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First bonspiel fills ice sheets

The Nanaimo Curling Centre was busy Oct. 26-28 for the first bonspiel of the season, the annual Halloween Open Spiel.

Marathon challenges Island’s runners

More than 11,000 runners, joggers and walkers worked up an appetite for their turkey dinner at the 33rd annual Victoria Marathon.

White Rapids swim better than ever

Another season is in the books for the Nanaimo White Rapids swim club.

City’s golfers calmly drain putts

NANAIMO – There were certainly many highlights for local golfers this past summer on the links.

Sports hall of fame adds worthy inductees

The Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame held a special induction ceremony last month at the Nanaimo Museum.

Schools cheer on sports stars

Let's acknowledge high school students who earned special recognition for their athletic achievements at the end of the last school year.

Nanaimo soccer teams outlast opposition

Let's recognize some top girls’ teams from league play this past season in the Nanaimo and District Youth Soccer Association.

Soccer players run hard all season

The Nanaimo and District Youth Association recently held it annual general meeting and handed out awards.

Hoop dreams start at elementary school level

We’ll continue our review of the past season by starting with the girls’ basketball playoffs at Nanaimo elementary schools.

City’s basketball players think hoops year-round

NANAIMO – Gabriola Elementary and Hammond Bay Elementary win boys' basketball championships.

Volleyball teams in fine form

Local club volleyball teams concluded their indoor season and secondary school teams finished their playoffs some time ago.

Track athletes set blistering pace

This past month may not have been the driest, but that didn’t stop the Nanaimo Track and Field Club from turning in impressive performances.

City’s hockey happenings stretch year-round

The Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association is also still making news. NMHA recently held its annual general meeting and awards night.

Elementary school volleyball players rise to occasion

With the local indoor volleyball action now just about wrapped up, it’s time to credit players and coaches.

Athletes sprint to first-place finishes

Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes have competed strongly at several meets held as part of the Island series.

Runners make haste on Island series

It’s time to get back on the road again and acknowledge top local runners who took part in the Frontrunners Island Race Series.

Curlers sweep up honours after memorable season

A final swipe with the curling broom this week, as we note the past season’s winning teams from local ladies’ and mixed curing leagues.

It isn’t easy catching up to Nanaimo’s fastest runners

We pick up the pace this week, trying to catch up with some of Nanaimo’s top runners who have placed well in high-profile road races.

Curlers wrap up season with awards

Now that we’re into May, the brooms have been packed away for another season at the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Go jump in the pool, say White Rapids

The Nanaimo White Rapids summer swim club is gearing up for another season of recreational and competitive swimming.