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NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NIFA Pacific’s improvement shows against Gorge

Cowichan-based club has made strides since debut

NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Elements not on Cowichan United’s side in loss

First-half wind helps Gorge, but dies before second half

Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders look rusty after two weeks off

Isles fall to Panthers, but vengeance could come soon

With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)

Ferguson commits, Cowichan Capitals add two from WHL

Between a two-week layoff to switch cohorts and the pandemic-related postponement of…

Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals upgrade forward lines with two trades

Caps get Bulawka from Vernon and Alexeev from Toronto Patriots

Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot

Defence keeps NIFA in it until the end

Div. 3 women lose third straight

NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)
The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)
Fury’s Alex Smith.
Fury’s Alex Smith.
Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan nails down first victory of Div. 1 soccer season

Players construct a masterful game plan from the foundation built during previous games

Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Back end solid, but Kerry Park offence fizzles

Isles muster one goal in back-to-back close losses

Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)

Cowichan’s Percillier scores in French Top 14 rugby debut

Mill Bay product and Brentwood grad gets late try for Stade Français

Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)
A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Caps contest a casualty of COVID-19 concerns

Visiting Powell River part of a health region shut down by the provincial health officer

A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)
NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

NIFA Pacific hold their own against Premier squad

Young squad gets its footing as season progresses

NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Fury score four once more

Quw’utsun FC suffers first defeat

Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)
Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

‘Shake ‘n Bake’ helps Cowichan 49ers cook Gorge

Gorge showed up for their home game with plenty of depth

Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Cowichan LMG’s Govinda Innes launches a kick during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

Every game better than the last for Cowichan LMG

“We’re definitely going in the right direction”

Cowichan LMG’s Govinda Innes launches a kick during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

United runs to win over tired Prospect Lake Premier team

Cowichan took full advantage, playing to a 1-0 victory

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)