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Josh Heard hurdles a challenge from a C.S. Herediano defender during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC suffers tough loss in first-leg of CONCACAF tie

PFC looked the better team but lost 1-0 to C.S. Herediano from Costa Rica

 

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)

Saanich softball team takes silver at provincials

Svee women’s team won four straight to make it to the finals

 

The Trevor Purdy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament takes place on Aug. 20, with proceeds supporting a bursary and local youth basketball programs. (File - Pixabay.com)

Basketball tournament celebrates player’s legacy in Sooke

3-on-3 competition supports bursary and youth basketball programs

 

Victoria City Rowing Club athletes Mira Calder, left, and Sophia Regosa are all smiles during the World Rowing U19 Championships last month in Varese, Italy. The pair finished fifth overall in women’s pairs. (Courtesy of Katie Bahain-Steenman/VCRC)

Greater Victoria junior rowers having a hot summer on the water

Victoria City Rowing Club members competing on national, international stages

Victoria City Rowing Club athletes Mira Calder, left, and Sophia Regosa are all smiles during the World Rowing U19 Championships last month in Varese, Italy. The pair finished fifth overall in women’s pairs. (Courtesy of Katie Bahain-Steenman/VCRC)
George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lex Petrick, Sensei David Bentley, and Isaac Petrick are part of the team heading to Switzerland to compete in an international Kimura Shukokai Karate tournament. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Lex Petrick, Sensei David Bentley, and Isaac Petrick are part of the team heading to Switzerland to compete in an international Kimura Shukokai Karate tournament. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
The B.C. Grassroots Rugby Foundation will host a free rugby clinic for youth in Sooke on July 22. (Photo by Courtney Keating)

Sooke hosts free youth rugby clinic on July 22

No previous rugby experience is needed

The B.C. Grassroots Rugby Foundation will host a free rugby clinic for youth in Sooke on July 22. (Photo by Courtney Keating)
Vincent Magdziarz, left, and Finn Unger are ready to take on sailing in the B.C. Sumer Games. (Contributed by the family)

Sooke athletes set course for B.C. Summer Games

Participants compete in sailing, soccer and equestrian events

Vincent Magdziarz, left, and Finn Unger are ready to take on sailing in the B.C. Sumer Games. (Contributed by the family)
The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay battles pickleball noise with rubber fencing

Region seeks long-term solutions to increase play areas, decrease noise

The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Sooke Horseshoe Club offers residents a chance to learn the game with a special event on June 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Horseshoe Club hosts community challenge

June 25 event offers the community a chance to try out horseshoe pitching

The Sooke Horseshoe Club offers residents a chance to learn the game with a special event on June 25. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The grand opening of a multi-use community sports box opens in Sooke on June 26. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

Multi-purpose sports court set to open in Sooke

New facility accommodates various sports, including lacrosse and basketball

The grand opening of a multi-use community sports box opens in Sooke on June 26. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player’s defining World Series moment goes over two days

Being part of Southeastern University’s baseball champions a dream come true

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
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)
A Sooke Minor Hockey Association player is a draft pick of the Western Hockey League's Victoria Royals. (Metro Creative)

Victoria Royals select Sooke player in WHL draft

Wyatt Danyleyko, 14, taken in the sixth round

A Sooke Minor Hockey Association player is a draft pick of the Western Hockey League's Victoria Royals. (Metro Creative)
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

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)
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

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.
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

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)
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)