Monday July 28, 2014






Sports Briefs: Vikings' Wishart one of B.C.'s best

More than 30 teams are scheduled to take part in the Kamloops Female Ice Hockey Tournament around town this weekend.

The tournament will feature five divisions — midget recreational, midget rep, peewee recreational, atom recreational and bantam rep. Games will be played at Valleyview, McArthur Island, Brocklehurst and Memorial arenas.

Six Kamloops teams will compete — two of them in the midget recreational division, whose games will be played on McArthur Island, and one in each of the other divisions.

The games will begin Friday, and run through Sunday. Admission is free.

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Lliam Wishart of the Valleyview Vikings has been named one of B.C.’s Grade 11 football players of the year.

Wishart, who started at quarterback, helped the Vikings into the playoffs this season. He and Brandon Ho of the Clearbrook-Rick Hansen Hurricanes were the Grade 11 players of the year.

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Venues have been announced for the 2013 B.C. Senior Games, which are to run Aug. 20-24.

More than 4,000 participants are expected at the Games, for athletes over the age of 55, and they will be using 25 venues.

The Tournament Capital Centre will be home to swimming and athletics, while Riverside Park will play host to dragonboat and lawn bowling competitions.

Other venues used will be Charles Anderson Stadium (archery); Kamloops Tennis Centre (tennis); McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre (ice hockey); Tournament Capital Ranch (slo-pitch); Kamloops Curling Club (curling); Sun Rivers and Rivershore (golf); Valleyview Arena (floor curling); Sa-Hali Secondary (carpet bowling); North Shore Community Centre (whist); Colombo Hall (cribbage); Desert Gardens (darts); TRU Gym (badminton); Heritage House (bridge); Kamloops Christian School and NorKam Secondary (table tennis); Bowlertime and Falcon Lanes (bowling); South Kamloops Secondary (pickleball); Circle Creek Ranch (equestrian); McArthur Island fields (soccer); and Kamloops Bike Ranch (mountain bike).

The cycling events will be held on the Summit Connector (hill climb) and in Valleyview (time trial).

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Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts will be holding a graduation and demonstration ceremony at the TRU Gym on Saturday.

The evening will feature recent graduates demonstrating their skills for spectators. Included in the grads are fourth degree black belts Rick Vowles, 59, and Lori Hamer-Jackson, 48, and third degree black belts Carmine Carpino, Jacob Reiser, Corey Lanouette and Jeremy Sale.

Viani’s also is graduating a pair of second degree black belts, Keisha McRae and Matteo Viani, and first degree black belts Jason Flatt, Lance Martin, Ty Bekkering, Liam Applegath and Justin Lewis. Also graduating to apprentice black belts are Jeremy Seltzer, Jenny McKay, Cain Aspen, Jaxon Bekkering and Colton Webster.

There also will be demonstrations from coloured belt graduates in the Lil’ Tigers program (4-6 years), the 7-12 class and the teen and adult classes.

The evening, which also will include board-breaking and concrete-breaking, is to commence at 6 o’clock.

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Dayne De La Roode had three goals and Joel Knuttila scored twice as the Dan’s Collision Roos defeated Team 8, 10-2 in a midget recreational hockey game Tuesday.

Mitchell Bymoen, Aiden Demers, Keaton Noble, Nick Heinemann and Matt Bruno also scored for the Roos, and Tyler Roberts had two assists. Mac Whitmore and John Collins split the goaltending.

Zach Gottfriedson and Adam Cook scored for Team 8, which split the goaltending between Chris Lentz and Brandon Fuhrer.

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The Sa-Hali Sabres finished 11th at the provincial AA senior boys soccer championship in Burnaby.

Sa-Hali beat the Maple Ridge-Samuel Robertson Titans 2-1 on Wednesday. Liam Epp of the Sabres was named to the Commissioner’s 11.





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