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Studs win KIBT again The Seattle Studs clinched their third straight Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship with an 8-6 victory over the Everett Merchants in front of about 350 fans at Norbrock Stadium on Sunday, July 15. The Studs have won the title seven times in the past 11 years. The Kamloops Sundevils won bronze, blanking the Thurston

County Senators 1-0 in the third-place deciding tilt on Sunday. Wataru Asaoka of Kamloops was named the tournament’s top pitcher, while Sundevils’ infielder Dillon Morgan was named top hitter. Kamloops posted a 2-1 record in roundrobin play, beating the Northwest Honkers 5-0 and the Red Deer Riggers 6-0, while losing 5-4 to Everett.

Everett Merchants’ catcher Sean Yannus puts the tag on Seattle Studs’ second baseman Brian Corlass in the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament final on Sunday, July 15. George Wycherley/KTW

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Jerome Thorne of the Kamloops Venom intercepts a pass intended for Matt Kolb of the Vernon Tigers in Game 1 of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final at Memorial Arena on Sunday, July 15. Vernon won 16-13. Game 2 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Wesbild Centre in Vernon on Wednesday, July 18. Allen Douglas/KTW

The Vernon Tigers overcame adversity and, with a lot of help from Ryan Landels, beat the Kamloops Venom 16-13 in Game 1 of the best-offive Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final on Sunday, July 15, at Memorial Arena. Down 12-11 with no time on the clock, the Venom were awarded a controversial penalty shot, which Quinn Smith converted to tie the contest, sending it to overtime. In overtime, Landels — who finished the game with 12 points — scored his sixth and seventh goals for the visitors en route to victory. Game 2 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in Vernon at the Wesbild Centre. The series third game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at Memorial.

White fifth at Cruisin’The Dub Jason White of Sun Peaks placed fifth at the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300, a Nascar Canadian Tire Series race held on Saturday, July 14, at the Motoplex Speedway in Vernon. The fifth-place finish was a career-best for White. D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas, Ont., won the race, passing defending race champion Scott Steckly on

lap 249. The win was Kennington’s third consecutive this season. Steckly, from Milverton, Ont., placed third and Jason Hathaway of Dutton, Ont., was second. TSN will air the race at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, and RDS2 will show it at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. The next race on the series is the Edmonton 100 on Sunday, July 22.

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