Sports
Jan 2013 03

Midget Tier 1 Wins Richmond

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The Fripp Warehousing Midget Tier 1 Jr. Rockets have done it again!!  Their fourth tournament win in a row for the season.  After starting the tournament season with a win in Kamloops in October the Jr. Rockets have not looked back.  They won two in November their own home tournament and 3 weeks later the Prince George Tournament and now a December win in Richmond at the elite Richmond International ...

Dec 2012 30

Vees Double-Up Warriors

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A new look line had its fingerprints all over the score-sheet, as the Penticton Vees doubled-up the West Kelowna Warriors 4-2 Saturday, in a wildly entertaining game at Royal LePage Place. Sam Mellor, Wade Murphy and Jedd Soleway teamed up for three of the Vees four goals, and the three combined for eight points in the victory. Mellor led the way offensively with one goal and three points, followed by Murphy ...

Dec 2012 26

Kelowna Chiefs First Half Recap

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The Kelowna Chiefs enter the Christmas break in a first place tie with the Princeton Posse.  Through 35 games the Chiefs hold a 21-13-1 record, good for 43 points. There have been a  number of bright spots on the club, and Head Coach Ken Andrusiak talks with Ryan about those moments, players and what he expects in the second half. Following the break, the Chiefs will travel to Princeton on Friday January ...

Dec 2012 22

Okanagan Sun Name 15th Head Coach

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The Okanagan Sun are proud to announce the 15th head coach in franchise history is Kamloops native Shane Beatty. As a former linebacker with the Sun in 1990, Beatty was chosen from a field of 14 qualified applicants, some of which were local, some from out of the market. Currently Beatty has a private business in Visalia, California as a strength coach.  He works with 20 local high school football athletes, two ...

Dec 2012 21

Warriors Commit to Future

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It’s been a big week for the West Kelowna Warriors. Veteran defenceman Josh Monk committed to Providence College earlier in the week, and now two more promising young players have ironed out their futures. Star forward Seb Lloyd announced his plans earlier on Thursday via twitter (@Sebway4).  “Committed to Harvard 2014 thanks to everyone who helped me reach my goal #dreamcometrue.” Now in second season with the Warriors, the 18 year-old is enjoying ...

Dec 2012 18

Three Bears Best in BC

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The top 36 high school football players in BC will represent Team BC at the 2012 Football University International Games in San Antonio Texas beginning December 30. Three defensive players from the Mt Boucherie Bears will play on the team. Linebacker Curtis Urlacher, defensive back Cameron Spence and defensive back Carter Young. Team BC will play an All-Star team from Europe and an All-American team.  The FBU games are part the US ...

Dec 2012 18

Monk Commits to Friars

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The West Kelowna Warriors are thrilled to announce that Josh Monk has accepted a scholarship to the Providence College Friars hockey club. Now in his fourth BCHL season, Monk has solidified his role as one of the elite defensemen in the league. However, the veteran blue-liner entered his final season of Junior hockey without having secured a scholarship – in part due to a string of injuries, including a troublesome knee that ...

Dec 2012 08

Dawson Yates is Texas Bound

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Dawson Yates was a standout of the Okanagan Athletics baseball club of the PBL this past summer, hitting .368.  He would lead the A's into the post season, then ultimately into the Provincial Championship.  Yates would hit .400 during the playoffs, on route to the A's first ever PBL championship title. Also in 2012 Yates was a member of Team BC's entry into the Canada Cup, for the best 17 year ...

Dec 2012 07

Falcons Release 2013 Schedule

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The Kelowna Falcons and West Coast League are proud to announce their 2013 schedule. The Falcons will play an unbalanced 54 game regular season schedule in the newly aligned North Division.  The club will play 27 home games during their 13th season. The Falcons will open the season on the road versus the newest Canadian franchise the Victoria Harbourcats on Wednesday June 5, 2013.  It is the first of nine against the ...

Dec 2012 04

Sports Person and Sports Team of the Year

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Ryan Watters.ca presents Kelowna’s “Sports Person of the Year” and the “Sports Team of the Year” for 2012. The Sports Person of the Year nominee will be a male or female that has made a valuable contribution to their sport OR had an outstanding achievement in their sport and ultimately the community in the year 2012.   The Sports Person of the Year nominee must be a Kelowna or West Kelowna resident.  ...

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