Lassen lifts for triple gold in Peru

Whitehorse weightlifter Jeane Lassen dominated her division at the Pan American Championships/Continental Olympic Qualifier in Callao, Peru last…

Whitehorse weightlifter Jeane Lassen dominated her division at the Pan American Championships/Continental Olympic Qualifier in Callao, Peru last weekend.

Lassen, competing in the 75-kilogram weight class, lifted 103 kilograms in the snatch and 134 kilograms in the clean and jerk for a total of 237 kilograms.

That was four kilograms more than silver medalist Ubaldina Valoyes of Colombia and 17 more than bronze medalist Claret Bellorin of Venezuela.

“This win just keeps cementing her spot on the Olympic team,” said Lassen’s mother Moira Lassen. The pair is in Montreal for a competition this weekend, and will return to Whitehorse next week to continue training for the Beijing Games this summer.

Indoor soccer

Under-11 (Wednesday)

Physio Plus 5

Henry Gulch Exploration 5

Tristan Inglis-Comeau led Physio Plus with two goals, while Peter Jacob, Hailey Patterson, Jacob Schwinghammer added singles to keep things even. Liam Finnegan took the MVP honours.

Tanner Borsa had a four-goal night for the Gulch and Wynn White added the fifth. Alex Hansen was named MVP.

Under-18 (Tuesday)

Dave’s Cleaning 6

Pristine Auto Care 2

John Borud netted three goals for Dave’s as they trounced Pristine on Monday. Jeremy Johnson, Thoren Loeks and Thomas McWhinnie rounded out the scoring, and Sandy Schneider took the MVP nod.

Devon Blanchard and Joaquin McWatters scored for Pristine, and Erica Trimble was named top player.


Oldtimers Hockey

Wednesday playoff results:

Edgewater Hotel 3

Klondyke Dental Molars 2

Tony Clennett led the Edgewater with two goals, while Dave Milne added the third, assisted by Dan Cornett.

The Molars’ Shelby Workman and Adam Green scored a goal each, assisted by Jim Baker.

Whitehorse Recreational Hockey League Tuesday playoff results:

Boston Pizza/Yukon Rad 3

Cinderwood 1

Trevor Twardochleb, Jamie Edzerza and Barry Blisner scored for BP, and Jay Massie and Derek Johnston assisted.

Jay Glass had the lone goal for Cinderwood, assisted by Randy Merkel.

Yukon Appliance 9

Terra Firma Muckers 2

Spencer Tomlin led the Appliance crew with a hat trick, while Nester Baird, Brian Currie, Tyler Plaunt, Chris Dixon, Joe Martin and Jason Berkers all scored as well. Rob Wells recorded three assists on the night.

Terra Firma’s scorers were Mike Evans and Rene LaPierre.


Tuesday night league:

Standings as of March 25th:

1st MEADIAsolutions, 284

2nd Yukon Brewing, 272

3rd Kilrich, 255

4th Assante, 248

5th Roche Firth

Financial, 237

6th Pizza Hut, 221

7th Ketza, 181

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