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Thiessen joining U of S Huskies

Five full seasons in the Western Hockey League went by like a snap of the fingers. Suddenly, it seems, Garrett Thiessen is now preparing for the next phase of hockey and life. Both will unfold at the University of Saskatchewan.

Making his points

Gascon not letting late start keep him from running at front of pack

Roberts taking her game to college

Katlyn Roberts was going to put her basketball career on pause. Roberts, a dynamic shooting guard for the D.P. Todd Trojans during her high school days, had no real intention of playing at the post-secondary level this coming season.

Hart Judo Academy athletes head to Saskatchewan for national sessions

Mark Whalley and John Rustad are experiencing judo at the highest level. The two members of Prince George's Hart Judo Academy are currently in Outlook, Sask., for a national summer camp that runs until Saturday.

A Martinson double in Halifax track meet

Call it Martinson magic. At the Eileen Meagher track and field meet in Halifax last week, Geoff Martinson and his dad, Brian Martinson, both ran to first-place finishes in races. The younger Martinson, with a time of three minutes 44.

Pisces swimmers power their way to summer provincials

Fourteen members of the Prince George Pisces have earned the right to compete in the B.C. Summer Swim Association provincial championships, Aug. 20-22 in Kamloops.

Ludlow golden at international swim meet

As members of Team Canada, Danica Ludlow and Sterling King stroked their way to podium finishes at the North American Challenge Cup on the weekend. In the water in Santa Clara, Calif.

Witala boys earn Cariboo roster spots

For the first time in their hockey careers, Chase Witala and Tyson Witala will toil for the same team. The Witala boys, 15 and 17 respectively, used a weekend tryout camp at the Coliseum to lock up roster spots with the major midget Cariboo Cougars.

Cougars add experienced goalie

Last season, the Prince George Cougars had no stability in goal. Problems between the pipes contributed heavily to one of their worst seasons in the Western Hockey League.

Balazs splashes to national silver medal

The clouds really did have silver in them. Sunday in Ottawa, Prince George's Emma Balazs won a silver medal at the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships.