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Old records shattered at 20th annual track and field meet

Many record were broken at the 20th annual Alaska Highway News Track and Field Meet, despite a low turnout. Eight-year-old Emma Lang of Fort St. John beat the 60-metre dash record in that was set in 1992 with a time of 5.

McCallum pleased with top-pick status

Tyson McCallum was thrilled to learn he was selected first overall in the North American Hockey League draft and can't wait to pull on a Dawson Creek Rage sweater and play for his hometown this fall.

Learning how to coach

Dawson Creek minor hockey coaches will be involved in a national program this season that will teach them how to teach, and in turn help local hockey players become better.

Big payouts for August chuckwagon races

Chuckwagon fans are in for their annual treat again this year as the Dawson Creek Fall Fair and Exhibition will again host both the Western Chuckwagon Association and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.

Local cowpokes near top as circuit stops in DC before BC finals

A week before the provincial high school rodeo finals, the circuit stops in Dawson Creek Saturday and Sunday when Peace Country cowboys and cowgirls will be looking to tighten their grips on their standings or even move up a rung or two.

Black Sox shutout Thunder

The Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox beat the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder 7-0 in Wheatbelt Baseball League action Wednesday night. The newly formed Thunder were able to hold the Black Sox at bay in the first inning, with neither team scoring.

Andrews fastest on a very windy night

Bob Andrews was the fastest rider of the night at the Aurora Engineering Personal best time trial Thursday. Andrews won a very windy 16-kilometre Baldonnel event with a time of 25 minutes 56 seconds.

Locals invited to learn quad safety

ATVs are a great summer activity in the Peace Region, but safety should still be a concern, say organizers of ATV Family Safety Day. "It can be a lot of fun but it could potentially be very dangerous," said Martin Weideman of Alpha Safety.

Racewalking Wolf at finals

Over the years, Dawson Creek has sent many athletes to the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships. Most have competed in the popular sprinting events, middle distance runs or jumping or throwing contests.

Royals 'stepping up'

The Beaverlodge Royals will take a break from the Wheatbelt Baseball League this weekend and instead test their skills against some of the top teams from central Alberta.
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