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The Year in Review: Part two

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A new City Boxing junior light middleweight champion was crowned as Randy Hollett defeated David Rojo of the Pack of Wild Dogs Boxing Club in the main event of the War on the Shore. The fight was a fantastic culmination of an action-packed card.


• A new City Boxing junior light middleweight champion was crowned as Randy Hollett defeated David Rojo of the Pack of Wild Dogs Boxing Club in the main event of the War on the Shore. The fight was a fantastic culmination of an action-packed card.

• Despite the wet and windy weather, 150 cross-country racers enjoyed the myriad mountain bike trails of Roberts Creek at the annual Coaster mountain bike race.

• Three shíshálh Nation youth were in Montreal representing Team B.C. at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

Talaysay Campo, Squamish and Sechelt member, competed for the second time on the female squad, while Lakota Joe and Brennen Mayers, shíshálh members, played for the men’s team. Brennen and Lakota won the title, the first for a Team BC men’s team in the event’s 12-year history.

• Michelle Jakszuk of Elphi committed to the UBC’s Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team.

• Kendra Pomfret’s track and field and cross-country career certainly took off — in a big way.

Now team captain and in her fourth year at the University of Victoria, Pomfret has set her sights high — running for Canada in the Summer Olympics in 2016 and 2020.

• Attack of Danger Bay, the mecca of downhill longboard racing, celebrated its 12th anniversary May 19 in Pender Harbour.

• The Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association put on a great show as local car enthusiasts were joined by a solid contingent of off-Coast racers for the May drag racing event at the Sechelt airstrip.

• The Chatelech golf team completed its impressive season with a sixth place finish at the provincial high school golf championships on Vancouver Island.

• The Chatelech mountain bike team finished second in the overall team standings at the provincial championships in Port Moody.


• Ellie Gerbrandt and her prized horse Jaxson had quite the year, competing in local, regional and national equestrian competitions. The awards and accolades led the riding duo to an international event in October in Las Vegas.

• The peewee Rapids lacrosse team had a huge weekend, filling the net at a rapid pace, winning four games, two on the road and two at home to continue the strong season for the three association teams.

• Gibsons Mitch Rainer closed out his college baseball career with his final season at Cumberland University in Tennessee.

• Conditions could not have been better for Sechelt Minor Softball’s year-end tournament. The sun was shining, the fields were in fabulous condition, and the concession was well stocked as 250 young athletes headed out for a weekend of fun.

• Beaming smiles, cheering and laughter filled Hackett Park and the Sechelt Learning Centre’s fields. Challenger Baseball players, their buddies, coaches and families from around the Lower Mainland came to Sechelt to participate in the Provincial Challenger Baseball Jamboree.


• Sechelt’s Kris Sneddon had a little over a one-minute lead over Squamish’s Neal Kindree after day four of the BC Bike Race rolled through Sechelt. A few days later he won the overall title at the race finish in Whistler.

• The Malaspina Regatta celebrated its 24th year with 25 boats at the start line.

• Mikayla Custance competed in the provincial body building championships in New Westminster — a goal she had been striving to achieve for the past year.

• Five players from Gibsons helped the Rossinis Jazz fastball team from Vancouver to the senior C provincial championship at Softball City in Surrey including Brett Trefry, Kevan Penonzek, Glenn Dempster, Mike Sopow and Randy Tulk.

• The U16 girls fastball team, Gibsons Crusherz, beat Kelowna in the gold medal final in Chilliwack to win the provincials.

• The peewee Rapids finished fourth in B.C. after a great effort at the provincial C championship in Kamloops.

• On July 11 six athletes: Lindsay Pearson, Tracey Scoular, Theresa Presley, Wes Harrison, Christel Jensen and Micheal Oswald, along with five coaches: Chuck Bertrand, Margaret Casey, Marie Telder, Gary Rogers and Marilyn Adams set off to Langley for the 2013 Special Olympics provincial Summer Games.

• The Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club gathered to remember a local cowboy at the Ted Bowe Memorial Barrel Race.


• The Sunshine Coast Roller Girls Red Tide Warning lost an entertaining 138-111 contest to The Mainland Misfits Doomsday Bunnies in the Coast’s first home roller derby match of the season.

• For the second time in three years, the Fujis knocked off The Eh Team from Vancouver in the A-division championship at the Perfect Storm slo-pitch tournament.

• Forrest Riesco competed at the World Mountain Bike Championships in South Africa..

• The Lighthouse/IGA Brewers captured the Sunshine Coast Men’s Fastball League title with a 12-7 win over Lon’s Gun Show.

• The Sunshine Coast hockey school wrapped up with two weeks of intense on and off-ice training with Halfmoon Bay’s David Arduin at the helm.

• The second annual Sunshine Coast Sockeye Summer Classic water polo festival was a huge success at Trout Lake.

• Sunshine Coast athletes once again brought back an impressive medal haul in swimming and in track and field from the BC Senior Games in Kamloops, with 49 medals.

• The 38th annual Sunshine Coast Open tennis tournament served up an ace.

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