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Vernon author Don Klepp has compacted more than 100 years of hockey in Vernon into 200 pages in his new book Vernon’s Hockey History 1894-2021. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Rich Vernon hockey history captured in pages of new book

Vernon author Don Klepp’s book is called Vernon’s Hockey History 1894-2021

 

Madeline Sellars (from left), Gracie Cox, Elle Dockendorff, Noelle Brierley, Ashlyn Andreotti, and Halle Moger, members of Vernon’s Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics club, had terrific showings at a national event in Richmond. (Contributed)

Vernon rhythmic gymnasts dazzle national judges

Team members compete in Richmond with judges watching performances virtually

 

Armstrong’s Jesse Crowe (left), who had his 13-year-old son, DJ (right), caddy for him, finished tied for second at the PGA of BC Club Professional Championship in Victoria. (Facebook photo)

Second-place showing for Armstrong golf pro

Jesse Crowe shares special tournament result with 13-year-old son, who caddied for him in the 36-hole event

 

The Fulton Maroons (dark jersey) and Vernon Panthers will again battle for city braggning rights in the AA Interior Junior Varsity Football League which kicks off its exhibition schedule Thursday, Sept. 9. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon junior football squads ready to grow

Fulton Maroons and Vernon Panthers both fielding raw, inexperienced squads; Vernon Minor Football fields three tackle teams

The Fulton Maroons (dark jersey) and Vernon Panthers will again battle for city braggning rights in the AA Interior Junior Varsity Football League which kicks off its exhibition schedule Thursday, Sept. 9. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Kelowna Rockets' Pavel Novak. (Contributed)

4 Kelowna Rockets heading to NHL training camps

Pavel Novak, Tyson Feist, Trevor Wong and Noah Dorey will be attending training camps this September

The Kelowna Rockets' Pavel Novak. (Contributed)
Coldstream’s Marty Stein (left) has signed with the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres to be a Western Canada scout. Stein spent the last 25 years visiting arenas around North America as a scout with the Detroit Red Wings. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coldstream NHL scout moves from Red Wings to Sabres

Marty Stein joins the Buffalo Sabres as a Western Canadian scout after 25 years and four Stanley Cups with Detroit

Coldstream’s Marty Stein (left) has signed with the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres to be a Western Canada scout. Stein spent the last 25 years visiting arenas around North America as a scout with the Detroit Red Wings. (Morning Star - file photo)
Kelowna’s Cole Wilson sits in a seven-way tie for seventh place after shooting a five-under-par 67 in the opening round of the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Brudenell River Classic in PEI Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Black Press - file photo)

Kelowna golfer in hunt at Mackenzie Tour PEI event

Cole Wilson opens with a 67 to sit three shots off the lead; Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz and Troy Bulmer seven shots back

Kelowna’s Cole Wilson sits in a seven-way tie for seventh place after shooting a five-under-par 67 in the opening round of the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Brudenell River Classic in PEI Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Black Press - file photo)
Peter Trafford (centre) is the new squash pro at The Roster Sports Club in Vernon. (Eric Draht photo)

Vernon club looks to neighbouring province for squash pro

Peter Trafford makes move from Calgary to The Roster Sports Club

Peter Trafford (centre) is the new squash pro at The Roster Sports Club in Vernon. (Eric Draht photo)
Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)

Okanagan golfers well behind winner at Canada pro tournament

Troy Bulmer of Vernon finished tied for 17th, 17 strokes off the pace; Kelowna’s Cole Wilson tied for 36th spot

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Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)
Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)

Vernon golf course among Canada’s best public links

Predator Ridge Resort earns high praise for both of its 18-hole tracks at scoregolf.com

Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 18, has earned a $10,000 grant for being named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports, selected by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer named to elite club

Para swimmer Jacob Brayshaw, 18, named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 18, has earned a $10,000 grant for being named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports, selected by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada. (Contributed)
Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)

Okanagan golfers share first-round lead at pro tourney

Vernon’s Troy Bulmer and Kelowna’s Cole Wilson among quintet who shot 5-under-par on Mackenzie Tour’s Osprey Valley Open near Toronto

Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)
Greater Vernon Ringette Association will be returning to the ice for the 2021-22 season, and registration is now underway for all age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)

Greater Vernon ringette excited to return to ice

Registration for all age groups now taking place for the 2021-22 season

Greater Vernon Ringette Association will be returning to the ice for the 2021-22 season, and registration is now underway for all age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s James Green, 43, shown as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in a 2011 game making a tackle against the B.C. Lions, is hosting a two-day skills and development football camp for minor and high school players. (Morning Star file photo)

Ex-CFLer hosting two-day skills camp in Vernon

James Green appeared in two Grey Cup championship games with Winnipeg and Ottawa; also played in Toronto

Vernon’s James Green, 43, shown as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in a 2011 game making a tackle against the B.C. Lions, is hosting a two-day skills and development football camp for minor and high school players. (Morning Star file photo)
Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)

Former Olympian set to coach at the Kelowna Skating Club

Andrew Poje competed in Sochi and Pyeongchang, now skates professionally

Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)
Vernon’s Austin Armanini will play next week at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer excited for Canadian championships

Austin Armanini among a trio of North Okanagan golfers set to tee it up at Canadian Junior Boys finals in Quebec

Vernon’s Austin Armanini will play next week at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec. (Black Press - file photo)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Stanley Cup makes Vernon appearance

Cup brought to private function by Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Stacy Roest of Coldstream

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Jackals tackler Jed Miller (3, right) stops Salmon Arm Yeti back Jeff Miller (no relation) in his tracks during Okanagan Rugby Union Action Saturday, July 24, at Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Sports Field. (Vernon Jackals photo)

Vernon Jackals dismantle Salmon Arm Yeti as Okanagan Rugby Union kicks off

Four-time defending champion Jackals roll to 79-7 victory in season opener

Vernon Jackals tackler Jed Miller (3, right) stops Salmon Arm Yeti back Jeff Miller (no relation) in his tracks during Okanagan Rugby Union Action Saturday, July 24, at Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Sports Field. (Vernon Jackals photo)
Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)

Team Red bounces past Team White at Lake Country tennis tourney

Lake Country Tennis Association’s sixth Team Tournament draws field of 28 players, four teams of seven

Shannon Monssen of Team Green (rear) chases down a lob while doubles teammate Brittany Merrick gets ready to defend during the sixth Lake Country Tennis Association’s Team Tennis Tournament Sunday, July 25. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, finished second in his division at the latest Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series stop in Kamloops. (Michael Briones - Black Press)

Vernon resort golfer second in division at junior tour stop

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna played in the juvenile division at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour stop in Kamloops

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, finished second in his division at the latest Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series stop in Kamloops. (Michael Briones - Black Press)