Sports Shorts

Catch up on Speed Skating, Midget Hockey and other local sports events.

Speed Skating

Members of the Salmon Arm Ice Breakers had impressive results at the Kelowna Cup over the Weekend. Jack Isaac and Phoenix Nash, ages 12 and 13, competed in the BC Winter Games Male U14 trial and attained personal bests in the 200-metre distance. Aila Norlin and Maddy Feist both aged 12 raced in the BC Winter Games Female U14 trials. Mackenzie Keating achieved two personal bests and Keagan Isaac reached a personal best while competing in the 100-metre, 200-metre, and 800-metre distances as well as a push and chase relay race. Jon Phillips, age 9, attained personal bests (PBs) in the 100-metre, 200-metre and 200-metre distances. Nathan Bastiaansen sped to PBs in the 100-metre, 1200-metre, and 500-metre races. Ila Isaac, Devyn Hughes, Lincoln Thurgood, and Callie Belway achieved PBs in the 100-metre and 500-metre distances.

Midget Silvertips

The Rona Midget Tier 3 Silvertips were the runners-up at a six-team tournament in Castlegar. After beginning the tournament with a loss to the junior Tri-City Americans, the Silvertips won their game against the Spokane Junior Chiefs. In the final game of the round robin the Castlegar Rebels ‘Tips lose 2-1. The ‘Tips came up against the undefeated Trail team in a playoff match-up. Salmon Arm won in a shootout thanks to a snipe from Lucas Piekarczyk. Unfortunately the Silvertips lost to Tri-City in the gold medal game.

Bridge Results

Results for Dec 5: First Jim McLean and Graham Todd, second Ona Bouchard and Ruth Embree and third Tom McNie and Dave Peterson. Results for Dec 7: First Steve Raffel and Bob Johnston, second Dave Peterson and Chuck Buckler and third Jim McLean and Michael Clayton. Salmon Arm Sanctioned duplicate bridge club meets every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon. For more info call 250-833-1935.

Results for Dec. 10: North/South First, Ruth Embree and Michael Clayton, second, Orville Cooper and Bruce Motherwell and third, Ona Bouchard and Peggy Petersen. East/West First Lynne Storey and John Parton, second Barb and Dave Peterson, and third Doreen and Dennis Roberts. The Bridge club play every Sunday at 1p.m. at the Fifth Avenue Senior Centre. For more information call 250-803-5556.

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