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Touch rugby for kids

Apr 8, 2015 / 2:00 pm

A new touch sevens rugby league for kids is set to launch this month in Kelowna. Touch sevens is the non-contact version of rugby sevens, which is being introduced as a new Olympic sport in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The game will be offered to 10-12 year old boys and girls, beginning April...

Canada solid at Whistler Cup

Apr 5, 2015 / 7:45 am

Catherine Dufresne of Montreal won the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom under warm and sticky snow conditions at the Whistler Cup alpine skiing competition on Saturday. Nikola Bubakova of the Czech Republic won the women's GS with a two-run combined time of one minute 53.47...

96,000 fans miss baseball

Apr 4, 2015 / 4:15 pm

It was mission accomplished for Montreal baseball advocates as over 96,000 fans came out for two Toronto Blue Jays exhibition games at Olympic Stadium. On Friday, 46,314 people watched the Blue Jays lose 2-0 to the Cincinnati Reds. On Saturday afternoon, more than 50,000 people showed up as the...

Swimmer breaks record

Mar 23, 2015 / 4:30 pm

A Kelowna swimmer has swam away with some major college hardware at the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Kierra Smith is a graduate of Immaculata Regional High School and currently a junior at the University of Minnesota. She was crowned as national champion this past...

May the best curlers win

Mar 18, 2015 / 8:20 pm

The best curlers throughout B.C. will compete for the remaining provincial title of the season over the next four days. The eight teams participating in the AMJ Campbell BC mixed provincial curling championships include silver medalists from men's, women's, senior men's and junior...

Coyotes open regular season

Mar 18, 2015 / 11:47 am

The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team hosts the University of Calgary Dinos and Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs this weekend. The Coyotes kick off the 2015 Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season, Friday, 6 p.m., versus UofC, at Elks Stadium. "We are excited to start...

Athlete tops in tramp

Mar 18, 2015 / 10:53 am

A Kelowna trampoline athlete was deemed best in Canada last weekend. Danielle Gruber, 16, of DEKA Trampoline in Kelowna, earned the lofty mantle during competition at Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. The event attracted Olympians and world champion athletes from across the country. The...

Swimming to second place

Mar 15, 2015 / 2:00 pm

A swim club from the South Okanagan has really made a name for itself. The KISU swim club from Penticton took to the water with a vengeance at the AAA Provincial Championships in Surrey earlier this month. Their 22 swimmers came away with 38 medals, including 12 gold. There were 53 swim clubs...

Knights win championship

Mar 15, 2015 / 12:45 pm

It was a battle of two Kelowna schools in the final of the 2015 BC High School Boys 1A basketball championships. But in the end, the Kelowna Christian Knights came away victorious with a 59-46 win over the Immaculata Mustangs Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. “Our theme for...

MMA club celebrates success

Mar 12, 2015 / 6:56 pm

A local mixed martial arts club has had a great run lately, in competitions all over the world. Team Toshido MMA had fighters compete in Merritt, Edmonton and Brazil last month, and each came away victorious. It all began with amateur fighter Tanya Nijjar, who made her debut at the UCL...

Saints earn heavenly bronze

Mar 12, 2015 / 12:08 pm

Heritage Christian School's first foray into competition at the provincial level earned the Saints a bronze medal. The senior girls basketball team were medalists at the provincial single-A championships held in Lumby last weekend. It was the first time in the school's nearly 30-year...

Mustangs win first AA title

Mar 11, 2015 / 2:38 pm

The Immaculata Mustangs won their first ever AA provincial championship this past weekend. The Mustangs beat St. Thomas Moore by five, and little flower by 13. "The three seniors, Emma Johnson, Jaedyn Penkala and Lindsay Lalash, were huge all tournament and stepped up big," head...

Soccer girls win gold

Mar 11, 2015 / 2:26 pm

The Kelowna United Chaos U14 girls soccer team won the gold medal and the Mayor's Cup trophy this past weekend. Kelowna was one of 297 teams participating in the Surrey tournament. In the first two games of the tournament, the Kelowna team gained the maximum amount of points while their...

Coyotes sweep weekend

Mar 9, 2015 / 9:54 am

The Okanagan College Coyotes opened their home schedule under sunny skies this past weekend. The Coyotes jumped all over the Eastern Washington University Eagles outscoring them 37-3. "It was a very good weekend. We competed on the mound, in the field and at the plate. It was nice to...

KSS girls take bronze

Mar 8, 2015 / 1:40 pm

The Kelowna Secondary School junior girls basketball team is the third best team in the province. They earned the designation at this weekend’s provincial championships by defeating Oak Bay (Victoria) 52-40 in the bronze medal game. Entering the tournament as the fifth seed, their goal...

Cotter eliminated at Brier

Mar 6, 2015 / 11:49 am

Jim Cotter's hope for another long Brier run has been dashed. The B.C. championship rink out of the Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs fell 4-2 to Saskatchewan Friday morning in a "win and you're in, lose and you're out" game. Cotter held held his fate and the fates of...

Cotter: 2 down 1 to go

Mar 5, 2015 / 3:45 pm

UPDATE 3:45 P.M. There remains a light at the end of the tunnel as Jim Cotter hopes to play for a chance to capture the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Cotter won his second straight Thursday, a 7-4 victory over New Brunswick. The win moved the B.C. champions to 5-5 with one round robin...

Cotter's Brier dream fading

Mar 4, 2015 / 10:30 pm

UPDATE 10 P.M. Jim Cotter is all but out of contention at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Cotter and his rink from the Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs fell 8-3 to Manitoba Wednesday night in what was a virtual must-win game for both rinks who already found themselves sitting with four...

Mixed day for Cotter at Brier

Mar 3, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Jim Cotter continues to have his ups and downs at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Cotter split a pair of games Tuesday to sit at 3-3 just past the midway point of the round robin. He sits in a tie for sixth with Manitoba and Alberta in the standings. Just the top four teams will advance...

Cotter bounces back at Brier

Mar 2, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Jim Cotter and his B.C. rink from the Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs has found the win column again. After a pair of losses on the weekend, Cotter bounced back Monday with a 6-3 win over previously unbeaten Brad Guschue from Nfld. Trailing 3-2 after four, Cotter blanked the fifth, sixth and...

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