Junior Sports

Masters’ swimmer Angie Abdou getting coaching tips from her daughter, swimmer Katie Hafke (photo credit Chantal Lauzon)

Fernie’s Masters’ swimmers enjoying competition

Contributed by Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club The Elk Valley Dolphins Swim…

  • Nov 8, 2022

 

About 21 kids participated in a youth golf tournament held at Mountain Meadows Golf Club in Elkford on July 30, 2022. It was the second year the event took place. (Courtesy of Mountain Meadows Golf Club)

Young golfers hit the greens for long-weekend tournament in Elkford

It was the second year the tournament took place

 

Maddox Johnson of Fernie took Gold in the U15 duathlon at the 2022 BC Summer Games. (Photo from BC Games Flickr)

Fernie local takes Gold in 2022 BC Summer Games

About 32 athletes and coaches from the Elk Valley participated in the return of the BC Summer Games

 

Adam Hayden, Ava Pollock, Abbi Wannamaker, Katherine Hafke at the BC Games. (Image courtesy of Angie Abdou)

Fun for Fernie swimmers at BC Games

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club Super athlete Maddox…

  • Jul 29, 2022
Adam Hayden, Ava Pollock, Abbi Wannamaker, Katherine Hafke at the BC Games. (Image courtesy of Angie Abdou)
Leah Soetaert won a bronze medal in the 50 back at the Manitoba-Saskatchewan provincials. (Contributed by EVDSC)

Elk Valley Dolphins win medals at provincials

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club Heading into the…

  • Jul 18, 2022
Leah Soetaert won a bronze medal in the 50 back at the Manitoba-Saskatchewan provincials. (Contributed by EVDSC)
Erin Brooks is carried out of the surf after winning the Girls U-16 Final on June 5. (Sean Evans / ISA photo)

Canada wins historic Junior surf medal at an international competition

Erin Brooks, 14, nabs Gold for Team Canada at the ISA World Junior Championships in El Salvador

Erin Brooks is carried out of the surf after winning the Girls U-16 Final on June 5. (Sean Evans / ISA photo)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Caoimhe Heavey of Fernie performing a Cork 9 Blunt during her ‘big air’ run at the 2022 International Ski Federation (FIS) Park and Pipe Junior World Championships in Leysin, Switzerland, which ran from March 7 to 13. This run qualified her in first, and in the final, she came in 5th. (Courtesy of James Heavey)

‘Happy with how far I’ve come’: Fernie ski pro competes in Junior Worlds in Switzerland

Caoimhe Heavey placed 5th in ‘big air’ and 11th in ‘slopestyle’

Caoimhe Heavey of Fernie performing a Cork 9 Blunt during her ‘big air’ run at the 2022 International Ski Federation (FIS) Park and Pipe Junior World Championships in Leysin, Switzerland, which ran from March 7 to 13. This run qualified her in first, and in the final, she came in 5th. (Courtesy of James Heavey)
Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship was held at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood from March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. youth judo championships kick off in Victoria

Tournament mandatory for U16, U18 and U21 athletes aiming for May national competition

Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship was held at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood from March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Ghostriders raise their sticks at the conclusion of their 2021-2022 season, after losing their playoff series against the Columbia Valley Rockies in game six on March 1, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Ghostriders play valiant game six against the Rockies, lose playoff series in overtime

The playoff series concluded 4-2 for Columbia Valley, ending the 2021-2022 season for Fernie

The Ghostriders raise their sticks at the conclusion of their 2021-2022 season, after losing their playoff series against the Columbia Valley Rockies in game six on March 1, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Brock Tomlinson, Kiera Hansen on top, Jackson Radkie and Jarren Beck are some of the Elk Valley Dolphins' divisional championship qualifiers: pictured here excited to race. (Contributed by Angie Abdou)

Eight Dolphins qualify for divisional championships

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club June 19th brings…

  • Jun 18, 2021
Brock Tomlinson, Kiera Hansen on top, Jackson Radkie and Jarren Beck are some of the Elk Valley Dolphins' divisional championship qualifiers: pictured here excited to race. (Contributed by Angie Abdou)
Penny Lewis excited for her first swim meet. (Contributed by Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club)

Dolphins enthusiastically accept Swim B.C.’s challenge

Contributed by Angie Abdou Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club To counter the…

  • May 14, 2021
Penny Lewis excited for her first swim meet. (Contributed by Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club)
Fernie skiers jump in summer

Fernie skiers jump in summer

Ten boys from the Fernie Freestyle Ski Club made the trip to Alberta for training

  • Sep 3, 2020
Fernie skiers jump in summer
Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism

Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism

Randy Downes had coached youth sports in the Lower Mainland for three decades

Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism