The Kamloops Classics Swim Club finished second out of nine teams at the Vernon Spring Invitational meet on the weekend.
The Classics’ 37 swimmers brought home 98 medals.
Cohen Freeze, in the 10-and-under boys division, won four gold medals and a silver, and also qualified for the provincial AA championships in Victoria thanks to his times in the 100-metre freestyle (one minute 17.13 seconds) and 200m freestyle (2:46.11).
Riley McRae, in the 11-year-old boys division, hit his AA qualifying mark in the 100m freestyle (1:17.93).
Heather Waterous, in her return from injury, was second in the 15-and-over 200m breaststroke, and third in the 200m freestyle, the 100m backstroke and the 200m individual medley. Helena Marken was perfect in personal-best times while finishing third in the 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 400m freestyle.
Logan MacLeod won five 14-and-under boys events — the 100m and 200m backstroke, the 100m freestyle, 200 IM and 50m breaststroke. He was second in the 400m freestyle and third in the 200m butterfly.
The younger Jamboree swimmers also had success in Vernon, with nine-year-old Lauren Prokopetz finishing first in the 200m IM thanks to a time of 3:52.61. That sub-4:00 time was good enough to qualify Prokopetz, who also finished second in the 100m breaststroke, for all regional all-level swim meets.
Haley Rowden, 8, was second int he 200m IM, while 11-year-old Patrick Thrower was second in the 50m freestyle and third in the 50m butterfly. Gursevak Uppal, in 8-and-under boys, was first in the 100m breaststoke and 100m backstroke, second in the 200m IM and third in the 200m freestyle.
Christopher Hammond also won two bronze medals — in the 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.
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Two Kamloops girls will suit up in the B.C. high school basketball all-star game at UBC on Saturday.
Nicole Karstein and Abby Grinberg, both seniors will suit up for Team Sollero, which is coached by Rob Sollero of Centennial Secondary.
Karstein played forward for the Sa-Hali Sabres last season, and is off to the U of Victoria Vikes. Grinberg, a guard, helped the South Kamloops Titans to the provincial AAA title in March.
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The McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club is offering free instruction during the last week of this month, with bowling to begin early in May.
For more information, call Al at 250-376-5463.
Bowls are supplied for the first year, allowing bowlers time to find their correct size and purchase their own. Bowling is Mondays, Wednesdays,, Fridays and Sundays, at 6:30 p.m.
There also is a program for the visually impaired. It runs Thursdays at 6 p.m.
For more info, call 250-376- 9905, 250-579-8259 or 250-376-0917.
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The 2003 Kamlops Ice Pirates spring hockey team finished second at a Langley tournament.
Jared Sucro had the shutout and Logan Stankoven scored five goals as Kamloops opened with an 8-0 victory over the B.C. Blackhawks. Jakob Sherwood scored twice and Reagan Milburn singled.
Sucro, who played the entire weekend in goal, had another shutout as the Pirates beat the B.C. Lightning 5-0. Ashton Taylor had three goals, with Stankoven and Breanna Ouellet scoring one apiece and Tristan Allen getting two assists.
Stankoven had five goals, Taylor tallied twice and Milburn, Andrew Senger and Justin Vinterlik singled as the Pirates dumped the Steelers 10-1. Ouellet and Sherwood each had two helpers.
Stankoven’s three goals and three assists in the Pirates’ 7-3 victory over the West Coast Wolverines. Matthew Mariona also scored twice and Taylor and Lane Bull singled. Allen also had two assists.
The Vancouver Vipers dropped the the Pirates 6-3 in the final. Taylor, Stankoven and Milburn scored.