Don Denton

The annual 2015 Esquimalt Fire Basketball Tournament kicked off Friday afternoon at Esquimalt High School with host Esquimalt Dockers (in white) playing Duncan Christian. Esquimalt players in white  from left

Isfeld Secondary wins Esquimalt Fire Basketball Tournament

The 4th annual Esquimalt Fire Senior Boys Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday night,

The annual 2015 Esquimalt Fire Basketball Tournament kicked off Friday afternoon at Esquimalt High School with host Esquimalt Dockers (in white) playing Duncan Christian. Esquimalt players in white  from left
Martial arts expert Ken Marchtaler receives title of Renshi.

Martial arts expert Ken Marchtaler given title of Renshi

Ken Marchtaler recently awarded the title of Renshi, or Polished Master, one of three Samurai warrior titles.

Martial arts expert Ken Marchtaler receives title of Renshi.

Cougars face Storm in battle for top spot in provincial standings

The Victoria Cougars, ranked number one, play the number two ranked Campbell River Storm Thursday night.

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park

Victoria HarbourCats release 2015 season schedule

Victoria HarbourCats face Kelowna Falcons in baseball season opener

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park
Victoria Phantoms goalie #31 Melinda Choy blocks a shot from Maple Ridge Moose #23 Sara Boehringer in front of the Victoria net during South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League action at the Archie Browning Recreation Centre Sunday January 4.

Victoria Phantoms skate away with one tie, one loss

The Victoria Phantoms tied one, lost one during weekend double header with Maple Ridge Moose

Victoria Phantoms goalie #31 Melinda Choy blocks a shot from Maple Ridge Moose #23 Sara Boehringer in front of the Victoria net during South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League action at the Archie Browning Recreation Centre Sunday January 4.
Mike McDougall

LEDs light up the future of home lighting

HOMEFINDER - Mike McDougall talks about lighting styles and concerns for the home.

Mike McDougall
Victoria sports fans can look forward to a great variety of sports in 2015.  Vic High's #8a  Kate Phillips

A new year for Victoria sports in 2015

A look ahead at sports teams and events in Victoria in 2015

Victoria sports fans can look forward to a great variety of sports in 2015.  Vic High's #8a  Kate Phillips
Mike Black

Plan ahead for Christmas house guests

HOMEFINDER - planning ahead makes guests' stay a breeze in your home

Mike Black
Vic High's #12 Chris Nz goes up to score as Reynolds Secondary's #10 M. Mohammad tries to block from behind during  junior boys basketball action in the Vic High gym. At left is Reynolds #7 Sam Ridewood and at centre back is Vic High #10 Donnell Domasig.

Vic High edges Reynolds in junior boys hoop action

Junior boys basketball play sees Vic High hosting Reynolds Secondary

Vic High's #12 Chris Nz goes up to score as Reynolds Secondary's #10 M. Mohammad tries to block from behind during  junior boys basketball action in the Vic High gym. At left is Reynolds #7 Sam Ridewood and at centre back is Vic High #10 Donnell Domasig.
Vic High  french immersion teacher Jean Campbell is also the school's volleyball coach.

Vic High Sports on the rise

Teacher Jean Campbell leads Vic High sports interest surge

Vic High  french immersion teacher Jean Campbell is also the school's volleyball coach.
Victoria Royals' goalie #30 Jayden Sittler keeps his eye on the action as teammate #28 Marsel Ibragimov  gets his stick up as he battles with Portland Winterhawks #3 Ethan Price in front of the Royals net during first period Western Hockey League action.

Royals downed by resurgent Winterhawks

Victoria Royals defeated by Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in Western Hockey League action

Victoria Royals' goalie #30 Jayden Sittler keeps his eye on the action as teammate #28 Marsel Ibragimov  gets his stick up as he battles with Portland Winterhawks #3 Ethan Price in front of the Royals net during first period Western Hockey League action.
Victoria cyclist Jordan Landolt

Victoria’s Jordan Landolt joins Russ Hay’s cycling team

Team and sponsors announced by Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank

Victoria cyclist Jordan Landolt

Esquimalt High School wrestlers get results at novice tourney

High school wrestling results for Island Novice Tournament

Esquimalt High School Grade 10 student Erin Geddie uses a Fireman's Carry move to throw down teammate Grade 12 student Mitchell Keeping as they work out during a wrestling team practice in the gym.

Esquimalt’s Erin Geddie wrestles her way towards gold

Erin Geddie is a star wrestler and an all round athlete for Esquimalt High School.

Esquimalt High School Grade 10 student Erin Geddie uses a Fireman's Carry move to throw down teammate Grade 12 student Mitchell Keeping as they work out during a wrestling team practice in the gym.
Heritage home enthusiast Nick Russell stands outside his Toronto Street home.

For the love of heritage homes

Heritage house enthusiast Nick Russell discusses the good and bad of purchasing an old home.

Heritage home enthusiast Nick Russell stands outside his Toronto Street home.

Sittler gets first shutout in Royals’ win

Victoria Royals’ goalie Jayden Sittler captures his first career Western Hockey League shutout in victory over Regina Pats

Victoria Cougars revive their winning ways

The Victoria Cougars got back on the winning track with two weekend VIJHL wins

Kelowna Rockets' #18 Tate Coughlin

Colwood to Kelowna big move for Rocket’s Tate Coughlin

Former Panther Tate Coughlin adjusts to life with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets.

Kelowna Rockets' #18 Tate Coughlin
Camosun Chargers Ali Cooper takes the ball past Capilano University’s Kermodes Katrin Sandbichler during weekend action.

Chargers split weekend matches

Camsoin College Chargers basketball teams defeat lower mainland challengers

Camosun Chargers Ali Cooper takes the ball past Capilano University’s Kermodes Katrin Sandbichler during weekend action.
Victoria Royals veteran #18  Brandon Magee keeps his teammates laughing as he turns losing his balance into a pratfall during a morning practice at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre. Fellow Royal #25 Brandon Fushimi bangs his stick on the ice and laughs in appreciation of Magee's antics.

Royals Brandon Magee enjoys Victoria on and off the ice

Royals veteran WHL hockey player Brandon Magee enjoys Victoria on and off the ice

Victoria Royals veteran #18  Brandon Magee keeps his teammates laughing as he turns losing his balance into a pratfall during a morning practice at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre. Fellow Royal #25 Brandon Fushimi bangs his stick on the ice and laughs in appreciation of Magee's antics.