Clearwater’s U16 Boys team celebrates after winning their provincial championships in Prince George last weekend. Pictured are (back, l-r) Jay Meyer (coach), Todd Phillips, Colby Rhodes, Jayden Kjenstad, Dorian McGill, Ryan Green, John Meyer, Soli Barstow, Warren Chayer (coach), Christy Kjenstad (manager), (front, l-r) Mitchell Chayer, Dallas Tucker and Devin Green. Photos submitted

Clearwater wins gold twice at provincials

First U12 game against 100 Mile House had to be called due to severe lightning storm

Times Staff

Both Clearwater teams came home with gold medals from U12 and U16 provincials held in Prince George over the weekend.

There were six U12 teams but only three U16 teams. This resulted the U16 teams playing against the U18s and U19s in the round robin.

On Friday, July 7, Clearwater U16 won against U18 Smithers 13-8 and then beat the Smithers U16 team 9-1.

Clearwater lost against U18 Sooke 5-12.

On Saturday Clearwater played Smithers U16 and won 14-3.

Clearwater U16 played Smithers in the finals, winning the gold medal game 15-2.

Lightning delays U12 game

Clearwater U12s played Williams Lake in their first game and won 30-3.

Next game was against 100 Mile House. Clearwater was leading 4-2 going into the third inning but the game had to be called due to a severe lightning storm. The game resumed on Saturday morning and ended with an 11-3 victory for Clearwater.

The local squad’s next game was against Prince George, which they won 20-7.

On Sunday Clearwater played Merritt and won 12-6.

This was followed by another win against 100 Mile in the semi-finals, with a score of 12-3.

Clearwater met with 100 Mile for the third time on the weekend in the final game on Sunday. Clearwater beat 100 Mile again, this time with a score of 14-4, taking home the gold medal and the U12 provincial banner.


Members of the Clearwater U12 team hold their banner after winning the provincial championship in Prince George last weekend. Pictured are (back, l-r) Savannah Dee (coach), Ethan Smith, Kylie Fischer, Sage Barstow, Rick Dee (coach), (front, l-r) Korie McGill, Devin Holland, Rylan Stelter, Soren Coates, Owen Sim, Brendan Green, Kalan Priede, Lars Dowker. Missing from photo areTera Carter (coach/manager) and Tami Pigeon (coach).