Sports Shorts

A week for tennis, triathlons, lawn bowling and more.

To the net

At the 85th annual Hankey Cup Doubles Tennis Championships July 2 and 3 at the Kalamalka Country Club in Vernon, Salmon Arm Tennis Club members made their presence felt.

In the ladies B final, the team of Cynthia Langford and Loree Boyd, both from Salmon Arm, grounded Kelsy Brawn, a junior with the Kal club, and Bonnie Kilb of Calgary, 7-5, 6-1.

In the semis, Langford and Boyd bounced Bonnie Anderson and Barb Teichman, both from Vernon, 6-4, 6-2.

A round-robin format was used for this tournament, with teams guaranteed at least three matches.

In the men’s A final, Bob Langford of Salmon Arm and Doug Holman of Vancouver fell 6-1, 6-0 to the brother team of Joachim and Holger Nierfeld of Kelowna.

 

On the green

The lawn bowling drop-in times at the Salmon Arm Lawn Bowling Club for July and August are: Monday, Tuesday and Friday draws 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:15 a.m.

 

Xterra fit athletes

Vernon’s Ellison Park played host June 25 to this season’s first Xterra Triathlon in the Okanagan.

The event consisted of a Full Triathlon (1500-metre swim, 21.15-kilometre bike and 11.5-km run), a Sport Triathlon (750-m swim, 12.25-km bike and 6.25-km run) and a Sport Duathlon (3.15-km run, 12.25-km bike and 6.25-km run.)

In the Full Triathlon, placing fourth overall and third in the male division was Salmon Arm’s Warren Ellis with a time of 2:35:55.

 

Running softly, safely

A note to all trail runners out on the trails, with lots of great new group runs sprouting up. Remember to run safe. On shared use trails like South Canoe, run without head phones, and keep ears and eyes wide open for mountain bikers and equestrians. Stop well in advance to speak to equestrians and let the horse know you are there. Stay safe and have fun.

 

Winning bridge

July 7: Social bridge – 1. Noreen Ockley, 2. Peter Siemens, 3. Dorothy Boyle, 4. Brenda Mayson. July 11: 1. Issa Ellis, 2. Dodie Anderson, 3. June Scott, 4. Georgina Marshall. 08:56:45

 

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