Locals looking for bronze at Canada Games

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - Colchester County athletes will be playing for bronze today on the final day of action at the Canada Games in Prince Edward Island.
Both the men's soccer team, including Lower Harmony's Sandy Hunter, and the women's volleyball team, including local stars Lauren Sears, Ali Beaver, Anastasia Callaghan, Hilary Sears, lost semifinal contests yesterday.
The volleyball team will play Alberta at 11 a.m. after dropping three close sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-13) to Manitoba. Alberta and Nova Scotia each have 4-2 records while undefeated Ontario and Manitoba meet in the final.
The men's soccer team lost a 1-0 decision to Alberta and will play Ontario at 10 a.m. for bronze.
On the track yesterday, Jared Baird recorded a personal best in the javelin and just missed the podium. The 20-year-old Clifton native recorded a throw of 65.05 m. but was 85 centimetres from the bronze medal winner from Saskatchewan. A pair from British Columbia took the top two spots with throws of 72.9 m. and 70.4 m., respectively.
In men's golf, Truro's Eric Locke finished 15th and was the top Nova Scotian with a score of 305. Justin Shin of British Columbia won the event with a score of 288.
Matthew Hunter finished fifth in the 50 m. freestyle SOC with a time of 37.63.

Organizations: Canada Games

Geographic location: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario Colchester County Prince Edward Island Lower Harmony British Columbia Nova Scotia Saskatchewan Nova Scotian

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