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Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

 

The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets welcome the Bedard show to town in first sellout since 2019

The Rockets also had the hot stove cooking on Monday

 

After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)

Vernon Canadians Allan Cup winner Trentini dies at 90

Walt Trentini helped Canadians win 1956 Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in Vernon

 

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon squads advance in Grade 8 girls volleyball playdowns in Shuswap

VSS A defeats VSS B in three-set final thriller; both teams advance to North Zone finals

Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: ‘Michaelangelo’ brings martial artistry to North Okanagan

Kids go cowabunga over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character

Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith, one of Canada’s top mixed curlers, teams up with Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo for the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Mixed Doubles Curling Classic Oct. 21-23 at the Vernon Curling Club. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon set for World Curling Tour mixed doubles event

Ten teams going for $4,500,WCT points at Nufloors Curling Classic Oct. 21-23 at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith, one of Canada’s top mixed curlers, teams up with Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo for the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Mixed Doubles Curling Classic Oct. 21-23 at the Vernon Curling Club. (Black Press file photo)
Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)

Historic honour for North Okanagan swimmer

Jacob Brayshaw becomes first Para swimmer named Swim B.C. Senior Swimmer of the Year

Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)
Marty ‘Sugar’ Solotki and his company, Big West Wrestling returns on Sept. 9 (Photo - Marty Solotki/Facebook)

Back in the Saddle: Big West Wrestling returns to Kelowna

The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rutland Centennial Hall

Marty ‘Sugar’ Solotki and his company, Big West Wrestling returns on Sept. 9 (Photo - Marty Solotki/Facebook)
Vernon’s Leah Goldstein became the second woman to win the 500 Mile Solo Division of the Hoodoo 500 Ultra-Cycling Race in Utah, and did so with a new record time. (Facebook)

Vernon cyclist sets new mark in solo ultra race win

Leah Goldstein is the second woman to win Hoodoo 500 in Utah; breaks women’s mark with time of 37 hours

Vernon’s Leah Goldstein became the second woman to win the 500 Mile Solo Division of the Hoodoo 500 Ultra-Cycling Race in Utah, and did so with a new record time. (Facebook)
Lumby’s Jagger Williamson has signed on with the Knoxville (TN) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Facebook)

Okanagan BCHL hockey alum off to Tennessee

Former Vernon Viper Jagger Williamson signs with Knoxville Ice Bears of Southern pro league

Lumby’s Jagger Williamson has signed on with the Knoxville (TN) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Facebook)
The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Start of a new tradition’: Penticton hosts its first-ever all-girls hockey tournament

‘It’s about getting more girls to know each other and to get more girls playing,’ said Paul Parkinson

The inaugural all-girls four-on-four hockey tournament at Memorial Arena ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Danica Ariano, from Coldstream, B.C., along with pair partner Mikaela Holthuis, celebrate after winning gold in the pair U23 Women’s pair event (Contributed)

Coldstream rower waves double gold at prestigious Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Danica Ariano rows to pair of victories; cousin Natalya also takes part in the event

Danica Ariano, from Coldstream, B.C., along with pair partner Mikaela Holthuis, celebrate after winning gold in the pair U23 Women’s pair event (Contributed)
Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)

Vernon club pitches horseshoes provincials

The championships are taking place on Sept. 3 and 4 on Alexis Park Drive

Three generations of horseshoe pitchers in one family. Meet the Stoddarts of the Vernon Horseshoe Club: Father George (from left), grandson Demico and son Wesley. The Vernon Horseshoe Club will host the provincial championships Sept. 3 and 4 at the club on Alexis Park Drive. (Contributed)
Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick were added to the roster of the B.C. champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. The pair helped the Mounties win the tournament, downing Elmwood, Man. 3-1 in the championship game. (Contributed)

Vernon baseball family celebrates Western win

Son Brennan Braddick and dad Dan help Vancouver Mounties win Western Canadian 18U AA title on Prairies

Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick were added to the roster of the B.C. champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. The pair helped the Mounties win the tournament, downing Elmwood, Man. 3-1 in the championship game. (Contributed)
Marquez (top), Demico (left) and Adero Gonzalez capturing provincial BMX winners plates at a 2022 provincial championship series in Langley. (Penticton BMX Facebook)

Penticton’s BMX family: 3 brothers dominate on bikes at provincials in Langley

Marquez, Demico and Adero Gonzalez all brought home some hardware at the B.C.-wide showcase

Marquez (top), Demico (left) and Adero Gonzalez capturing provincial BMX winners plates at a 2022 provincial championship series in Langley. (Penticton BMX Facebook)
Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)

Vernon’s Hill forced to end ultra race early

Shanda was taking part in a ‘deca’ ultratriathlon

Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)
Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)

Okanagan sisters bring home national softball medals for Team B.C.

Emma and Avery Wilson represented the province at tournaments in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick

Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)
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

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