Sports Briefs: Divers, swimmers bringing home lots of medals

Kamloops Daily News
February 12, 2013 01:00 AM

Competitors from the Riptech Dive Club brought home nine medals, including four golds, from Winter Provincials in Vancouver on Sunday.

Scott Brunelle, in Tier 2 Group E boys, led the way, earning gold medals on the one- and three-metre boards.

In Tier 2 Group C boys, Parker Finch was first on the three-metre board and second on the one-metre board.

Bram Triesmann, in Tier 2 Group B boys, placed second on the one-metre board.

Tanner Struss was third on the one-metre board in Tier 2 Group A boys, while Ellie Munroe won the Tier 2 Group D girls one-metre competition.

In Tier 2 Group C girls, Emilie Gysel was second on both one- and three-metre boards.

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Swimmers from the Kamloops Classics came home with seven medals from the B.C. AA provincial championships that were held in Surrey on the weekend.

Tanner Douglas, in the 12-year-old boys division, won gold in the 400-metre and 200 freestyle events, thus qualifying for the AAA provincials in Victoria, Feb. 28 to March 3.

In the 15-and-over boys division, Jagdeesh Uppal qualified for AAA provincials while winning silver in the 200 breaststroke.

Sadie Keim, in the 15-and-over girls, won silver medal in the 400 free and bronze in the 800 free.

Ally Sandulescu, in the 14-year-old girls, placed second in the 800 free and third in the 200 free.
Complete Classics results are in Scoreboard.

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Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops helped the Canadian women's relay team to a silver medal in a World Cup short track speed skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany.

Hewitt also was seventh in the 1,500 metres and eighth in the 1,000m.

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Five coaching clinics are on the schedule for the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association.

The first, the B License Pre-Test, runs March 1-3 at the Kamloops Soccer Dome. This is open to coaches at all levels, and identifies and qualifies coaches for the Provincial B licence, the next step up the development ladder. To register, click on the coaching clinics link at

On March 2-3, at NorKam Secondary, there will be a Learn to Train session. It is for coaches working with players in the U10-12 levels.

A Soccer For Life clinic will run April 6-7 at the Dome. This is for coaches of U13-18 teams.

Parent-volunteers coaching U5-6 teams could benefit from the free Active Start clinic on April 13 at the Dome.

On April 14 at the Dome, there will be a FUNdamentals course, for those in the U7-9 divisions.

The KYSA will reimburse all coaches half of their registration fees after completion of the courses, with the other half being reimbursed after a participant has coached a KYSA-affiliated team for one season. To register or for more info, visit

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Neither of the Nash brothers can lay claim to bragging rights after their AHL teams split a weekend doubleheader in Charlotte, N.C.

Brendon Nash's San Antonio Rampage won Saturday's opener, 3-2, before Riley Nash's Charlotte Checkers won 2-1 on Sunday. It was the first time the Kamloops siblings have ever played each other in a competitive hockey game.

Each brother hit the scoresheet in Saturday's game - Brendon had an assist on Andre Deveaux's go-ahead goal in the third period, before Riley assisted on Zac Dalpe's score that brought the Checkers to within a goal with 7:31 remaining.

Although this was the first times the brothers have met in the AHL, there is a chance they could meet up again this season. The Rampage is scheduled to play in Charlotte again on March 29-30.

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