Sports photos of 2013

By on January 1, 2014
Coyotes Captain and star player Colin Chmelka swoops in and skates around Revelstoke goalie Aaron Brandoli to score his third goal in an October 7-3 Coyote victory. Chmelka is the Coyotes' top goal scorer and was last year's most valuable player. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Coyotes Captain and star player Colin Chmelka swoops in and skates around Revelstoke goalie Aaron Brandoli to score his third goal in an October 7-3 Coyote victory. Chmelka is the Coyotes’ top goal scorer and was last year’s most valuable player. (Richard McGuire file photo)

From hockey to golf and from drag racing to cycling, Osoyoos has sports activities all year round. Here are a few photos from 2013 in sports. Be sure to click on the thumbnail images to see them enlarged. See also our month-by-month year in review for more photos, as well as our Best photos of 2013.

A group of cyclists pedals through Osoyoos to the Coast Hotel on the 348-km, three-day Robb's Ride in early June. About 200 cyclists participated in the ride through southern B.C. and northern Washington State, which raised money for the Relay for Life and the Terry Fox Foundation. (Richard McGuire file photo)

A group of cyclists pedals through Osoyoos to the Coast Hotel on the 348-km, three-day Robb’s Ride in early June. About 200 cyclists participated in the ride through southern B.C. and northern Washington State, which raised money for the Relay for Life and the Terry Fox Foundation. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Martha Collins celebrates a success on the putting range. We followed the progress of this beginner golfer as she took lessons and practised to learn the skills of this popular game. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Martha Collins celebrates a success on the putting range. We followed the progress of this beginner golfer as she took lessons and practised to learn the skills of this popular game. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Bruce Rathgeber, a student at Outlast Taekwondo, takes a flying leap through the air to smash a board held by instructor Neil Stewart at a practice in March. (Richard McGuire photo)

Bruce Rathgeber, a student at Outlast Taekwondo, takes a flying leap through the air to smash a board held by instructor Neil Stewart at a practice in March. (Richard McGuire photo)

Two old-style cars race down the track at the Wide Country Racing Association's drag races in September. The WCRA holds the races throughout the summer at the Osoyoos Airport runway. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Two old-style cars race down the track at the Wide Country Racing Association’s drag races in September. The WCRA holds the races throughout the summer at the Osoyoos Airport runway. (Richard McGuire file photo)

As they round the last bend, horses kick up dirt in the seventh and final race at Desert Park in June. After a 15-year hiatus, Desert Park reopened with two race days, one in June and the other at the end of August. Both events were well attended. (Richard McGuire file photo)

As they round the last bend, horses kick up dirt in the seventh and final race at Desert Park in June. After a 15-year hiatus, Desert Park reopened with two race days, one in June and the other at the end of August. Both events were well attended. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Daelen Bontorin, of Oliver, takes a flying leap on his scooter, swinging it over his head. Bontorin was one of a number of youths on skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes who competed at the end of March at the Illskill Competition at the Osoyoos Skatepark. The events took place throughout the afternoon accompanied by blaring live and recorded hip hop music. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Daelen Bontorin, of Oliver, takes a flying leap on his scooter, swinging it over his head. Bontorin was one of a number of youths on skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes who competed at the end of March at the Illskill Competition at the Osoyoos Skatepark. The events took place throughout the afternoon accompanied by blaring live and recorded hip hop music. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Emily Stewart, a competitive skater, did a solo performance to end the first half of the Sun Bowl Skating Club's "A Night of Numbers" in Osoyoos March 7. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Emily Stewart, a competitive skater, did a solo performance to end the first half of the Sun Bowl Skating Club’s “A Night of Numbers” in Osoyoos March 7. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Hunter Armstrong, in Kindergarten at Osoyoos Elementary School, runs around the lower playground field during the Terry Fox Run at the end of September. Children of all grades participated in the event, but the bigger kids took a longer route. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Hunter Armstrong, in Kindergarten at Osoyoos Elementary School, runs around the lower playground field during the Terry Fox Run at the end of September. Children of all grades participated in the event, but the bigger kids took a longer route. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Coyotes Captain and star player Colin Chmelka swoops in and skates around Revelstoke goalie Aaron Brandoli to score his third goal in an October 7-3 Coyote victory. Chmelka is the Coyotes' top goal scorer and was last year's most valuable player. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Coyotes Captain and star player Colin Chmelka swoops in and skates around Revelstoke goalie Aaron Brandoli to score his third goal in an October 7-3 Coyote victory. Chmelka is the Coyotes’ top goal scorer and was last year’s most valuable player. (Richard McGuire file photo)

