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The Okanagan Granfondo has sold out with a record 3,000 cyclists registering for the July 10 event through South Okanagan. (File photo)

From Penticton to Oliver: Okanagan Granfondo bike ride returns next week

The event will close several roads across the South Okanagan on July 10

 

The City of Armstrong and Armstrong Curling Club have been awarded the 2023 Women’s and Open Category B.C. Stick Curling Championships. The provincial tournament will run Feb. 17-19. (Black Press - file photo)

Two major curling events awarded to North Okanagan

Armstrong to host B.C. stick curling finals; Vernon will entertain teams for the B.C. Winter Games event

 

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

 

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers goalie Derek Pereboom goes to retrieve a loose ball created by teammates Tayber McLean (left) and Thomas Pain knocking the ball from Nolan Virgo of the Kamloops Venom during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Saturday, June 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kamloops Venom double Vernon Tigers

TOJLL: Venom win 12th straight; Tigers finish fourth; South OK Flames eliminate Armstrong Shamrocks

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers goalie Derek Pereboom goes to retrieve a loose ball created by teammates Tayber McLean (left) and Thomas Pain knocking the ball from Nolan Virgo of the Kamloops Venom during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Saturday, June 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Clarence Fulton Secondary senior girls volleyball coach Sharon Shaigec (left) accepts her 2021-22 B.C. School Sports Coach of the Year honour. (contributed)

Vernon volleyball coach among B.C.’s best

Sharon Shaigec from Fulton Secondary named one of four B.C. School Sports Coaches of the Year

Clarence Fulton Secondary senior girls volleyball coach Sharon Shaigec (left) accepts her 2021-22 B.C. School Sports Coach of the Year honour. (contributed)
Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs players and coaches work with players from Greater Vernon Minor Hockey’s five u19 teams in a program called Little Mustangs, which won the big Mustangs an Okanagan hockey award for community service. (Screen shot)

WATCH: Vernon minor hockey team mentors younger players

Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs U13 Tier 1 wins Okanagan award for starting Little Mustangs program

Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs players and coaches work with players from Greater Vernon Minor Hockey’s five u19 teams in a program called Little Mustangs, which won the big Mustangs an Okanagan hockey award for community service. (Screen shot)
Vernon Tigers forward Isaac Coombs (right) watches Armstrong Shamrocks forward Isaac Dodge’s stick travel through the air during Vernon’s 9-6 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League win Thursday, June 23, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Tigers stick it to Armstrong Shamrocks

Visiting Tigers score 9-6 TOJLL victory to clinch playoff spot and push ‘Rocks closer to elimination

Vernon Tigers forward Isaac Coombs (right) watches Armstrong Shamrocks forward Isaac Dodge’s stick travel through the air during Vernon’s 9-6 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League win Thursday, June 23, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon rhythmic gymnast Mishra Cameron, 15, of the Okanagan Indian Band, is one of six Interior regional winners of the 2021 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. (Contributed)

Vernon rhythmic gymnast captures Indigenous Premier’s Award

Mishra Cameron, 15, of OKIB, one of six Interior region winners of prestigious honour

  • Jun 23, 2022
Vernon rhythmic gymnast Mishra Cameron, 15, of the Okanagan Indian Band, is one of six Interior regional winners of the 2021 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. (Contributed)
The Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers meet for the fourth and final time in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League tonight, Thursday, 7 p.m., at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The first three meetings have ended in ties. Both teams are tied for the final playoff spot and each club has two games remaining. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Tigers, Armstrong Shamrocks battle for playoff positioning

Junior lacrosse league rivals tied for final playoff spot; played to three ties in three prior meetings

The Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers meet for the fourth and final time in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League tonight, Thursday, 7 p.m., at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The first three meetings have ended in ties. Both teams are tied for the final playoff spot and each club has two games remaining. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Nich Newman of Vernon’s Fulton Secondary won the junior men’s discus gold medal at the recent B.C. Hgh School Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Contributed)

First throw golden for Vernon track athlete

Fulton Secondary’s Nich Newman wins B.C. High School Track And Field gold medal in junior men’s discus

Nich Newman of Vernon’s Fulton Secondary won the junior men’s discus gold medal at the recent B.C. Hgh School Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Contributed)
Under the tutelage of coach Glen Stiven (right), Vernon Rowing Club members Elena Masyte (from left), Jonas Masys, Sierra Munroe and Nolan Stiven each placed top-3 in events at the Delta Deas Scholastic Regatta. (Kerry VanSickle Photo)

