Thunderball players shine at Steve Nash Skills Competition

Thunderball Basketball hosted Grade 3 to 7 basketball players at Vanier Secondary this past week for the ninth annual Steve Nash Skills Competition.

“The NBA does it. Colleges do it. High schools have their contests. This is the Thunderball version,” said league spokesperson Larry Street.

Close to 70 young athletes competed in their age and gender divisions, and loads of fun was had by all.  Every ‘baller’ got to test themselves in various skill events and establish a base for their own development.

Here are the winners of each event in every category:

1. Speed Dribble (all out sprint while dribbling)

Boys Grade 3 – Hang-Jun Kim, Grade 4/5 – Haden Parker, Grade 6/7 – Owen Mann. Girls Grade 4/5 – Darcy Pigeon, Grade 6/7 – Ashlin Speed.

2. Weave Dribble (up and back around cones and chair)

Boys Grade 3 – Mylo Huber, Grade 4/5 – Matt Simard, Grade 6/7 – Liam McNamee. Girls Grade 4/5 – Josie Williamson, Grade 6/7 – Ashlin Speed.

3. Regular Free Throws

Boys Grade 3 – Josh Tobacca, Grade 4/5 – Matthew Simard, Grade 6/7 – Bryce Benton. Girls Grade 4/5 – Alexis Souter, Grade 6/7 – Brielle Speed.

4. Speed Lay Ups (timed 30 seconds)

Boys Grade 3 – Tie:  Mylo Huber and Josh Tobacca, Grade 4/5 – Walker Maximick, Grade 6/7 – Tie:  Carson Damrey and Logan Graves. Girls Grade 4/5 – Ella Huggins, Grade 6/7 – Brielle Speed.

5. Wall Pass (accuracy and total number)

Boys Grade 3 – Josh Tobacca, Grade 4/5 – Walker Maximick, Grade 6/7 – Sam Barnie. Girls  Grade 4/5 – Adelaide McCloud, Grade 6/7 – Brielle Speed.

6. Hot Spots Shooting Competition (timed, 5 spots)

Boys Grade 4/5 – Tie:  Hayden Parker and David Bain, Grade 6/7 – Wes Foster. Girls  Grade 4/5 – Ella Huggins, Grade 6/7 – Ashlin Speed.

7. Knock Away Dribble Champions

Boys Grade 3/4/5 – Mika Johnson, Grade 6/7 – Se-Jung. Girls Grades 4-7 – Brielle Speed.

8. Coaches vs. T-Ballers Mass Ball Ball Tag Game, Full Court

Two years ago the Ballers won. Last year the Coaches did. This year, the Coaches prevailed again.

Thunderball thanks all the parents for their support. T-Ball, now in its 25th season, plays every Sunday to the end of May, on the 29th.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Colin J.D. Crooks has published his debut novel, a fantasy titled “The Shards of Etherious: Arisen.” (headshot photo courtesy Joslyn Kilborn Photography)
Cumberland author delves into fantasy world with debut novel

The Shards of Etherious: Arisen is the first book of a five-book series

Cathy Browne is very proud of her new front door. All the new doors are lovely and create an individual look for each room. Photo submitted
Courtenay’s Glacier View Lodge dressing up its doorways for residents

Glacier View Lodge’s vision of ‘feels like home’ has been enhanced this… Continue reading

Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat
Pandemic meant going digital quickly for Courtenay’s Local Refillery

Owner Ginette Matthews says system keep business open in its early months

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Employers might be able to require COVID-19 vaccination from employees: B.C. lawyer

‘An employer must make the case’ using expert science, explains lawyer David Mardiros

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
Comox Valley RCMP asking public to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Jennifer Cochrane, a Public Health Nurse with Prairie Mountain Health in Virden, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Farquhar with Westman Regional Laboratory, during the first day of immunizations at the Brandon COVID-19 vaccination supersite in Brandon, Man., on Monday, January 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Smith - POOL
Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out

More than 776,606 vaccines have been administered so far

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

Dr. Jerome Leis and Dr. Lynfa Stroud are pictured at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

The 56-year-old man was admitted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

An Uber driver’s vehicle is seen after the company launched service, in Vancouver, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Several taxi companies have lost a court bid to run Uber and Lyft off the road in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia

Uber said in a statement that the ruling of the justice is clear and speaks for itself

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital

Two staff members and one patient have tested positive, all on the same floor

A long-term care worker receives the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)
All Island seniors in long-term care will be vaccinated by the end of this weekend

Immunization of high-risk population will continue over the next two months

A 75-year-old aircraft has been languishing in a parking lot on the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, but will soon be moved to the B.C. Aviation Museum. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum

The challenging move to Vancouver Island will be documented by Discovery Channel film crews

Most Read