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Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring

Sooke athlete, 89, wins six medals at 55+ BC Games

Myrtle Acton sets Canadian record in shot put

PHOTO FINISH: Dorian Baird, 11, zips over the finish line in his Delorean time machine soap box race car during the Sept. 17 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby at Ucluelet’s Bay Street. Dorian went on to win top spot of the Tier B group. (Nora O’Malley photos)

PHOTOS: 2022 Dustin Riley Soap Box Derby in Ucluelet

Ukee kids had a blast on Saturday, Sept. 17 zooming down Bay…

Jim Steen waves to the cheering crowd during the final race night at the Westshore Motorsports Park Saturday, Sept. 17, as the track shuts down permanently. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Checkered flag waves for the last time at Westshore Motorsports Park

‘It’s been my whole life really,’ said Jim Steen who raced in the track’s first and last events

People enjoy a game of beer pong Friday (Sept. 16) during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria passes flag to Abbotsford as 2022 55+ BC Games wind down

The games and the volunteers who made it a success on were celebrated with a party Friday (Sept. 16)

People enjoy a game of beer pong Friday (Sept. 16) during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Ice Dragons (blue) face-off against Coast Classic for the opening puck drop. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Ice Hockey, Curling bring 55+ BC Games to Esquimalt

Athletes go for gold on the ice at the Archie Browning Sports Centre

The Ice Dragons (blue) face-off against Coast Classic for the opening puck drop. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)

Vikes field hockey player takes Canada West player of the week

Nora Struchtrup helped the University of Victoria open season with pair of wins

The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)
Mike Dailey, 59, attempts his third and final javelin throw in the men’s track and field pentathlon event. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Mike Dailey, 59, attempts his third and final javelin throw in the men’s track and field pentathlon event. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Daphne McFarland (left) learns when her consolation game is after a loss at the Oak Bay tennis bubbles while Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games volunteers Art Hobbs (centre), sport chair for tennis, and Sophia Sperdakos collect information. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Take in some tennis with the 55+ BC Games in Oak Bay

More 2,500 competitors battle in 22 sports across Greater Victoria

Daphne McFarland (left) learns when her consolation game is after a loss at the Oak Bay tennis bubbles while Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games volunteers Art Hobbs (centre), sport chair for tennis, and Sophia Sperdakos collect information. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spend a night on the town with 55+ BC Games participants, supporters

Community spirit aplenty at Government Street party in Victoria

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)

Oak Bay High field hockey players snag national title

Teen athletes defend provincial school title this fall

Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)
The Toronto Raptors are coming to Victoria Sept. 30 for open practice and a charity scrimmage game. Pictured in this file photo, the Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on April 25 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors coming to Victoria later this month

The team will host an open practice and charity scrimmage at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

The Toronto Raptors are coming to Victoria Sept. 30 for open practice and a charity scrimmage game. Pictured in this file photo, the Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on April 25 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>
Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>
A deal between the Victoria HarbourCats and the City of Victoria will allow the baseball club to use Royal Athletic Park for a number of years. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)
A deal between the Victoria HarbourCats and the City of Victoria will allow the baseball club to use Royal Athletic Park for a number of years. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)
The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Peninsula Panther poised to defend title

Team enters new season without leading scorer, but has more balance in the roster

The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Players from Westshore Basketball got to play on the court during halftime of the Canada versus Argentina game on Aug. 25, which took place at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy of Brad Lidstone)

Team Canada visits West Shore basketball camp

Players ran drills, met kids and gave away tickets to their Aug. 25 game

Players from Westshore Basketball got to play on the court during halftime of the Canada versus Argentina game on Aug. 25, which took place at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy of Brad Lidstone)
Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inn Sooke, more kids lacing up for minor hockey

More than 250 players registered to play this fall

Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)

Saanich native signs with Croatian hockey club for upcoming season

Sean Ramsay played for several local teams before making the cross-Atlantic move

Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)
Photo of Billy Sanderson as he prepares to go to Italy for a tournament (photo courtesy of Billy Sanderson)

Former Victoria restaurateur now does his cooking on a world stage with a bow and arrow

Billy Sanderson will be one of 19 people to represent Canada in Italy in the world championships

  • Aug 28, 2022
Photo of Billy Sanderson as he prepares to go to Italy for a tournament (photo courtesy of Billy Sanderson)
Langford Lightning U17A Girls won their first ever national softball championship in Montreal between Aug. 17 and 21. Back row: Chad Bryden, Joni Frei, Kamryn Allin, Makena Aune, Dale Aune, Brynn Fortier, Peyton Bryden, Kaliyah St. Amand, Mason Barclay, Jenna Lehman, Rob Guenter, Ruby Anderson, Rob Haslam. Front Row: Marin Jorgenson, Kaela Gillis, Emma Pepin, Courtney Haslam. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Bryden)

Langford U17 girls team crowned Canada’s softball queens

Langford Lightning win national championship, which took place in Montreal between Aug. 17 and 21

Langford Lightning U17A Girls won their first ever national softball championship in Montreal between Aug. 17 and 21. Back row: Chad Bryden, Joni Frei, Kamryn Allin, Makena Aune, Dale Aune, Brynn Fortier, Peyton Bryden, Kaliyah St. Amand, Mason Barclay, Jenna Lehman, Rob Guenter, Ruby Anderson, Rob Haslam. Front Row: Marin Jorgenson, Kaela Gillis, Emma Pepin, Courtney Haslam. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Bryden)
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