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Telemark Racers Making Tracks

Now midway through their cross country ski season, the Telemark Junior Racers have producing excellent results.

“I’m really pleased with how the team is doing,” says Telemark coach Adam Elliot. “We’ve been on the road a lot. The team travelled to four races, and the athletes have been up to the challenge.”

FULL STORY/PHOTOS: Okanagan Sports Page

Both Heat Teams Fall To Cascades

(Contributed) — The UBC Okanagan Heat were unable to withstand one of the University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team trademark second-half runs as they fell to their host 73-66 in CIS Canada West play on Friday in Abbotsford.

The Cascades tore off a 22-5 run in the third quarter to turn a modest four-point lead into a comfortable 21-point cushion, and in spite of a strong UBC Okanagan fourth quarter led by Canada West rookie of the year candidate Heat guard, Aldrich Berrios, the No.7 ranked Cascades went on to win their 27th straight Canada West conference victory.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Heat Women At Top Of Their Game

The weekend sweep of B.C. Interior-rival Thompson Rivers WolfPack, combined with the University of Alberta’s split with reigning champion Manitoba has vaulted the UBC Okanagan Heat to the top of the CIS national women’s volleyball rankings.

The Heat’s 12 consecutive wins have improved their record to a Canada West conference-best 16-4, while the U of A Pandas fell to 14-4 and into a tie with No. 5 Trinity Western Spartans.


Tradition Continues For KSS Curlers

After a six-year hiatus, curling has returned to Kelowna Secondary School on a winning note. 

The home of provincial gold-medal winners in 1974 (boys) and bronze medalists in 1999 (girls), KSS added the Okanagan Valley boys’ pennant to the school’s showcase on the weekend in Kamloops. 

Grade 10 skip, Ramsay Murray, led the Owls to the Valley title as he and rinkmates Logan Miron (third - Grade 10), Ewan Murray (second - Grade 10) and Cam Bridge (lead - Grade 12) defeated the defending-champion Valleyview Vikes of Kamloops in back-to-back games on Sunday to earn a berth at the B.C. School Sports championship in Creston Feb. 19-21.


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