Members of the Smithers secondary golf team took to the links in Prince Rupert a few weeks ago to kick off a new season. From left to right: Kaleb Gorbahn

Smithers Secondary Gryphons drive it home

The Smithers secondary Gryphons golf team were on the fairway a couple weeks ago kicking off the season in Prince Rupert.

The Smithers secondary Gryphons golf team were on the fairway a couple weeks ago kicking off the season in Prince Rupert as uncertainty about a teachers strike holds off most northern teams from participating.

Only three teams took to the Prince Rupert Golf Course April 14.

However, SSS didn’t let that dampen their spirits, picking up a fantastic win with 42 strokes over Mount Elizabeth from Terrace. While BVCS placed third.

After picking up the win in Prince Rupert SSS packed into the car and headed to Surrey for the 11-team premier high school tournament.

Having to replace two of their veterans with rookies put up some challenges for the Gryphons.

The first day was played at Kings Link, where the weather was beyond windy.

These difficult conditions cause all of the participants to post very high scores.

Skyler Stahel posted the team’s best round with an acceptable 88.

The second day round was played at Northview Golf Club, home of the PGA’s Air Canada Open.

Although they were fighting tough weather the team posted some decent scores.

Nathan Cachia, a veteran Gryphon golfer was once again the top golfer on the team posting a score of 79.

Although his efforts were well received, the team ended in 10th place overall.

Cachia and Trent Monkman both received prizes for closest to the pin during competition.

“It was great experience for all of the players to actually get some golf swings in and play with some of the elite players in the province,” Gryphons coach Dana Gorbahn said.

The following week the Gryphons were out and about in Terrace for the second playday of the season.

It was the same teams facing off as the loss of extracurricular activities hit hard for most teams in the northwest.

BVCS landed themselves in third place again while Smithers and Mount Elizabeth battled for first.

Mount Elizabeth came out on top by only one stroke finishing the tournament with an aggregate score of 355, SSS with 356 and BVCS finished with 434.

The Gryphons are home to another playday this weekend at the Smithers Golf and Country Club.


Just Posted

Don’t be a thief’s secret Santa

Police remind drivers to lock their vehicles after a truck was stolen in Smithers.

Teens playing chicken with a train force it to stop

Train operator does not think anyone was hit

Legendary music teacher retires

Doogan-Smith will be retiring at the end of the school year after 32 years of changing lives.

Local guides aren’t happy with grizzly ban

Guides say new ban could end businesses, including first nations outfitters and float planes.

Smithers Winter Classic Taekwon-Do Championships

Results for Smithers and Houston athletes who were among the 71 athletes who participated.

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Disney buying part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion

Bountiful polygamist believed he couldn’t be prosecuted: lawyer

Winston Blackmore’s lawyer says Blackmore did not believe he could be prosecuted

Woman charged after altercation injured baby in Toronto

Charges have been laid after a four-month-old baby girl was critically injured in Toronto

Anderson extends invitation to Liberal voters

Interim B.C. Conservative party leader invites “disenfranchised Liberal voters” to join his party

Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil announces retirement

Veteran Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil spent 15 seasons with the NHL team

Trudeau’s office confirms staffer being probed over allegations

PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations of reported “inappropriate behaviour.”

Police kill gunman north of Toronto

Police shot and killed a gunman during a hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto

#MeToo at work: B.C. women share horrifyingly common sexual assaults

It happens to more people than you might think and impacts women inside and outside of the workplace

Most Read