Sports briefs: Winter games and the Black Sheep

Rugby, the BC Winter Games and more on the Alberni sport scene this week.

Black Sheep game cancelled

The Port Alberni Black Sheep have had to cancel their friendly match with Comox Kickers this weekend. Head coach Jas Purewal said the Kickers have to play a makeup after missing a league game with another team earlier this month.

The Sheep also cancelled their trip to Victoria to play the UVic Saxons because the Saxons had too many players on Team Canada for the Americas Rugby games in Victoria.

Wrestler mis-identified

One of our wrestling features last week misidentified an athlete from Alberni District Secondary School. A bio of Circe Campbell unfortunately included a photo of her younger sister, Cassie. We apologize to both Campbells for our error.

Athletes in BC Winter Games

Three athletes from Port Alberni will compete at the BC Winter Games in Penticton Feb. 25–28.

Isabella Cross will compete in alpine skiing, Kimberly Giesbrecht in figure skating and Hanna Ross in badminton.

More than 1,200 athletes from all corners of BC will descend upon Penticton to compete in 17 different sports in the Games, many of them for the first time. The average age of competitors is 14.

There are more than 330 coaches and 180 officials also going to the Winter Games.