Mosquito Jets claim provincial title

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DIDSBURY – The Didsbury Jets were crowned Tier 3 mosquito provincial champions at home on July 23 after beating Castor 9-1 in the final.

The Jets ended up hosting provincials at Memorial Park at the last minute when no other venue was secured.

Head coach Cody Walker said the boys were thrilled when they knew they were going to take the crown.

“It went pretty good,” said Walker. “It was a last-minute thing hosting. There was no place to host. No one would host or didn’t have diamonds. We got in there and made it happen.”

Walker said they only had a couple of days to put on the provincial tournament but things went pretty smoothly.

“It came together pretty well,” he said. “It all went well. I haven’t heard any complaints.”

The team really played well together during the weekend, he said.

“We had a good effort from everyone,” he said. “We knew we had a shot at it if we played hard. I expected to have a chance.”

In the round-robin portion of the tournament the Jets had a win and a loss. The team beat Daysland 11-10 in its opener and then fell to Castor 18-12.

In the semifinals The Jets came out strong and beat Innisfail 10-7 to advance to the championship game on the Sunday afternoon.

Jets players are: Aaron Sawatzky, Alex Lund, Ben Unger, Braeden Bohach-Murray, Dax Walker, Dion Weigum, Evan Kohut, Kaleb Blatz, Keenan Feenstra, Luke Heppner, Ryder Riedel and Sawyer Campbell.

“We knew we had a shot at it if we played hard. I expected to have a chance.”Cody WalkerHead coach

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Craig Lindsay

Craig Lindsay is a reporter with the Mountain View Gazette who joined the newspaper in 2016. He covers news, sports and community events in Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona. He is a photographer and columnist as well.