Local Sports

Jeremy Mannall-Fretwell, president of Lakehill Soccer, is comfortable with Saanich’s decision to take over management of the Braefoot Park building and feels it will be a positive change. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Local soccer, lacrosse associations back Saanich in move to take over Braefoot Park building

Lakehill Soccer Association, Saanich Lacrosse Association send letters of support to council

 

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Award reflects Crofton woman’s dedication to baseball

Baseball Canada’s Volunteer of the Year recipient always goes above and beyond the call of duty

 

Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island volleyball star running for Parkinson’s awareness, funding

Cause in honour of her grandfather the focus of athlete’s energy over 30 days

 

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman named Baseball Canada’s volunteer of the year

Crofton’s Anne Hayes always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophie Dawe feels it’s been important to still have skating during COVID because it keeps her state of mind stable. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skating continuity important for Fuller Lake girls

Allowances made for COVID measures, but everything remains virtually the same on the ice

Sophie Dawe feels it’s been important to still have skating during COVID because it keeps her state of mind stable. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Broughton Curling Club’s beautiful new paint job. (Clint Fiske photo)

Broughton Curling Club might end season by mid-December

Port McNeill club weighing options and turnout on a week by week basis

Broughton Curling Club’s beautiful new paint job. (Clint Fiske photo)
The new Saanich Predators junior B hockey team logo features a breaching orca chomping down on a hockey stick. (Saanich Predators/Twitter)

Saanich Predators junior hockey team breaks in new logo, jerseys

Junior B hockey team rebrands after 53 years

The new Saanich Predators junior B hockey team logo features a breaching orca chomping down on a hockey stick. (Saanich Predators/Twitter)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
It took a little bit of community fundraising to get the job done, but check out the beautiful new paint job on the Broughton Curling Club’s building. (Clint Fiske photo)

Port McNeill Curling Club will open for league play in November

‘We would welcome any of the players from Port Hardy to come down and join this season’

It took a little bit of community fundraising to get the job done, but check out the beautiful new paint job on the Broughton Curling Club’s building. (Clint Fiske photo)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal

Province-owned View Royal property will house handyDART facility

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal
Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley rower takes aim at the moon

The 14-year-old took part in the Row to the Moon Challenge

Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)
Quatsino First Nation Chief James Nelson accepting the baseball equipment donation from Constable Jordan Mullen. (RCMP photo)

Baseball equipment donated to Quatsino First Nation youth by RCMP

Officers looking forward to playing a game when physical distancing lets up

Quatsino First Nation Chief James Nelson accepting the baseball equipment donation from Constable Jordan Mullen. (RCMP photo)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Nanaimo’s Sebastian Sulyok was a double champion on the Canadian Arenacross Futures West circuit for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo arenacross racer wins double championship

Sebastian Sulyok takes first overall on Futures West 85cc series

Nanaimo’s Sebastian Sulyok was a double champion on the Canadian Arenacross Futures West circuit for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)
Billy Buhler won the junior equipped 120 kg weight class at the 2020 CPU National Championships and earned a spot in the Canadian team that will compete at the world championship. (File photo)

Parksville’s Buhler sets national mark in powerlifting

Athlete earns spot on junior Canadian team

Billy Buhler won the junior equipped 120 kg weight class at the 2020 CPU National Championships and earned a spot in the Canadian team that will compete at the world championship. (File photo)
Qualicum Beach cyclist Luke Hubner pedals hard during competition at the Western Track Challenge at the Burnaby Velodrome, Jan. 17. (Filip Funk photo)

Qualicum Beach teen sprints to top in track cycling

Luke Hubner makes big strides in only six months in the sport

Qualicum Beach cyclist Luke Hubner pedals hard during competition at the Western Track Challenge at the Burnaby Velodrome, Jan. 17. (Filip Funk photo)
Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)

Sooke runner breaks record with 200th consecutive race

Bruce Hawkes began Island Race Series streak in 1995

Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)