Prince George Track and Field Club member Simon Nemethy earned three gold medals at the BC Junior Development Track Championship in Surrey for athletes aged 9-13. The 13-year-old Nemethy, from Vanderhoof, ran to victory in the 2000m run, 1200m and 600m. He also ended up 5th in javelin and 7th in discus. Two other P.G. Track athletes also captured a medal. Max Schonewille took bronze in the 13-year-old boys javelin and Morgan Weibe set a personal best in picking up bronze in the 9-year-old girls 1,000m run. Sylvia and Olivia Masich also competed and finished in the top 10: 13-year-old Sylvia in the hammer throw and 10-year-old Olivia in the high jump.

Next up for Prince George Track athletes will be the 2014 Canadian Legion Youth (16 and under) Championships August 15-17 in Langley.

–The Prince George Barracudas, represented by seven swimmers, set eight club records and finished 30th in the overall standings at the 2014 Age Group Nationals in Winnipeg. Club records were set by Josiah Binnema (50 fly, 100 fly and 50 back), Hannah Esopenko (50 and 100 breast), Sterling King (100 and 400 free) and Haley Black (50 fly).

–The Prince George Senior Lacrosse best of seven playoff final could end tonight as the Westwood Pub Devils play the Northland/Nissan Assault at 8 o’clock at Kin 1. The Devils, 18-0 this season, enjoy a commanding 3-0 lead over the Assault.

–The host Prince George Thunderbirds finished with an overall 1-4 record (13th out of 18) at the Provincial Under-16 Minor Girls Softball Championship at Freeman Park. The tournament was won by the South Surrey/Whiterock Thunder for the 2nd straight year as they beat the South Delta Invaders 9-3 in the final.

–The 3rd and deciding game in the Spruce City Men’s Fastball League will be played this evening at 7 at the Spruce City Stadium. Custom Edge Sports and Superior Fencing Reds are tied 1-1.

–Team B.C. racked up 160 medals (63 gold, 49 silver and 48 bronze)at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina. Host Saskatchewan finished second with 159 medals. Prince George athletes helped B.C. win three of four softball tournaments.