‘Su­per’ re­view for Bay Roberts week­end

The Compass - - SPORTS - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NICHOLASMERCER/THE COM­PASS

It was another suc­cess­ful Su­per Sports Week­end in Bay Roberts July 18-20. What has tra­di­tion­ally been one of the largest sport­ing events of its kind in Con­cep­tion Bay North, Su­per Sports got even big­ger this year. The event added a pair of Metro Leauge soc­cer matches, the an­nual provin­cial swim meet and the in­au­gu­ral 10 kilo­me­tre Carved By The Sea road race. Us­ing venus in Bay Roberts, Har­bour Grace and Up­per Is­land Cove, Su­per Sports re­sem­bled a mini-Summer Games, as more than a dozen teams in var­i­ous sports made their way to the com­mu­ni­ties. On the af­ter­noon of July 19, the ball field at the Wilbur Sparkes Recre­ation Com­plex was re­named the Lang­don Critch Memo­rial Field. In the end, Booster Juice walked away with the cov­eted men’s soft­ball ti­tle, vow­ing to re­turn next year in the process. Or­ga­niz­ers of the event said it was “very suc­cess­ful” and are look­ing for­ward to build­ing the event in the fu­ture. The Com­pass was there and cap­tured these im­ages.

Tyler Adams, of Mor­row & Mor­row, pre­pares to hit a ball dur­ing quar­ter­fi­nal ac­tion in the men’s slo-pitch soft­ball tour­na­ment dur­ing Su­per Sports Week­end in Bay Roberts July 18-20. To the left of Adams is the sign ded­i­cat­ing the field the Lang­don Critch Memo­rial Field.

The Pla­cen­tia squirts race was unique, since it saw one girls team face off against one boys team for brag­ging rights. Both teams earned a gold medal, but it was the Pla­cen­tia Barry’s Value Gro­cer girls who took the win. Mem­bers of the team in­clude, front (l-r) — Kayleigh Ca­reen and Laura Gambin-Ryan; mid­dle —Madi­son O’Keefe, Olivia Fitz­patrick, Macken­zie Ker­rivan, Brooke Lan­non and Cate Wad­man; back — coxswain Matt Fo­ley.

ABOVE: Bri­gus vol­ley­baller Kris­ten Downey (far right) slams a ball dur­ing ladies’ vol­ley­ball ac­tion at As­cen­sion Col­le­giate on July 19.

LEFT: CBN Light­ning player Luke Ak­er­man (left) breaks away from a de­fender.

Fa­ther Pa­trick Collins (left) and son Jonathan Collins take a rest af­ter com­plet­ing the Carved By The Sea 10 kilo­me­tre road race on July 20.

LEFT: The Fab­u­lous You team from Pla­cen­tia looks out at the sup­port­ing crowd at the town’s 51st an­nual regatta be­fore head­ing to the start­ing line. Some of the sil­ver medal win­ning team in­clude, from left, Tammy Lock­yer, Sandy Smith, Va­lerie Lan­non and Leighanne Grandville. Other mem­bers of the team in­clude Wendy Leonard and Sarah Pomeroy.

RIGHT: Bay Roberts swim­mer Paul Franey pushes him­self in the back­stroke at the Bay Roberts Swim­ming Pool. LEFT: Spa­niard’s Bay run­ner Justin Nose­wor­thy com­petes dur­ing the 10k road race.

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