Local judoka home contributed four of Saskatchewan's 19 medals at the Western Canada Summer Games in Manitoba.
Kailey Large got the locals off to the right start when she brought home a silver medal in the women's under-57 kilogram competition Sunday. She lost to Karmen Larsen of B.C. in the gold medal contest.
Later Sunday, Stephanie Legault lost to B.C.'s Tess Lanzarotta in the gold medal bout in the women's under-63 kg class. That was good enough for silver for Legault.
Another Moose Jaw competitor, Mark Kerr, struck silver Monday. Kerr lost to Alberta's Scott Edwards in the final of the men's over-90 kg class.
In the men's under-55 kg class, Garth Rivers won bronze by beating Alberta's Derek Tamikado. B.C.'s Blake Tsuyuki won gold.
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Saskatchewan got off to a slow start in women's volleyball.
The team, which features Central graduate Shannon Usher, dropped their first three games before rebounding with a 3-0 win over the Northwest Territories Monday. Saskatchewan dropped 3-0 decisions to Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. Saturday and Sunday.
Their 1-3 record is good for fifth place. Yukon is fourth with a 1-2 record. NWT is 0-4. B.C. is unbeaten at 4-0, while Alberta is second with a 3-1 record and Manitoba third at 3-2.
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Moose Jaw's Christina Willat will begin competing in women's softball Thursday, while Kent Morrison and the men's baseball team will begin their competition on the same day.
Athletics, which features Moose Jaw's Megan Reid and Mike Tighe, will also begin Thursday.
Peacock graduate Andrea Gottselig-Ward will also be coaching the women's basketball team.
After Day 4 of the Games, Saskatchewan has three gold medals, eight silver medals and eight bronze medals.
The games are being held at Beausejour, Gimli, Selkirk and Stonewall.
Appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald August 5, 2003