Local Sports

It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Nothing set for Cowichan’s Groenendijks in volleyball due to COVID

Danielle’s chance at a fourth straight national title blocked while Doug awaits return to Europe

It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20. (Citizen file)

Kerry Park Islanders pause season due to COVID orders

Safety and solidarity with older players named as reasons

Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20. (Citizen file)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
Duncan Christian School students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Two Cowichan Valley schools among tops in Pandemic Challenge

Duncan Christian and Shawnigan win respective categories in virtual cross-country event

Duncan Christian School students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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Late goal gives Fury edge over Quw’utsun

Local battle only game possible under sports travel ban

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Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Isles victorious before league shutdown

The Kerry Park Islanders were able to sneak in one last game…

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals’ exhibition season cut short

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison up for national bursary

20-year-old finished fifth in Canada Life Series this summer

Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)
Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Capitals’ weekend games postponed

The BCHL has announced the cancellation of all weekend games, including the…

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Fury play to another draw

Quw’utsun edged by Lakehill in Victoria

The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
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)