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Marty ‘Sugar’ Solotki and his company, Big West Wrestling returns on Sept. 9 (Photo - Marty Solotki/Facebook)

Back in the Saddle: Big West Wrestling returns to Kelowna

The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rutland Centennial Hall

 

Vernon’s Leah Goldstein became the second woman to win the 500 Mile Solo Division of the Hoodoo 500 Ultra-Cycling Race in Utah, and did so with a new record time. (Facebook)

Vernon cyclist sets new mark in solo ultra race win

Leah Goldstein is the second woman to win Hoodoo 500 in Utah; breaks women’s mark with time of 37 hours

 

Lumby’s Jagger Williamson has signed on with the Knoxville (TN) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Facebook)

Okanagan BCHL hockey alum off to Tennessee

Former Vernon Viper Jagger Williamson signs with Knoxville Ice Bears of Southern pro league

 

The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Start of a new tradition’: Penticton hosts its first-ever all-girls hockey tournament

‘It’s about getting more girls to know each other and to get more girls playing,’ said Paul Parkinson

The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Danica Ariano, from Coldstream, B.C., along with pair partner Mikaela Holthuis, celebrate after winning gold in the pair U23 Women’s pair event (Contributed)

Coldstream rower waves double gold at prestigious Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Danica Ariano rows to pair of victories; cousin Natalya also takes part in the event

Danica Ariano, from Coldstream, B.C., along with pair partner Mikaela Holthuis, celebrate after winning gold in the pair U23 Women’s pair event (Contributed)
Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)

Vernon club pitches horseshoes provincials

The championships are taking place on Sept. 3 and 4 on Alexis Park Drive

Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)
Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick were added to the roster of the B.C. champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. The pair helped the Mounties win the tournament, downing Elmwood, Man. 3-1 in the championship game. (Contributed)

Vernon baseball family celebrates Western win

Son Brennan Braddick and dad Dan help Vancouver Mounties win Western Canadian 18U AA title on Prairies

Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick were added to the roster of the B.C. champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. The pair helped the Mounties win the tournament, downing Elmwood, Man. 3-1 in the championship game. (Contributed)
Marquez (top), Demico (left) and Adero Gonzalez capturing provincial BMX winners plates at a 2022 provincial championship series in Langley. (Penticton BMX Facebook)

Penticton’s BMX family: 3 brothers dominate on bikes at provincials in Langley

Marquez, Demico and Adero Gonzalez all brought home some hardware at the B.C.-wide showcase

Marquez (top), Demico (left) and Adero Gonzalez capturing provincial BMX winners plates at a 2022 provincial championship series in Langley. (Penticton BMX Facebook)
Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)

Vernon’s Hill forced to end ultra race early

Shanda was taking part in a ‘deca’ ultratriathlon

Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)
Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)

Okanagan sisters bring home national softball medals for Team B.C.

Emma and Avery Wilson represented the province at tournaments in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick

Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan athlete masters Regina track

Vernon’s Will Harrower collects five medals - including 2 gold - from Canadian masters track and field

Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)
Kal Secondary’s Rory O’Brien (left) and best friend James Helfrick of Vernon Secondary School helped Team B.C. Red win the bronze medal in the Div. 1 Men’s competition at the Canada Cup Volleyball Tournament in Calgary July 21-24. (Dwayne Remple photo)

North Okanagan volleyball players win Canada Cup bronze

James Helfrick and Rory O’Brien help Team B.C. Blue finish third; eight locals played in tourney

Kal Secondary’s Rory O’Brien (left) and best friend James Helfrick of Vernon Secondary School helped Team B.C. Red win the bronze medal in the Div. 1 Men’s competition at the Canada Cup Volleyball Tournament in Calgary July 21-24. (Dwayne Remple photo)
Para swimmers Senna Entner of Vernon (left) and Brea Duncan of Armstrong won 10 medals between them at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George. Duncan pocketed six gold and Entner collected four silver medals. (Facebook photo)

Super swimmers lead North Okanagan in B.C. Games medal haul

Armstrong’s Brea Duncan wins six gold medals, Senna Entner of Vernon collects four silvers in Games’ pool

Para swimmers Senna Entner of Vernon (left) and Brea Duncan of Armstrong won 10 medals between them at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George. Duncan pocketed six gold and Entner collected four silver medals. (Facebook photo)
The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)

Okanagan Sun roll over Raiders

Sun start B.C. Football Conference season in Nanaimo Saturday, July 23, dominating the V.I. Raiders 50-19

The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)
The B.C. Hockey League has re-named its Top Defenceman Award after former Vernon Lakers stalwart blueliner Campbell Blair. He also played in the league with the Shuswap Totems and Summerland Buckaroos. (BCHL photo)

BCHL honours former Vernon standout

The hockey league has renamed Top Defenceman Award after record-holder Campbell Blair

The B.C. Hockey League has re-named its Top Defenceman Award after former Vernon Lakers stalwart blueliner Campbell Blair. He also played in the league with the Shuswap Totems and Summerland Buckaroos. (BCHL photo)
Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, 18, won the novice saddlebronc event at the legendary Calgary Stampede Rodeo July 11 and 12. (Facebook photo)

WATCH: North Okanagan cowboy wins event at Calgary Stampede

Jaret Cooper, 18, scores rides of 69 and 66 to win legendary Canadian pro rodeo’s novice saddle bronc

Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, 18, won the novice saddlebronc event at the legendary Calgary Stampede Rodeo July 11 and 12. (Facebook photo)
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club celebrates his victory at the 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament July 7-9 at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. (Instagram screen shot)

Vernon golfers sweep top three placings at Kelowna tourney

Bryce Barker of Vernon Golf Club wins 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational at Kelowna Golf and Country Club

Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club celebrates his victory at the 69th annual Ogopogo Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament July 7-9 at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. (Instagram screen shot)
Vernon’s Austin Armanini has earned a spot in the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Christina Lake by placing fifth in a qualifying tournament. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon golfer joins B.C. Men’s Amateur field

Austin Armanini earns spot at Christina Lake with top-five qualifying event finish

Vernon’s Austin Armanini has earned a spot in the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Christina Lake by placing fifth in a qualifying tournament. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King was selected in the fourth round, 107th overall by the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Anaheim Ducks select forward Ben King, of Vernon, in NHL Draft

King went 107th overall in the fourth round

  • Jul 8, 2022
Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King was selected in the fourth round, 107th overall by the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)