This page is intended to report on local events such as Sports happenings, Theatre, Reunions, etc. If you wish to have your event listed here, please drop me a note. email@example.com
Kerrobert at 100!
Click on the above to see a full copy.
The Prairieland Players.
Here's the current offering from the group:
High School Football:
The Rebels have been holding an early training camp. The turn out has been great and since they lost only 3 players to graduation, the prospects for the upcoming season look good.
Kerrobert Tigers Hockey
A further review of the Saskwest Hocky website reveals that
"THE TIGERS HAVE BEEN GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR 09-10"
How about them apples? Anyone have more information?
West Central Rage Junior Hockey Club
The club has won a second game!
The ’69-’70 Kerrobert Rebettes accomplished something very rare in high school team sports. An undefeated season. They compiled an astounding record of 34-0 on their way to winning the Provincial High School Girls ‘A’ Basketball Championship with a 62-31 victory over Western Christian College in Weyburn. In doing so, they averaged 71 points per game, while allowing only 17 points against per game.
On the weekend of February 6-7, 1970, at Moose Jaw Vanier Collegiate, they accomplished what no other single ‘A’ school has ever done, before or since. In three games over the two days, the Kerrobert Rebettes took their place in Saskatchewan high school athletics history. Friday night saw them dispose handily of the number one ranked 3A Moose Jaw Riverview Collegiate by a score of 76-13. That win set the stage for Saturday, February 7th, when they faced the number two ranked 4A powerhouse from Sheldon Williams Collegiate of Regina. After a slow start, they pulled away and put the Kerrobert Rebettes into the All Provincial Championship with a 34-30 victory.
In front of a packed house, they took on the eventual 4A Provincial Champions from Bedford Road Collegiate. Many basketball historians in the province claim that the game between the Rebettes and the Redmen of BRCI was one of the greatest high school girls game ever played in the province. As they say, “the game had everything”, and when the final buzzer sounded, the Kerrobert Rebettes took the number one ranking in Saskatchewan from Bedford Road with a 31-30 win.
Note: The ’70 4A Provincial Champions, Bedford Road Redmen, issued a challenge, prior to Christmas ’69, to the Kerrobert Rebettes which they accepted. The game was played on a Saturday morning at Bedford Road Collegiate with no crowd - just the referees and the two teams. The Rebettes triumphed handily 32-15.
They scored 2430 points including 153 in one single game, which they won 153-3. In winning the Delisle Invitational Tournament they achieved an unheard of basketball feat by shutting out the home team in the semi-finals by a score of 56-0. Five times that undefeated season the team scored over 100 points on the opposition; a seven times they held the opposition to single digits. Eight players scored over 100 points during the season, five scored over 200 points, three scored over 300 points and, unbelievably, one scored over 650 points, setting an all-time provincial record in the process and being recognized as a ‘face in the crowd’ in Sports Illustrated. Four girls grabbed over 100 offensive rebounds and six girls accounted for over 50 assists each, with one player setting a provincial record with 126 assists.
Mr. Budel … In 2010 it will be the 40th anniversary of the Rebettes undefeated season. Perhaps, the finest Saskatchewan high school girls basketball team of the past century. Indeed, it is unfortunate that this team has not, to date or to my knowledge, received the type of provincial, or national, recognition often awarded to unique and outstanding sporting achievements. Clearly, this team deserved better recognition. However, like many things time passes and memories have a tendency to fade. All that remains today are faded newspaper headlines and highlights and those precious pieces of memorabilia and black and white photographs.
The team members were as follows: Diana Zerr (guard), Brenda Epp (guard), Jackie Frey (guard), Cecile Norris (guard), Shirley Frey (guard), Rona Park (centre), Patsy Hogg (centre), Donna-Leigh Smith (forward), Mary-Lou Hogg (forward), Linda Rolheiser (forward), Evelyn Smith (forward), and Judy English (forward). The managers were Gail Norris and Vivian Allen. The coach was Tom Thompson.
In closing, I’m pleased to hear of your interest in the ’69-’70 Kerrobert Rebettes and your website about Kerrobert, in general. You are to be commended.
Thank you for your interest and let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Dr. H.J. (Tom) Thompson