Football

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Okanagan Sun find end zone seven times in first half

Stay undefeated in B.C. Football Conference

 

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

 

Josh Hyer of the Vernon Secondary Panthers receives a University of Calgary Dinos’ jersey from head coach Wayne Harris Tuesday at Vernon Secondary School in 2017. Hyer helped Harris and the Dinos win a Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship in 2019. The pair will be together on the field in Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 24, when the Dinos take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a CIS U-Sports exhibition football game at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Morning Star file photo)

Preparations continue for Okanagan exhibition college football match

Vernon and Kelowna players star in first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl

 

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)

Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl has Okanagan taste

Calgary Dinos and UBC Thunderbirds’ football rosters littered with local talent; teams play in Vernon Aug. 24

Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)
The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)

Okanagan Sun roll over Raiders

Sun start B.C. Football Conference season in Nanaimo Saturday, July 23, dominating the V.I. Raiders 50-19

The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)
Okanagan Sun Quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)
Okanagan Sun Quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)
Team B.C. defeats Team Manitoba 31-19 for fifth place at the 2022 Football Canada Cup U18 tournament at the Kelowna Apple Bowl Sunday, July 17 . (screen shot)

Team B.C. romps to fifth place at Canada Cup

Four Okanagan players help B.C. defeat Manitoba 31-19 at Kelowna Apple Bowl in U18 football tourney

Team B.C. defeats Team Manitoba 31-19 for fifth place at the 2022 Football Canada Cup U18 tournament at the Kelowna Apple Bowl Sunday, July 17 . (screen shot)
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Team B.C. stomps New Brunswick in U-18 football in Kelowna

B.C. to play Manitoba in fifth-place game

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Team B.C. stomps New Brunswick in U-18 football in Kelowna

B.C. to play Manitoba in fifth-place game

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Former Vernon Panthers defensive back Braden Khunkhun will be joined by Panthers runningback Joe Murphy in suiting up for Team B.C. at the U18 Football Canada Cup starting Monday, July 11, at the Kelowna Apple Bowl. (Contributed)

Vernon football stars suit up for Team B.C.

Braden Khunkhun and Joe Murphy from VSS Panthers program to play at Football Canada Cup in Kelowna

Former Vernon Panthers defensive back Braden Khunkhun will be joined by Panthers runningback Joe Murphy in suiting up for Team B.C. at the U18 Football Canada Cup starting Monday, July 11, at the Kelowna Apple Bowl. (Contributed)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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

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)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
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)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

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Today in B.C.: NFL report chat includes favourite picks, Seahawks QB situation

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL to move hashmarks closer to the centre of field in 2022

Rule changes: 2 QBs allowed on field at the same time

Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
The Vernon Panthers high school football program will host a free identification camp for Grade 6 and 6 players from its feeder schools, BX, Hillview and Silver Star, Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Darren Hove Photo)

Vernon Panthers football hosts prospects camp

Kids in Grade 6 and 7 from BX, Hillview and Silver Star schools can sign up for free, one-day camp

The Vernon Panthers high school football program will host a free identification camp for Grade 6 and 6 players from its feeder schools, BX, Hillview and Silver Star, Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Darren Hove Photo)
Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)

Kelowna football coach under investigation for over-age players, false address registrations

The school has cut ties with former head coach Johannes Van Leenen

  • Apr 25, 2022
Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)