Local Sports

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)