The South Kamloops Titans senior girls volleyball team is on quite the roll.
The Titans won a major tournament for the second straight weekend, winning the 44-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna.
South Kam went 2-1 in pool play, defeating the Surrey-Pacific Academy Breakers and the Vernon Panthers, but losing to the Surrey-Elgin Park Orcas. That left the Titans second in their pool heading into the playoffs.
The Titans knocked off the Surrey Christian Falcons 25-16, 25-12, in their first playoff game, before defeating an Albertan team 25-16, 25-17. South Kam won a battle of the Titans in a semifinal beating the Langley Fundamental Titans 25-16, 27-25.
That moved the South Kamloops Titans into the final against Elgin Park, with the Titans winning the rematch, 25-21, 25-14. South Kam’s Mieke DuMont was named tournament MVP, while Kathleen Leonard and Janna Wale were named all-stars.
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Cory Rublee of Kamloops won a pair of medals at the Pan American Canoe and Kayak Championships in Puerto Rico on the weekend.
Rublee finished second in the senior men’s C1 200 metres. His time, 41.25 seconds, was an eyelash slower than gold-medallist Andres Lazo of Ecuador, who crossed in 41.21.
He also teamed up with Mark James to finish third in the C2 200m. The Canadians finished less than a second behind the champions, from Venezuela.
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The Kamloops Track and Field Club will be playing host to the Okanagan high school cross-country running championships at Stake Lake on Tuesday.
The races will serve as a qualifier for the provincial championships in Langley on Nov. 2.
The girls’ race is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., with the boys to follow at 12:10 p.m.
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The Vancouver Island Raiders won the Cullen Cup B.C. junior football championship in Nanaimo on Saturday, beating the visiting Langley Rams 48-37.
The Raiders got two touchdowns from Alex Kutra — one on the ground and one receiving — and Dylan Schrot, Alex Thompson and Dustin Rodriguez also hit paydirt. Ryan Jones made two field goals in the victory.
Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren threw for 413 yards and ran for 90 more for the Rams, scoring a rushing touchdown and hitting Dan English and Jacob Carvery on touchdown passes. Kyle Albertini also scored a rushing touchdown, and Kyle Pich caught six passes for 169 yards. Steven Thomas made two field goals.
The Raiders will take on the Ontario-champion Windsor AKO in a Canadian Junior Football League semifinal on Saturday. The winner will take on the Prairie champions in the Canadian Bowl on Nov. 9. The Prairie championship will be determined Saturday — the Regina Thunder will take on the Saskatoon Hilltops — with the winner to play host to the Canadian Bowl.