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The rivalry between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Vernon Vipers continues as the Vipers hand the Silverbacks their second narrow defeat on home ice at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Pure Life Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks endure overtime defeat by Vernon Vipers

Final score in nail-biting exhibition game was 5-4 for the Vernon squad

The rivalry between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Vernon Vipers continues as the Vipers hand the Silverbacks their second narrow defeat on home ice at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Pure Life Photography)
Jayden Price takes a tumble at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ second exhibition game held at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Aug. 23. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Jayden Price takes a tumble at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ second exhibition game held at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Aug. 23. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Over the August long weekend, the Shuswap Mariners Slo-Pitch team headed to Kelowna to compete against the top slow pitch teams from across Canada and took home the gold. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap Mariners win national gold in Kelowna

All batters had over a 500 batting average

Over the August long weekend, the Shuswap Mariners Slo-Pitch team headed to Kelowna to compete against the top slow pitch teams from across Canada and took home the gold. (Photo submitted)
Silverbacks trade team captain for considerations

Silverbacks trade team captain for considerations

Defenceman seeks to further career with Prince George Spruce Kings

Silverbacks trade team captain for considerations
The Salmon Arm’s Outlaws team ended the season with two wins and two losses at the Midget Box Provincial Championship in Langley. (Submitted)
The Salmon Arm’s Outlaws team ended the season with two wins and two losses at the Midget Box Provincial Championship in Langley. (Submitted)
Both the PeeWee A and PeeWee AA teams qualified for provincials over the weekend at their zone competitions. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm Hornets to swarm provincial championships

Three Salmon Arm baseball teams qualify for tourney in Mission

Both the PeeWee A and PeeWee AA teams qualified for provincials over the weekend at their zone competitions. (Photo submitted)
Morning Star - file photo

Morgan’s deuce lift Sistas past Sir Winston’s

North Okanagan Women’s Soccer; PV Dental have tough time with Shuswap foes

Morning Star - file photo
Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the Okanagan Rugby League final Saturday at Grahame Park. Beck and the Jackals won their fourth straight ORU title with a 33-12 victory. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Jackals score Okanagan rugby four-peat

Strong second half propels Jackals to fourth consecutive Okanagan Rugby Union championship

Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the Okanagan Rugby League final Saturday at Grahame Park. Beck and the Jackals won their fourth straight ORU title with a 33-12 victory. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon player triple winner at home court tennis event

Vernon player triple winner at home court tennis event

Kalamalkla Club director Meryl Ogden wins three events at club’s Canada Day Open tourney

Vernon player triple winner at home court tennis event
The annual BCHL Showcase is slated to return Oct. 2 through 5, but revamped as 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival. Part of the changes this year includes adding Penticton as a second host city for the Interior teams. Jenna Hauck/Black Press

Okanagan city added as second host for BCHL’s annual Showcase event

League announcesthat they are re-launching the annual event to increase reach and inclusion

The annual BCHL Showcase is slated to return Oct. 2 through 5, but revamped as 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival. Part of the changes this year includes adding Penticton as a second host city for the Interior teams. Jenna Hauck/Black Press
Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Unity fighter in Vancouver against Hugh Gleeson, the top-rated welterweight in Canada in amateur MMA

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
(Submitted photo)

Big White will host inaugural Women’s Slopestyle Tour

Bike park announces new events, more accessible trail for 2019 season

(Submitted photo)
Both tires of Joal Borggard’s bike leave the trail as he races downhill near the finish line of the 2019 Salty Dog Enduro on Sunday, May 12. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update/video: Riders overcome dusty trails of Salty Dog Enduro

Annual endurance mountain bike race saw hundreds of riders tackle the South Canoe trails

Both tires of Joal Borggard’s bike leave the trail as he races downhill near the finish line of the 2019 Salty Dog Enduro on Sunday, May 12. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted their Spring Fling Tournament on Saturday, May 11. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosts Spring Fling tourney

A fun social tournament kicked off the club’s season

  • May 12, 2019
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted their Spring Fling Tournament on Saturday, May 11. (Photo contributed)
Riley Jepson won awards for top batting average and tying for the most home runs. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Riley Jepson wins baseball award

Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference awards for batting average and home runs

Riley Jepson won awards for top batting average and tying for the most home runs. (File photo)
Emily Williams placed first out of 27 racers in the XCO women’s division. (Pixabay)

Salmon Arm cyclist takes gold on Sunshine Coast

Emily Williams speeds through Coaster 50 held in Sechelt on May 4

Emily Williams placed first out of 27 racers in the XCO women’s division. (Pixabay)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward signs with U.S. university

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward signs with U.S. university

In five playoff games against the Vernon Vipers Jack Sampson scored one goal and one assist

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward signs with U.S. university
Okanagan lacrosse leagues ready for regular season

Okanagan lacrosse leagues ready for regular season

Vernon Tigers (x2), and Armstrong Shamrocks begin junior and senior league play this weekend

Okanagan lacrosse leagues ready for regular season