High school sports

The St. Michaels University School junior women’s coxed eights crew celebrates a gold-medal win earlier in June at the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association national regatta in St. Catharines, Ont. (Courtesy SMUS)

Saanich high schoolers stroke to emotional gold medal at rowing nationals

St. Michaels University School eights win honours memory of Emily Selwood

 

Royal Bay Secondary School track athletes Cassandra McKinty, Quinn Starr, Rachel Reid, Ella Ballard, Genevieve Bacon, and Maja Music all made it to the provincial championships held in Langley June 9 through 11. (Courtesy of Andrew Johnson)

Royal Bay Secondary athletes make Colwood proud at provincial track meet

Six girls represented the school in Langley June 9 to 11

 

Members of the Lambrick Park secondary track and field team celebrate their surprise AA boys B.C. high school championship win. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Surprise B.C. track and field banner for Saanich’s Lambrick Park boys

Collection of solid finals results carries team to AA boys title in Langley

 

A rider makes their way down the trail during the 2022 B.C. School Sports High School Mountain Biking Provincial Championships at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford on May 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High school mountain bikers flock to Langford trails

Jordie Lunn Bike Park hosts its first provincial championship competition

A rider makes their way down the trail during the 2022 B.C. School Sports High School Mountain Biking Provincial Championships at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford on May 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island football star Agostini named to prestigious national prospect game

Ballenas Whalers coach pleased with special opportunity for towering lineman

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)
Lambrick Park's Carter Brown in the final game of the senior boys basketball provincials – a narrow loss to the Westsyde Whundas from Kamloops. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

Seniors Classic all-star games assemble Island’s best in Saanich this weekend

Grade 12 girls’ and boys’ games go Saturday at Spectrum, Rising Stars event Friday

Lambrick Park's Carter Brown in the final game of the senior boys basketball provincials – a narrow loss to the Westsyde Whundas from Kamloops. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)
Brain injuries can occur in various ways, says an expert with the Victoria Brain Injury Society, which is looking to prevent future head trauma with a new program targeted at area youth. (Pixabay photo)

Brain injury experts take lessons on concussions to Greater Victoria classrooms

Local students know little of causes, symptoms of concussions, despite high incidence in youth

Brain injuries can occur in various ways, says an expert with the Victoria Brain Injury Society, which is looking to prevent future head trauma with a new program targeted at area youth. (Pixabay photo)
Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich high school football star combines size, athleticism

6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald turns heads on and off the field

Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Heath Taylor takes a shot as Oak Bay faces Semiahmoo in the 2022 B.C. High School Boys 4A Basketball Tournament March 9 to 12. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Heath Taylor takes a shot as Oak Bay faces Semiahmoo in the 2022 B.C. High School Boys 4A Basketball Tournament March 9 to 12. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)

Legendary Vancouver Island high school football coach stepping down

Dan Smith stepping down as head coach of Ballenas Whalers football program, Jeremy Conn to take over

Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)
Oak Bay’s Finn Lillis pushes through during the final game of provincials, a loss to Vancouver College, on Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre)

Oak Bay junior boys finish fourth after double OT at provincials

Senior boys from Oak Bay, Claremont earn berth at provincials in Langley

Oak Bay’s Finn Lillis pushes through during the final game of provincials, a loss to Vancouver College, on Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre)
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)
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 Mount Doug Rams senior girls volleyball team celebrates a provincial championship win Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Jim Smyth, Mira Vance, Becca Pettigrew, Olivia Peterson, Lucy Millam, Jordyn Smyth, Melana Cosentino and coach Derek Horton; (front row, left) Sarah Liu, Kally Hart, Kate Melanson and Giada Valentini. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)

Saanich’s Mount Doug Rams crowned B.C. champs at AAA volleyball provincials

Rams senior girls defeat W.L. Seaton Sonics 3-2 in final, lose just three sets all weekend

The Mount Doug Rams senior girls volleyball team celebrates a provincial championship win Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Jim Smyth, Mira Vance, Becca Pettigrew, Olivia Peterson, Lucy Millam, Jordyn Smyth, Melana Cosentino and coach Derek Horton; (front row, left) Sarah Liu, Kally Hart, Kate Melanson and Giada Valentini. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)
Oak Bay High principal Tom Aerts and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association know first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get with student and community use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Financial hurdle moves in bid to resurface Oak Bay high track

Estimate jumps to $376,000, campaign gears up to hit goal by spring

Oak Bay High principal Tom Aerts and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association know first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get with student and community use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Mount Douglas Rams senior girls AAA team is set to compete in the provincial volleyball championships. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)

Saanich’s Mount Doug Rams on a roll heading into AAA girls volleyball provincials

Island champion senior girls team opens B.C.’s on Thursday in Vancouver

The Mount Douglas Rams senior girls AAA team is set to compete in the provincial volleyball championships. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)
The St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team captured the provincial A high school championship with a 2-1 shootout win over Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Photo courtesy of Mark Cristante)

Saanich’s St. Andrew’s Sabres crowned B.C. ‘A’ soccer champions

Senior boys team shifts their focus to Colonist Cup playoffs this week

The St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team captured the provincial A high school championship with a 2-1 shootout win over Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Photo courtesy of Mark Cristante)
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)
Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Aiden Grew retains crown for fourth time in race up Mount Douglas

Lambrick Park students vie to be Monarchs of the Hill, formerly King and Queen of the Hill

Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)
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)