Big White's Liv Willoughby took first in her age division last weekend at the Rio Tinto Nancy Green Ski League South Okanagan races.

Hardware for Big White youngsters at Apex

Nancy Green Ski League South Okanagan races feature Big White and Apex teams

More than 100 athletes from the Big White and the Apex ski clubs went head-to-head at the Rio Tinto Nancy Green Ski League South Okanagan races on Sunday, Jan. 31.

With fresh overnight snow and sunny breaks during the day this enthusiastic group of five- to 11-year-old skiers took to the slopes at Apex in hopes of medal finishes.

Standing on the podium for Big White boys were  Simon Yanow, 2005, 1st; Aries Laidlaw, 2006, 3rd; Sacha Jirasek, 2007, 2nd;  Jacob Goodwin, 2008, 1st; Oliver Yanow, 2009, 1st and Hunter Kay 2nd;  Cameron Roworth, 2010, 1st and Liam Silcock 2nd; and for the youngest group from 2011, it was Quinn Betker in 1st.

The Big White girls were equally as successful with Keira Swift, 2004 1st; 2006 Liv Willoughby, 2006; 1st; Taryn Shrock, 2007, 1st, Reese Swift 2nd and Samantha Hveding 3rd; Payton Betker, 2009, 1st; and Mia Sinclair, 2010, 3rd.

Other top 10 finishes for Big White girls and boys:

• 2005 Lola Gulyas 8th

• 2006 Claudia Clark 5th, Sophia Manoin 6th

• 2007 Sloane Betker 4th , Mia Makela 5th, Chloe Yanow 7th, Eliza Bell  8th Ashley Kay 9th

• 2006 Braxton Pal 5th and Ivan Silcock 6th

• 2007 Callum Sutton-Macmillan 4th

• 2008 Emerson Pal 4th and Olivia Clark 9th

• 2009 Layla Styles 2nd, Kadence Witzel 4th, Rae Roworth 7th and Tierra Elchuk 8th

• 2008 Finn Styles 5th and Dominic Gosselin 9th

• 2009 George Fraser 4th

• 2010 Olivia Henderson 4th and Lily Edstrom placed 7th

The next race for these youngsters is at Big White Ski Resort on March 5 and 6. Also attending will be Revelstoke, Vernon, and the Sun Peak clubs all in the hunt for overall top honors for best in the Okanagan Zone.



Just Posted

Work continuing on new Kelowna visitor centre

Crews working through winter on downtown lakeshore site to have building ready for this summer

Pizza delivery car stolen during Kelowna delivery

While delivering a late night pizza, man has car stolen, then runs to recover it

Kelowna’s Serwa named to Olympic team

Kelsey Serwa is one of eight Canadian ski cross athletes headed to PyeongChang

Vernon Search & Rescue find lost snowmobiler

Male, 19, went missing in Hunter’s Range area near Enderby

Kelowna attraction set to re-open after 2017 floods

Scandia’s popular Jungle Golf, downstairs, has been closed since being damaged in Kelowna floods

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Angels at The Mule

Penticton nightclub introduces angel shots for safety

Dryer explosion at Teck Elkview Operations

Locals report hearing loud bang

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Movie filmed in Castlegar B.C. opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing in select cinemas.

Most Read