Sports Briefs: Spring Sprint now on tap; Bullets fire on all cylinders

The Spring Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday in Westsyde.

The triathlon, to be held by the Kamloops Triathlon Club, is open to anyone and is scheduled to start at 8 a.m., at the Westsyde Community Centre.

The sprint portion of the event will feature a 600-metre swim, a 20km bike and a 5km run. The super sprint is a little shorter, with a 300m swim, a 10km bike and a 3km run.

Registration, which can be done at Taboo Cycles, located at 3-2160 Flamingo Road in Valleyview, ends Friday.

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Jodi Saemerow scored three times and Sheri McCaskill posted the shutout as the Ladies Only Bullets hammered the Columbia Manulife ICE 7-0 in a Kamloops Women's Soccer League game Tuesday night.

Andrea Hounslow, Carrie Joudrey, Kelley Pehl and Tracey Smilie had the other goals.

In another Tuesday game, Tobianos beat Earl's, 2-1. Melissa Godin and Debbie Hoffman scored for Tobianos, with Alex Berger replying for Earl's.

Also, D-Leigh Courtney backstopped United Spirit to a 2-0 victory over Loric Construction. Kym Koster and Tiffany Velasquez had the goals.

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Barry Dennis tossed a complete-game three-hitter Tuesday night, helping the Chase Prowlers to an 11-5 victory over Lillooet in Kamloops Major Men's Fastball League play at Charles Anderson Stadium.

Cody Francois was 2-for-2 with two RBI for the winners, who took advantage of 10 walks by Lillooet pitchers. Emery Minnabarriet tripled for the Prowlers.

Lenny Billy was 2-for-2 for Lillooet, with two RBI and a run, but also took the loss despite lasting just one-third of an inning.

In the other game, Northern Trailer scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and final inning to get a 5-5 tie with the TRU Consulting Group.

Kevin Kawaguchi drove in Northern Trailer's fourth run with a triple and then scored the tying run on Ryan Austin's single.

Austin finished 2-for-3 with a triple, while Cory Warner hit a two-run homer in the first.
Brandon Barker was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI for TRU, which got a solo blast from Ken Ward in the third.

Rich Haldane went the distance for TRU, while Northern Trailer started Adam Donnelly and brought in Scott Austin to start the fourth. Northern Trailer outhit TRU, 9-6.

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The Thompson Rivers Reiners are scheduled to hold a reining clinic at Brandt Ranch in Pritchard on May 14.
The clinic, which costs $10 per participant, will be instructed by Lynda Smith, a Level 3 riding coach from the Lower Mainland who was the Horse Council of B.C.'s coach of the year in 2000.

According to a press release, "A Western riding discipline designed to show off the athletic ability of a horse within the confines of a show arena, reining contestants take their horses through several patterns, which include 360-degree spins and jaw dropping sliding stops. The upcoming clinic . . . is a great opportunity for youth to receive an incredibly affordable introduction to the sport of reining and further horsemanship skills regardless of the discipline they currently ride."

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Dan Maloney posted the shutout to lead Mortgage Intelligence to a 6-0 victory over Bar Codes in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus game Tuesday night.

Dale Found, Carlo Beltrano, Angelo Antulov, Zoran Boskovic, Andrew Pecouszak and Steve Bucher had the goals.

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Finley United ran to a 2-1 victory over Pronto in Kamloops Men's Soccer League action Tuesday.

Matt Hawkins and Paul Ross scored for Finley, whose goalkeeper was Ty Dempsey. Kent Zirnhelt scored for Pronto, and Mark Ste. Marie was in goal for the loss.

Also on Tuesday, Mike Marshall's two goals helped Lending Max United to a 5-0 victory over Hilltop Electric FC.
Riley Kinchella, Byron White and Blessing Chuduuro also scored in support of Nate Froese, who posted the shutout. Ty Gauthier was in goal for Hilltop.

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The South Kamloops Titans beat the host Kelowna Owls 2-1 in an Okanagan AAA girls soccer game Wednesday and sit 4-1 and tied for first.

Abby Grinberg and Kelsey Martin had the goals, with Larissa Piva backstopping the victory. South Kam had lost 2-1 to the West Kelowna-Mount Boucherie Bears on Monday, with Grinberg scoring the goal.

The Titans will finish their regular season against the NorKam Saints on Monday, 4 p.m., at Exhibition Field.

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Diego Cuglietta of Kamloops is set to compete at the B.C. Cup in Salmon Arm next week.

Cuglietta, who played for the major-midget Thompson Blazers last season, is one of 120 1995-born players from across the province to compete in the tournament, which runs from Wednesday to April 15.

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