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Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kelowna Raiders crush Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League; Raiders improve to 5-0 with 16-6 romp on the road

The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Armstrong, Vernon host senior lacrosse action Thursday

Shamrocks play TOSLL home opener vs Kamloops; Tigers entertain unbeaten Kelowna; both games at 7:30 p.m.

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)
The Kelowna Raiders (black jerseys) exploded for nine goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the hometown Vernon Tigers 15-9 in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League exhibition play Saturday, April 16, at Kal Tire Place North. The league is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)

Kelowna Raiders outgun Vernon Tigers

Visiting Raiders score nine in final period for 15-9 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League pre-season win

The Kelowna Raiders (black jerseys) exploded for nine goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the hometown Vernon Tigers 15-9 in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League exhibition play Saturday, April 16, at Kal Tire Place North. The league is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)
(Photo - Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon)
(Photo - Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell is an RBC Olympian. The Canadian Olympic Committee’s official talent search — RBC Training Ground — is coming to UBC Okanagan in Kelowna on Sunday, April 10, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Olympic talent search coming to UBC Okanagan

RBC Training Ground, a free program for athletes aged 14-25, will be held at UBCO on April 10

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell is an RBC Olympian. The Canadian Olympic Committee’s official talent search — RBC Training Ground — is coming to UBC Okanagan in Kelowna on Sunday, April 10, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Tyler Chan of the Vernon Vipers is pinned to the boards by West Kelowna’s Zach Reim while Jayden Price comes in to help during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL win Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kal Tire Place. The two rivals face each other in Round 1 of the league playoffs starting Friday in West Kelowna. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Eight years between playoff dates for Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors

Vernon eliminated West Kelowna in six in 2014; best-of-7 conference series starts Friday in West Kel

Tyler Chan of the Vernon Vipers is pinned to the boards by West Kelowna’s Zach Reim while Jayden Price comes in to help during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL win Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kal Tire Place. The two rivals face each other in Round 1 of the league playoffs starting Friday in West Kelowna. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Tyson Jugnauth was among the winners as the BCHL team handed out its team hardware Saturday, March 26, following its 10th straight win, a 7-2 decision over the Merritt Centennials. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors rolling into BCHL playoffs

Warriors end regular season with 7-2 triumph over Merritt for 10th straight win; hand out awards

West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Tyson Jugnauth was among the winners as the BCHL team handed out its team hardware Saturday, March 26, following its 10th straight win, a 7-2 decision over the Merritt Centennials. (Tami Quan Photography)
The Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Admirals 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon Wednesday, March 23. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Kelowna Rockets sink Victoria Admirals in B.C. final

Okanagan champs edge the Island winners 3-2 in gold-medal game at B.C. Tier 2 U15 finals in Vernon

The Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Admirals 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon Wednesday, March 23. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)

VIDEOS: Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season at South Okanagan slopes

Apex hosts Dummies Downhill April 2 and Baldy Mountain hosts Slush Cup April 3

Apex Mountain ends the season with the popular Dummies Downhill event April 2. (Apex Mountain)
Victoria Admirals forward Rowan Brodie-Rafuse (9) is watched closely by Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers defenceman Lucas VanderVelde during the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships Tuesday, March 22, at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Victoria Admirals forward Rowan Brodie-Rafuse (9) is watched closely by Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers defenceman Lucas VanderVelde during the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships Tuesday, March 22, at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kelowna Rockets forward Maddox Stevens beats Williams Lake Timberwolves goalie Cassius Ford with his team’s second goal on the way to a 6-3 win in the opening game for both teams at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey finals in Vernon Sunday, March 20. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna Tier 2 Rockets win B.C. opener

Rockets score 6-3 win over Williams Lake at B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey finals in Vernon Sunday, March 20

Kelowna Rockets forward Maddox Stevens beats Williams Lake Timberwolves goalie Cassius Ford with his team’s second goal on the way to a 6-3 win in the opening game for both teams at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey finals in Vernon Sunday, March 20. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (right) speeds away from a falling Christophe Farmer of the West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL action Sunday, March 20, in West Kelowna. The Warriors dumped Vernon 6-1. (Tami Quan Photography)

UPDATE: West Kelowna Warriors thump Vernon Vipers in first-round playoff preview

Warriors’ 6-1 win Sunday at home means they’ll face the Vipers in the opening round of BCHL post-season

Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (right) speeds away from a falling Christophe Farmer of the West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL action Sunday, March 20, in West Kelowna. The Warriors dumped Vernon 6-1. (Tami Quan Photography)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Jack Black (left), Bryden Ezekiel (right) and the rest of the Vernon H&L Glass Atom A Development Junior Vipers hockey squad continued their undefeated league play Feb. 27 and 28. (Contributed)

Vernon Junior Vipers defeat Kamloops, West Kelowna

Unbeaton H&L Glass Atom A Development hockey squad has one league game before playoffs

Jack Black (left), Bryden Ezekiel (right) and the rest of the Vernon H&L Glass Atom A Development Junior Vipers hockey squad continued their undefeated league play Feb. 27 and 28. (Contributed)
Abby Vass of the Vernon Christian Royals (6) dishes the ball to teammate Macie Lewis during the third-seeded Royals’ 69-41 victory over the Nisga’a Nighthawks in their first-ever game at the B.C. 1A senior girls basketball championships Wednesday, March 2, in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte - Black Press Media)

Vernon Christian School Royals, Kalamalka Lakers advance to Elite 8s

Royals win opener in provincial senior girls basketball tournament debut Wednesday, March 2

Abby Vass of the Vernon Christian Royals (6) dishes the ball to teammate Macie Lewis during the third-seeded Royals’ 69-41 victory over the Nisga’a Nighthawks in their first-ever game at the B.C. 1A senior girls basketball championships Wednesday, March 2, in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte - Black Press Media)
The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)

Historic win for Vernon Christian School Royals

Senior girls basketball squad wins first-ever Okanagan title and advances to provincial tourney for the first time

The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)