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The Royals shocked the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 3-1 victory during Saturday night’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals shock Thunderbirds with 3-1 win

Hundreds of stuffed animals thrown on ice to support local charities for Christmas

The Royals shocked the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 3-1 victory during Saturday night’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. (Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2, in front of an electric crowd on their annual Teddy Bear Toss game last year as goaltender Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royals start three-game home stand tonight, end with teddy toss

B.C. rival Vancouver Giants in town Wednesday, Seattle hits the ice Friday, Saturday

The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2, in front of an electric crowd on their annual Teddy Bear Toss game last year as goaltender Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory. (Black Press Media file photo)
Miltiadis Koulelis (right) holds up the trophy for the 2019 AAA Junior Varsity Provincial Championship (Facebook/ Mount Douglas High School Football).

Mount Doug Rams take home provincial championship

The Saanich high school team faced off against the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

Miltiadis Koulelis (right) holds up the trophy for the 2019 AAA Junior Varsity Provincial Championship (Facebook/ Mount Douglas High School Football).
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Three high school baseball players from Saanich invited to Florida scouting tournament
Pacific FC inaugural games
Team Canada Warrior Games 2019 Training Camp
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Runners are preparing for the upcoming 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held for the first time on Langford’s Bear Mountain in February. (Photo by Pan Am Cross Country Cup)

Cross country runners prepare for world class Pan Am Cup on West Shore

Victoria master runner trains for international event on Bear Mountain

Runners are preparing for the upcoming 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held for the first time on Langford’s Bear Mountain in February. (Photo by Pan Am Cross Country Cup)
Three players of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings surround Jonah Ragsdale in VIJHL action Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre.  (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers jump back into win column

With a light schedule before them, the Panthers remain in first place

Three players of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings surround Jonah Ragsdale in VIJHL action Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre.  (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Former University of Victoria coxswain Lily Copeland is photographed at UVic campus in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Former University of Victoria coxswain Lily Copeland is photographed at UVic campus in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Gord Fulcher is leaving the Sooke Sailing Association. He’s been with the organization since its inception. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Sooke Sailing Association sets course for the future

Group looking for new leadership

  • Nov 20, 2019
Gord Fulcher is leaving the Sooke Sailing Association. He’s been with the organization since its inception. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two wins in one night for Vikes basketball

UVic Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams victorious on Saturday

UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Panthers Thomas Spink (#3) and Jack Taylor (#23) tag-team Victoria Cougars’ Marshall Brown in VIJHL action Friday night. The Panthers lost 6-3. (Submitted/Gordon Lee)

Peninsula Panthers lose two straight for first time in season

Panthers have now lost five games, including three against the Victoria Cougars

Panthers Thomas Spink (#3) and Jack Taylor (#23) tag-team Victoria Cougars’ Marshall Brown in VIJHL action Friday night. The Panthers lost 6-3. (Submitted/Gordon Lee)
Oak Bay High School’s senior girls celebrate after winning the 2019 AAAA Volleyball Island Championship Saturday night. (Photo Courtesy of Max McCulloch)

Oak Bay girls net senior volleyball Island championship

Claremont Secondary clams second place as both teams head to Provincials

Oak Bay High School’s senior girls celebrate after winning the 2019 AAAA Volleyball Island Championship Saturday night. (Photo Courtesy of Max McCulloch)
Wrestling is making its mark in Sooke, with both a community and school club. (Black Press Media)

New wrestling club launches in Sooke

Coaches wrestled at university level

  • Nov 15, 2019
Wrestling is making its mark in Sooke, with both a community and school club. (Black Press Media)
The Camosun Chargers volleyed took on the College of the Rockies Avalanches in a double-header on Sunday Nov. 10, 2019. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)

Clean sweep for Camosun’s volleyball teams in quadruple-header weekend

Both the men’s and women’s teams made a clean sweep taking two victories apiece

  • Nov 10, 2019
The Camosun Chargers volleyed took on the College of the Rockies Avalanches in a double-header on Sunday Nov. 10, 2019. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
The Victoria Grizzlies lost their seventh game in a row after a heated match against the Nanaimo Clippers in a 4-0 defeat on Saturday night. (Black Press file photo)

Grizzlies lose their seventh consecutive match to Clippers 4-0

Victoria now sits at bottom of BCHL standings on the Island

The Victoria Grizzlies lost their seventh game in a row after a heated match against the Nanaimo Clippers in a 4-0 defeat on Saturday night. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria Royals beat Prince George Cougars for third consecutive win

Victoria Royals beat Prince George Cougars for third consecutive win

The Royals secured a 2-1 victory over the Cougars Saturday night

  • Nov 10, 2019
Victoria Royals beat Prince George Cougars for third consecutive win
Puck Louwes in goal for the Vikes women’s soccer team. (UVic Vikes/APShutter)

‘Still a great experience’: Vikes finish 6th in U Sports soccer tournament

The Vikes lost to the Montreal Carabins 0-1 in the final on Sunday

  • Nov 10, 2019
Puck Louwes in goal for the Vikes women’s soccer team. (UVic Vikes/APShutter)
22-year-old Victoria man scoops up silver medal in combat wrestling for Canada

22-year-old Victoria man scoops up silver medal in combat wrestling for Canada

Konrad Herrmann finishes second in the world championship in the 74kg weight class

  • Nov 9, 2019
22-year-old Victoria man scoops up silver medal in combat wrestling for Canada
UVic Vikes player Nikki Virk works through two Trinity Western Players during the Canada West regular season. The Vikes host the U Sports national soccer championship starting Thursday. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)

Vikes kick off national soccer championship

Do-or-die quarterfinal round opens at 10:30 a.m. Thursday

UVic Vikes player Nikki Virk works through two Trinity Western Players during the Canada West regular season. The Vikes host the U Sports national soccer championship starting Thursday. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)
Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay

Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay

Host Bays look to advance to AAA Island final Thursday afternoon

Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay
Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

‘In my opinion, the team won not me’: Vikes men’s rowing coach wins President’s Award

Aalbert Van Schothorst was honoured Sunday evening for ‘substantial’ contribution to rowing

  • Nov 5, 2019
Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)