High school sports

Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon squads advance in Grade 8 girls volleyball playdowns in Shuswap

VSS A defeats VSS B in three-set final thriller; both teams advance to North Zone finals

 

Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High School cross country champions crowned in Greater Victoria

Royal Roads University provided scenic setting for B.C. High School Cross Country Championships

 

Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)

Close finishes highlight North Zone cross-country season-opening race

Three of four races determined by a second or less in Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park

 

The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong team set for historic football game

Pleasant Valley Secondary Hawks host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, 4 p.m, in first-ever game at PVSS

The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Armstrong junior varsity football team set to soar

Pleasant Valley Hawks will make debut on the road; host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, Oct. 22

Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)

South Okanagan track and field athletes qualify for provincials

Top performers at Okanagan Valley High School Track and Field Championships will compete in Langley

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)
Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)

Summerland and Penticton athletes advance to Okanagan Championships

South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships were held in Kelowna on May 10

Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)
Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)

GSS boys’ basketball adapting to COVID restrictions

Many high school teams have been left in a state of flux due to COVID

The Golden Secondary Eagles boys’ basketball team with new coach Taj Manhas and assistant coach Isaac Tetrault on the left. (Contributed)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
The Revelstoke Secondary boys volleyball team, the Avalanche: Jodi Wallach, Nathan Gale, Maximillian Laschke, Brodie Patry, Cole Bibby, Tye Hoshizaki, Kathy Hoshizaki, Murdoch Tegart, Jakob Taylor, Rogan Campbell, and Micah Sterling. (Contributed by Lisa Campbell)

Revelstoke comes together to send high school team to provincials

Local individuals and businesses donated to Revelstoke Secondary’s boys volleyball team

The Revelstoke Secondary boys volleyball team, the Avalanche: Jodi Wallach, Nathan Gale, Maximillian Laschke, Brodie Patry, Cole Bibby, Tye Hoshizaki, Kathy Hoshizaki, Murdoch Tegart, Jakob Taylor, Rogan Campbell, and Micah Sterling. (Contributed by Lisa Campbell)
Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)

Kelowna Owls edge Vernon Panthers for Interior football title

Owls stop Panthers on game’s final play at Kelowna one-yard line for 21-20 victory

Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)
Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan senior girls volleyball stars featured at Vernon tourney

Sonics sweep Valleyview of Kamloops at 29th annual Fulton Maroons event; hosts finish third out of eight

Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)

Cross-country runners from Salmon Arm schools speed to spectacular season

Four Salmon Arm Secondary teams, two individuals from Shuswap Middle School off to Provincials

Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: North Okanagan-Shuswap runners race through provincial park

Vernon Secondary plays host to 70 runners from nine different schools for cross-country running event at Kal Lake provincial park

Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)