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Mar 2012 30

UBCO Soccer Partners with Okanagan FC

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The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team has joined forces with the Okanagan FC Premiere Women’s Soccer team to enhance the development of the top level women’s soccer players in the region. The Okanagan FC play against elite teams from British Columbia in a national amateur women’s soccer league called the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCLS). They will face fierce competition including the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prospects, Vancouver Thunderbirds, Fraser Valley ...

Mar 2012 28

Sun Name New Head Coach

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The Okanagan Sun are proud announce the 13th Head Coach in franchise history.  Newmarket, Ontario native Gavin Lake takes the reins after Jason Casey stepped down last month and becomes the third head coach in four years. Lake was chosen from a list of six qualified finalists, some local, some from out of the market.   Most recently, Lake served as head coach with the Amstetten Thunder in the Europe second division ...

Mar 2012 27

Live At Noon on AM 1150

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If you missed it earlier today here is Ryan’s segment with Wendy McLeod on AM 1150.  Ryan joins Wendy every Tuesday at 12:50pm to talk local sports. If you have a local sports team/athlete that deserves to have their story told, email Ryan ...

Mar 2012 27

Sports Drive – Fraser Rodgers – Vees Play by Play

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The Penticton Vees are preparing for the Interior Conference Final in the BCHL playoffs, which begins at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night.  The #1 Vees will take on the #2 Merritt Centennials, who swept Prince George in the first round.  The Vees eliminated Chilliwack in six to advance. The Vees are coming off a magical regular season which saw them set a number of BCHL records as well ...

Mar 2012 26

Sports Drive – Duane Ward

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At the beginning of July (9-11) the Kelowna Falcons will welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Kelowna for their 2012 Honda Super Camps for kids. Elks Stadium will be full of kids between the ages of 10-16 looking for instructions from the likes of Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Homer Bush, Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks, Kelowna native Paul Spoljaric,  Sandy Alomar Sr. and two time (1992 & 1993) World Series Champion ...

Mar 2012 24

Sports Drive – Okanagan College Baseball

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The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball club opened their 2012 regular season on Friday night against the University of Calgary Dinos.  For the past three weeks the Coyotes have been ramping up for the schedule by playing in exhibition tournaments in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Spokane. Prior to the game on Friday night, Ryan caught up with head coach Geoff White to find out how the team has been progressing. ...

Mar 2012 24

Danny Watkins Named All-Rookie

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Courtesy of NFL Canada Kelowna’s Danny Watkins (63) was recently named to Pro Football Weekly’s 2011 All-Rookie Team, adding another chapter to the remarkable story of a British Columbia fire fighter turned football star. Watkins was the fifth offensive lineman and second interior lineman selected (23rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft draft. Despite a slow start to the season, Watkins started each of the final 12 games of the season and ...

Mar 2012 24

Vees Moving on in BCHL Playoffs

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The Penticton Vees are moving on in the BCHL playoffs after a 4-0 shutout of the Chilliwack Chiefs to win their playoff series 4-2. After a scoreless first, Bryce Gervais would open the scoring at the 5:35 of the second from Steven Fogarty and Joey Benik.  That goal would turn out to the game winner. Wade Murphy would grow the Vees lead at the 18:15 mark of the second frame from Mario ...

Mar 2012 21

One More Win

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The Kelowna Chiefs are one victory away from the Okanagan Conference Championship title. The team traveled to Sicamous for Game 3 in their playoff series against the Eagles. Landon Andrusiak had his second hat trick of the series in the Chiefs 5 – 4 victory over the Eagles. Brent Lashuk (2G, 1A) and Dane Rupert (3A) combined for a total of six points in the match. The win gives the Chiefs a 3 game ...

Mar 2012 21

Okanagan College Baseball Takes the Field

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The 2012 version of OC Coyotes baseball hits the turf at Elks Stadium this weekend for the start of then 2012 Championship Season of the Canadian College Baseball Conference.  They will host the University of Calgary Dinos ( U of C) at 6:30 Friday night and then be joined by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack for Saturday and Sunday where each team will play each other twice. There will be ...

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