The Kamloops Rattlers field lacrosse team continued to dominate the competition on the weekend, downing Penticton/Kelowna, 13-1.
Caleb Campbell led the way with two goals and four assists, but Jax Anderson was right on his tail with two goals and three assists of his own. Aedan Skinner and Phillip Busenius each had two goals and Ryan Watson had a goal and an assist.
Thomas Kenzie, Thorden Groeneveld, Cooper Groeneveld and Michael Boettger each added a single.
Kade Deacon-Borden went the distance in net, giving up the lone goal.
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Kendall Fitzgerald finished second in the girls 15 division at the B.C. club cross-country running championships in Abbotsford on the weekend.
Fitzgerald did the 3,000 metres in 10 minutes 4.51 seconds to take bronze. She was the lone Kamloops Track and Field Club athlete to hit the podium.
Hannell Ladyman finished fifth in the 12 girls, 3,000m, touching the tape in 11:33.72.
Mason Levasseur took sixth in the 10 boys 2,000m, his time 8:32.86. Connor Moritz (10:25.61) was 22nd in the same division.
Riley Kouwenhoven took 14th in the 16-19 boys 7km run, finishing in 26:37.25, while Faryn Brown was 24th in the 20-plus women’s 6km, her time 26:14.80.
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The Kamloops Broncos atoms played to the team’s first playoff victory on the weekend, defeating Vernon 32-0 in the atom division’s semifinal match.
Kamloops, which finished first in the Southern Interior Football League, led 24-0 after the first quarter and added eight more in the second. Sheldon Aitken had a rushing touchdown and Issa Diaou had a touchdown reception and two rushing scores.
The Broncos atoms will play in the championship final on Sunday.
The Broncos peewees, also in action on the weekend, fell 32-0 to the Kelowna Dragon peewees. Mike Macdonald had eight carries for 46 yards and Thomas Dyck made five tackles for the Broncos.
The peewees will be on the road for a playoff game on the weekend.
Kamloops’s junior bantam Broncos fell 20-18 to the Kelowna Dragons.
The Broncos came back from a 20-6 deficit at the half to make a game of it, but were unable to close the gap entirely missing on their final point after attempt.
Tailbacks Brendan Manion and Kyle Watt each had a touchdown run in the loss.
The Broncos will be on the road to start the playoffs next weekend, their opponent to be determined.
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The Kamloops Vibe women’s hockey team remains undefeated after back-to-back shutout victories against the Delta Jets.
The Vibe won 4-0 on Saturday and 3-0 on Sunday to bring its record to 6-0-1.
Rochelle Smith led Kamloops with two goals and two assists on the weekend, and Melinda Smith had a goal and two assists of her own. Sarah Kurzac, Gaylene Smith and Melissa
Brun each netted singles and Elaine Topilnisky contributed two assists.
Alissa Hibbert and Ashley Fisher each earned a shutout.
The Vibe will be at home to the Richmond Devils on the weekend, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, at the Ice Box Arena.
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It was a tough weekend for the Kamloops Rugby Club who faced the University of British Columbia. The KRC’s first division team was blanked 78-0 by UBC and its second division squad fared only marginally better in an 81-10 loss.
Todd Pritchard had a try for the seconds, while Chris Chan had a penalty and a conversion.
In women’s action, United defeated the Kamloops women 17-10.
Kamloops’s under-17 boys travelled to Burnaby on Sunday, defeating their hosts 12-10.
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Gymnastics B.C. honoured the province’s top athletes, coaches and volunteers at its annual awards banquet in Burnaby on the weekend. More than 60 people receieved awards, six of whom were from Kamloops.
Scott Nabata was awarded a $500 Gymnastics B.C. scholarship. Emily Schmidt was named the National Female Trampoline Gymnastics athlete of the year, while Gavin Dodd received the same award for men on the provincial level.
Kristyne Makortoff and Susan Willett both recieved five-year judging service pins and Heffley Creek’s Penny Erickson was named Gymnastics For All’s leader of the year.
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For the first time in four years, the St. Ann’s Crusaders captured the Okanagan/Thompson Interior soccer championship.
After going undefeated in round-robin play and shutting out every opponent en route to the final, the Crusaders faced the two-time defending champion Immaculata Mustangs and won 3-1.
The Mustangs led 1-0 early in the second half but the Crusaders’ Rio Consalvo tied the game 17 minutes into the half. Michael Mayhew later scored on a free kick and added a header for insurance.
St. Ann’s will now advance to the Provincial A Championship in Abbotsford Nov. 6-8.