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The stunts were wood, the landing ramps a mix of wood and dirt and bales of hay were placed around the stunts in case of a crash. It was the longest slopestyle course ever built, measuring over one kilometre from the entry ramp to the last landing ramp.
When the tour points were handed out, Semenuk finished 2011 with 4,090, followed by Cameron Zink with 3,439.5 and Sam Pilgrim with 3,348.75. Anthony Messere, a 15-year-old from the Surrey area, placed fourth, Darrent Berrecloth was ninth and Kurtis Sorge - another B.C. rider - was 10th.
Youth football teams open season
The Sea to Sky Broncos and Whistler Saints football teams both played their season openers this past weekend. The Broncos Pee Wee team, which plays in a full contact league using NFL rules, lost 22-14 to the West Vancouver Colts. Devon bailey scored once on a 60-yard kickoff return, while Jack Forsyth rushed for one touchdown and a two-point conversion. Sam Johnston, Xavier Catoret and Nolan Robinson Nault combined for 12 tackles on defence.
The Whistler Saints, which play in a flag football league, drew 8-8 against the North Vancouver Packers. Luke Haasen had a touchdown and kicked a two-point conversion.
The teams are still recruiting for the long season ahead. The teams practice every Tuesday and Thursday at Spring Creek, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register for the Saints (ages 6 to 9), contact Ralph Forsyth at 604-935-0301. For the Broncos (ages 10-11) contact Derek Schumann at 604-962-0300.
Loop the Lakes on Sunday
This Sunday, Sept. 18 marks the return of the Loop the Lakes trail run to Squamish with 8km and 15km courses available based out of Alice Lake Provincial Park. Registration is available a 7:45 a.m. on race day until 8:45 a.m. for $30 - or $25 if you bring a non-perishable item for the Squamish Food Bank.
The 15km race gets underway at 9 a.m., and the 8km race at 9:10 a.m. There is also a kids one-kilometre race, staring at 11 a.m.
While it's the same day as the Terry Fox Run, the organizers are encouraging trail runners to make it their Terry Fox Run this year by making an online donation to the Terry Fox Foundation.
For more, visit www.challengebychoice.ca.
Pemberton hosting Karate tournament
The Pemberton Karate Club is hosting it's second annual Qepen Karate Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Ullus Community Complex in Mount Currie. This tournament will double as a First Nations Karate Tournament, with special trophies for First Nations participants.