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The 1969-70 Vernon Essos won the first of Vernon’s franchise- and league-best 12 B.C. Junior Hockey League championships a half-century ago. (Photo courtesy of Laurence Quechuck)

Vernon Essos ruled BC Junior Hockey 50 years ago

Essos beat Victoria Cougars four games to two in 1970 to win city’s first junior hockey title

Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon bowlers of the week and other lane highlights

Weekly numbers, averages, high games and other pertinent stats from Vernon’s Lincoln Lanes

The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)

Wenatchee Wild taking BC Hockey League break

Loop’s lone American franchise pulls plug on 20-21 season due to COVID; vow to be back in 2021

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)

Vernon adult volleyball league action continues

Weekly stats from Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall leagues

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mouring the death of former president Len Dergousoff of Salmon Arm. The longtime Revelstoke Grizziies board member, who was president from 1999-2002, lost a year-long battle with cancer at age 80. (Dergousoff family photo)

Former KIJHL president dies after cancer battle

Len Dergousoff, 80, of Salmon Arm, was longtime Revelstoke Grizzlies exec, president 1999-2002

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mouring the death of former president Len Dergousoff of Salmon Arm. The longtime Revelstoke Grizziies board member, who was president from 1999-2002, lost a year-long battle with cancer at age 80. (Dergousoff family photo)
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Youth sports push-ups combined with Sean Hawthorne
Push up harder version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up easier version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up basics with Sean Hawthorne
(North Okanagan Knights photo)

Chase Heat burn North Okanagan Knights before COVID-19 pauses KIJHL

The Knights lost 7-3 Friday, one day before the league announced a two-week pause due to COVID-19

(North Okanagan Knights photo)
The Southern Interior Football Conference’s Peewee division title game between the Vernon Magnums and Kelowna Greys has been postponed to Dec. 9, 2020 due to new COVID restrictions announced by the provincial health officer Thursday, Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

Vernon Magnums’ shot at football title postponed by new COVID-19 restrictions

Southern Interior Peewee championship game now set for Dec. 9, pending changes to the PHO order

The Southern Interior Football Conference’s Peewee division title game between the Vernon Magnums and Kelowna Greys has been postponed to Dec. 9, 2020 due to new COVID restrictions announced by the provincial health officer Thursday, Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)
Vernon bowler Alex Kazimer from Lincoln Lanes qualified for the three-man Team B.C. squad that will compete at the National Youth Challenge, scheduled for March 2021 in Winnipeg, COVID-depending. (Photo contributed)

Vernon bowler qualifies for provincial squad

Alex Kazimer on three-man Team B.C. that will compete at Youth Challenge nationals in Winnipeg

Vernon bowler Alex Kazimer from Lincoln Lanes qualified for the three-man Team B.C. squad that will compete at the National Youth Challenge, scheduled for March 2021 in Winnipeg, COVID-depending. (Photo contributed)
Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon bowlers of the week and other lane highlights

Weekly numbers, averages, high games and other pertinent stats from Vernon’s Lincoln Lanes

Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)

Vernon adult volleyball league action continues

Weekly stats from Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall leagues

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)
The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)

Storm spoil North Okanagan Knights’ home opener

Kamloops scores 3-2 overtime win Sunday, Nov. 15, at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)

Chase Heat rally past North Okanagan Knights

Hometown Heat score three times in final 14 minutes for 7-5 KIJHL win

North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)
Penticton Vees forward Jacob Quillan celebrates his Okanagan Cup-winning overtime goal with teammate Connor Bouchard as the Vees edged the Vernon Vipers 3-2 in the B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament finale Saturday, Nov. 14, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees capture Okanagan Cup overtime thriller

Jacob Quillan scores 74 seconds into OT as Vees edge Vernon Vipers 3-2 in BCHL tourney final

Penticton Vees forward Jacob Quillan celebrates his Okanagan Cup-winning overtime goal with teammate Connor Bouchard as the Vees edged the Vernon Vipers 3-2 in the B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament finale Saturday, Nov. 14, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Vernon Vipers blanked the West Kelowna Warriors 2-0 Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to move on to the Okanagan Cup Finals. (Tami Quan Photography)

Vernon Vipers blank West Kelowna, move on to Okanagan Cup finals

The Vipers will vie for the exhibition tournament title versus Penticton Saturday night

The Vernon Vipers blanked the West Kelowna Warriors 2-0 Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to move on to the Okanagan Cup Finals. (Tami Quan Photography)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil finished the ATP season with a runner-up result at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, following a loss in the finals to Italian Jannik Sinner Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil comes up just short of first ATP title

Local tennis pro finishes runner-up at the Sofia Open with a finals loss Saturday

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil finished the ATP season with a runner-up result at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, following a loss in the finals to Italian Jannik Sinner Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19: North Okanagan parents want arena access as minor hockey games resume

Rink occupancy is limited to 50 people during the pandemic, leaving no room for spectators

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon Baseball Association has teamed up with the City of Vernon and Funtastic Sports Society to install four electronic scoreboards in 2021 at diamonds at Marshall Field and Lakeview Park. (Morning Star - file photo)

Scoreboards to light up Vernon baseball diamonds

Vernon Baseball Association teams with Funtastic and city for four electric scoreboards in 2021

Vernon Baseball Association has teamed up with the City of Vernon and Funtastic Sports Society to install four electronic scoreboards in 2021 at diamonds at Marshall Field and Lakeview Park. (Morning Star - file photo)
Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon bowlers of the week and other lane highlights

Weekly numbers, averages, high games and other pertinent stats from Vernon’s Lincoln Lanes

Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)

Vernon adult volleyball league action continues

Weekly stats from Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall leagues

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)