Sports

The Nanaimo Curling Centre has a full schedule of league play starting up. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo curling club makes safe return to ice

Curling centre will be busy with league play, practice sessions and bonspiels

  • Oct 21, 2021
Nanaimo Clippers forward Sean Donaldson dekes through the Powell River Kings defence for a scoring chance during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers score 8 times in overpowering win in their home opener

Clippers defeat Powell River Kings 8-1, teams getting ready for a rematch Saturday, Oct. 16

V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Barsby Bulldogs running back Colby Fuchs gains yardage against the Ballenas Whalers during Friday’s game at John Barsby Secondary School field. (Michael Briones/Black Press)
Barsby Bulldogs running back Colby Fuchs gains yardage against the Ballenas Whalers during Friday’s game at John Barsby Secondary School field. (Michael Briones/Black Press)
V.I. Raiders running back Jason Henderson gains yardage earlier this season in a game at NDSS Community Field. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders take on rival Rebels under the lights in Nanaimo

B.C. Football Conference teams play Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

V.I. Raiders running back Jason Henderson gains yardage earlier this season in a game at NDSS Community Field. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers ready to start crashing the crease in a new BCHL season

Regular season starts with road games at Powell River on Oct. 8-9

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU men’s soccer team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, wins two more matches

Mariners defeat both Douglas Royals and Capilano Blues by 3-2 scores

VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls’ pitching coach will help players get the most out of themselves

Gorman Heimueller brings major-league experience to West Coast League baseball team

Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for next month in Nanoose Bay

‘It’s the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world,’ organizer says

Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)
The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders win to even their record

Nanaimo’s football team defeats Kamloops Broncos on the road, 39-7

The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)
Soccer’s fall season has gotten underway this month for all age groups, says columnist.

Minor soccer players united by enthusiasm for the game

Nanaimo United FC’s fall season is underway

  • Sep 21, 2021
Soccer’s fall season has gotten underway this month for all age groups, says columnist.
McKenzie Nofield of the V.I. Raiders tackles Langley Rams opponent Xavion Fleary during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
McKenzie Nofield of the V.I. Raiders tackles Langley Rams opponent Xavion Fleary during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders defensive back Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty will be expected to be a difference-maker for the team this season. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

It’s football season, finally, for Nanaimo’s V.I. Raiders

After 2020 was lost to pandemic, Raiders return with new roster and new home field

V.I. Raiders defensive back Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty will be expected to be a difference-maker for the team this season. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners soccer player Kate Reynolds, back, vies for the ball against a Thompson Rivers University opponent during Saturday’s exhibition at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners see game action as they prepare for long-awaited soccer season

University sports returning in 2021-22 after 2020-21 seasons cancelled due to COVID-19

VIU Mariners soccer player Kate Reynolds, back, vies for the ball against a Thompson Rivers University opponent during Saturday’s exhibition at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Owen Harbo was a multiple medallist at the Western Canada Cup. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo trampoline athlete makes it to nationals

Owen Harbo wins multiple medals at Western Canada Cup

Owen Harbo was a multiple medallist at the Western Canada Cup. (Photo submitted)
Football Nanaimo Seahawks players take to the gridiron last year. The program is preparing for its fall season. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s football teams excited to try for touchdowns

Football Nanaimo getting ready for fall season

  • Aug 20, 2021
Football Nanaimo Seahawks players take to the gridiron last year. The program is preparing for its fall season. (Photo submitted)
Former Nanaimo Clippers star Sheldon Rempal has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks organization. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Clippers star signs with Vancouver Canucks organization

Sheldon Rempal signs one-year, two-way contract with NHL club

Former Nanaimo Clippers star Sheldon Rempal has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks organization. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Sonya Urbanowicz with her record-setting pole vault, and afterward with coach Sven Donaldson. (Photos courtesy Wanda Urbanowicz)

Nanaimo’s track and field athletes highly ranked

Numerous Nanaimo Track and Field Club members set personal bests in return to competition

  • Jul 21, 2021
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Sonya Urbanowicz with her record-setting pole vault, and afterward with coach Sven Donaldson. (Photos courtesy Wanda Urbanowicz)
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes are off to a fast start this season after no competition last season due to the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo athletes back on track, starting with club competitions

Nanaimo Track and Field Club registration filled up

  • Jun 20, 2021
Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes are off to a fast start this season after no competition last season due to the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)