George Lea of Kamloops completed a 30-year sweep on the weekend.
Lea won the men’s over-65 singles title at the Pacific Northwest Sectionals in Yakima, Wash., meaning that during his career he has won the men’s 35, 45, 55 and 65 titles.
This time, Lea defeated top-seeded Roger North of Portland 7-5, 7-5 in the final of a tough competition that drew competitors from Oregon, Washington state and B.C.
Lea dedicated the victory to fellow tennis enthusiasts Marion York and Jim Davis, both of whom are battling cancer.
Evelina Zanotto of Kamloops also was entered and she reached the final of the women’s 35 singles, where she dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Dawn Degrasse.
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Jensen Law had its 48-game undefeated streak come to an end on Tuesday night as it dropped a 2-0 decision to Mortgage Intelligence in a Kamloops Rec Soccer League 30-plus game. The streak, which began in May 2011, was the longest in league history.
German Coitito and Bobby Iio scored the goals, one on a penalty kick in the last two minutes of the first half and the other with about 10 minutes left in the game.
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The TRU WolfPack women’s basketball team will play host to a shooting clinic on Sept. 15.
Dave Love, a shooting coach of some renown, will run the sessions in the TRU Gym.
Love, a shooting consultant, has worked with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-league and the U of Calgary Dinos.
“He is regarded as one of the top shooting coaches in North America and has been running clinics across Canada for 10 years,” TRU head coach Scott Reeves said in a news release. “This is an opportunity for players over the age of 11 to learn from one of the best.”
Love also is looking for coaching help at the clinic. If you would like to help him out, email him at email@example.com. That is the same email address to use to register for the camp. The cost is $49.95, with sessions running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, Reeves’ Kamloops Basketball Academy is gearing up for its fall sessions. The sessions, for players in Grades 6 to 12, begin Oct. 6 run through Nov. 3.
If you are interested in the clinic or the fall sessions, contact Reeves at 250-371-5713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.