Organizers of the fourth annual Cabot Loop Regional Games lucked out with regards to weather as blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures were above normal throughout the week.
The games started Sunday, Sept. 16 and concluded with cross-country running in Port Rexton on Monday, Sept. 24. Eight sports were featured during the competitions.
Participants, volunteers and games organizers all got into the action for the softball game at the A. Bailey Field in Trinity Bay North last Sunday. For some participants it was their first time trying their hand at the sport.
Bowling at Elliston Municipal Park saw 23 boys and girls taking turns trying to knock down the pins.
A record 39 registered for the golf at the View, while another 67 boys and girls were on hand for some friendly volleyball competition at St. Mark's in King's Cove.
Keeping in the spirit of getting communities involved, the three-on-three basketball was played at the school in Catalina.
Ball hockey, originally scheduled for Cabot Stadium on Friday, was moved to the Discovery Collegiate parking lot. Players ranging in age from 10-18 had a friendly scrimmage. Then it was the younger ones turn as they took shots at the goalie, hoping to slip one into the net.
Temperatures for the ball hockey hovered around the 23-Celsius mark that made for a lot of water being drunk over the course of the competition.
Cyndi Baker, one of the games organizers, says this was one of the best games in years.
"The response was phenomenal. Kids loved what they were doing all week," said Baker.
Several prizes were awarded throughout the week. Christian Waye won the prize for the early bird registration; Nathan Lodge won the draw prize for softball, Jasmine Hayter was the winner of the bowling prize, while Cody Guy won the soccer prize.