Most golfers don’t play their best in the snow, but that’s not the case for Lauren Fox.
The Creighton Community School golfer dealt with a sudden snowfall at Saskatchewan high school golf provincials, but still cruised to a provincial title.
Fox shot an opening round score of 86 on the first day and an 85 on the second, topping second-place finisher Carey McLean from Lumsden and earning a gold medal and a banner for her school.
This year’s provincial tournament took place in North Battleford on Sept. 21 and 22. Temperatures dipped below zero on both days, but Fox still ended the weekend as the only female golfer to finish both of her rounds in under 90 strokes. If Fox had been entered in the boys’ tournament, her finish would have been sufficient to finish in the top 20, higher than any male or female golfer from northern Saskatchewan outside Prince Albert.
Last year, Fox earned a silver medal and a finalist banner at provincials. The banner from last year came to Creighton only weeks before this year’s provincials.
Blake Alexander, also representing Creighton in the boys’ provincial tournament, finished 44th.
The Creighton Kodiaks are back in the win column, after two big wins in their final regular season home games.
Subzero conditions and occasional snow did not stop Creighton from beating the Pinehouse Lakers 60-18 on Sept. 27.
After an early touchdown got the Kodiaks on the board, Noah Dickens broke the game open with a pick-six in the second quarter. Shortly after, Austin McLean scored on a kickoff return touchdown and quarterback Blake Alexander scored a rushing touchdown of his own, making the game 30-6 at half.
Then, on Oct. 3, the Kodiaks ended their season with a 57-0 win on the road against Beauval.
The Kodiaks will finish in third place in the six-team league this fall, with both undefeated Cumberland House and 4-1 Sandy Bay finishing higher than 3-2 Creighton. The third place finish means the Kodiaks will finish out of the running for the league championship and regional playoff games.
Both of Hapnot’s soccer clubs barely missed out on berths at this year’s provincials.
This year’s zone tournament was held in Thompson on Sept. 28 and 29.
After beating OCN and Cross Lake in preliminary games, the Kweens made it to the tournament final against the host R.D. Parker Trojans.
The two teams kept it close, but the Trojans came away with a 1-0 win, taking the zone banner and sending the Kweens home empty handed.
The Kings began the tournament with a lopsided win over the Chemawawin Eagles, topping them 13-0. However, the Kings then dropped a close game to Oscar Lathlin Collegiate. Despite a final win against the Frontier Mosakahiken Grizzlies, the Kings did not qualify for the final.