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Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy Launch New High-Tech Golf Competition

In January of 2024, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy will begin headlining…

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This Day in History: First Televised Major League Baseball Game

August 26, 1939 Broadcast on station W2XBS, the first televised baseball game…

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The Vancouver Canucks mascot, Fin, was among those in Penticton when the team announced its pre-season return to the city. (Instagram- South Okanagan Events Centre)

Full tournament packages for 2022 Young Stars Classic sold out in Penticton

Single-game tickets to see the Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects are still available

The Vancouver Canucks mascot, Fin, was among those in Penticton when the team announced its pre-season return to the city. (Instagram- South Okanagan Events Centre)
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Okanagan Sikh Temple bringing back annual sports weekend in Kelowna

The two-day event is taking place at the Apple Bowl and Parkinson Recreation Park this weekend (Aug. 20-21)

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Trinity Hansma, a graduate of Armstrong's Pleasant Valley Secondary School, earned bronze in high jump at the 2022 Canada Summer Games on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Canada Games photo)

Armstrong high jumper soars to bronze at Canada Summer Games

Trinity Hansma set an outdoor personal best with a jump of 1.74 metres

Trinity Hansma, a graduate of Armstrong's Pleasant Valley Secondary School, earned bronze in high jump at the 2022 Canada Summer Games on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Canada Games photo)
Kevin and Kyle Soanes sit atop an igloo-shaped structure at the inclusive playground at Vernon’s Parshall Field Park, which opened in the fall and was officially celebrated Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Inclusive playground celebrated in Vernon park

Opened last fall, the playground is 7,500 square feet of fun for kids of all abilities

Kevin and Kyle Soanes sit atop an igloo-shaped structure at the inclusive playground at Vernon’s Parshall Field Park, which opened in the fall and was officially celebrated Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)

Endurance runners took on more than 100 kilometres of trail runs in Revelstoke

The TranSelkirks Trail started on Sunday, with participants running 100 k in three days

The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)
Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)

Okanagan sisters bring home national softball medals for Team B.C.

Emma and Avery Wilson represented the province at tournaments in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick

Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup

B.C.’s Evan Dunfee captures gold at Commonwealth Games

31-year-old won the 10,000 metres Sunday

Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canadian paddlers feed off local crowd for gold medals at world championships

Athletes cleaned up on silver and bronze medals as well

Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Jaws drop in Penticton as Mega Motocross takes over Peach Fest

Some of Canada’s top riders performed their best tricks on Lakeshore Drive

Mega Motocross riders at the 75th Penticton Peach Festival on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Maude Charron is shown in action during the Women’s 64kg Final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rui Vieira
Canada’s Maude Charron is shown in action during the Women’s 64kg Final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rui Vieira
Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays have by far the toughest constraints

Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais

Mountaineer Marie-Pier Desharnais is among only Canadian women to summit K2

Desharnais describes hours of inclines so steep just the tip of her crampons were holding on

Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais
FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Russell was first ever Black head coach of any major U.S. sport

FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Kelowna Raiders win Rowcliff Cup for first time since 2014

The team only suffered one loss all season long

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B.C. Sports Hall of Fame annual summit coming to Kelowna

It’s the first time the event has been held outside Greater Vancouver

The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts (Contributed)