Lacrosse

North Okanagan Pee Wee Legends Seyja Manson (from left), Halle Harty, Summer Kayle, Bailey Kayle, Jordan Payton and Nicole Payton recently made local minor lacrosse history, becoming the first girls to play as a line together on the floor. (Contributed)

North Okanagan lacrosse girls stand tall against boys’ taunting

Six girls on Legends’ team make local history, becoming first all-girls line to play together in a game

 

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

 

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 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)
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)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan Lacrosse league breaks ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
The North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat played to a 5-5 deadlock on Monday night, April 18, at the Kal Tire Place North in Vernon.

North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat draw 5-5 in early-season lacrosse action

The bantam division’s provincial championships will go in Vernon from July 14 to 17

The North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat played to a 5-5 deadlock on Monday night, April 18, at the Kal Tire Place North in Vernon.
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon Tigers, Armstrong Shamrocks to break TOJLL ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

VIDEO: Pro lacrosse player hopes to grow the sport in South Okanagan with new youth camps

Garrett McIntosh, a 7 year NLL veteran, is sharing lacrosse skills and knowledge with Penticton youth

Professional lacrosse player Garrett McIntosh’s summer lacrosse camps in Penticton are open to all ability levels and ages — even those brand new to the sport. McIntosh is a seven year veteran of the National Lacrosse League. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host a pair of one-day tournament-style games featuring the league’s five franchises Saturday, July 10, in Armstrong, and Saturday, July 24, in Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan lacrosse loop returning to floor

Thompson Okanagan Junior League’s five franchises to hold tournament-style days July 10 and 24 in Armstrong, Kelowna

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host a pair of one-day tournament-style games featuring the league’s five franchises Saturday, July 10, in Armstrong, and Saturday, July 24, in Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)
North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse cancels box season

COVID-19 wipes out indoor lacrosse; group hopeful outdoor field season will start in August

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
New Langley Thunder goaltender Frank Scigliano played for England at the World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship this past September at Langley Events Centre. the 2020 Western Lacrosse Association season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Paul Yates Langley Events Centre photo)

Mann Cup, Ontario and B.C. lacrosse seasons cancelled due to COVID-19

The MSL and WLA seasons were originally scheduled to begin later this month

New Langley Thunder goaltender Frank Scigliano played for England at the World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship this past September at Langley Events Centre. the 2020 Western Lacrosse Association season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Paul Yates Langley Events Centre photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan junior lacrosse league milestone season cancelled

COVID-19 wipes out 20th season of Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League before getting started

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)
The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League cancels season

Unanimous decision among the four teams in Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops

The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Tigers (white) and South Okanagan Flames, along with the Kamloops Venom, will welcome teams from Kelowna and Armstrong into the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan junior lacrosse league adding two teams

Armstrong Shamrocks return with Shuswap connection; Kelowna Kodiaks join TOJLL as expansion team

The Vernon Tigers (white) and South Okanagan Flames, along with the Kamloops Venom, will welcome teams from Kelowna and Armstrong into the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for 2020. (Black Press file photo)