Emily Gervais and the B.C. under-18 women's hockey team are getting ready for the 2012 national women's U18 championship, which runs Nov. 7-11 in Dawson Creek.
Gervais, from Kamloops, is one of 12 forwards on the B.C. roster. The 16-year-old attends Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton.
B.C. will open the tournament against Saskatchewan on Nov. 7, and also will play Ontario Red and Atlantic in the preliminary round. The other group will feature Alberta, Ontario Blue, Manitoba and Quebec.
The championship final is scheduled for Nov. 11.
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The Sa-Hali Sabres continue to roll in senior AA girls volleyball action.
The Sabres went 3-0 in a night of league and exhibition action at Sa-Hali on Tuesday. Sa-Hali swept the Valleyview Vikings (25-17, 25-11) and Merritt Panthers (25-7, 25-15) in league matches, before sweeping an exhibition contest (25-16, 25-15) off the NorKam Saints.
Because NorKam is a AAA school and the other three schools are AA, all matches involving the Saints are exhibition. NorKam defeated Merritt (25-21, 25-13), but was swept (26-24, 25-18) by Valleyview.
The Vikings swept Merritt (25-22, 25-10) in the night's other match.
The Sabres, who enjoyed a strong showing at the KSS tournament in Kelowna on the weekend, are ranked eighth in AA in B.C.
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The South Kamloops Titans went into Penticton on Tuesday and came home with a hard-earned victory over the host Lakers in senior AAAA girls volleyball.
The Titans won in five sets (25-16, 25-19, 18-25, 23-25, 15-8).
South Kam was to play host to the Salmon Arm Golds last night and will welcome the Lakers on Monday at 5 p.m.
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Kamloops will be home to three EA Sports B.C. Soccer Premier League matches on Sunday.
The games, to which the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association will play host, will involve Thompson-Okanagan Football Club and South Fraser FC girls teams.
Games featuring U13 and U15 girls will be played at noon, on McArthur Island Fields 1 and 2, with a U12 girls game scheduled for 2 p.m., on Field 2. Games are free for spectators.
This is the second time the BCSPL has come to Kamloops — it played seven games here on Sept. 22. The matches are considered home games for TOFC, a regional team based mainly in Kelowna.
The BCSPL is the highest level of youth soccer in B.C.
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Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops will be part of Speed Skating Canada's short track team at World Cup No. 1 in Calgary on the weekend.
Hewitt, an alumnus of the Kamloops Long Blades, is one of six women on the Canadian team. She is scheduled to compete in a 500-metre race and a 1,000m race.
Action starts Friday and runs through Sunday — CBC-TV will be airing some action on Saturday, 2-3 p.m. (Pacific), and Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., on a tape delay.
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The Kamloops Triathlon Club's annual general meeting is scheduled for tonight at Frick N Frack on Victoria Street.
The meeting will start at 5:30, with a short business meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m.