Sports in Brief: Feb. 15

Shorthanded Rainmakers win, Seawolves off to provincials, From the couch to 10k

Shorthanded Rainmakers win

Despite missing two starters, the Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) senior boys basketball team grabbed a pair of wins out of Terrace for their final regular-season games.

In Game 1 on Saturday, the Rainmakers led the Caledonia Kermodes 28-24 at the half, before going on to win 54-43. Later that day, in Game 2, the Rupert squad trailed 36-34 at the half but just pulled out a close 64-61 win.

The Rainmakers will play men’s league games this weekend as they prepare to host the zone championships from Feb. 24-26.

Seawolves off to provincials

The Peewee Rep Seawolves have automatically qualified to attend provincials after several teams dropped out of a tournament to be hosted by Rupert this weekend.

The Seawolves wrapped up a strong 11-3 season on their way to becoming zone champs. It will be a bit of a wait now for the Seawolves, however, as the provincials aren’t until March 19-23 in Fernie.

From the couch to 10K

The Learn to Run program is back, starting on Feb. 14. Rupert Runners hosts the program annual, which is designed to get people from “the couch to 10K.”

The program runs three time a week for 13 weeks and culminates on May 13 for the Crest Glory Days. The group meets at the Charles Hays track Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

The program follows a proven 13-week gradual walk/run plan developed by the Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia and uses local experienced runners from the community who are volunteering their time to help runners achieve success in the program.

Coaches include Crystal Sawatzky, Leslie Peloquin, Char Hamilton, Dale white, Finn Conradsen, Andrea Nelson, Lindsay Smith, Shannon Lough, Bailey Wagner, Doug Wilson, Kathy Murphy, Leigh-Anne Magnusson and Samantha Kasdorf.

The cost is $30, which covers a membership with Rupert Runners and a membership with BC Athletics.