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Jesse Knight of Bob Ross FC of Vernon beats Marvin Castro of the Edmonton Arsenal to the ball in men’s 35+ division action Saturday at the 39th Vernon National Oldtimers Soccer Tournament at MacDonald Park. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Soccer glory for Bob Ross FC

Vernon entry takes men’s 35+ cash in 39th National Oldtimers Tournament

Jesse Knight of Bob Ross FC of Vernon beats Marvin Castro of the Edmonton Arsenal to the ball in men’s 35+ division action Saturday at the 39th Vernon National Oldtimers Soccer Tournament at MacDonald Park. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Jaedyn Andreotti of the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG Stars) competes in the Pacific Rim Championships in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon’s Andreotti medals in Colombia

Vernon rhythmic gymnast to perform Saturday

Jaedyn Andreotti of the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG Stars) competes in the Pacific Rim Championships in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo Submitted)
Penticton Pistoleras Jammer HellKat escapes the pack.                                Douglas Drouin Photography

Penticton Pistoleras jamming into a fresh season

Roller derby squad hosts Kelowna on May 12 at the Penticton Curling Club

Penticton Pistoleras Jammer HellKat escapes the pack.                                Douglas Drouin Photography
Jacob Brayshaw and Kiley Geddie fight for the ball at the BC Storm Power Soccer Tournament at Vernon Secondary School on the weekend. The tourney saw 19 players from across B.C. and Alberta compete this weekend when the tourney was held for the first time in Vernon. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)

Soccer stars sport power in Vernon

B.C. Storm Power Soccer Tournament took place in Vernon over the weekend

Jacob Brayshaw and Kiley Geddie fight for the ball at the BC Storm Power Soccer Tournament at Vernon Secondary School on the weekend. The tourney saw 19 players from across B.C. and Alberta compete this weekend when the tourney was held for the first time in Vernon. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)
Kelowna Falcons                                Seattle Mariners lefthander and former Kelowna Falcons pitcher James Paxton is the second Canadian-born player ever to throw a no hitter.

Ex-Falcon spins no hitter against Blue Jays

James Paxton, who played in Kelowna during the 2007 West Coast League season, gets no hitter Tuesday

  • May 9, 2018
Kelowna Falcons                                Seattle Mariners lefthander and former Kelowna Falcons pitcher James Paxton is the second Canadian-born player ever to throw a no hitter.
Lakers on to Valley finals

Lakers on to Valley finals

Penticton Lakers women’s rugby team upsets Salmon Arm

Lakers on to Valley finals
Lakes City U15 boys shine

Lakes City U15 boys shine

The Penticton entry goes three and one in season-opening tournament

Lakes City U15 boys shine
Tennis club offers free lessons and fun day

Tennis club offers free lessons and fun day

The Penticton Tennis Club is offering free lessons and an afternoon of fun

Tennis club offers free lessons and fun day
Penticton’s Lake City basketball overcome by Kelowna Heat

Penticton’s Lake City basketball overcome by Kelowna Heat

Penticton’s Lake City Hoops lose final to Kelowna Heat

Penticton’s Lake City basketball overcome by Kelowna Heat
Ken Law is the new head coach of the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs.                                -Image: Jason Tansem

KIJHL’s Chiefs name Law new head coach

Ken Law, who coached for eight seasons in Osoyoos, has 40 years of coaching experience.

Ken Law is the new head coach of the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs.                                -Image: Jason Tansem
B.C. Lions talk to Penticton kids about life choices

B.C. Lions talk to Penticton kids about life choices

Three B.C. Lions were in Penticton Tuesday to talk to young people about life choices

B.C. Lions talk to Penticton kids about life choices
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
Vernon’s Dawson Martian (left) heads a rush with Chase Cooke of the Kamloops Blazers in pursuit in Bantam Rep hockey at Memorial Arena in Kamloops. (File Photo)

Vernon battling to save Rep hockey teams

Drawing support from regional rivals

Vernon’s Dawson Martian (left) heads a rush with Chase Cooke of the Kamloops Blazers in pursuit in Bantam Rep hockey at Memorial Arena in Kamloops. (File Photo)
Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)

Cowichan Valley coaches reflect on Humboldt bus crash

Former Caps bench boss Bob Beatty led Broncos for eight seasons

Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)
Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association product Aidan Danby helped B.C. pick up silver in the under-18 Canadian Lacrosse Association field lacrosse national championship in Saskatoon last year. Submitted photo

B.C. Games field lacrosse qualification for Thompson-Okanagan

Field lacrosse players are invited to try out for Zone 2

Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association product Aidan Danby helped B.C. pick up silver in the under-18 Canadian Lacrosse Association field lacrosse national championship in Saskatoon last year. Submitted photo
Elementary students begin marathon

Elementary students begin marathon

Summerland students will complete 42.2-kilometre distance in early June

Elementary students begin marathon
Penticton Vees forward Luke Reid raises his arms after assisting on Kenny Johnson’s (foreground) goal late in the third period against the Trail Smoke Eaters.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Emotional season for Penticton Vees

Penticton Vees season finished after losing to Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees forward Luke Reid raises his arms after assisting on Kenny Johnson’s (foreground) goal late in the third period against the Trail Smoke Eaters.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)

UPDATED: Team Tardi brings world junior curling gold home to Langley

A Langley-based team has won the international championships in Aberdeen, Scotland today.

  • Mar 10, 2018
Team Canada (a.k.a. Team Tardi of Langley) brings home the gold, snatching victory for Scotland in the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen today. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)
Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)

B.C. sending three youth rugby teams to Vegas Sevens

Players from across province recruited for elite sides

Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)
The Townley Tigers play Stretch Marks & Purple Helmets underneath the lights during the 2017 Glacier Challenge. Last week, organizers announced that the event would not return in 2018. (File)

Curtain falls on Revelstoke Glacier Challenge

Annual slo-pitch tournament had been running for 30 years

The Townley Tigers play Stretch Marks & Purple Helmets underneath the lights during the 2017 Glacier Challenge. Last week, organizers announced that the event would not return in 2018. (File)