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West Coast Wonder Women founder Ellen Connor, seen here coaching members of the Sooke Boxing Club, is pumped about the return of WCWW Tournament May 20-22 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Wonder Women boxing tournament returns to Sooke this weekend

80 boxer from across North America will compete

 

Nick Dickinson-Wilde, Sensei at Sooke Shukokai Karate in Sooke, earned two bronze medals in competition  and served as a judge at the Karate BC Provincial Championships.

Karate in Sooke alive and kicking

Sooke Shukokai karate looking for members new and old

 

Friends 11 batsman Sandeep Chamba heads for the wicket against Incogs/Cowichan during cricket play at Beacon Hill Park, April 25. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria pre-season cricket finale pulls record crowd, opens city conversation on improved facilities

Vancouver Island should do more for Canada’s fastest-growing and oldest national sport; Haynes

 

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre

Young Vancouver Islander bowls perfect game — twice in 2 weeks

Ethan Belanko scored twelve strikes in a row, then did it again just two weeks later

Ethan Belanko recently bowled two perfect games, two weeks apart at the Campbell River Bowling Centre. Photo courtesy Campbell River Bowling Centre
The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noise complaints get pickleballers kicked off James Bay courts in Victoria

Courts only 17 metres from nearest home; new B.C. policy recommends 50 metres

The City of Victoria has decided to remove pickleball from the courts at Todd Park in James Bay following noise complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association, said the upcoming season is especially exciting as it will mark the return of large provincial and national-level events which have been on pause during the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

National races to return this season to Colwood BMX track

Greater Victoria BMX Association season set to launch in early April

Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association, said the upcoming season is especially exciting as it will mark the return of large provincial and national-level events which have been on pause during the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Students will learn bouldering techinques three times a week at the BoulderHouse in Langford. (Courtesy of SD62)

SD62 holding class on a climbing wall

Lessons will be hosted three times a week at the BoulderHouse in Langford

Students will learn bouldering techinques three times a week at the BoulderHouse in Langford. (Courtesy of SD62)
Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay

Five years after accident, Islander going to first Paralympics

‘Not the standard path people take’ — Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner races during the Para-Snowboard world cup event at Big White last weekend. Photo courtesy Andrew Jay
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work Regional Park. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke Bike Club, CRD ink deal to maintain mountain bike trails

Licensing agreement covers Sea to Sea Regional Park in Sooke Hills

Cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work Regional Park. (File - Black Press Media)
The EMCS Wolverines begin their 2021-22 season on Dec. 7, with a rookie roster and many expectations. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke high school squad eyes start of basketball season

EMCS hopes to top senior boys division this year

The EMCS Wolverines begin their 2021-22 season on Dec. 7, with a rookie roster and many expectations. (File - Metro-Creative)
Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sooke racers wins after 32 years

Mike Dash says he’ll be sad when the Western Speedway closes, where he’s been racing since 1989

Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Cowichan Secondary’s Annika Renz gets the ball past an Oak Bay player during Monday’s Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Secondary falls to Oak Bay in Island field hockey final

Two goals late in the second quarter make the difference

Cowichan Secondary’s Annika Renz gets the ball past an Oak Bay player during Monday’s Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander cycles across Canada for summer adventure

Campbell River’s Alexis Barbot rode 7,000 km across country

Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
(Metro Creative)

Sooke Celtic tops in VISL

Division 3 men’s team hasn’t lost yet in young season

(Metro Creative)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan cheers on “home-town” rowing team at Tokyo Olympics

All Olympic rowers from Canada trained at Quamichan Lake

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)
The Trevor Purdy Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament is coming to Journey Middle School in August. (Pixabay.com)

3-on-3 basketball tournament coming to Sooke

Sooke Basketball Club hosting event on Aug. 7

The Trevor Purdy Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament is coming to Journey Middle School in August. (Pixabay.com)