The Butchers of Kamloops won their categories at the Campbell Mountain 8.4-kilometre trail run in Penticton on Sunday.
The race was the third of six on the Interior Running Association’s Starting Block Interior cross-country series. John Machuga of Kelowna won the race in a time of 34 minutes 39 seconds, with Deborah Buhlers of Kelowna (38:53) first among women.
Marianne Butcher of Kamloops won the women’s 45-49 category, finishing in 50:06. Bruce Butcher, also of Kamloops, took the men’s 75-79 group with a time of 1:13:27.
Kathryne Flannery, the only other Kamloopsian to run, finished in 1:26:41 to take third in the women’s 55-59 age division.
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The Kamloops Rattlers U14 field lacrosse team split a pair of games in Vernon on Sunday.
The Rattlers got two goals from each of Brenden Bickert and Kordell Primus in beating Vernon, 8-1. Matthew Blackstock, Karsten Huth, Anthony Matusiak and Derek Rockvam added a goal apiece.
In the second game, the Rattlers fell 9-4 to Kelowna. Matusiak, Huth, Rockvam and Paige Dairon had the goals.
Braden Nicklas was in net for both games.
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The Sa-Hali Sabres played 18th out of 48 teams that competed in the KSS tournament in Kelowna on the weekend.
Sa-Hali placed second in the Black Division playoffs.
On Friday, the Sabres beat the Penticton Lakers, who are the No. 9-ranked AAAA team in the province, and the Vancouver-St. Patrick’s Celtics, who are No. 7 among AA teams.
Sa-Hali then lost 15-13 in the third game to the Surrey-Elgin Park Orcas, a AAAA team, to finish second in its pool and move into the top 16.
In the playoff round, the Sabres beat the Surrey-Semiahmoo Totems 2-0, the Richmond-R.A. McMath Wildcats, the No. 3-ranked AAAA team, 2-1, and the North Vancouver-Argyle Pipers, another AAA team.
In the Black Division final, Sa-Hali lost in straight sets to the Sturgeon Composite Spirits of St. Albert, Alta.
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The four Spence siblings, all members of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, were in action on the weekend at the Calgary Olympic Oval.
Tori, 20, a member of the national long track development team, and Josie, 18, a member of the junior national long track team, competed in long track events.
Tori set season-best times in both distances she raced — 500 and 3,000 metres.
Josie broke her second provincial record of this young season, setting a junior female mark in the 1,500m with a time of 2:03.09.
Sara, 16, and Eric, 14, skated in the short track Oktoberfest competition. Both set personal bests in all three distances they raced.
Sara, in Division 2, was fourth in the A final of the 1,500m, in 2:35.94, second in the A final at 1,000m, in 1:39.37, and fourth in the A final at 500m, in 48.3.
Eric, in the fourth division, won the A final of the 1,500m (2:33.5), was second in the 1,000m B final (1:41.07) and third in the 500m B final (48.04).
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The Kamloops Vibe, the reigning Western Canadian senior A women’s champions, opened South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League play by sweeping four games in Surrey on the weekend.
The Vibe dumped the Victoria Phantoms 4-1, the Richmond Devils 2-0, the Trinity Western Titans 8-0, and Victoria, again, 4-0.
Ashley Fisher recorded two of the shutouts, with Alissa Hibbert getting the other one.
Shelby Easton, who had a five-goal weekend, scored three times in the opening victory over Victoria on Friday.
Against Richmond on Saturday, Alyssa Reid and Elaine Topolinsky scored in the game’s first 25 seconds to give the Vibe both its goals.
Later Saturday, Easton scored twice to lead the Vibe past the Titans.
On Sunday, Jenna Ormandy scored three times and Rochelle Smith added a singleton in the victory over Victoria.
Ormandy scored four times on the weekend, while Reid and Smith each had two goals and four helpers.
Topolnisky scored three times and set up two others. Gaylene Smith finished with four assists, while Kayla Keeping and Desiree Blair each had a goal and two assists.
The Vibe will play Simon Fraser University on Saturday, 11 a.m., and Sunday, 11:15 a.m., at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
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Roger Sloan of Merritt, who finished 10th on the Canadian Tour’s money list this golf season, is in Dallas this week, beginning the start of the PGA Tour qualifying process.
Sloan, who made the cut in all eight Canadian Tour events this summer, will be at the Lantana Golf Club today for the first round of a 72-hole qualifying event.
This is just the start of a three-step qualifying process for tour hopefuls. It is scheduled to conclude in La Quinta, Calif., Nov. 28 to Dec. 3.
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The Valley First Crown of Curling is set to run from Friday through Monday at the Kamloops Curling Club.
Entering its 39th year, the event will feature 24 women’s and 21 men’s rinks. The women will compete for $37,500 in prize money and the men for $34,500.
It also is part of the World Curling Tour, which means prize money earned goes toward the overall points for the 2014 Olympic trials.
The women’s field features entries from Japan, Korea, Russia, Denmark and China, along with Alberta, Manitoba, the Yukon and B.C. The men’s field includes rinks from B.C., Alberta, South Korea and the U.S.
The Crown of Curling begins Friday at 8 a.m. Teams will play through a triple-knockout format to reach Monday’s playoff round.
During the Crown, Valley First employees will be onsite to collect food and monetary donations with all proceeds going directly to the Kamloops Food Bank.