Two in a row for the Thrifty Orcas

Seniors Games rocked by Thrifty Foods Orcas team

The Thrifty Foods Orcas mixed slo-pitch team captured their second gold in a row at the 2011 B.C. Seniors Games.

At the B.C. Provincial Seniors Games held in the West Kootenays from Aug. 17 to 20, the Thrifty Foods Orcas Mixed slo-pitch softball team from Parksville undefeated on route to the medal rounds.

There, the locals beat Vancouver, 7-4, in the final to capture its second consecutive gold medal.

The Orcas opened with an 11-4 victory over one of the Prince George teams and then manhandled the rest of the field with convincing victories over a second Prince George team, Burnaby, Vancouver and Creston.

In round robin play Thrifty Foods outscored their opponents with an impressive for and against of 80 to 21.

The  local team will reunite to play in Burnaby next year and they hope to accomplish a threepeat in their quest for gold.

 

— Submitted

 

 

Just Posted

Man dead after reported early-morning hit-and-run incident in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Retired Nanoose Bay teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

Country music star Aaron Pritchett back in Qualicum Beach to play benefit concert

Singer to headline Thalassa restaurant fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house

Order in the chambers: Qualicum Beach votes for council code of conduct

Coun. Robert Filmer’s motion passes unanimously at town meeting

VIDEO: RCMP officer killed in the line of duty remembered ‘through the laughter of children’

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Orangeville Northmen take Minto Cup at Langley Events Centre

Swept best-of-five series 3-0 over Victoria Shamrocks

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Most Read