A district elementary school soccer tournament in Oliver in October saw plenty of action. Rylan Laranjo (in white) from the Oliver Scorpions tries to intercept a pass between Caleb Pearson (left) and Tyler Kozun (right) from the Osoyoos Nighthawks. Following the action is Nighthawks player Seth Kriese. Oliver won the game 3-1. (Keith Lacey file photo)

A district elementary school soccer tournament in Oliver in October saw plenty of action. Rylan Laranjo (in white) from the Oliver Scorpions tries to intercept a pass between Caleb Pearson (left) and Tyler Kozun (right) from the Osoyoos Nighthawks. Following the action is Nighthawks player Seth Kriese. Oliver won the game 3-1. (Keith Lacey file photo)

The Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in July and a number of past commodores were in attendance. Past commodores are pictured here with the present commodore, Chris Scheuren (second from left). From left are: John Zupan, Scheuren, Jurgen Reinhards, Roy Burt and Stan Storwick. Members later unveiled a new sign on the the old railway station they use for a clubhouse. (Richard McGuire file photo)

The Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in July and a number of past commodores were in attendance. Past commodores are pictured here with the present commodore, Chris Scheuren (second from left). From left are: John Zupan, Scheuren, Jurgen Reinhards, Roy Burt and Stan Storwick. Members later unveiled a new sign on the the old railway station they use for a clubhouse. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Many charter members of the Osoyoos Golf Club turned out in July to celebrate the club's 40th anniversary. These three ladies were with the club since its earliest days. Fran Engel (left) joined shortly after the club started, while Ethel Van Duzee (centre) and Barb Snyder are charter members. Van Duzee is still golfing at the ripe age of 91. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Many charter members of the Osoyoos Golf Club turned out in July to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. These three ladies were with the club since its earliest days. Fran Engel (left) joined shortly after the club started, while Ethel Van Duzee (centre) and Barb Snyder are charter members. Van Duzee is still golfing at the ripe age of 91. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Nathan Champness of Vernon is all smiles as he crosses the finish line in first place to capture the Osoyoos Desert Half Ironman title for the second time in his career in July. Champness finished the brutal and grueling course in a time of 4:18.34 to finish about 12 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Chris Young of Vancouver. (Keith Lacey file photo)

Nathan Champness of Vernon is all smiles as he crosses the finish line in first place to capture the Osoyoos Desert Half Ironman title for the second time in his career in July. Champness finished the brutal and grueling course in a time of 4:18.34 to finish about 12 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Chris Young of Vancouver. (Keith Lacey file photo)

Taylor Jordan (No. 15) had a great scoring opportunity for the Coyotes on a breakaway in the third period of a March game against Kelowna. Goalie Kenny Fitzgerald (No. 30) managed to grab the puck while Jagger Bowles (No. 23) moved in to try to stop Jordan. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Taylor Jordan (No. 15) had a great scoring opportunity for the Coyotes on a breakaway in the third period of a March game against Kelowna. Goalie Kenny Fitzgerald (No. 30) managed to grab the puck while Jagger Bowles (No. 23) moved in to try to stop Jordan. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Mel James of Osoyoos prepares to tee off at the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, which opened March 1. When photographed, the avid golfer was already on his second golf outing of the season. He was also on the course Friday afternoon right after it opened. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Mel James of Osoyoos prepares to tee off at the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, which opened March 1. When photographed, the avid golfer was already on his second golf outing of the season. He was also on the course Friday afternoon right after it opened. (Richard McGuire file photo)

 

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