Sports
Jul 2014 04

Falcons Back At Home

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography With the weekend here the rekindling of the Kelowna Falcons best rival as the Wenatchee Applesox make a visit to Elks Stadium. The Falcons have returned home after a six game road swing through Bellingham and Bend.  For the most part the pitching staff has settled in, lowering their team ERA to 5.82, which was above six prior to the trip.  The staff has collected 170 ...

Jun 2014 30

New Rockets Coach Dan Lambert

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The Kelowna Rockets announced Dan Lambert as their new head coach last week after Ryan Huska took a job in the American Hockey League. Since then, Lambert has been to the NHL Draft, the Rockets schedule was released and the search for a new assistant coach has begun.  So don’t ask him if he’s been busy. The Rockets will open the pre-season on August 30, before the regular season on home ice ...

Jun 2014 27

Falcons Raise $21,000

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A terrific crowd at Elks Stadium was treated to fireworks, an amazing marching band and even dancing firefighters on Thursday night. The Kelowna Falcons hosted the 3rd Annual Firefighters Night that included all ticket sales and sponsorship money being donated to the Professional Firefighters Charitable Society.  Over $21,000 was raised and donated on Thursday night, raising a three year total to over $71,000. The evening concluded with Calgary’s “Marching Ghosts” marching band ...

Jun 2014 27

Canada Day Baseball Blast

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The Kelowna Jays will host their 11th Annual Canada Day Blast tournament beginning on Friday at Elks Stadium. The four team tournament will feature the Jays, Okanagan Athletics, Calgary Diamondbacks and Prince George Axemen each playing a minimum of five games. The tournament opens Friday as the host Jays (11-3) face the Diamondbacks at 7:00pm.  Zach Burlon gets the start in the opener. Traditionally this tournament draws 12-16 teams, ...

Jun 2014 25

UBCO Heat Release Volleyball Schedule

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography As UBC Okanagan volleyball approaches its fourth round of CIS competition, both the men’s and women’s squads from Kelowna have high hopes for what will be a long Canada West season. With the addition of Edmonton’s MacEwan University the 2014-15 design features 24 conference games, and two more weekends of play than in previous seasons - season starts October 10 for the Okanagan volleyballers. Coming off a ...

Jun 2014 25

UBCO Heat Release Basketball Schedule

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The UBC Okanagan Heat intend to assert their presence as strong post-season contenders in 2014-2015 in the new look Canada West basketball landscape. Heading into year four of CIS competition and armed with a talented veteran presence and a healthy dose of new recruits, the squads are no longer a new presence in Canada West. Both the men and women are eager to meet oncoming challenges and ...

Jun 2014 23

Ryan Huska Says Goodbye

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Photo courtesy of the Kelowna Rockets The Kelowna Rockets would like to congratulate Ryan Huska on his appointment as the new head coach of the Calgary Flames American Hockey League team, the Adirondak Flames. Huska was announced as the head coach of the Flames AHL team this morning after seven seasons as the head coach of the Kelowna Rockets. After retiring as a player, Huska began working as an assistant coach with ...

Jun 2014 17

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame proudly welcomed four new members with an announcement on Tuesday at the Kelowna Museum. In November, all four will be officially enshrined in the Hall.  The four inductees are: In the Builder Category – Gillian Thomson was and is one of the driving forces the Central Okanagan Sailing Association since the mid-1980’s.   While winning gold and silver medal at the Hobie 18 World Championships and ...

Jun 2014 13

Central Okanagan High School Coach of the Year

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Ryan Watters.ca proudly presents the search for the Third Annual Central Okanagan High School Coach of the Year. Five high school coaches have been nominated based on their team’s performance during the past school year.  Four volleyball coaches and a soccer coach have been nominated. The winning coach will be highlighted on Ryan Watters.ca and win the Ultimate Sports Ticket Package.  They will win tickets to the Kelowna Rockets, West Kelowna Warriors, ...

Jun 2014 05

Immaculata Wins Gold

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The Immaculata Mustangs Sr. Girls Soccer team captured back-to-back Provincial Championships last week in Vancouver.  The tournament started well for the Mustangs as they won their pool with wins over Ft. St. James, North Island, and Nakusp.  This put the Mustangs into the semi-final against the hosts from West Point Grey Academy.  The Mustangs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Ashlyn Day and Emma Johnson within ...

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