On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Super-8 International Softball Under-14 Girls and Boys Super Series continues today and runs through tomorrow at Bob Van Impe Stadium and Joe Gallagher Field. There is a New Zealand team in both the girls and boys draws. There are seven other girls teams from across Saskatchewan and two other Saskatoon boys teams taking part. Girls games run every two hours at Bob Van Impe Stadium from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. On today’s boys schedule at Joe Gallagher Field…
New Zealand vs Sask Prairie Selects—9:30 a.m.
Sask Prairie Selects vs Saskatoon Fury Selects—2 p.m.
Saskatoon Fury Selects vs New Zealand—4 p.m.
New Zealand vs Sask Prairie Selects—6 p.m.
Sask Prairie Selects vs Saskatoon Fury Selects—8 p.m.
The Canadian Under-23 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through tomorrow in St. Leonard, Quebec. It’s playoff time. The Saskatoon Junior Diamondbacks were part of the eight-team field.
The Canadian Under-16 Boys Championship continues today and runs through tomorrow in Innerkip, Ontario. It’s playoff time. The Saskatoon Selects were part of the nine-team field, finishing round-robin play with 3 wins, 5 losses… good for 6th place…
1 p.m. Saskatoon Selects vs TBD
The Western Canadian Under-14 Girls and Boys Championships continue today and run through Monday in Edmonton. Nine girls teams are taking part, including the Unity Panthers. Six boys teams are competing, including the Delisle Diamond Dogs and Shellbrook Rangers.
The Western Canadian Under-19 Girls Championship continues today and runs through Monday in Unity.
There’s live thoroughbred horse racing at Marquis Downs. First post time is 6:35 p.m.
It’s “Free Spectator Weekend” at Saskatchewan International Raceway (S-I-R). Today’s racing features Points Races Seven and Eight…two for the price of one to make up for an earlier postponement. Vehicles running range from production street cars to purpose built drag cars. Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. with racing from 10 a.m. to no later than 7 p.m.
The following Provincial Baseball Championships continue today and run through Monday…
Pee Wee Triple-A, 10 teams, in Regina
Bantam Triple-A, 10 teams, in Regina
Senior Double-A Tier 1, 4 teams, in Regina
Major League Baseball:
American League—1 day game, 6 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners—8:10 p.m.
Inter-League—1 night game
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers—7:10 p.m.
National League—1 day game, 6 night
Canadian Football League–Week 8 of the season continues and ends:
B-C Lions at Calgary Stampeders—7 p.m.
(The Saskatchewan Roughriders are idle until Sunday, August 19th when they play host to Calgary. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Green and White have 3 wins, 4 losses for 6 points…good for 4th place in the West Division.)
Hockey Canada’s Summer Under-18 Men’s Team is getting ready to take part in the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup. It starts Monday and runs through Saturday, August 11th in Edmonton and Red Deer. The Canadian team includes a trio of Saskatoon Blades…goaltender Nolan Maier and centre Kirby Dach while Bridge City Bunch head coach Mitch Love is an assistant coach with Team Canada. The host nation will play a pre-tournament game today in Red Deer against the Czech Republic. Canada’s first tournament test is Monday night in Edmonton against Switzerland.