May Days is becoming more and more active, as the weekend festival not only showcased parades, markets, good music, fireworks, train rides, and tasty treats, but the annual event was also highlighted by a bevy of sporting activities.
The always popular slo-pitch tournament saw the Blasters hold off the Whalers in a close 17-14 match to win the competitive division, while Balls Deep took home the recreational slo-pitch title.
In the May Days Major Little League tournament, the Trail Eagles avenged a 14-12 loss to Nelson in the round robin, by beating them 12-2 in the championship match on the diamond at Haines Park Sunday.
Meanwhile, the cold war returned as the Russkies juggernaut retained its 3-on-3 street-hockey title Saturday at the Fruitvale Elementary courts going undefeated in the open division of the tournament. The team was bolstered by Castlegar Rebels’ forward Jamie Vlanich, along with Dylan Tite, John Lloyd, James Klukert, and the unflappable goaltending of Aaron Hunchak.
In the Intermediate division, Montrose Service took top spot with Tyler Ghirardosi, Devin Ghirardosi, Owen Titus, Ross St. Jean, and Matt Yorston rounding out an impressive line up.
The Junior division’s Kootenay Ice out of Fruitvale hoisted the championship hardware led by Josh Mason, Logan Profili, Austin McKenzie, Nick Francis, and Cooper Ross.
The May Days Fun Run saw Eden Kormendy win the 5-kilometre event, while Peter Heard captured top spot in the 10-K; and in the May Days Bocce tournament, the mother and daughter team of Debbie and Crissy Nelson of Fruitvale triumphed over the competition.