WolfPack ready for regular season

Kamloops Daily News
March 23, 2013 01:00 AM

Emma Wolfram of the South Kamloops Titans has been invited to an assessment camp for the Canadian junior women's basketball team.

Wolfram, a 6-foot-4 centre who is set to play with the NCAA's Gonzaga Bulldogs next season, is one of 19 girls born in the years 1994, 1995 and 1996 to be invited to the camp. She is one of only two B.C. players to get the invitation to the junior camp - Ruth Hamblin of Houston is the other.

The camp will run March 29 to April 1 in Toronto. The team that is selected from the camp will attend the 2013 FIBA world under-19 championships in Lithuania. Canada will be one of 16 countries taking part in the tournament, which runs July 18-28.

Wolfram led the Titans to back-to-back provincial AAA titles.

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After 22 games of spring training, the TRU WolfPack is finally ready to start the Canadian College Baseball Conference season.

The WolfPack, which is 9-13 in an exhibition season that has featured games in California, Arizona, Washington and B.C., will head to Kelowna for a pair of doubleheaders.

As long as the weather permits, TRU will open with two games against the Okanagan College Coyotes and two more against the Calgary Dinos. Okanagan has played nine exhibition games, losing eight, while Calgary has yet to play outside this year.

The WolfPack went 17-11 last season and finished second in its division. The Coyotes were 13-15, while Calgary lost its last 17 games and finished 5-21.

TRU has set its starting rotation - WolfPack head coach Ray Chadwick will give Alex Reid the ball in today's opener against Okanagan, with lefty Jake Hein starting the nightcap against the Dinos. Wataru Asaoka will pitch Sunday against the Coyotes, with lefty Mike Riddle taking the mound in Sunday's game with the Dinos.

TRU is scheduled to play its home-opener on Wednesday, 6 p.m., against the Coyotes at NorBrock Stadium.

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Roger Sloan of Merritt bounced back after a tough Thursday round but still missed the cut at the Web.com Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open in Broussard.

Sloan, a 25-year-old Web.com Tour rookie, had made a triple-bogey on his final hole for a Thursday 74, but managed to fire two-under 69 on Friday. That left him three shots back of the cut-line, which was two-under 140.

American Darron Stiles shot seven-under 64 on Friday and leads the tournament at 11-under 131.

The tour will take a week off before returning with the Brazil Classic in Sao Paulo from April 4-7. It comes back to the U.S. the following week for the WNB Classic in Midland, Texas, from April 11-14.


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