Sports in Brief

Highlighted in Sports in Brief are Scotties volunteers needed, Cottrill curling win and more.

Scotties volunteers

The volunteer page for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton for 2018 is now open. Co-chair Kim Kirkham encourages people to visit the website if they are interested in volunteering. Kirkham said approximately 400 volunteers are needed. She also asks that people convert their $100 deposits into passes. Full event packages are now on sale. Penticton his hosting the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. The 2018 Scotties will have a 16-team field for the first time in the history of the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. The Scotties will be played over nine days, using a two-pool, two-stage round-robin format.

Cottrill wins mens curling title

Chris Cottrill is the Penticton Curling Club’s mens champ.

Cottrill’s rink, which included Jason Larence, Ken Satsford and Alex Bodden, defeated Cy Gladish 8-6 on March 14. Gladish, who has won the championship several times, said it was a really good game.

“They played exceptionally well,” said Gladish, who played with Chris Jones, Craig McLeod and Gabe Newstad.

Cottrill’s rink sealed the championship by stealing three in the seventh end of the eight end match. Gladish said the championship is a big event for the club, which includes a casino night to follow, which is fun for the members. Trophies are handed out.

“It’s a pretty spectacular time of the year,” said Gladish, who won his first mens title in 1984.

The B winner was Barrie Johnstone over Nate Little.

Midget Lions Club wins Super League

Penticton’s midget rec No.1 Lions Club defeated Penticton team No.2 to capture the Super League Final, on March 10 to 11. In the final game, Ross Millar scored four of five goals, with teammate Ryan Fotheringham adding one himself in a 5-3 win. In the first game, the Lions Club Vees managed to score four goals in the final five minutes, with Carson Stocker putting the final goal in the open net at :34 seconds left on the clock of a 6-4 victory.

Alley Brats keep top spot

After week 7 action in the Penticton and District Dart Association standings, the Alley Brats scored five points to bring their season total to 51. That gives them a four-point edge on the Smokin Aces, who have 47 points after scoring eight on Monday. In third are Clancy’s Snipers with 38 points after scoring four. In fourth are the Wreckers with 36 points, while the Hand Grenades are in fifth with 34 points. Elks Points leads the B Division with 33 points after scoring four. They are tied with Clancy’s Arrows. In third are the Shooting Stars with 30 points, while the Legion DDTs are fourth with 29 points. In fifth are the Dart Bags with 27 points.