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Josh Hyer of the Vernon Secondary Panthers receives a University of Calgary Dinos’ jersey from head coach Wayne Harris Tuesday at Vernon Secondary School in 2017. Hyer helped Harris and the Dinos win a Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship in 2019. The pair will be together on the field in Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 24, when the Dinos take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a CIS U-Sports exhibition football game at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Morning Star file photo)

Preparations continue for Okanagan exhibition college football match

Vernon and Kelowna players star in first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl

The Okanagan Elite, made up of players and coaches from Naramata to Kamloops, won the Western Canadian U17B girl’s softball championship Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Alberta, Alta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan softball girls crowned Western Canadian champs

Okanagan Elite, made up of players from Naramata to Kamloops, win U17B title in Alberta

BGC Okanagan is hosting Golf 4 Kids events in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Aug. 10-12. (BGC photo)

Golfers tee up for kids throughout the Okanagan

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton events support BGC

Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)

Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl has Okanagan taste

Calgary Dinos and UBC Thunderbirds’ football rosters littered with local talent; teams play in Vernon Aug. 24

Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)
Vernon Boxing Club fighter Nik (TNT) Maric, 17, (right) lands a right hand to Kelowna’s Joshua Jaramillo in a three-round bout Saturday, July 23, in Rutland. Maric scored a split-decision victory. (Contributed)

Vernon boxer blows up Kelowna foe

Nik (TNT) Maric scores three-round split-decision over opponent in Rutland ring

Vernon Boxing Club fighter Nik (TNT) Maric, 17, (right) lands a right hand to Kelowna’s Joshua Jaramillo in a three-round bout Saturday, July 23, in Rutland. Maric scored a split-decision victory. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)

Okanagan Sun roll over Raiders

Sun start B.C. Football Conference season in Nanaimo Saturday, July 23, dominating the V.I. Raiders 50-19

The Okanagan Sun started its 2022 B.C. Football Conference season Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo, scoring a lopsided 50-19 win over the host Vancouver Island Raiders. (Chase Johnston photo)
Deb Heale from the host Spallumcheen Golf and Country gets out of sand trouble on the 10th hole during the 2022 Spallumcheen Ladies Open Golf Tournament Wednesday, July 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Countback determines Spallumcheen ladies golf event champ

Three golfers finish at 76 during the 2022 Ladies Open Wednesday, July 20

Deb Heale from the host Spallumcheen Golf and Country gets out of sand trouble on the 10th hole during the 2022 Spallumcheen Ladies Open Golf Tournament Wednesday, July 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Team B.C. defeats Team Manitoba 31-19 for fifth place at the 2022 Football Canada Cup U18 tournament at the Kelowna Apple Bowl Sunday, July 17 . (screen shot)

Team B.C. romps to fifth place at Canada Cup

Four Okanagan players help B.C. defeat Manitoba 31-19 at Kelowna Apple Bowl in U18 football tourney

Team B.C. defeats Team Manitoba 31-19 for fifth place at the 2022 Football Canada Cup U18 tournament at the Kelowna Apple Bowl Sunday, July 17 . (screen shot)
The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan Elite softball squad off to Westerns

U17B team made up of girls from Naramata to Tappen capture bronze medal at B.C. championships

The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Mia Serratore riding at Silverstar on June 27 (Alex Senger/Submitted)

SilverStar riding smooth while Big White has more snow to melt

Big White expects to be open to mountain bikers on July 7, while SilverStar opened on June 24

Mia Serratore riding at Silverstar on June 27 (Alex Senger/Submitted)
Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard) 
Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard)

Across the Okanagan in 73 hours: Winners of adventure race reflect on journey

Team Bend, a squad made up of members from Oregon and Quebec, won the race

Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard) 
Team Bend was declared the winners of the world’s biggest adventure race that started in Kelowna and finished in Penticton. (Photo- Nathan Karsgaard)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Second-half surge lifts Kelowna Kodiaks past Vernon Tigers

Visitors outscore home team 12-3 over game’s final 28 minutes for 15-9 TOJLL victory

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kelowna Raiders crush Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League; Raiders improve to 5-0 with 16-6 romp on the road

Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Armstrong, Vernon host senior lacrosse action Thursday

Shamrocks play TOSLL home opener vs Kamloops; Tigers entertain unbeaten Kelowna; both games at 7:30 p.m.

The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)
(Photo - Shelley Hoffmann/Contributed)
(Photo - Shelley Hoffmann/Contributed)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory 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

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)