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Vernon’s Austin Armanini will play next week at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer excited for Canadian championships

Austin Armanini among a trio of North Okanagan golfers set to tee it up at Canadian Junior Boys finals in Quebec

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Stanley Cup makes Vernon appearance

Cup brought to private function by Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Stacy Roest of Coldstream

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers star and Team Canada finished Group A play at 1-2 after a 76-66 loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1, and now must wait to see if they qualify for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka basketball star waits to see if berth in Tokyo Olympics medal round is a go

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had four points in 76-66 Canada loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1; Canada at 1-2 waits for other results

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout helps lift Canada into win column at Tokyo Olympics

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe scores four points as Canada romps past South Korea 74-53 in women’s basketball

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
The weekly results from the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club’s men’s night event are in. (Morning Star file photo)
The weekly results from the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club’s men’s night event are in. (Morning Star file photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Vernon BMX held its first race night July 6, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

North Okanagan sports groups get pandemic relief cash

A total of 42 organizations from the Thompson Okanagan receive money from the Local Sport Relief Fund

Vernon BMX held its first race night July 6, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Jackals tackler Jed Miller (3, right) stops Salmon Arm Yeti back Jeff Miller (no relation) in his tracks during Okanagan Rugby Union Action Saturday, July 24, at Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Sports Field. (Vernon Jackals photo)

Vernon Jackals dismantle Salmon Arm Yeti as Okanagan Rugby Union kicks off

Four-time defending champion Jackals roll to 79-7 victory in season opener

Vernon Jackals tackler Jed Miller (3, right) stops Salmon Arm Yeti back Jeff Miller (no relation) in his tracks during Okanagan Rugby Union Action Saturday, July 24, at Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Sports Field. (Vernon Jackals photo)
Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)

Team Red bounces past Team White at Lake Country tennis tourney

Lake Country Tennis Association’s sixth Team Tournament draws field of 28 players, four teams of seven

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)
Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers star nets 8 points in Tokyo Olympics

Canada falls 72-68 to Serbia at Tokyo Olympics; Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe starts

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, finished second in his division at the latest Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series stop in Kamloops. (Michael Briones - Black Press)

Vernon resort golfer second in division at junior tour stop

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna played in the juvenile division at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour stop in Kamloops

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, finished second in his division at the latest Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series stop in Kamloops. (Michael Briones - Black Press)
Nancy Laframboise of the host club chips onto the sixth green during the 18-hole Spallumcheen Ladies Open golf tournament Wednesday, July 21, at the Spallumcheen Golf Club. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Two Eagles golfer No. 1 at Spallumcheen ladies tourney

Jessica Claggett takes top low gross honours at the annual Spallumcheen Ladies Open

Nancy Laframboise of the host club chips onto the sixth green during the 18-hole Spallumcheen Ladies Open golf tournament Wednesday, July 21, at the Spallumcheen Golf Club. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan golfers collect PGA of BC wins

Conner Kozak and Rob Anderson take home top honours at Assistants’/Seniors’ championships, respectively

Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)
Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)

First career pro victory for Vernon golfer

Bryce Barker of Vernon Golf and Country Club shoots 10-under-par to win Vancouver Golf Tour event in Pitt Meadows

Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)
Vernon’s Team Goodwood finished second in their division at the NSA Provincial Slo-Pitch Finals in Kamloops to qualify for the national championships in September back in Kamloops. Goodwood members include (from left): Laura Vallier, Kurtis Payne, Melissa Gauthier, Paige Leavitt, Coach Wes Gebhardt, Cody Wikman, Amanda Caldow, Tyler Droder, Jason Nelson, Ed Harris, Andrew Owen, Brandy Griffin, and Trevor Griffin (and future Goodwood players Aidan 13, Anderson 10, Alexandra 7, Aubrey 1.5). (Contributed)

Vernon softball squad off to nationals

Team Goodwood plays 11 games in 48 hours to finish in division at provincial championships in Kamloops

Vernon’s Team Goodwood finished second in their division at the NSA Provincial Slo-Pitch Finals in Kamloops to qualify for the national championships in September back in Kamloops. Goodwood members include (from left): Laura Vallier, Kurtis Payne, Melissa Gauthier, Paige Leavitt, Coach Wes Gebhardt, Cody Wikman, Amanda Caldow, Tyler Droder, Jason Nelson, Ed Harris, Andrew Owen, Brandy Griffin, and Trevor Griffin (and future Goodwood players Aidan 13, Anderson 10, Alexandra 7, Aubrey 1.5). (Contributed)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

Largest field of year – 98 players – tackle course

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place North played host to the Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Camp July 13-16. The camp, normally held in Kelowna, was moved to Vernon due to some maintenance work being done, and featured some of the elite players born in 2002 to 2007 in Western Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

VIDEO: Vernon hosts elite Western Canadian hockey players

Toronto-based Power Edge Pro Hockey moves camp from Kelowna to Vernon

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place North played host to the Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Camp July 13-16. The camp, normally held in Kelowna, was moved to Vernon due to some maintenance work being done, and featured some of the elite players born in 2002 to 2007 in Western Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Hunter Donohoe is one of five recipients of the B.C. Hockey League’s Shaw Scholarship. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers d-man picks up B.C. Hockey League scholarship

Hunter Donohoe one of five league players receiving Shaw Scholarship

Vernon Vipers defenceman Hunter Donohoe is one of five recipients of the B.C. Hockey League’s Shaw Scholarship. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)

Vernon golfer scores rare albatross

Dave Desnoyer sinks a deuce from 175 yards on par-5 425-yard 12th hole at The Rise

A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)