Phase One of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current came to a close Tuesday, with Saskatchewan counting 81 medals to its name at the halfway mark of the games.
After a full morning of competition that saw 27 medals added to the tally, the 167 athletes who marched in for the opening ceremonies on Aug. 9 returned home, and the 178 athletes who are set to compete during Phase Two arrived in Swift Current along with their coaches and managers. Phase Two will see athletics, baseball, tennis, indoor volleyball, rowing, diving, triathlon and wrestling athletes compete for the podium before the closing ceremony on Aug. 18. Wednesday was a light day of competition for Team Sask, with baseball, tennis and indoor volleyball beginning their round robin play and the other sports gearing up for a Thursday start.
As of Tuesday, the medal count for Team Sask was 21 gold, 28 silver and 32 bronze.
Some highlights of day four:
Men’s basketball: Saskatchewan faced off against Alberta in Tuesday’s gold medal game, coming out with a silver medal (90-70).
Women’s basketball: Saskatchewan women's undefeated streak came to an end Tuesday in the gold medal match against Alberta, which saw Team Sask take home silver (80-48).
Men’s soccer: The men’s team played their last game against Yukon (5-2), winning the bronze medal.
Women’s soccer: Team Sask came out for a strong win against Yukon, which earned the squad a bronze medal.
Men’s softball: Saskatchewan’s U16 team took home silver medals after their tight 3-2 matchup against Alberta, while the U19 Team earned bronze.
Women’s softball: After defeating Alberta in the 10th inning during their first game on Tuesday, Saskatchewan women earned silver overall against Manitoba.