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The West Kootenay Rebels brought home gold from the U16C Girls BC Softball Championship in Quesnel last weekend. Back row, from left: Coach Ryan Ferreira, Mary Colwell, Kadence Ferreira, Kendal DeRosa, Jorja Cutt, Emma Degan, and Coach Jeff DeRosa. Middle row: Allison Soukeroff. Front from left: Andraya Lok, Avery Zanussi, Brook Jessup, Kyla Jones, and Rhiannon Isaacs. Missing : Allie Richdale.

West Kootenay U16 Rebels take home provincial gold

West Kootenay Rebels fastball team battle hard to win the BC U16C Fastball Championship

  • Jul 18, 2019
The West Kootenay Rebels brought home gold from the U16C Girls BC Softball Championship in Quesnel last weekend. Back row, from left: Coach Ryan Ferreira, Mary Colwell, Kadence Ferreira, Kendal DeRosa, Jorja Cutt, Emma Degan, and Coach Jeff DeRosa. Middle row: Allison Soukeroff. Front from left: Andraya Lok, Avery Zanussi, Brook Jessup, Kyla Jones, and Rhiannon Isaacs. Missing : Allie Richdale.
Trail Stingrays members gather round Guts and Glory swimmer Layla Paxton (front-centre) after she completed the 400-m IM event against a swimmer from each of the seven Kootenay teams.

Stingrays swim with Sharks in Colville

The Trail Stingrays competed in the Colville Sharks annual swim meet last weekend

Trail Stingrays members gather round Guts and Glory swimmer Layla Paxton (front-centre) after she completed the 400-m IM event against a swimmer from each of the seven Kootenay teams.
The season may have ended, but the Timberwolves will be recruiting all year long.                                 (Photo credit: Steven Martin)

Season ends on downbeat, but Timberwolves look ahead

Defeated by Cranbrook on weekend tournament

  • Jul 12, 2019
The season may have ended, but the Timberwolves will be recruiting all year long.                                 (Photo credit: Steven Martin)
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Greater Trail riders make successful return to BC Cup circuit

Greater Trail riders make successful return to BC Cup circuit

Rossland downhill rider Bodhi Kuhn tops podium in two consecutive races

Greater Trail riders make successful return to BC Cup circuit
Trail inventors in the running for TELUS Pitch prize

Trail inventors in the running for TELUS Pitch prize

Vote for local inventors’ Rod Sprocket, the ultimate rod holder

Trail inventors in the running for TELUS Pitch prize
Trail videographer Jordan Stobel films “Sport Fishing on the Fly” host Don Freschi fighting a rainbow on the Columbia River with the slopes of Red Mountain looming in the background. Freschi is launching ontheflyadventures.ca this coming week, a portal to many of Freschi’s ultimate fly-fishing experiences.  Jim Bailey photo

Host/creator of ‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ shares destination portal

‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ host Don Freschi hooks people up with the ultimate fly-fishing experience

Trail videographer Jordan Stobel films “Sport Fishing on the Fly” host Don Freschi fighting a rainbow on the Columbia River with the slopes of Red Mountain looming in the background. Freschi is launching ontheflyadventures.ca this coming week, a portal to many of Freschi’s ultimate fly-fishing experiences.  Jim Bailey photo
Brian Martin carrying the ball. Photo: Steven Martin

Timberwolves split weekend games against higher-tiered Alberta teams

Timberwolves rebound from loss to Calgary Axemen in win over Olds Stingers

  • Jun 14, 2019
Brian Martin carrying the ball. Photo: Steven Martin
Goaltender Kyle McIntosh making the save with Mitchell Bowman on defence.                                 Photo by Steven Martin

Timberwolves split weekend games against higher-tiered Alberta teams

Timberwolves rebound from loss to Calgary Axemen in win over Olds Stingers

  • Jun 13, 2019
Goaltender Kyle McIntosh making the save with Mitchell Bowman on defence.                                 Photo by Steven Martin
Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.

Katie Yuris receives BC Hockey Coach of the Year

Katie Yuris, coach of West Kootenay Wildcats, honoured with the Ernie Gare Coach of the Year Award

Trail native Katie Yuris (left) won the Coach of the Year Award from BC Hockey and says she wouldn’t have received the award if not for the support of sister McKayla (right), who is co-coach of the West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team.
Community Futures-Greater Trail launched its wesportfish.com website to promote sport-fishing on the Columbia River and its surrounding communities. Jim Bailey photo.

