Football

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

 

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

 

Okanagan Sun Quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)
Okanagan Sun Quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)
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)
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Team B.C. stomps New Brunswick in U-18 football in Kelowna

B.C. to play Manitoba in fifth-place game

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Kelowna locals looking to touchdown in front of home crowd

The Canada Cup will be at the Apple Bowl from July 11-17

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U13 National Champions (Contributed)

Touchdown: Kelowna’s Okanagan Football Academy dominated nationals

“The memories made and being able to say they are National Champions will last these kids a lifetime”

U13 National Champions (Contributed)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Okanagan city to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
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Okanagan Sun looking for billet families for the season

The Sun open the season against the Vancouver Island Raiders

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Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press gridiron expert Erin Haluschak breaks down the 2022 NFL draft

Today in B.C.: NFL report chat includes favourite picks, Seahawks QB situation

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL to move hashmarks closer to the centre of field in 2022

Rule changes: 2 QBs allowed on field at the same time

Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)

Kelowna football coach under investigation for over-age players, false address registrations

The school has cut ties with former head coach Johannes Van Leenen

Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)
Travis Miller named new Head Coach of the Okanagan Suns April 2, 2022 (Okanagan Sun)

New head coach for Okanagan Sun

The team’s former assistant head coach has been promoted to head coach

Travis Miller named new Head Coach of the Okanagan Suns April 2, 2022 (Okanagan Sun)
Vernon and District Minor Football Association is looking for boys and girls to play for its teams in four division of flag football, a fun, non-contact introduction to the game. No experience is required. Players are needed for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Minor Football waving flags for players

Flag football is a big component of the organization, introducing the game to kids in a fun, non-contact way

Vernon and District Minor Football Association is looking for boys and girls to play for its teams in four division of flag football, a fun, non-contact introduction to the game. No experience is required. Players are needed for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press NFL expert Erin Haluschak dissects a turbulent off-season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes Russell Wilson’s departure, Pete Carroll’s future

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
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Boreham steps down as Okanagan Suns coach

Ex-CFLer spent three years with Suns organization

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