A week­end of fun and games

Bay Roberts hosts volleyball, softball and swim events

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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.

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