High School Sports

Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)
Ballenas Whalers players go hard during spring training. (Michael Briones photo)

Ballenas Whalers draw 40 players to spring football training sessions

Coach Jeremy Conn hopes for return to game action in the fall

Ballenas Whalers players go hard during spring training. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football players get in off-season workouts

Coach Smith says training key to high school team’s success

Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)
Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football players missing out on final season of high school career

Parksville pair hope to play the game at another level in the future

Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Whalers football coach Dan Smith visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with UBC football legend and Ballenas Whalers head coach Dan Smith

Podcast: Talk includes today’s quarterbacks, methods of coaching, Warren Moon and more

Ballenas Whalers football coach Dan Smith visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
VIU Mariners coach Larry Stefanek. (Black Press File Photo)

Parksville soccer coach Stefanek earns special national certification

VIU Mariners head coach one of 30 in Canada to complete program

VIU Mariners coach Larry Stefanek. (Black Press File Photo)
Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Future still uncertain for B.C. high school sports this fall

B.C. School Sports working on detailed return-to-sport plan

Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Spencer Bradbury of Ballenas Secondary has drawn interest from Canadian and American Universities. (File Photo)
Spencer Bradbury of Ballenas Secondary has drawn interest from Canadian and American Universities. (File Photo)
The Kwalikum Secondary international students Cristina Cervillam, left, and Lucia Puche, who are from Spain are enjoying playing for the Kondors senior girls basketball team. (Michael Briones phto)

Spanish basketball players enjoy hoop life at Kwalikum Secondary

International students use sports to overcome stress, boredom while far from home

The Kwalikum Secondary international students Cristina Cervillam, left, and Lucia Puche, who are from Spain are enjoying playing for the Kondors senior girls basketball team. (Michael Briones phto)
The School District 69 (Qualicum) board supports an eight-lane competitive track for the Ballenas track upgrade project. (File photo)

Qualicum school district board reiterates support for 8-lane track at Ballenas Secondary

Officials pen another letter to Regional District of Nanaimo to clarify position

The School District 69 (Qualicum) board supports an eight-lane competitive track for the Ballenas track upgrade project. (File photo)
Ballenas Whalers senior varsity quarterback Ben Chomolok receives the Most Valuable Player award from head coach Dan Smith. (Beth Robinson photo)
Ballenas Whalers senior varsity quarterback Ben Chomolok receives the Most Valuable Player award from head coach Dan Smith. (Beth Robinson photo)