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AHL coach offers incentive for P.G. travelers

Jon Cooper has put the offer out to the people of Prince George. Show up in Norfolk, Va., this hockey season with proof that you're from P.G. and he'll set you up with some free tickets.

Street stock drivers have money on their minds

Chris Arronge is going to take a run at the money. Arronge, president of the Prince George Auto Racing Association, will replace his administrator's hat with a racing helmet for this weekend's PGARA Invitational.

Riding with the pack

Matzelle faces stiff test at BMX nationals

Horwath has money on his mind

Darrell Horwath wants the two grand. To fill his wallet, he'll have to run fast and clean all weekend at PGARA Speedway Park, site of the PGARA Invitational.

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.