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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (right, in action against the Alberta Golden Bears) is a top-20 prospect for the 2021 CFL draft. (Bob Frid - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

Vernon football standout ranks CFL coverage

Ben Hladik of UBC Thunderbirds ranked No. 16 in top-20 CFL scouting bureau list for 2021 entry draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (right, in action against the Alberta Golden Bears) is a top-20 prospect for the 2021 CFL draft. (Bob Frid - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
Kobe Funk, the North Okanagan Knights’ stats recorder and video assistant, is planning on a long career in sports management, having overcome many obstacles life has thrown at him. (Photo submitted)

Funk draws smiles from North Okanagan Knights

Volunteer Kobe Funk has come a long way since a premature birth and cerebral palsy diagnosis

Kobe Funk, the North Okanagan Knights’ stats recorder and video assistant, is planning on a long career in sports management, having overcome many obstacles life has thrown at him. (Photo submitted)
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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
How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL

How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL

Dedication and an ability to drown out the noise in uncertain times has Perets on top of his game

How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL
The Penticton Vees defeated the Vernon Vipers 4-0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the South Okanagan Events centre to remain undefeated through five Okanagan Cup games. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees shutout Vernon Vipers, improve Okanagan cup record to 5-0

Kaeden Lane earns the 18-save shutout and four different players net goals for the Vees

The Penticton Vees defeated the Vernon Vipers 4-0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the South Okanagan Events centre to remain undefeated through five Okanagan Cup games. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Alexis Lafreniere smiles while looking at his results on the clock during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects team white on-ice skills testing in Hamilton, Ont. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Alexis Lafreniere smiles while looking at his results on the clock during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects team white on-ice skills testing in Hamilton, Ont. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Vernon Magnums receiver Oliver Harkness (with ball, in a 2019 game) scored twice to help lead the Magnums to a 23-14 win over Kelowna Grey as the Southern Interior Football Conference kicked off its 2020 Peewee Division in Kelowna. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Magnums rally past Kelowna

Southern Interior Football Conference Peewee Division starts its 2020 regular season

Vernon Magnums receiver Oliver Harkness (with ball, in a 2019 game) scored twice to help lead the Magnums to a 23-14 win over Kelowna Grey as the Southern Interior Football Conference kicked off its 2020 Peewee Division in Kelowna. (Morning Star file photo)
Sandy Moger has stepped down as director of hockey operations with Greater Vernon Minor Hockey after 13 years. (Facebook photo)

Vernon minor hockey seeks new director of operations

Citing a need for a change, Sandy Moger steps down after 13 years

Sandy Moger has stepped down as director of hockey operations with Greater Vernon Minor Hockey after 13 years. (Facebook photo)
Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to begin season Nov. 13

Home openers scheduled as 14 of 17 teams will participate in this year’s Junior B season

Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships

Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships

Kyla Inaba also awarded 2020 Community Leadership Bursary

Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships
Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)
Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

Superstar self-quarantining at home, experiencing mild symptoms

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Coldstream’s John Hegler receives another beer stein from Hillview Golf Course after recording the 17th hole-in-one of his career - all at Hillview - on Thursday, Oct. 1. (Hillview Facebook photo)

Coldstream golfer king of the ace

John Hegler shoots career aces No. 16 and 17, all at Vernon’s Hillview Golf Course, in 3-week span

Coldstream’s John Hegler receives another beer stein from Hillview Golf Course after recording the 17th hole-in-one of his career - all at Hillview - on Thursday, Oct. 1. (Hillview Facebook photo)
Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks lost the first two games of their pre-season to the Penticton Vees. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks lose first two exhibition games

The ‘Backs are one of four teams in the running for the pre-season Okanagan Cup

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks lost the first two games of their pre-season to the Penticton Vees. (File photo)
Sports back at play in Vernon schools

Sports back at play in Vernon schools

Gymnasiums opened up within the district for school-organized sports only

Sports back at play in Vernon schools
The Vernon and Area Senior Slow Pitch League was able to play in 2020 under strict COVID-19 regulations thanks to the efforts of league organizers Steve and Yvonne Feedham, who were given trophies and a gift card for their work. (Photo submitted)

Vernon softball league thanks organizers

Steve and Yvonne Feedham recognized for guiding Vernon Senior Slow Pitch through COVID

The Vernon and Area Senior Slow Pitch League was able to play in 2020 under strict COVID-19 regulations thanks to the efforts of league organizers Steve and Yvonne Feedham, who were given trophies and a gift card for their work. (Photo submitted)
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette tags out Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena (56) as he gets caught attempting to steal second base during the sixth inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette tags out Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena (56) as he gets caught attempting to steal second base during the sixth inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Vernon’s Larry Chalmers, 91, set a new B.C. record in the hammer throw at the recent Cory Holly Track and Field Classic at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (File photo)

Vernon senior sets provincial record at local track meet

Cory Holly Classic at Greater Vernon Athletic Park sees six new records established

Vernon’s Larry Chalmers, 91, set a new B.C. record in the hammer throw at the recent Cory Holly Track and Field Classic at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (File photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil fell in the first round of the French Open men’s singles tennis championship for the seventh straight time Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Canadian Press file photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil ousted at French Open

Paris has never been kind to Vernon tennis star, now 0-7 at the Grand Slam event

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil fell in the first round of the French Open men’s singles tennis championship for the seventh straight time Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Canadian Press file photo)