Football

Vernon Minor Football and Vernon Panthers high school football alumnus Josh Hyer proudly wears the national championship ring he won in November 2019 as a member of the University of Calgary Dinos. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon football product savours national championship ring

Josh Hyer has picked up his Calgary Dinos Canadian University bling - twice

Vernon Minor Football and Vernon Panthers high school football alumnus Josh Hyer proudly wears the national championship ring he won in November 2019 as a member of the University of Calgary Dinos. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Rams head coach Howie Zaron, seen here in a team training video, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He says he is innocent. (Facebook image)

Lower Mainland football head coach faces drug charge

Howie Zaron charged with possession of cocaine, president saying team standing behind him

Rams head coach Howie Zaron, seen here in a team training video, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He says he is innocent. (Facebook image)
Isaac Athens has signed a letter of intent to play with the University of Calgary Dinos. (Contributed)

Kelowna high school football star, water skier, signs with University of Calgary

Isaac Athans, and his family, have a long history of success across various sports in the Okanagan, nationally

Isaac Athens has signed a letter of intent to play with the University of Calgary Dinos. (Contributed)
Coldstream’s Maya Bandy’s final season with the UBCO Heat women’s soccer team won’t happen as the season has been cancelled by Canada West Conference due to COVID-19. The conference announced Monday, June 8, that fall term sports were being cancelled, including soccer, football, rugby 15s and field hockey. The move affects more than a dozen North Okanagan student-athletes. (Photo submitted).

North Okanagan athletes stung by university sports cancellations

More than a dozen local soccer and football university athletes have seasons cancelled by COVID-19

Coldstream’s Maya Bandy’s final season with the UBCO Heat women’s soccer team won’t happen as the season has been cancelled by Canada West Conference due to COVID-19. The conference announced Monday, June 8, that fall term sports were being cancelled, including soccer, football, rugby 15s and field hockey. The move affects more than a dozen North Okanagan student-athletes. (Photo submitted).
Vernon Panthers AA Boys football players Caden Danbrook, Liam Reid, Zachary Smith and Brayden Szeman were welcomed to the University of Calgary Dinos by head coach Wayne Harris on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon high school football stars ready for the next level

Four members of the VSS Panthers will be entering the University of Calgary football program

  • Jun 4, 2020
Vernon Panthers AA Boys football players Caden Danbrook, Liam Reid, Zachary Smith and Brayden Szeman were welcomed to the University of Calgary Dinos by head coach Wayne Harris on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2020. (Contributed)
Linebacker Jordan Williams is shown in a handout photo from a CFL combine. He was selected first overall by the B.C. Lions in the CFL’s entry draft on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Tanouye/CFL MANDATORY CREDIT)

B.C. Lions trade up to take LB Williams with 1st pick in CFL draft

B.C. (5-13) finished last in the West Division last season

Linebacker Jordan Williams is shown in a handout photo from a CFL combine. He was selected first overall by the B.C. Lions in the CFL’s entry draft on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Tanouye/CFL MANDATORY CREDIT)
Vernon students earn football scholarships to University of Calgary

Vernon students earn football scholarships to University of Calgary

Caden Danbrook, Liam Reid, Zach Smith and Brayden Szeman all core pieces of dominant Panthers team

Vernon students earn football scholarships to University of Calgary
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Chiefs beat 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl 54

Kansas City scores 21 unanswered points in fourth quarter

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Roaring start carries Vernon Panthers to victory

Roaring start carries Vernon Panthers to victory

The Panthers defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders 40-0 in exhibition play Friday

Roaring start carries Vernon Panthers to victory
Aiden Jefcoat (left) and Lukas Fink contest for a ball in the air at this year’s Epic Sports Academy, which took place at Highland Park Elementary from Aug. 19-23. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Armstrong summer camp hosts an epic week of sports

Kids aged seven to 13 were taught the basics in basketball, soccer, volleyball and football

Aiden Jefcoat (left) and Lukas Fink contest for a ball in the air at this year’s Epic Sports Academy, which took place at Highland Park Elementary from Aug. 19-23. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Okanagan Sun opened the 2019 season with a 26-3 win over the Kamloops Broncos last Saturday at the Apple Bowl. ( Douglas Farrow-contributor)

Okanagan Sun shine with season-opener win

The Sun beat the Kamloops Bronocs 26-3 on Aug. 3

The Okanagan Sun opened the 2019 season with a 26-3 win over the Kamloops Broncos last Saturday at the Apple Bowl. ( Douglas Farrow-contributor)
Connor Way, from Football to Fashion

Connor Way, from Football to Fashion

Athlete is an MVP on the field and on the runway

  • Mar 8, 2019
Connor Way, from Football to Fashion
(BCLions.com photo)

CFL bans full-contact practices during season

Teams were previously allowed to hold a total of 17 padded practices following training camp

(BCLions.com photo)