Rick Brewster finished sixth overall and first among Kamloops runners at the Larry Nicholas Memorial Cross-Country 9-kilometre run in Kelowna on Sunday.
The race was the fourth on the Interior Running Association’s Starting Block series. The next race is scheduled to be held in Vernon on the weekend.
Brewster, one of 18 Kamloops runners, was fastest in the men’s 45-49 division, crossing in 33 minutes 47 seconds. He wasn’t far back of the race winner, Colin Wallace of Kelowna, who finished in 31:16.
Kerry Haaheim of Kelowna was the fastest female, finishing in 41:04. The top Kamloops woman was Erica Malerby, who was 59th overall and fourth among 35-39 women in 51:45.
The TRU WolfPack cross-country team sent nine runners and coach Jack Miller. Chris Curl was the fastest WolfPack runner, taking 11th overall in 34:54.
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The Kamloops Gymnastics/Trampoline Centre and a few of its athletes were honoured at Gymnastics BC’s annual awards banquet Saturday in Vancouver.
Trampolinist Adrielle Bertrand was honoured as the female athlete of the year, while teammate Gavin Dodd received the same honour in the male category.
Bertrand won the provincial all-round title at provincials and earned a gold medal in tumbling and a silver in synchronized trampoline at the Western Canada Cup.
Dodd was the highest ranked provincial male athlete in 2012. He won the provincial all-round title in both trampoline and tumbling. At the Western Canada Cup, he won gold in synchronized trampoline, silver on trampoline, and bronze on double mini.
As well, gymnast Scott Nabata was saluted for being a national team member; coach Sarah Robb was named the 2012 PLAY Gymnastics BC Zone 2 coach of the Year; and the Hosting Award was presented to the KGTC for playing host to the B.C. Trampoline Gymnastics Championships.
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Jeremy Bosher of Kamloops has committed to attend the University of Denver and play field lacrosse there.
The announcement was made Monday by Geoff Snider, the president of the Calgary-based ELEV8 Lacrosse.
Bosher, a midfielder, plans on attending Denver in the fall of 2014.
Bosher, a student at NorKam Secondary, has been a member of the ELEV8 Elite program for three years. He has been a provincial all-star four consecutive years, on the national all-star team three times, and twice won silver medals with Team B.C. at midget box nationals.
In August, according to an ELEV8 news released, “the ESPNHS Warrior 40 competition featuring the nation’s top underclass high school lacrosse players selected Bosher as one of two Canadian lacrosse players on the overall roster for the first time since its inception.”
At NorKam, Bosher has been an honours student for four years and the male academic athlete of the year for three years.
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The 2012 Diabetes and Health Expo, sponsored by the Canadian Diabetes Association, is scheduled for Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Dr.
The building is accessible and free parking is available. There is no charge for the event but donations will be gratefully received.
In addition to three keynote speakers, there will be an on-site trade show featuring more than 20 health-oriented organizations.
Lunches prepared by Nature’s Fare will be available for purchase, or you are permitted to bring your own.
From noon to 1 p.m., Jordan DePape of the Kamloops Blazers and former Blazers captain Ajay Baines, both Type 1 diabetics, will be mingling with attendees to discuss the health challenges with which diabetics must deal.
To preregister, call 1-888-628-9494.
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Geoffrey Hanks of the Aberdeen Judo Academy won the U15 juvenile men’s plus-66-kilogram division at the B.C. judo championships in Abbotsford on the weekend.
Hanks, one of seven AJA competitors at provincials, picked up where he left off when he placed second at Canadians in Toronto in June.
Matthew Hanks, Geoffrey’s younger brother, was third in the U13 boys lightweight division.
Morgan Endean, 12, in her second major tournament since starting judo, placed second, while Joe Marchand, a second-degree black belt, was second in the senior men’s brown and black belt competition in the plus-100kg division. He lost his final match to decide first and second place.
Junior Drew Ramsay withdrew due to injury, while black belt Jens Krause didn’t place.
Next up for the academy is a clinic on Nov. 3 and 4 that will feature Antoine Valois-Fortier of Montreal, a 2012 Olympic bronze-medalist.
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The peewee Kamloops Wildcats blanked the Kelowna Dragons, 26-0, in community football play at Valleyview Secondary on Sunday afternoon.
Two kickoff recoveries by Cameron Treadwell allowed quarterback Carsen Day to throw touchdown passes to receivers Mattias Nelson and Reggie O’Rourke. Ben Prokopetz ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns, while Mike MacDonald and Adam Buholzer added another 26 yards on the ground. Kicker Sean Smit completed the scoring by kicking a convert.
Nick Berry and Rorik Munson led the defence with 11 tackles, while Dayton Tomlin, Cole Simmons, Ethan Hardy and Brayden Smith combined for 14 others. A fourth-quarter fumble recovery by Gregory Griffiths and a quarterback sack by Callum Gorman preserved the shutout.
The Wildcats (4-5) will play host to the West Kelowna Sundevils on Sunday, noon, to complete their regular season.