The Sa-Hali Sabres will finish in the top eight at the provincial AA tennis championship in Burnaby after going 1-1 on Thursday.
The Sabres won their first tie, 8-3 over the host West Point Academy Grey Wolves, before losing 7-4 to the WestVancouver-Collingwood Cavaliers, who are the top seed for the championship. The Sabres’ Zach Lidster, Niklas Ernst, Sion Park and Ian Brink were perfect in their matches on opening day.
The Valleyview Vikings, meanwhile, will look to finish as high as ninth overall after losing twice Thursday.
The Vikings lost 10-1 to Mills Bay-Brentwood College, and 7-4 to the Abbotsford-M.E.I. Eagles. Alex Saayman has played well.
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Around 200 runners are expected to compete in Sunday’s Blackwell Dairy 15-kilometre run in Barnhartvale.
The race, which is part of the Interior Running Association’s Canadian Tire Road Race Series, will start and end at R.L. Clemitson Elementary. It also features a 3km fun run, and a famous pancake breakfast.
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Kevin Fertile had two goals as Duffy’s Pub held on for a 3-1 victory over Frick and Frack in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 45-plus game Wednesday.
Peter Tsigaris also scored as Duffy’s ran to a 3-0 lead. Jeff Putnam was the winning goalkeeper.
Steve Maartman scored to break the shutout. Jim Fornelli was in goal for Frick and Frack.
Also on Wednesday, Mark Hopkins posted the shutout as B.C. Rivers Consulting dropped Kamcon 4-0. Bosko Trkla had three goals, and Don Horning singled.
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The Kamloops Venom has postponed its Saturday Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home game against the Vernon Tigers.
The Venom was informed this week that Vernon didn’t have enough players due to injury and graduation activities. A date for the re-scheduled game has yet to be finalized.
Kamloops is 3-0 this season, but now has had five games postponed. The first three were due to a conflict amongst the teams surrounding player eligibility.
The Venom is scheduled to play the South Okanagan Flames in Penticton on Monday.
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Kamloops will be home to the Big Kahuna community football camp from July 9-13.
The camp, for players between the ages of 10-13, will be held at Hillside Stadium. It will feature contact drills and scrimmage situations, and will be led by Brad Yamaoka, currently the head coach of the Vernon-Kalamalka Lakers.
Duncan Olthuis, the head coach of the Kamloops Broncos, and Darryl Chow, the junior club’s general manager, also will help with the camp.
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The Kamloops Heat men’s soccer team, which plays in the Pacific Coast Soccer League reserve division, is set to play its home-opener this weekend.
The Heat, whose coaches are Sean Wallace and John Antulov, also the co-head coaches of the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team, is scheduled to play Nanaimo’s Mid Isle Highlanders on Saturday and Victoria United on Sunday.
Kamloops is 1-0-1 this season, but hasn’t played for two weeks.
Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., with Sunday’s to begin at noon. Both games are at Hillside Stadium.