Once again, there was a great turn-out for the annual 2019 Little Current Lion’s Club’s Haweater Weekend’s Haw Run! Amazingly there were 97 runners in total! In the 10K 1st place was Lindsay Moreau Verlaan with a time of 42:34, second was Jesse MacNevin and third was Little Current’s own Nick Chapman. In the 5K event was Gordie Chown in first with a time of 22:10, second was Matt Hunter and third was Tom Chown.
Over on the slo-pitch fields, 16 teams were narrowed down to three. One Swift Strike of Sudbury took the A division with the team of Alex Gagnon, Megan Urquhart, Ryan Barbeau, Todd Timony, Drew Duke, Chris Duke, Joey Hamelin, Jenna Lantaigne, Amy Young, Marcie Tellier, Anna Duke and Jessica Bourgeois.
The B Division was won by the Whatever Team of Brian Graham, Chris Byerley, Amber Appleby (baby Emmett Appleby) Dan Wawia, Jonathan Clarke, Scott Coneybeare, Tim Johnston, Ashley Charlebois, Melissa Hodder, Brenda-Lee Beausoleil, Caroline Morin and Danielle St Amour.
The mostly-Island team of Gunning and Running were named the C Division winners. They are Logan Bayer, Jeremie Foucault, Tyler Rydall, Tony Fey, Steve Rydall, Lindsay Bender, Kelsey Bender, Leah Foucault, Jerrika Rydall, Samantha Fey and Kelly Bayer.
Dan and Tracey Esposto volunteer each year to host the beach volleyball tournament at Low Island Park. This year the Bond team won, beating the Strawberry Island Sixers in the finals. In third place was the Flying Finns of White’s Point.
The Espostos commented on the caliber of play seen on the court this year and the big crowds that came to watch.
Local fastball players nearly get gold!
The Canadian Native Fastball Championships held in Winnipeg this year and two local players made it all the way to the silver medal podium this past weekend. Congratulations to Wiikwemkoong’s Lyle Baibomcowai and Jordan Bennett from Sagamok who played for the all-star team called, Ontario Smoke.
The pair and their side had an amazing run in this annual contest but needed straight wins on Sunday to seal the deal for the Smoke. All in all the guys came away with $7,500! Way to go, Lyle and Jordan!
Manitoulin Men’s Fastball!
A great summer season has finished up another exciting Manitoulin Men’s Fastball season. With the regular season in the bag, here are the final standings. In the top spot with home-field advantage are the Wiikwemkoong Lumberjacks with only two losses for an impressive 12 and 2 record! The Aundek Omni Kaning Raiders were in second with also a strong record with a 10 and 4 tally! The Mindemoya Brewers were close behind in third with a 9 and 5 marking. Wiikwemkoong’s Sons of Pitches were only slightly in fourth spot with one less win with an eight and six mark.
A good sport is good for sports.