Penticton sports in brief

Basket ball, anyone? City hosting three-on-three hoops tournament

  • Dec. 10, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Winter Jam hoops tourney

A 3-on-3 winter jam basketball tournament will he held at the Penticton Community Centre on Dec. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s the first annual winter jam put together by Pacific Sport Okanagan and the City of Penticton Recreation. Teams of up to four players, minimum three, with any skill level can participate. Divisions of co-ed under-13, u-18 and adult with play half-court games. There is a sign up for shooting/skill competitions with prizes to be won. Cost is $69/per team. To register call the Penticton Community Center at 250-490-2426, or in-person at the front desk and provide the barcode of 34935 needed to register. Space is limited. For more information, call Sherrie Pope at Pacific Sport 250-276-2142. Registration deadline is Dec. 20. More info at

Seniors ski school at Apex

Apex Mountain has a ski school for seniors who would like to learn how to ski. There is an introduction to skiing for one-hour on Mondays with Vince Rabbitte at 11 a.m. For more info, contact Vince at 250-492-0875.

Ex KISU swimmer qualifies

Former KISU swimmer Robert Harling of the UVic Vikes men’s swim team finished fourth in the 1,500-metre freestyle and sixth in the 200-m freestyle during UVic’s 11th annual Christmas Cracker meet held Dec. 6-8 at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Several Vikes competed in multiple events posting personal best and Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship qualifying times. On the final day, several Vikes qualified for the 2014 CIS Championship. Harling earned a second-place finish in the 200-m fly in 2:05.30 and was fourth in the 100-m fly and 1,500-m freestyle. The swim teams will now head to Phoenix from Dec. 27 – Jan. 8 for their annual training camp. Their next competition is at the VIR Championships, Jan. 17-19.

Rockets climbing

The Thompson Okanagan female major midget hockey team began making strides in climbing out of the league basement. In their last six games, the Rockets have gone 4-1-1. In three games against the Kootenay Wildcats, the Rockets picked up five points. The Rockets then faced the West Coast Avalanche in Burnaby and lost 6-1. The Rockets came out flying for their next game and won 4-2 then held on for a 4-3 win. The Rockets will compete in a league super weekend in Nelson where all six teams meet to play games league games.

Kripps finishes ninth in Utah

Racing in Park City, Utah, Summerland’s Justin Kripps finished ninth after reaching the finish line in one minute, 35 seconds during World Cup action. Kripps’ Canada 3 sled then finished eighth in the two-man event. Kripps joined forces with Edmonton’s Bryan Barnett to clock a time of 1:36.11, and his best two-man finish ever.


Just Posted

Penticton Bantam Elks hockey win league title

The Penticton bantam Rec 1 BPO Elks team won the South Central Bantam Recreation Championship

Strong showing for local gymnasts

Local competitors do well in provincials

Okanagan-Similkameen region’s natural beauty subject of photo contest

The South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club invites regional amateur photographers to submit their photos

Penticton Vees erase two-goal deficit to defeat Trail

The Vees take Game 1 of the second round of the BCHL playoffs

2.5 years in Penticton courthouse over neighbour assault ends

Man pleaded guilty, withdrew, stood trial, pleaded guilty to assault described by Crown as ‘vicious’

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Most Read