The Batesville Middle School boys won the Ripley County meet on Thursday. Eli Loichinger finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, and Landon Raver, 10th. The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd in the Ripley County meet. Kaylynn Bedel finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd. Boys-Batesville 18, Milan 56, South Ripley 64 Girls–Milan 36, Batesville 42, Jac-Cen-Del 42The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the four school Ripley County Meet at Batesville on Thursday (10/3). The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd in a very close race. Virginia Minch, Emily Carf, and Zeda Kersey from JCD made the All-County Team (Top 10). The JCD boys’ team was incomplete. Marshall Johnson (JCD) made the All-County Team (Top 10).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits and Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.
Castlegar’s Grant Apostoliuk scored the other goa for the West Kootenay/Boundary zone winner.The Glacier Kings opened the tournament by blasting Kamloops 9-0. Cox pitched a shutout in goal for the Glacier Kings.The Glacier Kings then edged Vancouver 4-3 before advancing to the final with a 5-0 victory over a chippy Prince George team.Brent Mason of Nelson was in goal for both round robins wins.The team, coached by former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf skipper Marsh Severyn, consisted of players from throughout the zone.Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to add a little more to the celebration by selecting the Glacier Kings Team of the Week.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Craig Pickerell (Nelson), Grant Apostoliuk (Castlegar), Mike Grace (Rossland), Dave DeLong (Castlegar), Norm Deverney(Nelson), Doug Thomson (Nelson), Don Soroke (Castlegar), Mike Ramsay (Rossland), Rod Guimont(Cranbrook) and coach Marsh Severyn.Front, Kim Weberg (Nelson) Ron Dominici (Trail), Brent Mason (Nelson), Ron Cox (Rossland) Frank Curiston (Cranbrook/Nelson), Rob Wasilykiw(Trail), Pat Severyn and Terry Thomas (Trail). The Kootenay Glacier Kings took the much tougher road, but it was all worth it after the local squad captured the BC Senior Games Men’s 55-plus Gold Medal Saturday in Kamloops.Rod Guimont of Cranbrook scored twice, his second tally of the highlight reel variety, to pace the Kings past Zone 9 Masters from North Central 5-3.The Glacier Kings, entering the final undefeated, trailed 3-1 in the game.However, Norm Deverney of Nelson narrowed the margin to a single goal before Guimont tied the game and put the Kings ahead for good with a simply spectacular goal.Mike Grace of Rossland added an insurance goal making a winner out of netminder Ron Cox of Rossland.