Local Sports

News Bulletin file photo

Nanaimo Clippers earn all-star nods, keep winning hockey games

Clips have won four straight, sit atop BCHL’s Coastal Conference

Robert Bateman Timberwolves player Taejshon Catlin finds open field against the John Barsby Bulldogs during the AA varsity B.C. final at the Subway Bowl at B.C. Place stadium Saturday, Dec. 3. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Barsby Bulldogs beaten in B.C. final

John Barsby falls 45-14 to Robert Bateman in AA varsity provincial championship Dec. 3

The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s soccer team celebrates a bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships last month in Saint-Lambert, Que. (CCAA photo)

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards now calling for nominations

Awards, to be presented in February, will recognize outstanding achievement in sports during 2022

VIU Mariners player Richard Henderson heads for the basket versus the Langara Falcons during the final PacWest home game of the semester Nov. 26 at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU’s basketball teams finish first half of season in first place

Mariners men and women conclude PacWest semester with road wins

VIU Mariners player Richard Henderson heads for the basket versus the Langara Falcons during the final PacWest home game of the semester Nov. 26 at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
Vernon Panthers player Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. (Aliyah Alton photo)

Barsby Bulldogs make it back to B.C. championship game

AA varsity squad beats Vernon, will face Robert Bateman in Subway Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 3

Vernon Panthers player Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. (Aliyah Alton photo)
Vernon Panthers runner Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton (75) and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. The Bulldogs defeated Vernon 36-14. The trio of players in the photo were named before the game to the B.C. AA all-star teams. (Aliyah Alton photo)

Nanaimo’s Bulldogs slay Vernon’s Panthers in football final four

John Barsby Bulldogs defeat the Vernon Panthers 36-14 in B.C. AA senior varsity football semifinal

Vernon Panthers runner Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton (75) and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. The Bulldogs defeated Vernon 36-14. The trio of players in the photo were named before the game to the B.C. AA all-star teams. (Aliyah Alton photo)
Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling champion Riea Von Slasher will defend her title against Vance Nevada at VIPW’s ninth-anniversary show this Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Snuneymuxw First Nation Recreation and Wellness Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Pro wrestling show in Nanaimo promises title matches, ‘anarchy’

Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling anniversary show set for Saturday, Nov. 26, at Snuneymuxw gym

Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling champion Riea Von Slasher will defend her title against Vance Nevada at VIPW’s ninth-anniversary show this Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Snuneymuxw First Nation Recreation and Wellness Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
Zack Gilbey, store manager, left, and Brendan Carlson show off some of Kirby Source for Sports’ Team Canada merchandise at its Nanaimo store. Canada begins competition at the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Belgium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo watching as Canada set to begin World Cup soccer journey in Qatar

Rise of the men’s national program considered ‘massive’ for the game

Zack Gilbey, store manager, left, and Brendan Carlson show off some of Kirby Source for Sports’ Team Canada merchandise at its Nanaimo store. Canada begins competition at the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Belgium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAAA girls’ volleyball team celebrates winning the Island championship at Oak Bay High School this past weekend. (Photo submitted)

Dover Bay again bests NDSS in Island final, both teams through to provincials

Dolphins senior AAAA girls’ volleyball team comes back to win five-set thriller in Victoria

The Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAAA girls’ volleyball team celebrates winning the Island championship at Oak Bay High School this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners win basketball home openers

Women’s and men’s teams both undefeated early in PacWest season

VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Barsby Bulldogs senior AA volleyball player Emalie Thomasson receives a serve during the Island championship match against Brentwood College on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the John Barsby Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Barsby girls get to go to provincials after runner-up finish at Island championships

Senior AA volleyball team earns one of two berths to provincials in Merritt

Barsby Bulldogs senior AA volleyball player Emalie Thomasson receives a serve during the Island championship match against Brentwood College on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the John Barsby Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
To submit sports news tips to the News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

Nanaimo Riptides swimmers honoured for performance, dedication

Athletes training in advance of regional championships in the new year

  • Nov 18, 2022
To submit sports news tips to the News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers player Naomi Vivian goes for a kill during the Island championship match against the Duncan Christian Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the NCS gymnasium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Christian School girls win Island volleyball championship

Trail Blazers win senior A title in their home gym, advance to provincials

Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers player Naomi Vivian goes for a kill during the Island championship match against the Duncan Christian Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the NCS gymnasium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Cam Rasmussen shows off some the spoils he’s won at recent bodybuilding competitions. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith bodybuilder flexes his way to first place at two competitions

Cam Rasmussen wins his divisions at events in Vancouver and Toronto

  • Nov 16, 2022
Cam Rasmussen shows off some the spoils he’s won at recent bodybuilding competitions. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo NightOwls have announced their 2023 schedule. The season opener will be played at home against the Walla Walla Sweets on June 2. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls announce schedule for next season

Team will start 2023 West Coast League campaign at Serauxmen Stadium

The Nanaimo NightOwls have announced their 2023 schedule. The season opener will be played at home against the Walla Walla Sweets on June 2. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Aiden Campbell makes a save during a scrum in front of the net between the Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

First-place Clippers win back-to-back games against Island foes

Nanaimo on top of Coastal Conference with 15-3 record

Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Aiden Campbell makes a save during a scrum in front of the net between the Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
John Barsby Bulldogs’ Kai Rednour-Bruckman hauls in a touchdown pass against the Ballenas Whalers in high school playoff football action at Q’unq’inuqwstuxw field in Nanaimo Nov. 11. The Bulldogs won 32-20. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

John Barsby Bulldogs erase halftime deficit, beat Ballenas in playoffs

Bulldogs beat Whalers 32-20, set up high school football playoff matchup with Langley Thunderbirds

John Barsby Bulldogs’ Kai Rednour-Bruckman hauls in a touchdown pass against the Ballenas Whalers in high school playoff football action at Q’unq’inuqwstuxw field in Nanaimo Nov. 11. The Bulldogs won 32-20. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)
Junior girls run past Hatley Castle on Saturday, Nov. 5, during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships in Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Black Press Media)

NDSS junior girls crowned B.C. champions at cross-country provincials

Brea Gillette leads Islanders to victory at Victoria’s Hatley Castle

Junior girls run past Hatley Castle on Saturday, Nov. 5, during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships in Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/Black Press Media)