Tuesday April 22, 2014






Sports Briefs: Vibe dominates final road trip

The Kamloops Vibe is looking unstoppable after recording three weekend South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League victories on the Lower Mainland.

The Vibe now is 13-1-3 and getting ready for its final six games of the regular season — all of them will be played at home. Kamloops, the defending Western Canadian champion, will be at home to its rivals, the Richmond Devils, on Feb. 16 and 17.

The Vibe fell behind the Victoria Phantoms 2-0 on Friday, but roared back to win 8-2. Rochelle Smith and Alyssa Reid each scored twice, with Sarah Kurzac, Gaylene Smith, Aaren Ritchie-Bonar and Emily Edmundson also scoring.

Rochelle Smith scored four more goals and Alissa Hibbert had the shutout as the Vibe hammered Langley’s Trinity Western Titans, 12-0. Edmundson also had two goals, with Elaine Topolnisky, Kurzac, Reid, Jenna Ormondy, Desiree Blair and Ritchie-Bonar also scoring.

The Vibe went on to score a 4-1 victory over the AA B.C. Thunder, the only team to beat Kamloops this season and which also has given the Vibe two of its ties.

Edmundson had two more goals, with Kurzac and Rochelle Smith also scoring.

Kurzac and Gaylene Smith each had six assists on the weekend, and Bianca Mirabelli had seven. Reid came through with three assists, with Topolnisky and Shelby Easton helping out with two each.

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The 2013 B.C. Aboriginal provincial track and field development camp is scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Tournament Capital Centre.

Sanctioned by B.C. Athletics, this one-day camp is for Aboriginal youths, ages 10 to 18, who want to hone existing skills, learn new ones, and experience various track and field events while gaining quality coaching and instruction in a positive, fun and professional atmosphere.

Youths will be separated into groups based on age as necessary.

The camp, which requires gym strip and running shoes, is to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is included.

Registration is free but registration in advance is required. The deadline is Feb. 8. Contact Anne Keith at 250-828-9801 or email her at akeith@kib.ca.

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All nine of South Kamloops’ players hit the scoresheet in all three of their weekend games as the Titans improved to 6-0 in Okanagan senior AAA girls basketball league action.

The Titans beat the Kelowna-Rutland Voodoos 88-32 on Friday. Emma Wolfram had 26 points and 17 rebounds, with Emma Piggin scoring 15 points, Daylynne Agar scoring 14 and Liz Anderson adding 11.

Piggin had 18 points and nine rebounds in the Titans’ 84-32 victory over the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears. Anna Frenkel had 15 points and seven steals, with Wolfram adding 14 points and Emily Vilac scoring  10. Ashley Lamoureux had 11 assists.

Lamoureux had nine assists as the Titans dropped Penticton 87-29. Frenkel had 16 points and eight rebounds, with Piggin scoring 13 points, Vilac and Kanesha Reeves each scoring 12 and Anderson coming through with 10.

The Titans, who got 14 points on the weekend from Becca Peters, were without Maya Olynyk and Meike DuMont, who are injured. Olynyk (hip) is expected back for this weekend’s Heritage Classic in Mission, while DuMont (ankle) is expected back for the Okanagan championships in March.

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Carly Helgason, a former Kamloops Sunrays synchronized swimmer, helped the U of Calgary Dinos team take gold at the Western Canadian university championships in Edmonton on the weekend.

Helgason, 18, is in her first season at the U of Calgary.

Along with helping the Dinos win the team title, Helgason was first in the senior girls solo category while swimming for the Calgary Aquabelles Club Team.

Helgason and the Dinos will be heading to the Canadian university championships in London, Ont., on Feb. 9-10. Calgary is the defending champion.





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