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Left from right, Isaiah, Mike and Lucas Dash with the trophies Mike won. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

32 years later, Island racer clocks first Western Speedway win — at track’s finish

Mike Dash says he’ll be sad when the Western Speedway closes, where he’s been racing since 1989

 

PHSS girls volleyball team. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy Secondary School girls volleyball team continues to shine

The team’s working towards the Sr. Girls A Volleyball Island Championships in Cowichan on Nov. 12-13

 

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

 

Port Hardy Secondary School senior girls volleyball team. (Submitted photo)

Senior girls volleyball returns to the North Island courts

PHSS ending up winning three straight victories over NISS

Port Hardy Secondary School senior girls volleyball team. (Submitted photo)
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander cycles across Canada for summer adventure

Campbell River’s Alexis Barbot rode 7,000 km across country

Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
From left to right, Kwakiutl Hereditary Chief David Knox, Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas, and Kwakiutl Chief Councillor Ross Hunt Jr. in front of the District of Port Hardy’s new recreation marquee. (District of Port Hardy photo)

Port Hardy gets funding to help families pay for minor hockey

Jumpstart has now disbursed funding to more than 1,200 organizations across Canada

From left to right, Kwakiutl Hereditary Chief David Knox, Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas, and Kwakiutl Chief Councillor Ross Hunt Jr. in front of the District of Port Hardy’s new recreation marquee. (District of Port Hardy photo)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan cheers on “home-town” rowing team at Tokyo Olympics

All Olympic rowers from Canada trained at Quamichan Lake

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)
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Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association talks upcoming 2021-2022 season

PHMHA is taking applications for coaches, assistant coaches, and youth on-ice mentors

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The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy skatepark grant funding declined by government

Coun. Fred Robertson said that any plans to build a brand new skatepark are ‘probably on hold’

The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
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North Island Eagles give update on the upcoming 2021-2022 season

The North Island Eagles minor rep hockey teams are getting ready for…

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Men’s and Ladies Nights are back at Seven Hills Golf & Country Club

With COVID-19 restrictions starting to loosen up, the Seven Hills Golf &…

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The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)
Seven Hills Golf and Country Club sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Fairway construction going on at Seven Hills Golf & Country Club

The new fairway is looking like it will be ready for the coming summer months.

Seven Hills Golf and Country Club sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
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Port Hardy Minor Hockey hands out year-end awards

The ‘Outstanding Parent Volunteer Award’ went to Kimberly Hunt and Blair Isaac.

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The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island-bound snowbirds settle for winter pickleball at home

Chemainus couple makes the most of conditions to keep playing the sport they love

Marc Sommer and Bev Anderson bat the ball around at Fuller Lake Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Broughton Curling Club. (Clint Fiske photo)

Broughton Curling Club might end season by mid-December

The club is weighing the options and will see what the turnout continues to look like week by week.

Broughton Curling Club. (Clint Fiske photo)
PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY 
Tyson’s Thoughts is a column posted online at northislandgazette.com and in print on Wednesday’s. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? Email editor@northislandgazette.com

Reliving memories of past glory on the mats

My Facebook memories reminded me of an important milestone in my previous athletic career.

PROFILE PHOTO COURTESY OF KIMBERLEY KUFAAS PHOTOGRAPHY 
Tyson’s Thoughts is a column posted online at northislandgazette.com and in print on Wednesday’s. Have some thoughts about my thoughts? Email editor@northislandgazette.com