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Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week

Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week

Sawan Gill helped his team earn wins over the Thunder Cats and Nitehawks

Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week
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Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

When Irene and David Endicott’s names were called, a full house of…

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured
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The Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event is set to take place in January. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Introducing the Coal Valley Boxing Club

Boxing organization changes name to better represent both Fernie and Sparwood clubs

The Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event is set to take place in January. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Quidditch in the Kootenays

Young wizards and witches played a muggle-version of the sport

Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Flag-bearer in Fernie.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

GALLERY: Ghostriders smother Steam in huge 7-0 win

The Riders take on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Saturday Oct. 26 in Fernie

Flag-bearer in Fernie.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Fernie Ghostriders lost a hard-fought battle to the Kelowna Chiefs on Friday night, 2-3. Photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie loses tough battle against Kelowna

Ghostriders sit second in Eddie Mountain Division, three points behind Kimberley

The Fernie Ghostriders lost a hard-fought battle to the Kelowna Chiefs on Friday night, 2-3. Photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Jennifer McHugh selected to compete in Italy for Team Canada at Trophy of Nations

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion
Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success

Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success

James Snell - reporter@thefreepress.ca The ninth annual Fernie Kids Triathlon was a…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success
Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

PHOTOS: Ghostriders win first exhibition match at home

Fernie local Dawson Hutchinson scored a shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders

Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

Shock, surprise and excitement was written on the faces of spectators during…

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra

Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra

Third-annual popular 50km run a sellout success

  • Aug 6, 2019
Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra
Two new coaches, at least 10 new players on the way for Ghostriders.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Ghostriders switch gears, prep for another season

The Fernie Ghostriders are looking forward to another strong season, despite the…

Two new coaches, at least 10 new players on the way for Ghostriders.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning, right, responds to questions as head coach Travis Green listens during a news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Fernie Ghostrider re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Josh Teves has signed a two-year contract with the NHL team

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning, right, responds to questions as head coach Travis Green listens during a news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fernie chainsaw carver wins big at Logger Days

Fernie chainsaw carver wins big at Logger Days

Michael Penny placed 3rd at Powell River Logger Sports, last weekend

Fernie chainsaw carver wins big at Logger Days
American Kevin Sheehan crowned champion at Fernie disc golf tournament

American Kevin Sheehan crowned champion at Fernie disc golf tournament

Close behind was Calgary’s Bogdan Szafranowicz and American Brian Bjortomt

American Kevin Sheehan crowned champion at Fernie disc golf tournament
Elkford Thunder crowned provincial softball champions

Elkford Thunder crowned provincial softball champions

U19 softball team takes victory on home turf during Wildcat Days weekend

Elkford Thunder crowned provincial softball champions
Racers depart from the start line at the Fernie Nordic Centre, running to complete their lap and return before the time expired.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Huge turnout to Lone Wolf endurance race

The 2019 Lone Wolf race in Fernie attracted 175 racers from far…

Racers depart from the start line at the Fernie Nordic Centre, running to complete their lap and return before the time expired.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Elk Valley coach sets sight on all girls hockey team

Elk Valley coach sets sight on all girls hockey team

Statistics from BC Hockey show fewer girls are signing up to play…

  • Jun 24, 2019
Elk Valley coach sets sight on all girls hockey team