A local minor basketball association wrapped up their first season with a fun tournament in front of family and friends in Williams Lake Thursday June 22 in the TRU gymnasium.
The mixed league was for youth ages 11 to 14 and was the idea of local basketball enthusiasts Travis Nystoruk, Willie Hardemann and John Sheppard.
Nystoruk said they are starting with one age group for now but intend to expand to younger age groups in the fall and winter months, mostly because gym space in Williams Lake is limited. By fall they hope to open it up to five to 14-year-olds.
“The community has great sport outlets already, but no basketball for as long as I have been living here.”
Nystoruk also coached a competitive travel spring team of U14 boys who travelled to tournaments in Kamloops, Merritt and Kelowna.
– With a file from Monica Lamb-Yorski