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SPLITTING THE DEFENCE – Muhamad Salim splits the Alberta defence on his way to the basket during boys’ Western Canada Summer Games basketball action on Saturday at Comprehensive High School in Swift Current, Sask. Photo by TEAM YUKON/SARAH LEWIS

What's happening at the WCSG? Daily round-up

Team Yukon is five days in at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask.

By John Tonin on August 13, 2019

Team Yukon is five days in at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask. The events just keep happening, so it is time to see how the Yukon has fared since the last time we checked in.

Cyclist Mara Roldan earned herself a bronze medal in the mountain bike short track this morning. It is the Yukon's fifth medal of the Games.

The girls’ and boys' basketball teams played their final games of Westerns on Monday night. The girls dropped their first game to Saskatchewan and bowed out of the tournament after a loss to the N.W.T.

Like the girls, the boys also played and fell to Saskatchewan in their first game on Monday. They followed with a 63-51 loss to the N.W.T.

Moving to the water, the Yukon male K-4 team paddled to a fourth-place finish in the 500-metre race at Lac Pelletier Regional Park.

This morning, Julianne Girouard, who has won two bronze already, finished fifth in the K-1 200 metre event. All the paddlers will be wrapping up their Games today.

Back on dry land, the girls' soccer team dropped their match Monday to Manitoba. They will play Saskatchewan today and look to get back into the win column.

The boys played to a 0-0 tie against Manitoba yesterday and will take on Saskatchewan today at Irwin Field. The Yukon sits third in the standings, at the time of writing, with one win, a loss, and a draw.

It got hot on land, so let's dive into the pool. The Yukon swimmers had another good day in the pool with plenty of top 10 finishes.

Kassua Dreyer came seventh in the 800-metre freestyle and put up a 10th-place performance in the 200-metre breaststroke.

Thomas Gishler came eighth in the 800-metre freestyle and the mixed 4X100 medley relay team came seventh.

Mia Barrault, with a silver and a bronze to her name already, just missed the podium in the 200-metre breaststroke placing two-spots out from the podium in fifth.

The swimmers will end their Games today with the long distances of 1,500- and 3,000-metre races.

On to the beach. The Yukon White beach volleyball team of Kendra Peters and Katie Vowk ended their Games with a two sets to none loss to Nunavut today.

Team Black, Katelyn Holway and Paige Poelman, dropped their two late matches Monday to Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The duo will play Nunavut today.

In boys' beach action, Brendan Cabrdo-Atkin and Manus Toews of Yukon White fell in their Monday matches to Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The duo will take on Nunavut in their final game.

Aleix Toews and Felix Maltaise of Yukon Black ended their Games with a loss to Nunavut.

The second wave of Yukon athletes will be arriving in Swift Current today. The only sport the Yukon is competing in tomorrow is indoor volleyball. The girls square-off against Alberta in the opening game of the tournament.

The boys' team will play later Wednesday when they open their Games against Saskatchewan.

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