Sports Briefs: Classics, swimmers ready to hit the pool

Kamloops Daily News
January 30, 2013 01:00 AM

The TRU WolfPack men's soccer team is getting ready to hold its annual spring player evaluations.

The session is scheduled for April 6, 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., at Hillside Stadium.

Anyone interested in trying out for the WolfPack should email co-coaches Sean Wallace

( or John Antulov (

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Mike Smith's BA Dawson Blacktop rink defeated Scott Decap's Hub International crew 7-5 in Sun Life Super League action Monday at Kamloops Curling Club.

It was Decap's second loss of the season, but the rink (13-2-1) remains first in the 10-team league. Smith improved to 7-8-1 and is sixth.

Brent Yamada's Kamloops Office Systems topped Kevin Ihlen's Tim Hortons/Coldstone group 8-2 and moved into a tie for second. Yamada (11-5-0) is tied with Darren Nelson's TRU WolfPack (11-4-0), while Ihlen is ninth at 2-12-1.

Nelson lost 4-2 to Corryn Brown's Rivershore Ram rink, which is getting ready for junior nationals. Brown now is 8-6-1, and fifth.

Rick Reimer and SMS Equipment split their Monday games, beating Bob Holden's KPMG 7-2 and losing 8-6 to

Grant Olsen's Grassroots. Reimer (9-6-0) is fourth, while Holden (6-9-1) and Olsen (6-8-1) are tied for seventh.

Olsen had beaten Amanda Russet's Wrabel Brothers Construction 9-0 earlier Monday. Russet is 1-14-0.

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The 2013 Baseball Convention is scheduled for Feb. 8-10 at the Surrey Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey.

Speakers scheduled to appear include Pete Wilkinson of the Wilkinson Baseball Academy, registered dietician Diana Steele, the IBAF's Pete Caliendo, Bruce Brown, a director of proactive coaching, high-performance trainer Kim Chapdelaine, Mike Lane, who has retired from the U of Northern Alabama, Duane Ward and Homer Ward of the Toronto Blue Jays, Bob Elliott of, and Pat Doyle, the global co-ordinator of Major League Baseball's envoy coach program.

For more information and to register, visit

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The Kamloops Classics are playing host to their annual regional level swim meet - the Valentine Splash

Invitational - on Saturday and Sunday at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

The meet is expected to attract about 200 swimmers, all ages 10 and under and fairly new to swimming, from the Okanagan, Salmon Arm, Williams Lake and Kamloops.

They're in the pool Saturday starting at 1:15 a.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m.

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