Local Sports

Rylee Smith of Westholme with her provincial bronze medal. She has received great mentorship throughout her career from dad Rick, coach Rocky Vitale and pitcher Korey Garreau, all legendary fastball players during their heyday. (Photo by Heather Horn)

Provincial bronze medal a source of pride for local fastball player

Smith savours the experience with the U19 A Victoria Devils

 

Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander cycles across Canada for summer adventure

Campbell River’s Alexis Barbot rode 7,000 km across country

 

The Chemainus & District Baseball Association score tower at the Chemainus Ball Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Volunteers needed to serve on baseball executive

Annual general meeting takes place Sept. 21 at the Chemainus Ball Park

 

Mount Brenton Golf Course club championships brought some intense competition. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sumislawski attains top men’s low gross honours at Mount Brenton

Tight competition in all divisions during golf club championships

Mount Brenton Golf Course club championships brought some intense competition. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Wayne Russell and Kerry Savory, both from Victoria, were the winners of one of the mixed doubles events. (Photo by Ken Holman)

Pickleball players keep the tournament action going for 90 minutes

Second mixed doubles group added due to the popularity of event

Wayne Russell and Kerry Savory, both from Victoria, were the winners of one of the mixed doubles events. (Photo by Ken Holman)
Here’s the team that performed their carpet bowling magic with an eight-ender, from left: Shirley Currie, Dave Hayward and Wendy Carey. (Photo submitted)

Eight is enough for a rare carpet bowling feat

The firm of Currie, Carey and Hayward makes every shot count

Here’s the team that performed their carpet bowling magic with an eight-ender, from left: Shirley Currie, Dave Hayward and Wendy Carey. (Photo submitted)
Westholme’s Rylee Smith has her equipment packed for a big weekend tournament coming up. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smith makes the most of hereditary athletic background

Devils’ pitcher can call on dad and other prolific fastball talent for advice

Westholme’s Rylee Smith has her equipment packed for a big weekend tournament coming up. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Theresa Bodger presents the award named after her parents to Bob Linde. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Youth bowlers benefit from award recipient’s expertise

Linde’s dedication to coaching at Duncan Lanes spans 26 years

Theresa Bodger presents the award named after her parents to Bob Linde. (Photo by Don Bodger)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan cheers on “home-town” rowing team at Tokyo Olympics

All Olympic rowers from Canada trained at Quamichan Lake

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)
The women’s skinny singles shootout pickleball tournament final features eventual winner Kerry Savory of Victoria on the near side and Kirsten Vinge of Nanoose Bay on the far side. (Photo by Ken Holman)

Pickleball players pick up the pace

Skinny singles gets everyone back into the swing of tournament action

The women’s skinny singles shootout pickleball tournament final features eventual winner Kerry Savory of Victoria on the near side and Kirsten Vinge of Nanoose Bay on the far side. (Photo by Ken Holman)
Graeme Arkell receives a certificate as an honourary athletic department member at Chemainus Secondary School from athletic director Kim Magnan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Some sports activity definitely better than none

Chemainus Secondary School keeps students interested in athletics busy

Graeme Arkell receives a certificate as an honourary athletic department member at Chemainus Secondary School from athletic director Kim Magnan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is salvaging some of its 2021 season at least. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Salvaging some baseball satisfying for players

Chemainus & District Baseball Association concludes spring season on Sunday

The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is salvaging some of its 2021 season at least. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Pickleball players, pick up your paddles

Beginners clinic Sunday at Fuller Lake courts

Pickleball players Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson moved to Chemainus in part because of the sport’s prominence here. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Powerskating awards presented for season excellence

Best of each division honoured along with most improved and sportsmanship

Fuller Lake Skating Club.
Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Figure skating and CanSkate awards presented on the ice

Deserving individuals still recognized in pandemic season

Fuller Lake Skating Club.
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fritsch elected president of Mount Brenton Golf Course board of directors

Annual general meeting conducted by Zoom for the first time

Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)