Damen Bell-Holter will be visiting Prince Rupert the last weekend in May to teach Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association players some new skills and to work on some old ones. Photo contributed.

Damen Bell-Holter will be visiting Prince Rupert the last weekend in May to teach Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association players some new skills and to work on some old ones. Photo contributed.

Sports in Brief: May 17

Brief sports stories from around the Prince Rupert region for the week of May 17.

Track and Field Zones

The Northwest Zones will be held in Prince Rupert this weekend, as the region’s top runners, hurdlers and jumpers will be taken to the test.

Charles Hays Secondary School will host the events, which will go from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday.

“I hope to have over 20 athletes competing for the two-day event,” said Dighton Haynes, CHSS track and field coach.

In two events this season so far, Jason Rioux and Robert Warren have stood out. B

oth will compete at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto later this summer.

Professional basketball instruction

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association will be hosting a basketball camp, which will be taught by professional baller Damen Bell-Holter, a native of Hydaburg, Alaska.

Bell-Holger plays for Fortitudo Agrigento in an Italian basketball league.

He previously played in Germany, Hungary and Turkey — and was even signed by the NBA’s Boston Celtics in 2013, although he never played for them.

He will be in Prince Rupert from May 27-28 for a two-day clinic, hosted by the PRMBA. The camp will be free to all 2016 registered players and is only open to such players. There will also be early 2017 registration during those days.

On Saturday the 27th, Bell-Holter will instruct Grades 3-5 students at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre from 9-11:30 a.m., Grades 6-8 at the Prince Rupert Middle School gym from 12:30-3 p.m. and Grades 9-12 from 3:30-6 p.m., also in the civic centre.

On Sunday the 28th, he will train Grades 3-5 players at the civic from 9-11:30 a.m., and Grades 6-8 students from 12:30-3 p.m. in the same place.

He will wrap up the weekend by training Grades 9-12 players from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Charles Hays Secondary School gym.

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