Friday April 18, 2014

Sports Briefs: Titans boys to play host to basketball tournament

The Sa-Hali Sabres went 2-1 on the opening day of the provincial AA boys volleyball championship in Kelowna on Wednesday.

The Sabres swept the Winfield-George Elliott Coyotes (25-17, 25-14) and the Smithers Gryphons (25-17, 25-14), but dropped a three-set decision to the Richmond-McRoberts Strikers (19-25, 25-20, 15-10).

The results were good enough to move the Sabres into the championship bracket, where they are seeded No. 14. Their first playoff match will be against the No. 3-ranked squad.

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The South Kamloops Titans will be holding the Big Kahuna Titan Invitational boys basketball tournament on the weekend.

The tournament, scheduled to start today and end Saturday, will feature senior, junior and Grade 9 divisions. The Titans seniors will open today against the Calgary-St. Francis Browns at 6 p.m., at the JP Gym.

South Kam’s seniors also will play Friday, 6 p.m., against the Pitt Meadows Marauders at JP Gym, before finishing the tournament on Saturday, 2:15 p.m., against the Kelowna Owls at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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Scott DeCap held on to first place in the Sun Life Financial Super League of Curling at the Kamloops club on Monday.

DeCap and Brad Thompson tied 6-6 when DeCap made a deuce in the eighth end. DeCap is 5-1-1, with Thompson 3-0-2. In other Monday action, Brent Yamada beat Corryn Brown 9-4 and Kevin Ihlen knocked off Bob Holden 7-3.

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Brody Osborne had two goals as the Tropics defeated the Warriors 8-5 in a midget recreational hockey game Tuesday.

Cael Carter, Aidan Demers, Nicholas Dobrovolny, Colton McMechan, Tyler Wightman and Jonathan Dobrovolny also scored in the victory.

Chad McQueen, with two, Haden Hoover, Anthony Jacobs and Kaden Moore scored for the Warriors. Jacobs and Ryan Haveman each had two assists.

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