Football

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

 

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Okanagan Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

 

The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs hoist the Dogwood Bowl after an 8-0 win over the Victoria Spartans last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)
The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs hoist the Dogwood Bowl after an 8-0 win over the Victoria Spartans last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Cowichan Bulldogs football logo

Atom Cowichan Bulldogs go straight to VICFA Cup final

Peewees and bantams head to Dogwood Cup

Cowichan Bulldogs football logo
The Crew won the Top Flight Division at Sun Bowl 35 in Duncan last weekend. (Chris Mann photo)

Duncan’s own Crew win Sun Bowl championship

CWFl champs take Top Flight title, Toronto’s 4QT wins Almost Top Flight division

The Crew won the Top Flight Division at Sun Bowl 35 in Duncan last weekend. (Chris Mann photo)
The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs score a touchdown against Nanaimo White last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)

Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs battle to the end

Tie makes for a memorable regular-season finale

The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs score a touchdown against Nanaimo White last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)
The Crew and Ravens pose together following the Cowichan Women’s Football League final last Saturday. (Chris Mann photo)

Crew top Ravens in Cowichan Women’s Football League final

After initially struggling to field a team, Crew win first title since 2017

The Crew and Ravens pose together following the Cowichan Women’s Football League final last Saturday. (Chris Mann photo)
Brock Gowanlock sets his sights on an Ottawa Redblacks player during his CFL preseason debut for the Montréal Alouettes on Friday, June 3. (Minas Panagiotakis/Montréal Alouettes)

Duncan’s Gowanlock makes CFL debut with Alouettes

Defensive end was drafted by Montréal in 2020

Brock Gowanlock sets his sights on an Ottawa Redblacks player during his CFL preseason debut for the Montréal Alouettes on Friday, June 3. (Minas Panagiotakis/Montréal Alouettes)
Longtime Cowichan Bulldogs teammates Finn Shea, Jayden Strzok and Gregor MacKenzie will suit up together for the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the fall. (Submitted by PJ Shea)

From Cowichan football to the University of Alberta

Bulldogs trio poised to become Golden Bears

Longtime Cowichan Bulldogs teammates Finn Shea, Jayden Strzok and Gregor MacKenzie will suit up together for the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the fall. (Submitted by PJ Shea)
Britnie Hearsey of the Law dodges Storm defender Ronnie Brown during quarter-final action in the CWFL last Sunday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Britnie Hearsey of the Law dodges Storm defender Ronnie Brown during quarter-final action in the CWFL last Sunday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Vaughn Williams of the atom Bulldogs crashes through a Nanaimo Seahawks White tackle. (Jen Laver photo)

Big wins for peewee and atom Cowichan Bulldogs

Peewees stay in playoff hunt, atoms deal 1st loss to Nanaimo White

Vaughn Williams of the atom Bulldogs crashes through a Nanaimo Seahawks White tackle. (Jen Laver photo)
Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Female o-lineman signs with Canadian Junior Football League team in Nanaimo

Jordan Vearer among players announced by team on June 8

Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
It takes a team effort from the peewee Cowichan Bulldogs to stop a Saanich Wolverines ball carrier. (Tammy Chester photo)

Atom Cowichan Bulldogs lock up home playoff game

Gus Steeves scores six touchdowns in 43-19 win

It takes a team effort from the peewee Cowichan Bulldogs to stop a Saanich Wolverines ball carrier. (Tammy Chester photo)
The Crew’s Marilou Sullivan leaps to knock away a would-be reception by the Law’s Leanne Closson on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Crew’s Marilou Sullivan leaps to knock away a would-be reception by the Law’s Leanne Closson on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Atom Bulldogs quarterback Gus Steeves celebrates his team’s win over Nanaimo Blue at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)

Second half surge nets big win for atom Cowichan Bulldogs

Peewees struggle in return after bye week

Atom Bulldogs quarterback Gus Steeves celebrates his team’s win over Nanaimo Blue at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)
Crew super-rookie Kailie Lukan escapes from Storm defender Annie Zurrer in CWFL action last Sunday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Crew super-rookie Kailie Lukan escapes from Storm defender Annie Zurrer in CWFL action last Sunday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)