Alberta wrestlers took to the mats yesterday in their first day of competition at the Canada Summer Games and split their opening team matchups.

Alberta dominated Manitoba in their opening team event, 33-15, before losing a tightly-contest dual against Quebec, 28-23.

Cochrane Cowboys' Connor McNeice, 65 kg weight class, and Hunter Smith, 85 kg, both won their opening bouts against their Manitoba opponents. Against Quebec opponents, McNeice won and Smith lost.

Alberta faces Ontario and Nova Scotia today before the medal matches. The top team in each pool will square off for the gold while the second place teams will wrestle for bronze tonight.

Individual wrestling events take place Friday.

In female volleyball, Team Alberta, which includes Bragg Creek's Elyse Hart, remains undefeated after beating New Brunswick in four sets. Both Alberta and Ontario are undefeated and their matchup in round-robin play today will see the winner head straight to the semifinals.

In men's volleyball, Team Alberta beat New Brunswick three straight sets and fended off host Manitoba in four to finish second in their pool. Their only lost came at the hands of Ontario, who went undefeated in the round robin. Alberta will be playing either British Columbia or Saskatchewan in the quarterfinals later today. Jackson Brennan, of Bragg Creek, is on Alberta's team.

In golf, former Cochrane High student Max Murchison shot a 77 in his second round. Christopher Vendette, of Quebec, continues to lead the pack with a commanding five-stroke lead. Round three goes today before the finals.

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