Three Zone 4 student/athletes were front and centre Thursday in Winnipeg as the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association presented basketball and hockey scholarships.



Bailey Grantham of Portage Collegiate Institute received both the Sami Jo Small Award sponsored by the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame & Museum which is worth $1,000 and the Alexander Josephson Memorial Scholarship worth $2,000.

“I thought I was just up for one so getting the second one was a very big surprise,” said Grantham. “I'm pleased that I have it and that all my hard work paid off.”

Grantham, who recorded 31 goals and 50 points in 22 regular season games with the PCI Saints, was named a Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League All-Star this past season.

The Saints captain said playing high school hockey was a memorable experience.

“You can still have a social life. You can still work and play other sports. It really made a difference, four years of it. It made it so enjoyable.”

Grantham will attend the University of Manitoba this fall and plans to enrol in the Faculty of Science.



Rylan Metcalf
of Carman Collegiate was the recipient of the Garett Lee Sidor Memorial Basketball Scholarship which was presented for the first time.

Sidor was a student/athlete at Windor Park Collegiate in Winnipeg. He passed away in May of 2007 just a couple of month after the Royals won the Provincial “AAA” High School Varsity Boys Basketball Championship. Friends and family have come together to put a $750 scholarship in his name to be awarded to a male basketball player each year.

Metcalf helped the Cougars win the Provincial “AA” Championship this past March and was named to the tournament All-Star team.

“It's a huge honour and it means a lot,” said Metcalf shortly after he received the scholarship. “It made me pretty proud of myself.”

Metcalf, who is weighing his post-secondary school options, added that he thoroughly enjoyed his high school basketball career.

“It was super fun and our team, we got better and better. We really played like a team from grade 9 to grade 12 and it showed. It was really fun.”


Finley Wheeler
of Morden Collegiate took home the Winnipeg Jets Alumni & Friends Scholarship worth $1,000.

“It's quite a big honour,” said Wheeler. “I feel proud of myself. I'm very thankful for everybody that's helped me get to this point.”

The Morden Thunder were Zone 4 High School Hockey League champions for the third straight season and Wheeler played on all three teams.

“Three championships, obviously that's awesome but being around that group of guys, that's really what it's about, that comradeship. That's what this high school league offers. An opportunity for guys to play hockey together, to make friends for life, and I feel like that's a unique opportunity - one that I'll cherish forever.”

Wheeler will graduate from Morden Collegiate next month and his plans are to attend the University of British Columbia and pursue a degree in engineering.

“Things are coming to an end here,” said Wheeler. “And yet things are also just beginning so it's exciting for sure.”

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Wednesday, August 23rd

Winnipeg Women's Soccer League
2nd Division
SC Hurricanes vs California Raisins
@ Winkler, 7 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Sioux City at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Oakland at Baltimore, 2:05 p.m. 
New York at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. 
Boston at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. 
Minnesota at Chicago, 7:10 p.m. 
Texas at Los Angeles, 9:08 p.m. 
National League
Milwaukee at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. 
Miami at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. 
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. 
Chicago at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. 
Arizona at New York, 6:10 p.m. 
San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Interleague
Seattle at Atlanta, 6:35 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 7:10 p.m. 
Colorado at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22nd

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 4 Sioux City 3

Major League Baseball
American League
Tampa Bay 6 Toronto 5
Oakland 6 Baltimore 4
New York 13 Detroit 4
Boston 9 Cleveland 1
Minnesota 4 Chicago 1
Los Angeles 10 Texas 1
National League
Los Angeles 8 Pittsburgh 5
Chicago 13 Cincinnati 9
Arizona 7 New York 4
San Diego 12 St. Louis 4
Milwaukee 4 San Francisco 3
1st game: Miami 12 Philadelphia 8
2nd game: Miami 7 Philadelphia 4
Interleague
Atlanta 4 Seattle 0
Washington 4 Houston 3
Kansas City 3 Colorado 2

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