Grade 6 and 7 students from the five local elementary schools in the Nicola Valley got together not once but twice this past week for sports tournaments.

On Tuesday, the young athletes convened at the former Coquihalla Middle School and at Central Elementary School for a basketball tourney.

The next day, many of the same students got another afternoon off from classes for the second annual elementary rugby tournament. All games were played at the CMS fields.

Up next are a series of individual school track meets in May, followed by the district championships in early June.