Ian Thorpe

Rapids’ season went swimmingly

NANAIMO – Columnist Ian Thorpe recaps the season for Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club.

White Rapids’ season went swimmingly

The White Rapids held their year-end awards night recently.

City’s bustling soccer fields a satisfying sight

It has been a period of change for local youth soccer, and it seems that past challenges have largely been overcome.

Halloween bonspiel a treat

Leagues are well underway and now the first bonspiel of the year, the Halloween Open Spiel, has been held.

Hall filled with city’s sports history

Nanaimo has honoured some of its most noteworthy sports personalities with induction into the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame.

Runners reach finish line at big race

Nanaimo was well-represented when nearly 10,000 runners went out pounding the pavement two weekends ago in Victoria.

Lacrosse players had seasons to remember

This past summer was another successful one for the Nanaimo and District Lacrosse Association.

Golfers finish up their last rounds

While our mild climate makes it possible to get out and swing the clubs virtually year-round, the official golfing season is now over.

Running a popular pastime these days

Early fall is one of those times of the year when community walks or runs for good causes seem to be most popular.

New curling season is going to rock

Last week marked the official start of fall, which heralded, among other things, the start of another local curling season.

School’s back, so are school sports

Let's congratulate local high school students who earned recognition for their athletic achievements last year.

Basketball teams win school district titles

Georgia Avenue, Frank J. Ney elementary school teams win girls' bantam basketball league championships.

Young basketball talent shoots hoops

We review of top teams from elementary school playoffs. Credit first goes to some enthusiastic and talented bantam boys’ teams.

Summer Games full of good sports

I think it’s fair to say that the 2014 Summer Games were an overwhelming success.

Hockey season goes to overtime

The playing season may be over, but there’s still plenty of hockey news happening, at both the professional and local levels…

B-ball teams get all the bounces

Coinciding with the recent conclusion to the NBA season, we continue our review of top local basketball teams this week…

V-ball players show promise

NANAIMO – Having acknowledged top volleyball teams from local secondary schools last week, we turn now to some slightly younger players…

Island series yields fast finishes

We’re pounding the pavement this week, acknowledging top Nanaimo runners who took part in the Frontrunners Island Race Series.

Curling centre teams recall terrific season

We complete our review of year-end awards by checking out results from local mixed, senior ladies’ and senior men’s leagues…

Nanaimoites set quick pace at races

For runners, two highlights of every spring are the Vancouver Sun Run and the Times Colonist 10K in Victoria.