Sports

Sooke’s U14 C division girls’ fastball team hosted a bottle drive to raise money for their trip to provincials in Abbotsford. L-R Madison Riddell, Hannah Gillie, Charlotte Prill, Danika Gant, Lily Woodruff, and Bre Baker. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Sooke’s U-14 girls fastball team covering the bases for trip to provincials

C-division team raising funds for trip to Abbotsford following a perfect season

Sooke’s U14 C division girls’ fastball team hosted a bottle drive to raise money for their trip to provincials in Abbotsford. L-R Madison Riddell, Hannah Gillie, Charlotte Prill, Danika Gant, Lily Woodruff, and Bre Baker. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Lacrosse box moving forward in Sooke at long last

The multi-purpose sports box should be ready for games early 2022

Drawing of the proposed multi-purpose sports box development plan. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
For $40, participants will receive a disc and 18-hole round of disc golf. (Courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon)

Easter Seals to hold fundraiser for children with disabilities

Disc golf event will raise funds to send children, youth to summer camp at Camp Shawnigan

  • Jul 5, 2021
For $40, participants will receive a disc and 18-hole round of disc golf. (Courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon)
PACE Multisport Dodge City X, the Comox Valley’s marquee off-road triathlon, returns to Cumberland, Sept. 18. Photo submitted

Off-road triathlon returns to the Comox Valley

PACE Multisport Dodge City X will once again serve as the BC Cross Triathlon Championships

PACE Multisport Dodge City X, the Comox Valley’s marquee off-road triathlon, returns to Cumberland, Sept. 18. Photo submitted
Sooke Home Hardware staff presented Marilyn Erickson with a cheque for $6,000 towards resurfacing the courts at Art Morris Park. Pictured are Nicki Kathler (left), Marilyn Erickson, Terri Eriksen and Kaaras Tyler. (Submitted - Sooke Tennis and Pickleball Group)

Funds raised for three dedicated pickleball courts in Sooke

Contributions from members, Home Hardware, the district and more put the club over the top

Sooke Home Hardware staff presented Marilyn Erickson with a cheque for $6,000 towards resurfacing the courts at Art Morris Park. Pictured are Nicki Kathler (left), Marilyn Erickson, Terri Eriksen and Kaaras Tyler. (Submitted - Sooke Tennis and Pickleball Group)
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Diet, exercise key to good health

In North America, 1 in 10 people is diabetic and 1 in 3 is pre-diabetic

  • Jun 11, 2021
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)
A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)

Sailing association expanding youth programs

New dock system will soon be in operation at Sooke Bay Marine

A new dock will allow the Sooke Sailing Association to expand its summer offering to youth. (Contributed - Sooke Sailing Association)
A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)

50 people expected to be able to attend B.C. sports games this summer

By fall, people in B.C. could be back to watching sports in person with no limit to the number of spectators

A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)
Junior rowers with the Victoria City Rowing Club, (left to right) Teagan Zecher, Eryn Whale, Hui-Lin Shan, Willow Tzonev, Quinn Parfitt and Stella Graham, won the Rowing Canada Aviron Row to Tokyo challenge and are looking forward to getting back in the crew boats after the pandemic. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Young Greater Victoria rowers find community during solitary training sessions

Rowers train virtually, social distanced at Elk Lake amid COVID-19 restrictions

Junior rowers with the Victoria City Rowing Club, (left to right) Teagan Zecher, Eryn Whale, Hui-Lin Shan, Willow Tzonev, Quinn Parfitt and Stella Graham, won the Rowing Canada Aviron Row to Tokyo challenge and are looking forward to getting back in the crew boats after the pandemic. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Gwen Spencer Hethey is one of four athletes being inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame this year. Here, she is pictured with her mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)

Four new names added to Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

Matt Pettinger, Gwen Spencer Hethey, Peter Lawless and Roger Skillings being inducted

Gwen Spencer Hethey is one of four athletes being inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame this year. Here, she is pictured with her mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)
Ford Preston, 12, is collecting gently used sports equipment to make sure every youth is able to participate, no matter the price. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

12-year-old lacrosse player on a mission to make sure everyone can play sports

Ford Preston is collecting gently used equipment to be distributed to youth on the West Shore

Ford Preston, 12, is collecting gently used sports equipment to make sure every youth is able to participate, no matter the price. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Alex Kopacz says he’s never felt so close to the grave. The Olympic champion brakeman in men’s bobsled is in hospital with COVID-19. (Twitter/Alex Kopacz)

31-year-old Canadian Olympic bobsleigh champion hospitalized from COVID-19

Alex Kopacz entered London University Hospital on Wednesday and required oxygen to help him breathe

Alex Kopacz says he’s never felt so close to the grave. The Olympic champion brakeman in men’s bobsled is in hospital with COVID-19. (Twitter/Alex Kopacz)
Former Highlands resident Josh Reaume was suspended by NASCAR last fall for a social media post and was recently reinstated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Greater Victoria racer welcomed back to NASCAR after suspension

A toaster strudel got Josh Reaume disciplined last year

Former Highlands resident Josh Reaume was suspended by NASCAR last fall for a social media post and was recently reinstated. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) usually resolves itself in 72 hours. Treat it by drinking as much water as you can, walking until warm, followed by light stretching and anti-inflammatory pain medication, says fitness trainer Ron Cain. (Siri Stafford - Metro Creative)

FITNESS: Exercise can be a pain in the butt

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is normal and perfectly OK

  • Mar 23, 2021
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) usually resolves itself in 72 hours. Treat it by drinking as much water as you can, walking until warm, followed by light stretching and anti-inflammatory pain medication, says fitness trainer Ron Cain. (Siri Stafford - Metro Creative)
This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano

VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds reveals he’s ‘Bruce’ from Ottawa Public Health’s viral tweet

The Vancouver-born actor claims responsibility for a seeming social media misfire during the game

This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano
Three-hundred participants competed in the TriStars Sooke 10K in 2019. (Sooke News Mirror file photo)

Sooke 10K sets virtual pace

Runners may be running alone, but they can still feel as if they’re part of a larger group

Three-hundred participants competed in the TriStars Sooke 10K in 2019. (Sooke News Mirror file photo)
John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar dies by suicide after charges

John Geddert was charged with turning his Michigan gym into a human trafficking hub to abuse girls

John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)
A balanced meal is the best way to lose weight, says personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay photo)

RON CAIN: To carb or not to carb, that’s the question

A balanced meal is the best way to diet

A balanced meal is the best way to lose weight, says personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay photo)
Like many minor sports this winter, the association’s teams have had their on-ice activities limited to practices most of the season because of public health restrictions. (File - Bruce Hogarth)

Sooke minor hockey hoping for rebound

Registration for new season began Monday

Like many minor sports this winter, the association’s teams have had their on-ice activities limited to practices most of the season because of public health restrictions. (File - Bruce Hogarth)