College Athletics

Fullton Secondary Grade 12 runner Ashton Takhar has signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of New Brunswick Reds of Canadian U-SPORTS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon distance runner legs out Maritimes university deal

Distance runner Ashton Takhar, 17, of Fulton Secondary has signed with the University of New Brunswick

 

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Vernon to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

 

(Photo - Contributed)

UBC Okanagan golfers to tee off at Canadian championships

The event is taking place in Bromont, Quebec

 

George Elliot Secondary School (Lake Country) graduate Ireland Perrott (left) and the UBC Thunderbirds finished fifth at the U-Sports National Women’s Hockey Championships in Charlottetown. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)

UBC women fifth at U-Sports hockey national finals

Heartbreaking 1-0 OT loss in opening game was only goal UBC allowed in three contests

George Elliot Secondary School (Lake Country) graduate Ireland Perrott (left) and the UBC Thunderbirds finished fifth at the U-Sports National Women’s Hockey Championships in Charlottetown. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)
Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)

Vernon volleyball player celebrates national title

Landon Currie and the Alberta Golden Bears won the men’s U-Sports national championship in Winnipeg

Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)
Vernon’s Jenna Fletcher (right) and the UBC Thunderbirds begin their quest for a Canadian U-Sports Women’s Hockey championship Thursday, March 24, in Charlottetown. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics Photo)

North Okanagan, Lake Country athletes seek university sports titles

Players going after Canadian championships in women’s hockey, women and men’s volleyball

Vernon’s Jenna Fletcher (right) and the UBC Thunderbirds begin their quest for a Canadian U-Sports Women’s Hockey championship Thursday, March 24, in Charlottetown. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics Photo)
Lake Country’s Chanreet Bassi’s overtime goal gave the UBC Thunderbirds a 1-0 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies and a two-game sweep of the Canada West Women’s Hockey Championship in Vancouver. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)

Lake Country forward’s heroics lift UBC women to Canada West hockey crown

Chanreet Bassi scores game’s lone goal in overtime in 1-0 T-Birds series-clinching win over Saskatchewan

Lake Country’s Chanreet Bassi’s overtime goal gave the UBC Thunderbirds a 1-0 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies and a two-game sweep of the Canada West Women’s Hockey Championship in Vancouver. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Matthew Culling (right) has committed to his hometown University of Regina Cougars for the 2022-23 hockey season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers forward to play college hockey at home

Matt Culling, from Regina, commits to U. of Regina; Vipers host West Kelowna Warriors Wed., March 9, 7 p.m.

Vernon Vipers forward Matthew Culling (right) has committed to his hometown University of Regina Cougars for the 2022-23 hockey season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon’s Brianna Falk (middle) of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC. (Conan Shing Photography)

Vernon’s Falk fantastic for UBCO Heat hoops

Graduating senior Brianna Falk, with help from sister and teammates, leads Heat to big win over UBC

Vernon’s Brianna Falk (middle) of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC. (Conan Shing Photography)
Noah Carlson with the kill for the UBCO Heat (Photo - Kassandra Kartar)

UBCO basketball splits, men’s volleyball falls short and Chiefs win on Friday night

The UBCO women’s basketball team won big while the men lost in a heart breaker

Noah Carlson with the kill for the UBCO Heat (Photo - Kassandra Kartar)
UBCO to recognize fall athletics with Fall Success celebration during basketball games Friday night (Photo credits: Rich Lam/Julie Pringle-Snap Photography/GetMyPhoto.ca-HuskieAthletics)

UBCO athletes to be recognized at Fall Success celebration

Fall athletes will be recognized for their championships and outstanding achievements

UBCO to recognize fall athletics with Fall Success celebration during basketball games Friday night (Photo credits: Rich Lam/Julie Pringle-Snap Photography/GetMyPhoto.ca-HuskieAthletics)
Coldstream’s Kelsey Fillion won three bronze medals for the University of Manitoba at the Canada West swimming championships. (UMAN Photo)

