Don Walker

Alumni team dominates at tournament

The 2013 Summerland Alumni Basketball Tournament was another success.

The 2013 Summerland Alumni Basketball Tournament was another success.

On Dec. 21, basketball enthusiasts of all ages showed up to cheer on the current team as they took on players from as far back as 1968.

The Rockets finished third, defeating the team from 2004-2009 on the strength of 28 points from Abi Lekhi.

The high school team lost the opening game to the eventual tournament winners from 1968 to 2003.

The oldest team was very grateful for the lightning speed of Lee Agar and the strong play of Jeff Dolan.

There was one girls game played between 17 former and current players.

Chloe Kennedy dominated with 28 points for the younger team while all players on the older team chipped in with at least two points.

Returning players pay a small entry fee and spectators are admitted by donation.

All proceeds from the games is given back to the school’s basketball program.

This one day event used to be a single boys and girls game, but in 1998 there was enough interest to turn the event into a tournament.

This year saw 34 returning male and 13 returning female players with more than 100 fans cheering on many fine plays and a couple of laughs.

 

Just Posted

Grey, damp, warm week ahead in Okanagan, Shuswap, Columbia

Environment Canada calling for clouds and showers, and warm temperatures, throughout the area

Boats once plied Okanagan Lake

Lake was used as transportation corridor connecting communities in the valley

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

EDITORIAL: Considering the promises

During the election campaign examine how the various parties will fulfill their promises to voters

Election 2019: Robert Mellalieu — Green Party candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu is running for the Green Party in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Shuswap ski area vies for $250,000 as top-four finalist in national contest

Help needed to accumulate votes or ‘clicks’ Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday for trail lighting project

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

Most Read