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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake staff are hosting the third annual event. (Photo submitted)

Backwoods Try-Athlon at Gavin Lake set for Sept. 10

The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake

  • Aug 6, 2022
This year’s tournament has been renamed the Haylie Shoults Memorial Fun Day. (WLMST image)

Co-ed soccer fun day tournament coming up Aug. 6 in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Men’s Soccer League is hosting the Haylie Shoults Memorial Fun Day

  • Aug 4, 2022
Kagen Russell of Riske Creek competes in bull riding at the BC High School Rodeo finals in Quesnel, B.C. (Shelly Loring photo)
Kagen Russell of Riske Creek performs at the BC High School Rodeo finals in Quesnel, B.C. (Shelly Loring photo)

Loring brothers, Kagen Russell competing at Canadian High School Rodeo finals Aug. 4 to 6

The finals will be held in Swift Current, Sask.

  • Aug 3, 2022
The Williams Lake Prospects, a U17 boys team, brought home silver after facing Terrace in Merritt for final game of the provincials held July 15-17. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Prospects take home silver from Provincials

U17 boys softball team faced Terrace for final game in Merrit

The Williams Lake Prospects, a U17 boys team, brought home silver after facing Terrace in Merritt for final game of the provincials held July 15-17. (Photo submitted)
Rino Poffenroth competes in the JR Boys steer riding at the Riske Creek Little Britches Rodeo. Rino won All Around Jr Boy Cowboy for the weekend. (Photo submitted)

STANDINGS: B.C. Little Britches athletes rack up points on summer rodeo circuit

See top ten results midway through season in all categories

  • Aug 2, 2022
Rino Poffenroth competes in the JR Boys steer riding at the Riske Creek Little Britches Rodeo. Rino won All Around Jr Boy Cowboy for the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Doug Johnson wets down the rodeo grounds before the events get underway. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTO GALLERY: Esk’et Rodeo Action

Just before noon on a hot dusty July Saturday, cattle calls and…

Doug Johnson wets down the rodeo grounds before the events get underway. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Devon Robbins (Alkali Lake) makes an 8-second bull ride on Sunday, July 24, during the second performance of the Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo (BCRA).; held under sunny skies.

Bull rider Robbins nabs first place at Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo

It was a great performance

  • Aug 1, 2022
Devon Robbins (Alkali Lake) makes an 8-second bull ride on Sunday, July 24, during the second performance of the Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo (BCRA).; held under sunny skies.
Michael Wijma, from left, Kalan Vath, Tobias Baumann, Tom Schoen, Rhys Vath, Caleb Engle, Charlie Gash and Olen Grady were all smiles after some trail work and trail riding at Soda Creek on July 25. (Dena Baumann photo)

Young Cariboo mountain bikers clear trails then clear a road gap

Five teens were out lending a hand on local biking trails and then enjoying them

Michael Wijma, from left, Kalan Vath, Tobias Baumann, Tom Schoen, Rhys Vath, Caleb Engle, Charlie Gash and Olen Grady were all smiles after some trail work and trail riding at Soda Creek on July 25. (Dena Baumann photo)
Young basketball players were putting skills to work after doing morning drills at an impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake builds team skills on and off court

Coach starts out coaching two young players and finishes with two dozen

Young basketball players were putting skills to work after doing morning drills at an impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake is home to two ice rinks, a fitness centre and a pool. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre hours for summer hours and pool shutdown

Annual shift to summer hours and maintenance shut down

  • Jul 27, 2022
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake is home to two ice rinks, a fitness centre and a pool. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
There were a few starts and stops but major crashes were avoided at the WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway Stampede races. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Fan Appreciation races postponed at Thunder Mountain Speedway

Event expected to be rescheduled in the coming weeks

There were a few starts and stops but major crashes were avoided at the WL Forestry/NAPA Thunder Mountain Speedway Stampede races. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jackson Altwasser (from left), Curtis Roorda and Boston Pierce have signed with the 100 Mile House Wranglers. (Photo submitted)

