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Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar youth bowlers go undefeated at provincials — twice

Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers are now headed to the Youth Bowl Canada National Championships

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted

No smooth sailing: Kootenay Pedalwheelers finish 6th in Race to Alaska

The Nelson-based team completed the 1,200-kilometre journey in 7 days

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted
The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL 2022/23 season begins September 23

League adds almost two weeks to playoff schedule to allow for more rest days

The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
James Dergousoff Swim trials heats, April 10,2022 - Photo Scott Grant

Christina Lake’s Dergousoff competes for Canada at his first World Swim Championships

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s (RDKB) Grand Forks team will be…

James Dergousoff Swim trials heats, April 10,2022 - Photo Scott Grant
Bodhi Webster Grade 8) and Olivia Carney (Grade 9) are heading to Prince George for the games which take place July 20-24, 2022.

Two GFSS students off to Summer Games

Two Grand Forks Secondary school Track and Field athletes have qualified for…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Bodhi Webster Grade 8) and Olivia Carney (Grade 9) are heading to Prince George for the games which take place July 20-24, 2022.
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘It’s the anti-yacht race’: Kootenay sailing team set to compete in Race to Alaska

Nelson’s Kootenay Pedalwheelers will sail over 1,200 km along the B.C. coast

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, L-R: Mike Sagal, Jay Blackmore, Mike Bowick, Doug Kennedy, Roger Hassol and Todd Kettner. The team is set to sail in the 1,200-km Race to Alaska. Photo: Tyler Harper
John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper

New book profiles Nelson man behind Canada’s first student-athlete scholarship

Ernie Gare was athletic director at the former Notre Dame University

John Korobanik is seen here on May 18 at the Nelson and District Community Complex during the launch of his book Visionary: The Ernie Gare Story. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson swimming star Marylee Banyard passes away

Banyard won multiple medals at the 55-plus B.C. Games

Nelson’s Marylee Banyard, seen here at her home in 2016, was a swimming star among seniors in B.C. She passed away on May 3, 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells

Castlegar running club hosting series of trail races

Club aims to bring races to runners that don’t want to run longer-distance crowded races

Châteaugar Run Club is organizing a series of trail races in the Castlegar area. Photo: Steven Wells
The GFSS Wolves Ultimate Team, comprised of 24 students (19 boys and 14 girls), traveled to Kamloops for their first tournament on April 22 and 23rd. The Wolves played seven games and finished fourth overall. One of the captains, Danny Macmaster, won the male MVP of the tournament. The team is now preparing to represent the Kootenays for the BC School Sports high school provincial tournament in Surrey in May. Thanks to Vaagen for sponsoring the team jerseys. (Photo submitted)

Wolves Ultimate team gets set for provincials

GFSS squad played their first tournament on April 22, 23 in Kamloops

  • May 3, 2022
The GFSS Wolves Ultimate Team, comprised of 24 students (19 boys and 14 girls), traveled to Kamloops for their first tournament on April 22 and 23rd. The Wolves played seven games and finished fourth overall. One of the captains, Danny Macmaster, won the male MVP of the tournament. The team is now preparing to represent the Kootenays for the BC School Sports high school provincial tournament in Surrey in May. Thanks to Vaagen for sponsoring the team jerseys. (Photo submitted)
This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture

Outdoor sports win out in poll to set future for Campbell Field

The multi-sport facility between Nelson and Castlegar is still in the early stages

This is an updated concept drawing of Campbell Field showing the outdoor facilities residents have shown a preference toward. Illustration courtesy Cover Architecture
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kim Irving is one of the organizers of Run Like A Mother. The Nelson race takes place May 7. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
The Kootenay Climbing Association is looking for a location to build a $4.2-million indoor climbing facility. Illustration: City of Nelson agenda
Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks Minor Hockey awards a success

GEM Theatre stes up after rain threatens to ruin the show

Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)