Bantam ‘Dogs get lots of hits, only one victory

Posted: June 4, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Bike, Mountain Biking
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 - Ryan Karlowsky takes a tumble in the Race The Ranch B.C. Cup downhill mountain bike race at the Kamloops Bike Ranch in Valleyview on Sunday. Karlowsky, who was competing in the 19-29 men’s division, wasn’t hurt. - Keith Anderson

Ryan Karlowsky takes a tumble in the Race The Ranch B.C. Cup downhill mountain bike race at the Kamloops Bike Ranch in Valleyview on Sunday. Karlowsky, who was competing in the 19-29 men’s division, wasn’t hurt.
The Kamloops Tennis Association’s Team Tournament wrapped up on the weekend, a week after poor weather forced its postponement.

Team C2 won the event, beating A1 in the final. The tournament was handicapped, so for A1 to win the overall title, it had to beat C2 by a combined 20 games.

Through three matches, A1 had won 19 more games than C2, making C2 the winners by a single game.

Ian Brink defeated Bart Swarts 6-3, 6-3, to give A1 a six-game lead. Lea and Bill Poirier picked up 11 more games with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Debbie Janowsky and Jim Gothard.

Josh Harrison split with Dave Jackson 6-2, 4-6 for two more games.

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Jay’s Service defeated Houle Electric 2-1 in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus game Sunday.

Dave Trawin and Dale Finlay scored the goals for Jay’s, with Ron Gorospe replying for Houle.

In another 30-plus game Sunday, Jensen Law and Mortgage Intelligence tied 2-2.

Justin Cartwright and Ryan Gentile had Jensen’s goals. Steve Bucher and German Cotito had MI’s goals.

Fahrudin Djelmo scored four goals as Fresh Is Best hammered Outland Roofing, 5-2. Further information is unavailable.

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Three South Kamloops Titans athletes won medals at the provincial high school track and field championships in Langley on the weekend.

Braden Derker took silver in senior pole vault, clearing 3.80 metres, while Alexandra Smith-Van Dyke was third in senior pole vault, hitting 3m. Kala Stone won the senior girls 1,500m in a time of four minutes 28.95 seconds.

South Kam’s Samad Twemlow-Carter was 21st in long jump, leaping 4.68m, while Avery Marshall was 12th in the Grade 8-9 200m, in 27.51.

Bryce Turner of Valleyview picked up a pair of top-10 finishes in Grade 8-9 running events. He was sixth in the 1,500m, in 4:27.74, and ninth in the 800m, in 2:08.18. His Vikings teammate Samantha Hayes was 20th in senior hammer throw, chucking 19.72m, while senior Clay Spencer finished the 800m in 2:05.96, good for 21st.

Sa-Hali’s Kendall Fitzgerald had two top-10 finishes, taking fourth in Grade 8-9 1,500m (4:47.37) and ninth in the 800m (2:21.42). Makenna Fitzgerald was 16th in the 800m (2:28.73) and 18th in the 1,500m (5:15.39).

Barriere’s Chelsey Lloyd threw 8.80m in the Grade 8-9 shot put, good for seventh, while teammate Tristan Holt hit 9.85m in his Grade 8-9 shot put, and took 21st. Barriere’s Cora Maclaren competed in the senior shot put, finishing 22nd with a heave of 7.72m.

Merritt’s Kirra Racine was 20th in the senior girls 800m (2:34.07) and also took 26th in the senior 1,500m (5:24.85). Mishayla Morrissey of Merritt finished the 800m in 2:33.54, leaving her 20th in Grade 8-9.

Aiden Sim of Clearwater finished 24th in the senior javelin thanks to a throw of 33.47m.

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Kyleigh Stewart won her division at the Race The Ranch downhill mountain bike race at the Kamloops Bike Ranch on the weekend.

Stewart, riding for Bicycle Cafe Kamloops and Sun Peaks, won the women’s under-15 division with a time of two minutes 36 seconds.

Jaide Foster, another Sun Peaks and Bicycle Cafe rider, took first in the junior women’s division.

Race the Ranch was the first B.C. Cup event, with the second to be held at Sun Peaks on July 7.

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Harrison Industrial edged U District FC 2-1 in a Kamloops Men’s Soccer League game Sunday.

Chris Monteleone and Dave Marshall scored in the victory. Mike Benoit replied for U District.

In another Sunday game, Pronto Enterprises doubled Noble Pig, 4-2. Ciaran Hynes, Keenan Zimmerman, Mark Garlough and Chuck Sudoff had Pronto’s goals, with Pat Coughlan and Riley Clow responding for the Pig.

The Saudi Wolfpack won Sunday’s other game, 3-1 over Premium Mortgage United. Mansour Alshehri, Ali Alajmi and Meshari Alyami scored for the Wolfpack.

Travis Johnson had United’s goal.

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Despite a 34-hit weekend, the bantam AAA RiverDogs baseball team managed only one victory in three games on the coast.

The RiverDogs opened with an 11-7 victory over the North Island Royals. Zac Austin and McCoy Pearce each had three hits, including a home run, and Sam Avila, Brendan Coulter and Tobin Huffman each counted a double among their two hits.

Coulter struck out 15 over 5 1/3 innings, allowing no earned runs on three hits and two walks before reaching his pitch limit.

Austin had two more home runs — and a double — but North Island won the rematch, 9-8. Avila and Talon Bennett each hit a dinger, and Austin Mark Hashimoto rapped a double. Austin started and went five innings, leaving the game with a 6-4 lead.

Nanaimo ended Kamloops’ weekend with another loss, this time 8-4. Austin and Avila had two singles apiece, and Bennett hit a triple.

Kamloops is scheduled to play host to Abbotsford on Saturday before a Sunday doubleheader with visiting Aldergrove.

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