The 56th annual Dinsmore Composite School High School Curling Bonspiel
The 56th annual Dinsmore Composite School High School Curling Bonspiel took place this past weekend Friday Feb. 2 and Saturday Feb. 3rd. Nine teams competed during the Two day bonspiel. The students showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition.
The Winning team in the 'A' event consisted of skip Josh McPhail, 3rd Mason Marchuk, 2nd Tristen Flath and lead Megan Reiber.
The winning team in the 'B' event consisted of skip Jordyn Mann, 3rd Logan Marchuk, 2nd Taylor Ahrends-Burton, and lead Courtney Norris.
The winning team in the 'C' event consisted of skip Shae Simonson, 3rd Troy Banks, 2nd Spencer Flath and lead Brooklyn Hilderman.
Thank you to everyone who made this bonspiel the success it was. The rink crew, concession workers, SCC, prize sponsors, the Dinsmore Memorial arena board, as well as the staff and students of DCS. What a great weekend.
Senior Boys Volleyball in Elrose and Dinsmore
Volleyball for the Senior Boys has been revived in Elrose; they are in a cooperative with Dinsmore Senior Boys. The team has a very busy schedule! There are three boys from Elrose and seven from Dinsmore on the team. Kerry Bailey is the head coach, Kristin Blomert is the assistant coach and Deb deCaux is managing the group. The team is practicing on Tuesdays and Thursday in Dinsmore from 7pm to 9pm.
- Jeremy Knorr
- Robert deCaux
- Shae Simonson
- Layne Lewis
- Parker Atkinson
- Jesse Thorpe
- Matt Jones
- Josh McPhail
- Taylor Burton
- Cole Buchanan
We have the following tournaments booked:
- September 8/9 – Meadow Lake
- Sept 22/23 – Maidstone Mega Volley
- Sept 29/30 – Rouleau/Avonlea
- October 13/14 – Hosting a 10 team tournament at the Dinsmore Arena
- October 28 – Lucky Lake
- November 3/4 – Biggar
- November 11 – Sectional playdowns
- November 18 – Regional playoffs in Elrose if we qualify at Sectionals
- November 24/25 – Provincials in Rouleau depending on success of the season
The team has already competed in Meadow Lake and Maidstone. They came up against city teams in Meadow Lake and played some great matches, improving their skills each game. Maidstone had 25 boys teams and 25 girls teams; it was a very busy tournament. The boys were selected to wear PINK uniforms on the Friday night to showcase Breast Cancer Awareness. The team continues to mesh and their skills are improving rapidly. It is a very busy season for the team and many thanks to all the parents and chaperones who have been helping out!
Dinsmore Pickleball began with a group of adults' desire to become more active during the winter months. We started playing in the school gym in January 2017, with a group of 8-12 players coming out once a week. The game is easy to learn and fun to play for all ages. There are many YouTube videos that demonstrate the basics of the game, but you can learn quickly by playing! We were fortunate to obtain some funding from two local community groups to purchase 3 nets, balls and beginner paddles. Most players have now purchased their own paddles to help improve their game!
Once summer arrived, we taped out courts in the Dinsmore arena and played until the ice was put in. This was a great facility to play in as we were able to use full sized courts! So many of us are loving the game, we have now moved to playing twice a week and communicate through a group on WhatsApp! We are approaching a full year of playing pickleball in Dinsmore, and continue to encourage more participation from the community as it is a great game that promotes physical activity and socializing! If you are interested in playing pickleball, contact Ellen, Sue, or Janice. We'd love to have more players.
Rock The Block Volleyball Tournament
The 2nd annual Rock the Block volleyball tournament was held on September 22/23 at the Dinsmore Memorial Arena. 9 senior girls and 4 junior girls teams competed over the 2 days. The home town Dinsmore/LCBI defeated Eston 20-25, 25-13, 15-7 in the final of the senior girls tournament. Walter Murray defeated Hazlet for 3rd place. Kenaston, Bigger, Rosetown, Eatonia/Marengo and Beechy/Kyle/Lucky Lake also competed. In the junior girls tournament, Loreburn defeated Davidson in the final.
Thank you to Mrs Morrison, her canteen crew of grade 5/6's, the parents and staff who ran an incredible canteen feeding over 200 people this weekend. Thank you to the officials: Cliff Adelman, Bob Akre, Kristin Blomert and Ed Pihach. Thank you to Prairie Centre Credit union for donating water and granola bars to all the players. And thank you to the Dinsmore rink board for use of the facility. It truly takes a community to run an event such as this.
DCS Track team qualified to be a part of West Central District's Track and Field team:
Four members of the DCS Track team qualified to be a part of West Central District's Track and Field team to compete at the SHSAA Provincial Track and Field meet June 2/3. Taylor Ahrends-Burton, Cole Buchanan, Jordyn Mann and Jae Evans competed and represented Dinsmore Composite School so well. On Friday morning Taylor Ahrends-Burton competed in the Midget Boys Hurdles and finished 24th in his first provincials with a time of 18.57s. Cole Buchanan also competing in his first provincials finished 20th in Midget boys Javelin with a throw of 33.57m Friday also saw Jae Evans compete in the 100m and the Long Jump. Jae won the Senior Boys Long Jump with a jump of 6.59m! Jae also ran the 100m 3 times on Friday (Quarterfinals, Semifinals and the Finals) and finished in 7th. Not to be outdone was Jordyn Mann, she won the bronze medal in the senior girls discus on Friday with a throw of 33.26m.
