Thursday July 24, 2014






Sports Briefs: Renegades 2-0 to open nationals

Murray Mitchell

Emily Bidinosti (10 blue) of Hamilton tries to get rid of the ball while under prssure from Fraser Valley’s Stephanie Watson and Ashley Allen (10 white) during the opening day of the Canadian under-18 women’s club water polo championship at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre on Thursday. Fraser Valley won, 21-8.

The two-time defending-champion Calgary Renegades are 2-0 after completing their round-robin at the Canadian under-18 women’s club water polo championship, which opened Thursday at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

The Renegades, the championship’s top seed, opened with a 22-4 victory over the Renegades B team, before topping Ottawa 8-2. Calgary’s A team will play in a quarterfinal today, 3 p.m.

The other quarterfinals, the matchups for which have yet to be determined, are scheduled for 4:20, 5:40 and 7 p.m.

The Scarborough Shadow is 1-1 after the opening day, as it beat Manitoba 10-5 but lost 11-9 to Vancouver’s Pacific Storm, the championship’s host team.

Montreal’s CAMO club defeated Dollard, from Quebec, 11-6 in their round-robin game. Both teams are off to the quarterfinals, with Dollard to play at 5:40 p.m., and CAMO up at 7 p.m.

Fraser Valley has booked its ticket to the quarterfinals after beating Hamilton 21-8 and Saskatchewan 8-7 on Thursday.
There are still three games remaining in the round-robin, and they all have playoff implications.

Ottawa and the Renegades B team will play today, 9 a.m., with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals and the loser dropping to placement games. Pacific Storm can qualify for the quarterfinals with a victory over Manitoba at 10:20 a.m.

The final round-robin game will pit Saskatchewan and Hamilton — the winner of that game will move into the quarterfinals as well.

The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, at 2 and 3:20 p.m., with the championship final to go Sunday at 1:20 p.m.

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Kamloops Community Football’s registration for the 2012 season is coming up.

Registration for the atom, peewee and junior-bantam age groups is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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Wade Ressler scored twice to lead Duffy’s Pub to a 3-2 Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 45-plus division victory over SBE-Kamcon on Wednesday.

Kevin Fertile also scored in support of Duffy’s goalkeepers Wally Brain and Pete Grinberg. Keith Trainor and Hamish Plommer had the goals for SBE-Kamcon, which had Peter Hack in goal.

In another 45-plus game Wednesday, Rob Piva scored three goals and Ken Spivak and Bobby Taylor singled as Ideal MSP and Frick and Frack played to a 5-5 draw.

Rob Bittante and Cleve Maartman, with two apiece, and Tony Scarcello had the goals for Frick and Frack.

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In a matchup of two Kamloops Blaze youth soccer teams, the under-14 Tier 2 boys beat the under-13 Tier 1 boys 3-0.

Zach Rachynski had two goals and Tomas Goddard also scored in support of shutout goalkeeping from Sam Fehst and Tyler Allan.





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