Bill Van Beek celebrates 60 by qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Bill Van Beek celebrates 60 by qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

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

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

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

July

3Warfield’s Bill Van Beek celebrates his 60th year by qualifying for the Boston Marathon by finishing sixth in his age category at the Eugene, Oregon Marathon.

Free agent Barrett Jackman finds a new home in Nashville agreeing to a two-year $4 million deal with the Predators. The Fruitvale native played his entire career with the St. Louis Blues, and was the 17th pick overall in the 1999 NHL Draft.

7 – The Seven Summits Gravity Racing team grabs its first podium finish at the BC Cup Down Hill Provincial championship in Whistler, when Keegan Fry raced to second place in the U17 men’s sports category.

8 – The Trail AAA Jays baseball team donates close to $600 to KidSport on behalf of Jays alumni from the proceeds of equipment sold to the Trail Youth Baseball League.

10 – Greater Trail athletes Thea Culley and Ella Matteucci lead their respective women’s field hockey and baseball teams into action at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

14 – Fruitvale’s Scott Browell tees it up and wins his first Re/Max Men’s Open beating former champion Steve Johnston in an extra-hole playoff after both golfers finished with identical rounds of even-par 72 on the Champion Lakes Golf Course.

15 – The Trail AA Orioles reel off five wins in six games and go 9-3 on the season to capture a berth in the Washington State American Legion Baseball League’s district playoffs.

16 – The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association U17 Storm claimed the bronze medal at the boys provincial youth soccer championship beating Vernon United 3-1 in the bronze medal match. It was the team’s second bronze at provincials in three years.

21 – The Trail Major All Stars begin their quest for a playoff spot at the B.C. Little League championships, while the Trail Minor All Stars play to a fifth place finish at the Minor Little League provincials.

BC Special Olympic-Trail organizer Ben Postmus is headed to the 2015 Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles as a coach for Team Canada’s golf team.

22 – The Team B.C. hockey team that won gold at the 1979 Canada Winter Games is inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame. The team includes local players Steve Unti, Dan McFarland, Barry Zanier, and Bruno Tassone.

– The Trail AA Orioles advance to the State Finals of the Washington State American Legion baseball championships with an exciting come-from-behind 7-4 win over Pullman.

28Fruitvale’s Ella Matteucci wins a silver medal with the women’s Team Canada baseball team, while Rossland native, Thea Culley, captures bronze with the national Field Hockey team at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

30 – Trail triathlete Jackson Konkin captures bronze at the U15 Canadian Triathlon championship in Magog, Quebec.

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