Extra time played a big role at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational senior boys basketball tournament last weekend.
Regardless of whether he plays an instrument or not, it's pretty safe to say that Jesse Crookes is Port Coquitlam's newest rock star. The Grade 12 Terry Fox Secondary student hit the proverbial shot of his life Saturday night to give Fox a last second, come-from-behind 75-74 win over the home town Walnut Grove Gators.
The highlights were many. Even the losses were lined with silver. For the past 12 months, the accomplishments and achievements of Tri-Cities athletes gave us much to cheer for. Champions and near-champions, feats and fumbles stocked the pages of The NOW. It's always difficult to reduce the many results to just a few, but as is our annual tradition, here is what we consider the 12 top sports stories of 2011: