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Brendan Hughes with the Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets winds up for a swing during a game versus Vernon on Sunday, July 31. (Roger Knox-Black Press)

Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets take talents to Provincials

Teams facing stiff competition in B.C. championships in Pitt Meadows

  • Aug 4, 2022
The Okanagan Zone champion Vernon Canadians won the bronze medal Sunday, July 31, at the B.C. 11U AAA Baseball Championships in Cloverdale with a win over the Nanaimo Pirates. (Contributed)

Vernon Canadians bag baseball bronze

C’s defeat Nanaimo at B.C. 11U finals in Cloverdale; Vernon, Salmon Arm advance to 15U provincials

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm and her horse Rose took part in the 2022 BC Games in Prince George, July 21 to 24, bringing home four gold medals and a bronze for show jumping. (Csontributed)

Shuswap athletes excel in 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm earns top honours in show jumping

A Skydiving Boogie is planned for the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm from Sept. 2-5, 2022. (Pixabay image)

Skydiving Boogie coming to Salmon Arm’s airport

Shuswap Regional Airport to see registered skydivers gather over four days for the joy of the sport

A Skydiving Boogie is planned for the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm from Sept. 2-5, 2022. (Pixabay image)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members are among more than 20 Shuswap athletes competing the BC Summer Games in Prince George which wrap up July 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members are among more than 20 Shuswap athletes competing the BC Summer Games in Prince George which wrap up July 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members Aida Mills, Julia Reed, Molly Tudan and Kirsten Ely get some time on the water prior to the BC Summer Games in Prince George from July 20 to 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap Rowing Club to send team to BC Summer Games

Seven youth and two coaches to participate in Prince George July 20-24

  • Jul 18, 2022
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members Aida Mills, Julia Reed, Molly Tudan and Kirsten Ely get some time on the water prior to the BC Summer Games in Prince George from July 20 to 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan Elite softball squad off to Westerns

U17B team made up of girls from Naramata to Tappen capture bronze medal at B.C. championships

The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)
The Vernon Jackals celebrate their latest Okanagan Rugby Union championships, a 44-5 romp over the Salmon Arm Yeti in the playoff championship Saturday, July 9, at Grahame Park in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Seventh heaven for Vernon Jackals over Salmon Arm

Club wins Okanagan Rugby Union again, dismantling the visiting Yeti 44-5 at Grahame Park Saturday, July 9

The Vernon Jackals celebrate their latest Okanagan Rugby Union championships, a 44-5 romp over the Salmon Arm Yeti in the playoff championship Saturday, July 9, at Grahame Park in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)

Canadiens trade Shuswap’s Shea Weber to Vegas for forward Evgenii Dadonov

Weber led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final in 2021, but missed this season due to injuries

Former Kelowna Rocket turned Montreal Canadian captain Shea Weber has been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. (Contributed)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Armstrong Shamrocks teammates Kaleb Davis (6) and Jayden Gulka join the Vernon Tigers duo of Thomas Pain (16) and Brady Kuziw in going for a loose ball during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, May 28, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong, Vernon play to third straight TOJLL tie

JR. Lacrosse: Late goal gives Shamrocks a 9-9 draw against hometown Tigers Saturday, May 28

Armstrong Shamrocks teammates Kaleb Davis (6) and Jayden Gulka join the Vernon Tigers duo of Thomas Pain (16) and Brady Kuziw in going for a loose ball during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, May 28, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (34) fends off a check from Brandon Matvenko of the Armstrong Shamrocks as the two rivals played to an 11-11 tie in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Wednesday, May 18, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong Shamrocks rally late to stun Vernon Tigers

Visiting Irish score five times in game’s final 6 minutes for 11-11 TOJLL draw at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (34) fends off a check from Brandon Matvenko of the Armstrong Shamrocks as the two rivals played to an 11-11 tie in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Wednesday, May 18, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kamloops Venom take bite out of Vernon Tigers

Visiting Venom score 13-7 win in Tigers’ Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Jackals nside centre Corey Suastegui (with ball) tries to avoid a Penticton tackler during the team’s 14-12 Okanagan Rugby Union win over the visiting Harlequins at Grahame Park Saturday, April 30. (Erik Gajda photo)

Vernon Jackals complete Penticton sweep

Jackals edge rivals 14-12 in Okanagan Rugby Union home opener at Grahame Park

Vernon Jackals nside centre Corey Suastegui (with ball) tries to avoid a Penticton tackler during the team’s 14-12 Okanagan Rugby Union win over the visiting Harlequins at Grahame Park Saturday, April 30. (Erik Gajda photo)
The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)

Late goal lifts Vernon Tigers to 9-9 TOJLL draw with Armstrong Shamrocks

Two rivals play spirited first league game against one another in three years at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)