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Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)

Penticton figure skater shines with a podium finish at provincials in Coquitlam

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the showcase on Nov. 13

 

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

 

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

 

Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)

Penticton boys rocked at indoor climbing tournament in Coquitlam

Oren Korvin, Noah Sabourin and Tomas Korvin all finished in the top 10 at a provincial competition

Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)
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)
After a three-day tournament on P.E.I., Naramata's Rocky Gould is a Canadian Champion in disc golf. (Submitted)

Penticton disc golfer becomes National Champion after P.E.I tournament

Rocky Gould topped his division in September’s event

After a three-day tournament on P.E.I., Naramata's Rocky Gould is a Canadian Champion in disc golf. (Submitted)
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)
Ashley McMillan captured an international medal at a recent swim championship in Hawaii. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton swimmer captures international medal at championships in Hawaii

Ashley McMillan is a recent graduate of Pen High and is going to USC on a swimming scholarship

Ashley McMillan captured an international medal at a recent swim championship in Hawaii. (Mark Brett photo)
The South Okanagan Volleyball Association’s Division C champions in 2022. (Back row: Kip Noble, Mike Tigchelaar, Chris Hernes) (Front row: Vu Pham, Sydney Olexa) (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Champions crowned in summer’s last beach volleyball tournament in Penticton

The South Okanagan’s beach volleyball league played at Skaha Lake Park beach courts

The South Okanagan Volleyball Association’s Division C champions in 2022. (Back row: Kip Noble, Mike Tigchelaar, Chris Hernes) (Front row: Vu Pham, Sydney Olexa) (Contributed)
The Penticton Vees are returning to Skaha Lake Park this weekend for their annual team-building challenge. (Photo- Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees will go up against best-of-best in dragon boat race

Spectators welcome to cheer on the races on Skaha Lake Sunday, Sept. 4

The Penticton Vees are returning to Skaha Lake Park this weekend for their annual team-building challenge. (Photo- Penticton Vees)
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)
The Oliver Arena is set to get a $3 million makeover. (Google Streetview Image)

Oliver Arena to get $3 million makeover

Provincial, federal and regional governments are funding the project

The Oliver Arena is set to get a $3 million makeover. (Google Streetview Image)
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)
Tyler Tardi representing the B.C.-based Team Tardi. The curler first emerged on the national scene when he was the skip of the British Columbian team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. He has since gone on to train at the Penticton Curling Club. (Photo- Team Tardi Curling)

Canadian curler credits breakthrough success to Penticton-based club

Tyler Tardi will play on Team Koe at the 2022 Penticton Curling Classic this November

Tyler Tardi representing the B.C.-based Team Tardi. The curler first emerged on the national scene when he was the skip of the British Columbian team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. He has since gone on to train at the Penticton Curling Club. (Photo- Team Tardi Curling)