Local sports briefs, Jan. 28 to Jan. 30
•River City athletes at ICG
Several Kamloops athletes earned medals at the International Children's Games, which were held in Kelowna from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31.
Leia Hoot of the Kamloops Long Blades won a gold medal in a 1,500-metre relay race with teammates Stella Yi of Chesterfield, Virgina, and Abigail McClusky of Kelowna.
Sylvie Lloyd raced to a silver medal in the same event with her teammates, Kaila Keutzer of Chetwynd, Eli Schock of Kelowna and Jacqueline Voisin-Roewade of Kitchener-Waterloo.
The female bantam tier 1 Kamloops Scotiabank Mystix represented the River City well at the Games in Keloana, where they skated to a bronze medal.
Wins over teams from Kelowna (3-2), Vancouver (10-0) and Strathmore, Alta. (5-3), in the round-robin earned the Mystix a semifinal matchup with Kelowna, which topped the Mystix 2-1 in overtime.
Kamloops beat Strathmore 7-3 to claim bronze.
•Sabres win bronze in Shawnigan Lake
The Sa-Hali Sabres, who are ranked No. 2 in the B.C. senior AA boys basketball rankings, won bronze at a weekend (Jan. 28 to Jan. 30) tournament in Shawnigan Lake.
Sa-Hali opened the tourney with an 83-20 over Courtenay's Mark Isfeld.
Connor Dolson (14 points) and Chris Toporowski (13 points) led the way for the Sabres.
In their second game, the Sabres earned a 72-64 comeback victory over Victoria's St. Michael's University School.
Pat Wells racked up 16 points, Dolson had 15.
Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders topped Sa-Hali 85-74 in a semifinal tilt to knock the Sabres out of championship contention.
Dolson scored 28 points and Matt Lofgren scored 12 points to help Sa-Hali on its way to a 77-54 victory over Southridge of Surrey in the bronze-medal matchup.
Holy Cross went on to win the tournament.
Sa-Hali play the Vikings at Valleyview secondary on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., before hosting the Sabre Classic, which runs Thursday, Feb. 3, to Saturday, Feb. 5.
The Sabres' first game of the tourney gets underway on Friday, Feb. 4, at noon.
•Trojans win Valleyview tourney
The D.P. Todd Trojans of Prince George knocked off the NorKam Saints 55-31 to win the Valleyview Senior Girls Classic on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Lisa Jackson scored 12 points for the Saints in a losing cause. The Ashcroft Rams placed third at the tourney and the Westsyde Whundas beat Valleyview 52-43 to place seventh.
•KATTS on the prowl
Members of the Kamloops Artistic Trampoline and Tumbling School (KATTS) attended events in Langley and Kelowna on the weekend (Jan. 28 to Jan. 30).
At the Flip City Invitational event in Langley, Emily Schultz, 22, placed second overall in the national open division.
Lauren Wotton, 14, placed second overall in the provincial level 4 open division. Tatianna Landry placed third overall in the same division; Jennifer Hayashi placed third in vault.
Jennaya Motokado and Yelenna Landry placed second on the beam in their respective divisions.
At the Cobweb Invitational in Kelowna, Quinn Butcher, 9, placed first overall in the provincial level 2 argo division.
Kianna Affleck won first overall in level 1 tyro competition, while Ericka Campbell, 9, placed third overall in the same division
Amelie Hazel, 8, placed 10th overall. It was the first competitive meet for Campbell, Hazel and Affleck.
The Kamloops Community Football Society is hosting its annual general meeting in the United Steelworkers' building (181 Vernon Ave.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2.
Parents who had a child play last season are encouraged to attend, as is anyone who is interested in learning more about football in Kamloops.
•Sa-Hali girls place fourth in Kelowna
The Sa-Hali Sabres senior girls placed fourth at Kelowna secondary's Best of the West tournament on the weekend (Jan. 28 to Jan. 30).
Sa-Hali opened the tourney with a 62-60 loss at the hands of Kelowna's Mount Boucherie.
Leanne Rustand, who scored six points and grabbed four rebounds, was the Sabres' player of the game. Nicole Karstein and Taisya Worsfold helped Sahali's cause by racking up 20 and 16 points, respectively.
The Sabres, in their second game of the tourney, topped Salmon Arm secondary 47-35.
Worsfold led the way with 22 points and seven rebounds.
Sa-Hali bounced back from a 12-point deficit to beat Penticton secondary 61-49 to close out the tournament.
Shenise Sigsworth earned player of the game honours with 10 points and a few key rebounds, while Worsfold, with 23 points, and Karstein, with 16 points, also played well against Penticton.
The Sabres host Valleyview secondary today (Feb. 2) at 5 p.m.