The West Kelowna D’Backs won gold in the 18U division of the Valley of Champions. -Image: Contributed

VOC hardware for Kelowna/West Kelowna teams

Seven medals for Central Okanagan teams at annual tournament.

Seven of 12 local teams earned medals at the 2017 edition of the Valley of Champions baseball tournament.

The West Kelowna D’Backs captured the gold medal in the 18U division, defeating Prince George 3-1 in Sunday’s final. The D’Backs, who finished the tourney at 4-1, avenged an earlier 13-2 loss to Prince George in the round robin.

Other medals for Central Okanagan based teams:

• West Kelowna Diamondbacks 13U AA—silver

• Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association 15U AAA—bronze

• Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association 15U A—bronze

• Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association 13U A—bronze

• Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association 11U AAA—bronze

• Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association—11U A—bronze

This year’s Valley of Champions tournament featured 70 teams from B.C. and Alberta, with players from 10 to 18 years of age competing in four age divisions.

The profits from the tournament go back to the local associations for baseball development in the community, including coaches training, umpire development, grass roots as well as elite player development.

Just Posted

Outbreak at Okanagan hospital

Gastrointestinal illness reported at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Kelowna public menorah lit tonight to celebrate Hanukkah

The menorah will be lit tonight after celebrations at 5 p.m. in Stuart Park

Big Band supports children with disabilities in Lake Country

Proceeds from the Okanagan Big Band performance in Vernon supports local kids

Were your hockey cards stolen?

The Kelowna RCMP are looking to reunite a hockey fan with their cards

RCMP look to reunite owner with stolen tools

Kelowna police seek to identify the owner of tablet and tools seized by RCMP

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Warriors ground Rockets in Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw scores five in the third period to down Kelowna in Rockets’ third game of prairie road trip

Horgan says pot smokers may face same outdoor rules as cigarette smokers

B.C. is developing its rules on recreational marijuana

Dedicated volunteers look for clues

Police appreciate work of those who provide extra eyes for missing women investigations.

Truck driver volunteers to take dog lost in B.C. back home to Alberta

Frankie, a pit bull service dog, was found wandering in the Lower Mainland

B.C. teacher suspended after explicit images projected to class

Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna had been viewing porn on a school laptop for two years

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

Horgan on Site C: ‘dammed’ if did, ‘dammed’ if he didn’t

B.C. premier didn’t like keeping massive hydro damn project going, but felt he had to

Strong economy fuels housing sales in B.C.: report

Economist says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market

Most Read