Sports in brief: Hadwin ninth at CanTour event

Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin finished tied for ninth at the Canadian Tour’s Desert Dunes Classic last week in California.

Adam Hadwin turned in a solid performance at the Desert Dunes Classic.

Adam Hadwin turned in a solid performance at the Desert Dunes Classic.

Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin finished tied for ninth at the Canadian Tour’s Desert Dunes Classic last week in California.

Hadwin carded rounds of 72-68-71-72 to finish at five under par, 11 strokes back of winner Byron Smith. He earned $4,050 for his efforts.

The next big date on Hadwin’s calendar is the final stage of PGA Tour Q-School, which runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 in La Quinta, Calif.

GOUGH MAKES THE CUT

Abbotsford skeleton athlete Amy Gough has been named to Canada’s World Cup team following qualifying races in Whistler on the weekend.

Gough, who finished seventh at the 2010 Winter Olympics, was second in the selection races, trailing only Sarah Reid. Gough and Reid locked up spots on the World Cup squad, while veteran Mellisa Hollingsworth was preselected.

EAGLES WIN CITY TITLE

The MEI Grade 8 boys volleyball team punched its ticket to the Fraser Valleys by winning the Abbotsford City Championship last week.

MEI Middle School hosted the city tourney, which featured the host Eagles along with Abbotsford Christian, Chief Dan George and W.A. Fraser. The Eagles faced Fraser in the final, and clinched the victory with a hard-fought 29-27 win in the fourth set.

BRUINS EDGED BY HAWKS

The Fraser Valley Bruins dropped a 5-4 decision to the Valley West Hawks in major midget hockey action on the weekend.

Michel Holub, Mike Nolan, Mitch Skapski and Craig Stewart scored in a losing cause for the Bruins, who sit 10th out of 11 teams in the B.C. Major Midget League at 3-7-1.

The Bruins play at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena on Saturday, hosting the second-place Greater Vancouver Canadians at 3:30 p.m.

RAVENS’ RALLY FALLS SHORT

A comeback effort for the Eugene Reimer Ravens came up short on Monday, as they dropped a 20-8 decision to Mission in Grade 8 football action.

The Ravens trailed 20-0 at the half, but mounted a rally behind a touchdown from Taylor Cole and a conversioin from Akamjot Dhillon. That was as close as they would get, though. Reimer players of the game included Taylor Cole and Bobby Narang on offence, and Dhillon and Austin Fenwick on defence.