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Running down dreams — local baseball players chasing provincial championships on home soil

Running down dreams — local baseball players chasing provincial championships on home soil

Deion Anthony-Jules and the bantam AAA Kamloops Riverdogs will be chasing a provincial title on McArthur Island this weekend, along with local teams in the peewee and midget ranks. Allen Douglas/KTW On fresh-cut grass and picture-perfect diamonds, in sweltering Kamloops temperatures, parents peering through cages will live and die with each at-bat, cheering on their kids through halcyon days in ...

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Buddie Golf app a local invention

Buddie Golf app a local invention

About two weeks after launch, Kamloops resident Krishna Lakkineni is pleased to see the app he developed gaining traction. “Buddie Golf is for golfers who want to play more rounds and network with other golfers,” Lakkineni said. “Unlike any another app, there is no phone tagging or text messaging or group emails. You go to the app and you can ...

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Slideshow, results from Canadian Downhill Mountain Biking Championships

Slideshow, results from Canadian Downhill Mountain Biking Championships

Kyleigh Stewart of Kamloops was among the local podium finishers at the 2016 Canadian Downhill Mountain Biking Championships, which were held on the weekend at Sun Peaks Resort. For more photos, see slideshow below. Allen Douglas/KTW The Canadian Downhill Mountain Biking Championships were held on the weekend at Sun Peaks Resort. Kyleigh Stewart of Kamloops placed second in the junior ...

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Rattlers stay alive with victory over Raiders (with slideshow)

Rattlers stay alive with victory over Raiders (with slideshow)

Chris Phillips of the Kelowna Raiders gets a shot on net and Kamloops Rattlers’ goaltender Mike Smith makes the save on Tuesday at Memorial Arena in Kamloops. For more photos, see slideshow below. Allen Douglas/KTW With six goals and eight points, AJ Lockwood paced the Kamloops Rattlers to a season-saving 15-13 victory over the Kelowna Raiders at Memorial Arena on ...

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Niles claims first place at Kamloops Junior Golf Tour event

Niles claims first place at Kamloops Junior Golf Tour event

The second event on the four-stop Kamloops Junior Golf Tour was played on Thursday at Pineridge Golf Course. Adam Niles won gold, Carter Jones won silver and Brody Brook won bronze. Zander Carnelley, Zander Ward and Cooper Ward also played well. The next event is scheduled for Aug. 2 at Kamloops Golf and Country Club. Jones took gold at the ...

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Kamloops athlete scores bursary at BC Summer Games

Kamloops athlete scores bursary at BC Summer Games

  A Kamloops athlete was one of 16 participants to receive a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford, which wrapped up on the weekend. The bursary recipients were chosen from over 200 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and, most importantly,y for their leadership contributions to their schools, community or ...

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Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament returning for Year 26

Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament returning for Year 26

The 26th annual Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament (KIST) will take over McArthur Island on the weekend. There is expected to be 70 teams from across B.C. and Alberta competing at the four-day tournament, which begins on Friday and wraps up on Monday. “Teams love coming to the tournament as our facilities are second to none,” said Rob Piva, director of ...

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Blackjacks come up golden at national ball hockey championships

Blackjacks come up golden at national ball hockey championships

Three Kamloops teams were in action at the national ball hockey championships in Kelowna on the weekend. In the C Division, the Kamloops Blackjacks earned gold, with tournament MVP Andrew Henderson leading the way. Henderson had 13 points at the tourney and scored the only goal in the final in a 1-0 win over the Montreal Legacy. Braden Armstrong earned ...

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Kamloops athletes fare well at B.C. Summer Games

Kamloops athletes fare well at B.C. Summer Games

Amanda Morrison of Kamloops won silver in girls’ pentathlon at the B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford on the weekend. The 2016 B.C. Summer Games were held on the weekend in Abbotsford and many athletes from Kamloops found themselves on the podium representing the Thompson-Okanagan zone. Denzel Marican, Tim Mburu and Gio Trotta were key members of the team that downed ...

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Slideshow: Legacy Performance Games cycling hill climb

Slideshow: Legacy Performance Games cycling hill climb

The 2016 Kamloops Legacy Performance Games wrapped up on Sunday. On Saturday morning, riders from across the province competed in the cycling hill climb on a course that brought them from Mission Flats to Kenna Cartwright Park. Pictures from the event are included in the slideshow below. Allen Douglas/KTW

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