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The Davoren legacy

The Davoren legacy

Bob Davoren with one of his most prized possessions, a baseball signed by alumni of the Okonots senior men’s baseball team. The ball, a holdover from Davoren’s playing days on the mound, was signed by those in attendance at a reunion of the club in 1995. Dave Eagles/KTW Bob Davoren points out the picture window of his Sun Rivers home ...

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Two Blazers prospects shortlisted for Team B.C.

Two Blazers prospects shortlisted for Team B.C.

Jackson Shepard signing his WHL contract with the Kamloops Blazers.  A pair of Kamloops Blazers prospects are in the running to suit up for Team B.C. at the 2015 Western Canada under-16 Challenge Cup this winter. Jackson Shepard and Luke Zazula were both named to the team’s shortlist by Hockey B.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Shepard, a left-winger, was the Blazers’ top selection in ...

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Sun Devils finish third at provincial championship

Sun Devils finish third at provincial championship

The Kamloops Sun Devils had to settle for third at the 2015 B.C. Senior men’s baseball championship on the weekend. Facing off against the Coquitlam Angels in a semifinal on Sunday, Aug. 3, Kamloops fell 3-2. The Angels went on to meet the defending national champion Langley Blaze in the gold-medal final. The Blaze finished the tournament undefeated, winning 3-2 against ...

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Venom’s season ends at provincials

Venom’s season ends at provincials

The Kamloops Venom placed fourth at the junior b lacrosse provincial championship in Victoria on the weekend. Kamloops posted a 1-3 record, with its only victory coming against the host Westshore Bears, 14-9. Kyle Pauwels scored nine goals in the win. The Saanich Tigers claimed the championship with a 6-5 victory over the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the final on ...

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Rams bust Broncos in home opener at Hillside (with slideshow)

Rams bust Broncos in home opener at Hillside (with slideshow)

Jacob Palmarin (left) of the Kamloops Broncos had a 100-yard rushing game, but it was not enough to push his team to victory against the Langley Rams at Hillside Stadium on Sunday. For more photos, see slideshow below. Allen Douglas/KTW The Langley Rams know how to ruin a coming-out party. Entering their home opener, the Kamloops Broncos were confident — ...

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Sun Devils to defend provincial title

Sun Devils to defend provincial title

Kyle Dhanani told himself that if he ever hit below his weight, it would be time to come home. So, when the Washington native — who tipped the scales at roughly 210 pounds at the time — hit .206 with the Rockford Aviators of the independent Frontier League in 2014, he packed up his gear and made the trip back ...

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KYSA, WolfPack to host soccer schools

KYSA, WolfPack to host soccer schools

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association and the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are gearing up for summer soccer camps in the Tournament Capital. The KYSA will host its summer soccer school for the fifth year, an event which will feature three coaches from Stoke City of the English Premier League — Mick Murphy, Warren Leat and Wayne Allerton. The KYSA will ...

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Mexican soccer legend Campos a TRU ambassador

Mexican soccer legend Campos a TRU ambassador

Jorge Campos wore jerseys that looked like a Jackson Pollock painting. Now, the Mexican soccer icon is flying TRU’s colours in his home country. His sister has lived in Kamloops for 30 years. thefootballramble.com Jorge Campos can’t go 10 minutes in Mexico without being recognized. The soccer legend from Acapulco could walk down Victoria Street, play the red piano, do ...

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Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament celebrating silver anniversary

Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament celebrating silver anniversary

Kamloops player Nicola McGrath (left) has her shot smothered by Burnaby goalie Cory Boldt during a women’s recreational B division game at the Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament on McArthur Island in 2012. KTW file photo It should be a 25th anniversary bash for the ages. “This is a very special weekend,” said Rob Piva, founding member of the Kamloops Invitational ...

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Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Enter The Sandman Centre. The Kamloops Blazers, Sandman Hotel Group and the City of Kamloops announced on Wednesday a 10-year naming-rights partnership, rebranding the downtown arena The Sandman Centre, known as Interior Savings Centre (ISC) since 2005. The name change takes effect on Aug. 31. Tom Gaglardi is the Blazers’ majority owner and CEO of Sandman Hotel Group, which recently ...

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