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Heavy Hands a Stallion

Heavy Hands a Stallion

Ken Huber’s story is not dissimilar to that of Rocky Balboa’s tale of boxing glory. The Kamloops fighter has overcome the odds to win two title belts. Ken Huber is Rocky Balboa. Huber, the new CombSport BC heavyweight champion, shares many similarities with the famed Hollywood boxer. He might not be the most talented boxer out there, but what the ...

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Diamond restoration — Mohan of WolfPack has unique baseball path

Diamond restoration — Mohan of WolfPack has unique baseball path

Ethan Mohan took a while to get to the TRU WolfPack, but the Calgary kid has wasted little time in making an impact in Kamloops. Allen Douglas/KTW When Ethan Mohan was 12, he walked away from baseball. Tired of the parent-coaches who relegated him to right field or sat him on the bench in favour of their own kids, Mohan ...

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Boogie the Bridge route adjusted

Boogie the Bridge route adjusted

The CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge run route on April 26 will be altered due to construction on Overlanders Bridge. Instead of starting on Victoria Street, the run will begin in Riverside Park, near Heritage House, and move south along Lorne Street for a short stretch, taking runners under the railway overpass and onto Victoria Street West. From there, participants will ...

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Return of the Rattlers

Return of the Rattlers

Kamloops Rattlers’ goaltender Mike Smith is pictured, with Kyle MacLennan of the Kelowna Raiders streaking in on net in senior men’s lacrosse action. After a tumultuous 2014, the Kamloops Rattlers are slithering into a new Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League season with high hopes. The Snakes are starting the 2015 campaign against the Armstrong Shamrocks on Friday at Memorial Arena, ...

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RiverDogs kickstart season with victory in the dark

RiverDogs kickstart season with victory in the dark

In a game that was shortened due to darkness, the midget AAA Kamloops RiverDogs earned a 7-6 victory in six innings over the hometown Vernon Canadians on Wednesday. The tilt was the first of the B.C. Minor Baseball Association regular season for the RiverDogs, who sent Christian McCauley to the mound. The starting pitcher lasted five innings and gave up ...

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Eburne’s legacy lives on at Kamloops Rugby Club

Eburne’s legacy lives on at Kamloops Rugby Club

Dave Eburne (right), pictured playing for B.C., prepares to break away from the scrum. The Kamloops Raiders are dedicating their games on Saturday to Eburne, who died in January after an eight-year battle with dementia and ALS. Holly Eburne had reached her breaking point. Her husband, Dave, was suffering from dementia, unaware of the crippling financial blow the couple had ...

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Cousineau of Kamloops wins junior golf event

Cousineau of Kamloops wins junior golf event

Terry Cousineau of Kamloops won the B.C. Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour event at Osoyoos Golf Club on Saturday. Austin Bosquet of Vernon and Cousineau both shot 72 to force a playoff, in which the Kamloops golfer prevailed. Rivershore Estates and Golf Links and the Dunes at Kamloops are hosting Zone 2 junior events on May 2 and May 3. ...

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Welcoming them home from the Canada Winter Games

Welcoming them home from the Canada Winter Games

Sara Spence of Kamloops won six medals at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George in February. Andrea Klassen/KTW PacificSport Interior BC welcomed home its regional Team B.C. athletes, coaches and mission staff from the Canada Winter Games in Prince George with a press conference last week at the Tournament Capital Centre. Sara Spence spoke on behalf of the Kamloops ...

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Ice Pirates pillage silver in Langley

Ice Pirates pillage silver in Langley

The 2007 Kamloops Ice Pirates spring hockey team earned silver at a tournament in Langley on the weekend. Matthew Hufty scored Kamloops’ only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Abbotsford Heat in the championship game, with Jaxon Haukeness between the pipes for the Ice Pirates. Kamloops cruised through the round-robin with four wins — 8-0 over the B.C. Selects ...

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Soccer Quest has inaugural indoor champions

Soccer Quest has inaugural indoor champions

Soccer Quest’s inaugural indoor season wrapped up on the weekend, with champions crowned in the men’s and women’s recreational divisions. The Kami Cabs Men’s Recreational Division title went to Caracals, which scored with 10 seconds remaining to dispose of the Dire Wolves 4-3. In the Chahal Priddle Ladies Recreational Division final, Taboo Turf Chicks edged Triton 5-4 in penalty kicks ...

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