Thursday July 31, 2014






Sports Briefs: WolfPack baseball heading to webcasts

Murray Mitchell

Fulivo Ruckli of New Zealand’s Francis Douglas Memorial College works to carry the ball through Dom Fortier (left) and Isaac Bruneau of Kamloops. The local team was comprised of players from five local high schools and a few who came in from Nelson. None of the Kamloops players had played even one game this season due to teachers’ job action. The game was one of two exhibition meetings at the Kamloops Rugby Club grounds Thursday. A second game included more of the Kamloops club juniors against a second team from New Zealand.

The TRU WolfPack will become the first team in the Canadian College Baseball Conference to webcast  games when it plays the visiting Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs today at NorBrock Stadium.

The WolfPack is planning to webcast all of its home games. Game time today is 6 p.m.

The Dawgs are the CCBC’s defending champions.

The webcasts will feature Nathan Crosby calling the play for April games. A fourth-year jounalism student and the sports editor of the TRU student newspaper, The Omega, Crosby has been the voice of WolfPack volleyball and basketball webcasts for the last two seasons.

The games can be found at www.livestream.com/wolfpackbaseball.

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Sera Nami of Kamloops finished in the top third of the field at the provincial Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM) shoot at the cadet base in Vernon.

Nami, who is from the 204 Black Maria Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Kamloops, placed 25th out of 75 shooters.

Earlier this year, she competed in zones and finished sixth in a field of more than 100. That performance allowed her to advance to provincials.

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Tyson Gillies of Kamloops was 0-4 with a strikout on Thursday as the Reading Phillies opened the Double-A Eastern League regular season with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Portland Sea Dogs.

Gillies, who has battled leg and hamstring problems for two years, played centre field.

The Phillies won the game when right-fielder Leandro Castro broke a 2-2 tie with a one-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Gillies didn’t play in the second game of the doubleheader, which the Phillies won, 6-4.

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Adult drop-in hockey has been extended until the end of May at Valleyview Arena.

The sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The fee is $6 and full equipment is required.

More information on spring and summer sessions for public skating, learn-to-skate programs, puck-and-stick programs, and men’s, women’s, and kids drop-in hockey may be found at www.kamloops.ca/facilities/arenas-dropinhockey.shtml.





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