High School Sports

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

 

Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High School cross country champions crowned in Greater Victoria

Royal Roads University provided scenic setting for B.C. High School Cross Country Championships

 

The Vernon Panthers won the Best of the West Junior Girls volleyball championship tournament in Kelowna, beating the host KSS Owls in the final. Team members include (front, from left) Amelia Spitzer, Devyn Hildebrand, Kaydence Kitzul; back row (from left) Kenidy West, Charlotte Schommer, Paige Leahy, Avery Stringer, Sadie Quinton, Peyton Romeril, Addy Beacom. (Contributed)

Vernon Panthers take Best of West tourney in Kelowna

VSS junior girls defeat host Owls in volleyball final

 

Okanagan Mission Huskies running back Maddox Elson (44) tries to slip a tackle from Vernon defender Coby Thierren during the hometown Panthers’ 54-14 romp in AAA/AA Hybrid Interior Junior Varsity Football Conference action Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Panthers maul Okanagan Mission Huskies

Junior Varsity football league regular-season play starts in Vernon Wednesday, Sept. 21

Okanagan Mission Huskies running back Maddox Elson (44) tries to slip a tackle from Vernon defender Coby Thierren during the hometown Panthers’ 54-14 romp in AAA/AA Hybrid Interior Junior Varsity Football Conference action Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong team set for historic football game

Pleasant Valley Secondary Hawks host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, 4 p.m, in first-ever game at PVSS

The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Panthers defensive lineman Mark Johnson (63) tries to chase down Rutland quarterback Ty Walker during VSS’ 27-17 pre-season Interior Senior Varsity Football Conference win over the Voodoos Friday, Sept. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Vernon Panthers slip by Rutland Voodoos

Cats defeat Rutland 27-17 in senior varsity pre-season football play

Vernon Panthers defensive lineman Mark Johnson (63) tries to chase down Rutland quarterback Ty Walker during VSS’ 27-17 pre-season Interior Senior Varsity Football Conference win over the Voodoos Friday, Sept. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Armstrong junior varsity football team set to soar

Pleasant Valley Hawks will make debut on the road; host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, Oct. 22

Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)

South Okanagan track and field athletes qualify for provincials

Top performers at Okanagan Valley High School Track and Field Championships will compete in Langley

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)
Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)

Summerland and Penticton athletes advance to Okanagan Championships

South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships were held in Kelowna on May 10

Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)
Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)

Kelowna Owls edge Vernon Panthers for Interior football title

Owls stop Panthers on game’s final play at Kelowna one-yard line for 21-20 victory

Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)
Joe Murphy (12) and the Vernon Panthers will host the AA/AAA Interior/North Senior Varsity high school football championship, Friday, Dec. 3, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The AA Cats will take on the AAA Kelowna Owls. Kick-off is 7 p.m. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers to host Kelowna in Interior football final

The AA Panthers entertain the AAA Owls Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

Joe Murphy (12) and the Vernon Panthers will host the AA/AAA Interior/North Senior Varsity high school football championship, Friday, Dec. 3, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The AA Cats will take on the AAA Kelowna Owls. Kick-off is 7 p.m. (Darren Hove photo)
Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)

Rutland Voodoos vanquish Kelowna Owls

Junior Varsity Football: Voodoos win Interior AAA title with convincing 37-0 romp over crosstown rivals

Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)
Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan senior girls volleyball stars featured at Vernon tourney

Sonics sweep Valleyview of Kamloops at 29th annual Fulton Maroons event; hosts finish third out of eight

Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)

Cross-country runners from Salmon Arm schools speed to spectacular season

Four Salmon Arm Secondary teams, two individuals from Shuswap Middle School off to Provincials

Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Lots of players surround this long pass attempt which was eventually knocked down by Kelowna Okanagan Sun Blue’s Bryce Beauchemin (81) in front of Vernon Magnums receiver Gabriel Adam during Southern Interior Football Conference Junior Bantam league play Sunday, Oct. 10, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Magnums leave Kelowna Sun feeling blue

Magnums defeat Kelowna Blue visitors to stay undefeated in Junior Bantam minor football conference play

Lots of players surround this long pass attempt which was eventually knocked down by Kelowna Okanagan Sun Blue’s Bryce Beauchemin (81) in front of Vernon Magnums receiver Gabriel Adam during Southern Interior Football Conference Junior Bantam league play Sunday, Oct. 10, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon runningback Joe Murphy celebrates his first high school touchdown during the Panthers’ 22-6 win over the Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna Friday, Oct. 8, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Naomi Runka photo)

Vernon Panthers’ D stuff Bears attack

Vernon defeats Mt. Boucherie 22-6 in high school senior varsity league play at GVAP

Vernon runningback Joe Murphy celebrates his first high school touchdown during the Panthers’ 22-6 win over the Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna Friday, Oct. 8, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Naomi Runka photo)