SportsLife 2015, issue 3 - Page 8

Mazzola Becomes Goldeyes Greatest Home Run Hitter Josh Mazzola is now the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ Home Run King. On July 26 at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., Mazzola hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to help the Goldeyes drill the Kansas City T-Bones 14-2. It was Mazzola’s 66th home run as a member of the Goldeyes, breaking former first baseman Terry Lee’s career mark of 65 (1995-97). It was also Mazzola’s 100th home run as a professional and his leagueleading 16th home run of the season. Mazzola is having one of the best years of his career. At press time, he was hitting .319 with 16 homers, 11 doubles, seven stolen bases, 47 runs scored and 46 RBI in all 61 of his team’s games. Coombs Playing Regularly for Argos, Demski Makes Riders Former University of Manitoba star Anthony Coombs, a graduate of Winnipeg’s Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, not only made the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts this season, he’s playing regularly. Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan, Oak Park graduate and former U of M All-Canadian, Nic Demski, is returning punts and kickoffs for the Roughriders. Coombs and Demski are part of a group of 11 former Bisons, playing in the CFL, a group that includes, Edmonton’s Eddie Steele (Kelvin) and Don Oramasionwu (Kelvin), Ottawa’s Kienan LaFrance (Sturgeon Heights) and Toronto’s Thomas Miles (Churchill). Manitobans Help Canada Win Bronze at Pan Am Games Two Manitobans, Rivers’ Toon van Lankvelt, a gra