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Heat Sweep CIS Hoop Pair

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team regrouped after a disappointing fourth quarter to defeat the visiting MacEwan Griffins 85-80 in overtime on Friday.

Leading 65-51 after three quarters, the Heat were outscored 23-9 in the fourth frame in the CIS Canada West game, forcing a their third straight Friday-night overtime.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



First Home Loss For Rockets

The Portland Winterhawks overcame an early 3-0 lead to defeat the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 in overtime and hand the hosts their first home loss of the Western Hockey League season on Friday.

Alex Schoenborn went end-to-end and beat Rockets goaltender Jackson Whistle for the winning goal at 1:04 of the OT period in front of 5,509 fans at Prospera Place.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



Kelowna Minor Football Teams To Provincials

A group of young players, most of whom almost didn’t get a chance to play football this season, will compete for a provincial championship on Saturday.

The West Kelowna RedBlacks, with only five players with previous football experience, will meet the Prince George Prince Blackjacks in the B.C. Community Football Association junior bantam final in Kamloops.

FULL STORY AND GALLERIES: Okanagan Sports Page



Hall Of Fame Welcomes Five Inductees

Athletes and volunteers who brought honour and recognition to Kelowna received the same from an appreciative early-morning gathering at the seventh annual Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Gala Breakfast on Thursday.

The 2004 Memorial Cup-champion Kelowna Rockets, along with Glen Mervyn, a silver medalist in rowing at the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome; Gillian Thomson, who has earned provincial, national and international recognition for her volunteer work in sailing; and Brenda and Mike Van Tighem, tireless and highly respected track and field coaches and volunteers for more than 20 years in Kelowna, were welcomed officially into the Hall, joining 24 others inducted previously.

FULL STORY/PHOTO GALLERY: Okanagan Sports Page



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Lorne White began his sports journalism career at the Kelowna Daily Courier in 1969. He retired in January 2014 and is now the photographer, editor and publisher of the Okanagan Sports Page.

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