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Adelia Paul from Kitimat playing for the Vancouver All My Relations takes a free throw during Women’s Division play versus Similkameen on Day 4 at the All Native Basketball Tournament April 6 in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)

Day 5 schedule for the All Native Basketball Tournament

Four teams from the Seniors Divsion have been eliminated

Adelia Paul from Kitimat playing for the Vancouver All My Relations takes a free throw during Women’s Division play versus Similkameen on Day 4 at the All Native Basketball Tournament April 6 in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)
Shnai Day 2018 on Hudson Bay Mountain. The slush cup returns after a two year hiatus. (File photo)

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort’s season coming to a close

First Schnai Day in two years happening on Sunday

Shnai Day 2018 on Hudson Bay Mountain. The slush cup returns after a two year hiatus. (File photo)
Coby Hall is stoked for Schuss Boomer Downhill races held on Hudson Bay Mountain April 2. (Ben Weinstein photo)
Coby Hall is stoked for Schuss Boomer Downhill races held on Hudson Bay Mountain April 2. (Ben Weinstein photo)
Melissa Pesch heads down to North Vancouver’s Capilano University in the fall. (Contributed photo)

SSS volleyball player signs with Capilano Blues

Melissa Pesch heads down to North Vancouver’s Capilano University in the fall

Melissa Pesch heads down to North Vancouver’s Capilano University in the fall. (Contributed photo)
Tosh Krauskopf (far left) places third in a big air event in Beaver Valley, Ontario. (Contributed photo)

Smithers snowboarder flies into the finals

Tosh Krauskopf competes in the Air Nation in Ontario and Quebec

Tosh Krauskopf (far left) places third in a big air event in Beaver Valley, Ontario. (Contributed photo)
New Aiyansh's Phillip Clayton (#8, black) and Richard Wolff block out Kincolith's Simon Gurney during Masters play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 5. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 3 Recap

Women’s Division cut to 10 teams; Masters Division sees first elimination

New Aiyansh's Phillip Clayton (#8, black) and Richard Wolff block out Kincolith's Simon Gurney during Masters play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 5. (Thom Barker photo)
Skidegate’s Trafton Williams attempts to block a layup from Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco during Intermediate Division play on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament April 4 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 2 Recap

Day 2 sees first elimination in double knockout format as Lax Kw’alaams women defeat Skidegate

Skidegate’s Trafton Williams attempts to block a layup from Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco during Intermediate Division play on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament April 4 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)
Hazelton Elite’s Colton Murrell, right, drives to the basket en route to putting up 35 points during senior men’s first round play against Prince Rupert at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 4. (Thom Barker photo)
Hazelton Elite’s Colton Murrell, right, drives to the basket en route to putting up 35 points during senior men’s first round play against Prince Rupert at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 4. (Thom Barker photo)
Hazelton Elite’s Colton Murrell, right, drives to the basket en route to putting up 35 points during senior men’s first round play against Prince Rupert at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 4. (Thom Barker photo)

Three Hazelton teams advance in All Native Basketball Tournament

The women’s and intermediate men’s and senior men’s teams all won on Day 2

Hazelton Elite’s Colton Murrell, right, drives to the basket en route to putting up 35 points during senior men’s first round play against Prince Rupert at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 4. (Thom Barker photo)
Kitkatla and Alert Bay battle for the ball in the key during Game 6 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)

Day 2 schedule of the 62nd annual All Native Basketball Tournament

Intermediates, Seniors and Masters divisions will be playing their round 1 games

Kitkatla and Alert Bay battle for the ball in the key during Game 6 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)
Braelyn Moore of the Greenville Aces (right) prepares to shoot as Celine Jeffery of the Lax Kw’alaams Ladies defends during Game 1 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)

Women shine as All Native Basketball Tournament gets underway

Greenville, Gitwinksihlkw, Similkameen and Kitkatla win on Day 1

Braelyn Moore of the Greenville Aces (right) prepares to shoot as Celine Jeffery of the Lax Kw’alaams Ladies defends during Game 1 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)
Camryn Parnell of the Massett Raiders (right) drives to the basket as Laney Munroe of the New Aiyansh Thunder defends during Game 5 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)

Women shine as All Native Basketball Tournament gets underway

Greenville, Gitwinksihlkw, Similkameen and Kitkatla win on Day 1

Camryn Parnell of the Massett Raiders (right) drives to the basket as Laney Munroe of the New Aiyansh Thunder defends during Game 5 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)
Opening ceremonies the Smithers Saltos Team. (Photo credit: Mike Ambach / www.fromthetreehouse.ca)

Inaugural gymnastics tournament held in new Prince Rupert gymnastic facilities

79 athletes participated in new tournament to be held annually

Opening ceremonies the Smithers Saltos Team. (Photo credit: Mike Ambach / www.fromthetreehouse.ca)
Former Smithers Secondary Gryphon Trent Monkman drives to the basket for the University of Victoria Vikes in the Canada West U Sports men’s basketball final March 20 in Edmonton. (Brad Hamilton/University of Alberta photo)

Former SSS Gryphon en route to national university basketball championship

Trent Monkman and the University of Victoria Vikes qualified by winning Canada West championship

Former Smithers Secondary Gryphon Trent Monkman drives to the basket for the University of Victoria Vikes in the Canada West U Sports men’s basketball final March 20 in Edmonton. (Brad Hamilton/University of Alberta photo)
Three local U18 girls (from front to back), Maya Clarke-Doering (189), Darah Gillis (190) and Caitlyn Gillis (191) completed the 60 km distance in 2022 Wetzink’wa Loppet. (Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club photo)

Loppet cross country racers in it for the long haul

Participation was high in this year’s 60 km and 40 km cross-country races

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Three local U18 girls (from front to back), Maya Clarke-Doering (189), Darah Gillis (190) and Caitlyn Gillis (191) completed the 60 km distance in 2022 Wetzink’wa Loppet. (Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club photo)
David Loki David Loki lays the ball up against Nanaimo Christian School during the BC Boys Provincial “A” Championship in Langley. Loki was honoured with a Second Team All Star for his tournament performance. (BVCS photo)

Underdog Royals battle to fifth place at provincials

Coach says it is one of the best performances in Bulkley Valley Christian School history

David Loki David Loki lays the ball up against Nanaimo Christian School during the BC Boys Provincial “A” Championship in Langley. Loki was honoured with a Second Team All Star for his tournament performance. (BVCS photo)
From left Finley Gagnon, Chloe Williston and Ava Wimbush enjoy themselves at the Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in Whistley March 20. (Patrick Williston photo)

Bulkley Valley Nordic skier earns bronze at nationals

Ava Wimbush placed third in the 3.3 km freestyle U16 women’s event

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From left Finley Gagnon, Chloe Williston and Ava Wimbush enjoy themselves at the Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in Whistley March 20. (Patrick Williston photo)
Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association show off their medals at the Over the Rainbow Gymnastics Invitational, in Prince Rupert on March 19. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association show off their medals at the Over the Rainbow Gymnastics Invitational, in Prince Rupert on March 19. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Skaters of all ages sizes and skill levels performed during the Smithers Figure Skating Club’s Carnival on Ice at the Smithers Civic Centre March 11. (Submitted photo)

Figure skating carnival thrills and raises $6K

Smithers Figure Skating Club’s annual spring fling attracted around 200 spectators

Skaters of all ages sizes and skill levels performed during the Smithers Figure Skating Club’s Carnival on Ice at the Smithers Civic Centre March 11. (Submitted photo)