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Fernie soccer team makes history

Fernie soccer team makes history

Under 10 boys development team beats four American teams to win tournament

Fernie soccer team makes history
Double loss sends Riders back to drawing board

Double loss sends Riders back to drawing board

Despite putting up a good fight against both Revelstoke and Creston, the…

Double loss sends Riders back to drawing board
The Fernie Half Marathon features 21km, relay and 10km events. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Word of Fernie Half Marathon spreads

More than 410 people from across North America signed up for the 2018 Fernie Half Marathon

The Fernie Half Marathon features 21km, relay and 10km events. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Double win weekend for Fernie Ghostriders

Double win weekend for Fernie Ghostriders

Fernie walked away with a 5-2 win against the Wranglers and a 3-2 win against the Rockets.

Double win weekend for Fernie Ghostriders
Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)

55+ BC Games coming to Abbotsford in 2022

More than 3,000 athletes in 23 sports competing at event

Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)
Fernie seniors take cribbage gold at 55+ BC Games

Fernie seniors take cribbage gold at 55+ BC Games

Four Fernie residents have returned home from the 55+ BC Games as…

Fernie seniors take cribbage gold at 55+ BC Games
Ghostriders welcomed home

Ghostriders welcomed home

Fernie Ghostriders win 5-3 in front of a sold out crowd during home opener

Ghostriders welcomed home
Fernie Ghostriders step back onto home ice

Fernie Ghostriders step back onto home ice

The Ghostriders home opener is Saturday, September 15, at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Fernie Ghostriders step back onto home ice
A competitor in the 2018 Fernie Demolition Derby. All photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

GALLERY: 2018 Fernie Demolition Derby a smashing success

Over 3500 people attended the derby on Sunday, with all proceeds going to the Fernie Lions Club

A competitor in the 2018 Fernie Demolition Derby. All photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Demolition Derby veteran to defend title

Demolition Derby veteran to defend title

Catch the action at the Demolition Derby in Fernie this weekend

Demolition Derby veteran to defend title
The winners of the 2018 Fernie Golf Club championships. From left: Mike King, Scott Smith, Dale Nicholson, Tyler Fortin, Doug Kuntz, Jim Henderson, Evan Cowan, Dwight Field, Bridget Hemsted, Jeff Williams, Ursula Schroeder, Kathy Pachara, Kathy Jaeb, Glenn Jaeb and Marilyn Bruschetta. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fernie golf championships fiercely contested

Four club champions crowned and time capsule buried during annual competition

The winners of the 2018 Fernie Golf Club championships. From left: Mike King, Scott Smith, Dale Nicholson, Tyler Fortin, Doug Kuntz, Jim Henderson, Evan Cowan, Dwight Field, Bridget Hemsted, Jeff Williams, Ursula Schroeder, Kathy Pachara, Kathy Jaeb, Glenn Jaeb and Marilyn Bruschetta. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Fifty-five women took part in the Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camp in Fernie on the weekend. Photo supplied

Fernie hosts all-female MTB camp

Fifty-women travel from across Canada, the U.S. to take part in Trek Dirt Series event in Fernie

Fifty-five women took part in the Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camp in Fernie on the weekend. Photo supplied
Ultra racers smash records

Ultra racers smash records

Two new course records set at the second annual Elk Valley Ultra in Fernie

Ultra racers smash records
UCI Junior Expert Men winner Kendall McLean and mountain biking identity Brett Tippie.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Meditation keeps racers on course

The ancient practice of meditation is keeping one of Canada’s top junior…

UCI Junior Expert Men winner Kendall McLean and mountain biking identity Brett Tippie.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks for two more years.
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks for two more years.
Fernie Alpine Resort will host the Canada Cup downhill mountain bike race for the first time in 13 years. File photo

Canada Cup returns to FAR after 13 years

Up to 200 racers from across North America are expected to take part in the mountain biking event.

Fernie Alpine Resort will host the Canada Cup downhill mountain bike race for the first time in 13 years. File photo
Nelson Homegrown player Amy Mackay showed the Star how to throw a frisbee ahead of the annual Disc Break ultimate frisbee tournament at Lakeside Park. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

  • Jul 20, 2018
Nelson Homegrown player Amy Mackay showed the Star how to throw a frisbee ahead of the annual Disc Break ultimate frisbee tournament at Lakeside Park. Photo: Tyler Harper
Olivia Howse is one of 24 local athletes who will compete in the 2018 BC Summer Games. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Local athletes ready for BC Summer Games

Twenty-four athletes from the Elk Valley and South Country will compete at the 2018 BC Summer Games.

Olivia Howse is one of 24 local athletes who will compete in the 2018 BC Summer Games. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie basketballer drafted to team B.C.

Fernie basketballer drafted to team B.C.

Nesta Malcolm picked up a basketball for the first time at the…

Fernie basketballer drafted to team B.C.
The bantam AA North Island Royals ball team won the Island league, earning a berth to provincials. Photo supplied

Bantam Royals tops on Island

Ball team moves onto BC’s

  • Jul 16, 2018
The bantam AA North Island Royals ball team won the Island league, earning a berth to provincials. Photo supplied