KSS Owls girls host Best of the West

The Kelowna Owls will host the annual Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament this weekend.

The Kelowna Owls will host the annual Best of the West senior girls basketball tournament this weekend.

Action begins Friday with the host Owls taking on Penticton.

Also competing in the eight-team event is Mt. Boucherie, Vernon Secondary, Chilliwack, Sahali, South Okanagan and Salmon Arm.

The championship game will be played Saturday at 5:15 at KSS.

Kelowna heads into the tourney as an honourable mention in the B.C. AAA rankings.

Ringette tournament…

Ninety teams and more than 1,200 athletes from across Western Canada will converge on Kelowna next month for the 21st annual Sweetheart Ringette Tournament.

The Kelowna Ringette Association will play host to what has become the largest ice sports event in B.C., Feb. 10 to 13.

Games will be played at Capital News Centre and Memorial, Rutland, Lake Country, Royal LePage, and Jim Lind arenas. This event includes participants of all ages, ranging from five years old to 18 and up.
The official kick-off event, the opening ceremony, will be held on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:15pm in West Kelowna at Royal LePage Place. All team members, volunteers, parents, and sponsors are invited to attend.

For more information on the tournament, visit kelownaweetheart.com.

Sport hero awards…

The City of Kelowna and PacificSport will co-host the 2011 Community Sport Hero Awards Reception Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

The annual event honours Okanagan volunteers, athletes and service providers for their outstanding contributions to sport within the community.

All award recipients will automatically become eligible for the The Bob

Giordano Memorial (Coach/Sport Administrator of the Year) and Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the Civic and Community Awards April 21.

The keynote address at the Community Sport Hero Awards Reception will be given by former world-class cyclist and Olympic bronze medalist Axel Merckx.

The host will be Susan Knight from Sun FM.

To RSVP to attend the reception or for more information, please call 250-469-8852 or email okanagan@pacificsport.com.

Women’s basketball…

Pinnacle Sports Physio remained in sole possession of top spot in the Kelowna Women’s Basketball League with a 65-40 victory over the Rookies on Sunday night.

Virginia Dickinson had 28 points for Pinnacle (9-1), while Cassidy Schultz scored 15 in the loss.

In other action, Mandy Trenholm scored 15 points as LifeMark Physio upended the Storm 57-43. Jacquie Lalonde added 13 for LifeMark, while Mel Coon had 15 for the Storm.

Kim Whelpton scored 24 points and Liz McPhail added 18 as King of Floors Fury defeated Blue Steel 70-51. Carrie Snaychuk scored 24 in the loss.

Meghan Faust scored 18 points while Lisa Nevoral and Rayna Gibbs scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, as Triple Threat beat Ace 84-38. Jenn Austin had 11 for Ace.

The standings after 10 weeks are:


Pinnacle Physio 9 1

LifeMark Physio 8 2

Triple Threat 7 3

King of Floors 7 3

BC Storm 3 7

Ace Hardware 4 6

Rookies 2 8

Blue Steel 0 10

Capri Valley Lanes…

The following are the top scores from the Capri Valley Lanes Monday Classic Bowling League on Jan. 24:

High Ladies Single—Amanda Menta, Team Fowler 270

High Ladies Block (4 games)—Amanda Menta, Team Fowler 943

High Mens Single—Darrel Issel, Aquabase Carpet Cleaning 295

High Mens Block (4 games)—Tie: Matt Schultz, Security Paving and Marc Audette, Prospect Electric, 985 each

High Team single—Cookson Motors, 918

High Team Block (4 games)—Aquabase Carpet Cleaning 3089

High Mens Average This Season—Matt Schultz, Security Paving 247

High Ladies Average This Season—Ashley Fowler, Team Fowler 234.

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