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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
SCOTT downhill races return for the summer

SCOTT downhill races return for the summer

Sixty-two competitors raced down Top Gun and tested out a new trail…

SCOTT downhill races return for the summer
The East Kootenay Open will be held in Fernie from July 20-22. File photo

East Kootenay Open this weekend

Fernie tennis players are warming up for the biggest tournament east of the Okanagan.

The East Kootenay Open will be held in Fernie from July 20-22. File photo
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Banner season for the BCHL

Banner season for the BCHL

League record 153 players earn university scholarships

Banner season for the BCHL
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan board president Janice Mori. (Morning Star File)

Mori earns Curl BC board position

Will serve as governor and vice chair for two years

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan board president Janice Mori. (Morning Star File)
Fly fishing season underway

Fly fishing season underway

Elk Valley fly fishers are predicting a bumper season after a warm May increased snowmelt.

Fly fishing season underway
The Lone Wolf race will be held on June 16. Photo supplied

Hunt on for The Lone Wolf

Athletes will be challenged to stand out from the pack in a new trail running event this weekend.

The Lone Wolf race will be held on June 16. Photo supplied
Norah Djonlich (left) tries to evade capture by Joceyln Manley during a Rookie Rugby Elk Valley training camp on Saturday, June 2. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Kids learn rugby union skills

The next generation of rugby union players have been primed during a training camp in Fernie.

Norah Djonlich (left) tries to evade capture by Joceyln Manley during a Rookie Rugby Elk Valley training camp on Saturday, June 2. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)

BC High school track championships keep coming back to Langley

There will be 2,400 athletes, 400 coaches, and countless supporters in Langley this weekend.

Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)
The Leafs have traded forward David Sanchez to Fernie. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs trade David Sanchez to Fernie

Sanchez had 11 goals and 13 assists in his rookie season

The Leafs have traded forward David Sanchez to Fernie. Photo: Tyler Harper
Slow pitch season starts

Slow pitch season starts

The sport remains as popular as ever in Fernie with 16 teams registered this season.

Slow pitch season starts
Swine Flu, Fall 2017.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Mountain bikers gearing up for summer

More mountain bikers are expected to hit the trails this summer as…

Swine Flu, Fall 2017.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Swim club dries off after successful season

Swim club dries off after successful season

Athletes to compete at upcoming B.C. Games

Swim club dries off after successful season
Fernie tennis players in for an ace season

Fernie tennis players in for an ace season

Tennis coaching team to introduce special needs program

Fernie tennis players in for an ace season
CrossFit Fernie co-owner Jana Wenzlawe (green shirt) coaches Karrie Tapley (white shirt). Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

CrossFit Fernie to host second Festivus games

It will be survival of the fittest when CrossFit Fernie hosts its second Festivus games on Saturday.

CrossFit Fernie co-owner Jana Wenzlawe (green shirt) coaches Karrie Tapley (white shirt). Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
Fernie’s first banked slalom a success

Fernie’s first banked slalom a success

The Dirty Dancer Banked Slalom will be expanded to two days next year.

Fernie’s first banked slalom a success
After coaching hockey since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates. Turn to page A4 for the full story. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

VIDEO: Gerry Pang – the heart of hockey

After coaching hockey goaltenders since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates.

After coaching hockey since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates. Turn to page A4 for the full story. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Titus bids farewell to Fernie Ghostriders

Titus bids farewell to Fernie Ghostriders

Fernie Ghostriders captain Mitch Titus played his last game for the Junior B team on February 28.

Titus bids farewell to Fernie Ghostriders
Caoimhe Heavey, 13, has added more silverware to her mantelpiece.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Heavey gets slopestyle silver at Nationals

Fernie teen makes headlines after her recent success at the Canada Freestyle Junior Nationals.

Caoimhe Heavey, 13, has added more silverware to her mantelpiece.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press