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Newfoundland wrestler to hit the mats for medal at Canada Games


WINNIPEG — Newfoundland and Labrador’s Angel Hiltz-Morrell will wrestle for a medal today at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

Angel Hiltz-Morrell

The 15-year-old multi-sport athlete from Avondale (she is also a member of the provincial rugby team) finished with a 4-1 individual record in team competition over the last two days at the Axworthy Health &RecPlex on the University of Winnipeg campus.
Hiltz-Morrell, who wrestles in the 84-kilogram division, lost her first match to a Manitoba opponent, but finished strongly during the team competition. Her last three wins, over wrestlers from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Nova Scotia were by pins.
As a result, she advanced to the semifinal round in her division this morning.

The two semifinal winners move on to a gold-medal matchup tonight. The losers will meet in the bronze-medal match.
Newfoundland and Labrador men’s soccer team will not play for a medal after losing 4-0 to Quebec in a quarter-final game Thursday night.
That means Newfoundland enters the placing round, where it can finish no higher than fifth overall. That quest begins this afternoon with a game against either Nova Scotia or Ontario.
Heading into today, tthe second-last full day of competition at the Games, Newfoundland has yet to win a medal.


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