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New Cowichan Capitals operations manager Kristen Siermachesky captained the Syracuse women’s hockey team to its first conference title in 2021 and a year later was named ACC rowing’s newcomer of the year at UNC. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)

Hockey and rowing star joins Cowichan Capitals front office

Kristen Siermachesky will serve as operations manager

New Cowichan Capitals operations manager Kristen Siermachesky captained the Syracuse women’s hockey team to its first conference title in 2021 and a year later was named ACC rowing’s newcomer of the year at UNC. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)
New Cowichan Valley Capitals assistant coach Jamie Jackson, centre, celebrates winning the Pacific regional U18 championship with the Vancouver North East Chiefs this spring. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)

Cowichan Capitals name Jamie Jackson assistant coach

Jackson brings lengthy resume, including 2022 U18 Pacific region championship

New Cowichan Valley Capitals assistant coach Jamie Jackson, centre, celebrates winning the Pacific regional U18 championship with the Vancouver North East Chiefs this spring. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Cowichan Piggies junior players Iain Anderton-Teasdale and Jaxson Jones won gold with the BC Bears in the U16 and U18 divisions, respectively, at the Western Canadian Rugby Championships. (Becky Teasdale photo)

Cowichan players help BC Bears to gold sweep at Western Canadian Rugby Championships

Bears finish first in boys and girls U16 and U18 divisions

Cowichan Piggies junior players Iain Anderton-Teasdale and Jaxson Jones won gold with the BC Bears in the U16 and U18 divisions, respectively, at the Western Canadian Rugby Championships. (Becky Teasdale photo)
Duncan product and national team member Sara Goodman signs autographs for young fans during a field hockey camp at the Cowichan Sportsplex earlier this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Mixed results for Cowichan Valley athletes at Commonwealth Games

Breen suffers concussion early in rugby sevens tournament

Duncan product and national team member Sara Goodman signs autographs for young fans during a field hockey camp at the Cowichan Sportsplex earlier this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jamie Roberts beats the throw to second base during the second game of the Mid-Island Brewers’ SIBL semifinal doubleheader against the Layritz Monarchs at Evans Park last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Extra-innings walkoff helps propel Mid-Island Brewers back to SIBL final

Brew Crew sweeps Monarchs, on verge of championship repeat

Jamie Roberts beats the throw to second base during the second game of the Mid-Island Brewers’ SIBL semifinal doubleheader against the Layritz Monarchs at Evans Park last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the 2021 Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic. (Citizen file)

Closson Classic returns to Cowichan’s Glenora Park this weekend

Fundraising tournament will feature beer garden, silent auction

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the 2021 Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic. (Citizen file)
A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Family escapes, but house a “total loss” after fire in Mill Bay

1 dog died in blaze, but other pets managed to get out

A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BC Summer Games gold medallist Loryn Roberts. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)

Cowichan wrestlers battle to team gold at Summer Games

4 individual medals added to dual meet title

BC Summer Games gold medallist Loryn Roberts. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)
June Student of the Month Isaac Burdge accepts his certificate from then-Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry, flanked by then-Lake Cowichan School principal Jamie Doyle and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
June Student of the Month Isaac Burdge accepts his certificate from then-Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry, flanked by then-Lake Cowichan School principal Jamie Doyle and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Pickleball players compete in the 2022 Cowichan Lake Pickleball Open Tournament. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Pickleball tournament returns to Lake Cowichan courts

Lots of support from community and businesses make event a success

Pickleball players compete in the 2022 Cowichan Lake Pickleball Open Tournament. (Kathryn Swan photo)
BC Summer Games silver medallists Ella Hudon, Sofia Atkins and Ava Ference. (Submitted by Shannon Atkins)

Shawnigan players and coaches help Zone 6 to rugby silver

Final was a ‘feat of physicality and passion’

BC Summer Games silver medallists Ella Hudon, Sofia Atkins and Ava Ference. (Submitted by Shannon Atkins)
Addison Urqhuart and Nate Akhurst display the gold medals they won with the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan lacrosse players win Summer Games gold

Youngest players on Island team pulled their weight as team went undefeated

Addison Urqhuart and Nate Akhurst display the gold medals they won with the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley track and field athletes who competed at the 2022 BC Summer Games. Back row: Makenna Forcier, Annette Blumel and Danika Lazenby. Front row: Tori Johnston, Nova Wedmann-Kent and Alexa Dow. 
Missing: Ethan Chen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New friends and medal haul highlight BC Summer Games for Cowichan athletes

Track and field athletes bring home seven medals from Prince George

Cowichan Valley track and field athletes who competed at the 2022 BC Summer Games. Back row: Makenna Forcier, Annette Blumel and Danika Lazenby. Front row: Tori Johnston, Nova Wedmann-Kent and Alexa Dow. 
Missing: Ethan Chen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Abby Huck (left) and Madison Savory (second from right) display their gold medals along with Zone 6 coach Nicola Horwood and teammate Brooke Mauke. (Submitted by Monni Savory)

Cowichan water-skiers splash to Summer Games gold

Madison Savory wins in trick, Abby Huck wins in jump

Abby Huck (left) and Madison Savory (second from right) display their gold medals along with Zone 6 coach Nicola Horwood and teammate Brooke Mauke. (Submitted by Monni Savory)
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Cowichan Valley athletes off to Canada Summer Games

Valley will be represented in basketball, lacrosse, cycling and rowing

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Agata Minka and Anya Prokopchuk won double gold medals at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Agata Minka and Anya Prokopchuk won double gold medals at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Mid-Island Brewers sweep past Pirates in SIBL quarter-finals

Brewers host semifinal doubleheader at Evans Park Saturday

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MacDowell Rugby camp comes to Cowichan this week

Valley product George Barton headlines list of elite instructors

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A pickleball demonstration at the grand opening of the Shawnigan Lake pickleball courts on June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Big summer for Cowichan’s pickleball community

2 new facilities open in South Cowichan with total of 10 courts

A pickleball demonstration at the grand opening of the Shawnigan Lake pickleball courts on June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
U11 ballplayers are joined by Gord Closson, Jesse Davis, Bill Flynn and Kiyo Oye prior to the start of the sandlot game in memory of Avery Oye last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Junior Baseball sandlot game honours Avery Oye

11-year-old ballplayer died in July 2021

U11 ballplayers are joined by Gord Closson, Jesse Davis, Bill Flynn and Kiyo Oye prior to the start of the sandlot game in memory of Avery Oye last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)