It's day one of the Provincial A, AA and AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships. Pointe des Chenes is at the A boy's championship in Elm Creek. The A girls championship is in Gretna. Elm Creek, Treherne, and Alonsa/McCreary are at the A boys event. Warren Collegiate is at the AA girl's event and William Morton Collegiate of Gladstone, Carberry and Rosenort are at the AA boys event, both in the Pas.
The Sturgeon Heights Huskies will meet Winnipeg's Vincent Massey Trojans in the Provincial AAAA High School varsity girls' volleyball final Monday at the University of Manitoba's Investors Group Athletic Centre in Winnipeg. The Huskies defeated Brandon's Vincent Massey Vikings 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20 while the Trojans swept the Lord Selkirk Royals 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 in the semifinals. Steinbach Regional will face the Vincent Massey Trojans and Lord Selkirk will take on the St. Paul's Crusaders in the boy's semifinals tonight at IGAC.
Brendan Bottem and Isaac Rentmeester scored two goals each as the Niverville Nighthawks defeated the Winnipeg Freeze 7-4. Hayden Wheddon, Desmond Johnson and Bryce Warkentine also scored for the Nighthawks who recorded five wins and four losses during the month of November. Niverville (13-10-0-1) is in fourth place in the MJHL East Division standings. The Nighthawks are 10 points back of the Portage Terriers and Winkler Flyers who share second place and eight points ahead of the fifth place Winnipeg Blues.
Brett Brooks had a goal and two assists as the Portage Islanders defeated the Red River Wild 4-3 at Stride Place. Landon Thomson, Robbie Moar and Doug Lawrence also scored for the Islanders who have won six straight games to open the 2022-23 SEMHL season. Jonah Wasylak had a pair of goals for Red River while Nathan Ayotte had the other. Portage lead 2-1 after the first period and 4-1 after 40 minutes.
Canada will play its final match at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at 9 a.m. against Morocco. Canada lost its previous two Group Stage matches by scores of 1-0 to Belgium and 4-1 to Croatia. John Herdman says he wants to remain coach of Canada's national men's team through the 2026 World Cup in North America after leading the nation to its return to soccer's top tournament.
The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Don Mattingly as bench coach. He spent the last seven seasons as manager of the Miami Marlins and was named National League manager of the year in 2020. He announced in September that he would not seek a new contract with the team. A six-time all-star over a 14-year career with the New York Yankees, Mattingly also spent five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.