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Frizell finding inspiration from ailing parents, sets sights on Pan Ams, Olympics

Frizell finding inspiration from ailing parents, sets sights on Pan Ams, Olympics

Sultana Frizell wasn’t smiling often in 2013, but the world-class hammer thrower is overcoming family hardships and taking dead aim at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Athletics Canada photo Sultana Frizell’s life was turned upside down one month after the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. Already reeling from the crushing disappointment of a 26th place ...

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Kamloops well-represented on Thompson-Okanagan rugby team; King-size cut

Kamloops well-represented on Thompson-Okanagan rugby team; King-size cut

Kally King of the NorKam Saints suffered a cut to the forehead that required 16 stitches playing for Thompson-Okanagan’s rugby team at the Provincial Regional Championships in Burnaby. Nine Kamloops rugby players suited up for Thompson-Okanagan at the Provincial Regional Championships (PRC). Kally King, Maddie Avery, Alexis Stone, Grace Campbell and Yas Gruneberg of the NorKam Saints, Cailie Drummond and Kali ...

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KMBA hosts successful Sussex Insurance All-Star Tournament

KMBA hosts successful Sussex Insurance All-Star Tournament

The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association (KMBA) held the Annual Sussex Insurance All-Start Tournament on the weekend, with 28 teams playing for championships in three age divisions on McArthur Island. Four Kamloops Riverdogs teams were in action. The 11-and-under AAA RiverDogs posted a 2-2 record and were knocked out in the semifinal round. Earning Game MVPs for the home team were ...

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Local soccer teams chasing provincial titles

Local soccer teams chasing provincial titles

Nine Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) select teams will take part in Provincial Cup play, which gets underway Thursday. Eight teams —under-13 boys and girls, U14 boys and girls, U15 boys and girls, U16 girls and U18 boys — qualified for the Provincial A Cup, being held in Surrey. The U17 boys qualified for the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial ...

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KYSA hands out Scholarship Awards

KYSA hands out Scholarship Awards

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) announced Tuesday the recipients of the nine Scholarship Awards it is presenting this year. Each recipient receives a $500 contribution toward the cost of their first year of post-secondary education. The nine donors and winners are McDonald’s Restaurants of Kamloops: Reiko Ohama (NorKam Secondary); Bank of Montreal: Sydney Gordon (Westsyde); Wendy’s Restaurants: Brittany McDonald ...

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Asuchak of Kamloops inks AHL deal

Asuchak of Kamloops inks AHL deal

Spencer Asuchak of Kamloops hoisted the Kelly Cup with the Allen Americans, the 2014-2015 East Coast Hockey League champions. He signed a contract with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League earlier this week. Lauren Lyssy photography Spencer Asuchak has signed a one-way, one-year contract with the Chicago Wolves, the American Hockey League affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. ...

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Venom set for post-season lacrosse after weekend victory (with slideshow)

Venom set for post-season lacrosse after weekend victory (with slideshow)

Braden Nicklas of the Kamloops Venom carries the ball against the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play on Saturday at Memorial Arena. Allen Douglas/KTW The Kamloops Venom are entering the playoffs on a high note after throttling the Armstrong Shamrocks 16-5 in the regular-season finale at Memorial Arena on Saturday. Kamloops (7-8-1) will play the South Okanagan ...

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KRSL results to July 7

KRSL results to July 7

There was plenty of Kamloops Recreational Soccer League action held on city fields on the weekend. Jensen Law cruised to a 6-1 victory over IJ Windows and Doors in 30-plus play on Sunday. Ryan Gentile (4), Blake Rodgers and Brett Wasylik notched goals for the winning team. Mike Majak had the lone goal for IJ. In other 30-plus action on ...

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Shamrocks stave off late comeback from Rattlers (with slideshow)

Shamrocks stave off late comeback from Rattlers (with slideshow)

Kamloops Rattlers’ big man JJ Woldum backs into Sheldon Nelson of the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play at Memorial Arena on Friday. Late heroics were not in the cards on Friday for the Kamloops Rattlers, who mounted a third-period comeback that fell short against the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play at Memorial ...

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Canada’s best — hard work and change spur Suttie’s success

Canada’s best — hard work and change spur Suttie’s success

Taryn Suttie, who has lived and trained in Kamloops since 2011, is heading into the national track and field championships and the Pan Am Games as Canada’s No. 1-ranked female shot putter. Dave Eagles/KTW It was the toughest of decisions, but one that is paying off for Canada’s No.1-ranked female shot putter. Taryn Suttie made a coaching change last year ...

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