Mahovic to suit up for Team BC 

Sports briefs: 5 Peaks trail race held; Laframboise fourth at Cardrona

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - STRONG MAN Blake Mahovic will take on Team Canada in Langdale on Friday.
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  • STRONG MAN Blake Mahovic will take on Team Canada in Langdale on Friday.

Blake Mahovic of the Axemen Rugby Club is set to get an opportunity to shine under bright lights on Friday night.

Mahovic will suit up with the BC All-Stars as it takes on the Canadian Men's XV as part of an exhibition series to help prepare the national team for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo this fall.

Head coach Aaron Takel said in a release that the players on the B.C. squad have plenty to play for.

"Some players have a point to prove, some of them feel that they deserve to be knocking on the door for selection with the national team programs. This is their chance to take on the person currently occupying that position in the Canada camp," he said.

The game will take place in Langford on Aug. 30. The Canadian team will come to the Lower Mainland a week later to play the United States at B.C. Place on Sept. 7.

Mahovic previously played with Team BC in a win against Alberta earlier this summer.

Check out the game online at bcrugby.com/live.

5 Peaks Trail Running Series comes to Whistler

The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series held its fifth event of the season here in Whistler on Aug. 24.

In the race on Blackcomb Mountain, Kristopher Swanson knocked off Mike Haponiuk and James Tilley in the 10.6-kilometre enduro event. Katie Button edged out Emily Morris and Rebecca Warren for the women's win.

In the 6.6-km sport race, Ryan Goodwin bested Dustin Hay and David Eyre on the men's side, while winner Kelsey Lepard shared the women's podium with Sophie Tabor and Therese Fricke.

For more, visit www.5peaks.com.

Laframboise fourth at Cardrona

Canadian Nicolas Laframboise got off to a strong start to the FIS World Cup snowboard season in New Zealand on Aug. 24.

Laframboise was just a quarter-point off the big air podium behind Finland's Kalle Jarvilehto. American Chris Corning ran away with the crown, besting fellow Yankee Redmond Gerard by 15 points.

Other Canadians included John MacDougall in 15th, Mateo Massitti in 23rd and Michael Ciccarelli in 34th.

In the women's event, Sommer Gendron was the lone Canuck, finishing in seventh. Finland's Enni Rukajarvi earned the win, topping Great Britain's Katie Ormerod and Norway's Silje Norendal.

Nicklaus North holds club championships

Nicklaus North Golf Course crowned its club champions earlier this month.

Kaitlyn Hill and Nick Papoutsis walked away with the respective low-gross titles in the tournament on Aug. 10.

Timothy Ng and Verna MacDonald, meanwhile, won the low-net crowns.

Lastly, Dix Lawson came away with the low-net seniors win.

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