Tuesday April 15, 2014

Sports Briefs: Vibe looks to bounce back against Moose

Despite 17 points from Anthony Cave, the Brocklehurst Broncs junior boys basketball team fell to the Sa-Hali Sabres 53-45 on Tuesday.

The Broncs lead throughout the game’s first half, 11-9 after the first quarter and 22-21 in the second, but the Sabres pulled ahead 35-33 in the third quarter and didn’t look back.

Cave led the Broncs in points Tuesday, with Devin Halcrow adding 12 and Coalbey Dumaresque and Mitchell Mathieson adding 10 apiece.

Carter Laird led the Sabres with 11, including three three-pointers.

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The Kamloops Vibe will look to take down the undefeated Meadow Ridge Moose on the weekend and gain some ground on the South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League’s top team.

The Moose (13-0-0) are five points up on the second-place Vibe (9-1-3), which is coming off its worst weekend in more than four years.

Games will go Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Ice Box Arena and Sunday, 11:15 a.m., at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

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The South Kamloops Titans defeated the Salmon Arm Jewels 68-49 in Okanagan senior AAA girls basketball league action earlier this week.

Emma Piggin led the Titans with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Emily Vilac had 14 points and six boards. Kanesha Reeves chipped in with 11 points and Mieke DuMont had 11 rebounds.

The Titans will now turn their focus to next week’s Fulton Cup, where South Kam will look to defend its title.

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Nicholas Panter and Jordan Bigham each had two goals to help the Grizzlies into a 7-7 draw with the Bears in a midget recreational hockey game Tuesday.

Shaymus Stachoski, Braeden Shaw-Maclaren and Jackson Snell also scored for the Grizzlies. Panter, Stachoski, Snell and Puneet Parihar each had two assists to help goaltenders D.J. Lapierre and Jesse Stahl.

A.J. Hanna had three goals for the Bears, who had James Lamb in goal. Lucas Colgan also scored twice, and Jordan Moore and Brett Campbell each scored a goal. Cooper Jordan and Mitchell had two assists apiece.

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The Kamloops Storm teamed up with Subway earlier this month, raising $1,100 for KidSport , a charity that helps remove financial barriers that may be in the way of children playing sports.

The Storm also is teaming up with the Westsyde Secondary School male choir, which will be performing at the team’s Sunday home game against the Sicamous Eagles. Puck drop is scheduled for 5 p.m. at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.

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Kamloops found the podium twice at the 2013 B.C. Athletics awards banquet in Richmond on Saturday.

Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops was named the 2013 Senior Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Armstrong won the bronze medal in the shot put at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in August and finished third in the 2013 Diamond League rankings. He is ranked among the top five athletes in the world competing in shot put.

Also honoured was Kamloops’ Cliff Weathermon, who was awarded the Ian McNeil Award as the official of the year. Weathermon, who was the president of the Kamloops Track and Field Club, passed away earlier this year in a car accident. Judy Armstrong accepted the award on his behalf

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