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Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is presented with the team MVP award by assistant coach Colin Birkas, left, and radio play-by-play man Dan Marshall, at the club’s year-end banquet Monday at the Coast Bastion Hotel. (GARY DORLAND photo)

Nanaimo Clippers goalie chosen his team’s MVP

Jordan Naylor and teammates honoured at hockey club’s year-end award banquet

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is presented with the team MVP award by assistant coach Colin Birkas, left, and radio play-by-play man Dan Marshall, at the club’s year-end banquet Monday at the Coast Bastion Hotel. (GARY DORLAND photo)
Camosun Chargers player Maddison Manns, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Olivia Mjaaland during Saturday’s PacWest season finale at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU hoops teams head into provincials on winning note

Vancouver Island University women’s and men’s teams have first-round byes

Camosun Chargers player Maddison Manns, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Olivia Mjaaland during Saturday’s PacWest season finale at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk celebrates a point with teammates during the PacWest final on Saturday in New Westminster. (Douglas College Student Services photo)

VIU Mariners add provincial championship to undefeated season

Vancouver Island University women’s team defeats Camosun in PacWest final

VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk celebrates a point with teammates during the PacWest final on Saturday in New Westminster. (Douglas College Student Services photo)
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Nanaimo Clippers win Island Division, will face Alberni in playoffs

Clippers blow out Bulldogs 6-1 on last day of BCHL regular season

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Oak Bay Bays player Jaime Molins takes a shot as Claremont Spartans opponents Ethan Boag and Jakob Neufeld defend during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAAA boys’ basketball championship final at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Oak Bay wins Vancouver Island basketball championship in Nanaimo

Third-place NDSS will get to challenge second place Claremont for a berth in provincials

Oak Bay Bays player Jaime Molins takes a shot as Claremont Spartans opponents Ethan Boag and Jakob Neufeld defend during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAAA boys’ basketball championship final at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Back row, left to right: Colton Merner, Tayden De Pol, Crawford Seward, Doug Rogers, Mitch Turko, John Stymiest, Kaden Browne, Olivia Lundman. Middle row, left to right: Rachel Jones, Vicky Long (accepting on behalf of Isabella Bortolotto), Cathy Coulson, Angela Behn, Shea Battie. Front row, left to right: Jake Putz, Jayden Watson, Danielle Hyde, Naomi Mayer, Kiana Jepson. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo sports standouts celebrated for their achievements

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards were held Thursday, Feb. 20

Back row, left to right: Colton Merner, Tayden De Pol, Crawford Seward, Doug Rogers, Mitch Turko, John Stymiest, Kaden Browne, Olivia Lundman. Middle row, left to right: Rachel Jones, Vicky Long (accepting on behalf of Isabella Bortolotto), Cathy Coulson, Angela Behn, Shea Battie. Front row, left to right: Jake Putz, Jayden Watson, Danielle Hyde, Naomi Mayer, Kiana Jepson. (News Bulletin photo)
Leo Beier. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo loses longtime soccer supporter

Leo Beier had an impact on hundreds of athletes during a decades-long devotion to soccer

  • Feb 20, 2020
Leo Beier. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo track and field athletes Sonya Urbanowicz, left, and Olivia Lundman are nominated for Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards in the junior female individual athlete of the year category. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards to celebrate the best in local sports

Gala event to be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo track and field athletes Sonya Urbanowicz, left, and Olivia Lundman are nominated for Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards in the junior female individual athlete of the year category. (Photo submitted)
Quarterway, Cilaire have the right touch in football playoffs

Quarterway, Cilaire have the right touch in football playoffs

Nanaimo Elementary Teachers’ Physical Education Association organized leagues this past fall

  • Feb 17, 2020
Quarterway, Cilaire have the right touch in football playoffs
Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich gets back to help defend during Saturday’s BCHL game against the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers, clad in Snuneymuxw jerseys, win in OT

BCHL team wins both its weekend games to stay in contention for first place on the Island

Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich gets back to help defend during Saturday’s BCHL game against the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

Captain says nothing beats VIU volleyball program

Graduating player Andrea Cankovic has three national titles and isn’t quite done yet

VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners women closing in on an unbeaten season

Volleyball team in same position as a year ago

VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The start of the Bastion Run Club’s Cedar 12K race on Sunday. (Ross Palfery/submitted photo)

Home-course advantage helps Nanaimo runners win Cedar 12K

Current Bastion club runner Melissa Ross and former Bastion runner Jonathan Behnke winners Sunday

The start of the Bastion Run Club’s Cedar 12K race on Sunday. (Ross Palfery/submitted photo)
The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)
Ella Hudon will compete in biathlon at the B.C. Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Cadets Canada/Facebook photo)

22 youths qualify for B.C. Winter Games

Nanaimo sending athletes to compete in biathlon, judo, karate, gymnastics and more

Ella Hudon will compete in biathlon at the B.C. Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Cadets Canada/Facebook photo)
The Nanaimo Timbermen chose Zach Manns with their top choice in the WLA Draft on Thursday. (Nanaimo Timbermen image/News Bulletin photo illustration)
The Nanaimo Timbermen chose Zach Manns with their top choice in the WLA Draft on Thursday. (Nanaimo Timbermen image/News Bulletin photo illustration)
Dover Bay Dolphins player Jake Seaman defends against Nanaimo District Islanders opponent Qwammi Robinson during Thursday’s senior AAAA boys’ basketball game at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDSS edges Dover in first-place showdown

Nanaimo District Islanders beat Dover Bay Dolphins 99-95 in senior boys’ basketball action

Dover Bay Dolphins player Jake Seaman defends against Nanaimo District Islanders opponent Qwammi Robinson during Thursday’s senior AAAA boys’ basketball game at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Runners at a past Cedar 12K event. (News Bulletin file photo)

Cedar 12K run is this weekend

Vancouver Island Race Series event takes place Sunday, Feb. 9

Runners at a past Cedar 12K event. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers will wear special jerseys honouring the Snuneymuxw First Nation at a game Feb. 15 at Frank Crane Arena. (Photo submitted)

Clippers will play for Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw on special night at the arena

Nanaimo Clippers to don special jerseys on Snuneymuxw First Nation Night on Feb. 15

The Nanaimo Clippers will wear special jerseys honouring the Snuneymuxw First Nation at a game Feb. 15 at Frank Crane Arena. (Photo submitted)
Harlem Globetrotters player Devan (Beast) Douglas soars for a slam dunk during Sunday’s game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Harlem Globetrotters hoop it up in Nanaimo

Hall-of-fame basketball team entertains crowd at sold-out VIU gym

Harlem Globetrotters player Devan (Beast) Douglas soars for a slam dunk during Sunday’s game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)