John Machuga of Kelowna dominated the Kenna Quarter cross-country run, which was held Sunday at Kenna Cartwright Park.
The race was the second in the Interior Running Association’s Starting Block cross-country series. Race 3, the Larry Nicholas Memorial 9km, is scheduled for Oct. 21 in Kelowna.
Machuga finished the 10.6-kilometre course in 41 minutes 59 seconds. He was a ways ahead of Kaleden’s Scott Tremblay, who was second in 43:35, with Kamloops’ Phil Sigalet third in 45:51.
Deborah Buhlers was fourth overall and the fastest female, finishing in 46:54, only 13 seconds ahead of Kamloops’ Jason Ladyman, who was fifth overall and won the men’s 40-44 division. The top Kamloops female was Yvonne Timewell, who was 10th overall in 49:13.
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Josie Spence of the River City Racers set a provincial junior record at the Fall Classic Long Track speed skating event in Calgary on the weekend.
Spence’s time of one minute 19.55 seconds shaved .46 off the previous B.C. junior record in the 1,000 metres and more than a second off her personal best. Spence also hit seasonal-bests in the 500m and 3,000m.
Her sister, Tori, set seasonal-bests in the 500m and 1,000m.
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The Valleyview Vikings senior boys football team dumped the host Kelowna-Okanagan Mission Huskies 33-0 on Friday.
The Vikings (2-0) led 6-0 at the half, but then scored 27 second-half points to put it away.
Kaden Degen, with two, Ryan Jackson, Mason Harding and Jordin Comeau scored touchdowns for the Vikes.
On defence, Bryce Taylor recorded 15 tackles and also returned an interception inside the Huskies’ 10 yard line.
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The TRU WolfPack baseball team swept four weekend games in the Lower Mainland.
The WolfPack, whose fall exhibition season is drawing to a close soon, beat the Victoria Eagles premier team 12-2 and 4-0 on Saturday. TRU came back Sunday to dump the Victoria Mariners 6-0 and 6-3.
In the opener against the Eagles, Brendan Miller earned the victory, striking out six over five innings.
Levi Kerns was 4-for-4, with a home run, two doubles, four runs and two RBI. Brent Carmichael also had two doubles and two RBI, with Luc Simpson hitting a three-run homer and Kyle Sandulescu stroking two hits and driving in a run.
Mike Riddle, Cody Cole and Yoshi Odagi combined to allow two hits in Game 2 against the Eagles. Cam Strachan counted a double among his three hits, stole a base and rove in a run, while Brendan Reid and Landon Briscoe each went 2-for-3, with Briscoe also scoring two runs. Sean Ash was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Ryan Lehman and Jake Hein each pitched three innings in TRU’s 6-0 victory Sunday. Simpson had an RBI and Reid swatted a double.
Frank Fisico pitched three innings for the victory in Game 2, in which Sandulescu had two hits, an RBI and three stolen bases. Jon Apostolo stole four bases and had two hits, and Kerns drove in a run on a double.
The WolfPack’s final action of the fall exhibition season is next weekend, when the Douglas Royals visit NorBrock Stadium.
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For the third tournament in a row, the TRU WolfPack golf team has finished seventh, this time at a Pacific Western Athletic Association tournament in Nanaimo.
The University of Fraser Valley Cascades won the event, with a score of 588, followed by Camosun, at 589, and the host Vancouver Island University, at 598. TRU finished at 654.
Individually, Jarred Cailback of Camosun won the men’s event, at 143. Chase Broadfoot of Kamloops was TRU’s top scorer, shooting 79-82 for a 161 total.
TRU’s Bobby Armstrong of Kelowna was 30th, at 164; Matt Grevenitis of Kamloops was 33rd, at 165; Nic Corno of Kamloops and Blake Gozda of Winnipeg, tied for 38 at 171.
On the women’s side, Natasha MacKenzie of the WolfPack was fourth at 170. Kate Weir of Douglas was first, at 158.
The association’s golf season concludes this weekend with an event in Chilliwack.