Weyburn athletes compete in summer games

The Western Canada Summer Games started this week in Swift Current and Weyburn has three athletes represented on Team Saskatchewan.

Zach Olson played on the Team Sask men’s basketball team. The team lost to Alberta in their first game, but defeated the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and a most notable barn-burner win against Team Manitoba.

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Team Sask was up by one point with about seven seconds left. Manitoba had possession in the front court. On the inbound Olson got a steal and forced Manitoba to foul. Olson sealed the win by sinking both his free throws. Team Sask’s 3-1 record was enough to get them into the gold medal match against a strong Alberta team.

In the gold medal game the boys played point for point, taking the lead a few times, but had a scoring drought in the third quarter where Alberta couldn’t seem to miss. The boys lost in the final to Alberta but came home with a great experience, lots of memories, and a silver medal.

Swimmer Antonius Quist competed in the Special O 100m Backstroke and placed fourth with a time of 2:04. He also placed fourth in the Special O 50m Backstroke on Sunday with a time of 53 seconds. On Monday he competed in the Special O 100m Freestyle and the Special O 50m Freestyle. He placed fifth in the 100 and fourth in the 50m.

Rylan Erb is on the Team Sask men’s Baseball Team. The only other teams competing in baseball are Team Alberta and Team Manitoba so they play both teams once a day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the gold medal match on Saturday.

As of Wednesday, Team Saskatchewan had 21 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 32 bronze medals.