Sports Briefs: Timewell times well in trail run; Royals World Series Champions

Kamloops Community Football had a good day in Kelowna on Sunday, taking two of three games off the Kelowna Dragons.

The atom Broncos improved to 3-1 with a 26-20 victory over the Dragons. Kamloops trailed 14-13 at the half, and went ahead when Jamari Tate returned a kick 65 yards for a touchdown to start the fourth quarter.

Issa Diaou rumbled in from 52 yards to secure the victory. Diaou rushed the ball eight times for 158 yards and three touchdowns. The Kamloops defence was led by Sheldon Aitken, Kash Minion, Daylen Dunlop and Rowen Munson.

The peewee Broncos dropped a 32-0 decision to the Dragons. Tristan Hunt had seven carries for 28 yards, and also helped out with five tackles. Jake Thoms, Zackary Kuan and Thomas Dyck also had five or more tackles.

Tye Kitamura completed two passes for 12 yards as the Broncos fell to 0-3.

The junior-bantam Broncos improved to 2-3 with a 20-12 victory over the Dragons.

Carsen Day was 7-for-10 passing for 121 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Reggie O'Rourke caught three passes for 64 yards and had a 20-yard touchdown catch, and Wil Bogie scored his first touchdown of the season on an 18-yard catch.

O'Rourke's touchdown was the only score of the second half, breaking a 12-12 draw.

Fullback Brendan Manion rumbled 82 yards on 19 carries, and also scored a five-yard touchdown run. Cody Watt had a late interception to keep the Dragons at bay, and Kyle Watt, Reeve Martin, Johnathan Larocque and Cody Watt had big defensive plays as the Broncos won the battle.

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The Kamloops Tennis Centre held its outdoor club championships on the weekend, and Brandon Christie took the men's singles event.

Christie knocked off Randy Heslop 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

In the men's doubles final, Berndt Sigloch and Al Lincoln posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jurek Baltakis and Dave Lidster.

Danielle Wilson and Kristi Brewer-Pearce scored a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Darlene Dagan and Lea Poirier in the women's doubles final.

Ron and Moe Chale won the mixed doubles, topping Jerome and Cathy Lidster 7-6, 6-2 in the final.

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John Stump posted the shutout as Jay's Service knocked off Mortgage Intelligence 3-0 in Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus action.

Ryan Robb, Mark MacKenzie and Dale Finlay scored the goals.

In another Sunday game, Bryce Egdell and Frank Faraone each scored to lead Outland Roofing over Oops Cafe.

Oops finished the game with one goal off the foot of Chris Russo.

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The Kamloops Royals ladies slo-pitch team came home from the B.C. Women's World Series as champions on the weekend.

Represented by Cory Plitt, Barb Primus, Avis Deneault, Domina Francios, Shannon Gottfriedson, Kimberly Lizee, Tammy Blundell, Amanda August, Dessa Gottfriedson, Christi Armstrong, Tracy Spencer, Cam Gottfriedson, and coaches Curtis Spencer and Evelyn Gottfriedson, the Royals went undefeated at the event in Chilliwack, their final tournament of the season.

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Kamloops's Yvonne Timewell took home the gold medal from the woman's 21-kilometre event at the Dirty Feet Trail run in Kenna Cartwright Park on the weekend. Timewell finished the race in one hour 49 minutes and 43 seconds, eight minutes ahead of second place Marie-Josee Bedard of Merritt (1:57:04). Tanya Wolgram of Revelstoke rounded out the top three.

In the women's 10 km, Amelia Vos, assistant coach of the WolfPack's cross country team, was the first racer to cross the finish line, in 47 minutes flat. Kathleen Wright, also of Kamloops, was 22 seconds behind Vos (47:22), with Kelowna's Natasha Lunt (50:51) rounding out the podium. Sharon Munk, another TRU assistant coach, finished sixth.

In the 5 km race, Kendall Fitzgerald (22:29) and Makenna Fitzgerald (24:22) finished first and second, respectively. Chantel Jeffrey of Blind Bay finished third (26:31).

Connor McKay, a WolfPack cross country runner, finished the men's 10 km one minute and 10 seconds behind Andrew Savage of Kelowna (40:42) to take the silver medal. Ryan Pidhirniak, also a member of the WolfPack, was third (42:15).

The men's 5 km was an all-Kamloops finish with the WolfPack's Conlan Sprickerhoff (23:17) and Israel Mefin (25:39) finishing first and second, and Kamloops's Tanner Gainer (26:31) finishing third.

WolfPack runners Faryn Brown (25:43), Alesha Fisher (26:05), Christina Miller (29:24), Emily Townsend (29:50), Rolena DeBruyn (29:53) and Kendra Smith (30:03) all had top 10 finishes in the women's 5 km.

Tiffany Adams was 11th (30:05), with Megan Crawley finishing 12th (32:05).

In total, 24 WolfPack athletes competed.

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The Kamloops Nailers and the Kamloops Ice Hawks played to a 3-3 draw at Memorial Arena on Saturday.

The Nailers had two goals from Manny Recchi and a goal and two assists from Kaiden Wiltsie.

In a later game, the Nailers were defeated 3-2 by Penticton at the Interior Savings Centre. Logan Stankoven had two goals.

On Sunday, the Nailers defeated Kelowna 11-1.

Justin Vinterlik, Reagan Milburn and Matthew Ward all had two goals and one assist, while Logan Stankoven notched a goal and three assists.

Austin Krug and Jared Sucro shared the crease in the victory.

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The St. Ann's Crusaders senior girls A volleyball team was crowned won its tournament on the weekend.

The Crusaders finished second in pool play and defeated the St. John Eagles from Vancouver in the semifinal (25-15, 25-12).

The final saw the Crusaders emerge victorious, defeating Sicamous's Eagle River Talons 18-25, 25-23, 15-7.

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