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Sports Update – Saturday, June 1

The Morden Thunder will face Boissevain/Wawanesa and the Garden Valley Zodiacs will face Garden City in tonight's Provincial High School Baseball Championship semifinals in Reston. The Thunder defeated Steinbach Regional 5-1 and the Zodiacs defeated Stonewall 16-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday. Northlands Parkway will face the Vincent Massey Trojans of Winnipeg in the Provincial High School Fastpitch Championship quarterfinals today in Portage. The Nighthawks defeated Mikisew 11-1 in their playoff opener. The host PCI Saints lost 10-0 to Stonewall and were eliminated. The Atona Bisons lost their home opener 17-2 to the Interlake Blue Jays at Access Field. The Bisons start the 2024 Manitoba Junior Baseball League season 0-5. The Winnipeg Goldeyes allowed seven runs in the seventh inning and lost 9-4 to the Lincoln Saltdogs. Max Murphy had three hits and two RBIs for the Fish. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost their final preseason game 31-10 to the Calgary Stampeders. Winnipeg's lone touchdown came on a 109-yard punt return by Chris Smith in the second quarter. The Bombers play their season opener next Thursday at home against the Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes. India Young of Carman lost 6 & 5 to Charmaine Hayden of Breezy Bend in the quarterfinals of the Manitoba Women's Match Play Championship at Breezy Bend Country Club on Friday. Ryan Fox and Robert MacIntyre are tied for the lead at the halfway point of the Canadian Open in Hamilton. Both are 10 under par after 36 holes. Mackenzie Hughes is three strokes back. Aaron Cockerill of Teulon was plus seven and missed the cut.