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Nanaimo Timbermen one win away from league finals

T-men defeat Coquitlam Adanacs in overtime to take 3-0 series lead

Nanaimo White Rapids swimmers Cameron Laturnus, left, and Nicholas Bennett compete in the 100-metre breaststroke final at the Vancouver Island Regional Summer Swimming Championships at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre on Sunday, Aug. 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo athletes win Island titles and qualify for summer swimming provincials

White Rapids hosted BCSSA’s Island regionals at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre this past weekend

Nanaimo Timbermen player Coady Adamson takes a shot on goal against Coquitlam Adanacs goalie Christian Del Bianco during Monday’s WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Timbermen lacrosse team wins on home floor to extend series lead

T-men defeat Coquitlam Adanacs by 12-9 score in Game 2 of WLA semifinal series

Nanaimo Timbermen player Coady Adamson takes a shot on goal against Coquitlam Adanacs goalie Christian Del Bianco during Monday’s WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls end baseball season on a winning note

NightOwls sweep series against Port Angeles Lefties to finish schedule on five-game win streak

Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo Timbermen started the WLA playoffs with a win against the Coquitlam Adanacs on the road Saturday, Aug. 6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Timbermen start playoffs with a win

T-men beat Coquitlam Adanacs 9-6 in Game 1, series moves to Nanaimo for Game 2 on Monday, Aug. 8

The Nanaimo Timbermen started the WLA playoffs with a win against the Coquitlam Adanacs on the road Saturday, Aug. 6. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Ethan Katzberg celebrates after finishing second in the hammer throw at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Athletics Canada photo)

Nanaimo hammer thrower wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Ethan Katzberg’s personal-best throw puts him on the podium in Birmingham, England

Nanaimo’s Ethan Katzberg celebrates after finishing second in the hammer throw at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Athletics Canada photo)
Nanaimo’s Tianna Kehler has been selected to Volleyball Canada’s national excellence program and is the first Mariners Volleyball Club athlete to be part of that program. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo volleyball player selected to national high-performance program

Tianna Kehler has been a standout with the NDSS Islanders and Mariners Volleyball Club

Nanaimo’s Tianna Kehler has been selected to Volleyball Canada’s national excellence program and is the first Mariners Volleyball Club athlete to be part of that program. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo NightOwls have just one more home series at Serauxmen Stadium this summer, Aug. 5-7 versus the Port Angeles Lefties. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls have one last weekend of baseball season

NightOwls host Port Angeles Lefties from Aug. 5-7 at Serauxmen Stadium

The Nanaimo NightOwls have just one more home series at Serauxmen Stadium this summer, Aug. 5-7 versus the Port Angeles Lefties. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Timbermen bantam B girls captains Vanessa Fauchon, left, Maddie Palmer and Jayda Price receive the championship trophy at B.C. Lacrosse Association provincials in Coquitlam on July 17. (Photo submitted)

Two Nanaimo minor lacrosse teams win provincial championships

Bantam B girls and U16 A2 boys win B.C. Lacrosse Association banners

Nanaimo Timbermen bantam B girls captains Vanessa Fauchon, left, Maddie Palmer and Jayda Price receive the championship trophy at B.C. Lacrosse Association provincials in Coquitlam on July 17. (Photo submitted)
Grady Work, left, and Corey Cooper, coached by Heather Phillips, won two bronze medals each at YBC Five-pin Nationals in Oshawa, Ont., earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo youths earn medals at bowling nationals

Brechin Lanes and Splitsville Entertainment both send bowlers to YBC nationals

Grady Work, left, and Corey Cooper, coached by Heather Phillips, won two bronze medals each at YBC Five-pin Nationals in Oshawa, Ont., earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes Hailey Willie, left, and Natasha Phillips, second from left, are awarded their medals at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George this past weekend. (Vickei Brown/B.C. Summer Games)

Nanaimo athletes help Vancouver Island team win the most medals at B.C. Summer Games

Athletes excel at track and field, baseball, lacrosse and other sports

Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes Hailey Willie, left, and Natasha Phillips, second from left, are awarded their medals at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George this past weekend. (Vickei Brown/B.C. Summer Games)
Nixon Howell of the U13 AAA Nanaimo Pirates throws a ball to a teammate during an infield drill on July 19 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Pirates hosting U13 AAA provincials

B.C. Minor Baseball tournament starts this Friday, July 29

Nixon Howell of the U13 AAA Nanaimo Pirates throws a ball to a teammate during an infield drill on July 19 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Jack Bowie looks to pass or shoot during a game against the Langley Thunder on Sunday, July 24, in the Fraser Valley. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)

Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen lose semifinal series

Club thanks graduating players for contributing to team’s best season in BCJALL

Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Jack Bowie looks to pass or shoot during a game against the Langley Thunder on Sunday, July 24, in the Fraser Valley. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)
Maple Ridge Burrards player Patrick Wong tries to defend against Nanaimo Timbermen player Teioshontathe McComber during Sunday’s WLA game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

First-place Nanaimo Timbermen win two more to end WLA regular season

Senior A T-men will wait to find out playoff seeding and opponent

Maple Ridge Burrards player Patrick Wong tries to defend against Nanaimo Timbermen player Teioshontathe McComber during Sunday’s WLA game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

V.I. Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Ryan Sheridan tries to get past three Langley Thunder opponents during Saturday’s BCJALL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Furious comeback by junior Timbermen falls just short as playoffs start

Langley leads Nanaimo two games to none in best-of-five series

Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Ryan Sheridan tries to get past three Langley Thunder opponents during Saturday’s BCJALL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Timbermen goalie Devlin Shanahan gets set for a shot from Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Wednesday’s WLA game in the Fraser Valley. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)

Nanaimo Timbermen move into first place in the league

T-men defeat Langley Thunder 12-9 for fifth-straight victory

Nanaimo Timbermen goalie Devlin Shanahan gets set for a shot from Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Wednesday’s WLA game in the Fraser Valley. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)
Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo hockey player traded on busy day for NHL transactions

Dylan Coghlan traded from Vegas Golden Knights to Carolina Hurricanes

Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Timbermen player Taggart Clark, left, looks for a pass from teammate Colton Lidstone during a WLA game against the Maple Ridge Burrards on Sunday, July 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Timbermen score in overtime for fourth-straight win

T-men defeat Maple Ridge Burrards in WLA lacrosse action

Nanaimo Timbermen player Taggart Clark, left, looks for a pass from teammate Colton Lidstone during a WLA game against the Maple Ridge Burrards on Sunday, July 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)