young TRU WolfPack golf team will get its season started at home this weekend.
TRU will play host to the first PacWest tournament of the 2012 season on Saturday and Sunday at The Dunes. Tee times both days will begin at 8 a.m.
The WolfPack, which is in its fifth year, features only two veteran players - third-year Chase Broadfoot and second-year Tim Birk.
The other players on the team - Bobby Armstrong, Sean Cameron, Nick Corno, Reegan Czar, Matt Gervenitis, Blake Gozda, Bobby McPeak and Natasha MacKenzie - will be playing in their first tournaments on the weekend. The team was chosen after tryouts at The Dunes on the weekend, and MacKenzie, a South Kam grad, will be the first female golfer to play for the WolfPack.
The PacWest season includes four tournaments before the provincial championship. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship will run in Ontario at the end of the season.
"The challenge in this league is the shortness of the season," said WolfPack head coach Bill Bilton Jr., in a news release. "It's all over five weeks so there isn't much time to fix faults along the way. We need to be prepared going in and everyone has stepped up so far."
he WolfPack men's basketball team will open its exhibition season tonight at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The WolfPack will welcome the Eastern Washington Eagles for a 7 o'clock start. The Eagles, an NCAA Division I team, play in Cheney, Wash.
TRU has only recently officially started practising, while the Eagles began workouts in mid-August. The WolfPack has a roster of 13 players, and head coach Scott Clark is looking to use all of them tonight.
The WolfPack's Canada West season is scheduled to start in late October.
lark and his team will be running the Junior Wolves program again in 2012-13.
The program is for boys in Grades 4-8 who are interested in improving at basketball. It includes 20 hours of centralized training, a T-shirt and evaluation for potentially making Junior Wolves club teams for games and tournaments around B.C. and Washington.
For more information, visit www.tru.ca/athletics.
anada West sent out the list of recruits for its 16 teams, and there will be some Kamloops content spread out around the conference.
Winning the award for longest distance travelled will be Elsa Langill, a 5-foot-11 forward who will be playing with the Brandon Bobcats women's basketball team. Langill helped the South Kamloops Titans win the provincial AAA title last season.
Heading west to the Victoria Vikes are two Kamloops women - Nicole Karstein, a forward, will be playing basketball, while midfielder Mei Lin Cheung will suit up for the field hockey team. Karstein played for the Sa-Hali Sabres, while Cheung is a product of the Titans.
Devin Gannon, who played out his junior hockey eligibility with the BCHL's Cowichan Capitals last season, has signed on with the Mount Royal Cougars, who are joining Canada West.
Joel Mukendi, a running back from Lumsden, Sask., who played with the junior Kamloops Broncos last season, has signed with the U of Alberta Golden Bears football squad.