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Hoops first in Loops — three-on-three tourney set for spring

Hoops first in Loops — three-on-three tourney set for spring

There aren’t too many opportunities to ball out in the Tournament Capital during the spring and summer, but a first-of-its-kind event will help change that. The KamHoops Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament will run from May 13 to May 15 at the Tournament Capital Centre. “As far as I know, there hasn’t been a three-on-three tournament in Kamloops before,” said Shane Sobus, ...

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Contract extension for WHL commish

Contract extension for WHL commish

Western Hockey League (WHL) chairman of the board Bruce Hamilton announced on Tuesday the WHL board of governors has agreed to a new five-year contract extension with WHL commissioner Ron Robison. Robison, who joined the WHL prior to the 2000-2001 season, is in his 16th season as commissioner and CEO of the WHL. The new contract will extend Robison through ...

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Kamloops Skating Club to host regionals

Kamloops Skating Club to host regionals

The Kamloops Skating Club is set to play host to the Okanagan Region Championships on the weekend, an event that will bring 179 athletes from 16 clubs to the Tournament Capital on the weekend. The event runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 and will be hosted at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Brittany Boyd, Molly Egli, Mikaili ...

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Long Blades skate at national championship

Long Blades skate at national championship

Thomas Keijzer turns the corner in Kamloops’ Coyote Cup earlier this year. Allen Douglas/KTW The Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club had a pair of skaters at the Canadian Junior Speed Skating Championships in Winnipeg on the weekend, with both athletes skating to personal-best times on the Manitoba capital’s outdoor oval. Sylvie Lloyd and Thomas Keijzer represented Kamloops and the ...

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Sports Legacy Fund grants revealed

Sports Legacy Fund grants revealed

The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society members and board of directors announced today (Feb. 9) the allocation of the 2016 grants from the Sports Legacy Fund (SLF) to the Kamloops and region sport community. Thirty organizations will receive $334,000 in funding as a result of the 2015 application process. Highlighted again this year is continued support for the community coaching grants ...

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KMHA round-up, Feb. 9

KMHA round-up, Feb. 9

Pit Bull prowess The Pit Bulls posted one win and one tie on the weekend in peewee recreation play, downing the Spartans 6-2 on Saturday at Valleyview Arena and tying the Young Guns 4-4 on Sunday at Memorial Arena. Recording points on the weekend for the Pit Bulls were Olen Gelineau (6G), Max Card (2G), Bradly Boudreau (1G, 1A), Jordan ...

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Blazers respond with victory after soul-searching meetings

Blazers respond with victory after soul-searching meetings

Connor Ingram played another stellar game between the Kamloops Blazers’ pipes and his team edged the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 at Sandman Centre on Monday. For more photos, see slideshow below. Allen Douglas/KTW It felt like a now-or-never moment in the season for the Kamloops Blazers, who took a hard look in the mirror during a pair of unscheduled meetings after ...

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Racers speed to medals in Vernon

Racers speed to medals in Vernon

Members of the the River City Racers speedskating club earned medals and set personal bests at the Interior Short Track Funale at Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Saturday. John Hill, Noah Lara and Summer Bogetti-Smith won gold, Calvin Forbes claimed bronze and Claire Riel earned iron. Hill and Forbes were crowned class champions and won B.C. 500-Metre Interior Cup Challenge ...

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Register for Spring Run Off race

Register for Spring Run Off race

Registration is open for the 33rd annual Spring Run Off 10-Kilometre Road Race, which will boast a new course this year. The race, set for March 6 and hosted by the Kamloops Ridge Runners, will start and finish at Arthur Stevenson elementary in Westsyde. Start time is scheduled for 10 a.m. Register online at zone4.ca. For more information on the ...

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