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Nestman strikes gold in Arizona

Jenna Nestman represents the future of track and field athletes on the Sunshine Coast.

Course record lowered at April Fool's Run

More than 480 individuals and teams ran from Gibsons to Sechelt last Sunday in the 26th annual April Fool's Run Half-Marathon.

Elementary schools finish hoops season

Last Wednesday and Thursday, the elementary school boys and girls took over the gyms at Gibsons Elementary School and Elphinstone Secondary School for the annual boys' and girls' basketball play days.

Flyers clinch finals berth

The Suncoast Flyers punched their ticket into the Men's A-division hockey final, while the Inlet Raiders and Rangers need a third game tonight (March 27) to decide their fate.

Disc golf course open in Gibsons

The first nine holes of a Gibsons 18-hole disc golf course are open for play, with the remaining nine scheduled to be in place by the summer.

Coast skaters bring home gold

Sunshine Coast figure skaters have come home with outstanding results from recent competitions. Kai-Jing Leong won gold and Alison Camenisch won bronze in ladies' free skate at the Vancouver Skating Club's Valentine's Day Competition.

Midgets win Capilano banner

The Midget house hockey team completed their season last weekend in fine fashion, capturing the Capilano Banner.

Gibsons Minor Ball to host clinic

Gibsons Minor Ball Association will play host to a pre-season big league experience baseball clinic next weekend. On Friday, March 26, Peewee and Bantam players should register at Ryan Dempster field in Brothers Park between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

Pender opens season with loss to Argyle

Pender Harbour Secondary School (PHSS) opened the 2004 senior boys' high school rugby season last Friday with a home game. PHSS put up a strong fight against the Argyle Pipers from North Vancouver, but in the end, Argyle pulled away for the win.

Blues drop a playoff pair

The Bantam Rep Blues' chances of a President's Series banner took a serious blow last weekend after suffering a pair of defeats.