Local Sports

Henry Beaton during a speed skating race. The skater has returned to the ice to help mentor young skaters. (Photo Submitted)

ON THIN ICE: Williams Lake Speed Skating Club feeling impact of pandemic

Head coach desperate for help and struggling to keep up with it all

 

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Olde Smokey: Chilcotin Rangers Cowboy Action Shoot a success

Williams Lake Chilcotin Range Riders host the fun event every summer

 

Roxanne Bambrick, left, and Lloyd Como took home the hardware at the 50th Annual B.C. Forest Service Trap Shoot. Bambrick was the female top gun with 15 out of 25 and Como was male top gun with 20 out of 25. (Photo submitted)

50th annual B.C. forest service trap shoot a success

The event was held at the Alexis Creek Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range

  • Oct 3, 2021

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Williams Lake’s Tyson Delay hoists a 600-pound deadlift — a 35-pound personal record for the lakecity strength athlete. (Photo submitted)

Lakecity duo take Shellshock 5 strength event by storm

A lakecity duo made their mark — all while helping fundraise for…

Williams Lake’s Tyson Delay hoists a 600-pound deadlift — a 35-pound personal record for the lakecity strength athlete. (Photo submitted)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club manages the ski trails at Bull Mountain Ski Area. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake ski trail, Chilcotin rec site among dozens in B.C. closed due to COVID-19

Government asks people to avoid travelling outside of their communities for recreation purposes

The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club manages the ski trails at Bull Mountain Ski Area. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Cariboo Adventist Academy junior volleyball team members coach Jayden Brucks (back from left), coach Noah Smith, athletic director Cody Mills and coach Josh Edinger, Sharayiah Lacey (middle from left), Cali Jorde, Olivia Holloway, Anya Lulua (captain), Jakob Holloway (captain), Garret Fischer, Brienne Mills (team mom), Ana Warner (front from left), Jabal Peasgood and Branden McClair played to gold in Burnaby last month at the annual Canadian Adventist School Athletics (CASA) Junior Volleyball Tournament. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo Adventist Academy takes gold at adventist school athletics junior volleyball tourney

Volleyball at Cariboo Adventist Academy in Williams Lake has seen a bump in popularity, and success

Cariboo Adventist Academy junior volleyball team members coach Jayden Brucks (back from left), coach Noah Smith, athletic director Cody Mills and coach Josh Edinger, Sharayiah Lacey (middle from left), Cali Jorde, Olivia Holloway, Anya Lulua (captain), Jakob Holloway (captain), Garret Fischer, Brienne Mills (team mom), Ana Warner (front from left), Jabal Peasgood and Branden McClair played to gold in Burnaby last month at the annual Canadian Adventist School Athletics (CASA) Junior Volleyball Tournament. (Photo submitted)
Youth soccer futsal gets players ready for upcoming outdoor season

Youth soccer futsal gets players ready for upcoming outdoor season

For the past two and half months, lakecity youth have been busy…

Youth soccer futsal gets players ready for upcoming outdoor season
PHOTOS: First annual Ian Pinchbeck Memorial Pickleball Tournament attracts players of all ages

PHOTOS: First annual Ian Pinchbeck Memorial Pickleball Tournament attracts players of all ages

Ian was an avid member of the Williams Lake Pickleball Club and enjoyed playing the sport

PHOTOS: First annual Ian Pinchbeck Memorial Pickleball Tournament attracts players of all ages
Williams Lake Timberwolf Griffin Carmont fights to keep the puck away from two Prince George Cougars on Saturday, Feb. 22. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Peewee Tier 2 Timberwolves heading for provincials

After two tough back to back games against Prince George, Williams Lake came out on top

Williams Lake Timberwolf Griffin Carmont fights to keep the puck away from two Prince George Cougars on Saturday, Feb. 22. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)