Maroons mop up Huskies

The Fulton Maroons travelled to Okanagan Mission in Kelowna on a big yellow bus Tuesday, but didn’t need many seats since they only had 14 bodies for the game.

Despite a rash of injuries and several work commitments, the Maroons managed to brush back the Huskies 26-21 in Okanagan Senior AA Boys Rugby Union action.

The Maroons welcome backed big Ben Olson, from a high ankle sprain, and he plowed over a few Huskies while scoring three times. Dalton Anderson contributed one try and converted three.

OKM came out strong and scored twice on early possessions, grabbing a 14-0 lead before Fulton touched the ball.

“The boys showed tremendous character fighting back the way they did,” said Fulton coach Rick Smith.

“Rookie Devon Hascarl played in his first game since Grade 8 and one of the things that pleases a coach the most is that when you teach a skill in practice and a player does exactly that skill to perfection in a game – it is sweet.”

Meanwhile, it’s Super Rugby Friday today as the No. 9 Maroons battle the No. 10 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver today (noon) at Grahame Park. OKM takes on the Mulgrave Titans of West Vancouver at 10:30 a.m. at Grahame.

At Kalamalka, the Lakers tangle with the No. 1 Collingwood Cavaliers of West Vancouver at 2 p.m., while the Kelowna Christian Knights meet the Alpha Aztecs of Burnaby at 3:30.

In junior boys action Tuesday, Fulton grounded the host Salmon Arm Golds 22-15.

The Maroons got tries from Clark Richardson, Sean Greene, Marshall Kazemir and Lucas Hofer. Greene booted one convert.

Fulton lacked energy and intensity in the first half and fell behind 10-5.

“We played much better in the second half, took the lead and won the game,” said Fulton coach Mike Scheller.

“We tackled better, and attacked while on offence. We also began to play much smarter. Shane Gaythorpe has done a great job coaching the forwards, and they played well. They won rucks and mauls, and were very effective in the lineouts.”

Added Scheller: “Scrum half Sean Greene had a great game; he was all over the field. He tackled well and directed our offence. Outside centre Bryce Dulaba also played very well, running hard, and he made some nice tackles. Hooker Adam Woods had great energy all game, and threw well in the lineouts. Prop Alex Cox is getting better and better in the scrums.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon rink into win column at BC Senior Curling finals

Vernon Curling Club hosting the province’s top senior curlers; finals set for Sunday at 10 a.m.

Vernon bowlers dominate zones at home

Five teams from Lincoln Lanes advance to provincial YBC finals in Vernon/Kelowna

Vernon sewing instructor teaches flawless fitting

Clothes for real curves made possible with Dawne Whelpley’s workshops

Vernon-area duo still awaiting trial for animal abuse

Trial date expected to be set within the next three weeks

Vernon woman named one of B.C.’s Top 40 business leaders

Amanda Shatzko, consultant and politician, picked up Business in Vancouver Top 40 selection

Okanagan divers ready to take on 2020 B.C. Winter Games

The athletes have been training four days a week

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

EDITORIAL: Revisiting cannabis regulations

Recent retail license application has brought up concerns about present policy in Summerland

Guidelines regulate Summerland cannabis stores

The municipality’s policy, 300.6 establishes the 50-metre buffer zone around schools and parks

Largest aircraft to operate at YLW begins service to Toronto this summer

The Boeing 767-300ER will increase seat availability for flights to Toronto by 40 per cent

B.C. budget fails to ‘excite’ Kelowna business community

Chamber says Budget 2020 lacks a clearly defined competitiveness strategy

Most Read