Basketball tournament stellar

  • Mar. 2, 2005 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Craig Kestle-
For many of our youth and children, let alone adults, basketball is the sport of choice. This fact of nature of course is supported by the number of people who travel by ferry each year to the All Native Tournament in Rupert. The basketball phenomena can also be seen and felt on island each year when School District #50 holds its annual ‘All Island Elementary Basketball Tournament’. The tournament this year was a huge success, on and off the court. ALM Mathers, Sk’aagdaa Naay, Port Clements and Tahayghen came together in Tahayghen on Friday February 18, for some stellar ball. All teams showed incredible skill and energy on the floor, while the sporting behaviour on and off the floor was top notch. Every game was exciting, the gallery filled with spectators for the entire tournament. In the end, the Port girls took home the banner for their second consecutive year. On the boys’ side, Tahayghen and Sk’aadgaa Naay played one of the most exciting ball games ever witnessed on island. The game went down to the last few seconds with Sk’aadgaa Naay holding onto their lead and taking the banner.
On behalf of the school district we’d like to thank Tahayghen for hosting this event, especially Mr. Herkes for the time and energy he put into organizing it. Also we would like to thank all of the coaches and volunteers for their dedication to the

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