Pigskin Bisons to Strut Stuff in East-West Game
FOUR University of Manitoba Bisons football players will show CFL scouts what they're made of next month, when they suit up for the CIS East West game.
Quarterback Jordan Yantz, slotback Nic Demski, tailback Kienan LaFrance and offensive lineman Robert Smith were all invited to the annual game, which serves to showcase the next year's potential draftees.
The four invitees make the Bisons the most-represented of any Canada West team -- the other five schools in the conference are each sending three.
Besides the game, which is slated for May 10, the players will attend a week of practices, clinics and a seven-on-seven passing tournament. They also have a good shot at taking home a little glory, as the West team leads the all-time series 7-4.
Soccer action kicks off
THE WSA Winnipeg soccer club is kicking off its 2014 season this weekend, with an exhibition game on Sunday against the Manitoba All-Stars.
This marks the first season that the World Soccer Academy is fielding a team in the USL's professional development league, and this match-up will pit veteran development players and fresh faces against a squad of Manitoba's top players. The game is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the WSF Indoor Complex. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and admission is $5.
TWO young basketball leaders were lauded for their efforts on the court, as they were named Manitoba's high school athletes of the week.
From Winnipeg, Lindsen Christian's leading scorer Josh Bergmann was named the urban recipient of the weekly honour, after he led the Wings to a Zone 12 championship and racked up 30 points in the final. …