Yukon cyclists come close at Westerns

The Western Canada Summer Games wrapped up this weekend in Strathcona, Alberta, after Yukoners faced some tough competition against the best young…

The Western Canada Summer Games wrapped up this weekend in Strathcona, Alberta, after Yukoners faced some tough competition against the best young athletes from this end of the country.

In cycling, Troy Henry nearly made the podium in the 106-kilometre road race, finishing fourth. He also made the top 10 in the general classification, finishing eighth overall.

Jesse Reams had Yukon’s best finish in the cross-country mountain bike race, with a sixth-place finish. Reams also placed ninth in the road race, 12th in the time trial, and seventh in the general classification.

Yukon runner Rodney Hulstein had two good showings — sixth place in both the 3,000-metre and 5,000-metre races.

Owen Munroe from Yukon’s Special Olympics team did well, finishing ninth in the men’s long jump.

The boys’ volleyball team beat NWT (25-12, 25-15, 25-13) in the match for fifth place. They beat NWT earlier in the tournament as well, finishing with a 2-4 record.

The girls’ volleyball team faced a tough group of provincial teams and finished with a 0-4 record.

Yukon’s only medals at the games were in swimming, with Bronwyn Pasloski leading with two silver and two bronze, and Alexandra Gabor adding two more bronze for a total of six medals overall.

Yukon Atlatl Championships

Spear throwing enthusiasts gathered at the Beringia Interpretive Centre on Saturday morning for the Sixth Annual Yukon Atlatl Championships. The champions were:

Child (6-9 years)

1st Shadunjun Van Kampen

Youth (10-13 years)

1st Sara Richer

2nd (tie) Quintessa Maltais,

Pearce Hanna, Kyle Bowers

Adult female

1st Kerry Maltais

2nd Jenn Roberts

3rd Pam Van Kampen

Adult male

1st Ben Lockridge

2nd (tie) Michel Bernier,

Greg Lines

3rd Lorne Read

Top family — The Lockridges

Best Atlatl award

— Pam Van Kampen

Art Award

— Quintessa Maltais

Men’s Commercial Golf

With only one week left before playoffs, at least seven teams have a chance for the last two spots. Emco 4-Skins and MacKay LLP have secured a playoff berth after big wins this week.

Other big winners at Mountainview Golf Course were Lister’s Motor Sports, Irving Collision, Super Save Propane, Casa Loma Motel, and Missing Links. The format was stroke play, while next week’s format will be individual match play.

Current standings (August 9, season total):

1st Emco 4-Skins, 8, 87

2nd MacKay LLP, 6, 75

3rd Super A, 4, 64

4th Missing Links, 6, 63

5th Shoppers Drug, 4, 62

6th Pour Rite Construction,

1, 60

7th Lister’s Motor Sports, 8, 60

8th Matco Transportation, 5, 60

9th Skookum Asphalt, 4, 59

10th Triple “J” Services, 4, 54

11th Olson Construction, 4, 53

12th The Chain Gang, 4, 53

13th Total Trac Yukon, 4, 52

14th Ketza Construction, 0, 52

15th Feature Foods, 4, 51

16th Macdonald & Co., 4, 49

17th Irving Collision, 8, 49

18th Northwestel, 4, 49

19th Talmark/Sit Easy, 4, 48

20th NuWay Crushing, 2, 48

21st Roadhouse Bar & Grill,

1, 45

22nd Super Save Propane, 7, 41

23rd P&M Recycling, 2, 40

24th Roadhouse Offsales

Relics, 0, 38

25th Kal Tire, 4, 37

26th Casa Loma Motel, 7, 35

27th Northerm, 0, 33

28th Whitehorse Business

Machines, 3, 31