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Kelowna Rockets’ forward Wil Kushniryk goes on the attack against Tri-City defenceman Roman Kalinichenko in WHL action Wednesday at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Warren Henderson

Rockets edge Ams for 13th straight win at home

Conner Bruggen-Cate and Carsen Twarynski score twice each in 5-4 victory, the Rockets 6th in a row

Kelowna Rockets’ forward Wil Kushniryk goes on the attack against Tri-City defenceman Roman Kalinichenko in WHL action Wednesday at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Warren Henderson
Garrett James/BCHL                                Jared Marino and the West Kelowna Warriors will kick off a three-game island road trip Friday in Victoria.

Warriors open 2017 with five on the road

Battling injuries, West Kelowna heads to Vancouver Island for three BCHL games this weekend

Garrett James/BCHL                                Jared Marino and the West Kelowna Warriors will kick off a three-game island road trip Friday in Victoria.
Clara Forman and her daughters Karina and Yesenia Forman. -Image: Facebook

Clara Forman and daughters remembered during celebration of life

Family, friends and colleagues gather in Kelowna for ceremony to honour murdered mother and girls

Clara Forman and her daughters Karina and Yesenia Forman. -Image: Facebook
Contributed                                Lake Country’s Taryn O’Neill ran to a silver medal at the Pan American U20 Championships in July.

The Year in Sports: International breakthrough for O’Neill

Taryn O’Neill wins silver medal in 3,000 metres at Pan Am U20s in Peru.

Contributed                                Lake Country’s Taryn O’Neill ran to a silver medal at the Pan American U20 Championships in July.
Warren Henderson/Capital News                                The Kelowna Sun Devils defeated the Cloverdale Spurs Sunday in the BC Baseball midget AAA final.

The Year in Sports: B.C. gold for Kelowna Sun Devils

Kelowna wins the Baseball B.C. 18U AAA title at their home park

Warren Henderson/Capital News                                The Kelowna Sun Devils defeated the Cloverdale Spurs Sunday in the BC Baseball midget AAA final.
Canada Games                                Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

The Year in Sports: Three national medals for Blake

Competing on the national stage brought out the best in Kelowna’s Jerome…

Canada Games                                Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
UBC Thunderbirds                                Kelowna products John Gay (left) and Sean Bergman won gold and silver, respectively, in the 3000m steeplechase at the NAIA national championships.

Kelowna duo 1-2 at NAIA nationals

A pair of Kelowna athletes made their presence felt on the track…

UBC Thunderbirds                                Kelowna products John Gay (left) and Sean Bergman won gold and silver, respectively, in the 3000m steeplechase at the NAIA national championships.
Anil Mungal/Sportsnet                                The John Morris-Jim Cotter foursome, also featuring Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky, won the Princess Auto Elite 10 curling event in March.

B.C., Grand Slam wins for Okanagan foursome

John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky captured the 2017 provincial men’s title

Anil Mungal/Sportsnet                                The John Morris-Jim Cotter foursome, also featuring Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky, won the Princess Auto Elite 10 curling event in March.
FIBA                                Grant Shephard celebrates Canada’s gold medal win at the U19 world basketball championship in Cairo.

The Year in Sports: World title for Kelowna’s Shephard

Former KSS Owls wins FIBA world U19 championship in Egypt with Team Canada

FIBA                                Grant Shephard celebrates Canada’s gold medal win at the U19 world basketball championship in Cairo.
Gary Ahuja/Black Press                                Kelowna Owls senior Mason Bourcier (left) battles Walnut Groves’ Andrew Goertzen in the B.C. 4A high school boys basketball final in March in Langley.

The Year in Sports: Only Gators could stop Owls in 2017

KSS Owls take silver medal at both provincials and their own annual tournament

Gary Ahuja/Black Press                                Kelowna Owls senior Mason Bourcier (left) battles Walnut Groves’ Andrew Goertzen in the B.C. 4A high school boys basketball final in March in Langley.
Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography.                                The lights didn’t go out on the Warriors in 2017 as investors stepped up to keep the team in West Kelowna.

