Carly Davies goes for the spike during a match against Bulkley Valley Christian school in the Grade 8 girl’s zone championships held in Smithers Nov. 12.

A year in sports

A look back at some sports highlights from November and December of 2011.

November

This year’s Guns and Hoses is another success, says organizer Jeff Minhinnick from the Terrace Professional Firefighters.

The game, which sees local RCMP officers facing off against firefighters, comes to a 4-1 outcome with the firefighters taking the win, and the event raising more than $6,000 to give to Jumpstart. A total of $21,000 has been raised in the three years the event has been running.

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Two Terrace soccer players bring home the top spot for men’s university soccer, as Alex Redpath and Cam Hundel win the title on home turf in Victoria with the Vikes.

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Shames Mountain gets a new general manager this year, as Christian Theberge takes the reins at the ski hill.

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Two Terrace sisters take on the ING New York city marathon – one on a broken foot, and the other as a first -timer for a full marathon.

Sue Simpson and Birgitte Bartlett join more than 46,000  other runners in a 42 km journey through the five burrows of New York City.

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The Skeena Junior girls B volleyball team wins the zone title in a tournament at Thornhill Junior Secondary school.

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Undefeated locally this season, the Centennial Christian junior boys volleyball team caps a great season with the zone win.

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The Skeena Grade 8 volleyball girls squad comes home from Smithers as zone champions.

Ranked number one heading into the tournament, the team did not disappoint, defeating Bulkley Valley Christian school in the finals for the tournament win.

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The Terrace Shogun Dojo once again does Canada and the northwest proud, coming home with strong results from the World Karate Kickboxing championships in Cadiz, Spain.

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The Terrace Badminton club hosts its first set of two annual tournaments in the Thornhill Secondary school gym, Nov. 19 and 26.

December

The Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club is well into its new season with a new head coach, Ambra Marak, leading the team.

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A former Terrace resident, Brie Birdsell, makes her way to the world stage – lacing up for Team Canada at the Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto.

Canada rolls to second at the event, which sees 13 teams from around the world clash on track, in the first-ever world flat track roller derby competition.

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Centennial Christian’s senior boys volleyball team, the Seahawks,  places fifth at A provincials in Kelowna the first weekend in December.

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With a new league president, executive and head coach, minor lacrosse players in Terrace are set to be back in action by the spring.

New president for Terrace Minor Lacrosse Richard Lindstrom has also been named the zone 7 representative, which covers the areas from Vanderhoof west, and plans to start drumming up a regional interest too.

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Terrace arm wrestler Allan Heinricks returns from another major competition.

He is back from Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he joined 1,500 competitors from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, in the World Arm Wrestling 2011 Championships, earning a bronze medal.

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