IT’S GRIZZLY SEASON: Sports update for December 16

The Junior Girls Basketball team opened their season this past weekend at the Condor Classic hosted by Duchess Park in Prince George. The Grizzlies started strong on Friday night with a 61-49 win over Prince George Secondary. Sophia De Torres lead the team in points with 15, followed by Karis Paracuelles and Alyssa Gallant with 11 a piece. It was an overall great team effort, with significant contributions from each member of the team. Saturday was a bit of a different story, with a morning matchup against perennial powerhouse College Heights. A fantastic defensive effort from Elanor Copes, Brenna Carlstad and Meghan Stobbe kept the Grizzlies in the game, but despite their best efforts, the Grizzlies were unable to pull off a win. The girls learned a lot from this game in particular, and used the loss as an opportunity to work on their mental game and achieve smaller goals in each quarter. The loss to College Heights set them up to play for 3rd place against host team Duchess Park. After some time to regroup, the girls brought early intensity against the Condors. Again with a great team effort, the Grizzlies took the win with a score of 43-30. Congrats Grizzlies!

The wrestling team was in Grande Prairie on Saturday for a clinic with athletes and coaches from the Grande Prairie Wrestling Club. It was a great opportunity for the Grizzlies to learn new skills and compete against wrestlers from another club. From Grade 12 wrestler Tristan Hynes: “It was a lot of fun to train with another group of wrestlers. The North Peace athletes were able to learn from people who had some great experiences to share. Every week we are all getting better and everyone is looking forward to the first tournament so that we can demonstrate everything that we have learned”.

Up Next: The Junior Girls will take on the Senior Girls on Thursday afternoon at 4:30PM, and the Senior Boys are set to play an Alumni game on Friday night at 6:00PM. 

Athlete of the Week: Elanor Copes (Gr 10, Junior Girls Basketball) Elanor was the heart and soul of the Grizzlies’ defense in Prince George over the weekend. She gave 100% effort in every game, lead the team in steals, and put some points on the board off of fast breaks. Congrats Elanor!