Three players from the midget AAA Player’s Bench RiverDogs have been selected to play in the B.C. league’s all-star game.
Outfielder James Arko, middle infielder Blayne Halland and catcher Dylan Luison will be part of the Island/Interior team that will play in the game at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver on Saturday, at 3 p.m.
Two 14-player rosters have been selected, with the Island/Interior side to play a Lower Mainland Team in a nine-inning game.
The Class A Vancouver Canadians staff will use this game as a dress rehearsal for their season-opener the following weekend so will be using all of their game-day events.
The all-star game and a morning ID camp will be used as an evaluation for the B.C. midget AAA team that will represent the province at nationals in Quebec City in August. Jordan Kealty, Kyle Pouncy and Tyler Cousineau of the RiverDogs also will attend that camp. Sean Wandler of the RiverDogs already has been named one of B.C.’s coaches.
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Keith Russell of the host Rivershore Golf Links takes a three-stroke lead into today’s second and final round of the Overlander senior men’s golf championship.
Russell fired a 71 on Tuesday and holds that lead over Ray Flynn of Chilliwack-Royalwood.
Bill Bowling of Rivershore is third, at 75, with clubmate Tim Dalin at 76, along with Ron Antoniak of Penticton.
Bill Wilms, a two-time champion from Tsawwassen-Beach Grove, came in at 78.
Larry Stone of the Kamloops Golf and Country Club leads the Super Seniors, at 78, one stroke ahead of Charles McCaffree.
The tournament concludes today. Russell, Flynn and Bowling will be in the last group and are scheduled to tee off at 9:45 a.m.
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The Blaze Orange U12 boys soccer team beat Vernon No. 2, 2-1, and dropped a 2-0 decision to Kelowna No. 2.
Kolton Storzuk and Tyson Gayfer scored in the victory, while Spencer LeDoux was in goal.
Against Kelowna, Evan Crowe was in goal.
The Blaze will complete its season at the Baker Blast in Bellingham, Wash., June 22-24.
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The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is working to put together a women’s team to represent this area in the Western Regional championships in Kelowna, July 27-29.
No experience is required and the level is Intermediate B.
A 16-team men’s competition will be run at the same time; however, the women’s side of the draw has only three teams entered — from Vancouver, Saskatchewan and Alberta.