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High school rugby has taken its final scrum this season as seven-per-side junior and senior teams from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School played final games in Williams Lake recently.

Coach Matt Leclerc called the season, which only started last month, short and hectic.

“But the students worked their butts off,” he adds.

Rugby – 15-per-side – starts during the spring semester.


The local cross-country ski club is short a fridge and freezer in the kitchen at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge, and is looking for a donation.

The 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society says they’ll gladly accept a fridge or chest freezer anyone is planning on getting rid of.

If you’re looking for more information or if you can help with a donation, contact Colleen Robb via e-mail at


Community basketball goes at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gym on Mondays.

Organizers say adults and senior secondary school students of all skill levels are welcome, and having fun and learning the game are the goals.

There is no fee to participate in the co-eds games.

Action tips off at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.

The season runs until March.

For more information, contact Rick Barker at 250-395-3244 or Josh Dickerson at 250-395-1353.