It was another big year for sports in the Cowichan Valley.
There were plenty of memorable moments in 2018, and these are a few of them. We couldn’t include everything that happened, but here are some highlights.
LMG Caps off record-setting Div. 1 season
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Colin Knight and Cowichan LMG set a club record for wins and points in a Div. 1 men’s soccer season as they won the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s regular-season title. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen) LMG Caps off record-setting Div. 1 season
Somto Dimonachie and Brentwood College School’s senior boys basketball team repeated as provincial AA champions in March. (Greg Laychak/Black Press) A target all season, Brentwood pulls off repeat
The Cowichan 49ers players repeated as Tony Grover Cup champions with a 4-1 win over Gorge at Royal Athletic Park in March. (Kelly Wallace photo) 49ers repeat as Tony Grover Cup champs
In just their first season of existence, Cowichan United won the George Smith Cup in March as Vancouver Island U21 soccer champions. (Kelly Wallace photo) Cowichan United claimes George Smith Cup
Shawnigan Lake School won gold at the AAA girls rugby provincial championships in May. Cowichan Secondary placed fifth, and Brentwood College was seventh in the AA division. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School) Shawnigan girls win provincial AAA rugby championship
Shawnigan Lake School finished second in the AAAA boys rugby provincial championships in May, and Brentwood College School had the same finish in the AA tournament. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School) Provincial silver for two Valley schools
Just over a year after receiving a life-saving liver transplant Cobble Hill’s Natalie Williams displays her three gold medals from the Canadian Transplant Games in July. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen) Cobble Hill woman’s inspiring recovery
Duncan’s Lindsay Hodgins won provincial and national titles in horseshoes during the summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen) National and B.C. horseshoes titles for Duncan’s Lindsay Hodgins
The junior B Cowichan Valley Thunder won the provincial championship over the Port Moody Thunder at the Q Centre in August. (Submitted) Cowichan Thunder win provincial gold