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From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Granfondo cycles through the South Okanagan and towards 10th anniversary

The ninth year of the cycling competition saw 2820 riders tour the South Okanagan

From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
An estimated 2,500 riders will take part in this weekend’s Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Western News file photo)

2,500 cyclists ready to take the South Okanagan roads for Granfondo

The Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan takes place this weekend

An estimated 2,500 riders will take part in this weekend’s Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Western News file photo)
Vernon Tigers sniper Stephane Richard gets a shot on South Okanagan goalie Connor Ramage during the Flames’ 16-4 win in Game 2 of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s best-of-three- semifinal Monday at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

South Okanagan Flames force junior lacrosse clincher

Flames roll into Vernon and even best-of-three TOJLL semifinal by mauling the Tigers 16-4

Vernon Tigers sniper Stephane Richard gets a shot on South Okanagan goalie Connor Ramage during the Flames’ 16-4 win in Game 2 of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s best-of-three- semifinal Monday at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the Okanagan Rugby League final Saturday at Grahame Park. Beck and the Jackals won their fourth straight ORU title with a 33-12 victory. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Jackals score Okanagan rugby four-peat

Strong second half propels Jackals to fourth consecutive Okanagan Rugby Union championship

Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the Okanagan Rugby League final Saturday at Grahame Park. Beck and the Jackals won their fourth straight ORU title with a 33-12 victory. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The annual BCHL Showcase is slated to return Oct. 2 through 5, but revamped as 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival. Part of the changes this year includes adding Penticton as a second host city for the Interior teams. Jenna Hauck/Black Press

Okanagan city added as second host for BCHL’s annual Showcase event

League announcesthat they are re-launching the annual event to increase reach and inclusion

The annual BCHL Showcase is slated to return Oct. 2 through 5, but revamped as 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival. Part of the changes this year includes adding Penticton as a second host city for the Interior teams. Jenna Hauck/Black Press
Steve Cox - file photo

Vernon Kal Tire brushes back Soccer United

Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ League action

Steve Cox - file photo
Penticton baseball squad preparing for provincials

Penticton baseball squad preparing for provincials

SOMBA Tigers are off this weekend in preparation for the provincial championship

Penticton baseball squad preparing for provincials
GREENWOOD CUP                                Carol Rosenthall and Dawn Richards of Summerland won the Women’s A division title at the Greenwood Doubles Tennis Tournament on June 15 and 16.                                 (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Summerland team wins Women’s A title at Greenwood Cup

Carol Rosenthall and Dawn Richards were winners at the 48th annual tournament

GREENWOOD CUP                                Carol Rosenthall and Dawn Richards of Summerland won the Women’s A division title at the Greenwood Doubles Tennis Tournament on June 15 and 16.                                 (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Morning Star - file photo

Vernon Kal Tire uses second-half blitz for soccer win

CAPRI INSURANCE OKANAGAN OLDTIMERS LEAGUE: Kal Tire beats Kelowna Mind Smart 7-2

Morning Star - file photo
Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Unity fighter in Vancouver against Hugh Gleeson, the top-rated welterweight in Canada in amateur MMA

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ
Small community, big results for Okanagan girls fastball team

Small community, big results for Okanagan girls fastball team

The U12 girls fastball team won a pair of gold medals and have lost only one league game

Small community, big results for Okanagan girls fastball team
South Okanagan Flames continue season mastery of Vernon Tigers

South Okanagan Flames continue season mastery of Vernon Tigers

Flames score twice in final minute to post 12-10 TOJLL win at Kal Tire Place

South Okanagan Flames continue season mastery of Vernon Tigers
Bosman Accounting’s Mark Sladen and Mike Gilman squeeze Interior Beverage’s midfielder Mukh Boparai in O45 soccer action Monday night in Vernon. (Steve Cox - photo)

Vernon accountants slip past Interior Beverages

A late second half marker from a goalmouth scrambled lifted Vernon Bosman…

Bosman Accounting’s Mark Sladen and Mike Gilman squeeze Interior Beverage’s midfielder Mukh Boparai in O45 soccer action Monday night in Vernon. (Steve Cox - photo)
Carson Shortreed of the South Okanagan Flames is stopped in-close by Vernon Tigers goalie Quintin Fisk in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

South Okanagan Flames torch Vernon Tigers for 20

Down 5-1 early, Flames’ offence explodes over final 50 minutes in 20-13 TOJLL road victory

Carson Shortreed of the South Okanagan Flames is stopped in-close by Vernon Tigers goalie Quintin Fisk in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Summerland golfers compete in league play

Summerland Golf and Country Ladies Club and Summerland Senior Men’s Club hold weekly events

  • May 29, 2019
Liam Malmquist playing for the Edina High School Hornets helped his team to a state championship in Minnesota last season. (Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine)

Minnesota standout latest signing for Okanagan BCHL squad

Liam Malmquist of Minnesota coming to Vees for 2019/2020 season

Liam Malmquist playing for the Edina High School Hornets helped his team to a state championship in Minnesota last season. (Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine)
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Chris Purnell from Interior Beverages FC takes on defender Boyd Hayes from Real JVL in Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League action. (Steve Cox - photo)

Vernon Kal Tire draws with Brown Benefits

Two of top Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League squads play t0 hard-fought 1-1 tie

Chris Purnell from Interior Beverages FC takes on defender Boyd Hayes from Real JVL in Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League action. (Steve Cox - photo)
Vernon Tigers, South Okanagan Flames play to wild draw

Vernon Tigers, South Okanagan Flames play to wild draw

Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League match ends 17-17; overtime solves nothing

Vernon Tigers, South Okanagan Flames play to wild draw
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Big White will host inaugural Women’s Slopestyle Tour

Bike park announces new events, more accessible trail for 2019 season

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