Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sports & Rec.

Sports & Rec.

Let’s celebrate

Students from Southern Okanagan Secondary School celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) on Tuesday with a demonstration of the sport kabadi. Lyonel Doherty photo

Long-time curler Pete Wicklund melts the ice

There is a misconception in some people’s minds that the ability to learn new skills diminishes with age. But a venerable member of the...

Sports News

SOSS Hornets looking to improve this game season The senior boys basketball team at SOSS is looking forward to the upcoming year. The team is...

Tuc-el-Nuit hosts district cross-country meet

Grade 6 student Nadia Lee leads the charge during the district Cross-Country meet held at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School on October 1. The District X-Country...

Gleaners humbles soccer buff

  A member of the women’s national soccer team has a new appreciation for food after her recent visit to Oliver. Sophie Schmidt, 25, was put...

Curling is a ridiculous game to those who don’t know it

There was an article about Olympic curling a few days ago. The writer knew nothing at all about the game, but became hooked almost...

SOSS field hockey players host grand festival

  Southern Okanagan Secondary School hosted its annual SOSS Fall Festival last Friday and Saturday. The festival is one of the largest and longest-running school field...

Tennis tourney results

  The Oliver Tennis Club hosted its fifth annual mixed doubles tennis tournament on September 14-15. Seventeen teams competed for bragging rights in taking home top...

Garrish jokes she is a ‘sucker for punishment’

  Running 42.2 kilometres, biking 180 km and swimming 3.8 km in the Ironman triathlon wasn’t always one of Naomi Garrish’s goals. The 32-year-old pharmacist said...

Oliver seniors haul in medals from the Games

  Oliver’s athletes once again brought back an impressive medal haul in slo-pitch, golf, badminton, archery and track and field from the BC Seniors Games...

Nothin’ But Net

UBC Thunderbird Tommy Nixon watches Ishika Gill dribble two balls. To see more photos visit our Facebook page. Lyonel Doherty photo

Coyotes getting ready for big hockey season

  With temperatures still in the 30s, it’s hard to believe hockey season is just around the corner. Considering that most competitive hockey leagues begin their...

Residents tee off for a good cause

Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course hosted its third annual “Golf Fore the Cure” recently. Nearly 100 participants enjoyed a wonderful day of golf while...

Coyotes new assistant coach has success story

  After many years of success in minor hockey, Geoff Goodman says he’s ready and willing to take the big jump to Junior “A” hockey...

Local Boys and Girls Club has much to offer

  The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs have some exciting activities and events happening this summer in Oliver. Through the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada...