The TRU WolfPack baseball team swept four weekend games from the Okanagan A’s in Kelowna.
It’s the final action for the WolfPack this fall — TRU will resume play in February, when it heads to Arizona for spring training ahead of the Canadian College Baseball Conference season.
On Sunday, the WolfPack won 9-0 and 8-6.
Denver Wynn pitched six innings in the opener, which was highlighted by a Jason Tripp unassisted triple play. Dave Hole had two RBI, and Alex Condon drove in a run.
James Martensen was the winning pitcher in the second game, and Cody Pendergast had a single, two walks, two stolen bases and an RBI.
On Saturday, TRU won 3-2 and 10-8. Stefan Lono went the distance in the opener, and Levi Kerns had a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh inning.
Mike Juarez went three innings and was credited with the victory in the second game, and Travis Nevakshonoff struck out three in a one-inning save.
Brock Stewart had two RBI and Sean Ash had two hits, including a double, a run and an RBI.
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The peewee Kamloops Wildcats secured a playoff berth Sunday with a 32-0 victory over the Kamloops Broncos in community football action at Hillside Stadium.
Wildcats quarterback Carsen Day threw for 75 yards, including 25-yard completions to Cole Simmons and Darcy Rowden.
The Wildcats got one touchdown from Reggie O’Rourke, on a 75-yard run, and another from Adam Buholzer, on a 10-yard scamper. Ben Prokopetz added touchdown runs of 10, 25 and 45 yards. Sean Smith added one convert.
Kyle Watt anchored the Wildcats’ defence with 14 solo tackles, while Riley Eccles, Mattias Nelson, Denzel Marican and Hudson Williams combined for another 16. Traedon Boose concluded the defensive stand with a fourth-quarter interception.
The Wildcats (2-4-1) will travel to Salmon Arm on Sunday to meet the Colts in the final regular-season game, while the Broncos (1-6-0) play host to the Vernon Yellow Jackets at Hillside Stadium.
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The Kamloops Vibe, a female senior A hockey team, picked up seven of a possible eight points during weekend South Coast amateur league play on the Lower Mainland.
Rochelle Smith picked up seven goals and five assists as the Vibe dumped Simon Fraser University 8-1 on Friday, beat Trinity Western University 7-1 and tied the Richmond Devils 2-2 on Saturday, and beat TWU again, this time 10-1, on Sunday.
Melinda Smith had two goals against SFU, while Gaylene Smith had two goals in the first victory over TWU. Rochelle Smith, with four goals, and Sarah Kurzac, with three, led the way in the second game against TWU.
Ashley Fisher, in goal for all three games, was especially sharp against the Devils, making 30 saves as her mates fell behind 2-0 before coming back to earn the draw.
Melinda Smith finished the weekend with four goals and three helpers, while Kurzac had four goals and two assists and Shelby Easton had two goals and five assists. Gaylene Smith and Alyssa Reid each had two goals and four assists, with Alana Parker and Desiree Blair contributing two scores and three assists apiece. Tori Johnson helped out with two of each, while Courtney Parker set up five goals.
The Vibe will be at home this weekend, with the AA Delta Jets visiting for games Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Icebox Arena, and Sunday, 11 a.m., at Memorial Arena.
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Vlad Pankratov led a contingent of nine Aberdeen Judo competitors at the B.C. Judo Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday.
Pankratov was first in the under-19 men’s 100-plus kilogram event and also first in the senior men’s intermediate 100-plus division. Megan Hanks won the U17 cadet women’s 70-plus category and was third in the U20 junior women’s 78kg.
Two other Hankses struck gold — Geoffrey was first in the U15 juvenile men (66kg), while Matthew was first in the U11 novice boys.
Drew Ramsay was third in the junior boys (38) and second in exhibition matches, while Liam Moss was fourth in the junior boys (38) and second in exhibition.
Andrew Iadarola was second in the U20 junior men (90), and Jens Krause was fourth in the senior men’s brown and black belts (81). Joe Marchand was fourth in the senior men’s brown and black belts (100).
Instructor John Huntley handled the coaching, with parents John Ramsay, Randy Moss, Darlene Iadarola and Hilary Hanks helping out.
James Chevrette was one of the on-mat officials.
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Three Kamloops players have been named to rosters of the Burnaby Mountain Selects field lacrosse program.
Colton Boomer, a South Kam student, is on the freshman team, while Ryan Dergousoff will play on the under-12 team. Mason Suppanz has qualified for the U11 squad.
The Mountain Selects are an elite program that travels to the United States for tournaments and games.
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The NorKam Saints senior boys volleyball team finished second at a tournament in Rutland on the weekend.
NorKam finished second in its pool Friday, then won three straight matches Saturday to play its way into the final. The Saints topped the Surrey-Guildford Park Sabres (25-10, 25-12), the Kelowna-Immaculata Mustangs (25-14, 25-12), the Vernon-W.L. Seaton Sonics (18-25, 25-17, 15-11).
NorKam met the Vernon Panthers in the final, falling 25-12, 25-19.
NorKam, with Val Shannik as head coach, features Nathan Haag, Josh Smith, Jerome Thorne, Oliver Lum, Daniel Elke, Colin Marsh, Ryan Cave and Austin Labonte.
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Christopher Curl was the top Kamloops finisher (and third overall) in the Summerland 9.5-kilometre corss-country race on Sunday.
Curl won the men’s 20-29 division in a time of 41 minutes three seconds.
Trevor Haaheim of Kelowna won the race in 37:47.
Allanah Stewart was the top Kamloops female, finishing 46th overall and second among 20-29 women in 56:16. Penticton’s Stacey Cleveland was the top woman, in 43:30.
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Zach Lidster of Kamloops, who is training in Bradenton, Fla., under tennis coach Milos Pospisil, played in a qualifying International Tennis Federation tournament in Atlanta on the weekend.
Lidster opened by beating American Jeff Brown 6-2, 6-0, and then beat George Gregoriou, also of the U.S., 6-1, 6-1. In the third round, Lidster lost to Nicholas Wilson of the U.S., 3-6, 4-6, and that kept him from reaching the main draw.
Lidster now has his sights set on a tournament in Lexington, S.C., that runs from Monday through Nov. 6. Lidster also will play in a number of U-18 tournaments over the next six weeks.
Pospisil is the father of Vasek Pospisil, who is from Vernon. Vasek is ranked No. 124 in the world among men’s singles players.
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The Kamloops Classics sent 14 swimmers to the Salmon Arm Jamboree on Sunday.
Sarah Koopmans, 9, and Ryley McRae, 10, went under four minutes in the 200-metre individual medley, thus qualifying to compete at regional all-level meets.
Koopmans finished in 3:57.22, with McRae doing it in 3:54.26.
Koopmans came home with three first-place finishes — in the 400 free, 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly — and third-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.
McRae won four gold medals — in the 200 IM, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 400 freestyle — and a silver in the 200 breaststroke.
Macy MacDonald, in nine and under, was third in the 50 breaststroke.
Cohen Freeze, in 10 and under, had first-place finishes in the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50 backstroke and 100 IM.
And, in the eight and under boys, Gursevak Uppal was second in the 50 breaststroke and third in both the 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke.