A happy Thomas McHugh (far left) poses with some B.C. teammates after winning a silver medal in the 200 m dash.

Quesnel Special Olympians shine on national stage

Thomas McHugh, Riley Foster and Brock Terlesky bring home a trio of silver medals

Quesnel Special Olympics performed magnificently at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia this past week (July 31-Aug. 4).

The trio of local athletes who travelled to the games were able to secure a silver medal each.

Thomas McHugh came in second in the 200-metre dash, with a personal-best time of 33.94 seconds. He also fared well in the 400-metre dash, coming in fifth with a time of 1:19.88, and secured another fifth place finish with a 6.3-metre toss in shot put.

Riley Foster and Brock Terlesky helped their B.C. teammates win silver in soccer.

The two Quesnel natives had been recruited to the Kelowna Rebels, who were the province’s representatives for the meet.

The team was dominant in many of the games it played, shutting out teams from Saskatchewan (6-0), Nova Scotia (5-0) and Alberta (4-0).

Despite tying the Ontario team from Brampton 1-1 in the opening rounds, they lost a hard fought 2-0 decision to them in the final.

Keep an eye out for stories from the athletes’ perspectives in Friday’s paper.

 

Brock Terlesky throws the ball into play during match play in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Just Posted

Letter: Let marijuana growth in ALR

How much more unproductive land do we want to accumulate in the ALR?

UPDATED: One arrested after G.R. Baker Hospital doors damaged in attempted robbery

Police have arrested one man in relation to the incident and are looking for more suspects

Quesnel RCMP recover stolen travel trailer worth $70,000

It was discovered at a property in the Pinnacles area after an unrelated complaint was received

Letter: Two sides to benefit program

“I thought you would be more sympathetic towards your former colleagues like me”

SPCA relocates animals from Quesnel, Williams Lake due to evacuation alerts

50 animals from Quesnel and 60 from Williams Lake were transferred as a precaution

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Court hearing on Humboldt Broncos fundraising to test Saskatchewan law

The money has yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation known as the Informal Public Appeals Act

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

Residents of a Fredericton apartment complex may not be able to return home just yet

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 23 people, injures 14

The bus hit another vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve on Tuesday

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

Manigault Newman continues promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings

UPDATE: Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing at least 20

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Most Read