Year in Review 4: Sports highlights 2015

This is the last part of The Terrace Standard's annual year in review, showcasing the sports highlights from October 2015 to December 2015.

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Centennial senior boys celebrate after winning volleyball provincials Nov. 28.

October

Terrace’s James Taylor wins first of all northern B.C. motocross racers in two classes, the MX-2 class with 318 points, and the Junior MX-3 class with 395 points. He earns the points at 10 different events in the region, and wins a whopping seven races in the season.

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For the first time ever, Terrace has a Glow in the Dark Fun Run Oct. 17, geared towards families and adorning runners with glow sticks for the 1K or 5K loops around the Skeena Middle School and surrounding streets. It is a hit and draws 250 to 300 people.

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A family trio of three-generations calls themselves the “Reid Runners” and has trained and competed in many different races in the last  nine years, planning to join the 10K Vancouver Sun Run next spring. The trio includes 69-year-old Michael Reid, his daughter Megan and granddaughter Michaela, who say running has been a special bond between them.

November

Terrace charity runner Joe Pelletier raises $1,895 in a fundraising campaign in support of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice this fall. He runs two half marathons, the Vancouver Rock N’ Roll Oct. 25, where he ranks 227th of 5,000 runners, and the Las Vegas Rock ‘N’ Roll half marathon on Nov. 15.

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The basketball superfit class at Caledonia Secondary School requires commitment and challenges students to work hard, set personal goals and push themselves. The students are improving fitness and basketball skills, taking ownership for their learning, seeing benefits, and loving it.

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The Terrace River Kings are chosen to host the Coy Cup Championship for March 2016, giving them an automatic berth to the tournament. The River Kings’ season starts slow, but they climb to the top of the western division and win most of their season games.

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Ten athletes in the Terrace Bluebacks Swim Club are part of a northwest team “Points North” who win first place at a Prince George swim meet Nov. 20-22. Terrace coaches are proud of swimmers for improved techniques and several best times and top placings.

December

The Terrace Skating Club comes home with a sparkling team trophy, 39 medals, and big smiles after the Kla-How-Ya competition in Kitimat Nov. 28-29. All 16 of the Terrace skaters earn at least one top-three finish in 63 events.

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Centennial Christian’s senior boys volleyball team wins the ‘A’ provincial championship in Abbotsford Nov. 26-28, an impressive feat for the smallest school at the tournament. The team upsets last year’s champions, Abbotsford Christian, in four sets in the finals, and takes home the first provincial banner ever for Centennial.

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Caledonia’s senior girl’s volleyball team wins fourth at provincials in Vernon Dec. 3-5, a nice climb from 10th place last year. Their biggest victory of the volleyball weekend is upsetting the first place ‘AAA’ team from last year, Duchess Park.