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The North Okanagan Knights celebrate their third KIJHL win in as many nights Sunday, Jan. 29, following a 5-4 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs at the Rutland Arena. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights hand Kelowna 11th straight loss

KIJHL – Knights hang on for 5-4 win over reeling Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 29, at Rutland

The North Okanagan Knights salute the home crowd after their 7-1 KIJHL win over the Kelowna Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 28, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights thump Kelowna Chiefs

KIJHL - Knights score game’s first seven goals en route to 7-1 victory in Armstrong

Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Vernon’s Cassandra Brown (rear) hosts another All Girls Basketball skills and shooting camp at Vernon Christian School in Febuary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon basketball star hosting all-girls camps in Okanagan

Former national teamer Cassandra Brown, playing pro in Australia, to host camps in Vernon, Kelowna

Vernon’s Cassandra Brown (rear) hosts another All Girls Basketball skills and shooting camp at Vernon Christian School in Febuary. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Engineering students test out their toboggan in advance of race day on Saturday, Jan. 28.  (UBC Okanagan/Contributed)

‘Get mooving’: Concrete Toboggan race returns to Big White

UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering hosts the event for the first time since 2015

Engineering students test out their toboggan in advance of race day on Saturday, Jan. 28.  (UBC Okanagan/Contributed)
Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)

Special events help Okanagan, B.C. Special Olympics

Doughnuts, cold lake plunges will support Special Olympics B.C.; SOBC Games set for Feb. 2-4, Kamloops

Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)
The Strathcona Cup, a competition between Canadian and Scottish men’s curlers, has been played every five years since 1903. The latest installment will feature games in Vernon Jan. 17 and Kelowna Jan. 18. (stratchonacup.ca)

Okanagan curlers tangle with Scots

Strathcona Cup played every five years between Canada and Scotland; oldest international event

The Strathcona Cup, a competition between Canadian and Scottish men’s curlers, has been played every five years since 1903. The latest installment will feature games in Vernon Jan. 17 and Kelowna Jan. 18. (stratchonacup.ca)
The North Okanagan Knights (dark jerseys) host the Kelowna Chiefs on Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Trade Deadline Day Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tami Quan Photography - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights make moves prior to hosting Kelowna

KIJHL - Trade deadline day Tuesday, Jan. 10, sees Knights bring in defenceman, deal D-man, forward

The North Okanagan Knights (dark jerseys) host the Kelowna Chiefs on Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Trade Deadline Day Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tami Quan Photography - file photo)
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is out of the Team Canada lineup for the remainder of the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships with an apparent shoulder injury. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

Kelowna Rockets captain Dach out of world juniors

Colton Dach suffered apparent shoulder injury in 5-1 win over Sweden Saturday, Dec. 31; ruled out Sunday

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is out of the Team Canada lineup for the remainder of the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships with an apparent shoulder injury. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)
The Penticton Vees topped the West Kelowna Warriors 9-2 at home Friday night, Dec. 30. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Nadeau brothers combine for 11 points; Penticton Vees down West Kelowna Warriors 9-2

The Vees have defeated the Warriors twice in as many weeks, battle Vernon Vipers on New Year’s Day

The Penticton Vees topped the West Kelowna Warriors 9-2 at home Friday night, Dec. 30. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
(Lisa Mazurek photo)

West Kelowna Warriors rout Vernon Vipers 5-1

Warriors goaltender Justin Katz made 23 saves in the win

(Lisa Mazurek photo)
The North Okanagan Knights fell to the Kelowna Chiefs 2-1 Friday night, Dec. 9, 2022. (Tanya Seibel photo)

Kelowna Chiefs stun North Okanagan Knights with late goal

The Chiefs scored the go-ahead goal with just 33 seconds left in the game

The North Okanagan Knights fell to the Kelowna Chiefs 2-1 Friday night, Dec. 9, 2022. (Tanya Seibel photo)
As they did in 2018, tipping off the 25th annual event, the Vernon Panthers (white) will face the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the opening game of the 2022 Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at VSS. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Panthers host Okanagan at classic

Senior girls basketball team hosts Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops

As they did in 2018, tipping off the 25th annual event, the Vernon Panthers (white) will face the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the opening game of the 2022 Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at VSS. (Morning Star - file photo)
Hundreds of teddy bears and winter wear were thrown on the ice at the start of the third period when Penticton Vees scored their first goal of the game against West Kelowna on Saturday night. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Penticton Vees fans wait until 3rd period to toss teddy bears on the ice

Vees come from behind and win 3-2 in overtime against West Kelowna Warriors

Hundreds of teddy bears and winter wear were thrown on the ice at the start of the third period when Penticton Vees scored their first goal of the game against West Kelowna on Saturday night. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The West Kelowna Warriors prevailed over the Vernon Vipers in a shootout Friday night, Dec. 2, 2022. (Tami Quan photo)

West Kelowna Warriors edge Vernon Vipers in shootout

The Warriors scored with less than four minutes to play to send the game to extra time

The West Kelowna Warriors prevailed over the Vernon Vipers in a shootout Friday night, Dec. 2, 2022. (Tami Quan photo)
The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)

Bombers favoured by six on Grey Cup Sunday

Winnipeg seeks third straight CFL title, taking on Toronto Argonauts, who last won Cup in 2017

The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Okanagan skier becomes 1st Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
West Kelowna Warriors forwards Ben MacDonald (9) and Luke Devlin battle for a loose puck with Vernon goalie Ethan David and defenceman Anthony Cliche during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL shootout win Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

Loving it: MacDonald shootout goal lifts West Kelowna past Vernon

BCHL - Warriors edge Vipers 4-3 for second time in five days at Royal LePage Place

West Kelowna Warriors forwards Ben MacDonald (9) and Luke Devlin battle for a loose puck with Vernon goalie Ethan David and defenceman Anthony Cliche during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL shootout win Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Vernon Magnums trap Kelowna Grizzlies to clinch first place

Junior bantam football squad scores 37-0 victory at home to cap off undefeated regular season

Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)