Sports in Brief: April 26, 2017

Seamen struggle in preseason match, Men’s Day Opening Scramble approaches, Music Festival Upcoming

Seamen struggle in preseason match

The Prince Rupert Seamen has been working hard to rejoin the northern division of the rugby league and played a well-contested battle with the Terrace Northmen on Saturday, although the team didn’t get the result they hoped. The final score was 59-24 for Terrace.

“We had our chances. The score could have easily been closer if we would have converted our opportunities. Plus, our tackling was atrocious,” coach Andy Enns commented.

The Seamen were short in numbers and only had on substitute player due to many players not having the day off.

“Fortunately this was just an exhibition game. This gives us an excellent example for teaching and coaching. They key is to use this experience to our advantage,” Enns said.

The team is always looking for new players. Practices are at Charles Hays Secondary School field on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. Mouthguards and soccer boots are required.

First golf event of the year

Golf is finally back on the North Coast after a long winter. The first event of the year at the Prince Rupert Golf Course will be the Men’s Day Opening Scramble on May 3.

It will be teams of four, at a cost of $50 per person, which includes dinner and prizes. The scramble will have a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

Phone the Pro Shop to enter a team today at 250-624-2000, ext 1.

Pacific NorthWest Music Festival upcoming

Prince Rupert dancers and competitors will soon head to Terrace for the annual Pacific NorthWest Music Festival, which pits performing artists of all kinds against each other.

The festival sees performances in band, speech arts, piano, mime, choral speaking, harp & guitar, strings, woodwind & brass, band, vocal, music theatre, orff and dance.

Dancers will show off their stuff from Friday through Monday. Many Rupertites find success at the PNMF, returning with awards and scholarships. Scholarships will be announced at The REM Lee Theatre on May 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Gala Evening is also at that theatre on May 6 at 7 p.m.