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Alexa Dow displays her silver medal from the provincial cross-country championships. (Submitted by Andrea Dow)
Alexa Dow displays her silver medal from the provincial cross-country championships. (Submitted by Andrea Dow)
Emily Zurrer and Dano Thorne are being inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C. (Left: Citizen file, right: submitted by Dano Thorne)

Cowichan’s Thorne and Zurrer inducted into Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C.

NIFA founder and coach, Olympic medallist recognized on provincial stage

Emily Zurrer and Dano Thorne are being inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C. (Left: Citizen file, right: submitted by Dano Thorne)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Westshore last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Piggies adapt game to defeat Westshore in 10s

Accommodating opponents nothing new for Cowichan women’s team

Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Westshore last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Pictured here in a home game earlier this season, Piggies captain Danny Hamstra scored one of the Piggies eight tries in a 46-5 win over Westshore last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Deep bench pays off for Cowichan Piggies against Westshore

Rugby team overcomes early injuries in decisive victory

Pictured here in a home game earlier this season, Piggies captain Danny Hamstra scored one of the Piggies eight tries in a 46-5 win over Westshore last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Monni Savory and the Cowichan Cougars have been kicking above their class all season and have been promoted to the O30 A Division. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United back in form, NIFA earns first win

Cougars await mid-season promotion to A division

Monni Savory and the Cowichan Cougars have been kicking above their class all season and have been promoted to the O30 A Division. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Duncan’s Jenna Goodman is preparing to make her international debut with Canada at the Junior World Cup in December. (Heather Goodman photo)

Duncan’s Jenna Goodman picks up where sister Sara left off on national team

‘As soon as she aged out I kind of got to finish what she started’

Duncan’s Jenna Goodman is preparing to make her international debut with Canada at the Junior World Cup in December. (Heather Goodman photo)
Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal shares his hockey journey

Episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast showcases Canucks equipment manager Chico Dhanjal

Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Bulldogs bound for bantam and peewee football finals

2 teams win semis at McAdam Park, midgets fall to Bears in North Surrey

Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Nov. 6

200th finisher crosses the line in event No. 29

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Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)

Cowichan LMG plays to scoreless draw with Bays United

‘That was not the way it was supposed to come out’

Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)
Duncan Christian’s junior boys celebrate winning the Central Island volleyball championship last week. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Duncan Christian’s junior boys celebrate winning the Central Island volleyball championship last week. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen has 3 points, MacKinnon-less Avs rout Vancouver Canucks 7-1

Colorado superstar expected to miss three weeks with injury

Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders clipped by Panthers in final minutes

Isles give up tying and winning goals in final 2:30

Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Duncan Stingrays took 20 swimmers to the Nanaimo Riptides Invitational last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Stingrays return to the pool after 19 months

Brody McCartney eclipses 29-year-old club record

The Duncan Stingrays took 20 swimmers to the Nanaimo Riptides Invitational last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Lions’ linebacker Williams sets single-season record for tackles by Canadian rookie

The six-foot, 232-pound Jordan Williams has registered 81 defensive tackles in 12 games this season

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power