High school sports

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)

South Okanagan track and field athletes qualify for provincials

Top performers at Okanagan Valley High School Track and Field Championships will compete in Langley

 

Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)

Summerland and Penticton athletes advance to Okanagan Championships

South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships were held in Kelowna on May 10

 

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

 

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)

GSS boys’ basketball adapting to COVID restrictions

Many high school teams have been left in a state of flux due to COVID

The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)

Kelowna Owls edge Vernon Panthers for Interior football title

Owls stop Panthers on game’s final play at Kelowna one-yard line for 21-20 victory

Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)
Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan senior girls volleyball stars featured at Vernon tourney

Sonics sweep Valleyview of Kamloops at 29th annual Fulton Maroons event; hosts finish third out of eight

Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)

Cross-country runners from Salmon Arm schools speed to spectacular season

Four Salmon Arm Secondary teams, two individuals from Shuswap Middle School off to Provincials

Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)
Pleasant Valley Sinners (Armstrong) power hitter Averi Gill (7) tries to blast the ball through the Kalamalka Lakers double block from Chanelle Wilson (12) and Taylor Francks during the North Zone Senior Girls High School AA Volleyball championships in 2019. After more than 40 years, the Armstrong secondary school will be changing its school sports teams name from Saints (boys) and Sinners (girls). (Morning Star file photo)

Sinners and Saints no more: Armstrong school rebranding sports names

Pleasant Valley Secondary dropping Saints and Sinners; new name/logo announced after spring break

Pleasant Valley Sinners (Armstrong) power hitter Averi Gill (7) tries to blast the ball through the Kalamalka Lakers double block from Chanelle Wilson (12) and Taylor Francks during the North Zone Senior Girls High School AA Volleyball championships in 2019. After more than 40 years, the Armstrong secondary school will be changing its school sports teams name from Saints (boys) and Sinners (girls). (Morning Star file photo)
Kelowna Olympian Malindi Elmore has been honoured locally for her contributions to the sport of running. She is one of five Okanagan athletes who received an athletic excellence award from PacificSport Okanagan, this week. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

Okanagan athletes, coaches honoured for achievements during pandemic

Among them, Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore and Jacob Rubuliak named Community Sport Heroes

Kelowna Olympian Malindi Elmore has been honoured locally for her contributions to the sport of running. She is one of five Okanagan athletes who received an athletic excellence award from PacificSport Okanagan, this week. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
Alton Neid accepts the Governor General’s academic medal from Salmon Arm Secondary teachers Nicolas Didier and Heather Lawless on Thursday, Jan. 7. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary graduate wins Governor General’s medal

The award is given to the student with the highest grade average in their graduating year

Alton Neid accepts the Governor General’s academic medal from Salmon Arm Secondary teachers Nicolas Didier and Heather Lawless on Thursday, Jan. 7. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Future still uncertain for B.C. high school sports this fall

B.C. School Sports working on detailed return-to-sport plan

Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)