Elphi wrestling

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
January 17, 2014 01:00 AM

Since the home Rudolph Rumble in early December, wrestlers from Elphinstone Secondary School have been a busy gaining success at several meetings in the Lower Mainland.

In the last week of December the team wrestled in the Simon Fraser University novice and elite tournaments. In novice, Percy Stipec finished fourth with a very strong performance in a huge weight class and Scout Stipec finished third in her group. At the elite tournament, Alex Ratcliff, Alysha Monk and Nolan O'Reilly wrestled some of B.C.'s best, with Alex finishing third and Alysha first.

"I think the team is really coming together, with the younger wrestlers stepping up and increasing their competitiveness in these big tournament, and the seniors are in the hunt in any tournament they enter," said coach Clint Fox.

January is very busy with many smaller meets and concludes with the North Shore Championships on Jan. 31.

Marathon clinics

Are you running the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run and/or a spring marathon?

If so, Sunshine Coast Athletics is hosting a training clinic beginning this Sunday, Jan. 19. Register online at www.foolsrun.com, then show up at Hackett Park in Sechelt by the concession/washroom building at 9 a.m. ready to run.

Any speed is welcome, as long as you can run a minimum of 30 minutes without stopping. The meeting location will switch to the Gibsons and Area Community Centre every second week. Check the website or call 604-885-8849 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. only) for more information.

Soccer training

The Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association is dedicated to providing players and teams with high-level training opportunities that supplement their current soccer commitments.

Registration for the spring 2014 academy has started. Players will train under technical director Ken Campbell,focusing on developing individual skills while learning discipline and commitment. Registration is limited to 18 players.

The academy starts on Feb. 3 (Monday nights) for U11 (born in 2003-2005 inclusive) and Feb. 4 (Tuesday nights) for U15 (born in 1999-2002 inclusive). The cost is $125/eight sessions. Register online now at http://scysa.ca/reg.

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