Lakecity athletes returned from an exciting trip to the BC Winter Games in Mission from Feb. 20-23, participating with team Cariboo-North East.
The team amassed 17 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 10 bronze medals to finish fifth out of seven teams at the Games.
In alpine skiing Austin Boehm and Cole Turner, both 12, competing against 14 year olds, hit the slopes representing the Timberland Ski Club. Boehm, unfortunately, scored a disqualification, while Turner finished 27th in male slalom.
In girls’ figure skating Dawn Henley represented the Williams Lake Skating Club to a 17th place result.
And in girls’ hockey the Cariboo-North East team, with locals Laine Grace, Sarah Hermsen, Faith Outhouse and Grace Outhouse, placed sixth. Their Williams Lake Bantam Female Timberwolves teammate, goaltender Tamara William, playing for the North West zone, took eighth.