Jennifer Mayson of Calgary, who played last season with the Northeastern Oklahoma A and M Lady Norse, has committed to attend TRU and play for the WolfPack women’s soccer team.
Mayson, an outside midfielder and striker, had five goals and three assists in 13 games with the Lady Norse, who play in the the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“I think my cross and my corner kicks are my strongest assets, “she said in a news release. “I think that I have good speed. Coaches have also looked at me because of my throw-ins. I can throw half the field.”
TRU head coach Tom McManus didn’t have to go far to scout her.
“She sent me some video of her playing,” said McManus. “I contacted some people I know about her. Everything I have heard and seen about her has been phenomenal. I think she will be a great addition for us.”
McManus is thinking about using the 5-foot-6 Mayson at wide midfield.
“We have two excellent ones in Alanna Bekkering and Chloe McAuley,” he explained. “But with Jennifer coming in, it will force both to work even a little bit harder. Everyone needs to be pushed.”
The WolfPack begins training camp on Aug. 13 at Hillside Stadium. TRU opens its PACWEST season on Sept. 8 at home to the Douglas College Royals.
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Defending champions Madison Kapchinsky of Kelowna and Adam Struch of Kamloops are returning to defend their titles in the Kamloops junior golf championships.
The two-round tournament is scheduled for Sunday and Monday at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club.
Kapchinsky is expected to get a push from Rachelle Nielsen, who also is from Kelowna, in the girls competition, while Nic Corno and Ben McNiven of Kamloops should challenge Struch.
The field of approximately 35 players will hit the course Sunday at 2 p.m. The novice division is off at 3 p.m., in a nine-hole competition.
Monday’s round begins at 1 p.m.
Before Sunday’s round, players will attempt to qualify for the National Skills Competition that is held in conjunction with the CN Canadian Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club in August.
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The WHL released its exhibition schedule on Thursday and the Kamloops Blazers will play six times — three home-and-home sets — before opening the regular season.
The Blazers, who open training camp on Aug. 23, will be at home to the Victoria Royals on Aug. 30, 7 p.m., with the two teams meeting the next night in Maple Ridge.
On Sept. 5, the Vancouver Giants will visit the Blazers at 7 p.m., and they will meet again on Sept. 7 in Ladner.
The Prince George Cougars will play in Kamloops on Sept. 14, 7 p.m., with the teams meeting in Prince George the next night.
The WHL has said it will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday.
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The 10th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon is scheduled for a Sunday morning start at Brock Pool.
This year’s race boasts a record number of registrants (210), some coming from the Okanagan, Interior, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
This year’s announcer is Charlie Bruce of Kamloops, who recently competed in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.
Sunday’s race is to take place on neighbourhood streets in Brocklehurst so residents are advised to be cautious when driving during the morning.
The triathlon also still has room for volunteers. If you are able to help between 6:15 and 11:30 a.m., email Dion Silversides at email@example.com.
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Craig Douglas and Randy Heslop scored a goal each on Wednesday, helping NRI Distribution to a 2-1 victory over Duffy’s Pub in Kamloops Rec Soccer League 45-plus action. Kevin Fertile replied for the pubmen.
Duncan Kerr got the goalkeeping victory over Jeff Putnam.
In another game, Will Burrows scored twice to lead BC Rivers Consulting to a 3-2 victory over Ideal MSP.
Don Horning also scored for the winners, with Al Mostyk scoring both Ideal MSP goals.
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Eight pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shutout as the Kamloops Sundevils got past the Kelowna Jays 2-0 in a Pacific International League baseball game at NorBrock Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Sundevils, who managed seven hits, scored a run in each of the first two innings.
Jordan Holloway got the victory, allowing one hit and striking out four over two innings. Dillon Morgan came on to get the save, walking two and striking out two in an inning. Kamloops pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts.
Morgan had two hits in three trips, while Cam Strachan had a double and an RBI, with Will Miller getting a hit and driving in a run.