Porter Creek, Whitehorse Elementary win at Arctic sports

Yukon schools met to knuckle hop, high kick, head pull and more at the Yukon Arctic Sports Inter-School Championships at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre last week.

Yukon schools met to knuckle hop, high kick, head pull and more at the Yukon Arctic Sports Inter-School Championships at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre last week.

Porter Creek Secondary and Whitehorse Elementary School were the big winners in the two-day event hosted by the Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle.

Porter Creek won Friday’s high school ahead of F.H. Collins Secondary in second, Vanier Catholic Secondary in third and Ecole Emilie Tremblay in fourth.

Whitehorse Elementary won the elementary competition the previous day. Carcross School and Selkirk Elementary tied for second in front of Ecole Emilie Tremblay.

Friday’s championship saw 35 participants take part while 77 competed for elementary schools on Dec. 12.

The Arctic sports trials for the Arctic Winter Games took place on Saturday. The team roster will be released at the end of January.

Overall individual results

Senior boys

1st Matt Jacobson

2nd Kurt Spenne

3rd Andre Crist

3rd Derrick Gibbons

Junior boys

1st Mikaiah Ladue

2nd Maik McKinnon

3rd Jackie Lam

Junior girls

1st Fayne O’Donovan

2nd Megan Banks

3rd Robyn Poulter

Grade 3/4 male: Zachary Saplyary

Grade 3/4 female: Charliez McLaughlin

Grade 5/6 male: Derek Devling

Grade 5/6 female: Zoe Sage

Grade 7 male: Liam Matters

Grade 7 female: Alisa Albisser

Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

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