Sports
May 2012 09

Mt. Boucherie Finishes On Top

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The AAA girls high school soccer league ended on Monday.  The playoffs are scheduled for this Thursday, as well as next Monday and Wednesday.  Here are the current league standings: 1. Mount Boucherie (MBSS) 2. South Kamloops 3. Kelowna Senior Secondary (KSS) 4. Penticton 5. Salmon Arm 6. North Kamloops (NorKam) 7. Rutland Senior Secondary (RSS) This is the first time that MBSS has finished first in what is always a very competitive league.  The top four teams ...

May 2012 04

Rockets Make Big Trade

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The Kelowna Rockets have gotten bigger and younger after a WHL draft-day deal with the Saskatoon Blades. The Rockets traded leading scorer Shane McColgan and forward Jessey Astles to Saskatoon on Thursday, acquiring centre Ryan Olsen, 18, a 6-foot-2 Tsawassenn, B.C. native. The Rockets also receive two 2012 draft picks in return, Saskatoon's 2nd and 5th round picks in the draft, being held today in Calgary. Olsen had 15 goals and 32 ...

May 2012 04

Doege Invited to Lions Rookie Camp

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Following the BC Lions Evaluation Camp have officially invited Okanagan Sun defensive lineman Steven Doege to Lions Rookie Camp. Doege impressed the Lions coaching staff along with Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager Neil McEvoy saying, “guys like that are a step above anyone else, regardless of the level they’re at.  He’s really trained hard and it showed on all the athletic stuff he did and at the end of the ...

May 2012 03

UBC Okanagan Golf Season

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Courtesy of Cary Mellon - UBC Okanagan Sports Information Officer Mike Darnbrough is looking to tee up another strong season for the Heat golf team. Darnbrough is taking over the coaching duties of the UBC Okanagan Heat golf team and with the three-time defending provincial champions and the PACWEST male golfer of the year returning to the fold it could be another hot year for the Heat. “The Heat is well positioned to ...

May 2012 03

Coyotes Bit by the Dawgs

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Courtesy of Bill Bayne The Coyotes trip to face the first place Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs started a day late as weather moved them to travel Saturday and play Sunday and Monday.  OC played with the Dawgs all weekend until about the 5th inning of game 4 when the wheels fell off losing 14 – 3.  The young Coyotes proved they belong however with a team that is now 16 – ...

May 2012 01

Roberto Alomar Coming to Kelowna

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The Kelowna Falcons are pleased to announce the Toronto Blue Jays have confirmed that Hall of Fame infielder and two time World Series champion Roberto Alomar will be in Kelowna July 9-11 as part of the Honda Super Camps for Kids. In January 2011 Alomar solidified his legacy when he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.    He is currently the only Blue Jays player to be inducted. Alomar ...

Apr 2012 29

Raiders Win Home Opener

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The Kelowna Sr. Raiders did not disappoint their fans in the season home opener at Memorial Arena Friday night by defeating the visiting Vernon Sr. Tigers 17 to 3. Kelowna took the lead early in the first and never looked back. Kelowna’s tough defensive player Darcy Leach broke up the Vernon offense and scored four goals on breakaways while veteran player Pho Heng dazzled the fans with his athletic skills ...

Apr 2012 28

Vees Win Doyle Cup

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For the fourth consecutive year, the BCHL will have a team at the RBC Cup thanks to the Penticton Vees' Game 5 win over the Brooks Bandits that secured the team's first Doyle Cup since 1986. Joey Benik tallied twice in the first period and completed a hat trick before the midway point of the second as Penticton carved out a 5-1 lead heading into the final frame. Benik's second goal, ...

Apr 2012 26

KSS Owls Host Soccer Tournament

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The KSS Owls will host the 10th Annual KSS Invitation Soccer tournament this weekend. The six team senior girls tournament features four clubs from Kelowna; including the Rutland Voodoos, Mt. Boucherie Bears, OKM Huskies and host Owls.  The other two teams are LV Rogers from Nelson and Pen-Hi in Penticton. The tournament will kick off Friday morning at KSS as the host Owls face LVR at 9:00 on Field A, while OKM ...

Apr 2012 26

Vees One Win Away

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The Penticton Vees are one win away from clinching a spot in the RBC Cup following a 6-1 win in over the Brooks Bandits in game four of the Doyle Cup. The Vees now lead the series 3-1 and can capture their first Doyle Cup in 26 years on Friday. The Vees rebounded after a disappointing loss a night earlier with arguably their best performance of the series. The power-play was the difference ...

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