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Spruce Grove claims victory at Canada Day Classic; RiverDogs sputter

Spruce Grove claims victory at Canada Day Classic; RiverDogs sputter

The Kamloops Players Bench RiverDogs will have to wait another year to hoist the Daley and Company Canada Day Classic trophy. Kamloops finished the round-robin 2-2 and placed third in its division, setting up a third-place versus third-place divisional crossover matchup against Calgary on Sunday at Norbrock Stadium. Calgary trounced the home team 19-0. In the tournament final, the Spruce ...

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RiverDogs start well at Canada Day Classic

RiverDogs start well at Canada Day Classic

The Kamloops Players Bench RiverDogs got off to a good start at the Daley and Company Canada Day Classic baseball tournament on Thursday. Kamloops opened with a 9-4 victory over the Nanaimo Buccaneers at Norbrock Stadium. Bryant Jameus went the distance on the mound for the Dogs, giving up four runs on seven hits, with three walks and four strikeouts. ...

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Third-year RiverDogs chasing elusive Canada Day Classic trophy

Third-year RiverDogs chasing elusive Canada Day Classic trophy

Shortstop Bryant Jameus is aiming to capitalize on his last chance at the Canada Day Classic. Allen Douglas/KTW This is it for the third-year Kamloops Players Bench RiverDogs, the last chance to win the Daley and Company Canada Day Classic, one final shot at a victory that would snap a 14-year drought for the local midget AAA baseball squad. “We’re ...

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Fast Eddy thinking of Fox

Fast Eddy thinking of Fox

Making his way through the heart of Ontario, Edward (Fast Eddy) Dostaler couldn’t help but think of Canada’s most iconic runner. “My respect for Terry Fox just goes through the roof now because that section on the way back is going to be quite difficult,” Dostaler told KTW, after arriving in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The Kamloops runner’s arrival in ...

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Blazers draft Czech Republic defenceman

Blazers draft Czech Republic defenceman

With Michael Fora of Switzerland not expected to return for the 2015-2016 WHL campaign, the Kamloops Blazers filled a hole on the blueline at the CHL Import Draft on Tuesday, Kamloops selected 17-year-old defenceman Ondrej Vala of the Czech Republic with the 11th overall pick in the draft. Vala, who is six-foot-three and weighs 198 pounds, played last season with ...

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Pride of Canada — KGTC gymnasts take act to Finland for 15th World Gymnaestrada

Pride of Canada — KGTC gymnasts take act to Finland for 15th World Gymnaestrada

Due to her diminutive frame, 11-year-old Brooke Topolovec often features prominently in acrobatic action during the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre’s four-seasons routine, which they will perform this month at the 15th World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki, Finland. Topolovec is balancing on Arnica Palechuk. Allen Douglas/KTW With 11 days until showtime, they were putting the finishing touches on their routine, the ...

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Slideshow — Kamloops Heat top Vancouver United

Slideshow — Kamloops Heat top Vancouver United

Chris Rushworth of the Kamloops Heat celebrates his goal in a 2-1 victory over Vancouver United in Pacific Coast Soccer League action in the Tournament Capital on Saturday. For more photos from the Saturday game, see slideshow below. The Heat are hosting FC Tigers Vancouver on Saturday, with game time set for 5 p.m. at Hillside Stadium. Kamloops is 4-4-1 ...

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Rattlers drop senior lacrosse game, return home Friday

Rattlers drop senior lacrosse game, return home Friday

The hometown Kelowna Raiders downed the Kamloops Rattlers 15-7 in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play on the weekend. Scoring in a losing effort for the Rattlers were A.J. Lockwood (2), Mark Jurista, Dustin Walsh, JJ Woldum, Kyle Walker and Brett Baker. Mike Smith was between the pipes for Kamloops. The Rattlers are hosting the Armstrong Shamrocks on Friday, with ...

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