The Sa-Hali Sabres senior boys volleyball team won three of five matches at a tournament in Winfield on the weekend.
The Sabres defeated the host George Elliott Coyotes, the Vernon Christian Royals and the South Slocan-Mount Sentinel Wildcats. Sa-Hali lost to the Surrey-Pacific Academy Breakers and the Kelowna Owls.
Sa-Hali is getting ready for the city AA championship match, which is scheduled for Saturday, 7 p.m. The winner will qualify for the Okanagan championship, with the loser still able to qualify for Okanagans through a wild-card qualifier.
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The NorKam Saints junior girls volleyball team went undefeated at a tournament in Vernon.
The Saints edged the host Kalamalka Lakers 25-7, 23-25, 15-13 in the championship final.
The Valleyview Vikings were third.
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The South Kamloops Titans brought home the Okanagan AAA girls field hockey championship from Kelowna.
South Kam knocked off the 12-time defending zone-champion Kelowna Owls 1-0 in the championship final. Kailee Mortimer scored the game’s only goal, late in the first half, off a pass from Sarah Bickerton.
The Titans’ team defence, led by Ava Gladman, Drew Drozda, Mortimer and Ebany Perris, who made a stick save on a ball that had eluded goalkeeper Haley Beckett and was headed into the goal, was superb in the victory.
In a semifinal, the Titans, who were 5-0-1 in the regular season, allowing one goal, hammered the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears 7-0. Bickerton had three goals, with Brooke Bazian, Grace Gorman, Gladman and Emily Mann scoring the others.
The Titans have qualified for provincials in Burnaby from Nov. 13-15.
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The South Kamloops Titans senior girls volleyball team finished third at the Red Serge Classic tournament in Port Coquitlam on the weekend.
The tournament is a major event — all of the province’s top 10 AAAA teams were there, and it was the last big-time tournament before provincials. South Kam left side Mieke DuMont was named a tournament all-star.
South Kam finished second in its pool, beating the Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, the North Vancouver-Handsworth Royals and the South Delta Sun Devils, but losing to the Port Coquitlam-Riverside Rapids.
The Titans moved into the quarterfinals, where they knocked off the Surrey-Pacific Academy Breakers in three sets (13-25, 25-22, 15-12) before losing to the Sun Devils (25-20, 25-17) in a semifinal.
South Kam went on to knock off the Surrey-Earl Marriott Mariners (25-19, 24-26, 15-8).