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Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

Jesse Mahoney and Lynda Mahoney loves riding their E-Bikes on a near-daily basis, often around their home in 108 Mile Ranch. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Hitting the road: E-bikes all the rage

South Cariboo seniors are getting into electric motor powered bikes

AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club suspending operations temporarily

President Al Cooper said this move comes out of an overabundance of caution

100 Mile Wranglers’ head coach and general manager Dale Hladun is ready and willing to rebuild his team from scratch this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile Wranglers’ head coach and general manager Dale Hladun is ready and willing to rebuild his team from scratch this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Isaac Borden-Sayah catches some air while riding his ATV in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Isaac Borden-Sayah catches some air while riding his ATV in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Catherine Davis (centre) got into coaching soccer to help the teams of her children Owen and Macy Cunningham. Davis said volunteers make groups like the 100 Mile House Soccer Association be able to offer great experiences for the children of 100 Mile House. (Lindsay Valcourt photo )

Soccer mom scores win by coaching kids

Catherine Davis has found her inner teacher in sharing the game

Catherine Davis (centre) got into coaching soccer to help the teams of her children Owen and Macy Cunningham. Davis said volunteers make groups like the 100 Mile House Soccer Association be able to offer great experiences for the children of 100 Mile House. (Lindsay Valcourt photo )
AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hans Saenger Memorial Trap Shoot set for summer

Organizers to hold work parties to get the range ready for the shoot on July 11

AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wendy Foster lines up a shot while golfing at the 108 Mile Golf Resort in 2018. File photo.

108 Ladies Golf Club in full swing

Golfers attempt to beat resort owner’s overall score

Wendy Foster lines up a shot while golfing at the 108 Mile Golf Resort in 2018. File photo.
Quinn Percor blocks a shot from Brody Pecor during a training camp at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Rec Centre’s summer camp slots filling up fast

Spots are filling up fast for summer camps at the South Cariboo Rec Centre this year

Quinn Percor blocks a shot from Brody Pecor during a training camp at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Chase Heat’s Gavin Mattey tries to muscle by the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ Jack Stewart to get puck past Wranglers’ goalie Jordan Wilde in game five of the teams’ playoff series on March 5, 2020. The game ended with a 4-1 win for the Wranglers, bringing the Heat’s playoff run to a close. (Rick Koch photo)

Game on for Wranglers this fall

League play throughout the KIJHL set to start first week of October

The Chase Heat’s Gavin Mattey tries to muscle by the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ Jack Stewart to get puck past Wranglers’ goalie Jordan Wilde in game five of the teams’ playoff series on March 5, 2020. The game ended with a 4-1 win for the Wranglers, bringing the Heat’s playoff run to a close. (Rick Koch photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Megan Holyk looks to steal the ball from Keaton Vandergref during a game of soccer at the 100 Mile House Soccer Association. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Let the games begin: soccer returns

President Werner Heine caught by surprise at how fast they were able to return to play

Megan Holyk looks to steal the ball from Keaton Vandergref during a game of soccer at the 100 Mile House Soccer Association. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Rhett Atkinson is remembering Big Logan by having his initials and number printed upon his jersey this year, a move mirrored by the rest of the players of the South Cariboo Minor Softball. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Rhett Atkinson is remembering “Big Logan” Parent by having his initials and number printed upon his jersey this year, a move mirrored by the rest of the players of the South Cariboo Minor Softball league. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Ballplayers pay tribute to ‘Big Logan’

Minor Softball incorporates initials, number of late coach on jerseys

Rhett Atkinson is remembering Big Logan by having his initials and number printed upon his jersey this year, a move mirrored by the rest of the players of the South Cariboo Minor Softball. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Rhett Atkinson is remembering “Big Logan” Parent by having his initials and number printed upon his jersey this year, a move mirrored by the rest of the players of the South Cariboo Minor Softball league. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel will host High School Rodeo senior finals in June

Public Health gave organizers the all clear to host the competition June 11 - 13

Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jase Paterson, 4, hits the ball square on with his bat while practising softball at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Minor softball players return to the diamond

After a year-long break prompted by COVID-19, softball has returned to 100 Mile House

Jase Paterson, 4, hits the ball square on with his bat while practising softball at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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Janet Wright, 82. has been skiing since she was in her 20s and has regularly skied 50 km a day at least once each winter just to prove she can. (Photo submitted)

Nordic skiers track record year, personal bests

Oban Chambers, 9, and Janet Wright, 82, clocked the most miles these season

Janet Wright, 82. has been skiing since she was in her 20s and has regularly skied 50 km a day at least once each winter just to prove she can. (Photo submitted)
Cooper Lafreniere swings a lasso over his head while putting his horse Gunner through his paces at Cari Reeves’ farm. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

High school rodeos hamstrung by COVID-19

Youth lament the loss of competition, rodeo family

Cooper Lafreniere swings a lasso over his head while putting his horse Gunner through his paces at Cari Reeves’ farm. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)