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Sports News

Pickleball season kicks off

May 12, 2019 / 11:24 am

The bright pings of whiffle balls against paddles rang out like a popcorn machine at Marshall Fields in Vernon Saturday during the inaugural Spring Fling...

Team Canada hits Kelowna

May 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

One of the world's top men's fastball teams will be coming to Kelowna over the May long weekend. Canada's national men's team will be holding a...

Ferster returns to coaching

May 8, 2019 / 5:18 pm

Former West Kelowna Warriors head coach Rylan Ferster is heading back behind the bench. BC Hockey has named Ferster an assistant coach for the B.C. under-16...

Oilers sign Holland as GM

May 7, 2019 / 4:31 pm

The Edmonton Oilers confirmed the signing of Vernon's Ken Holland Tuesday as general manager and president of hockey operations. It was the worst-kept...

Oilers owner gravely ill

May 7, 2019 / 4:05 pm

The Edmonton Oilers are confirming that team owner Daryl Katz has been dealing with a life-threatening illness. Speculation arose Tuesday when Katz appeared at...

Holland to join Oilers

May 6, 2019 / 12:06 pm

It's all but official. The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with Vernon native Ken Holland to take over as general manager for the perennially...

Favourite out of Preakness

May 6, 2019 / 10:09 am

Taken down as the Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security is now out of the Preakness. Maximum Security's owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the...

Country House wins Derby

May 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

Country House's stunning victory in the Kentucky Derby paid off big as a 65-1 long shot. The chestnut colt with Flavien Prat aboard paid $132.40, $56.60 and...

Local a triathlon champ

May 5, 2019 / 7:25 am

A young West Kelowna athlete has won an international sports honour. Seventeen-year-old triathlete Brock Hoel of West Kelowna won the 2019 CAMTRI Junior...

8-time Cup winner dies

May 2, 2019 / 12:07 pm

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly packed several careers into his lifetime — sometimes at the same time. But hockey was always at the heart of the things for...

Derby favourite a scratch

May 2, 2019 / 9:19 am

Suddenly, the Kentucky Derby is wide open. Favourite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, leaving a pair of Hall of Famers...

Tough to ban head-shots

May 1, 2019 / 2:15 pm

The commissioner of the National Hockey League says it would be impossible to ban all hits to the head and maintain hockey as a physical game as it is today....

Popular sportswriter dies

May 1, 2019 / 10:14 am

Longtime Vancouver sportswriter Jason Botchford has passed away suddenly of what is believed to have been heart failure. Botchford was just 48. A statement from...

GolfBC champs want you

Apr 23, 2019 / 12:31 pm

The GolfBC Championship returns to Kelowna this summer – and you can be part of the action. Up to 300 volunteers are needed to stage the tournament June...

Kelowna's curling double

Apr 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Kelowna will host not one, but two world curling championships in 2020. The World Curling Federation announced Wednesday morning the city will play host to the...

Serwa goes out a winner

Apr 17, 2019 / 3:15 pm

Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa is sailing into retirement a champion. Serwa, who announced last year this would be her final season of competitive skiing, captured...

Comeback Cavs win title

Apr 9, 2019 / 6:32 am

Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too. Led by De'Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned...

Ex-Falcon sets MLB mark

Apr 8, 2019 / 8:35 pm

Some records, you're proud of - others, well, you wish everyone would just forget about. Former Kelowna Falcon Chris Davis broke an obscure record Monday...

Rocket hits NHL milestone

Apr 7, 2019 / 8:17 am

For the second time in as many weeks, former Kelowna Rockets player Leon Draisaitl hit a major milestone in his career and amongst Rockets alumni. Last week,...

Local athlete tops in nation

Apr 3, 2019 / 7:01 am

A 16-year-old Okanagan Mission Secondary student has reached the pinnacle of her sport in Canada. OKM student Kira Friesen from the Telemark Biathlon Club won...

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