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Gallery: “If you don’t listen, you don’t get to bat.”

Gallery: “If you don’t listen, you don’t get to bat.”

On June 7 at the Jamie Baxter Park baseball diamond, around 10 six to eight year olds practice their baseball “break” position where they have the baseball in their mitt and their elbow raised properly to throw. The kids tried to distract and convince their coaches to let them as they pleased, asking why they had to do this, and trying to run off on their own. But the coaches kept them in line saying, “If you don’t listen, you don’t get to bat.”
Gallery: Alumni Houston Secondary School rugby game

Gallery: Alumni Houston Secondary School rugby game

Alumni Houston secondary girl’s rugby game at Houston Secondary School on June 5. Former rugby players of Houston Secondary School (HSS) came out to the HSS pitch to play a friendly game against the current fifth place AA provincial rugby champions. A total of 21 girls played a mixed game consisting of alumni and current athletes of HSS to form two teams. Smiles and laughs were across every face as the girls raced across the field and tackled one another onto the ground.
Gallery: Athletes of Special Olympic Bowling in Houston

Gallery: Athletes of Special Olympic Bowling in Houston

On May 23 at the Pleasant Valley Plaza, the Burns Lake Special Olympic Bowling program had their final game and celebrated year end awards at Elements. There were 17 athletes at the event as well as parents and caregivers.
Fifth place in provincials for Houston secondary girls rugby

Fifth place in provincials for Houston secondary girls rugby

The Houston secondary girl’s rugby team won two out of three games at the AA rugby provincials in Abbotsford on May 24 to 27.
Gallery: Fun with friends golf tournament at Willowgrove

Gallery: Fun with friends golf tournament at Willowgrove

On May 27 at Willowgrove golf course a fun with friends tournament was held on a hot sunny day. There were 22 teams and 44 participants in the golf tournament. Next tournament with be Ladies Texas on September 16. Contact 250-845-2100 to register.
Let the Games begin

Let the Games begin

More than 2,500 athletes will be going for gold at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park
Houston secondary girls rugby team wins zones and is off to provincials

Houston secondary girls rugby team wins zones and is off to provincials

On May 12 in Vanderhoof, the Houston Secondary girl’s rugby team won first place against two other rugby teams from Smithers and Vanderhoof. They will be now travelling to Abbotsford May 24 to 27 for AA rugby provincials. There are three tiers at provincials: AAA, AA and tier two. Each tier has eight teams from all over B.C. “We are just looking forward to going down and getting to play. Especially for the Grade twelves.
Houston secondary girls soccer team place third

Houston secondary girls soccer team place third

Houston Secondary School girl’s soccer team place third in zones in Kitimat on May 12 and 13. Teams from Kitimat, Hazelton, and two teams from Haida Gwaii, along with Houston attended the tournament. This was the first time the girls have played on a field this year, since the Houston Secondary School field was still thawing.
Lots of spectators for the Houston Minor Softball practice

Lots of spectators for the Houston Minor Softball practice

On May 17 at 8 p.m. there were quite a few spectators out watching the 14 to 18 years Houston Minor Softball practice. The baseball diamond was as silent except for the swoosh of the ball and the crack of it hitting the bat or glove. Mixed 14 to 18 years practice for softball are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Morice Mountain Race coming soon

Morice Mountain Race coming soon

Greg Yeomans, president of the the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski club, presented to the District of Houston council on May 16 about the upcoming Morice Mountain Race.