The Winkler Flyers play their first of four exhibition games tonight when they face the Steinbach Pistons at the T.G. Smith Centre. The two teams will meet again Friday night at the Centennial Arena. Winkler will wrap up its pre-season schedule with a home-and-home against the Selkirk Steelers this Saturday and Sunday.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes take on the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks tonight (6:35 p.m.) at Shaw Park in game one of the American Association's best-of-three West Division semifinal. Outfielder Max Murphy, shortstop Raul Navarro, and first baseman David Washington have been voted to the American Association’s 2022 Postseason All-Star Team. Murphy started all 100 games in right field, and hit .308 while leading the American Association in both home runs (31) and RBI (97). The 31 home runs tied the Goldeyes’ single-season record set by Kyle Martin in 2021. Navarro finished the season sixth in the American Association with a .335 batting average in 91 games played and ran off a career-high 24-game hitting streak from June 29th-August 4th, which was the longest in the American Association this season. Washington hit .273 with 30 home runs and 80 RBI in 99 games. Washington achieved two significant career milestones during the season, hitting his 200th career home run on July 21st at Chicago, and notching his 1,000th career base hit in the second game of a doubleheader on August 27th at Fargo-Moorhead.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive back J.T. Hassell to the practice roster. The Titusville, Florida native began his college career at South Dakota State before transferring to Florida Tech following his sophomore season. As a redshirt junior, Hassell led the Panthers with 78 tackles and was named second team all-conference. In his senior year, he made 124 tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles on the way to being named first team All-GSC and the conference Defensive Player of the Year. Prior to joining the Blue Bombers, Hassell spent time in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and New York Jets from 2018-2020.
Jay Doyle is the low Manitoban after day one of the 60th Canadian Senior Men's Golf Championship. Doyle was four-over par 76 at the Red Deer Golf & Country Club Tuesday and is in a tie for 30th place. 2022 Manitoba champion Rob Oliphant opened with an eight-over par 80; Garth Collings, Bill Moslenko and Gordon Kroeker were 81; Kevin Nicholson was 82 and Gerald Diamond was 88. The low 70 and ties after todays second round willl make the cut and play the final 36 holes. Rusty Strawn of McDonough, Georgia and Mike Lohner of Southlake, Texas were three-under par 69 and share the lead heading into round two.