Ochap boys on NAIG U-19 softball bronze team

NAIG Bronze Medalists - Front row: Blaze Arcand, Tobie Opikokew, Damon George, Ernie Goodwill, Hunter Boyer, Trey Bear. Back row: coach Morley Watson, Oakley Durham, Blayne Lafond, Darrian Gamble, Tabrey Still, Perry Opoonechaw, Brandon Watson, Gil Bellegarde and coach B.L. Sparvier. Submitted photo

Four area players took part in the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto in under-19 fastpitch softball, and returned home with medals. “It was a really good tournament,” said coach Morley Watson. “There were two pools of four teams and we finished 2-1 and played Ontario in the crossover and they beat us 6-5 and knocked us down to the bronze medal game against British Columbia.” The Saskatchewan team had chances to earn a gold medal, but it didn’t go as hoped. “We could have won the gold, but, sometimes even the Toronto Blue Jays’ bats go silent,” Watson said.…