Emanuel Sequeira

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
KISU swim meet used to gauge athlete performances

KISU swim meet used to gauge athlete performances

KISU hosting five Okanagan swim clubs this weekend

KISU swim meet used to gauge athlete performances
Vees penalty kill killing opposition

Vees penalty kill killing opposition

Penticton Vees have B.C. Hockey League’s second-best PK thanks to depth

Vees penalty kill killing opposition
Steam play Knights, Coyotes in KIJHL action

Steam play Knights, Coyotes in KIJHL action

The Summerland Steam are headed into another big weekend against North Okanagan, Osoyoos

Steam play Knights, Coyotes in KIJHL action
Vees defence rises to occasion

Vees defence rises to occasion

Penticton Vees defenceman step up after losing Joey Leahy to injury against Vernon

Vees defence rises to occasion
Preston Lewis whipping around a corner on the new Cycling Pump Track made by the Penticton and Area Cycling Association with the City of Penticton.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News                                Preston Lewis whipping around a corner on the new Cycling Pump Track made by the Penticton and Area Cycling Association with the City of Penticton.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Cycling Pump Track now open

The Penticton and Area Cycling Association’s Cycling Pump Track is garnering quick popularity

Preston Lewis whipping around a corner on the new Cycling Pump Track made by the Penticton and Area Cycling Association with the City of Penticton.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News                                Preston Lewis whipping around a corner on the new Cycling Pump Track made by the Penticton and Area Cycling Association with the City of Penticton.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
New chapter in Vipers rivalry starts

New chapter in Vipers rivalry starts

New Penticton Vees learn about B.C. Hockey League rivalry with the Vernon Vipers

New chapter in Vipers rivalry starts
Vees take opening tilt against Vipers

Vees take opening tilt against Vipers

The Penticton Vees won their opening B.C. Hockey League match against the Vernon Vipers

Vees take opening tilt against Vipers
Nicole Goncalves goes through a practice session with BackTrax Grace In Gold at the Western Dressage World Championship in Oklahoma.                                 Submitted photo

Riding prodigy shines internationally

Penticton’s Nicole Goncalves wins Western Dressage World Championship

Nicole Goncalves goes through a practice session with BackTrax Grace In Gold at the Western Dressage World Championship in Oklahoma.                                 Submitted photo
Penticton Vees Grant Cruikshank breaks in on West Kelowna Warriors defender Michael Ryan.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Vees expect to have lethal power play

Pentiton Vees believe they have personal for dangerous power play

Penticton Vees Grant Cruikshank breaks in on West Kelowna Warriors defender Michael Ryan.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing

Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing

Wine Country Racing Association hosted its eighth annual Car Club Challenge in Osoyoos

Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing
Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”

Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”

The inaugural Mighty Quail 100 kilometre race will test experienced trail runners

Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”
Tina Hoeben

KISU coach wins prestigious award

B.C. swim coaches choose Tina Hoeben for Rubber Boot Award

Tina Hoeben
Sam Jones, Summerland Steam captain.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Hockey fun again for Steam captain

Sam Jones is having fun early leading the Summerland Steam

Sam Jones, Summerland Steam captain.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Sports in Brief

Sports in Brief

Senior golf, senior men’s hockey and rec hockey highlighted

Sports in Brief
Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp

Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp

Voted the Vancouver Canucks best defenceman by fans, Troy Stecher is taking nothing for granted

Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp
Nolan Bryan from the Penticton Stars skates off after unsuccessfully trying to get a shot past goalie Connor Nicolson from Kelowna Wild. Western News photo

Hockey tourney exceeds cash goal

The Penticton 4v4 Back to School tournament raised more than $1,500

Nolan Bryan from the Penticton Stars skates off after unsuccessfully trying to get a shot past goalie Connor Nicolson from Kelowna Wild. Western News photo
Noland Hildebrand made 26 saves to lead the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 win over the Merritt Centennials to kick off the B.C. Hockey League season on Sept. 8.                                Ian Webster/Merritt Herald

Play nets Vees goalie confidence, win

Penticton Vees goalie Nolan Hildebrand confidence nets him early win

Noland Hildebrand made 26 saves to lead the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 win over the Merritt Centennials to kick off the B.C. Hockey League season on Sept. 8.                                Ian Webster/Merritt Herald
The Red Eyes Paddling Club from Calgary digs in as they row back the width of Skaha lake in a semi final heat at the 2017 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton Festival elevates dragon boats

Visiting teams loved competition featured in Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

The Red Eyes Paddling Club from Calgary digs in as they row back the width of Skaha lake in a semi final heat at the 2017 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News
The Lori Lancaster Realty Lightning was second in the National Slo-pitch Association’s Co-ed World Series in Kamloops Sept. 1 to 4. The team is as follows, back row, left to right Chase Fillion, Dallas Janni, Brady Byrne, Dean Witkowski,Chris Bradford, Ian MacMillan and Nick Babyn. Front Row, Joley Lew, Leigh Raymond, Jen Teichroeb, Nicole Cottenie, Chandra Meeds and Charlie Parcher. Submitted photo

Lightning strikes in slo-pitch World Series

Penticton co-ed slo-pitch team takes second in NSA Co-ed World Series

The Lori Lancaster Realty Lightning was second in the National Slo-pitch Association’s Co-ed World Series in Kamloops Sept. 1 to 4. The team is as follows, back row, left to right Chase Fillion, Dallas Janni, Brady Byrne, Dean Witkowski,Chris Bradford, Ian MacMillan and Nick Babyn. Front Row, Joley Lew, Leigh Raymond, Jen Teichroeb, Nicole Cottenie, Chandra Meeds and Charlie Parcher. Submitted photo