Breton Bears doubled by QEH of B.C. at Coal Bowl
NEW WATERFORD — The Queen Elizabeth High School Royals of Surrey, B.C., doubled the host Breton Education Centre Bears 90-45 at the New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic basketball tournament, Tuesday night.
Robert Go paced the Royals’ offence with 25 points, while Arsh Khaira added 16 points.
Leading the Bears was Kyle MacDonald with 15 points.
Sackville 83, Riverview 70
Earlier in the afternoon, the Riverview Royals suffered their second-straight loss, this time 83-70 at the hands of the Sackville High School Kingfishers.
Paul Habib held the hot hand for the Sackville side with 25 points, followed by Jordan Brooks with 21 points.
Kelson Devereaux paced the Royals with 13 points, with Tyler Stone hot on his heels with 12 points, and Josh Harris and Ryan Hooper chipped in 11 points apiece.
St. Joseph’s 71, Dr. J.H. Gillis 44
The second game of the day saw the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Crusaders of Brooks, Alta. cruise past the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals 71-44.
Top Crusaders scorers were Kyle Bohnet netting 17 points, Stephen Younda scoring 13 and Deng Awak adding 12 points.
Leading the Royals were Justin Chisholm scoring 15 points and Keegan Meyer chipping in 13 points.
Gonzaga 82, Notre Dame 69
Tuesday’s opening match saw the Gonzaga High School Vikings of St. John’s, N.L. post its second-straight win at the tournament with a 82-69 decision over the Notre Dame High School Pride of Calgary.
Morgan MacDonald led Gonzaga’s more balanced attack with 19 points, followed closely by Ryan Wood with 18 and Theo Stanoev contributing 15 points.
Leading Notre Dame’s offence were David Lodovica with a game-high 24 points, Anthony Manful following with 20 and Josh Jebose chipping in 16 points.
Notre Dame 79, BEC 46
In girls exhibition play, the Notre Dame High School Pride of Calgary bested the BEC Bears 79-46, led by Martina Bona with 28 points and Tolu Fasuba following with 13 points.
The wind whipped my raincoat as I made another cast into the waves. It was early June on Third Pond of the Gander River but it was bitterly cold. The only thing hot was the fishing as brook trout after brook trout came to my cast of two wet flies.
I have always been a fan of small wet flies for brook trout but these days wet flies seem to have fallen out of favour, with most anglers instead choosing nymphs and streamers. That’s a shame because wet flies are a great method of catching trout.
Like most things related to flyfishing, wet flies originated in Britain. Those early anglers were after brown trout, a species which is very wary and notoriously hard to catch. This resulted in the development of small drab patterns with names like Black Gnat, Cow Dung and March Brown. Many of these anglers fished with more than one fly on their line.
In England, where the technique originated, a multiple fly rig is called a cast. Traditionally three flies are used, a fly at the end of the leader, called the point fly, a second fly, called the dropper fly, tied about 16 inches above the point fly on a short piece of leader and a third fly called the dib farther up the line. The dib fly gets its name from the technique known as dibbling. That’s when an angler lifts their rod tip result- ing in the dib fly skating or dibbling along on the surface. This technique imitates a hatching mayfly or caddis and can be very effective.
I use two flies most of the time because I find a three-fly cast tangles too easily. There are several ways to rig a dropper fly. The simplest is to tie on a piece of leader using a blood knot and leave one of the ends long. Some anglers tie a piece of leader to the bend of the dropper fly and tie the point fly on that. The trick is to not make the dropper leader too long. I find anything over a foot will wrap around the leader and leave you with a tangle. The use of multiple rigs is not limited to fly fishing. Tying a wet fly or streamer above a spinner or bait can be very effective as well.
Wet flies are usually tied on short shank, heavy hooks to ensure they sink readily. Most are simple patterns, with bodies of tinsel or chenille, a wing and some hackle at the head. Tie a variety of patterns in sizes ranging from 10 to 14 and you will be ready to hit the water anywhere. Good old wet flies. If you are plan- ning on tying up some flies this winter I would recommend you include a few wet flies in a variety of sizes. Tight Lines. Tip of the week: Make sure that the use of multiple rigs is legal where you fish. In Nova Scotia you are allowed a maximum of three hooks, except in areas with special regulations or when fishing for Atlantic salmon where only one, unweighted fly is permitted.
Tyler Bishop of the Breton Education Centre Bears, centre, goes for the ball, surrounded by, from left, Diljot Pannu, Amar Nijjer and Arsh Khaira, all of the Queen Elizabeth High School Royals of Surrey, B.C., and Tyler Matheson of the Bears during New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic play at the BEC gym, Tuesday night. QEH won, 90-45.
Brittney Shabits of the Notre Dame High School Pride of Calgary, centre, goes for the ball, guarded by Breton Education Centre Bears players Larissa LeBlanc, left, and Victoria Guyaux during girls exhibition action at the New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic at the BEC gym, Tuesday evening. The Pride won, 79-46.