Saturday started with Jordyn throwing Senior girls Javelin. Jordyn was in 4th until her 5th attempt where she launched a beautiful arching throw of 37.86m and won a Silver medal! Jordyn then competed in Shot put, her 3rd event of the Provincial championships. Jordyn threw well but was in 4th place until her last attempt. She exploded with an incredible throw of 11.13m to jump into 1st place to win the Gold medal. By winning a Gold, Silver and a Bronze also put Jordyn into 3rd place in the aggregate race (the most points won by all senior girls at Provincials). Saturday also had Jae Evans in the Senior Boys high jump. Jae jumped great, finishing with a best jump of 1.92m. It tied him with another jumper but because of one more miss throughout the competition Jae finished with a Silver medal. Dinsmore also finished as the 6th best 1A school in the Province with 92 team points. Amazing for just having 4 athletes at the provincials.
Just a great weekend full of incredible performances by our DCS Wildcats. I also want to thank the athletes parents for the support they give their kids. It was so much fun to be a part of as a coach and as a fan.
Thank you Lance Morrison B.Sc.P.E., B.Ed. Athletic Director - Dinsmore Composite School
WCSHSAA Official's Commissioner
Dinsmore Track and Field 2017
31 DCS Track and Field member traveled to Davidson May 17th on a cold blustery day to participate in West Central's East Sectional. Participants showed tremendous determination to compete under less than favourable conditions. DCS finished 5th in the team portion and 18 DCS student/athletes qualified for the West Central District Track and Field championships on May 27th.
May 27th was a beautiful day for Track and Field in Outlook. Congratulations and thank you to the Outlook High School staff and students who were great hosts and ran a very impressive meet. Our DCS students did very well setting Personal bests as they gave everything they had finishing in 7th place among the 17 West Central schools. Among the great performances 4 DCS students qualified for the SHSAA Provincial championships to be held in Saskatoon at Griffiths Stadium June 2/3. Jordyn Mann won the Senior girls Shot put, Discus and Javelin. Jaetrell Evans won the Senior boys High Jump, Long Jump and 100m. Cole Buchanan won the Midget boys Javelin and Taylor Ahrends-Burton finished 2nd in the Midget boys Hurdles. Good luck at Provincials and thank you to all our our athletes for representing DCS as excellent ambassadors for our school and community. Thank you also to Mrs. Kim Sobkowicz, Mrs. Carol Rychlo, Mrs. Karen Blackwell-Jones and Mrs. Shauna Morrison for working the Long Jump pit.
Dinsmore Badmiton 2017
The Dinsmore senior badminton team's 14 players had a short, exciting season. The team traveled to Kyle (Mar. 29th) and Beechy (Apr. 5th) for league nights. The Sectional playoff was held in Beechy on Apr. 12th.
The team consisted of: Jae Evans, Julia Menke, Robert deCaux, Josh McPhail, Tyler Thomson, Damon Kako, Karmen Simonson, Jordyn Mann, Brandi Ahrends, Julia Christiansen, Jocelyn Thorpe, Ayden Annala, Brooklyn Beaton and Shae Simonson.
The top 2 teams from sectionals went on to play in the West Central District Championships in Biggar on Apr. 29. Players from Dinsmore that advanced were: BS-Jae Evans, GS-Julia Menke, GD-Karmen Simonson/Jordyn Mann, MD-Jocelyn Thorpe/Ayden Annala, MD-Brooklyn Beaton/Shae Simonson.
Thanks to all the players for a wonderful season. Thanks to the parents for driving and support the players. Thank you also to Ms. deCaux for coaching, it was a great season.
DCS Wildcats - Senior Curling 2017
- Girls Team:
- Leah Williamson – Skip
- Janelle Rolston – Third
- Jordyn Mann – Second
- Julia Menke – Lead
- Boys Team:
- Josh McPhail – Skip
- Ayden Annala – Third
- Shae Simonson – Second
- Damon Kako – Lead
- Ethan Thomson - Alternate
The district playoffs were in Kyle on February 10th and 11th. Both teams played against Kindersley for the District championship. The girls won with two victories over their rivals. The boys split the first two games with Kindersley and lost the third game so place second. Both teams advanced to regional playdowns in Saskatoon.
The regional playoff was held on March 3rd and 4th. The boys had a good game against St. Walburg but came up short. They then took on a very good squad from North Battleford and were beaten. The girl's first game was against Ille-a-la-Crosse and the team curled well, beating their opponents. Next the girls met a very good team from St. Joseph's in Saskatoon and lost. Finally the girls played Unity. The teams were very closely matched and the score went back and forth. In the end, DCS lost and their season was over.
Thank you to the curlers who were very committed. I enjoyed coaching all of you. Thanks also to the parents for your support.
February 14th, 2017 - The K-12 staff and students of Dinsmore Composite School put on a Skate a thon on Feb. 14th to raise money for Telemiracle. They raised $2527.90. The Dinsmore Kinsmen also put on a Hotdog/Steak lunch as part of their fundraiser for Telemiracle. They fed over 200 people raising $1468.00. For a total of $3995.90. This will be added to the other events to be held in Dinsmore and be given to Telemiracle 41. The Staff/Students/Kinsmen would like to thank everyone for their support of this very worthy fundraiser.
On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, DCS staff and students proudly displayed their new Red Cross Day of Pink t-shirts, to show their support for a world without bullying. The DCS School Community Council purchased shirts for the entire student body and staff. DCS has long supported anti-bullying initiatives and we look forward to seeing these shirts in our hallways long after February 24th has passed.