The West Kootenay Rebels won gold at the Kamloops u17 Spring Knockout softball tournament on the weekend.
The Rebels locked down second place in the preliminaries with two wins and a tie, then played Kamloops in the semifinals.
Averi Handley belted a grand slam home run to lift the Rebels to a 10-2 victory over the home side and set up the final versus the Kelowna West Side Outlaws. Handley then made a diving catch at shortstop and fired a throw to first for a double play that killed the Outlaws rally and ignited a spark under the Rebels.
The Rebels’ Zoe Davies and Maddie Riley both hit home runs in the final as West Kootenay rolled to gold with a 7-4 victory.
MVPs for the preliminary games went to Sydney Dobie, Taylor Jessup and Kendra Stavast.