Vernon rowers school opponents in Delta

Four rowers bring back top-three results from Delta Deas Scholastic Regatta

Under the tutelage of coach Glen Stiven (right), Vernon Rowing Club members Elena Masyte (from left), Jonas Masys, Sierra Munroe and Nolan Stiven each placed top-3 in events at the Delta Deas Scholastic Regatta. (Kerry VanSickle Photo)
Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at the 2022 Falkland Stampede, picked up a pair of novice saddle bronc victories in Alberta June 15-18 to pad his lead atop the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association’s event standings. (Facebook photo)

Armstrong cowboy increases Canadian pro rodeo standings lead

Jaret Cooper wins twice and has a fourth-place finish at three novice saddle bronc events in Alberta

Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at the 2022 Falkland Stampede, picked up a pair of novice saddle bronc victories in Alberta June 15-18 to pad his lead atop the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association’s event standings. (Facebook photo)
Coldstream’s Berkeley Reid, 11, will play for the B.C.Select Team Brick Junior Canucks at the Brick Super Novice Invitational Hockey Tournament June 29-July 3 at the West Edmonton Mall. (Contributed)

Coldstream hockey player hunting for goals at the Brick

Berkeley Reid, 11, will play for Team B.C. at prestigious Brick Super Novice Invitational event in Edmonton

Coldstream’s Berkeley Reid, 11, will play for the B.C.Select Team Brick Junior Canucks at the Brick Super Novice Invitational Hockey Tournament June 29-July 3 at the West Edmonton Mall. (Contributed)
North Okanagan Pee Wee Legends Seyja Manson (from left), Halle Harty, Summer Kayle, Bailey Kayle, Jordan Payton and Nicole Payton recently made local minor lacrosse history, becoming the first girls to play as a line together on the floor. (Contributed)

North Okanagan lacrosse girls stand tall against boys’ taunting

Six girls on Legends’ team make local history, becoming first all-girls line to play together in a game

North Okanagan Pee Wee Legends Seyja Manson (from left), Halle Harty, Summer Kayle, Bailey Kayle, Jordan Payton and Nicole Payton recently made local minor lacrosse history, becoming the first girls to play as a line together on the floor. (Contributed)
The four-day Hoops and Hustle basketball camp at Vernon’s Clarence Fulton Secondary School has room for more campers in Grades 3-10 (or going into Grades 4-11 in September). The camp runs June 27-30. (Morning Star - file photo)

Top-rated Vernon basketball camp seeks hoop hustlers

Spots open for Hoops and Hustle; open to boys and girls in Grades 3-10 (or going into 4-11)

The four-day Hoops and Hustle basketball camp at Vernon’s Clarence Fulton Secondary School has room for more campers in Grades 3-10 (or going into Grades 4-11 in September). The camp runs June 27-30. (Morning Star - file photo)
Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Lake Country runners Conquer the Lake in support of KidSport

Runners had the choice of a one mile fun run, a 5 km run, or a half-marathon

  • Jun 20, 2022
Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Longtime Vernon curler, coach, instructor, official Sharon Morrison (left) is presented with the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards’ Leadership in Sports honour Friday, June 17, in a ceremony at Vernon’s Spirit Square by awards committee director Ann Holmes. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: North Okanagan sports excellence honoured

Tim Hortons Athletic Awards go to Ina Forrest, Sharon Morrison, Seaton senior girls volleyball team

Longtime Vernon curler, coach, instructor, official Sharon Morrison (left) is presented with the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards’ Leadership in Sports honour Friday, June 17, in a ceremony at Vernon’s Spirit Square by awards committee director Ann Holmes. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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

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)
Armstrong Shamrocks legendary player/coach Lance McGregor will be inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Friday, June 24, at the current Shamrocks’ Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home game against the Kamloops Rattlers. (Justin Bongers Photography)

Armstrong lacrosse legend nets Hall of Fame call

Lance McGregor to be inducted into Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame at Shamrocks home game June 24

Armstrong Shamrocks legendary player/coach Lance McGregor will be inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Friday, June 24, at the current Shamrocks’ Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home game against the Kamloops Rattlers. (Justin Bongers Photography)
Vernon BMX Club member Jennifer Bitz (right) competes at a provincial championship series race indoors in Chilliwack in May. Bitz will compete on her home track Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., as Vernon hosts a provincial series event. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)

Vernon BMX racer chomping at Bitz to compete at home

Jennifer Bitz and Vernon BMX Club teammates host Provincial Championship Series race Sunday, June 19

Vernon BMX Club member Jennifer Bitz (right) competes at a provincial championship series race indoors in Chilliwack in May. Bitz will compete on her home track Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., as Vernon hosts a provincial series event. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)
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