Tuesday September 02, 2014






Sports Briefs: Vibrations are great from Vibe

Keith Anderson

June Parsons, the president of the BC Senior Games Society, and Charlie Bruce, the president of the board, are all smiles Monday at the Tournament Capital Centre. And why not? They were taking part in the unveiling of the Kamloops 2013 BC Senior Games banner. The Senior Games are scheduled to take place here Aug. 20-24.

The Kamloops Vibe continues to rock the South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League.

The first-place Vibe is 15-1-3 and well ahead of the rest of the league. The defending Western Canadian champions knocked off the Richmond Devils twice on the weekend, taking Saturday's game 3-1 and Sunday's rematch, 3-2.

Emily Edmundson opened the scoring three minutes into Saturday's game, but Richmond tied it with six minutes remaining in the second period. Sarah Kurzac scored the winner early in the third period, before Edmundson bookended a strong performance with a goal with three minutes remaining. Alissa Hibbert was the winning goaltender.

Richmond took a first-period lead Sunday, before Alyssa Reid tied it in the second period. Edmundson gave the Vibe a lead early in the second period, but the Devils came right back to tie it. Rochelle Smith went top-shelf with a late goal, making a winner of Ashley Fisher.

Smith ended the weekend with three helpers, and Bianca Mirabelli helped out on four of her side's six goals.

The Vibe will play next on March 2-3, when the Trinity Western Titans visit. The first game, scheduled for 1 p.m., on March 2, will be played at the Ice Box, before an 11:15 a.m., game March 3 at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

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The South Kamloops Titans will take their perfect 12-0 league record into the Okanagan senior AAA girls basketball championship this weekend.

The Titans will play host to the semifinals on Friday and the placement games on Saturday. South Kam will play its first game on Friday, 6 p.m., against either the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears or the Penticton Lakers.

The Kelowna Owls will play either the Salmon Arm Jewels or Kelowna-Rutland Voodoos on Friday, 7:45 p.m., with Saturday's bronze-medal game scheduled for 1 p.m., and the championship final to follow at 2:45 p.m. The Okanagan champion will compete at provincials in Langley from March 6-9, with the runner-up getting a challenge game on Feb. 26.

The Titans, the defending provincial champions, are the favourites, especially after closing out their regular season with a 75-28 victory over the host Lakers on Friday and a 60-28 victory over the host Bears on Saturday.

Maya Olynyk had 17 points on Friday, with Emma Wolfram scoring 15, Emma Piggin 12 and Emily Vilac 10. Kanesha Reeves also had nine points in the victory, while Anna Frenkel added seven points and six assists.

Reeves had 12 points on Saturday, with Wolfram and Olynyk each scoring 11. Piggin had eight points in the victory.

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The TRU WolfPack baseball team lost 8-7 to Mesa Community College in a preseason game in Arizona on Sunday.

TRU was ahead 6-2, but Mesa went ahead with four runs in the sixth inning. Jason Tripp was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in two innings.

Starter Wataru Asaoka went five innings, striking out three and allowing four runs, three of them earned. Dave Hole had two hits, including a double, and two RBI, whle Brent Carmichael also cranked a pair of hits, stole a base and touched home twice.

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Deb Bland, Cristal Odenbach, Shelley Hassenen and Donna Croft won the A event of the McArthur Island Curling Club's ladies' bonspiel on the weekend.

The B event went to Barb Hodder, Janet Quesnel, Danette Hartt and Patti Quesnel, while the C event was won by Helen Samila, Mary Strandt, Maureen Thorkelson and Penny Cody.





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