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Untouchable Underhill: Kamloops kid throws no hitter

Untouchable Underhill: Kamloops kid throws no hitter

As he stood on the mound in the fifth inning, Nate Underhill had no idea the feat he was flirting with. With his RiverDogs ahead 10-0, the 11-year-old was just trying to keep his team’s lead, make it through another inning. It was, after all, his first outing as a starting pitcher in peewee baseball. The Penticton Thunder sent their ...

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Munro looking to kickstart motocross season in Kamloops

Munro looking to kickstart motocross season in Kamloops

If the pattern continues, Jamie Munro might become motocross’s queen of the West. Munro, 20, has improved her overall finish each of the last three years on the Canadian Women’s Western Motocross Nationals circuit — placing 10th in 2012, eighth in 2013 and fifth in 2014. The quest for hardware begins next weekend at the first stop on the Rockstar ...

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Slideshow: May Meet

Slideshow: May Meet

The 48th annual May Meet brought about 120 skydivers to the Kamloops Airport on the weekend. About 1,000 dives were made. KTW‘s Allen Douglas was on hand to capture the action.

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Slideshow: Mountain bikers soar at Aggy’s Reunion in Kamloops

Slideshow: Mountain bikers soar at Aggy’s Reunion in Kamloops

Graham Agassiz of Kamloops invited some of mountain biking’s finest to the Kamloops Bike Ranch on the weekend for Aggy’s Reunion, the second stop on the FEST series. KTW photographer Allen Douglas brought his camera to the event, which was held under sunny skies. For more of his photos, see slideshow below.

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New NHL-size ice rink coming to Sun Peaks

New NHL-size ice rink coming to Sun Peaks

There’s a new sheet of ice coming to Sun Peaks this winter. Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will begin construction of an NHL-sized outdoor hockey rink this summer, with plans to open the facility by the end of November. Unlike the current ice surface at the resort, the new rink will be refrigerated, making use of a system bought from ...

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KRSL round-up, May 20

KRSL round-up, May 20

Piva perfect Roy Styles and Dave Harestad teamed up to lead Piva Financial to victory in Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus action on Tuesday night. Styles scored the lone goal and Harestad backstopped the shutout as Piva defeated Mortgage Intelligence 1-0. Jumpin’ Jay’s Jay’s Service squeaked out a victory in a high-scoring matchup against Heritage Pronto on Tuesday, winning 5-4. ...

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Rugby provincials have Kamloops flavour

Rugby provincials have Kamloops flavour

Niki Baker (right) and her NorKam Saints, along with the South Kamloops Titans and Valleyview Vikings, will compete this week at the provincial high school rugby championships. Sandra Cantin photo There are several Kamloops teams looking to make some noise at the provincial high school rugby championships, which get underway this week across B.C. On the girls’ side, the South ...

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KYSA round-up to May 18

KYSA round-up to May 18

Kolton Storzuk (right) of the under-15 Kamloops Blaze A boys evades a defender against the Storm of Vancouver Island at the Slurpee Cup, hosted by the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association on the weekend. Allen Douglas/KTW Slurpee gold The under-17/18 A Kamloops Blaze girls were declared co-winners in their division at the KYSA Slurpee Cup after a scoreless draw with Delta ...

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Sun Peaks Alpine Club on receiving end of government grant

Sun Peaks Alpine Club on receiving end of government grant

The Sun Peaks Alpine Club received $25,550 from the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program. The grant will be used for the club’s alpine ski racing program. “Not only is skiing a great sport for the whole family, but it is also an excellent way to stay fit,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “By funding this racing program, our ...

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Kamloops resident Champness outpacing competition

Kamloops resident Champness outpacing competition

Nathan Champness of Kamloops enjoyed a pair of gold-medal finishes earlier this month in the South Okanagan. He placed first at the Bare Bones Duathlon — a five-kilometre run followed by a 34-km trip on the bicycle and another five-km run — in Penticton on May 9, finishing in a time of 1:27:09. Second-place finisher Justin Birks of Penticton recorded ...

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