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AA peewee Expos get win
Penticton’s peewee A baseball team defeated West Kelowna 9-7 on Monday at Kiwanis Park. Coach Matt Nelson said his team played great and received strong defence from Dominick Escalante and Donte Brown, each catching fly balls. Jordan Picheniuk was the starting pitcher and allowed two runs in the first inning, then Taylor Jones pitched nearly two full innings, allowing only one run in each. Dylan Hickson came in as the closer and allowed one run.
In other peewee action, the AA Thunder are on a four-game losing streak in games against Rutland 1 and Kamloops, 12-6 and 13-3, respectively on the weekend. Prior to the weekend, the Thunder defeated the Kelowna Cubs 9-6 on June 9. They wrapped up their regular season with a road game in West Kelowna. Playoffs begin this weekend in Kamloops.
Schooners lose in championship
The Penticton Schooners Grade 7 boys basketball team lost 44-34 in the Kelowna Legends League championship game. Conrad Scotchburn led the Schooners with 13 points with Stevie Searcy and Jordan Moore adding six and four points, respectively. The Schooners were able to cut the lead to six points with five minutes remaining, but ran out of steam. The Schooners earned a berth into the championship with a 52-49 win over the Bobcats. Scotchburn led with 28 points with Owen Labadie and Spencer Toneatto adding 12 and four points, respectively. “The boys had a great season,” said Schooners coach Doug Scotchburn.
Track and field provincials
Hunter Dufty and Zoe Simourd of the Penticton Athletics Club were named to the B.C. Summer Games Zone 2 Track and field team. Haven Dufty finished first at the B.C. High School Provincials track meet May 29-31 in Langley and was seventh in 80-metre hurdles while Hunter was fifth in discus and ninth in the hammer throw.
Former Flame gets honour
Penticton’s Jean-Luc Chetner of the Coquitlam Adanacs was recently named the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League’s player of the week. Chetner, a former South Okanagan Flames and Penticton Heat product, netted five goals and added six assists in three games for the Adanacs. In 10 games this season, Chetner has 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points.
Junior Heat under-15 girls
The Junior Heat under-15 girls basketball team won two of four games in the WTA eighth annual Luau Girls tournament June 7-8 in Renton, Wash. The Heat opened with a 50-25 loss to the ESA Purple Bea. Penticton’s Lyndzie Caron led the Heat with 11 points, while Annick Cole scored four, including one from three-point distance. In a 22-21 win against A Plus, Caron finished with five points and Penticton’s Hannah Clarke had two. In a 56-25 loss to the Hoopaholics, Caron finished with three points, while Clarke had two.
In a 45-39 win against the Juanita Rebels, Caron dropped 19 points, while Cole and Clarke scored two each. The Junior Heat’s next tournament is the 3D Western Canada Invitational at Simon Fraser University June 27-29.
Eaton takes Rose Bowl
Joan Eaton scored 85 to win the Penticton Golf and Country Club ladies golf Rose Bowl and Colleen Gordon Trophy on June 10. Runner up to Eaton was Carol Ecklund, scoring 85. Peggy Hovey fired a 64 in low net to take the Colleen Gordon Trophy, with Ann Peach second with 68.