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Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kelowna Raiders crush Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League; Raiders improve to 5-0 with 16-6 romp on the road

North Okanagan Legends went 1-2, including a loss to Penticton, in u16 minor lacrosse action. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan Legends drop lacrosse pair

U16 Tolko squad goes 1-2 in minor lacrosse league play

Vernon’s Hudson Kibblewhite was selected in the second round of the Western Hockey League’s Prospects Draft Thursday, May 19, by the Saskatoon Blades. (Twitter photo)

Vernon teen captures attention of Saskatoon Blades

Hudson Kibblewhite, 15, selected in second round of Western Hockey League Prospects Draft by Blades

The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Armstrong, Vernon host senior lacrosse action Thursday

Shamrocks play TOSLL home opener vs Kamloops; Tigers entertain unbeaten Kelowna; both games at 7:30 p.m.

The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)
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 Christian School’s Junior Boys relay team of Zack Barry (from left), Ben Tishenko, Jaden Overend and Isaac Gauthier smashed the 4x100 metre relay record by more than three seconds at the North and West Zone High School Track and Field Championships last Wednesday, May 11, in Kamloops. (Chris Bannick photo)

Vernon Christian School Royals race to new relay record

Smash junior boys 4 x 100 m relay event at North and West Zone Track and Field finals by more than 3 seconds

Vernon Christian School’s Junior Boys relay team of Zack Barry (from left), Ben Tishenko, Jaden Overend and Isaac Gauthier smashed the 4x100 metre relay record by more than three seconds at the North and West Zone High School Track and Field Championships last Wednesday, May 11, in Kamloops. (Chris Bannick photo)
Coldstream teammates Michael Hails (left) and Riley Spraggs helped the Lindenwood (MO) Lions win an NCAA hockey championship in 2016. The team was recently inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. (File photo)

Coldstream friends collect school Hall of Fame enshrinement

Michael Hails, Riley Spraggs helped Lindenwood University win NCAA hockey title in 2016

Coldstream teammates Michael Hails (left) and Riley Spraggs helped the Lindenwood (MO) Lions win an NCAA hockey championship in 2016. The team was recently inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. (File photo)
The Vernon Jackals (stripes) returned to Salmon Arm Saturday, May 14, and edged the hometown Yeti 31-28 in Okanagan Rugby Union action. (Vernon Jackals file photo)

Vernon Jackals slip past Salmon Arm Yeti

Jackals use second-half rally to score 31-28 Okanagan Rugby Union victory

The Vernon Jackals (stripes) returned to Salmon Arm Saturday, May 14, and edged the hometown Yeti 31-28 in Okanagan Rugby Union action. (Vernon Jackals file photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

The latest scores from Tuesday’s action

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Armstrong Shamrocks visit the Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action tonight, Wednesday, May 18. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Tigers, Armstrong Shamrocks renew pleasantries

Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League rivals square off at 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place

The Armstrong Shamrocks visit the Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action tonight, Wednesday, May 18. Game time is 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Red Lake Miners from Ontario and the Superior International hockey League, featuring Vernon’s Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk, will represent the league at the Centennial Cup (formerly RBC Cup) Canadian Junior A Hockey Championship starting Thursday, May 19, in Estevan, Sask. (Red Lake Miners photo)

Vernon duo mine chance for Centennial Cup

Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk have helped Ontario’s Red Lake Miners to the national Junior A hockey finals

The Red Lake Miners from Ontario and the Superior International hockey League, featuring Vernon’s Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk, will represent the league at the Centennial Cup (formerly RBC Cup) Canadian Junior A Hockey Championship starting Thursday, May 19, in Estevan, Sask. (Red Lake Miners photo)
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 Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

The latest scores from Tuesday’s action

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)
Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers football prospect camp a hit

Current and former players, coaches pleased at success of camp for incoming Grade 8 players

Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)
Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Tigers sneak past expansion Princeton Rangers

Cats capture Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse loop home opener with 10-7 victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon senior Tigers set for home opener Sunday

Tigers slated to host expansion Princeton Rangers, 3 p.m., Kal Tire Place

The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)
Salmon Arm Secondary students compete in Vernon's Ellison Provincial Park Thursday, May 5, 2022, in an event hosted by the Vernon High School Mountain Bike Team. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

High school mountain bikers race through the rain in Vernon

Twice sidelined because of COVID, the students weren’t going to let a little fainfall stop them this year

Salmon Arm Secondary students compete in Vernon's Ellison Provincial Park Thursday, May 5, 2022, in an event hosted by the Vernon High School Mountain Bike Team. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon North Valley Gymnastics members Lily Penner (from left), Penny Bieber, Willow Kane, and Shayla Flanagan helped the club bring home a pile of medals from the Delta Invitational meet at the Richmond Olympic Oval April 29-May 1. (Contributed)

Vernon gymnasts dynamic in Delta

North Valley Gymnastics club members bring home many medals from invitational meet at Olympic Oval

Vernon North Valley Gymnastics members Lily Penner (from left), Penny Bieber, Willow Kane, and Shayla Flanagan helped the club bring home a pile of medals from the Delta Invitational meet at the Richmond Olympic Oval April 29-May 1. (Contributed)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

The latest scores from Tuesday’s action

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)