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Rylan Ferster led the Warriors to their only BCHL title and RBC Cup title in 2016.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow

Ferster steps down as Warriors’ coach and GM

Rylan Ferster quits after seven seasons with the BC Hockey League team

Rylan Ferster led the Warriors to their only BCHL title and RBC Cup title in 2016.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow
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Crews douse “suspicious” fires near Munson Pond

Kelowna Fire Department responds to calls of grass fires off Burtch Road

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Warren Henderson                                Steven Diez is the third seed at this week’s Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament.

Diez looks for boost from Kelowna tourney

The top-ranked Canadian at the Kelowna Futures Tournament was once ranked 162nd in the world.

Warren Henderson                                Steven Diez is the third seed at this week’s Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament.
The GolfBC Championship was the third stop of the season on the Mackenzie Tour.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow

GolfBC Championship hits the mark in Kelowna

More than 5,000 fans took in the Mackenzie Tour event at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club

The GolfBC Championship was the third stop of the season on the Mackenzie Tour.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow
Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Robert Dirk (left), Tracey Melesko, Hugh Wong and Heather Mandoli.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Hall of Fame opens doors to six new inductees

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame adds four athletes and two builders for 2018.

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Robert Dirk (left), Tracey Melesko, Hugh Wong and Heather Mandoli.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
West Kelowna’s Tim Dickinson ran 320 kilometres around Okanagan Lake last weekend.                                -Image: Run the Lake/Facebook

West Kelowna man conquers journey around Okanagan Lake

Tim Dickinson circumnavigated Okanagan Lake by foot in under 64 hours

West Kelowna’s Tim Dickinson ran 320 kilometres around Okanagan Lake last weekend.                                -Image: Run the Lake/Facebook
Warren Henderson/Capital News                                Okanagan Golf Club assistant pro Conner Kozak will play in the GolfBC Championship at Gallager’s Canyon for the second time.

Second chance for Kozak at GolfBC Championship

Okanagan Golf Club assistant pro will play on an exemption at next week’s Mackenzie Tour event

Warren Henderson/Capital News                                Okanagan Golf Club assistant pro Conner Kozak will play in the GolfBC Championship at Gallager’s Canyon for the second time.
Contributed                                Kelowna’s Memorial Cup delegation in Regina: (back, left) Bruce Hamilton, Gavin Hamilton and Anne-Marie Hamilton of the Kelowna Rockets, committee chair Tom Dyas, (front) Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna Tourism’s Harvey Hubball.

Building the Bid: The Kelowna Rockets’ case for the 2020 Memorial Cup

The Rockets delegation recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Regina to fine-tune their bid

Contributed                                Kelowna’s Memorial Cup delegation in Regina: (back, left) Bruce Hamilton, Gavin Hamilton and Anne-Marie Hamilton of the Kelowna Rockets, committee chair Tom Dyas, (front) Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna Tourism’s Harvey Hubball.
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Evacuation alerts rescinded in West Kelowna mobile park

Eight properties previously under alert on Westbank First Nation no longer under flood threat

-Image: Brandon Stoneman
Former Mount Allison Mounties quarterback Jakob Loucks is the most highly-touted recruit for the Okanagan Sun.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Highly-sought pivot brings talents, experience to Sun

Jakob Loucks, a two-year university starter at Mount Allison, was conspicuous at Sun spring camp

Former Mount Allison Mounties quarterback Jakob Loucks is the most highly-touted recruit for the Okanagan Sun.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
The OC Coyotes celebrate their first ever Canadian College Baseball Conference.                                -Image: Okanagan College Coyotes

OC Coyotes lay claim to first CCBC title

Coyotes win their first league championship since joining the CCBC 10 seasons ago

The OC Coyotes celebrate their first ever Canadian College Baseball Conference.                                -Image: Okanagan College Coyotes
Ken Law is the new head coach of the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs.                                -Image: Jason Tansem

KIJHL’s Chiefs name Law new head coach

Ken Law, who coached for eight seasons in Osoyoos, has 40 years of coaching experience.

Ken Law is the new head coach of the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs.                                -Image: Jason Tansem
Contributed                                Lake Country’s Maureen (Mo) Deyes plans to play upwards of 150 games this year.

Lake Country senior thrives on ball diamond

Maureen Deys, 73, plays slo-pitch pretty much all year around in both Arizona and Kelowna.

Contributed                                Lake Country’s Maureen (Mo) Deyes plans to play upwards of 150 games this year.
West Kelowna coach and GM Rylan Ferster expects Saskatchewan hockey community to pull together in time of grief                                -Image: Douglas Farrow

Warriors head coach shocked, saddened by tragic bus crash

Rylan Ferster was born in Saskatchewan and played one season with the Humboldt Broncos

West Kelowna coach and GM Rylan Ferster expects Saskatchewan hockey community to pull together in time of grief                                -Image: Douglas Farrow
Kelowna’s Bruce Cook performing a backflip at a Nitro show in 2016.                                -Image: Nitro Circus

FEATURE FRIDAY: A life-changing injury hasn’t stopped this Kelowna man

Losing the use of his legs in 2014 didn’t stop Bruce Cook from performing on his motorbike

Kelowna’s Bruce Cook performing a backflip at a Nitro show in 2016.                                -Image: Nitro Circus
Kelowna Rockets (clockwise, from top left) Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Carsen Twarynski and Kole Lind have joined their respective pro teams for the American Hockey League postseason.

Rockets’ quartet called for AHL duty

Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Kole Lind and Carsen Twarynski join pro clubs for AHL playoffs

Kelowna Rockets (clockwise, from top left) Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Carsen Twarynski and Kole Lind have joined their respective pro teams for the American Hockey League postseason.
Rockets’ defenceman Gordie Ballhorn defends against Tri-City’s Jordan Topping in WHL playoff action Wednesday in Kennewick, Wash.                                -Image: Judy Simpson/Tri-City Americans

Americans push Rockets to edge in WHL playoffs

Tri-City downs Kelowna 5-3 Wednesday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series

Rockets’ defenceman Gordie Ballhorn defends against Tri-City’s Jordan Topping in WHL playoff action Wednesday in Kennewick, Wash.                                -Image: Judy Simpson/Tri-City Americans
UBC Okanagan Heat outstanding athletes of the year (from left): Veronika Fagan, Mitch McCaw and James Casorso.                                -Image: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

Spotlight shines on Heat athletes at annual awards

McCaw, Fagan and Casorso, along with Lars Bornemann and Siobhan Fitzpatrick big UBCO award winners

UBC Okanagan Heat outstanding athletes of the year (from left): Veronika Fagan, Mitch McCaw and James Casorso.                                -Image: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography
Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets battles Tri-City’s Dylan Coghlan in WHL Game 1 playoff action Thursday at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Cindy Rogers/Nyasa Photography

Americans blank Rockets in playoff opener

Patrick Dea stops all 39 shots to lead Tri-City to victory in Game 1 in Kelowna

Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets battles Tri-City’s Dylan Coghlan in WHL Game 1 playoff action Thursday at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Cindy Rogers/Nyasa Photography
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Olson and the Tri-City Americans will do battle with Kaedan Korczak and the Kelowna Rockets in the opening round of the WHL playoffs, beginning Thursday at Prospera Place.

Well-matched, Rockets vs Ams in round 1

Kelowna and Tri-City split four meetings during the WHL’s regular season

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Olson and the Tri-City Americans will do battle with Kaedan Korczak and the Kelowna Rockets in the opening round of the WHL playoffs, beginning Thursday at Prospera Place.