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Jr. B Cougars, Braves meet Friday

Victoria Cougars, Saanich Braves meet in rematch at Pearkes, Friday

Former Shamrocks coach and Victoria native Chris Hall is battling cancer while coaching the Washington Stealth pro lacrosse team.

Ex-Shamrocks coach battling cancer

Stealth coach battles cancer, treatment to make it out to camp

Former Shamrocks coach and Victoria native Chris Hall is battling cancer while coaching the Washington Stealth pro lacrosse team.
Peninsula Minor Hockey Player of the Week Spencer Harman stands beside Panthers starting goaltender Zach Wear during the singing of the national anthem Saturday.

Panthers pounce on Comox

Peninsula Panthers fail in final minutes against rival Victoria Cougars

Peninsula Minor Hockey Player of the Week Spencer Harman stands beside Panthers starting goaltender Zach Wear during the singing of the national anthem Saturday.
Grizzlies captain Sean Robertson loves himself a good goal

Grizzlies captain traded for an NCAA shot

Grizz' ‘aren’t giving up’ on season despite moving captain Sean Robertson to Vernon Vipers

Grizzlies captain Sean Robertson loves himself a good goal
Steve Nash was a surprise guest for the 2011 St. Michaels boys alumni basketball game on Nov. 19.

Speedy St. Michaels Blue Jags use balanced attack

St. Michaels University School Blue Jags hosted and roasted the Terry Fox Ravens, 72-50, at SMUS on Saturday

Steve Nash was a surprise guest for the 2011 St. Michaels boys alumni basketball game on Nov. 19.

Victoria wrestlers hit War on Floor, Cougar Invite

Results from SFU's War on the Floor and from Reynolds secondary, Esquimalt High and Victoria Bulldogs at the Cougar Invite in Chemanius

Belmont’s Jordan Fenn guards a drive by Cowichan’s Mitch Knippelberg at the Welcome Back tournament. Belmont made the finals but lost to Mount Doug.

Belmont Bulldogs seek Island contention

West Shore could be surprise team AAA basketball team on Island

Belmont’s Jordan Fenn guards a drive by Cowichan’s Mitch Knippelberg at the Welcome Back tournament. Belmont made the finals but lost to Mount Doug.
A bouncing puck rebounds past the head of Victoria Racquet Club Kings player Brandon Tutte (middle) after he tried to slip it past Wenatchee Jr. Wild goalie Tanner Louck at the 39th annual Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA Showcase at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
A bouncing puck rebounds past the head of Victoria Racquet Club Kings player Brandon Tutte (middle) after he tried to slip it past Wenatchee Jr. Wild goalie Tanner Louck at the 39th annual Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA Showcase at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Alex Tribe takes a knee to the face from Hakeem Dawodu in the main event of Last Man Standing at the Eagle Ridge Community Centre on Dec. 3. Dawodu would go on to knock out Tribe en route to taking the tournament victory.

Muay Thai tourney gets ‘standing O’ from the crowd

Bout between Josh Jauncey and Hakeem Dawodu brings crowd to its feet at the Last Man Standing Muay Thai kickboxing tournament

Alex Tribe takes a knee to the face from Hakeem Dawodu in the main event of Last Man Standing at the Eagle Ridge Community Centre on Dec. 3. Dawodu would go on to knock out Tribe en route to taking the tournament victory.
New Peninsula Panthers owners Pete Zubersky

Peninsula Panthers returned to former ownership group

Junior B team changes hands part way through the season

New Peninsula Panthers owners Pete Zubersky
Keith Hamilton really wishes he could wash the Royals' recent record down the drain.

Slump a Royal problem, bring on the ’Canes

Victoria Royals host Lethbridge Hurricanes, Friday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Keith Hamilton really wishes he could wash the Royals' recent record down the drain.
Oak Bay Barbers power hitter Nick Stefanakis leaps for a block during the final match of the B.C. boys AAA volleyball championship versus Earl Mariott in Kelowna on Saturday (Dec. 3). The Barbers won the match 25-16

Barbers win whichever way

Oak Bay Barbers win B.C. boys AAA volleyball championship; Trio of Barbers going to college and CIS

Oak Bay Barbers power hitter Nick Stefanakis leaps for a block during the final match of the B.C. boys AAA volleyball championship versus Earl Mariott in Kelowna on Saturday (Dec. 3). The Barbers won the match 25-16

Spills and thrills part of short track speedskating fun

Esquimalt Speedskating Club been around 40 years, one of two short track clubs on the Island

Jr. Shamrocks appoint new coach; Jr. ‘Rocks player makes Cdn. U19 team

Jr. Shamrocks appoint new coach; Jr. 'Rocks player makes Cdn. U19 team

Victoria Spartans safety Aiden Dunsmuir

Last-minute Louis wins it for Spartans

Victoria Spartans win the bantam football B.C. championship in thrilling upset

Victoria Spartans safety Aiden Dunsmuir
Canada won the first IRB-sanctioned women's sevens event in Dubai on Saturday

Velox girls part of Canada’s rugby sevens world challenge win: CW boys fall in U19 B.C. final

Canadian women the world’s best in rugby sevens, win first IRB-sanctioned event in Dubai

Canada won the first IRB-sanctioned women's sevens event in Dubai on Saturday
Brandon Glover was named the WHL goalie of the month for November

Vic product WHL goalie of month

Victoria’s Brandon Glover of the Calgary Hitmen has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November.

Brandon Glover was named the WHL goalie of the month for November
Swift of foot: Mason Swift eluded W.J. Mouat Hawks' defenders for three straight touchdowns as the MVP of the 2011 Subway Bowl.

Rams rage to B.C. championship

Mount Douglas win AAA football trophy with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over W.J. Mouat

Swift of foot: Mason Swift eluded W.J. Mouat Hawks' defenders for three straight touchdowns as the MVP of the 2011 Subway Bowl.
B.C. Lions players Geroy Simon and Jason Arakgi meet visitors to the B.C. legislature for a photo session with the Grey Cup Friday.

Lions bring Grey Cup to legislature

B.C. Lions players celebrated their CFL championship with fans in Victoria Friday.

B.C. Lions players Geroy Simon and Jason Arakgi meet visitors to the B.C. legislature for a photo session with the Grey Cup Friday.
A herd of Chilliwack Giants players tackle Carson Scotney

Spartans ready for bantam final

The Victoria Spartans are headed to their first provincial final since winning the bantam football championship in 2000.

A herd of Chilliwack Giants players tackle Carson Scotney