Community Futures launches Columbia River sport-fishing website

Website promotes Columbia River’s excellent sport fishing and local communities and businesses

Community Futures-Greater Trail launched its wesportfish.com website to promote sport-fishing on the Columbia River and its surrounding communities. Jim Bailey photo.
Close game between lacrosse rivals ends in overtime tie

Close game between lacrosse rivals ends in overtime tie

Coach thrilled with the fan support and the Timberwolves performance.

Close game between lacrosse rivals ends in overtime tie
Dustin Perepolkin of Castlegar approaches the Yetti net. (Photo by: Jennifer Small)

Higher-tiered teams nip West Kootenay Timberwolves at openers

But the tough competition makes the team stronger, says coach

  • May 16, 2019
Dustin Perepolkin of Castlegar approaches the Yetti net. (Photo by: Jennifer Small)
The Muddbunnies are looking for more women to join them in their cycling endeavours.                                 Photos submitted

Sophomore season opens for West Kootenay women’s bike club

‘We are a community of role models that love to ride dirt’

  • May 11, 2019
The Muddbunnies are looking for more women to join them in their cycling endeavours.                                 Photos submitted
Glen Kalesnkio (left) and Charles Bisset (right) worked out at Pride Gym in Trail in July. The two martial artists will join fellow inductees Greg Barber, Terry Jones, Glen Sanders, and Dr. Peter Dewdney at the Home of Champions Inductees ceremony at the Riverbelle on Thursday.  Jim Bailey photo

Home of Champions celebrate six more inductees

Six more of Greater Trail’s finest will have their names etched on the Home of Champions Monument

Glen Kalesnkio (left) and Charles Bisset (right) worked out at Pride Gym in Trail in July. The two martial artists will join fellow inductees Greg Barber, Terry Jones, Glen Sanders, and Dr. Peter Dewdney at the Home of Champions Inductees ceremony at the Riverbelle on Thursday.  Jim Bailey photo
Garrett Kucher with Rattlesnake Open low-gross-champion trophy. Submitted photos.

Greater Trail golfer rallies for second straight win at Rattlesnake Open

Garrett Kucher broke away from the pack in the final three holes to win the Rattlesnake Open

Garrett Kucher with Rattlesnake Open low-gross-champion trophy. Submitted photos.
A faceoff at last weekend’s game in Cranbrook. (Submitted photo)

Strong start to season for West Kootenay Timberwolves

Lacrosse team preps for home openers in two weeks

A faceoff at last weekend’s game in Cranbrook. (Submitted photo)
Major work has to be done on the Rossland arena before the fall. The Arena Society will build a case for supporting the long-term future of the facility. Photo: John Boivin

With future uncertain, supporters create Society for Rossland Arena

Full slate of directors will collect data, raise funds for facility

Major work has to be done on the Rossland arena before the fall. The Arena Society will build a case for supporting the long-term future of the facility. Photo: John Boivin
Rossland’s Sage Stefani (racing with Alberta Ski Cross) finished her cross-ski season with a 12th place finish at Saturday’s NorAm Race and a 14th at Sunday’s Canadian National Championships at Banff/Sunshine Village. The U19 Canadian Ski Cross Champions were also crowned on Sunday, with Stefani stepping onto the ladies’ U19 podium in third place. Canada’s best ski cross racers, including Canadian gold medalists from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, were at the event closing out the 2018-19 ski season. Photo submitted

Rossland skiier places third at U19 Canadian Ski Cross

Rossland’s Sage Stefani finished out a successful season.

Rossland’s Sage Stefani (racing with Alberta Ski Cross) finished her cross-ski season with a 12th place finish at Saturday’s NorAm Race and a 14th at Sunday’s Canadian National Championships at Banff/Sunshine Village. The U19 Canadian Ski Cross Champions were also crowned on Sunday, with Stefani stepping onto the ladies’ U19 podium in third place. Canada’s best ski cross racers, including Canadian gold medalists from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, were at the event closing out the 2018-19 ski season. Photo submitted
Kitefoiling coach Xantos Villegas gives some instruction to student Tayne Steven. Photo submitted

Rossland to be site of world’s first kitefoiling academy

The soon-to-be Olympic sport is expected to attact many youths to the academy

Kitefoiling coach Xantos Villegas gives some instruction to student Tayne Steven. Photo submitted
Craig Cunningham was back in Trail in December dropping the puck in a Trail Smoke Eaters pre-game ceremony honouring first responders. Trail Times file photo

New prosthetic skate gets former hockey pro from Trail back on the ice

Craig Cunningham lost his leg in 2016 after collapsing on the ice prior to an AHL game

Craig Cunningham was back in Trail in December dropping the puck in a Trail Smoke Eaters pre-game ceremony honouring first responders. Trail Times file photo