Sports Briefs: Hanks wins Quebec competition

Megan Hanks of the Aberdeen Judo Academy started her trip to Eastern Canada in style.
Hanks, 16, won her division at the Quebec open championships in Montreal on Sunday.

The Canadian cadet women's champion rolled to the under-18 title on the weekend.

As a result of the victory, Hanks has been invited by Judo Canada to compete in a major international tournament in Germany in March.

Hanks and her Team B.C. teammates will take part in a training camp at the National Judo Training Centre in Montreal before taking part in the Ontario Youth International Competition in Whitby, Ont., on the weekend.

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The Kamloops Rugby Club's teams were up-and-down on the weekend, with two teams winning and two others losing.

The KRC first-division men lost 44-7 to Langley. Jordan Sullivan had Kamloops' try and also made the conversion.

The Raiders' seconds got some revenge, beating Langley 20-5. Derek Demsey scored a pair of tries, and Chris Chan and Ryan Penner also ran in scores.

The KRC women dropped a 25-10 decision to Capilano. Kasey Gottfriedson scored Kamloops' try, with Jess Oldenburger booting a penalty and a conversion.

The Raiders juniors hammered Bayside 20-0 on Sunday.

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The Kamloops Rattlers won the Thompson-Okanagan under-10 field lacrosse championship on Sunday in Kelowna.

Throughout the season, the first for the U10 division, Kamloops often had to loan players to the Kelowna-Penticton team. For Sunday's final, Kamloops took on a combined team of Kelowna, Penticton and North Okanagan, with the Rattlers winning 14-0.

Jax Anderson had four goals to lead the Rattlers, and Caleb Campbell had two goals and two assists. Jackson Steed, Connor Barrett, Thomas Kenzie and Aedan Skinner each scored twice in the victory.

Millan Webster and Phillip Wesley split the goaltending for Kamloops, but neither of the goalies was overly busy.

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Kristi Brewer-Pearce and Debbie Hoffman of Kamloops finished first in the A Group at the Joyce Hyslop Women's Doubles Tournament at the Kamloops Tennis Centre on the weekend.

The tournament, in its 28th year, brought in 22 teams divided into three groups. Lynne Ashton and Annemarie Watts of Kamloops were runners-up in the A Group.

A pair of Summerland women - Linda Elia and Patti Lukiu - won the B group, with the Kamloops team of Alison Slater and Jennifer Eastwood taking second.

Cathy Ingram and Jos Dronkers of Summerland finished first in the C group, with Ashcroft's Maria Russell Martin and Gloria Marten in second.

Moe Chale and Danielle Wilson won the Janet Wallace Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

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