Coldstream swimmer bronzed at Canada West finals

Kelsey Fillion, swimming for U. of Manitoba, wins three bronze medals in Edmonton

Coldstream’s Kelsey Fillion won three bronze medals for the University of Manitoba at the Canada West swimming championships. (UMAN Photo)
Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)

Vernon’s Falk on fire for UBCO Heat

Kelsey Falk leads Heat women’s basketball team to first-ever win over UBC rivals

Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)
Former Vernon Panthers standout guard Leon Schenker (5) has committed to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks for 2021-22. (File photo)

Vernon Panthers alum commits to Lethbridge Kodiaks

Leon Schenker to play basketball in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference with Lethbridge College

Former Vernon Panthers standout guard Leon Schenker (5) has committed to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks for 2021-22. (File photo)
Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)

Big games from Vernon player boost UBCO women’s hoops

Kelsey Falk has pair of double-doubles as Heat take two of three exhibition games in Alberta

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)
Vernon Panthers head coach Sean Smith (second from right) visits former players Brady Szeman (from left), Zack Smith, Liam Reid and Josh Hyer at the University of Calgary. Two current Panthers – Roan Reid and Kolby Thorpe - have committed to the Dinos for 2022. (U of Calgary Dinos photo)

The Vernon pipeline to U of Calgary

Four Vernon Panthers alumni suit up for reigning Canadian university football champs; two more on the way

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Vernon Panthers head coach Sean Smith (second from right) visits former players Brady Szeman (from left), Zack Smith, Liam Reid and Josh Hyer at the University of Calgary. Two current Panthers – Roan Reid and Kolby Thorpe - have committed to the Dinos for 2022. (U of Calgary Dinos photo)
Vernon’s Kendra Jones-Munk is the Canada West U-Sports Conference’s women’s golfer of the week for her strong showing at a tournament near Edmonton. (Canada West photo)

Player of the Week honours for Vernon golfer

Kendra Jones-Munk of UBCO Heat ties for first at tournament near Edmonton

Vernon’s Kendra Jones-Munk is the Canada West U-Sports Conference’s women’s golfer of the week for her strong showing at a tournament near Edmonton. (Canada West photo)
Okanagan high school girls volleyball players Georgia MacLean of Lake Country’s George Elliot Secondary (from left), Olivia Pederson of Vernon Christian School, Kassidy Schaper-Kotter of Vernon Secondary and Makenna Lane from W.L. Seaton Secondary have signed to play college volleyball with Abbotsford’s Columbia Bible College. (File photos)

Fraser Valley college inks quartet of Okanagan recruits

Columbia Bible College Bearcats in Abbotsford sign four players to women’s volleyball squad

Okanagan high school girls volleyball players Georgia MacLean of Lake Country’s George Elliot Secondary (from left), Olivia Pederson of Vernon Christian School, Kassidy Schaper-Kotter of Vernon Secondary and Makenna Lane from W.L. Seaton Secondary have signed to play college volleyball with Abbotsford’s Columbia Bible College. (File photos)
Former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tuft, right, is one of 11 former B.C. Hockey League players nominated for NCAA Hockey’s biggest individual honour, the Hobey Baker Award. Tufto, from Minnesota, played the 2015-16 season with the Snakes. He’s now a senior and captain of the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Hamden, Conn. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Former Vernon Vipers star nominated for top college hockey award

Odeen Tufto of Quinnipiac University is one of 11 ex-BCHLers nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tuft, right, is one of 11 former B.C. Hockey League players nominated for NCAA Hockey’s biggest individual honour, the Hobey Baker Award. Tufto, from Minnesota, played the 2015-16 season with the Snakes. He’s now a senior and captain of the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Hamden, Conn. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon’s Nya Derkach of the Fulton Maroons (with ball) has been recruited to play university hoops for the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)

WolfPack howling over Vernon player

Thompson Rivers University women’s basketball recruits 6-foot-1 Nya Derkach from Fulton Secondary

Vernon’s Nya Derkach of the Fulton Maroons (with ball) has been recruited to play university hoops for the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)