Thirteen-year-old baseball phenom Allison Schroder of Fruitvale is selected to play for both the U14 and U16 Team BC baseball teams at the national championships in Saguenay

Year in Review: Trail athletes shine on national and world stages – August 2015

The Trail Times continues with its Sports Year in Review following the success of Trail athletes throughout the summer month of August.

The Trail Times continues with its Sports Year in Review following the success of Trail athletes throughout the summer month of August.

August

4 – Thirteen-year-old baseball phenom Allison Schroder of Fruitvale is selected to play for both the U14 and U16 Team BC baseball teams at the national championships in Saguenay, Quebec and Yorkton, Sask.

5 – Rossland’s Dallas Cain wins his seventh Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon in Nelson, while fellow Rosslander Seth Bitting claimed second overall.

6 – Ben Postmus and the Team Canada Special Olympic golf team returns from Los Angeles having won four medals including two gold at the 2015 Special Olympic World Games.

7 – GM and head coach Terry Jones of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks buries the hatchet and hires former Trail Smoke Eater coach Bill Birks as assistant coach.

11 – Brad Jones of Vernon finishes at 11-under par to capture the Rossland-Trail Birchbank Open, beating defending champion Dylan Maine of Spokane by eight strokes.

12 – Salmo’s Haley Olinyk helps the Canadian Junior Girls Goalball team to an unprecedented gold medal at the International Blind Sports Federation’s World Junior Goalball championship in Colorado.

– Six swimmers as well as every relay team from the Trail Stingrays Swim Team qualifies for the BC provincial swim championship after winning medals at the Regional Swim Meet in Castlegar.

18 – Ella Matteucci and Team BC’s women’s baseball team earn a bronze at the Canadian Baseball championship in Saguenay, Que., while Schroder and the BC U16 Team came in sixth place.

21 – The Trail Times celebrates the 20h anniversary of the Babe Ruth World Series with a three-part story on its evolution, the volunteers that made it possible, and the players.

27Rossland golfer Xander Bankes, 10, finishes second in the B.C. Novice Golf championship at Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.

28 – Jackson Konkin wins the open water swim on Friday, then captures gold the next day in the U16 event at the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon in Kelowna.

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