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Still no regular home for Thompson Blazers

Still no regular home for Thompson Blazers

For years, Thompson Blazers management has dreamed of having a single rink to call home for the B.C. Major Midget League regular season. That dream won’t be realized in time for the 2015-2016 campaign. BC Hockey released the BCMML schedule on Thursday and, as has been the case in years past, the Blazers will be hosting games in a number ...

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Asuchak headed to Blues camp

Asuchak headed to Blues camp

Kamloops’ Spencer Asuchak will get his shot at the NHL dream. The 6-foot-6 forward is one of five players invited to St. Louis Blues training camp on a tryout basis, the club announced Thursday. Joining Asuchak on professional tryouts will be forwards Scott Gomez, Eriah Hayes, Zach O’Brien and Evan Trupp. The 26-year-old, who split his junior hockey career between the Tri-City ...

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Winners crowned at Sunshine Open

Winners crowned at Sunshine Open

There were 156 golfers in action on the weekend at the Sunshine Open, the annual tournament held at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club (KGCC). In the men’s division, Shaun Jackson fired a two-round total of 134 to win the low-net title and Eric Coffin was the overall low-gross champion, with a two-day total of 143. Robert Hoegler shot 138 ...

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Tsunami represent at provincial championship

Tsunami represent at provincial championship

The Kamloops Tsunami summer swim club participated in the B.C. Summer Swimming Association’s provincial championships on the weekend, hitting the water in Victoria for the annual event. Hayley Branchflower led the club as she was selected to represent the Okanagan in a regional relay race. The Okangan’s representatives finished sixth in the 200-metre medley relay. Branchflower also swam individually, finishing ...

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Blazers have 20-year-old conundrum (Part 1 of five-part season-preview series)

Blazers have 20-year-old conundrum (Part 1 of five-part season-preview series)

Defenceman Marc McNulty is among the Kamloops Blazers vying for one of three available overage spots on the roster. Training camp starts on Friday. For the full camp schedule, go online to blazerhockey.com. Allen Douglas/KTW KTW will look ahead to the 2015-2016 Kamloops Blazers’ campaign by addressing five areas of the team in a series that starts on Thursday, Aug. ...

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Pauwels earns NCAA lacrosse award

Pauwels earns NCAA lacrosse award

Kyle Pauwels of Kamloops was honoured with a plaque for leading the NCAA Division 2 lacrosse ranks in shooting percentage in the 2015 season. The Pfeiffer University attackman had a .606 shooting percentage in his freshman season and was three points higher than the second-place finisher. Pauwels was one of five players to record a percentage of .500 or higher, ...

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Young power — 13-year-old Ettinger of Kamloops wins deadlifting gold

Young power — 13-year-old Ettinger of Kamloops wins deadlifting gold

Brennan Ettinger, 13, of Kamloops deadlifted 314 pounds to win gold in his division at the Great Northern Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday. Marie Ettinger photo If Brennan Ettinger moves men like he moves weight, the Westsyde Blue Wave can look forward to great pass protection for the next five years. The 13-year-old football fanatic ...

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Titans asking football players to take to the field

Titans asking football players to take to the field

The South Kamloops Titans are holding their first football practices of the season next week and all interested players are asked to attend. Practices will run Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Dean MacDonald is the Titans’ head coach.

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Frizell misses hammer throw final at worlds by 20 centimetres

Frizell misses hammer throw final at worlds by 20 centimetres

Sultana Frizell was unable to advance to the women’s hammer throw final at the world track and field championships in Beijing. The Perth, Ont., product who trains in Pinantan with coach Derek Evely threw 69.66 metres today in a qualification round and fell 20 centimetres short of advancing to the Thursday final. Alena Sobaleva of Bulgaria threw 69.86 metres to ...

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Johnson falls short of hammer throw final at world track and field championships

Johnson falls short of hammer throw final at world track and field championships

Kibwe Johnson was unable to reach the men’s hammer throw final at the world track and field championships in Beijing. Johnson, who trains in Kamloops with throws coach Anatoliy Bondarchuk, threw 73.75 metres in a qualifying round on Saturday. Only the top 12 throwers out of two qualifying groups advanced to the final. Johnson placed 16th. Pawel Fajdek of Poland ...

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