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Sask. wraps up opening weekend at Scotties

Saskatchewan is 2-and-1 after two days of play at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. 

Stefanie Lawton's rink started their tournament with an 8-6 win over Ontario on Saturday.

They lost in the morning draw Sunday 5-4 after Chelsea Carey's Manitoba rink stole two in the tenth end.

Saskatchewan then rounded out the weekend in dramatic fashion in the afternoon draw. Down two to the Alberta rink skipped by Val Sweeting, Lawton took two in the ninth end and then stole two more in the tenth to cap an 8-6 win.  

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Humboldt's Lyndon Rush driving for bobsleigh gold

From Humboldt to Sochi, a Saskatchewan man is competing in his second Olympic games.

Lyndon Rush fell into bobsledding as his football career with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies was wrapping up. 

A recruiter contacted his coach asking if there were any athletes that had the right size or build.

"I decided to give it a try and I really liked it," the 33-year-old said in an interview with News Talk.

Rush said he never pictured himself as a bobsledder, but the sport has been his full-time job since 2009.

Regina punter Jon Ryan celebrates Super Bowl win

Sunday night’s NFL championship saw the Seattle Seahawks win the first Super Bowl in franchise history, and it also brought another first for a punter from Regina.

Torrid back nine propels DeLaet to second straight tie for second

Graham DeLaet's torrid start to 2014 continued at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

DeLaet finished the tournament 15-under par leaving him in a tie for second for the second week in a row. 

Steve Laycock rink wins Sasktel Tankyard

Saskatchewan will have new representation at this years Tim Horton's Brier.

Steve Laycock and his team from Saskatoon defeated Brock Virtue's Regina based team 7-6 on Sunday afternoon to take the Sasktel Tankyard in Shanavon. 

The match-up was actually the third time the teams met at the provincial championship with Laycock taking first one to win the “A” side, while Virtue ended up winning one-two page playoff game to advance to the final.

Laycock made it to the final by beating the Hartung rink 8-6 in the semi-final earlier on Sunday. 

All nerves for Ryan clan as Jon Ryan heads into the Super Bowl

It’s been a wild few days for Barb Ryan and her family. But just moments before the Super Bowl began, she was a bundle of nerves.

“So nervous,” she said. “The whole families got butterflies like you wouldn’t believe.”

Ryan’s son Jon is the first football player from Saskatchewan to ever play in the Super Bowl. He grew up in Regina and played for the University of Regina Rams as a kicker and receiver. But now he’s punting for the Seattle Seahawks and taking on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos for football glory.

Blades give up nine PPs, lost 4-1 to the Wheat Kings

The Saskatoon Blades couldn’t stay out of the penalty box, falling to the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-1 on Saturday night.

Similar to the game in Regina on Friday, the Blades managed to hold their opponents scoreless through 20 minutes. The Wheaties broke the deadlock 90 seconds into the second period as Rihards Bukarts potted his 20th goal of the season and fourth powerplay goal.

The Blades took nine minor penalties in the game, leaving little chance for offence. Eric Roy shot one past Troy Trombley at 13:48 in the second, again on the powerplay.

Students and world class athletes meet at KofC Indoor Games

Young aspiring Olympians and running enthusiasts packed into the Saskatoon Field House at the University of Saskatchewan this weekend for the 49th annual Knights of Columbus (KoC) Indoor Games.

More than 2,500 elementary students took turns running relays around the oval.

They were joined by 200 athletes who sprinted, hurtled shot put balls and leaped over the high jumps and hurdles in the all things track and field meet.

The event is held every year in January or February.

Pats blank Blades 6-0

Following a 10-6 loss to Prince George on Wednesday, the Saskatoon Blades were in Regina Friday trying to right the ship.

However, the Pats had a different idea, as they blanked the Blades 6-0 at the Brandt Centre.

A scoreless first period put the Blades in good shape, despite being outshot 15-7. But the Pats would surge in the second period.

Chandler Stephenson opened the scoring midway through the middle frame, potting his 22nd of the season.

Dressler fans looking for NFL merch with his name; not getting it

It hasn’t taken very long for fans of Weston Dressler to inquire about getting a jersey of his new team.

The Riders announced on Thursday they had released Dressler to give him the opportunity to sign with an NFL team. That team is reported to be the Kansas City Chiefs.

Within a day, Jersey City in Regina’s Northgate Mall had nearly a dozen people calling or coming in to see if they could either get a Riders Dressler jersey or even one from the Chiefs.

Store employee Jenna Schaffer said it’s rare for customers to ask about Kansas City merchandise.

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