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Saskatchewan News

Tuesday marks the second day of protests from students as they fight for an agreement between the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government so they can get back to the sport they love before the end of the season.

Job action from teachers this week will see extracurricular activities pulled on Thursday and Friday, overlapping with the start of Hoopla, the provincial high school basketball championships taking place in Moose Jaw.

For the Preeceville Panthers, this weekend would be the first time the senior girls’ team has advanced to Hoopla since 1997.

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This would also mark the first year in history the boys’ and girls’ teams from Preeceville will be able to attend the championship together.

“Some of us only get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play here,” Grade 10 Preeceville Panther Kacey Heskin said. “All my free time I have just wasted shooting hoops, doing anything just to get here and this …

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