Struggling at Schmirler Classic

KIRK PENTON

, Last Updated: 9:17 AM ET

Manitoba teams have experienced mixed results through nearly two days of the Schmirler Charity Curling Classic in Regina.

There are five Manitoba squads in the $47,000 World Curling Tour spiel, but only two had winning records going into last night's late action.

Winnipeg's Karen Porritt and Janet Harvey were both 2-1 in round-robin play, while Kerri Flett and Chelsea Carey, also playing out of Winnipeg, were 1-2.

Brandon's Maureen Bonar is 0-4 and out of playoff contention going into her final round-robin game today.

There are 30 teams in the field, including last year's world finalist Bingyu Wang of China. Porritt's only loss was to Wang, 6-4, yesterday.

The eight-team playoff round starts tomorrow morning.

STILL UNDEFEATED

The University of Manitoba Bisons women's volleyball team was still undefeated going into last night's action at the Regina Cougars Invitational pre-season tournament.

The Bisons posted a 3-0 round-robin record after a 3-0 win (26-24, 25-22, 25-23) over the Simon Fraser Clan yesterday afternoon and were playing in a semifinal match at press time last night.

The Winnipeg Wesmen were playing on the consolation side last night after going 0-3 in round-robin play. They fell 3-1 (23-25, 25-7, 25-19, 25-18) to the Alberta Pandas yesterday.

IN THE RUNNING

Paul Carr and Katrina Bruckschwaiger were the top runners for the Manitoba Bisons cross-country teams at a meet in Minneapolis yesterday.

The women's team finished 10th and the men's team placed 13th at the 23rd annual Roy Griak Invitational.

Bruckschwaiger was 11th in the women's six-kilometre race, followed by Melanie Gregorie (33rd), Alex Bell (45th), Lacey Ginter (65th) and Alyssa Altomare (86th).

Carr ended up 19th in the men's eight-kilometre competition.


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