Sports Briefs: Heat to open PCSL season on Saturday

The South Kamloops junior and Grade 8 boys rugby teams beat the Raiders 33-5 in Clearwater on Tuesday.

Nick Gamracy, Mixon Madland, Austin Gray and Adam Toor, all juniors, had tries for the Titans, while Ben MacDonald of the Grade 8 team had his first try and added a convert. Felix Nachtigal kicked three of his four convert attempts.

The Titans will travel to Salmon Arm on Friday for an exhibition match against the Jr. Golds.

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Serena Eagland and Jessica Wallace scored to lead Subway Spice to a 2-1 victory over Fox 'N Hounds in a Kamloops Women's Soccer League Open Tier 1 game on Tuesday.

Christa Palasty replied for Fox.

In other Open Tier 1 games on Tuesday:

* Stainer U and Expert Collision played to a 3-3 draw. Jana Jakes, with two, and Heather Thomas scored for Stainer U, with Expert Collision getting two goals from Heather Macknee and one from Kerry Hill.

* Miranda Cuthbertson, Cathy Anastasio and Tara Cryderman had the goals as Hansport got past Middleton Petroleum, 3-1. Jessica Guido counted for Middleton.

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Ryan Robb earned the shutout as Jay's Service downed Outland Roofing 3-0 in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus Division game on Tuesday night.

Graham MacGregor, Roy Styles and Kent Bojda had the goals.

Also on Tuesday, Andre's Telus knocked off Oops Cafe 2-0 in a 30-plus game. Chad Watson and Thomas McKeenie scored the goals, and Paolo Munegatto posted the shutout.

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For three days, the city's soccer fields will be home to the Mike Bartram Memorial tournament.

The tournament, which is named in honour of one of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association's pioneers, will feature 83 house teams playing games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Much of the action will be held on McArthur Island, and will run from 9 a.m., to around 6 p.m., each day.

Bartram coached men's teams in the 1980s, then switched over to coaching youth soccer when his daughters began to play. In the 1990s, he became an organizer and coach in the local women's league, and served as an official and the president of the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association.

He also coached the University College of the Cariboo men in 1981, and the women's team in 1987 and from 1991-99, before he passed away in 2000. During his time with the Sun Demons, he also coached in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

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The Kamloops Heat is set to open the Pacific Coast Soccer League Women's Premier season on Saturday at Hillside Stadium.

The Heat, which is coached by Kelly Shantz, is set to take on the North Shore Eagles at 3 p.m. The game will kick off the Heat's 16-game regular season, which will run through July. The provincial tournament is scheduled for July 27-28 in Coquitlam.

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Dylana Milobar will be heading south to swim.

The Kamloops Classics swimmer has committed to California State University Bakersfield for the fall. She made the decision this week, after travelling to the school recently.

The Valleyview secondary student has had a great season - she qualified for the Canadian team trials last month, after being named the rookie of the meet at the Canadian senior championships in July.

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