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Smoke Eaters sign power forward

Trail Smoke Eater bolstered its line up with the commitment of Vermont native Jack Kurrle

David Bell made his first hole-in-one at Men’s Night at the Champion Lake Golf Course on Tuesday, June 21. Photo: Jim Bailey

Magical summer solstice at Champion Lakes Golf Course

A hole-in-one and a sub-30 round through nine holes marked the first day of summer at Champion

The Rossland Curling Society approached council on June 20 with a request to reconsider 30 per cent lease increase. Photo: contributed

Rossland Curling Society requests review of lease agreement

Curlers deem 30 per cent lease increase as punitive in rink mostly run by volunteers

Mike Williams honed his skills at the Trail Curling Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

CurlBC honours retired Trail ice technician

Retired ice tech Mike Williams receives CurlBC Administrator of the Year Award

Mike Williams honed his skills at the Trail Curling Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail Stingrays were thrilled to host its annual swim meet last weekend as six teams from around the West Kootenay competed in the event, the first at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre since 2019. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Stingrays shine at home swim meet

Six teams competed as the Trail Stingrays post several podium finishes at its annual swim meet

The Trail Stingrays were thrilled to host its annual swim meet last weekend as six teams from around the West Kootenay competed in the event, the first at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre since 2019. Photo: Jim Bailey
The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL 2022/23 season begins September 23

League adds almost two weeks to playoff schedule to allow for more rest days

The KIJHL returns to action on September 23, 2022. Kimberley Bulletin file
Rossland downhill mountain bike rider Bodhi Kuhn competed on the downhill circuit in BC before taking his ride to the world stage.

Strong start for Rossland rider on World Cup DH circuit

Rossland’s Bodie Kuhn is in eighth overall after three starts on World Cup DH mountain bike races

  • Jun 22, 2022
Rossland downhill mountain bike rider Bodhi Kuhn competed on the downhill circuit in BC before taking his ride to the world stage.
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks Alumni are hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships for Nitehawks players and alumni. Photo Jim Bailey

Nitehawks alumni invite supporters to tee off at Champion

Nitehawks to honour 2017 Keystone Cup winning team at its annual golf tournament-fundraiser

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks Alumni are hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships for Nitehawks players and alumni. Photo Jim Bailey
The Trail Red Sox won the Trail Youth Baseball title with a 4-0 victory over the Trail Mariners on Wednesday at Butler Park. The Red Sox line up: Jim Maniago (coach), Scott Mclaren, Dallas Maximick, Christian Gould, Joel Smyth, Logan Bradford, Jacob Smith, Judah Makway, Jake Maniago, Landon Uzeloc and Finn Johnson. Jodi Bradford is the other coach. Missing is Jack Kjelsus.
Photos: Jim Bailey

Trail Red Sox wins TYB Senior championship

The Red Sox beat the Trail Mariners in a close 4-0 final match to win league championship

The Trail Red Sox won the Trail Youth Baseball title with a 4-0 victory over the Trail Mariners on Wednesday at Butler Park. The Red Sox line up: Jim Maniago (coach), Scott Mclaren, Dallas Maximick, Christian Gould, Joel Smyth, Logan Bradford, Jacob Smith, Judah Makway, Jake Maniago, Landon Uzeloc and Finn Johnson. Jodi Bradford is the other coach. Missing is Jack Kjelsus.
Photos: Jim Bailey
The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)

Muddbunnies bike club organizes Cascade Cup

Muddbunny members can compete in the inaugural Cascade Cup on June 26 at Red Mountain

The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)

Muddbunnies bike club organizes Cascade Cup

Muddbunnies is an all women’s club and invites old and new members to participate in the fun race

The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)
J. L. Crowe athletes performed well at the BC High School Sports Track and Field Championship in Langley last week with Jaxon Kuchar sprinting to a bronze medal finish in the 3,000-m run. Photo: Deborah Shergold

Strong showing for J.L. Crowe athletes at BC track and field championship

Six athletes from J. L. Crowe Secondary competed at the provincial track and field championship

J. L. Crowe athletes performed well at the BC High School Sports Track and Field Championship in Langley last week with Jaxon Kuchar sprinting to a bronze medal finish in the 3,000-m run. Photo: Deborah Shergold
Trail U18 Orioles slugger Connor Stainer belted a two-run homer to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the VI Mariners on Sunday, June 12 in Kamloops. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Orioles take two on road vs River Dogs and Mariners

Trail U18 Orioles split weekend matches, return to play June 26 versus Chilliwack Cougars

Trail U18 Orioles slugger Connor Stainer belted a two-run homer to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the VI Mariners on Sunday, June 12 in Kamloops. Photo: Jim Bailey
This 14-pound bull trout was caught on Kootenay Lake earlier this month. Photo: Kerry Reed

West Kootenay Fishing Report

Weather has been challenging but fish still biting on West Kootenay lakes and streams

  • Jun 15, 2022
This 14-pound bull trout was caught on Kootenay Lake earlier this month. Photo: Kerry Reed
The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

BCHL releases 2022-23 league schedule

Showcase dates coming, 52 of 54 Trail Smoke Eaters games scheduled for the 2022-23 season

The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Rebels golden again!

The West Kootenay team includes players from Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and Salmo

The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted
Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey

Trail icon inspires ballplayers at Teck coaching series

Olympic bronze medalist Lauren Bay Regula held a fun afternoon of instruction for local players

Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey
Pride Gym fighter Keanan Paterchuk earned a first round victory and the light-heavyweight title at the Proving Grounds Mixed Martial Arts Fights in Liberty, Wash.

Pride Gym fighter wins Proving Ground MMA title

Keanan Paterchuk captures light-heavyweight title with decisive win over Chris “Giant Killer” Gamby

Pride Gym fighter Keanan Paterchuk earned a first round victory and the light-heavyweight title at the Proving Grounds Mixed Martial Arts Fights in Liberty, Wash.