A weekend of fun and games
Bay Roberts hosts volleyball, softball and swim events
Super Sports Weekend in Bay Roberts was a success again this year. Hundreds of athletes from many parts of the province took part.
Hundreds of athletes from as far away as Central Newfoundland converged on Bay Roberts July 23 and 24 for what organizers are calling a highly successful Super Sports Weekend.
It was the fourth annual and organizer Ian Flynn, director of recreation for the Town of Bay Roberts, said it’s getting bigger and better each year.
“ Sport tourism is one of the fastest-growing markets and this whole weekend with softball, volleyball and the
swim meet certainly brought new people to our community who were spending new money in the area,” said Flynn.
The event, which is part of Klondyke Days, is unique in that is involves the organization and delivery of three separate sporting events — softball, volleyball and softball.
In the softball event, Tri-Town Ultras of Catalina claimed its second straight championship by defeating BUFU of Bay Roberts in the final.
One of the big draws of the tournament was a home-run derby that was won by Tommy Dawson of Bay Roberts. Dawson belted 14 homers.
Several games were also played at fields in Carbonear, said Flynn. “ We formed a great partnership with Carbonea,” he noted. The volleyball event was staged at Ascension Collegiate, with Atlantic Grocery Distributors defeating BSAP/Brookside Service/Ashley’s Pride in the final. Both teams are from Bay Roberts. Other entries included Gander, Hare Bay, Avondale, Colliers, Green’s Harbour and New Harbour.
Members of the winnning team were Kathy Reid, Andrea Simms, Michelle Russell, Pamela Russell, Roxanne Yetman, Carolyn Pottle, and Dana Abbott
The host entry was also victorious in the invitational swim meet, with the Bay Roberts Sea Lions dominating the three other teams — Marystown, Clarenville and Southern Shore — in the overall battle for most points. The Sea Lions came away with 681 points, followed a distant second by Clarenville with 284 points.
Top achievers include the following: eight and under — Alex Neil, Bay Roberts (girls) and Liam Best, Marystown ( boys); ages nine-10 — Kaithlyn Dawe, Bay Roberts (girls) and Cameron Simms, Bay Roberts ( boys); ages 11-12 — Haley O’Driscoll, Bay Roberts (girls) and David Jones, Marystown ( boys); ages 13-14 — Amy Short, Clarenville (girls) and Jared Petten, Bay Roberts ( boys); ages 15-16 — Hilary Mercer, Bay Roberts ( girls) and Garrett Simms, Bay Roberts ( boys); ages 17-18 — Mykala Pardy, Clarenville (girls) and Benjamin Mercer, Bay Roberts ( boys).
“Everything went off without a hitch and all of the teams visiting want to come back again next year,” Flynn noted.
Dana Abbott of Atlantic Grocery Distributors spikes the ball during a volleyball game played recently at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts. Abbott’s team were victorious in the tournament, which was part of Super Sports Weekend activities in Bay Roberts fromJuly 23 and 24.