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Who’s next? Storm face Revelstoke, Chase in playoff previews

Who’s next? Storm face Revelstoke, Chase in playoff previews

In all likelihood, the Kamloops Storm will take on their first-round playoff opponent this weekend. Whether that opponent comes tonight in the Revelstoke Grizzlies or Saturday in the Chase Heat is still a matter of contention. The Storm remain atop the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division, but at 67 points, just one point ahead of the 100 ...

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Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event in Kamloops?

Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event in Kamloops?

Kamloops might play host to a Hyundai PGA Scramble of Canada event. “We won’t officially have any of the dates or venues announced for another couple weeks, but I fully expect there to be either a local or regional final in Kamloops,” said Chris Fry, communications and social media specialist for the PGA of Canada. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and ...

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Living on a prayer — WolfPack men have weak playoff pulse

Living on a prayer — WolfPack men have weak playoff pulse

The TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team barely has a playoff pulse. TRU will try to keep the dream alive this weekend in its home gym. KTW file photo The Thompson Rivers WolfPack are going to need help if they’re to see the men’s volleyball post-season in 2016. But first, they’ll need to sweep their longtime rivals from Langley. “For sure ...

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Massive matches for WolfPack women

Massive matches for WolfPack women

Much like the right side of this photo, the playoff picture is blurry for the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team. Krista Hogewoning (left) and her teammates will need to be sharp and focused this weekend to earn victory over the Trinity Western Spartans — the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad  — and shore up their post-season position. Allen Douglas/KTW Win and ...

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Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

Van Ryswyk track and field event takes over TCC on Friday

The Van Ryswyk Indoor Track and Field Invitational begins on Friday and wraps up on Sunday at the Tournament Capital Centre. Hosted by the Kamloops Track and Field Club, the indoor provincial meet will feature athletes age nine and up. On Saturday, there will be a Fun Run for younger children. Events get underway at 5 p.m. on Friday and ...

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Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks earns praise from Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks Resort received multiple accolades earlier this week Ski Canada Magazine. The magazine released its annual Best of Skiing in Canada Awards issue and Sun Peaks was recognized in multiple categories, including Best Family Resort, Best Grooming and Best Sun. To learn more about the resort, go online to sunpeaksresort.com.

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Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

Local cycling club crowns roller-racing champ for good cause

The Interior Grasslands Cycling Club (IGCC) set up its roller-racing equipment at the Kamloops Indoor GranFondo in support of the MS Society last weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. A roller-racing derby challenged participants to compete for the fastest time. The winners were Tami Newman, who won the women’s 500-metre sprint in 26.33 seconds, and Gordon McKay, the fastest man ...

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Kamloops trampoline athletes jump into competitive season

Kamloops trampoline athletes jump into competitive season

The Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre sent athletes to the Aaron Johnson Memorial Cup, the second Provincial Trampoline Cup of the season, in Burnaby on the weekend. Mario Bruno was first in double-mini trampoline and second in trampoline in senior men’s action. Emily Schmidt won gold in double-mini in the junior women’s division, silver in Level 6 trampoline in the ...

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Rivershore to open on Friday

Rivershore to open on Friday

Rivershore Estates and Golf Links is opening on Friday, with the first available tee-time slated for 10 a.m. Power carts will be permitted. The Driving Range will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the golf shop at 250-573-4622 to book a time.

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Pivotal time for Nabata as Olympics selection approaches

Pivotal time for Nabata as Olympics selection approaches

Scott Nabata of the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre would like to crack the list of gymnasts named to Team Canada for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Scott Nabata was the first to admit his performance at the 2016 Elite Canada Artistic Gymnastics Championships wasn’t his best. But leaving Halifax with gold and bronze medals hanging ...

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