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The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors handle Vernon Vipers

BCHL: Warriors win seventh straight with 5-1 decision over Highway 97 rivals

The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets fall short in comeback against Portland Winterhawks

The Winterhawks took a commanding 4-2 lead after the first period

The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)

Scouts to attend upcoming Okanagan Classic U18 AAA tournament

The 2006 players in particular will be under examination from Western Hockey League scouts

Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)
The North Okanagan Knights scored a 5-1 win over the visiting Kelowna Chiefs in their lone KIJHL weekend game Friday, Oct. 22, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights roll past Kelowna

KIJHL: Hometown Knights score 5-1 victory for second win of the season

The North Okanagan Knights scored a 5-1 win over the visiting Kelowna Chiefs in their lone KIJHL weekend game Friday, Oct. 22, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Black Press - file photo)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
The Rockets lost 2-0 to the Vancouver Giants in a game at the Langly Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
The Rockets lost 2-0 to the Vancouver Giants in a game at the Langly Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)

Vernon squad reaches pinnacle of soccer league

Kal Tire defeats Penticton Pinnacles 2-0 in Kelowna Men’s 45+ League championship game

Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)

Big games from Vernon player boost UBCO women’s hoops

Kelsey Falk has pair of double-doubles as Heat take two of three exhibition games in Alberta

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)

Vernon skip welcomes back former teammate

Jim Cotter has former second Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna playing in a limited men’s schedule this season

Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)
BCHL

2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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The results may not there but the coaching staff of the Fulton Maroons junior varsity football team believes the squad is getting better with each game. (Instagram file photo)

Bears handle Vernon’s Fulton Maroons

Two late touchdowns help seal Mt. Boucherie 35-7 win in junior varsity league play

The results may not there but the coaching staff of the Fulton Maroons junior varsity football team believes the squad is getting better with each game. (Instagram file photo)
The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Mustangs wallop Kelowna Rockets

PEEWEE HOCKEY: Vernon rolls to 2-0 in Okanagan Tier 1 league play after 8-2 win over visiting Rockets

The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)
The annual Ski Swap is Oct. 19 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Gearing up for Central Okanagan ski swaps

Two ski swaps will be held Oct. 22 and 23

The annual Ski Swap is Oct. 19 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Boxing club hosts first annual event for victim of Kelowna crane collapse

This is the club’s first show since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020

Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Lots of players surround this long pass attempt which was eventually knocked down by Kelowna Okanagan Sun Blue’s Bryce Beauchemin (81) in front of Vernon Magnums receiver Gabriel Adam during Southern Interior Football Conference Junior Bantam league play Sunday, Oct. 10, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Magnums leave Kelowna Sun feeling blue

Magnums defeat Kelowna Blue visitors to stay undefeated in Junior Bantam minor football conference play

Lots of players surround this long pass attempt which was eventually knocked down by Kelowna Okanagan Sun Blue’s Bryce Beauchemin (81) in front of Vernon Magnums receiver Gabriel Adam during Southern Interior Football Conference Junior Bantam league play Sunday, Oct. 10, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Okanagan Sun Facebook)

Okanagan Sun eyeing 4th win in a row against Vancouver Island Raiders

In their last meeting on Sept. 25, the Sun defeated the Raiders 39-14

(Okanagan Sun Facebook)
BCHL

31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Lauren McNeil (left) and Joanna Brown (right) at the Trinity Western Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat women’s cross-country team capture gold and silver

Lauren McNeil and Joanna Brown have once again captured the spotlight at the Canada West Championships

Lauren McNeil (left) and Joanna Brown (right) at the Trinity Western Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Contributed)