The Elphinstone bantam girls’ basketball team recorded the first two wins of the season by defeating Chatelech at home and Brooks in Powell River.
In the home game Jan. 15, the Cougars jumped to a 12-0 lead en route to a 41-21 victory. Taylor Whittall scored 14 points, Jessica Morrison 11 and Charmain Manuel and Morgan Dear six points each.
In the Brooks game Jan. 21, Elphinstone fell behind 5-0 and still trailed by one at halftime, but a strong second half gave them a 26-17 win. Taylor and Jessica each had 10 points to lead the scoring.
More sports camps at Elphi
Elphi’s dynamic and enthusiastic 2013 grads will be providing a full day of fun for any local sports and fitness enthusiasts in grades 5 to 7 on Friday, Feb. 8.
Organizer and grad volunteer Hailey Perry said campers will be rotating through different sports stations of soccer, volleyball, basketball and a yoga/fitness movement component. The focus will be all about fun and participation.
Basketball coach Ellen Fallis, who organized last fall’s Pro-D day camp, said that it was such a blast, she’s hoping to see more kids come out and have fun.
Volleyball coach Michelle Jakszuk and soccer coaches Andy Blattler and Lee Gye are hoping to pass on to the campers some of the skills and knowledge they gained from playing rep soccer for the past seven years. The grads are also bringing out Elphi’s highly talented dancers to teach the yoga/fitness movement component.
Participants need to bring their own lunch, snacks, drinks, indoor running shoes, as well as appropriate outdoor clothing and soccer cleats. Cost for the six-hour program is $45 and includes an Elphi spirit T-shirt or $38 with no T-shirt.
Proceeds will go towards grad activities. Reservations can be made by calling Ginny at 604-886-0488 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms and medical/consent forms can be picked up at the four elementary schools, Langdale, Gibsons, Cedar Grove and Roberts Creek, or at Elphi.