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Baseball lovers will have plenty to feast on this weekend at the 40th annual Kamloops International Baseball Tournament (KIBT).
The tournament's first pitch will be thrown on Thursday, July 12, at 9 a.m. when the host Kamloops Sun Devils and the Northwest Honkers get underway at Norbrock Stadium in a Pool A matchup
Rounding out the pool are the Red Deer Riggers and the Everett Merchants.
The Sun Devils play the Merchants at 8 p.m. on Thursday and finish round-robin play against Red Deer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.
Playoff matchups will be played at 2:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.
A loser's bracket game will get underway at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The semifinal tilts will be played at 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., respectively, on Sunday, July 15, with the final set for 3 p.m.
Behold the Baden
The Tournament Capital Centre will host volleyball matches featuring some of the best young players in the province on Thursday, July 12, at the Baden Cup.
"The Baden Cup is a progressive, large-scale training experience for future Team B.C. athletes," according to Volleyball B.C.'s website.
"The top athletes from across B.C. will come together and train among their peers with some of the best coaches in the province."
The camp, which started on Monday, July 9, will culminate today with a tournament featuring pool play and playoffs that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be about 70 under-16 and under-17 players in competition.
Mieke Dumont, Kathleen Leonard, Olivia MacDonald and Melissa Jackman from Kamloops will be in action on the girls' side.
There are no boys from Kamloops at the Baden Cup.
Delve into the 'Dogs
With the midget AAA B.C. Minor Baseball provincial championship just around the corner, the Kamloops RiverDogs are kicking into high gear.
Kamloops will look to make it four straight wins against the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association Tigers on Sunday, July 15, at the Canada Games field on McArthur Island.
The RiverDogs play the Tigers at noon and again at 2:30 p.m.
Kamloops twice beat South Okanagan — 13-2 and 13-5 — in Penticton on Saturday, July 7.
The RiverDogs sit third in the league with a 19-8 mark.
Victoria (24-4) is first and Tri City (20-6) is second.
The provincial championship gets underway on Aug. 2 in Chilliwack.
Drink from the Cup
The B.C. Cup Downhill Series arrives at Sun Peaks Resort this weekend.
Local downhill mountain bikers Chayse Marshall, Branden Ostoforoff and Jaide Foster are among those who will be in action.
Training sessions will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the main races scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.
The Highand Games will be held in Kamloops on Saturday, July 14.
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