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Wilkie vs. Unity in provincial semifinal

After the top four teams each ended the round robin with a 2 and 1 win-loss record, the 2017 Senior AA Men’s Tier 3 Provincial semifinals were determined: North East Red Sox versus the Lloydminster Twins and the Wilkie Brewers versus the Unity Cardinals.

Sadly, it was the Red Sox and the Cardinals who advanced to ply in the provincial 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Championship final at Unity SK August 13, 2017. The Cardinals beat the Brewers 12 – 3.

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Brewers win “must-win” game at provincials, advance to semifinal

After losing to the Lloydminster Twins and then beating Bruno at the 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Provincials in Unity August 11 and 12, the Wilkie Brewers were in a must-win position going into their final round robin game against Carnduff.

The Brewers were more than equal to the task, ending the game after five innings with a score of 11 – 1, and advancing to the next day’s semifinals.

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Tomorrow’s paper

Check out page 2 of the June 2nd Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for the list of addresses for Unity’s town-wide garage sale days, next weekend, June 9, 10 and 11. Also in tomorrow’s paper:

  • a photo and write-up on Norman Carter’s drama production of What Happened After Once Upon a Time;
  • an introduction to the three contestants running for Unity Rodeo Queen; the winner will be crowned this Sunday, June 4, at the 2 p.m. rodeo;
  • a map of Saturday, June 1’st Western Days parade route;
  • what many have been waiting for, a new RV sani-dump station in Unity, details in the paper; and

RCMP reports, pictures of kids at Unity Public School track and field and lots of odds and ends you won’t learn about or see anywhere else. Grab a copy at your local newsstand or subscribe by calling 228-2267!

Below, fielding for the Wilkie Brewers in their May 30th game against the Border City Blue Jays is no. 18, Dustin Glackin. The photos were taken seconds apart. Note the ball in the air in the first photo!

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Friday’s paper

When the August 26th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald hits the mailboxes and stores Friday morning, you can expect 20 pages of interesting and useful information. Some highlights to watch for:

  • a write-up and photos from the Water Show at the Wilkie Pool last week;
  • tips from the RCMP on how to deal with callers pretending to demand money on behalf of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA);
  • an article about a little known supportive program for women cancer patients; and
  • a refresher on some of the rules around fishing in Saskatchewan.

There is also the latest RCMP report, a wrap on the NSRBL season and an editorial piece on the Colten Boushie shooting at Biggar. Lots to read about in this week’s issue!

Below, pitcher David Schell of the Wilkie Brewers watches the ball right to the plate in the provincial final against Unity August 14. Schell was chosen by his teammates as the 2016 Brewers’ MVP.

Wilkie Brewers

Wilkie Brewers win provincials

Just a few shots from the 2016 Saskatchewan Senior Men’s AA Tier 3 Championships final, held at Rosetown, August 14, where the Wilkie Brewers won the championship, beating the Unity Cardinals in the final game. The Brewers’ team photo is in the August 19th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.

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Friday’s paper

The Press-Herald staff is back from summer holidays and even Helena Long has returned from her medical leave as the office begins to gear up for a busy fall and Christmas season. We started with stuffing the August 19th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald full of local news and information! Check it out for:

  • a wrap-up article on the Western Canadian U21 Fastball Championships hosted in Unity August long weekend;
  • coverage of the Wilkie-Unity matchup at the senior men’s provincial final August 14;
  • a final report on local athletes who took part in the Saskatchewan Summer Games; and
  • savings and budget tips for post-secondary students.

Lots of ball in this paper as the season comes to an end but we didn’t forget the RCMP report nor the crop report. There are also three interesting letters to the editor, along with information on records to keep if you want to make a disaster relief claim for flood damage.

Below, members of the Wilkie Brewers celebrate on the pitcher’s mound, after beating the Unity Cardinals in the 2016 Saskatchewan Senior Men’s AA Tier 3 Championships final.

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Next week’s paper

Come Monday and the July 13th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald and we will be almost halfway through July already! Get out when you can and enjoy the summer!

The pages of next week’s paper will tell you:

  • what local farmers are saying about this year’s hay crop;
  • about the last Brewers/Cardinals game of the regular NSRBL season; and
  • how much Heartland Health Region plans to spend on capital this year, buying new and replacing old equipment of various types throughout the region..

And don’t forget to check out the ads (two of Unity’s Main Street businesses have specials on this month and the Scott Field Day is coming up!).

Below, pitcher for the Brewers, Rob Cey in a game against the Unity Cardinals, July 6.

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This week’s paper

School is done, the Grade 12 have graduated and summer is here. Stay up to date with local happenings by checking out this week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for:

  • who won what scholarships at McLurg graduation ceremonies;
  • police suggestions on preventing thefts;
  • a report on the closing of the Landis co-op food store; and
  • a NSRBL report and photo.

The police report, editorial page and advice on choosing children’s lifejackets help fill out the pages.

Sometimes the runner is faster than the ball! Somehow Unity Cardinal Dan Feser managed to score on this play, despite being boxed in between Brewer catcher TJ Hoogsteen and third baseman Mitch Nielsen, in a June 25th game at Wilkie.

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Brewers’ NSRBL season done, provincials this weekend

The Wilkie Brewers spent a lot of time on the diamonds last week. Advancing to the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League semifinals, the team played the scheduled three games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Travelling to Lloydminster to play the Twins Tuesday, July 29, the Brewers lost the opening game of the semis 5-3, but were able to turn the score around, winning 5-3, at home in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, the following evening.

The final and deciding game was to played Thursday, July 31 but, with the score tied at the end of seven innings, an eighth inning was played. With darkness approaching and the score tied at 10-10, a fourth game was scheduled for Tuesday, August 5.

Despite a valiant effort by the Brewers, in the tight defensive game, the final score was 2-1 for the Twins, with the Twins not needing to take their last at-bat. The Twins advance to the NSRBL finals (against either the Unity Cardinals or the Border City Blue Jays) and the Brewers’s NRSBL season is finished.

The Brewers are not done playing ball yet though, as they travel to Carnduff this weekend to compete for the senior A2 men’s provincial title against the Carnduff Astros, Kenosee Cubs, Rosetown Angels, Gull Lake Greyhounds and Porcupine Plain Wheelers.

Photos are from the July 30 NSRBL semi-final game against the Lloydminster Twins.

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Last Press-Herald before summer break

Monday’s newspaper, the August 4th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald (which won’t hit the streets until Tuesday, August 5, because of the long weekend holiday) has plenty of information for readers:

  • registration dates for fall activities like dance and minor football;
  • the story of Unity’s Justin Wood coming in second, and even leading at one point, in the Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur Golf Championship;
  • a report on the Brewers’ NSRBL seminfinal game against the Lloydminster Twins; and
  • a history and a preview of this year’s Swing for the Cure at Atton’s Lake.

Not to mention the latest RCMP report, Faith Matters and job ads, along with a special article on marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.

War memorial at Wilkie, Saskatchewan


The next issue of the paper won’t come out until August 25th but you can keep checking back at wilkiestories.com for RCMP reports, NSRBL updates and other news during the break.