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Sports & Rec.

Sports & Rec.

Young ball players love being part of Big League Experience

By Dan Walton Oliver has become a fountain of baseball knowledge since it has turned into the home of the Big League Experience (BLE). “Kids want...

Special Olympians win gold, silver and bronze

The South Okanagan Special Olympics team hauled home some serious medals from the Summer Games in Kamloops recently. Alberto Holz won three silver medals in...

Brimacombe brings back three gold

By Lyonel Doherty A local bowling sensation has put Oliver on the map by winning three gold medals at the Special Olympics Summer Games in...

Young Oliver woman crowned BC’s Rodeo Queen

By Dan Walton The National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming is the Stanley Cup Championships of teenage horseback riding, and British Columbia’s Rodeo Queen...

McDonald and Tadey from Fairview Mountain win pro-assistant championship

The team of Brian McDonald and Rob Tadey from Fairview Mountain Golf Club didn't have far to go to take home the winning trophy...

Special Olympians train under the sun in Oliver

By Dan Walton Being able to train outdoors makes the Oliver pool a useful venue for regional Olympians. The athletes training through the Penticton chapter of...

Nothin’ But Net hits court July 4

By Mo Basso Former National Team basketball player and SOSS legend Spencer McKay brings his “Nothin’ But Net” (NBN) basketball camp back to Oliver for...

Blast ball isn’t always blast ball in Oliver

Coach Arin Martins warned us that blast ball at Oliver Parks and Recreation isn't always blast ball, if you know what he means. The kids...

Tuc-el-Nuit students complete aquathon

You've heard of "dine and dash." But what about "splash and dash?" That's what Tuc-el-Nuit students did today at Rotary Beach, the venue for the...

Youth get their own cycling event in Hayman Classic

By Keith Lacey Former Canadian Olympian and national team coach Ron Hayman wants other youngsters to be able to enjoy all that the sport of...

Tadey and Martine play a dozen rounds for ALS

Rob Tadey and Thierry Martine don't have much time to talk today because they're too busy raising money for ALS sufferers. The avid golfers at...

Youth cyclers have Area 27 all to themselves

Pedal power, not horsepower, took over Area 27 last Friday. Day one of the 2017 Hayman Classic was hosted at Oliver's new racetrack on June...

Young athletes shine at track meet

Oliver Elementary School hosted the district track meet today, featuring many talented young athletes. Events included the marathon, 70-metre and 90-metre dash, shot put, long...

Triathlon today, Half Iron tomorrow

The sprint and Olympic distance triathlon events were held today at Rotary Beach in Oliver. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the Oliver Half Iron event. Spectators...

Mount Baldy hosts marathon through wine country

This fall Mount Baldy will host a scenic run through wine country in Oliver on October 1. The 2017 Baldy Marathon will offer a 42.2K...