James Clarke

Parksville's U14 Rage team

Rage mine silver

Parksville’s U14 Girls Rage fastball team went 5-1 on the field and captured a silver medal in Port Alberni last weekend.

  • May 30, 2013
Parksville's U14 Rage team
Oceanside’s Shayna Twamley was recently honoured as the top ref on Vancouver Island.

Twamley named ref of the year

Ballenas student awarded the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association’s Official of the Year award for 2012-2013.

  • May 30, 2013
Oceanside’s Shayna Twamley was recently honoured as the top ref on Vancouver Island.
The Eagles’ Peter Roland bursts through the Old Boys during Manly Cup action on Sunday.

Shady Eagles are Manly

Shady Rest Eagles FC is nearing the end of its 39th to be exact, making it one of the oldest football clubs on Vancouver Island.

  • May 28, 2013
The Eagles’ Peter Roland bursts through the Old Boys during Manly Cup action on Sunday.
Happy young soccer players were popping up on pitches throughout Parksville on the weekend as part of the Mini Word Cup.

Kids get a kick out of world cup

1,350 young soccer players (and their parents and coaches) converged on Parksville over the weekend for the second annual Mini World Cup.

  • May 28, 2013
Happy young soccer players were popping up on pitches throughout Parksville on the weekend as part of the Mini Word Cup.
Senior outfielder Sam Visona had a couple hits

Royals experience drought despite the rain

It may be wet but Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals are in the midst of a drought where wins go

  • May 28, 2013
Senior outfielder Sam Visona had a couple hits
Oceanside’s Alison Grecht

OBMX’s new track

Local club’s 13th season is up and running with a new track

  • May 23, 2013
Oceanside’s Alison Grecht
SURE SIGN OF SPRING: The bees of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region are getting busy

Busy bees in Parksville

The bees of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region are getting busy,

  • May 23, 2013
SURE SIGN OF SPRING: The bees of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region are getting busy
Oceanside’s Midget Sharks savour their gold medal win in Richmond.

Sharks bite off gold in Richmond tournament

Oceanside’s Midget Sharks mined themselves a gold medal on the mainland last weekend, going unbeaten at 4-0-1

  • May 23, 2013
Oceanside’s Midget Sharks savour their gold medal win in Richmond.
Royals’ local senior short stop Justin Dieleman makes a great stab to rob a Blue Jay of a sure base hit and an RBI during B.C.’s Best baseball action up at Springwood last weekend.

B.C.’s Best loses six games to rain

The 2013 B.C.’s Best baseball tournament is in the books despite the monsoon conditions.

  • May 23, 2013
Royals’ local senior short stop Justin Dieleman makes a great stab to rob a Blue Jay of a sure base hit and an RBI during B.C.’s Best baseball action up at Springwood last weekend.
Ballenas Secondary School’s Sr. Girls soccer team may be on the young side but they look poised to make some noise at the upcoming provincial championships.

Whaler girls through to B.C. championships

The Whalers are through to the BC High School AA Sr. Girls provincial soccer championships.

  • May 21, 2013
Ballenas Secondary School’s Sr. Girls soccer team may be on the young side but they look poised to make some noise at the upcoming provincial championships.
The Whalley Chiefs’ six-foot-six-inch pitcher/outfielder Adam Loewen

B.C.’s Best back for crack at title

Springwood Park will be baseball central once again this weekend as nine teams take to the fields for the annual B.C.’s Best Tournament.

  • May 16, 2013
The Whalley Chiefs’ six-foot-six-inch pitcher/outfielder Adam Loewen
The Oceanside Blue Onions’ Christian Geiger stands ready in the batters box during last weekend’s inaugural Royals’ Oceanside Peewee/Bantam tournament.

Peewee/Bantam tournament

Thirteen teams from up and down Island and Lower Mainland turned out for the inaugural Royals’ Oceanside Peewee/Bantam tournament.

  • May 16, 2013
The Oceanside Blue Onions’ Christian Geiger stands ready in the batters box during last weekend’s inaugural Royals’ Oceanside Peewee/Bantam tournament.
PTA’S plucky six-year-old yellow stripe Mickey Foster on his way to a gold medal in sparring at last Saturday’s Vancouver Island Taekwondo Championships held in Parksville.

Taekwondo Championship success

The 2013 Vancouver Island Taekwondo Championships is in the can, and the future of the sport looks to be on solid footing in these parts.

  • May 16, 2013
PTA’S plucky six-year-old yellow stripe Mickey Foster on his way to a gold medal in sparring at last Saturday’s Vancouver Island Taekwondo Championships held in Parksville.

KSS golf team after third Island title

Kwalikum Secondary’s golf team took to the greens at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach gunning for third straight Island title.

  • May 16, 2013
Local lefty Kylie Frederick makes her CPGA pro debut this month.

‘Lefty’ ready for life on the road

Ballenas Secondary School graduate Kylie Frederick heading off to play in the CPGA

  • May 7, 2013
Local lefty Kylie Frederick makes her CPGA pro debut this month.
Local standout Beth Goodman is one of two local girls selected to participate at the upcoming U18 Girls B.C. Cup.

Girls off to U18 tournament

Two local players among just 14 chosen from Island

  • May 7, 2013
Local standout Beth Goodman is one of two local girls selected to participate at the upcoming U18 Girls B.C. Cup.
Oceanside Minor Bastball marked the official start of the season on Sunday.

270 young players gather for opening

Oceanside Minor Baseball marked the official start of the season with its annual opening ceremonies at Springwood Old on Sunday

  • Apr 30, 2013
Oceanside Minor Bastball marked the official start of the season on Sunday.
“Amazing throwing athlete” Serena Woolnough on her way to a first place finish in the hammer event.

Oceanside track strong in bad conditions

Thirty-five youngsters from the Oceanside Track and Field Club “battled gale force winds and sideways rain,” in Sidney recently

  • Apr 30, 2013
“Amazing throwing athlete” Serena Woolnough on her way to a first place finish in the hammer event.
Qualicum cowgirl Rachel Robinson and her horse Indy at work during Sunday's cattle sorting event.

Western Weekend without a hitch

Locals in the mix help make Oceanside event a great weekend for all

  • Apr 30, 2013
Qualicum cowgirl Rachel Robinson and her horse Indy at work during Sunday's cattle sorting event.
Sam Visona and the rest of the Parksville Royals are in action up at Inouye/Wallace Field on Sunday to take on the Vancouver Cannons.

Royals home Sunday

Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals are ready to bring their A-game to the ball park this weekend after going 1-for-4 on the mainland.

  • Apr 25, 2013
Sam Visona and the rest of the Parksville Royals are in action up at Inouye/Wallace Field on Sunday to take on the Vancouver Cannons.