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Yarmouth athletes compete around the province


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Ben DeViller, shown here dominating the competition at the district championships at Gateway Park three weeks ago, continued his roll last weekend at provincials in Sackville. Michael Gorman photo

DeViller wins provincial gold

Ben DeViller jumped his way to a provincial championship in Sackville on June 2.

DeViller's jump of 1.86 metres in the intermediate boys high jump was tops at the NSSAF provincial track and field championships, scoring the Grade 10 student at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School a gold medal.

Maple Grove was also well represented at provincials with Alec Rodgerson picking up the silver medal in the junior boys discus.

Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League expands

After a successful season the NSJCHL has approved two new franchises.

This fall the Avon River Rats and South Shore Wild will join the league. The Rats will be based in Windsor and play in the Central division while the Wild, based in Liverpool, join the West division.

In other league news, the Colchester Crunch have moved to Musquodobit Habour and the league will begin running an all-star game.

O'Connell wins again

Phylicia O'Connell is on a roll.

At a card last weekend in Bridgewater O'Connell, who trains at the Tri County Mariners Amateur Boxing Club, stopped Melissa Lynch of the Berwick Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) in the second round when Lynch's coach threw in the towel. For O'Connell, who is one fight away from possibly being upgraded to fight at provincials, it was her third win.

In other Mariners action, Raegan Stuart lost on points to Beth Muir of the Pegasus Boxing Club. The fight was named best bout of the day.

Selene Best of the Evangeline Trail ABC out-pointed Maddison Fraser. Andrew Kobayashi lost on points in his debut to Cecil Sanford of the Berwick ABC.

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