Local Sports

The Penticton Power U20 team. The squad, along with the city’s U15s will play at the provincial championships this Canada Day weekend. (Submitted)

Pair of Penticton softball teams move on provincial championships in dramatic fashion

U15 and U20 teams will play in the finals hosted by Kelowna and North Vancouver

 

Nolan Aubie battled out 11 other competitors across the country in the physique division to win a national championship. (Submitted)

Bodybuilder will represent Penticton on national stage after winning division title

Nolan Aubie captured a World Natural Bodybuilding Federation Canada title on June 18

 

North Okanagan Pee Wee Legends Seyja Manson (from left), Halle Harty, Summer Kayle, Bailey Kayle, Jordan Payton and Nicole Payton recently made local minor lacrosse history, becoming the first girls to play as a line together on the floor. (Contributed)

North Okanagan lacrosse girls stand tall against boys’ taunting

Six girls on Legends’ team make local history, becoming first all-girls line to play together in a game

 

(Photo- Penticton Vees)

Busy day for Penticton Vees results in addition of ‘elite offensive talent’

The Fred Page Cup champions made two separate transactions on June 17

(Photo- Penticton Vees)
Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Newest class announced for Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

‘Mr. Basketball’ among the four inductees

Onlookers gathered at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on June 14 for the announcement of the 2022 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Okanagan city to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)
Frank Djurasevic has been named the 56th captain in Penticton Vees history. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton Vees name Frank Djurasevic 56th captain in team history

The 20-year-old was the first member of the Vees to hoist the Fred Page Cup on May 18

Frank Djurasevic has been named the 56th captain in Penticton Vees history. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)

Okanagan wheelchair curler draws spot in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Gaudet of Vernon was originally elected in 2020 but officially inducted Thursday, June 9

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)
Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Golf and Country Club celebrates 100th anniversary

The club was formed after the Kettle Valley Railway suggested it would attract more tourists

Mayor John Vassilaki was among those to speak at the Penticton Golf and Country Club’s 100th-anniversary party on Saturday, June 11. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Okanagan dragon boat racers return to Penticton for first race of 2022

The 13th annual Okanagan Super Sprints and 5th Senior Sprints took place from June 10 to 11

Dragon boat competitors from Kelowna and Penticton take to Skaha Lake for the Interior’s first official race of 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Hundreds of athletes from Okanagan Super Sprints take to Penticton’s Skaha Lake

The 13th edition of the event is hosted by the Penticton Dragonboat Festival

(Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is the first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees begin their BCHL title defense on Sept. 23

The newly-crowned champions will return to the ice to battle the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is the first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz finished in the top-50 at the season-opening PGA TOUR Canada event in Victoria. (File photo)

Vernon golfer in top-50 at PGA Tour Canada event

Matthew Kreutz ties for 46th spot at Royal Beach Victoria Open; Bryce Barker misses cut

Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz finished in the top-50 at the season-opening PGA TOUR Canada event in Victoria. (File photo)
Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)

Okanagan swimmer overcomes the odds to make Canadian history

Riley Martin competes for Penticton’s KISU Swim Club

Riley Martin, left, joined by his coach Naomi Antler after becoming the first Canadian in his para classification to complete the 400-metre individual medley. (Submitted)
(Photo - Golf Canada)

UBC Okanagan women swing to bronze at nationals

It’s the first national medal in club history

(Photo - Golf Canada)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Ex-Canuck and World Series champ in Kelowna slow-pitch tourney

The Heart of a Warrior tournament is meant to raise awareness for mental health and advocacy

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton’s Lake City Basketball U16 team. Back row from left to right- Hayden Scanlon, Chasen Hall, Brix Corday, Carter O’Neil, Caleb Dykstra, Troy Isaacs. Front row from left to right- Chris Terris (coach), Peter Kunka, Dezi Ducheck, Jack Campbell, Jaiveer Dhillon, Saxon Connor-Garrity, Tyler Peters (coach). Missing Eli Dewar. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)

Penticton youth basketball teams shine on provincial stage in Kelowna

Local U13, U16, U17 teams will be in Langley this month for a provincial tournament

Penticton’s Lake City Basketball U16 team. Back row from left to right- Hayden Scanlon, Chasen Hall, Brix Corday, Carter O’Neil, Caleb Dykstra, Troy Isaacs. Front row from left to right- Chris Terris (coach), Peter Kunka, Dezi Ducheck, Jack Campbell, Jaiveer Dhillon, Saxon Connor-Garrity, Tyler Peters (coach). Missing Eli Dewar. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)

Okanagan swimmer to make World Para Championships debut

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw will compete in one individual event and maybe a pair of relays in Portugal

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Popmode Board Supply is presenting its first-ever Best Trick Series, a skateboarding competition series that will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

‘Bring your A game’: Okanagan board shop creates skateboard competition series

Popmode Board Supply’s first-ever Best Tricks Series will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3

Vernon’s Popmode Board Supply is presenting its first-ever Best Trick Series, a skateboarding competition series that will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)