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The Year in Review: Part three

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Ryan Dempster celebrated his World Series win with his parents Lori and Wally prior to the championship parade in Boston at the end of October.

September

• The U18 girls Adren-aline won their first championship as a team at the West Coast Cup in Pitt Meadows.

• The continuation of Full Throttle Showdown was at the airport in Sechelt, and despite the early morning fog, the rain held off until the afternoon and the final race day for the SCDRA was completed.

•Gibsons George Vourtsis came up just short in his chance at the Canadian title, losing to Lucas Rowe of Kitchener Ont. for the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Canadian Amateur Boxing championship at Cascades Casino in Langley.

• New glass, new boards, new ice and a fresh start at the Sunshine Coast Arena in Sechelt — all in time for a new season for the SCMHA.

October

• The Whitecaps were at Kinnikinnick Park in Sechelt taking a look at more than 100 rep players from U10 boys to U18 girls from the Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) in stage one of a lengthy evaluation process for their residency program.

• Donna Thompson was elected to the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame.

• Nineteen-year-old Sarah MacKenzie from Roberts Creek captured first place at the prelim level at a three-day event at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre.

• Sechelt’s Shanti Thur-ber, a member of the Shaw-nigan Lake School’s girls senior eight rowing crew, competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

• Sechelt runner Dan Symonds was training for one of the most difficult challenges on the planet — the World Toughest Mudder in New Jersey.

November

• Ryan Dempster and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series taking the final game in Boston 6-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals.

• Rugby sevens is quickly making an impact at the high school level on the Coast, so much so that the possibility for a resurgence in the game Coast-wide is promising.

• The Elphi juvenile girls volleyball team defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 3-1 to win the NS league banner, then a week later won the Vancouver District title.

• The Sunshine Coast continued to set the bar a bit higher for the Hockey HEROS program. Now in its fifth year, record numbers of youth are involved.

• Kendra Pomfret, was named Canada West cross-country student athlete of the year.

• Madeira Park’s Joe Antilla scored his first career university hat trick in a weekend sweep by UBC.

• Mackenzie Inksater of Roberts Creek travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the American Quarter Horse Association’s Novice Championships.

December

• Elphi finished in fifth spot at AA senior girls provincial volleyball championships in Surrey.

• Girls and boys in SD46 wrapped a successful volleyball campaign.


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