Wranglers sign 3 Williams Lake players for new season

Jackson Altwasser, Curtis Roorda and Boston Pierce have been added to the roster

Jackson Altwasser (from left), Curtis Roorda and Boston Pierce have signed with the 100 Mile House Wranglers. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby team player Devon Nueman runs with the ball mid field before successfully making a try, Saturday July 2 at the Ottoman Rugby Fields. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Stampede Rugby weekend a success, Rustlers hosting touch rugby through summer

With another successful Stampede Rugby weekend behind them, the Williams Lake Rustlers…

Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby team player Devon Nueman runs with the ball mid field before successfully making a try, Saturday July 2 at the Ottoman Rugby Fields. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The opening ceremonies kicked off in Prince George July 21. (BC Summer Games photo)

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast well represented for BC Summer Games

Games start Thursday, July 21

  • Jul 22, 2022
The opening ceremonies kicked off in Prince George July 21. (BC Summer Games photo)
Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake Little Britches Rodeo at Stampede Grounds this weekend

Events to start at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with young competitors from across the province

Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Tom Schoen of First Journey Trails points out some of the lower sections of trail which have already received some maintenance by trail builder and crew leader Michael Wijma. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Soda Creek mountain bike network gets needed maintenance

Xatśūll First Nation is partnering with trail company First Journey Trails to refresh the network

Tom Schoen of First Journey Trails points out some of the lower sections of trail which have already received some maintenance by trail builder and crew leader Michael Wijma. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
This year’s record-breaking Blue Fins swimmers received some recognition in June. Jadyn Johnston, from left, Annica Stalker, Cale Murdock, Rebecca Elefson, Taylor Fitzgerald, Braedi Hamar, Morgan Langford, and Rowan Smith. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers recognized at annual awards

Eight Blue Fin swimmers broke club records this year

  • Jul 19, 2022
This year’s record-breaking Blue Fins swimmers received some recognition in June. Jadyn Johnston, from left, Annica Stalker, Cale Murdock, Rebecca Elefson, Taylor Fitzgerald, Braedi Hamar, Morgan Langford, and Rowan Smith. (Photo submitted)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Introduction to Rock Climbing Clinics were being led by Dane Schellenberg, far left, on July 9 and 10 at Esler Bluffs. Facing Dane are Glen Burke, from left, Paul Smith, Maria McKee and Donya Vike. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune) Read more on page 19.

Williams Lake Climbing Association hosts climbing clinics

New climbers had a chance to learn or refresh the basics in half-day clinics at Esler Bluffs

Introduction to Rock Climbing Clinics were being led by Dane Schellenberg, far left, on July 9 and 10 at Esler Bluffs. Facing Dane are Glen Burke, from left, Paul Smith, Maria McKee and Donya Vike. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune) Read more on page 19.
Brock Everett (150 MIle House) was competing in the Williams Lake Stampede’s Ranch Roping on Sunday July 2nd. While his partners were cutting their assigned (numbered) animal from the main herd in the arena, Brock (who was watching the cross-over line) was in another event all on his own. He was In the process of charging forward to keep a wayward animal from crossing the penalty line when his horse took exception to the maneuver, bogged its head and commenced bucking. It was an entertaining added mini-rodeo bonus for the crowd for the seconds it took for Brock to weather the storm. (Liz Twan photo)

Ranch ropers showcase skills at Williams Lake Stampede

On Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, local competitors competed

Brock Everett (150 MIle House) was competing in the Williams Lake Stampede’s Ranch Roping on Sunday July 2nd. While his partners were cutting their assigned (numbered) animal from the main herd in the arena, Brock (who was watching the cross-over line) was in another event all on his own. He was In the process of charging forward to keep a wayward animal from crossing the penalty line when his horse took exception to the maneuver, bogged its head and commenced bucking. It was an entertaining added mini-rodeo bonus for the crowd for the seconds it took for Brock to weather the storm. (Liz Twan photo)