Local Sports

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

 

The City of Duncan has denied another funding request to help construct a new field house at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (File photo)

City of Duncan denies grant request from Cowichan Sportsplex

Another $47,000 was wanted for new field house

 

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

 

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus snowbirds settle for winter pickleball at home

Couple makes the most of conditions to keep playing the sport they love

Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Award reflects Crofton woman’s dedication to baseball

Baseball Canada’s Volunteer of the Year recipient always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)

Cowichan volleyball star running for Parkinson’s awareness, funding

Cause in honour of her grandfather the focus of athlete’s energy over 30 days

Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
Drew Cooper, director of operations at the Cowichan Sportsplex, said the new field house at the facility could be ready for use in September. (File photo)

City of Duncan grants $25,000 for new field house

Grant request was denied last year

Drew Cooper, director of operations at the Cowichan Sportsplex, said the new field house at the facility could be ready for use in September. (File photo)
Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan nails down first victory of Div. 1 soccer season

Players construct a masterful game plan from the foundation built during previous games

Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley rower takes aim at the moon

The 14-year-old took part in the Row to the Moon Challenge

Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)
Duncan Christian School 2019-20 senior athletic award winners Kristine Williams, Jaymie Brandsma, Anne Kempe, Morgan Nederlof, Nathan Powell and Andrew Young. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian School hands out hardware

Repeat winner of Senior Girls Athlete of the Year award joined by a grateful first-time recipient

Duncan Christian School 2019-20 senior athletic award winners Kristine Williams, Jaymie Brandsma, Anne Kempe, Morgan Nederlof, Nathan Powell and Andrew Young. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Adam Kapteyn (Submitted)

Duncan Christian grads get top college sports honours

Danielle Groenendijk and Adam Kapteyn were both honoured

Adam Kapteyn (Submitted)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Duncan Lanes’ Briana Wright (right) won a bronze medal in the Canadian Tenpin Federation provincials at Splitsville Entertainment in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Submitted)

Duncan Lanes bowlers take on the best in B.C.

The best results for the Cowichan Valley bowlers came in the intermediate girls division

Duncan Lanes’ Briana Wright (right) won a bronze medal in the Canadian Tenpin Federation provincials at Splitsville Entertainment in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Submitted)