Sports Briefs: Titans get tie, victory in tight fastball action
Matt Jennings hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Titans a 4-4 tie with Northern Trailer in a Kamloops Major Men’s Fastball League game played Tuesday night at Charles Anderson Stadium.
Northern Trailer was one out away from a 4-2 victory when Jennings came through. The Titans also got an RBI double from Chris Sydenham in the bottom of the fifth.
Scott Austin, who pitched for the trailermen, had a double, drove in a run and scored once, while Kevin Kawaguchi had a two-run triple.
In the other game, the Titans overcame a 5-1 deficit with six runs in the fourth inning and beat the Cardinals, 7-5.
Sydenham broke a 5-5 tie with a two-run homer in that one.
Winning pitcher Mark Matthew scattered 11 hits, while Clint Anderson took the loss in relief.
Mason Stanley, Ron Lampreau, Gerrold Robinson and Keith Matthew all had two hits for the winners.
Len Jackson was 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for the Cards.
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Chris Monteleone scored twice to help Harrison Industrial to a 4-1 victory over Noble Pig in Kamloops Men’s Soccer League play on Tuesday night.
Abbas Bawazir and Shaun Roberts also scored for Harrison, while Zach Mirorevic replied for the noblemen.
In another game, Bernard Immel, Mike Stecyk and Riley Kinsella had the goals as Lending Max blanked Bread Garden, 3-0.
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Sarah White’s two goals helped Ideal Networks to a 5-3 victory over Fresh is Best in a Kamloops Women’s Soccer League Tier 2 game on Tuesday.
Alex Polson and Alexa Melnychuk also scored for the winners, who had Chrissy Hanson in goal. The other scorers weren’t available.
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Wes Reusse struck for three goals Tuesday night, leading Jay’s Service to a 5-2 victory over Riverland Inn in Kamloops Rec Soccer League 30-plus action.
Roy Styles added two goals for Jay’s, while Gino Covaceuszach and Roy Edwards counted for the innmen.
In another game, Jeremy Sellmer scored twice as U District ran to a 5-2 victory over Piva Financial.
Clint Zimmerman, Ernie Cupello and Lee Kushniruk also scored for the winners. Piva got its goals from John Ramsay and John Girodat.
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The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series stops at Motoplex Speedway near Vernon on Saturday for the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300.
Race time is 8:15 p.m.
At 150 miles, the race, which will be competed on the ½-mile tri-oval, is the longest on the circuit.
Scott Steckly has won the last two series races and has finished no worse than second in his five appearances there.
The race also will feature the brother combination of Jason and Jim White, who are from Sun Peaks. Jason is a regular on the series.
As well, it will be the second series start for Ryley Seibert, 20, of Williams Lake, who competes regularly at Vernon in his Late Model.
Seibert is a second-generation driver following in the footsteps of his father, Trevor, who also competes in the Canadian Tire Series. The elder Seibert has three top-five finishes to his credit in 22 series starts.
“When I was younger, my dad was my hero,” said Ryley in a news release. “Now that I’m 20 and share the race track with him, I just want to beat him. He beat me not too long ago in his Late Model, so I need to get a little payback.”
TSN will show the race on July 22, 2 p.m.
For more info, check out www.motoplexspeedway.com.
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Kamloops and area riders will have the opportunity to compete with the best downhill mountain bikers from across the country at Sun Peaks this weekend as the BC Cup Downhill Series makes a stop.
As many as 400 competitors are expected, including Chayse Marshall, who rides for Kamloops’ Full Boar.
Marshall, who also coaches at Sun Peaks, is coming off a 16th-place finish in the Canadian downhill championships last weekend in Quebec. He had the fastest overall time at two local races, Unicorn Versus Narwhal and Race the Ranch, earlier in the season.
Branden Ostoforoff of Kamlooops, who rides for Spoke N’ Motion, placed second in his category at Race the Ranch and also is expected to ride at Sun Peaks this weekend.
On the women’s side, Jaide Foster of Sun Peaks is having a solid season after one that was full of injuries. She was third in her category at Race the Ranch.
For more information, visit www.SunPeaksResort.com.
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Center of Gravity, billed as Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival, is expected to attract more than 28,000 fans to Kelowna’s City Park, Aug. 3-5.
More than 150 pro athletes are expected to compete in seven different sports — beach volleyball, freestyle mountain biking, FMX, wakeboarding, skateboarding, BMX and basketball.
Included on the schedule is the Bud Light Lime Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments, featuring defending champions Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter. As well, the 4-on-4 basketball tournament has attracted some top players, including Scott Morrison and Clayton Crellin of Vancouver.
The festival also features a three-day concert series that includes more than 19 music acts, including Grammy-winning hip-hopper Lupe Fiasco.
For more info, visit www.centerofgravity.ca.
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The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association has named head coaches for 14 of its 16 rep teams for the 2012-13 season.
The names were posted on KYSA’s website on Wednesday.
The girls coaches are: Sandy Blacquiere, U12-1; John Ramsay, U12-2; Matthew Marra and Beth Connor, U12-3; Mark MacKenzie and Gary Lawrence, U13; Beth Shouldice and Tom McManus, U14; Chris Hansen and David Lloyd, U15; and Art McDonald, U16. The U17/18 head coach has yet to be named.
On the boys side, the coaches are: Domenic Comita, U12-1; Jay Hanson, U12-2; Grant Robertson, U12-3; Byron Gayfer, U13; Ken Monroe, U14; Tim Hutton, U15; and Kyle Bowman, U17/18. The U16 head coach has yet to be named.
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Sultana Frizell and Justin Rodhe of the National Throws Centre in Kamloops won events Wednesday at the National Track League meet in Toronto.
Frizell fouled on three of her six throws, but her second toss of 70.00 metres gave her the women’s hammer throw title. American Gwen Berry was second at 67.76m, with Canadian champion Heather Steacy of Lethbridge third at 66.48.
Megan Rodhe, anoter NTC athlete, was fifth, at 61.45.
Justin Rodhe, Megan’s husband, won the men’s shot put, his sixth and final throw of 20.51m giving him the victory over American Zack Lloyd, who threw 20.28. Ming-Huang Chang of Taiwan was third, at 20.25.
Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., who is to relocate to the NTC in the near future, was sixth, at 18.59.
Canadian champion Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops chose not to compete in Toronto.
Armstrong, Justin Rodhe and Frizell are on the Canadian Olympic team that will compete in London at the 2012 Games.