2013: Sports in review

There were a lot of great sports moments in May through August

Week 18 – May 1

Soccer camp

European Football School camp gives South Cariboo players a skill boost.

European Football School head coach Saibo Talic and technical skills coach Igor Matic were in 100 Mile House to conduct an elite soccer camp for 62 youth from the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association and other area communities.Week 19 – May 8

Run successful

The heat was on during the Cariboo Spring Run.

Organizers called the inaugural Cariboo Spring 10-Kilometre Run a success. A total of 61 registrants ran the course around 108 and Sepa lakes on May 5.

Week 20 – May 15

Prepping for zones

The 100 Mile House track and field team prepared for zones.

Discus and javelin thrower Jason Ruscheinksy was one of several 100 Mile House athletes heading to a track and field Zone Championship in Prince George on May 23-24.

The team also included hurdlers, sprinters, long distance runners, high jumpers, triple jumpers and long jumpers.

Week 21 – May 22

Hanging on

Bull riding finals were slated to be held in100 Mile House.

The South Cariboo Rodeo Club announced it was a bringing an exciting event to 100 Mile House to coincide with the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair.

The BC Professional Bullriders Association Finals were slated for Sept. 6-8.

Week 22 – May 29

Judo news

Local Judo club members selected to compete at Nationals.

Six youth from the 100 Mile House Kokoro Judo Club were named to the Team BC judo squad.

They were training hard to compete in the 2013 Canadian Judo Championships in July.

Week 23 – June 5

Track meet

Local students competed at track meet in 100 Mile House.

Sunny skies blessed the 100 Mile House Elementary School track and field meet on May 29. The annual competition featured students from Grade 4-7.

Week 24 – June 12

Play ball

Squirts ball team digs into start of a successful season.

The 100 Mile ‘N’ Hour Squirts rep fastball team started its season on May 24-26. The team played in the Richmond May Mayhem Tournament, known as the largest boys fastball tourney in British Columbia.

Week 25 – June 19

Track and field

Rain clouds parted just in time for school track and field meet.

The South End Track and Field Interschool Meet was held on June 13.

100 Mile House Elementary School hosted the event that saw students from Mile 108, Horse Lake, Bridge Lake, Eliza Archie Memorial, Buffalo Creek, Forest Grove and Lac la Hache elementary schools compete in a variety of events.

Week 26 – June 26

Rep soccer

100 Mile House CYSL teams play great at home games.

The Cariboo Youth Soccer League played a series of games at the 100 Mile Soccer Park on June 16. The league includes teams from 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Prince George and Quesnel.

Week 27 – July 3

Boxing victory

Brandon Balbirnie wins first boxing bout with a TKO.

100 Mile House rookie boxer Brandon Balbirnie won his debut bout in Kelowna on June 22. He scored a technical knockout midway through the second round.

Week 28 – July 10

Rodeo time

The rodeo fun was non-stop at Bridge Lake Stampede.

Cantankerous rough stock had its way with rodeo competitors at the 64th Annual Bridge Lake Stampede.

“It worked out perfect,” said Jaime Law, Bridge Lake Community Club president.

Week 29 – July 17

Judo medal

100 Mile House Kokoro Judo Club members competed at Judo nationals.

A number of members from a local Judo club competed at the 2013 Canadian Judo Champion in Richmond, July 4-7.

Ali Briggs won a silver medal in the women’s 52-kilogram under-21 division. Coach Ian Briggs said all his students fit in well at the competition.

Week 30 – July 24

On the mark

Area archers enjoy 3 D hunters’ course in 100 Mile House.

Shooters at the Bighorn Archery Club Traditional Shoot were on target at the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club, July 20-21. The annual event attracted 76 archers.

Week 31 – July 31

Men’s fastball

Red Rock takes men’s fastball playoff championships.

The Red Rock Avengers won the 100 Mile Men’s Fastball League playoffs in a best-of-three series against Jake’s Pub. It was the team’s second consecutive year winning the playoff title.

Week 32 – August 7

Junior golf

Lynden Jeffrey held his own in men’s golf tournament.

Junior golfer Lynden Jeffrey of 108 Mile Ranch got a feel for heavy competition playing in the Aberdeen Glen Men’s Open in Prince George, July 26-28. The 16-year-old was the youngest in the field of 93.

Week 33 – August 14

BCRA rodeo

Interlakes Rodeo attracts great crowds and top competitors.

Considering the number of entries, the big crowds and great weather, rodeo chair Jim Zailo said the 23rd Annual Interlakes BCRA Rodeo on Aug. 3-4 was a huge success. Close to 1,500 fans packed the Interlakes Rodeo Grounds that weekend.

Week 34 – August 21

Great experience

100 Mile House ball player joined provincial U16 team.

Conner Edle said there were some ups-and-downs playing on a team representing British Columbia at the 2013 U16 Western Canadian Fast Pitch Championships in Winnipeg on Aug. 2-5. The local 16-year-old joined the Chilliwack Vipers, which went 3-3 in Winnipeg.

Week 35 – August 28

Dog agility

100 Mile House goes to the dogs for annual agility dog trials.

The Cariboo Agility Dog Team held its annual trials on Aug. 24-25. In all, 33 competitors and 56 dogs ran the course at Lumberman’s Park in 100 Mile House a total of 370 times.