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Squamish strikes gold. Local mountain bikers tackle Australian competition. The silver ski mountaineer.

Squamish strikes gold

Three of Squamish’s youth soccer teams won the North Shore Cup.

Following their victory, the U16 Boys, as well as the U16 and U15 girls, will now go on to represent the North Shore in the Coastal Cup.

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As far as scheduling goes, the U13 girls are also in Coastal Cup on Wild Card.

The U13 and U16 girls are playing their cup games at home on Sunday at Brennan Park turf field. 

Anyone looking to head Brennan Park that day can catch them at the following times:

U13 SYSA Squamish United FC-06  vs  Burnaby GS Storm  Brennan Park at  2:15 p.m.

U16 SYSA Squamish United FC-03  vs  North Shore G Phoenix  Brennan Park at  4:15 p.m.

The U16 boys and U15 girls are playing on the road.

Local mountain bikers tackle Australian competition

Squamish mountain bikers did well during their recent performance at the EWS Shimano Enduro Tasmania on March 31.

In the elite men’s division, Remi Gauvin took fourth place; Jesse Melamed was in eighth and Rhys Verner took 50th.

In the elite men under 21, Kasper Woolley took bronze. Jacob Tooke was in 18th place.

Among the elite women, Miranda Miller took 10th place.

The silver ski mountaineer

Squamish local Jessie McAuley took the silver medal over 112 racers at the Darkside Ski Mountaineering Race.

The competition pitted competitors in a rush to finish traversing 13.3 kilometres on Blackcomb Mountain with over 1,400 metres of elevation gain.

Racers from around the world participated in the event.

Canadian national champions Nick Elson and Kylee Ohler took the victory in the Open category with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds (1:30:20) and 1:51:09 respectively.

Elson had fellow Squamish local Jessie Mcauley (1:30:36) on his heels, the 18-year-old finishing just 16 seconds behind to take second place.

Tyson Smith came in third with a time of 1:39:26.

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