High School Sports

Enzo Agostini (65) was a key player on defence and offence for the Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football star Agostini named to prestigious CFC Prospect Game

Coach pleased with special opportunity for towering lineman

 

Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary in Saanich. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Vancouver Island high school football star combines size, athleticism

6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald turns heads on and off the field

 

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
Kwalikum Kondors player Yianni Giakoumakis scored 17 points in their regular-season opener against Brooks Thunder. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach high school basketball teams return to hardcourt action

Whalers, Kondors happy to be playing once again after season lost to COVID-19

Kwalikum Kondors player Yianni Giakoumakis scored 17 points in their regular-season opener against Brooks Thunder. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers defensive and offensive linemen, from left, Enzo Agostini, Will Dubesky and Jonah Anderson were named to the 2021 B.C. High School Football AA All-Star team. (Michael Briones photos)
Ballenas Whalers defensive and offensive linemen, from left, Enzo Agostini, Will Dubesky and Jonah Anderson were named to the 2021 B.C. High School Football AA All-Star team. (Michael Briones photos)
Kwalikum Kondors earned a fourth-place showing at the recent 2021-22 Senior Girls Volleyball 2A Island Championships at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria. Team members, back row, from left: Liesl Domes, Olivia Panichelli, Sophie Bruner, Mckenna Eirikson, Ruthie McAllister, Peyton Yochim. Front, from left: Gigi Smith, Amelia Jewer, Sydney Gerke. (Submitted photo)
Kwalikum Kondors earned a fourth-place showing at the recent 2021-22 Senior Girls Volleyball 2A Island Championships at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria. Team members, back row, from left: Liesl Domes, Olivia Panichelli, Sophie Bruner, Mckenna Eirikson, Ruthie McAllister, Peyton Yochim. Front, from left: Gigi Smith, Amelia Jewer, Sydney Gerke. (Submitted photo)
The Ballenas Whalers senior volleyball team proudly show off their third place trophy that they won at the North Islands. They advanced to the Island Championships where they finished sixth. (Bobby Kitazaki photo)

Ballenas Whalers senior girls place sixth at Island high school volleyball championships

‘The girls really came together as a team for their final tournament’

The Ballenas Whalers senior volleyball team proudly show off their third place trophy that they won at the North Islands. They advanced to the Island Championships where they finished sixth. (Bobby Kitazaki photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineman Enzo Agostini (65) was named most valuable player defensive player in the BC Secondary Schools Football Association’s AA Coastal Conference. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineman Enzo Agostini (65) was named most valuable player defensive player in the BC Secondary Schools Football Association’s AA Coastal Conference. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Whalers will take on Carson Graham Eagles in the BC Secondary Schools Football Association regional quarter-final playoffs on Friday, Nov. 19, in North Vancouver. (Michael Briones photo)

Widespread flooding alters high school football playoff schedule for Ballenas Whalers

Parksville side will now take on Carson Graham Eagles in regional quarter-final

The Ballenas Whalers will take on Carson Graham Eagles in the BC Secondary Schools Football Association regional quarter-final playoffs on Friday, Nov. 19, in North Vancouver. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers quarterback Ryker Sansbury and Kooper Chambers sparked the team’s running game against the Holy Cross Crusaders. (Michael Briones photo)

Ballenas Whalers crush Holy Cross Crusaders 44-0 in high school football matchup

Ballenas looks for donations to help pay for playoff trip to Kamloops

Ballenas Whalers quarterback Ryker Sansbury and Kooper Chambers sparked the team’s running game against the Holy Cross Crusaders. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers defensive back Kyle Kearns makes a tackle on a Carson Graham Eagles player. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers defensive back Kyle Kearns makes a tackle on a Carson Graham Eagles player. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineback Cole Chislett gets ready to stop a Robert Bateman rusher. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineback Cole Chislett gets ready to stop a Robert Bateman rusher. (Michael Briones photo)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Ballenas Whalers ballcarrier Gage de Lerma fends off two Windsor Dukes players during BC High School Football action on Oct. 16, 2021. (Sheri Sansbury Pearson photo)
Ballenas Whalers ballcarrier Gage de Lerma fends off two Windsor Dukes players during BC High School Football action on Oct. 16, 2021. (Sheri Sansbury Pearson photo)
Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers defenders chase down a Langley Saints player during their conference game at Ballenas field on Friday, Sept. 25. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers defenders chase down a Langley Saints player during their conference game at Ballenas field on Friday, Sept. 25. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineman Enzo Agostini scored a touchdown against the Argyle Pipers. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Whalers lineman Enzo Agostini scored a touchdown against the Argyle Pipers. (PQB News file photo)