Monthly Archives: August 2016

Emotional Night Emotional Winner at WGR

A terrific crowd was on hand for a warm Saturday evening of hot racing at Wyant Group Raceway. Three local divisions joined the Sky Financial Super Late Model Series for some edge of your seat racing. The Sky Financial Series topped off the evening with 150 exciting laps in the Mark McGregor Memorial Dairy Queen 150.

Blake Erb piled onto his points lead in the Saskatoon Shrine Club Legends. Erb’s #21 Flaman Group 1934 Ford Coupe took the top spot in qualifying, heat race and the feature. AJ Morrison, in the #84 Mark’s Auto Body Ford Coupe picked up the qualifier race win and third in the feature. Jody Stewart picked up second in the Legends feature in his
#27 Country Style BBQ Ford Couple.

In the Law Enforcement Guardian Bandolero division, #47 Cale Heilman had a great night, picking up wins in the heat and the feature. #14 Ty Stewart took the qualifier win, while the #20 of Caiden Willey and #33 of Jasmine Speidel followed Heilman across the finish in the feature.

Points leader Curtis Houben had a close call in the Golf’s Car Wash Street Stocks. He blew the transmission in his #81 RPM Camaro, putting any chance at the championship in jeopardy. However, he was able to get his replacement car in and safety tech’d before registration closed. He would have to start at the back all night as this was not the car that qualified for the starting positions, but he was only in maintenance mode of his points lead.

Riders Add National Pivot

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national quarterback Brandon Bridge. As per team policy, details of the contract were not released.

Bridge (6’5 – 225) is currently in his second CFL season after being selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the 4th round (31st overall) of the 2015 CFL Draft. Last season, the 24-year-old dressed for 11 regular season games completing 26 of 40 pass attempts (65.0%) for 282 yards and two touchdowns while adding 18 carries for 59 yards. The University of South Alabama product dressed for four 2016 games for the Al’s registering three carries for two yards.

Huskies Set To Go Camping

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team’s quest for the 2016 Vanier Cup begins this weekend as the team opens fall camp at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

All fans, supporters and alumni are invited to attend any of the practices during the camp that runs August 13 to August 26. The camp will feature more than 90 returning Huskies, new recruits and walk-on players.

The Huskies will travel to Edmonton for a controlled scrimmage with the Alberta Golden Bears on August 20th.

Saskatchewan begins the Canada West regular season on September 2 hosting bitter provincial rival the Regina Rams at 7 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

Season tickets  and individual tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 306-966-1111 or visit huskies.usask.ca.

Top 10 Tuesday: Burris Barks… but he may have a point!

Well it seems like forever since my schedule has been “normal.” With that being said there is a lot happening in the world of sports. So here is a quick look at what’s going on! AND in no particular order my Top 10 on this Tuesday.

10 – Hank Barking Away Well we start with the spouting off of Henry Burris to TSN’s cameras at halftime of their game on Saturday against Edmonton. The reporter in me (AKA the guy who has had to hold a microphone at that exact instant) is ticked off that a professional athlete would use that platform in-game to try and convey a message to a rights holder. I had a similar situation occur to me (albeit not on the air) my first game on the Rider sidelines! A Calgary Quarterback who used to play for Saskatchewan was poised to become the Stamps new starter and when I requested he join me for a post-game interview he in no uncertain terms told me how he would never appear on the Rider Radio network after feeling like he was slighted. (The language was kind of colorful)