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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 18, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press March 199 sports Jim who was the heart and soul of biathlon in Manitoba for managed a Gold in masters 10k at Falcon taking his Best shot Biath Lete Carrabre still has what it takes by Robert Knodel Jim Carrabre was More than just an interested Spectator at the Canadian biathlon championships last one of Manitoba most successful Carrabre was at the Falcon Lake site to and if the results Are any he still has what it takes in the sport which combines Cross country skiing with target competing in the masters Ages 3039 Carrabre won the a Kilometre event and placed second in the he was also a member of the master mens relay team along with Bernard Degagne and Vern placed Only to be disqualified for using a no certified it was just a Small technicality but it Cost us a Bronze says the Only Manitoban to win medals in individual the Manitoba ladies senior relay team of Sanja Cathy and Sheryl Hayes placed a 30yearold medical was pleased Wiki his and the Way the champions lips were it was a very professional says for All the National championships 1 be been which is about in my opinion it is the Best one that Ever been and it was the largest one that Ever been run in terms of number of the event attracted 120 of the finest Biath letes from across the included in the group were National team stars Myrian Bedar Dand Glen from placed second in the world cup standings this season while Rupertus has the potential to dominate the mens world cup Carrabre if he could Ever pull his shooting together hed be winning world cup medals left and As a Pioneer of the sport in this Carrabre had a special interest in the Falcon Lake it was with great Pride that he watched the athletes compete at a world class facility in had it not been for the efforts of Carrabre and fellow Biath Lete Campbell Manitoba May not have had a site to Host the in the sport May not have seen the Light of Day in the Hes one of the founding members of biathlon Manitoba and for a Long time was the heart and soul of the says Terry the association executive Carrabre and Wright returned from a biathlon event in Quebec in 1979 armed with two rifles borrowed from the Canadian biathlon and the determination to Start a provincial a Short time armed with a firs year the association was a former distance Carrabre switched to Cross country skiing and reigned As provincial Champion for several years before accepting a new Carrabre caught the Bug for biathlon after watching the sport on television during the 1976 Winter the thing about biathlon is it adds an extra says the concentration that you need to Stop and you cant find that in any other with no provincial program or coaching Carrabre advanced in the sport with self taught a background in target shooting from his High school Days helped it took a Long time to understand really How to train properly for it because there were no biathlon he just four years after taking up the biathlon Carrabre represented Canada at the world Junior championships in the longtime Elmwood resident he recently moved into a House near the health sciences Centre with his new a member of the National biathlon team for four he placed fifth in Canada at the 1987 but failed to make the six Man team at the trials for the 1988 unfortunately things didst come but i sure did my says who retired from senior Competition in the time had come to give his career plans serious i had to go on with my studies in i put anymore time into it biathlon it was just getting too stressful trying to Combine full time studies with full time says who expects to graduate from medical school next i guess the Only regret is that i never made an olympic team or won a world cup medal or won a world but i gave it my Best shot Carrabre is the most accomplished Biath Lete in the province next to Paget a former olympic come Tilor who now coaches Junior i Biath letes in Carrabre National team Days Are he still enjoys the Challenge and thrills of and he plans on being a Biath Lete for a few More High school athlete of the week Jackson nets 29 in playoff Cheyne Jackson picked an oppor tune time to emerge in the the Oak Park raiders team Cap Tain averaged 15 Points per game this but in the raiders 7758 upset win Over the Daniel Macon Tyre maroons in the quarterfinals of the provincial aaa basketball Jackson netted 29 it just sort of Cheyne is very much a team he just took what was said Randy coach of the he didst do anything out of the Ordi he just shot very Jackson said his offensive performance was the result of the defence he was up they maroons played a zone defence which helped me a said who scored 17 Points in the first most of his 21 of were from three Point i like to take the three Point the coaches give me the Okay to take said the Sinfo Otto Point the win qualified Oak Park for the final four once again in the defending provincial champions have made the semifinals the past three they played the Kildo Nan East revers in a semifinal matchup March the other game pitted the to ranked James jimmies against the Westwood we we rent expected to go this we were expected to get knocked out last said referring to the maroons the raiders earned a wildcard berth into the provincials after Pla cing third in the James Assini Boine conference with a 95 the season record was Jackson said the team was confident heading into the provincial despite losing to the Westwood warriors in the Confer ence i think our conference is Proba Bly the toughest conference in the he the fact that three teams from the conference made the final four indicates Oak Park raiders chevre Jackson

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