News Release – January 8, 2021
16th Annual Sackville Sports Recognition
Although many tournaments were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our local athletes who were able to compete were met with success.
Mayor, Council, and Staff would like to congratulate the following award recipients for their accomplishments during 2020:
The Provincial Titan Mini Girls Basketball U12 Division 5 won the 2020 Provincial Championship
Players: Sophia Wilson, Lily Wilson, Ella Snowdon, Beth Snowdon, Chloe Wortman, Ashley Kay, Hannah Beal, Caroline Tucker, Abby Wright, Claire Arseneau
Coaches: Head Coach Jennifer Duskocy, Assistant Coach Clay Wortman, Assistant Coach Livia Gallant
Team Manager: Dave Beal
Duncan Dixon won 6 Disc Golf tournaments including the Atlantic Championship
Duncan had an incredible 2020 season winning 6 out of his 7 official tournaments. No event proved a bigger or more significant victory than his 3-stroke victory in the Pro Masters Division of the Atlantic Championship. Duncan has had a huge impact in the sport locally and this year was awarded a sponsorship spot for the 2021 season where he will compete all over Atlantic Canada and defend his title at the Atlantic Championship in Prince Edward Island.
Sackville’s Sharks made major waves at the 2020 N.B. Open Cup Short Course Championships in Moncton, NB, earning 7 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze medals to accompany 40 top 10 finishes and a new N.B. PARA record.
Reuben Smith – Reuben walked away with a provincial PARA record in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 37.93. He also earned a gold, two silver and a bronze medal. He made final appearances in all six of his individual events.
Ella Tucker — Ella proudly represented the club’s PARA program by coming home with three gold medals and two silver medals. She also swam her way to six new personal-best times in all of her individual events.
Grace Farella — Grace, a senior swimmer, placed in the top 10 for all six of her individual events. She placed third in the 50m backstroke super final with a time of 32:10.10 and third in the 200m backstroke super final with a time of 2:27.70.
Sebastien Emmerson — Sebastien finished his weekend by achieving all personal-best times. He made finals in all six of his individual events. He broke the one-minute mark in his 100m free (which is a remarkable task for a 15-year-old) and placed fourth in the super final for the 200m butterfly. He also swam to a third-place finish in the 100m butterfly.
David Puddicombe — David placed in the top three in all five of his individual events. He earned six best times and three gold medal finishes in his individual events. He also has a silver and a bronze to add to his collection.
Laine Acton — Laine successfully completed her first N.B. Open championship. Although being one of the youngest participants at the age of 11, Laine walked away with five new best times, one new “AA” time in the 400m freestyle and two new “A” times. Laine placed in the top 15 in her age group for all six of her individual events and found herself in her first finals in the 400m freestyle, where she finished sixth overall.
Kenzie Power — Kenzie participated in her first N.B. Open Cup and made an appearance in the girls 13-14 200m breaststroke final where she placed sixth overall. She also swam her way to four new “B” times and a 10th-place finish in the 50m breaststroke.
Julie Smith — Julie also participated in her first N.B. Open Cup and came away with all new personal-best times in her six individual events and a new “A” time and three “B” times under her belt. She also swam herself to a ninth-place finish in the 200m Individual Medley event.
Hunter Emmerson — Hunter finished off his weekend with three top 10 finishes in the 15 and over age group. He led the men’s 4×50 freestyle relay at finals Saturday night and walked away with two new best times in the 100m breaststroke (1:27.37) and 100m freestyle (1:07.69).
Zachary Tucker — Zachary blew it out of the water by shattering his previous 50m freestyle best time and going sub 30 seconds for the first time by two seconds (28.73). He also placed seventh twice in the 200m breaststroke and the 50m freestyle.
Brenna Rothfuss – Coach
A very special thank you to all the coaches, volunteers, officials, dedicated fundraisers and members of boards and associations who effectively contribute to the advancement of athletics in Sackville. Thanks to your tireless efforts, Sackville has a vibrant athletic community to be proud of!