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Canadian chemistry — Pendrel, Batty talk friendship, rivalry and Rio

Canadian chemistry — Pendrel, Batty talk friendship, rivalry and Rio

Kamloops resident Catharine Pendrel sounds relaxed and ready for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games cross-country mountain biking competition. One of Pendrel’s toughest opponents in Rio will be Canadian teammate Emily Batty. Catharine Pendrel and Emily Batty will experience a dynamic few will ever understand, the quagmire of being teammates, friends and rivals at the Olympic Games. They want the same ...

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And so it begins — Broncos to see first action of BCFC campaign on Island against Raiders

And so it begins — Broncos to see first action of BCFC campaign on Island against Raiders

There are more question marks surrounding the 2016 Kamloops Broncos than there are Pokemon milling about Vancouver Island. The new-look junior Broncos, under second-year head coach Brad Yamaoka, will provide a few answers on Saturday when they play the Raiders in Nanaimo in Week 1 of the B.C. Football Conference campaign. “I feel good, but I’m obviously nervous,” said Yamaoka, ...

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Olynyk Klynyk making its mark

Olynyk Klynyk making its mark

Kelly Olynyk shares a laugh with students on Tuesday at the fourth annual Olynyk Klynyk. Dave Eagles/KTW Kelly Olynyk was bolting back and forth between courts inside the Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse, yelling instructions and passing on basketball knowledge he learned playing at the game’s highest level. Westsyde secondary student Kyle Sandher was among those soaking in advice from the ...

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Let the Legacy Games begin

Let the Legacy Games begin

John Chernesky goes to the forehand with a return in wheelchair tennis action in the Tournament Capital. Wheelchair tennis, beach volleyball, cycling, football and wheelchair rugby are the five sports that will be played at the 2016 Legacy Performance Games, which run from Friday to Sunday at venues across the city. For more information on the Kamloops Sports Council-run event, ...

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Senior Rattlers set for playoffs

Senior Rattlers set for playoffs

JJ Woldum and the Kamloops Rattlers will square off against the Kelowna Raiders in Round 1 of the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League playoffs. Kamloops and Kelowna both finished the campaign 4-6, but the Raiders won the season series 3-2 and have home-floor advantage. Kelowna will play host to Game 1 of the best-of-three series on Sunday. Memorial Arena in ...

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RiverDogs to wrap regular season at home

RiverDogs to wrap regular season at home

Grayden Baker and the Kamloops Players Bench RiverDogs will finish the tier 1 midget AAA B.C. Baseball regular season this weekend on home turf with a pair of doubleheaders on Canada Games Field. Nanaimo (31-7) will be in town on Saturday, with game times slated for noon and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, Chilliwack (17-15) and Kamloops (8-27) will play at ...

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Magazine touts Tobiano sixth-best in Canada

Magazine touts Tobiano sixth-best in Canada

Tobiano Golf Course is rated the best in B.C. by Canadian Golf Magazine, which recently released its list of the top 50 tracks in Canada. Nova Scotia courses Cabot Cliffs, Cabot Links and Highland Links are ranked one, two, three, in the nation, respectively. The magazine rates Tobiano the sixth-best course in Canada. Sagebrush in Quilchena is ranked eighth.

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KMBA round-up

KMBA round-up

The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association had teams playing across the province on the weekend. In peewee AAA play, the Kamloops Riverdogs went 6-0 and won the Lorne Upshall Tournament in Ridge Meadows. Game MVPs on the weekend were Tyrelle Chadwick, Mitch Coxon, Matt Coxon, Austin Coyle and Jared Sucro. The mosquito AAA Riverdogs posted a 2-2 mark in Abbotsford at ...

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Kamloops Marathon registration ends today

Kamloops Marathon registration ends today

Anyone interested in pounding the pavement at the Kamloops Marathon on Sunday is running out of time to register. Registration closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Those wishing to sign up can do so at kamloopsmarathon.ca.

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Baron, Bradley heading to provincial hockey hall

Baron, Bradley heading to provincial hockey hall

Murray Baron and John Bradley of Kamloops will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame tomorrow in Penticton. Baron played 988 NHL games with five teams and will enter the hall as an individual alongside Brendan Morrison, Brian Barrett, John Grisdale and Pat O’Neill. Bradley played for the 1998-1999 Vernon Vipers, who will enter the hall in the ...

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