SPORTS SHORTS August 31

A round-up of sports stories from around the Shuswap

Demo derby winners

When the dust settled and the last fender had crumpled, a car from Hope came in first place at the 18th Annual Salmon Arm Demolition Derby held Sunday. Taking top honours was car #35 with driver Jim Lasser and co-pilot Dusty Smith.

In second place was Armstrong vehicle #36 driven by Leroy Williamson and co-piloted by Kevin McDaniel. Third place also went to an Armstrong car, #63, with Charmaine Williamson at the wheel and Lyndsay Hauff co-piloting.

Taking Power Puff honours was car #8 driven by Alena Turner. Best Paint went to car #51 with Lorry Strinholn at the wheel, and the Funniest Car award went to car #3 driven by Gary Lanoue.

 

Drive dream shattered

A broken club spelled disaster for Salmon Arm Golf Club pro Ryan Stockford in his attempt to qualify for the World Long Drive Championships. Stockford made it past two days of qualifying to get into Sunday’s final rounds of competition. In the first round, Stockford broke the shaft of his driver in four places on his first swing. He had to switch to a back-up driver which had a different loft, and struggled with keeping the ball in bounds. He missed advancing by seven yards. “It was a great experience, a little bad luck, but that’s how it goes, shafts break,” says the golfer, who vows to be back next year.

 

Ping pong afficionados

Late results have come in for the Table Tennis events at the BC Seniors Games.  Local winners are as follows: •Silver – Women’s Singles – Marilyn Bryant; •Gold – Mixed Doubles – Marilyn Bryant and Jarvis Wice; •Silver – Men’s Singles – Doug Cole; •Bronze – Men’s Doubles – Doug Cole and Dennis Chow; •Gold – Men’s Doubles – Bill Haviland and Eddie Turner; •Gold – Men’s Singles 80+ – Eddie Turner; •Gold – Men’s Doubles – Peter Wessel and Jarvis Wice; •Silver – Men’s Singles – Jarvis Wice.

 

Hockey ref training

A hockey referee clinic will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the upstairs conference room in Sunwave Centre from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. On-line registration and completion of the on-line module prior to the clinic is mandatory. Registration for the clinic can be found at the following website: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?OID=3. For more information, call referee-in-chief Dave Schwarz at 250-833-0074.

 

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