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-- Doris Jones of Selkirk picked up a couple of silver medals Saturday at the women's compound individual and team events at the World Cup archery championship tournament in Ogdon, Utah.

Kevin Tataryn of Stonewall added another silver to the Manitoba collection as he led the men's compound team to a second-place finish.

Tataryn and Jones, along with Winnipeg's Jay Lyon, will represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India in October.

-- Junior bowler Danielle Lemoine of Winnipeg, adult bowler Lynne Gauthier of East St. Paul and senior Sherry Hobson of Winnipeg were part of the Canadian team that scored a total of 10 medals (one gold, three silver and six bronze), at the 48th Tenpin Tournament of the Americas in Orlando, Fla. last week.

-- Megan Paracholski won a gold medal Sunday in the 800 metres in a time of two minutes 13.12 seconds at the Canadian Legion Track and Field championships in Ottawa.

Her sister Carly took silver in the 200 metres (24.71). Also winning silver was Melissa Kitching, who finished the 300-metre hurdles in 43.78.

Bronze medals were won by Melissa Richards in the pole vault (3.30 metres), and Catherine Cantin in the 2,000-metre steeplechase (7:29.64).

The women's 4x400m relay team (Kitching, Melanie Baran, Carly and Megan Paracholski) also finished third in 3:57.44 .

On Saturday, Julia Zrinyi and Steven Olson each picked up gold medals. Zrinyi won the youth 1,500 metres in 4:37.20 and Olson had a height of 1.95 metres in the high jump. Neil Clark earned a bronze when he tied for third in the high jump at 1.85.

-- Nine Manitobans will be among the 80 best female hockey players in Canada at the national under-18, and under-22 camp this week in Toronto.

Under-22 players include: defence, Brigette Lacquette of Waterhen; forwards, Christine Bestland of Brunkild; Chelsea Karpenko and Janelle Kohanchuk of Winnipeg; Bailey Bram of Ste. Anne.

The under-18 crew consists of: defence, Alexis Woloschuk of Winnipeg; forwards, Shelby Bram of Ste. Anne; Meghan Dufault of Winnipeg and Kristine Grenier of St. Leon.

The camps will run until Aug. 15, after which 22 players will be selected for each national team.

Both teams will play a three-game series against the United States Aug. 18-21. The u-22 squad plays in Toronto and the u-18 team in Lake Placid, N.Y.

-- Manitoba Rage defeated B.C. Hawks 2-1 to take the bronze medal at the Canadian ball hockey championships Saturday in St. John's, N.L.

The win was a comeback effort, after Rage, which went 3-0 in the round-robin play, lost a 17-round shootout to Vanier United to lose 3-2 on Friday in the semifinal.

Leanne Kisil, Jocelyne Larocque and Delayne Brian, all Rage players, were named to the tournament all-star team. Shelley Cockerill was named the top forward.

-- The Manitoba 4x100 metre relay team of Tyra Duma, Kier Fey, Rachel McLeod and Brodie Whyte, finished third in 52.77 seconds to capture a bronze medal Sunday at the 2010 Hershey's North American Championships in Hershey, Pa.

Also competing for Manitoba were: Gabrielle Vivier-Hannay, fourth in the 100 metres (14.22); Shane Dillon, ninth in the 1,600 metres (4:59.80); Joshua Ahlbaum-Ateah, fourth in the 200 metres (24.25).

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 9, 2010 C4

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