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Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers forward Kael Black (10) tries to avoid a check from Thorden Groeneveld of Kamloops during the Venom’s 13-7 win in the Tigers’ Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kamloops Venom take bite out of Vernon Tigers

Visiting Venom score 13-7 win in Tigers’ Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener

 

Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)

Penticton resident left speechless after Skate Canada B.C. Hall of Fame induction

Diane Nielsen was inducted into the builder category after 50 years of serving the community

 

The 2021 RBC PGA Scramble winners from Eganville, Ontario (Contributed)

Multiple Okanagan golf courses to host RBC PGA Scramble qualifiers

The first qualifier is at Shadow Ridge on Monday, May 23

 

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)
Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees’ Ryan Hopkins among players included on NHL draft rankings list

The Vees defenseman is one of four players from the B.C. Hockey League to make the list

Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)
Vernon Jackals nside centre Corey Suastegui (with ball) tries to avoid a Penticton tackler during the team’s 14-12 Okanagan Rugby Union win over the visiting Harlequins at Grahame Park Saturday, April 30. (Erik Gajda photo)

Vernon Jackals complete Penticton sweep

Jackals edge rivals 14-12 in Okanagan Rugby Union home opener at Grahame Park

Vernon Jackals nside centre Corey Suastegui (with ball) tries to avoid a Penticton tackler during the team’s 14-12 Okanagan Rugby Union win over the visiting Harlequins at Grahame Park Saturday, April 30. (Erik Gajda photo)
The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)

Late goal lifts Vernon Tigers to 9-9 TOJLL draw with Armstrong Shamrocks

Two rivals play spirited first league game against one another in three years at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)
Jackson Nieuwendyk scored three times in the Penticton Vees’ 8-1 victory against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, in the first game of the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Jackson Nieuwendyk scores hat trick, leads team to 8-1 playoff victory

Game No. 2 of the Interior Conference Finals goes on Saturday at the SOEC

Jackson Nieuwendyk scored three times in the Penticton Vees’ 8-1 victory against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, in the first game of the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Vernon Jackals veteran back Bryan Cragg manages to boot the ball out of danger before being tackled during his team’s 20-19 come-from-behind win over the hometown Penticton Harlequins in the Okanagan Rugby Union’s season-opening contest. (Rob Gajda photo)

Vernon Jackals rally to stun Penticton Harlequins

Successful penalty kick with no time left on clock gives Vernon 20-19 Okanagan Rugby Union victory

Vernon Jackals veteran back Bryan Cragg manages to boot the ball out of danger before being tackled during his team’s 20-19 come-from-behind win over the hometown Penticton Harlequins in the Okanagan Rugby Union’s season-opening contest. (Rob Gajda photo)
Vernon Jackals veteran back Bryan Cragg manages to boot the ball out of danger before being tackled during his team’s 20-19 come-from-behind win over the hometown Penticton Harlequins in the Okanagan Rugby Union’s season-opening contest. (Rob Gajda photo)

Vernon Jackals rally to stun Penticton Harlequins

Successful penalty kick with no time left on clock gives Vernon 20-19 Okanagan Rugby Union victory

Vernon Jackals veteran back Bryan Cragg manages to boot the ball out of danger before being tackled during his team’s 20-19 come-from-behind win over the hometown Penticton Harlequins in the Okanagan Rugby Union’s season-opening contest. (Rob Gajda photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan Lacrosse league breaks ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
The North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat played to a 5-5 deadlock on Monday night, April 18, at the Kal Tire Place North in Vernon.

North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat draw 5-5 in early-season lacrosse action

The bantam division’s provincial championships will go in Vernon from July 14 to 17

The North Okanagan Legends and Penticton Heat played to a 5-5 deadlock on Monday night, April 18, at the Kal Tire Place North in Vernon.
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon Tigers, Armstrong Shamrocks to break TOJLL ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Firehawks blockers Lauren Hoard (22) and Hailey Duff stuff a would-be kill from a Lower Mainland Ducks opponent with teammate Charlie Calvert (4) providing support during the u17 Girls Volleyball B.C. Club Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. (Jenni Duff photo)

PHOTOS: Vernon volleyball team golden at provincials

Vernon Firehawks drop just one set in rolling to Volleyball B.C. U17 girls title; advance to nationals

Vernon Firehawks blockers Lauren Hoard (22) and Hailey Duff stuff a would-be kill from a Lower Mainland Ducks opponent with teammate Charlie Calvert (4) providing support during the u17 Girls Volleyball B.C. Club Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. (Jenni Duff 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)
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)
Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)

Former Vernon Vipers captain explodes for five-goal game

Jagger Williamson of Lumby scores all but one of his team’s six goals in 6-1 Federal Prospects League pro game win

Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)
Pinnacles FC launched a new season of spring soccer on Saturday, April 9, kicking off a year in which over 1,500 youth are expected to take part. (Photo: Dale Cory, Pinnacles FC)

South Okanagan’s Pinnacles FC sees increase in youth registration for spring soccer

The 2022 season kicked off on April 9 at King’s Park in Penticton

Pinnacles FC launched a new season of spring soccer on Saturday, April 9, kicking off a year in which over 1,500 youth are expected to take part. (Photo: Dale Cory, Pinnacles FC)
Four skiers from the South Okanagan’s Apex Ski Club are among the representatives from B.C. in this year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)

4 junior skiers representing Penticton on national stage in New Brunswick

Apex Freestyle Club sent athletes to compete in the tournament from March 29 to April 4

Four skiers from the South Okanagan’s Apex Ski Club are among the representatives from B.C. in this year’s Canadian Championship Series in Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Photo: Kristi Richards)
Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)

Vernon volleyball player celebrates national title

Landon Currie and the Alberta Golden Bears won the men’s U-Sports national championship in Winnipeg

Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)