Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Locker Talk Lineup for May 26

We're heading into the home stretch of the 2014/15 season, with only four shows to go after this week. So, expect each one to be a classic! Here's the lineup for this week's classic, airing tonight at 9:00 and Saturday at noon on Access channel 7.

Locker Talk Guests for May 26/15
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair

1. A preview of the 2015 Saskatchewan Roughrider CFL training camp. Guest: Murray McCormick (Regina Leader-Post Rider Correspondent).

2. A preview of the Jon Ryan Charity Golf Classic and Wednesday Night Live fundraiser, featuring Regina’s own Super Bowl champion. Guest: Ryan Honoway (Organizing Committee).

3. A preview of the national U19 rugby championships coming to Regina in July. Guests: Krista Culling & Grant Cranfield (Planning Committee Chairs).

4. The Film Room. Locker Talk movie reviewer Carlo Palazzo is back to offer his thoughts on another classic from the genre of sports movies. This time: Clue.

5. Two Reginans are preparing to represent Canada at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto in July. Guests: Carla Nicholls (Team Canada Head Coach) & Janz Stein (Team Canada Parathlete).

6. A preview of Fallout, the May Regina card presented by High Impact Wrestling. Guest: Robbie Gamble (Central Canadian Heavyweight Champ).

7. The Blair Necessities. Mitch’s weekly sports commentary. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

End of an Era?

One of Regina's most iconic high school football programs is on life support. Members of the Thom Trojans football team recently learned their annual spring football camp has been cancelled, following the resignation of the team's head coach. In addition, a couple of veteran assistant coaches are poised to transfer to other schools in the fall. Administrators are looking for options, including exploring the possibility of merging the football programs at Thom and Johnson Collegiate.

It's another stomach punch for the kids and teachers at Thom, who have had a nightmarish 2015 so far - including the murder of a female classmate and subsequent charges being laid against two male Thom students, as well as a fatal traffic accident on the Ring Road that led to charges against another Thom student.

Here's hoping the Trojans football program can be brought back from the brink, and start to restore some of the school spirit for which Thom was so well known in past years.

Locker Talk Lineup for May 19

I made my return to the Access 7 studio last night, after several weeks away due to RMF spring league coaching duties. Here's the lineup for the show, which aired last night and will hit the airwaves again Saturday at noon.

Locker Talk Guests for May 19/15
Co-Host: Mitchell Blair

1. A preview of the 2015 Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic. Guests: Pat Fiacco (Event Chair) & Scott Hubic (Organizing Committee).

2. The Regina Thunder is loading up for a run at a second Canadian junior football championship. Guests: Stefan Endsin (Offensive Coordinator) & Jaeden Marwick (Thunder QB).  

3. The Regina Heat senior men’s lacrosse team takes it show on the road and then some – competing in an international tournament in the Czech Republic. Guests: Jody Schmeltzer & Dallan Larson (Heat Players).  

4. A look ahead to the 2015 Credit Unions Queen City Marathon. Guest: Shawn Weimer (Race Director).  

5. The Regina Auto Racing Club (RARC) is “gearing up” for another exciting summer of racing action at King’s Park Speedway. Guest: Stacey Getz (RARC President). (www.kingsparkspeedway.org

6. The Blair Necessities. Mitch’s weekly sports commentary.

Before I forget, thanks to Drew Dalby from 104.9 the Wolf and Carlo Palazzo for filling in as hosts the past three weeks. Here's the lineup for the previous shows in May, which Access customers can check out via the On Demand menu:

Locker Talk Guests for May 12/15
Hosts: Mitchell Blair & Drew Dalby

1. The registration deadline for Regina Minor Football’s 2015 fall season is in only three days. Get those registrations in! Guest: Kelly Hamilton (RMF President).  

2. A look back at last week’s WHL bantam draft, and what has already been an eventful offseason for the Regina Pats. Guest: Todd Lumbard (Team President) & Lukas Sillinger (Pats prospect).  

3. Locker Talk Fitness File. For May. With hosts Daniel Ince and Michelle Espino (Driven Lifestyle Group).   

4. The O’Neill Titans celebrate an 8th straight city high school badminton team championship. Guests: Trang Dong and Sara Kowalski (Titans badminton players – city girls doubles champs).   

5. A preview of the 2015 Regina Highland Games, featuring the very popular heavy event competition. Guest: Jason Johnston (Organizer/Heavy Events Competitor).   

6. The Blair Necessities. Mitch’s weekly sports commentary. 

Locker Talk Guests for May 5/15
Hosts: Mitchell Blair & Drew Dalby

1. A preview of the 2015 Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp from the perspective of a player poised for a big “bounce back” season. Guest: Chris Getzlaf (Saskatchewan Roughrider slotback).  

2. Access 7 Sports Plays of the Month. For April. 

3. A preview of this coming weekend’s season opener for the Regina Riot women’s football team. Guests: Shawn McCall (Head Coach) & Claire Dore (Receiver). 

4. Next week’s CFL draft will launch the professional football career of at least one Regina product. Guest: Addison Richards (U of R Rams receiver).  

5. The Blair Necessities. Mitch’s weekly sports commentary.