The Year in Sports: BCHL’s Warriors stay put in West Kelowna

A last-ditch effort by investors keeps junior A hockey from leaving West Kelowna

Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography.                                The lights didn’t go out on the Warriors in 2017 as investors stepped up to keep the team in West Kelowna.
Marissa Baecker/Shoot The Breeze                                The Kelowna Rockets’ 2016-17 season ended in a six-game loss to Seattle in the WHL’s Western Conference final.

The Year in Sports: Rockets make it to final four again in 2017

Kelowna plays in conference final for fourth year in a row, Foote and Lind drafted

Marissa Baecker/Shoot The Breeze                                The Kelowna Rockets’ 2016-17 season ended in a six-game loss to Seattle in the WHL’s Western Conference final.
Nick Taylor                                Kelowna’s Emma Sabbagh will attend USD beginning in the fall of 2018.

Kelowna golfer commits to USD Coyotes

Emma Sabbagh, 17, will play NCAA golf next year at the University of South Dakota

Nick Taylor                                Kelowna’s Emma Sabbagh will attend USD beginning in the fall of 2018.
Douglas Farrow/Contributor                                Tyrel Griffith (right) has partnered with Sherry Just from Prince Albert, Sask., for the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials next month in Portage la Prairie, Man.

Griffith’s Olympic dream still alive

Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith will team up with Sherry Just for the Olympic mixed doubles qualifier

Douglas Farrow/Contributor                                Tyrel Griffith (right) has partnered with Sherry Just from Prince Albert, Sask., for the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials next month in Portage la Prairie, Man.
Jock Tyre served this season as coach of the German women’s curling team.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow

A narrow Olympic miss for Kelowna curling coach

Jock Tyre and the German women’s team fell just short of earning a trip to South Korea.

Jock Tyre served this season as coach of the German women’s curling team.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Jason Smith’s Kelowna Rockets are at the 20-win mark heading into WHL’s Christmas break.

Rockets into Christmas atop B.C. Division

Kelowna heads into Christmas with back-to-back wins and in a first-place tie with Victoria

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Jason Smith’s Kelowna Rockets are at the 20-win mark heading into WHL’s Christmas break.
Kelowna Curling Club foursome (from left) Randi Ludwar, third Lori Seemann, second Erinn Bartlett and lead Jill McIntyre will travel to Victoria Jan. 2 to 7 for the B.C. women’s curling championship.                                -Image: Contributed

Kelowna rink locks up provincial berth

The Randi Ludwar team won all four games played at a qualifying event at the Kelowna Curling Club

Kelowna Curling Club foursome (from left) Randi Ludwar, third Lori Seemann, second Erinn Bartlett and lead Jill McIntyre will travel to Victoria Jan. 2 to 7 for the B.C. women’s curling championship.                                -Image: Contributed
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Gordie Ballhorn and the Kelowna Rockets close out their eastern tour this weekend with games in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

Rockets wrap prairie trip in P.A., Saskatoon

Kelowna looks to improve on 1-3 record so far on trip

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Gordie Ballhorn and the Kelowna Rockets close out their eastern tour this weekend with games in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.
Keefer Joyce trains with Canada’s two-man and four-man bobsleigh teams.                                -Image: Canadian Sport Institute

Keefer Joyce: From sprinting to bobsleigh

Former track athlete from Kelowna transitions to Bobsleigh Canada development team

Keefer Joyce trains with Canada’s two-man and four-man bobsleigh teams.                                -Image: Canadian Sport Institute
Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa (right) was third on Thursday in Val Thorens, France.

Serwa on the podium in France

Kelowna ski cross racer third in first World Cup ski cross race of season

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa (right) was third on Thursday in Val Thorens, France.