Ian Thorpe

Curlers sweep up armful of awards

The curling season may be over, but there are still year-end awards to catch up on, as well as news of big changes to top men’s teams.

Outdoor swimming pool holds appeal

The Nanaimo White Rapids are ready to hit the pool for another season of recreational and competitive swimming.

Curling centre cheers champs

The local curling season has now ended and award banquets have been held for the various divisions of competition.

Curling season finishes with signs of spring

The annual Spring Fling held last weekend was the final bonspiel of the year at the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Track and field club heads to the start line

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club's season is about to start, with registration happening next week.

Curling keeps ice sheets filled

Last week was a full one for local curlers, with the Canadian men’s championship to watch on TV and two bonspiels happening in Nanaimo.

Snow hardly slows runners

NANAIMO – Local Bastion Running Club members are competing in the annual Frontrunners Island Race Series.

Elementary school touch football league added for girls

As an experiment this year, a touch football league was offered for bantam (born 2000-01) girls’ teams.

City’s curling rink hosts rumble

The Nanaimo Curling Centre was home to some entertaining games, as the local club hosted the annual Ladies’ Open Bonspiel.

Schools play own Super Bowl, of sorts

Let's catch up on results from this past season of bantam boys’ touch football in local elementary schools.

Players say cheers to good games at curling rink

Curling season is in full swing and there has certainly been plenty for Nanaimo players and fans to get excited about recently…

Bob Gold brought energy and sense of fair play to Nanaimo sports

Bob lived life with a boundless enthusiasm and open friendliness with which he energized all around him.

Star players help make lacrosse season successful

Registration for the upcoming minor lacrosse season is this coming Sunday (Jan. 19), from 1-4 p.m. at the Beban Park Social Centre.

City’s gold-medal athletes gleam

An impressive number of Nanaimo athletes who were presented prior to Christmas with Civic Merit Awards for sports achievement.

Santa Claus likes the holiday season

‘Tis the night before Christmas

News Bulletin sports columnist Ian Thorpe rhymes off reasons to love Nanaimo sports.

Santa Claus likes the holiday season

Track club has speed, sportsmanship

This past spring and summer season was another extremely successful one for members of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club.

Nanaimo’s curlers hurrying hard

Last week, 24 teams took part in the Nanaimo Open Master’s Cash Bonspiel at the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Lacrosse association looks back on highlights

The Nanaimo and District Lacrosse Association met to recognize successes from the past season and to begin planning for the new year.

Curlers raise a glass to Hangover Bonspiel

One of the most popular bonspiels of the local season was successfully held last weekend at the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Runners make quick work of cross-country course

Elementary runners proved their mettle at the Nanaimo and District Elementary Schools’ Cross-Country Championships.