Sports briefs

Vernon golfer wins award; Armstrong lacrosse player signs pro deal; Vernon athlete named to Canada's halfpipe team...

Cooper collects POTY honour

Braeden Cooper can add one more piece of hardware to his 2015 golf trophy collection.

The 15-year-old Vernon Secondary student was named 2015 Maple Leaf Tour Cleveland Golf bantam boys Player of the Year following the year-end national championship tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.

Players of the year are based on scoring averages in a required minimum number of MJT tournaments in their respective divisions across the country.

Cooper shot rounds of 85 and 82 to finish in a tie for 20th spot in the juvenile division at the national championships.

Hawrys inks Mammoth deal

Armstrong product Brett Hawrys has signed a one-year free-agent deal with the National Lacrosse League’s Colorado Mammoth.

Hawrys is at the team’s training camp in Denver.

“I’m absolutely excited by this opportunity,” said Hawrys, shortly after arriving in the Mile High City Friday. “Anytime you get a chance to show your stuff to an NLL squad, it’s exciting.”

The 20-year-old Hawrys, a former Armstrong Junior Shamrock, split his final year of junior between the B.C. Junior League’s Nanaimo Timbermen and the Ontario League’s Brampton Excelsiors. Hawrys was not selected in the NLL draft.

Dorey named to halfpipe squad

The Canadian Freestyle Ski Team has unveiled its roster of athletes competing in aerials, moguls, halfpipe and slopestyle for the 2015-16 season.

Vernon’s Justin Dorey is one of six selected to the men’s halfpipe world cup team.

Dorey is joined by Penticton’s Matt Margetts, Simon d’Artois of Whistler, Mike Riddle of Sherwood Park, Alta. and Kris Atkinson, Noah Bowman and Brendan MacKay of Calgary.

The season kicks off Dec. 7 with a Dew Tour event in Breckenridge, Col., includes the X Games Aspen (Jan. 26-31) and X Games Oslo (Feb. 24-28) and ends with the AFP World Tour finals April 6-10.

Topsport rolls along in indoor league

Topsport FC kept its hold on top spot in the Vernon Men’s Indoor Soccer League with a 7-1 win over Turn-Key FC Wednesday at the VantageOne Indoor Soccer Centre.

Topsport was bolstered by the return of team captain Menno Burnet, his brother, Owen Burnett, and guest appearances from Thompson Rivers University WolfPack players Finlay McPhie and Mike Bennett.

Lendrit Ademi opened the scoring with a beautiful shot fro distance, and added one more, giving him six goals in three games.

Mwiza Singogo scored twice for the winners while singles went to Nathan Gatenby, Fabrice Fanfani and Kenzel Aarts-Roman.

YBC bowlers travel to team event

Lincoln Lanes’ youth bowlers participated in a zone travel club event at Capri Valley Lanes in Kelowna.

The event featured teams from Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops and Penticton participating in the three-game, pins over average tournament.

Lincoln Lanes #1 (7-10 year olds) placed second with 187 pins over average. Team members include Sierra Merry, Cormac Gibson, Lily Fiset, Zakk Hamilton and Kierna Nanda, coached by Chandra Hamilton.

Lincoln Lanes #2 (11-14), coached by Barb Christie, tied for fourth, 118 pins over average.

Team members include Michael Hoyland, Carson Christie, Shelby Merry, Willem Gibson and Drew Fiset.



Vernon Morning Star