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Tomorrow’s paper

Lots of photos of local youth in next week’s issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! You don’t want to miss it as along with the photos, you will find:

  • a response from Canadian Blood Services regarding removal of blood donor clinics from Unity;
  • an article and photos from junior high district curling hosted by Unity Curling Club;
  • and article on and colourful photos from the UCHS senior girls’ fundraising “pink” basketball game; and
  • a return of the Faith Matters column!

Below, Coach Mathew Poirier takes a shot during the Unity Composite High School “Pink Game,” held to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.  In the second photo, the UCHS senior girls play “keep-away” while the boys decide on their next move. Photos by and courtesy of James Herrick. (Pick up your local community newspaper for more photos!)


UCHS Warriors basketball

Next week’s paper

From celebrating 90-plus birthdays to recognition of high school football players, the November 23rd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald has it all. Check it out for those things plus:

  • a mish-mash of winter weather forecasts – what do you think will happen this winter?!
  • Unity’s senior men’s hockey team, the Miners, is made up entirely of local players, most of whom grew up in Unity and are Unity Minor Hockey alumni – find out who they are!
  • some Movember challengers and their “before” photos; and
  • the names of all the local winners in the Unity Legion’s annual Remembrance Day poster, essay and poem contest.

Check out the ads for Delta Co-op’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion, newspaper holiday deadlines, Provost Livestock cattle sales, UMP’s Black Friday event and Santa Day details.

Below, the graduating players of the Unity Composite High School Warriors football team present their coaches with tokens of appreciation on behalf of all players.

UCHS Warriors


Next week’s paper

Even though it happened in “the town 20 miles down the road,” look for details on the Saskcan Community Centre fire in the October 19th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, along with additional photos from the scene.

In next week’s joint community newspaper, you will also find:

  • a story and photos on all the random acts of kindness carried out by Delta Co-op, Unity Credit Union and Luseland Credit Union staff last week;
  • which athletes from UCHS were heading to cross-country provincials;
  • information on what parents should do during a school lockdown, in recognition of National School Safety Week; and
  • the latest RCMP report, a story on singing group The Travelling Mabels and the latest Saskatchewan Crop Report.

Warriors win at home, October 8, giving them hope of reaching the post-season playoffs!

Unity Composite High School Warriors football

Next week’s paper

We were going to say “Slowly the year is winding now” but then realized … Who were we kidding?! It’s not slow at all, but rather rushing towards us at breakneck speed. Next week will see the second last 2014 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald sent out and available in stores and Christmas is only 12 days away!

In next week’s paper you will find:

  • a detailed interview with a SaskPower representative regarding power outages;
  • who won what at the UCHS Warriors’ football awards banquet;
  • updates on minor hockey, the Midget AAs and the Unity Miners; and
  • photos of presentations and details of donations made to local organizations.

Be sure to check out the ads this week too – there are some pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.

Although the sun may be late in getting up, when it does, it’s usually a beautiful sight! Looks like next week will be sunny and not too cold, so enjoy!

Rural Saskatchewan, Canada

Luseland v. Unity – junior girls’ basketball

The Luseland School’s junior girls’ basketball team, the Lords, came to Unity January 24 and 25 to compete in the UCHS girls’ home tournament. Girls from Major also play on the Lords team, and there are a couple of photos of them, along with Unity players, in the February 3 issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald.

Following are some additional photos from action during the games between the Luseland girls and both the Unity A and the Unity B teams.

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UCHS Junior Girls Basketball

The junior girls’ basketball team at Unity Composite High School hosted their home tournament January 24 and 25. A last-minute cancellation by a visiting team had the Junior Warriors fill in the hole in the schedule by breaking up into two teams. Enjoy the photos from the all-Unity game!

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The junior girls’ coach is community volunteer Darren Stifter.

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For the Unity A vs. Unity B game, injured player Daphne Boser filled in as the second coach.

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Senior Boys`Basketball – Luseland vs. Unity

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Shots from the senior boys’ league basketball game between the Luseland Lords and the Unity Composite High School Warriors, January 14, 2014. UCHS won the game. See the January 20th Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald for more photos from the game.

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Senior Girls’ Basketball – Luseland vs. UCHS

g-Lords v. WarriorsShots from the senior girls’ league basketball game between the Luseland Lords and the Unity Composite High School Warriors, January 14, 2014. UCHS won the game. See the January 20th Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald for more photos from the game.

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Warriors’ year-end football banquet

Year-end awards for the 2013 football season were handed out at the UCHS football banquet Dec. 2. Team members, parents, coaches and other supporters of the Unity Composite High School Warriors football team attended the banquet and awards presentation.

The Warriors had what Coach Pat Orobko called a “very successful” year. The team made it into provincial playoffs as one of the top eight teams in the province in their category.

The students played a video with each player introducing himself and giving his number and position or positions played. Many players made the most of their opportunity to ham it up a little in front of the camera.

A video of highlights from the Warriors’ 2013 football season followed. Coach Pat Orobko commended Jonah Kopp and Darby Bisson on putting the video together.

UCHS football

Blake Robertson, Darby Bisson and double award winner Nick Anderson, in the back row and Ryan Donald, Jonah Kopp and double award winner Justin Gerein show off the awards received at the UCHS Warriors year-end football banquet.

The first award handed out went to Darby Bisson as most improved player. Orobko said Darby “took his game to a new level this year.”

The top offensive player was quarterback Blake Robertson, who was commended for his “football sense” and the use of both his arms and legs.

There were two recipients for the Heart & Soul award. Orobko listed qualities of “leadership, desire, motivation and the ability to inspire others” before he called up Justin Gerein and Nick Anderson to receive the award.

Justin returned to the stage to receive the MVP award. Orobko said he was “the player you need on the field as much as possible and the player you miss the most when he’s not on the field.”

Coach Martin Berg went to the microphone to announce the defensive awards, calling up Nick Anderson as the top lineman of the year. Berg noted Nick won the same award in 2012 and said he was “a noticeable presence in every game.”

Ryan Donald, a Grade 11 student, was named rookie of the year, with his versatility particularly noted. In the final game, Ryan was on the field not only with the defence as a linebacker but also filled in on the end of the o-line when the offence was on the field.

Jonah Kopp won the top defensive player award, with Berg saying Jonah had “really stepped up his game the last two seasons.”

After the awards, graduating players Ridge Klotz, Adam Wallace, Nick Anderson, Jonah Kopp, Darby Bisson and Justin Gerein, were recognized for their contributions to the team.

UCHS senior boys’ volleyball photos

The Unity Composite High School senior boys’ volleyball team hosted regionals, with Perdue, Onion Lake (Eagleview) and La Loche coming to town Nov. 16. Eagleview and La Loche moved on to provincials. The Unity Warriors were unable to advance from their crossover game. Here are some shots of the hometown boys in action during the tournament.

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