Jock Scraps: Chilliwack sports news
Huskers score in the air, still can’t nab victory
The Valley Huskers couldn’t quite get their rushing defence or offence together Saturday night, losing 49 - 33 to the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers passing game gained them the most traction, with wide receiver Tyron Ledingham (second in the league with 300 receiving yards) catching the most yards of the game. But despite two rushing touchdowns for Chilliwack, it was an unbalanced ground game. Bronco Aaron Morran, league leader in rushing yards, scored two touchdowns and shared the majority of the Kamloops running game with teammate Jacob Palmarin.
Cougars drowned by river animals
In minor baseball, Chilliwack saw defeat at the hands of two kinds of river animals in provincial tournaments over the weekend. After a successful sweep in their round robin, the 18U AAA Cougars were upset by the Kamloops RiverDogs in their semi-final game, 4-2. Tri-city took the tournament title with a win over Kamloops. The 13U peewee Cougars also won every game in their provincial round robin but fell short of the championship, losing 7-4 in a back-and-forth final with the Duncan RiverCats.
Clay nabs bronze at Commonwealth Games
In Glasgow, Chilliwack gymnast Zachary Clay did his part to contribute to a bronze medal for Canada’s Commonwealth score in the men’s team final event, July 29. Clay recorded points in the pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bar and horizontal bar events. Gold went to England, with silver won by Scotland. Canada finished third in the Games overall behind England and Australia.