered Marshall. "We're very proud of those girls and coaches as well, it is so deserved."
In some other action, the U14 boys played in a higher age class and showed plenty of improvement throughout the weekend.