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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)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Ultramarathoner takes aim in Cowichan at 130-year-old record for charity

Jerry Hughes will run for six days at the Cowichan Sportsplex this month

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
Cowichan’s Nicole Pugh collects the ball deep in the Gorge end during her team’s season opener at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United runs with the big guns

Women’s soccer team holds its own against defending Div. 1 champs

Cowichan’s Nicole Pugh collects the ball deep in the Gorge end during her team’s season opener at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Matt Arnett of the Cowichan 49ers gets his head on the ball during his team’s recent meeting with the Cowichan Steelheads. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen0

Cowichan 49ers make improvements against UVic

Steelheads still looking for first goal of season

Matt Arnett of the Cowichan 49ers gets his head on the ball during his team’s recent meeting with the Cowichan Steelheads. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen0
NIFA’s Danni Dawson moves the ball past centre during last Sunday’s match against Gorge at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NIFA Pacific opens Div. 3 season

Debut match for new soccer club a loss to Gorge

NIFA’s Danni Dawson moves the ball past centre during last Sunday’s match against Gorge at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park Islanders players celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

Three-goal first propels Kerry Park Islanders to win over Wolves

Monteith makes 40-plus saves for second straight game

Kerry Park Islanders players celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Defenceman Cullen Ferguson had a goal and an assist as the Caps took the Nanaimo Clippers into a shootout last Friday, one of three games in four days for the busy Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Busy Cowichan Capitals get a look at newcomers

Caps play three games in four nights before two-week break

Defenceman Cullen Ferguson had a goal and an assist as the Caps took the Nanaimo Clippers into a shootout last Friday, one of three games in four days for the busy Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Fury’s Conor Williams steals the ball from a JDF Kings player during Saturday’s Div. 3 match at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Fury play to another tie on the road

Tolfo and Smith each score two for Div. 3 team

The Cowichan Fury’s Conor Williams steals the ball from a JDF Kings player during Saturday’s Div. 3 match at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Bulldogs’ Ben Wilson runs the 40-yard dash during the Vancouver Island football combine at McAdam Park on Oct. 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Island football players meet in Cowichan for combine

48 players test their skills in bid for provincial programs

The Cowichan Bulldogs’ Ben Wilson runs the 40-yard dash during the Vancouver Island football combine at McAdam Park on Oct. 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)