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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Name Press Box after Jack Matheson and Jack Wells

Investors Group Field Press Box

Planned renovations to enclose the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ press box at Investors Group Field. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have named their new press box after two well-known sports writers.

The Bombers will dedicate the new box to writers Jack Wells and Jack Matheson, both of whom covered the Blue and Gold for decades. The box, located in the Bob Irving Media Centre, will be named The Two Jacks Press Box.

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Bisons’ DeJonckheere Named to Jr. National Volleyball Team.

By Brian Schultz

Adam DeJonckheere

Adam DeJonckheere (HANDOUT)

A Manitoba Bison volleyball player has been named to Canada’s Junior National Volleyball Team.

Adam DeJonckheere is coming off an impressive first season with the Bisons that resulted in his selection to the 2013-14 Canada West and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Star rookie teams.

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CONTEST: Win On-Deck Winnipeg Goldeyes Tickets

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThere’s still plenty of great American Association baseball to be played this season and wants to ensure you have a front row seat.

We’re giving away dozens of on-deck tickets to the Winnipeg Goldeyes for any regular season game at Shaw Park.

How do I win?

Fill out the entry form below. We’ll draw winners every week for a pair of tickets (2 total) until the end of the season. Good luck!

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Blue Bombers Beaten Up By Eskimos 26-3

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — The previously undefeated Winnipeg Blue Bombers ran into a defensive roadblock Thursday night as the still undefeated Edmonton Eskimos handed the home team their hat along with a 26-3 defeat in front of 2014′s largest football crowd at Investors Group Field — 30,976.

The Bombers struggled offensively in their first game against a West Division opponent, going two-and-out a total of 10 times, and only accumulating 209 yards of offence.

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Manitoba Volleyball Teams in Action This Week

By Brian Schultz

VolleyballEight provincial volleyball teams are in action this week, competing in championships in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Gatineau.

Volleyball Manitoba will have team representation in all three cities, with the Manitoba 18U Women’s Provincial Team playing first at the University of Manitoba’s Investors Group Athletic Centre. The squad began Wednesday, where they are competing until Sunday at the 2014 Women’s National Team Challenge Cup.

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Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Include Olympians, Coaches

Manitoba Sports Hall of FameThe Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced their newest inductees, and they include former Olympians, outstanding coaches and scoring leaders.

The 2014 inductees are:

Ron Brown – Racquetball – Builder
Wanda Guenette – Volleyball – Athlete
Lorie Henderson – Artistic Gymnastics – Builder
Al Kinley – Baseball/Football – Builder
Connie Laliberte – Curling – Athlete
Todd MacCulloch – Basketball – Athlete
Keith McLennan – Lacrosse – Athlete
Heather (Newsham) Ruby – Softball – Athlete
The 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Team

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Going to Super-Spike? Use the Park & Ride

MTS Super-SpikeOrganizers of this weekend’s MTS Super-Spike volleyball tournament are asking the public to make use of the free park and ride shuttle system to get to Maple Grove Rugby Park.

Due to limited parking, no vehicles will be allowed to park on site. A free shuttle will take players, and those just wanting to take in the festival, from the University of Manitoba’s U lot (across from Investors Group Field) to the park.

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Klassen to Join Annual MS Biking to the Viking Tour

Cindy Klassen

Cindy Klassen (CNW GROUP / FILE)

Celebrated Olympian Cindy Klassen will join the fundraising efforts this year for the 25th anniversary of the MS Biking to the Viking.

The six-time Olympic speed skating medallist will be the celebrity rider for the 170 km recreational bike tour from August 23-24. The ride begins at 8 a.m. in Stonewall, Manitoba, taking cyclists to Gimli where they will enjoy a dinner celebration before returning to Stonewall the next day.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cindy to join in our cause and hope that Manitobans of all ages and cycling experiences will be inspired to take part in the 25th anniversary MS Bike Tour,” said MS Society president Donna Boyd. “We have teams made up of families, groups of friends, and co-workers of all kinds, coming together to take part in the ride.”

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Six Goldeyes Named to All-Star Team Roster

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Goldeyes - All-Stars

Six Winnipeg Goldeyes players have been named to this year’s American Association All-Star Game.

Position players Luis Alen, Casey Haerther, Tyler Kuhn, Ryan Pineda and Donnie Webb will be joined by pitcher Chris Kissock in the all-star game, which takes place at Shaw Park on Tuesday, July 29.

“Having six of our own players in the game will only add to the excitement surrounding the 2014 Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries All-Star Game and Celebrations,” Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said. “All six players are very deserving of the honour and I am sure our fans will enjoy watching them play in the game in our home park.”

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Super-Spike Team Registration Deadline Approaching

By Brian Schultz


The deadline to register a team in MTS Super-Spike is Friday, July 11 at midnight. (HANDOUT)

The deadline to register a team to compete in this year’s MTS Super-Spike is fast approaching.

The annual two-day volleyball tournament and festival is July 18-19 at Maple Grove Rugby Park.

Teams have until midnight this Friday, July 11 to register a team. Over 350 are already registered for what is Western Canada’s biggest annual volleyball tournament.

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Prairie Jam Music Festival

Wicked The Musical

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