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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)
The Vernon Psaya are the champions of the Fraser Valley Ringette Association’s U12 Year End Event in Langley. The Psaya went undefeated in the three-day tournament. The Vernon Thunderbirds won the bronze medal. (Contributed)

Vernon ringette teams first, third at year-end event in Langley

Vernon Psaya goes undefeated to win gold; Vernon Thunderbirds capture bronze

The Vernon Psaya are the champions of the Fraser Valley Ringette Association’s U12 Year End Event in Langley. The Psaya went undefeated in the three-day tournament. The Vernon Thunderbirds won the bronze medal. (Contributed)
The South Okanagan U18 minor-hockey team was crowned champions at a recent province-wide tournament hosted by Summerland. (Photo courtesy of John Arendt)

South Okanagan U18 minor-hockey team wins provincial title in Summerland

Teams from Prince George, Creston, Smithers, Summerland and Chetwynd attended the tournament

The South Okanagan U18 minor-hockey team was crowned champions at a recent province-wide tournament hosted by Summerland. (Photo courtesy of John Arendt)
The Penticton Jr. Vees U13 Female hockey team was victorious in Kamloops from March 11 to 13, capturing the league’s playoff title. (Photo: Scott McMillian)

Penticton girls hockey team captures U13 playoff championship in Kamloops

The team was crowned both regular-season and playoff champions

The Penticton Jr. Vees U13 Female hockey team was victorious in Kamloops from March 11 to 13, capturing the league’s playoff title. (Photo: Scott McMillian)
A three-court sports facility at the Oliver Community Park is getting a $140,000 upgrade this spring. (Photo: Oliver Parks and Recreation)
A three-court sports facility at the Oliver Community Park is getting a $140,000 upgrade this spring. (Photo: Oliver Parks and Recreation)
The Penticton Vees saw their eight-game win streak come to an end on Friday night (March 18) in Cranbrook against the Bucks. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees saw their eight-game win streak come to an end on Friday night (March 18) in Cranbrook against the Bucks. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Highway 97 Wolverines are this season’s Penticton Men’s Recreational Hockey League champions. (Photo: Chris Newton)

Highway 97 Wolverines shine bright in Penticton’s Men’s Rec Hockey League

The league crowned its newest champion this week, putting a wrap on another season

The Highway 97 Wolverines are this season’s Penticton Men’s Recreational Hockey League champions. (Photo: Chris Newton)
The South Okanagan Men’s Soccer League is returning for players aged 16 and older, with games set to be played at Penticton’s Kings Park from April 21 to July 21. (Photo: Herb Alex)
The South Okanagan Men’s Soccer League is returning for players aged 16 and older, with games set to be played at Penticton’s Kings Park from April 21 to July 21. (Photo: Herb Alex)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)