Local Sports

The Ballenas Whalers junior girls volleyball team proudly show off their 9th place plaque they received at the B.C. Junior Girls Volleyball Championships in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Whalers junior girls finish 9th at provincial volleyball championships

Team finished as Island’s top school at the high school tournament

(PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach artistic swimming club starts AquaGo program

Ravensong Waterdancers looking for new members

Jeremy Conn has taken a break from football and won’t coach for the Ballenas Whalers high school program next season. (Michael Briones photo)

Ballenas Whalers head coach Jeremy Conn takes a break from football

Former Whalers player Scott Childs to coach senior varsity team

Jeremy Conn has taken a break from football and won’t coach for the Ballenas Whalers high school program next season. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
Oceanside Generals forward Carter Johnson. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals split pair of weekend VIJHL contests

Gens fall 4-3 to Comox Valley, rally to beat Campbell River 5-3

Oceanside Generals forward Carter Johnson. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach’s new mayor Teunis Westbroek. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach mayor lines up priorities during his term

Westbroek excited to tackle challenges with new council

Qualicum Beach’s new mayor Teunis Westbroek. (PQB News file photo)
The 2022 Kwalikum Kondors senior boys high school basketball team. (Submitted photo)

Kwalikum Kondors set for 2022-23 high school boys hoop season

Kondors play first league game against Ladysmith Dec. 6

The 2022 Kwalikum Kondors senior boys high school basketball team. (Submitted photo)
Carter Johnson is the all-time points leader for the Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals Facebook photo)

Johnson sets all-time scoring record as Generals take down Wolves 6-2

Oceanside forward passes Landon Dziadyk on team points list

Carter Johnson is the all-time points leader for the Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals Facebook photo)
Oceanside Generals goalie Matthew Hutchison has a unique view of the action. (Michael Briones)
Oceanside Generals goalie Matthew Hutchison has a unique view of the action. (Michael Briones)
Oceanside Lions junior bantam team against Westshore Warriors. (Michael Briones photo)

Oceanside Lions football teams reflect on successful season

Coaches can’t wait to work with players again

Oceanside Lions junior bantam team against Westshore Warriors. (Michael Briones photo)
The Oceanside U18 team proudly show off the gold medal they won at the 2022 Cloverdale Memorial Tournament. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside U18 squad captures Cloverdale hockey tournament title

PQB side beats Powell River 5-1 for gold medal

The Oceanside U18 team proudly show off the gold medal they won at the 2022 Cloverdale Memorial Tournament. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Icebreakers celebrate their gold medal win at the Remembrance Day Female Face-off hockey tourney held in Sooke. (Facebook photo)
The Oceanside Icebreakers celebrate their gold medal win at the Remembrance Day Female Face-off hockey tourney held in Sooke. (Facebook photo)
Oceanside Generals Carter Johnson and Nolan Wyatt try to poke the puck against the Victoria Cougars. (Michael Briones photo)
Oceanside Generals Carter Johnson and Nolan Wyatt try to poke the puck against the Victoria Cougars. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers running back Kooper Chambers got stopped by John Barsby Bulldogs as he tries to gain some yardage. (Karl Yu photo)

Ballenas Whalers see football season end after tough 32-20 loss to John Barsby Bulldogs

Coach says too many penalties cost Parksville squad against Nanaimo rivals

Ballenas Whalers running back Kooper Chambers got stopped by John Barsby Bulldogs as he tries to gain some yardage. (Karl Yu photo)
Coombs product Brandon Nicoll, who plays for the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders in the NCAA (Div. 2), has signed with the Nanaimo NightOwls in the West Coast League. (SAUM photo)
Coombs product Brandon Nicoll, who plays for the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders in the NCAA (Div. 2), has signed with the Nanaimo NightOwls in the West Coast League. (SAUM photo)
The Ballenas Whalers junior girls volleyball team proudly display the silver medal they won at the Island Championships. (Submitted photo)
The Ballenas Whalers junior girls volleyball team proudly display the silver medal they won at the Island Championships. (Submitted photo)
Joe and Chris Martino. (Submitted photos)

PODCAST: Father-and-son coaching duo discuss history of Parksville football in new book

PQBeat: Martinos detail ‘It Takes a Posse’, plus another project in the works

Joe and Chris Martino. (Submitted photos)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)