Williams Lake waterskier Conley Pinette (middle) seen here at the top of the podium at a previous competition in Blaine

Williams Lake waterskier Conley Pinette (middle) seen here at the top of the podium at a previous competition in Blaine

Pinette makes splash at B.C. Games

Three Williams Lake athletes competed in the B.C. Summer Games last week in Nanaimo.

Three Williams Lake athletes competed in the B.C. Summer Games last week in Nanaimo.

Local waterskier Conley Pinette added to his impressive hardware haul this year bringing home three medals.

Pinette won gold in Boys 14-17 years Trick and Jump categories and took silver in the Slalom event.

“I was happy with the way I skied and the entire event was a great experience,” said Pinette.

His three medals on the water accounted for one-sixth of Zone 8 Cariboo North East’s entire medal haul of 18.

The Games are held every second year and Pinette competed back in 2010 and took the 2012 event off.

The 14-year-old has a busy summer ahead of him with three more competitions after already competing at events in Colombia and Blaine, Washington earlier this season.

“I’ve got provincials next weekend in Abbotsford followed by the Western Canadians in Edmonton and then Nationals in Ontario,” said Pinette.

Pinette, who will enter Grade 10 next year at Williams Lake Secondary is focussed on continually improving his skills and hopes to one day waterski professionally.

Jared Yuill was the lone Williams Lake player on the Zone 8 Box Lacrosse team which dropped all three of their games. Unfortunately, they were placed in a pool with two extremely tough teams.

They were pummelled 14-2 in their opening game Friday by eventual gold medallists Zone 4 Fraser River – Delta.

In game two Saturday Zone 8 was blitzed 15-3 by would be bronze medallists Zone 6 Vancouver Island.

They finished the tournament strong with a close 6-5 loss to Zone 5 Vancouver – Squamish in their final game Saturday afternoon.

Williams Lake’s Dana Rook and partner Lyndsey Bodgener of Prince George just missed a spot on the podium placing fourth in the girls 420 sailing event.

Paige Outhouse was scheduled to play soccer but Zone 8 were forced to withdraw from the games.

Zone 8 placed seven out of eight zones in the overall standings with 18 medals total.


Zone 3 Fraser Valley were tops in the standings winning 207 medals, followed by Zone 6 Vancouver Island with 183 and Zone 5 Vancouver – Squamish with 125.



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