Wednesday April 16, 2014






Sports Briefs: Senior men's tourney coming to Kamloops

British Columbia Golf announced its tournament schedule for 2013, and it will make a stop in Kamloops.
Eaglepoint will be home to the provincial senior men’s amateur championship from July 29-31. The championship is one of 12 B.C. Golf will put on between May and August.

The school championships will kick off the season in late May, with Birchbank playing host to the A event, Cobble Hill’s Arbutus Ridge home to the AA tournament, and the AAA event to be played at Courtenay’s Crown Isle.

The men’s mid-amateur will run June 4-6 at Ledgeview in Abbotsford, before the senior women’s amateur goes June 18-20 in Chilliwack. The women’s amateur and mid-amateur events will run in Pitt Meadows from June 25-28.

The junior championships will run July 2-5 — the girls will be at Belmont in Langley, with the boys headed to Revelstoke.

The B.C. Amateur, now in its 111th year, will run July 9-12 at The Springs At Radium and Copper Point in Invermere. The juvenile boys and girls championships will be held at Crown Isle from Aug. 20-22, before the bantam championships run Aug. 26-27 at Qualicum Beach.

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Darren Nelson split his Monday games but moved into a tie for second place in the Sun Life Super League at Kamloops Curling Club.

Nelson’s TRU WolfPack rink lost 6-3 to Scott DeCap’s Hub International crew, before beating Kevin Ihlen and his Coldstone Creamery/Tim Hortons team later in the evening.

The results leave Nelson 8-3 and tied with Rick Reimer’s SMS Equipment (8-2) in the standings. DeCap (9-1-1) remains first in the 10-team league.

Reimer’s Monday game with Amanda Russet’s Wrabel Brothers Construction was postponed, as was Russet’s nightcap with DeCap.

Ihlen, meanwhile, had beaten Bob Holden’s KPMG team 6-5 to improve to 2-10. Holden fell to 5-5-1 and into sixth place.

The Holden rink was passed by Corryn Brown, who skipped her Rivershore Ram rink past Lori Olsen’s Grassroots 8-6. Brown improved to 6-4-1, while Olsen sits at 2-7-1.

Brent Yamada’s Kamloops Office Systems dropped a 10-6 decision to Mike Smith and BA Dawson Blacktop. Yamada is fourth, at 7-4, while Smith is seventh at 4-7.

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Eight members of the Valleyview Vikings were named Interior high school AA football all-stars.
Valleyview’s Lliam Wishart was named an all-star running back as well as the top Grade 11 offensive player.

His offensive teammates Evan Mutrie, a running back, and Bryce Taylor, Scott Wagner and Sam Salviati, all linemen, also were named all-stars. Defensive lineman Mitch Flack and defensive backs Kaden Degen and Alex Beckett were honoured for their work.

The South Kamloops Titans had three players named, with quarterback Evan Choi and receiver Jacob Adams getting offensive nods and linebacker Colton Robertson honoured for his defensive work.

Haden Hoover of the Westsyde Blue Wave was named an all-star linebacker.

The Vernon-Kalamalka Lakers had 11 players honoured.

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The Sa-Hali Sabres finished second at the Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament in Vernon.

The Sabres opened with a 64-48 victory over the Vernon-Clarence Fulton Maroons, before coming from behind to edge the Penticton-Princess Margaret Mustangs 67-52. Sa-Hali edged the Princeton Rebels 66-64 in a semifinal, but lost 63-40 to the Vernon Panthers in the final.

Taylor MacDonald and Shenise Sigsworth were named all-stars for Sa-Hali.





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