Nov 2012 03

Owls Flying High Again

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For the third straight year in a row, the KSS Owls AAAA Girls Volleyball program remains undefeated in league play heading into the Okanagan Valley Championships in Kamloops on November 17th. KSS defeated South Kamloops #6 in BC three straight 25-13, 25-18, 25-18.  Starting setter Cayte Wilson once again orchestrated a terrific offence, while Erin Konrad led the team in kills and stuff blocks! On Tuesday night KSS defeated Penticton #10 in ...

Oct 2012 31

Paul McCallum – BC Lions Kicker

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As the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) prepares for the 2012 Canadian Bowl between the Saskatoon Hilltops and the Langley Rams, Ryan talks with former Ram and current BC Lions kicker Paul McCallum.  The last time the Rams appeared in the National final (1992), McCallum was the kicker. McCallum is now in his 20th CFL season, he is the oldest active player.  He has two Grey Cup rings. 1993-2011:  ...

Oct 2012 29

Silver Medal for Heat Women

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The UBC Okanagan Heat women's soccer team got silver at the PACWEST provincial soccer final for the second year in a row after falling to their interior rivals, the Thompson Rivers WolfPack, 1-0 on Saturday night. "We played well for sure," commented second year forward Madeleine Greig (Penticton, BC). "We just couldn't put it away." TRU striker Alanna Bekkering (4th year, Kamloops, BC) notched the lone goal of the game for the ...

Oct 2012 29

Atom Lions Win Championship

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The Kelowna Mission Atom Lions Win the SIFC Championship The Lions kick off team started the game aggressively recovering the opening kick to Salmon Arm, and the offense capitalized on that turnover by scoring a quick touchdown.  The dominance by the Lions kick team continued as they recovered the next two kick offs, with the offense putting up another major.  Before the first quarter ended it was 16-0.  The Lions put ...

Oct 2012 27

From Vees to Vermont

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The Penticton Vees Jr. Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Travis Blanleil (94) has committed to the University of Vermont for the 2014-15 season. Blanleil is the 12th player on the Vees roster to secure an NCAA Division l scholarship. Vees Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson says Blanleil is all about hard work, “I enjoy seeing good things happen to good people; Travis has made our program better on ...

Oct 2012 23

Vees Beat Warriors in OT

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Mike Rebry scored in overtime, and the Vees rallied from a two-goal deficit, knocking off the West Kelowna Warriors 4-3 Tuesday afternoon. The win is the Vees 14th straight over the Warriors. The game was played in front over 1,300 students from the West Kelowna school district. The Warriors grabbed the opening goal in the first period. Marcus Basara stuffed in a rebound in the crease at 12:58. Shawn Hochhausen was ...

Oct 2012 22

Minor Football Report

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The Kelowna Junior Bantam Lions raised their recorded to 8-1 on Sunday after a 30-6 victory over Vernon. The defensive effort was outstanding in the second half. Holding Vernon to virtually no positive yards. Jesse Benneke led the way on the defensive Line while Chancelor Bevanda lead the line-backing core. Offensively the Lions started out very slow  turning the ball over three times in the first half and trailing in the game ...

Oct 2012 20

Heat Burn Up CCAA Nationals

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After being the bridesmaid in two of the last three years, the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf squad earn their first national title Friday at the 2012 PING CCAA Golf National Championship hosted by Durham College at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. The UBC Okanagan team of Jennifer Woods, Jessica Kozak and Alana Kent captured the women’s title with a 1-stroke victory over the Holland College Hurricanes, finishing at 501 ...

Oct 2012 18

Five Vees Off To Team Canada Camp

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The Penticton Vees Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce five players have been invited to Team Canada West Selection Camp for the 2012 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge (WJAC). “We are very proud to have 5 players selected for the Canada West selection camp; all 5 will make a strong case to make the team,” comments Vees Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson. Chad Katunar (93), Mike Rebry (93), Wade Murphy ...

Oct 2012 17

Rockets’ Gatenby Named to Team BC

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The Okanagan Rockets are proud to announce the selection of defenceman Joe Gatenby to the U16 Team BC for the upcoming Western Cananda U16 Challenge Cup to be held in Calgary Alberta from November 1st to 4th. Gatenby has appeared in 8 games for the Rockets and has registered 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points. Gatenby was selected in the 2nd round of the WHL bantam draft by the Kelowna ...

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