The Kamloops Venom dropped the visiting Kelowna Raiders 9-5 on Saturday night, evening their best-of-five Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League first-round playoff series at 1-1.
A third game will be played in Kelowna on Tuesday night, with Game 4 at Memorial Arena on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
The Raiders scored the game's first goal, but the Venom came back to hold period leads of 4-1 and 7-2.
Rob Peterson led the Venom with two goals and three assists. Blaine Boomer, Chris Case and Trent Maunder added two goals each, with Jerome Thorne scoring once. Brady Jorgenson added two assists in support of goaltender Dalan Etter.
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The Kamloops Rattlers completed their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League schedule with an 11-9 victory over the Raiders in Kelowna on Friday night.
The Rattlers finished with an 8-2 record, good for first place and a bye into the league final. The Raiders and Armstrong Shamrocks will faceoff in the best-of-three semifinal series.
Riley Donahue and A.J. Lockwood each had three goals and three assists for the Rattlers, with Derek Swan adding a goal and three helpers, and Russ McIntosh scoring twice. Liam Hagerty and Joss Stevenson added a goal each.
Mike Smith was in goal for the Rattlers.
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Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, Que., won the Jiffy Lube 100 on Sunday as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series stopped at Circuit ICAR, a road course near Mirabel, Que.
The two-time series champion, who had qualified first in his Dodge, went wire-to-wire for his 17th career series victory and 14th on a road course.
Ryley Seibert of Williams Lake finished 12th after qualfying 11th, while his father, Trevor, completed just 13 of 30 laps before transmission problems took him out. He had qualified 19th. The Seiberts both drive Dodges.
Jason White of Sun Peaks qualified 16th and finished 14th. He completed all 30 laps in his Dodge.
The circuit's next stop is Motoplex Speedway near Vernon on Saturday night.
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Team Canada, including former TRU WolfPack star Gord Perrin of Creston, has qualified for the FIVB World League men's volleyball final for the first time.
Canada beat Japan 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-27, 25-18, 15-7) on Sunday in Osaka.
It was Canada's sixth consecutive victory and qualified it as one of the six teams that will play in the final in Mar del Plata, Argentina, that is scheduled for July 17-21.
Dallas Soonias of Red Deer led Canada's attack with 24 points, while Perrin and Rudy Verhoeff of Calgary each had 18.
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Nicola McGrath struck for three goals on Friday, leading Ruckers to a 6-0 victory over Loric Construction in Kamloops Women's Soccer League Open Tier 1 play.
Anoop Bains, Shayla Worsfold and Lisa Jackson also scored, while Jessica Buchanan recorded the shutout.
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Considering that it was his professional basketball debut, Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops had a pretty good stat line.
Olynyk scored a game-high 25 points - he shot 9-for-12 - and added seven rebounds in 27 minutes of playing time as his Boston Celtics lost, 95-88, to the Orlando Magic as the NBA's Orlando, Fla., Summer League tipped off.
Olynyk, who has signed with the Celtics, scored 17 points in the first half, making seven of eight shots in 12:22. He also had five turnovers, tying him for the team lead.
The 7-foot-0 Olynyk, who played last season with the Gonzaga Bulldogs of Spokane, was the 13th selection in last month's NBA draft.
The Celtics play the Detroit Pistons today, the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. The league wraps up with a championship game on Friday.