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Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship

Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship

The province’s best male curlers will compete in the Cariboo in 2019

Quesnel to host 2019 B.C. men’s curling championship
Volunteer numbers top 300 for Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Volunteer numbers top 300 for Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The City of Penticton will host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Volunteer numbers top 300 for Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court

Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court

One full day of action is complete as Langley hosts the BC high school boys volleyball championships

Day one in the books as B.C’s best volleyball players hit the court
Vernon golfers swing out record year

Vernon golfers swing out record year

Players still in the game at local golf course

Vernon golfers swing out record year
Special Olympics coach Michelle Riches helps Lorelei Burnette with her bowling score card during the regular five-pin event for Special Olympics BC Penticton athletes.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Special feeling helping Special Olympians

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave…

Special Olympics coach Michelle Riches helps Lorelei Burnette with her bowling score card during the regular five-pin event for Special Olympics BC Penticton athletes.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Sillinger’s overtime marker lifts Vees to victory

Sillinger’s overtime marker lifts Vees to victory

Vees get sixth win in a row over visiting Silverbacks

Sillinger’s overtime marker lifts Vees to victory
Cathy Overton-Clapham, left, and Christine Jurgenson are being inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Curling.ca

Osoyoos woman to be inducted into Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

Induction ceremony will take place in Penticton during Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Cathy Overton-Clapham, left, and Christine Jurgenson are being inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Curling.ca
Penticton triathlete Jen Annett (right) celebrating her third place finish at Ironman Arizona, where she set the women’s bike course record. Submitted photo

Annett finishes season on the podium at Ironman Arizona

Penticton triathlete sets new course record on the bike

Penticton triathlete Jen Annett (right) celebrating her third place finish at Ironman Arizona, where she set the women’s bike course record. Submitted photo
Penticton Vees netminder Nolan Hildebrand was solid in goal for the Vees in their match against the Cowichan Valley Capitals last night. The Capitals only managed to sink one goal to the Vees’ 10. (File photo)

Back-to-back wins for the Vees this weekend

Penticton Vees take down Capitals 10-1

Penticton Vees netminder Nolan Hildebrand was solid in goal for the Vees in their match against the Cowichan Valley Capitals last night. The Capitals only managed to sink one goal to the Vees’ 10. (File photo)
Jared Nash of the Penticton Vees on a scoring attempt. The visiting Vees blasted the West Kelowna Warriors 11-3 Friday night and are back home Saturday for a 6 p.m start.                                Western News file photo

Visiting Vees pound West Kelowna Warriors

The Vees got hat tricks from two players en route to an 11-3 win

Jared Nash of the Penticton Vees on a scoring attempt. The visiting Vees blasted the West Kelowna Warriors 11-3 Friday night and are back home Saturday for a 6 p.m start.                                Western News file photo
Jesse Vissia of Keremeos playing for the Okanagan College Coyotes goes around Douglas College Royals Josiah Mastandrea during exhibition men’s basketball action at the Penticton campus. Mark Brett/Western News

After life for Coyotes Vissia

A Keremeos man making the grade for Okanagan College basketball squad.

Jesse Vissia of Keremeos playing for the Okanagan College Coyotes goes around Douglas College Royals Josiah Mastandrea during exhibition men’s basketball action at the Penticton campus. Mark Brett/Western News
Jared Nash of the Penticton Vees breaks in on the Powell River Kings net in a match at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday. (Mark Brett/Western News)

Vees lose to Kings 4-2

Club’s first home-ice loss to the Kings since the SOEC opened

  • Nov 5, 2017
Jared Nash of the Penticton Vees breaks in on the Powell River Kings net in a match at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Penticton curling in the mix at World Curling Tour classic

Penticton curling in the mix at World Curling Tour classic

A Penticton curler is a member of a Victoria team competing in Ashley Home Store Classic

Penticton curling in the mix at World Curling Tour classic
Warriors edge Vees 4-3

Warriors edge Vees 4-3

West Kelowna Warriors edge Vees in West Kelowna

  • Nov 4, 2017
Warriors edge Vees 4-3
Super League Triathlon, the event replacing Challenge Penticton, is a three-day format featuring both age group and professional athletes. Photo courtesy of Super League Triathlon

Age group registrations open for Super League Triathlon-Penticton

Super League Triathlon is a three-day format featuring both age group and professional athletes

Super League Triathlon, the event replacing Challenge Penticton, is a three-day format featuring both age group and professional athletes. Photo courtesy of Super League Triathlon
Vees take a bite out of Bulldogs

Vees take a bite out of Bulldogs

Penticton Vees double Alberni in BCHL action Friday in Penticton

Vees take a bite out of Bulldogs
Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club Nov. 3 to 6, 2017.                                World Curling Tour photo

Penticton draws top curlers for inaugural World Curling Tour

Penticton’s World Curling Tour field includes No. 2 Niklas Eden from Sweden on Nov. 3 to 6.

Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club Nov. 3 to 6, 2017.                                World Curling Tour photo
Massimo Rizzo of the Penticton Vees beats Merritt Centennials defender Tyrell Buckley of Penticton at the blue line in the third period of Friday’s BCHL game at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored a 4-2 come-from-behind win. Mark Brett/Penticton Western News.

Third period surge lifts Penticton Vees to victory

Vees Ryan Sandelin gets the game winner over the Merritt Centennials

Massimo Rizzo of the Penticton Vees beats Merritt Centennials defender Tyrell Buckley of Penticton at the blue line in the third period of Friday’s BCHL game at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored a 4-2 come-from-behind win. Mark Brett/Penticton Western News.
Elmentary cross country racers hit the ground running

Elmentary cross country racers hit the ground running

Elementary school students compete in the second race of the season

Elmentary cross country racers hit the ground running
With the Victoria Grizzlies’ Justin Michaelian in close pursuit, Vees forward Ben Allen searches for an opening. The Vees won their Saturday match against the visiting Grizzlies 4-2. (Mark Brett/Western News)

Vees take down Grizzlies at home

Penticton Vees double up on Victoria for a 4-2 win

With the Victoria Grizzlies’ Justin Michaelian in close pursuit, Vees forward Ben Allen searches for an opening. The Vees won their Saturday match against the visiting Grizzlies 4-2. (Mark Brett/Western News)