Shane Beatty BCFC coach of the year

Five members of Okanagan Sun earn major conference awards

Led by head coach Shane Beatty, the Okanagan Sun picked up six of the B.C. Football Conference’s major individual awards announced this week.

Beatty, the conference’s coach of the year recipient, led the Sun to a 9-1 record  and the BCFC’s regular title.

Joining Beatty is Michele Vecchio, the second-year player out of Rutland, who was named the outstanding offensive lineman.

Alex Bradley, with 672 yards rushing, earned the outstanding offensive back honours.

The BCFC’s outstanding defensive back is the Sun’s Brennan Van Nistelrooy, who had 19 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Sun MVP Robbie Yochim was the named the conference’s outstanding special teams player. Yochim had 1,288 yards of combined kick and punt returns along with six return touchdowns.

He also shared the all-star returner award with Langley’s John Beckerleg.


Just Posted

Kelowna food drive helps end hunger

The JCI Kelowna Valleydrive will collect donations from Save-On-Foods locations

World Down Syndrome Day: The up side of Down

A Kelowna family’s journey with Down Syndrome: ‘There is tremendous beauty in these kids’

UBCO students experience homelessness

Kelowna - Students collect donations for H.O.P.E. Outreach and live outside for five days

Kelowna is sweeping up what winter has left behind

City of Kelowna goes into street sweeping.

Cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains elusive

Complexity of the brain still defies discovery of drug treatment

Your March 21 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

10 in jail months for punch with ‘catastrophic consequences’

Judge had to weight severe consequences for victim against an accused who didn’t fit the bill

Waters: Kelowna council’s so called ‘rubber stamp’ runs out of ink

Kelowna council says no to not one, but two, residential developments at one meeting

DeHart: Meet the largest VW dealership in the Interior

Kelowna hotelier Maxine DeHart talks about local business in her weekly column

B.C.-pioneered wood construction on a roll internationally

Washington state considers mandatory engineered wood for public buildings

Star Gazing: The first spiral galaxies

Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the NRC’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton

BCHL Today: Surrey Eagles and Powell River Kings close to advancing

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Plane filled with smoke lands at Nanaimo Airport

WestJet flight came in from Vancouver

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Most Read