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The Sea to Sky Broncos youth football team has made up for a slow start with three consecutive wins in the North Shore Football League.

This past weekend they pulled out a 26-14 win over the North Vancouver Vikings, putting them into a tie for second in the standings with a 3-2 record. Jack Forsyth ran a kick-off back for a touchdown, scored another touchdown on a fumble by the other team and added a two-point conversion. Adam Klimchuck-Brown added another touchdown and Devon Bailey ran back a punt to score. Bailey also added a conversion.

The Broncos are a full-contact Pee Wee team for 11 and 12 year-olds.

The Whistler Saints, who play in a flag football league for younger kids, also won this weekend, 16-14 over the West Vancouver 49ers. Luke Haasen and Alex Binette scored the touchdowns and Zayden Goerstson added two kicked converts.

 

Soccer teams tops in turkey tournaments

This past weekend four teams from the Whistler Youth Soccer Club took part thanksgiving tournaments around the Lower Mainland.

The Under-12 boys Whistler Avalanche team finished their tournament at Port Coquitlam with a record of three wins, no losses and one draw in four games to rank first overall. The team won its first game against GUESC 4-0, then followed up with a 2-1 win over the NoCo Revolution, and a 6-2 win over the Poco Thunder. The Avalanche went to the finals where they tied the Surrey South Siders 4-4 after being behind for most of the game.

The Under-17 girls rep team, which included girls from Squamish and Pemberton, took part in a tournament in North Vancouver. They won their first three games 3-1, 1-0 and 3-0, before heading into the finals against a strong team. They managed to tie the score in regulation, but with one minute left in extra time the other team scored to take the win.

The team did get to watch a women's national team practice on the field before their final game, which was worth the trip. As a consolation, they were also the youngest team with one 13-year-old, two 14-year-olds, five 15-year-olds and seven 16-year-olds, which means at least half the team will be eligible to play again next year.

The Under-14 girls Avalanche team took part in the same North Vancouver tournament. They started their weekend with a 6-0 loss to Squamish, but bounced back with a 9-0 win over a North Shore North Stars Team. They played an Under 15 North Shore Reign squad that went on to win the division, and kept it close with a 3-0 loss.

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