Sports bits and pieces


Janna Kovacs returned from the AA provincial swimming championships in Chilliwack with a silver medal in the 400 m freestyle competition and a bronze medal in the 200 m freestyle event.

Kovacs, who swims with the Quesnel Waveriders, also earned a fifth-place finish in the 50 m freestyle and a fourth-place finish in the 100 m freestyle.

Because she posted a AAA time in Chilliwack, Kovacs is headed to the AAA championships in Victoria Mar. 3 – 6.

Kovacs will be joined by David Sikli who posted AAA times earlier this season.


Sydney Watson, member of the Quesnel River Archers, is in Halifax, NS, for the Winter Canada Games.

After the second qualification round Watson had 1139 points, good enough for second place behind Camille Demers of Quebec with 1160 points.

Watson lost her quarter final match 131-130 against Kira Mercereau of Alberta.

In the final standings for the female compound bow event, Watson was in fifth place.


The Quesnel Thunder midget hockey team are in 100 Mile House, Saturday, Feb. 26, for the third and deciding game of the zone playoffs.  Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.

The Quesnel Millionaires are on the road for the first two games of their BCHL interior conference quarter final series against the Penticton Vees.

The series begins with two games, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 in Penticton, then moves to Quesnel for two games, Feb. 28 and Mar. 1.


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