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WolfPack upset No. 1 Spartans

WolfPack upset No. 1 Spartans

The WolfPack women’s volleyball team stunned the nation’s top program at the TRU Gym on Friday night, handing the visiting Trinity Western Spartans a 3-1 defeat. The scores were 25-27, 28-26, 25-23 and 27-25. The Spartans, ranked the best team in Canada coming into their weekend with the WolfPack, fell to 18-3 with the loss, while the WolfPack improved to ...

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WolfPack basketball loses in Abbotsford

WolfPack basketball loses in Abbotsford

The WolfPack’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both suffered losses in Abbotsford on Friday night, with the Thompson Rivers men falling 82-79 to the Fraser Valley Cascades and the women suffering a 57-56 defeat. The women relinquished the top spot in the Canada West’s Explorer Division with the loss, falling to 13-4 on the season. They are one win behind the ...

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Storm best Grizzlies on Mac Isle

Storm best Grizzlies on Mac Isle

Keaton Gordon had three points Friday night as the Kamloops Storm took down the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-1 on McArthur Island. Gordon’s two goals and an assist led the way for Kamloops, which improved to 32-12-1-4 and remains one point ahead of the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the race for the Doug Birks Division title. Revelstoke opened the scoring on ...

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Who’s next? Storm face Revelstoke, Chase in playoff previews

Who’s next? Storm face Revelstoke, Chase in playoff previews

In all likelihood, the Kamloops Storm will take on their first-round playoff opponent this weekend. Whether that opponent comes tonight in the Revelstoke Grizzlies or Saturday in the Chase Heat is still a matter of contention. The Storm remain atop the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division, but at 67 points, just one point ahead of the 100 ...

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Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event in Kamloops?

Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event in Kamloops?

Kamloops might play host to a Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event. “We won’t officially have any of the dates or venues announced for another couple weeks, but I fully expect there to be either a local or regional final in Kamloops,” said Chris Fry, communications and social media specialist for the PGA of Canada. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and ...

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Living on a prayer — WolfPack men have weak playoff pulse

Living on a prayer — WolfPack men have weak playoff pulse

The TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team barely has a playoff pulse. TRU will try to keep the dream alive this weekend in its home gym. KTW file photo The Thompson Rivers WolfPack are going to need help if they’re to see the men’s volleyball post-season in 2016. But first, they’ll need to sweep their longtime rivals from Langley. “For sure ...

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Massive matches for WolfPack women

Massive matches for WolfPack women

Much like the right side of this photo, the playoff picture is blurry for the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team. Krista Hogewoning (left) and her teammates will need to be sharp and focused this weekend to earn victory over the Trinity Western Spartans — the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad  — and shore up their post-season position. Allen Douglas/KTW Win and ...

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Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

The Van Ryswyk Indoor Track and Field Invitational begins on Friday and wraps up on Sunday at the Tournament Capital Centre. Hosted by the Kamloops Track and Field Club, the indoor provincial meet will feature athletes age nine and up. On Saturday, there will be a Fun Run for younger children. Events get underway at 5 p.m. on Friday and ...

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Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks Resort received multiple accolades earlier this week Ski Canada Magazine. The magazine released its annual Best of Skiing in Canada Awards issue and Sun Peaks was recognized in multiple categories, including Best Family Resort, Best Grooming and Best Sun. To learn more about the resort, go online to sunpeaksresort.com.

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Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

The Interior Grasslands Cycling Club (IGCC) set up its roller-racing equipment at the Kamloops Indoor GranFondo in support of the MS Society last weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. A roller-racing derby challenged participants to compete for the fastest time. The winners were Tami Newman, who won the women’s 500-metre sprint in 26.33 seconds, and Gordon McKay, the fastest man ...

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