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Huskers sun-burned by powerful Okanagan squad
The Valley Huskers felt a stinging season-opener defeat at the hands of the Okanagan Sun, Saturday night at Exhibition Stadium. Despite the Huskers holding the visiting team to 10 points by halftime, the Sun won 41-7 with an impressive 401 yards of offence in the game. The sole touchdown for the Huskers was a 51-yard pass from quarterback Dylan LaPrairie connecting with receiver Tyron Ledingham. The Sun defence kept the Huskers to 212 yards in total, with just a single positive rushing yard contributed by the local team. Both teams forced a few turnovers, with all three of the Huskers’ being fumble recoveries. Okanagan’s defence grabbed four interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown. For more details go to: chilliwackhuskers.com.
Franson strokes her way to two silvers at Summer Games
At the Special Olympics Summer Games held in Vancouver July 8 to 12, Melinda Franson joined her fellow Chilliwack swimmers in medal glory when she took two silvers at the event. Franson brought home medals for the 25-metre backstroke and the 25-metre breaststroke. To find more results visit: www.vancouver2014.com.
Rempel cards two-over par to finish tied for ninth place
Local golfer Jared Rempel, of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, tied for ninth place in the Golden Ears Invitational tournament at Pitt Meadows Golf Club on Saturday. Rempel finished with a two-over par 146 in the 45th annual two-day championship to win him a $350 prize for the weekend. John Shin of Burnaby shared the win with Nathan Leonhardt of Richmond, both with a final nine strokes under par and a $1,800 take-home each. See more details at: www.vancouvergolftour.com.