High school sports

Nate Paris of Nanaimo District Secondary School is a provincial champion in the 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDSS track and field star wins four provincial titles at B.C. championships

Nate Paris wins 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon

 

Wellington Secondary’s Matthew Wilson is presented with a third-place award after the senior AA B.C. High School Golf Championship at Harrison Mills. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo golfer third in B.C. after helping Wellington to Island championship

Matthew Wilson and his team conclude strong season

 

Track and field athletes from Nanaimo high schools earned Island championships competing at Rotary Bowl Stadium this past week, May 18-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo high school track athletes break records, win Island titles

Nanaimo Christian School hosts Island championships at Rotary Bowl

 

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island football star Agostini named to prestigious national prospect game

Ballenas Whalers coach pleased with special opportunity for towering lineman

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)
Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary in Saanich. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Vancouver Island high school football star combines size, athleticism

6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald turns heads on and off the field

Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary in Saanich. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)

Legendary Vancouver Island high school football coach stepping down

Dan Smith stepping down as head coach of Ballenas Whalers football program, Jeremy Conn to take over

Dan Smith, left, has stepped down as head coach of the Ballenas Whalers football program. (PQB News file photo)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers basketball player Jackson Tonsi set a school record with 61 points in a 95-75 road win at Duncan Christian School on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo basketball player smashes his school’s record with 61 points

Jackson Tonsi of Nanaimo Christian School leads team to 95-75 win

Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers basketball player Jackson Tonsi set a school record with 61 points in a 95-75 road win at Duncan Christian School on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Photos submitted)
The Riverside Rapids take a championship selfie after winning the senior AAAA girls’ B.C. final at Dover Bay Secondary School on Saturday, Dec. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Riverside wins senior AAAA girls’ provincial volleyball championship in Nanaimo

Riverside beats South Delta in five sets, NDSS places fourth

The Riverside Rapids take a championship selfie after winning the senior AAAA girls’ B.C. final at Dover Bay Secondary School on Saturday, Dec. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Dover Bay Dolphins setter Kaitlyn Carlson bumps the ball during a match at provincial championships Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Volleyball provincials served up at Nanaimo gyms

Dover Bay Dolphins hosting senior AAAA girls’ B.C. championships Dec. 9-11

Dover Bay Dolphins setter Kaitlyn Carlson bumps the ball during a match at provincial championships Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers senior volleyball team captains Cole Libbus and Olivia Phillips and their teams are preparing for provincials after both squads won Island championships this month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Christian School volleyball teams sweep Island championships

Senior boys and senior girls both readying for provincials

Nanaimo Christian School Trail Blazers senior volleyball team captains Cole Libbus and Olivia Phillips and their teams are preparing for provincials after both squads won Island championships this month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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)
Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Future still uncertain for B.C. high school sports this fall

B.C. School Sports working on detailed return-to-sport plan

Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)