• GALLERY: The 2017 sports year in pictures

      Sports editor Ian Webster takes a lot of photos over a year, but here are some of the highlights from his camera roll in 2017.

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  • A fond farewell from this sports scribe

      It only seems fitting that as the calendar year 2017 comes to an end, I take this opportunity to announce that I am retiring from the position of sports writer and photographer with the Merritt Herald....

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  • Cents looking to make a push in the new year

      In contrast to one year ago at this time, when the Merritt Centennials stumbled into 2017 on a six-game losing streak, this holiday season sees the team brimming with confidence following a 5-2 record in the...

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  • Barriere and Ashcroft take Merritt basketball tournament titles

      Some excellent basketball was played on the weekend as Merritt Secondary School senior basketball teams hosted six visiting squads from around the Interior in a two-day tournament. On the boys’ side of the draw, the host...

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  • MINOR HOCKEY REPORT: Midget reps split the difference in Seattle

    Midget Rep The Tracker Sportswear midgets won two and lost two to finish fifth overall at a three-day tournament in Seattle on the weekend. The Merritt team opened with an impressive 7-1 victory over the Tacoma Rockets...

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  • Martin, Van Unen return from World Junior Hockey Challenge with gold

    Team Canada West are 2017 World Junior A Challenge champions, thanks to a 5-1 victory over Team USA in the gold-medal game — played in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,500 on Saturday in Truro, Nova...

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  • Merritt Centennials head into the holiday break on a high

      As Merritt Centennials’ players and coaching staff head their separate ways to be with their families over the Christmas break, they have to be pleased with the way things went in the month of December. Winners...

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  • MINOR HOCKEY REPORT: Midget reps shine against undefeated Ice Hawks

    Atom Development The Fountain Tire atoms swept a pair of weekend home games against Revelstoke on the weekend. Soren Anderson’s late third-period goal was the difference on Saturday as the Merritt team edged the visitors 6-5. Other...

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  • PHOTOS: Taylor and Montgomery rinks tie in annual Turkeyspiel

    A dozen mixed teams took part in this year’s Turkeyspiel, held at the Merritt Curling Centre on Saturday and sponsored by Save-On Foods. When the ice chips had finished settling, the Bob Taylor and Paul Montgomery rinks...

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  • Centennials win two of three; move into sixth place

      The Merritt Centennials are starting to make some noise in the neighbourhood. After spending most of the season at the bottom of the BCHL’s Interior division standings, the Cents have moved ahead of the Salmon Arm...

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