Local Sports

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

 

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

 

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

 

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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery

Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery

Eagle Eye Archers hold their annual indoor Christmas 3D Shoot at Pentecostal Tabernacle

Prince Rupert is hungry for Archery
Scenes such as these are becoming all too common in pro sports these days, as far as Kurial is concerned. (Keith Allison photo, via Wikimedia Commons)

KURIAL: Let’s pick up the pace

Over analyzing of replay has left small town sports with a superior speed of play

Scenes such as these are becoming all too common in pro sports these days, as far as Kurial is concerned. (Keith Allison photo, via Wikimedia Commons)
National Newspaper Week ramps up with the Prince Rupert Rampage. Newspapers matter “because local newspapers get our story out and we really appreciate it,” said Kory Movold, captain of the Rampage. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)                                Jared Carter, number 25 for the Rampage, taking the shot. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Return of the Rampage, and more Prince Rupert weekend sports briefs

Snooker season has started at the Legion, with five matches already in the books

National Newspaper Week ramps up with the Prince Rupert Rampage. Newspapers matter “because local newspapers get our story out and we really appreciate it,” said Kory Movold, captain of the Rampage. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)                                Jared Carter, number 25 for the Rampage, taking the shot. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Students are getting into form as the competitive season approaches. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

STORY AND VIDEO: Tumbling head-on into a new season

Prince Rupert Gymnastics Club is back on the mats as they eye another winning year

Students are getting into form as the competitive season approaches. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Heather Truong sends a high kick in Master Paul Bozman’s direction during training. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

STORY AND VIDEO: Just kicking it: Taekwondo centre a mainstay in Prince Rupert

Master Paul Bozman has been at the helm for over three decades

Heather Truong sends a high kick in Master Paul Bozman’s direction during training. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)