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Smithers United’s Levi Apperloo (foreground, red stripes) attacks with Tristan Harris trailing during Northern Cup U13 action against Prince George June 18 in Smithers. Smithers won the game 7-1 en route to qualifying for provincials July 7-10 in Kamloops. (Simon Franklin photo)

Three Smithers soccer teams qualify for provincial B championships

U13, U15 and U18 teams are headed to Kamloops for provincials the first weekend in July

BV pool tri (Marisca Bakker photo)

2022 Bulkley Valley Regional Pool Annual Triathlon Results

2022 Bulkley Valley Regional Pool Annual Triathlon Results

The Northern Adapted Sports Association provided an opportunity for residents in Smithers to try wheelchair basketball at Smithers Secondary School last week. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Learning inclusiveness

The Northern Adapted Sports Association provided an opportunity for residents in Smithers…

The Northern Adapted Sports Association provided an opportunity for residents in Smithers to try wheelchair basketball at Smithers Secondary School last week. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Boden Derbyshire has been signed with the Kitimat Spirit Bears, the GMHL expansion team. (Submitted photo)

Smithers goalie signs with GMHL expansion team in Kitimat

Boden Derbyshire is excited about taking his hockey career to the next level

Boden Derbyshire has been signed with the Kitimat Spirit Bears, the GMHL expansion team. (Submitted photo)
Jules Tersago bolts out of the blocks en route to a bronze medal and Smithers Secondary school record in the Junior Boys 400m at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley June 9-11. (Cormac Hikisch photo)

Tersago leaps to silver in high jump at provincial track championships

Five Smithers athletes achieved personal best at the B.C. meet in Langley June 9 - 11

Jules Tersago bolts out of the blocks en route to a bronze medal and Smithers Secondary school record in the Junior Boys 400m at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley June 9-11. (Cormac Hikisch photo)
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Kispiox Rodeo

2022 EVENT WINNERS Wild Horse Race – 1. Cody Nikolaisen/Dave Dieleman, Blake…

(Marisca Bakker photo)
Torben Schuffert paces himself on his winning 5000m run Saturday, June 4 at the regional Special Olympics track and field meet held in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers Special Olympics athletes strike gold

Smithers, Terrace, Prince George and Quesnel represented at first in-person event in two years

Torben Schuffert paces himself on his winning 5000m run Saturday, June 4 at the regional Special Olympics track and field meet held in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
BCHL

BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

BCHL
Silver medal from the Beijing China Paralympic men’s hockey tournament. (Deb Meissner photo)

A Paralympic experience to remember

Adam Kingsmill reflects on international rivalries, COVID protocols, and politics at the Paralympics

Silver medal from the Beijing China Paralympic men’s hockey tournament. (Deb Meissner photo)
Lando Ball from the Shogun Dojo in Smithers competes at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union National Championships in Calgary. (Ann Ball photo)

Smithers dojo shines at nationals

Marwan Abu Khadra’s students bring home 13 golds and all qualify for worlds

Lando Ball from the Shogun Dojo in Smithers competes at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union National Championships in Calgary. (Ann Ball photo)
Smithers (white) attacks against Prince Rupert during the final at zone championships at Chandler Park in Smithers May 7-8. (Contributed photo)

SSS senior girls win zones

The Gryphons now head to Burnaby for provincials June 1-4

Smithers (white) attacks against Prince Rupert during the final at zone championships at Chandler Park in Smithers May 7-8. (Contributed photo)
The annual Smithers Spring 3D Shoot returned to the archery grounds April 22-24 with a surprising turn out.
The Bulkley Valley Bowmen weren’t sure how many shooters would attend following two years of cancellations, but 192 came out from all over the north. The club’s record year for shooters was in 2019 with 240.
There were two rounds of 50 targets. (Contributed photo)

Spring 3D shoot

Local archery club hosts event with surprising turnout

The annual Smithers Spring 3D Shoot returned to the archery grounds April 22-24 with a surprising turn out.
The Bulkley Valley Bowmen weren’t sure how many shooters would attend following two years of cancellations, but 192 came out from all over the north. The club’s record year for shooters was in 2019 with 240.
There were two rounds of 50 targets. (Contributed photo)
Ben Matheson strikes the first tee shot of the season at the Smithers Golf and Country Club April 28. (Thom Barker photo)

Golf season opens with temporary greens

Unfavourable winter conditions delay the opening of the greens

Ben Matheson strikes the first tee shot of the season at the Smithers Golf and Country Club April 28. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Golf and Country Club’s new golf pro Steven Coulthard at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club where he was assistant pro. (Submitted photo)

Golf club welcomes new head pro

Steven Coulthard comes to Smithers from the Okanagan Golf Club where he was assistant pro

Smithers Golf and Country Club’s new golf pro Steven Coulthard at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club where he was assistant pro. (Submitted photo)
Finley Gagnon on course at Whistler Olympic Park March 27. (Submitted photo)

BV Nordic skiers close out season at nationals

Ava Wimbush, Finley Gagnon and Chloe Williston placed well against the country’s best

Finley Gagnon on course at Whistler Olympic Park March 27. (Submitted photo)
From left, Joey, Anna and David Ziegler enjoy Schnai Day activities in costume. (Contributed photo)

Schnai Day packs in the ski season and the fun

The season is officially closed, but with new snow on the mountain, additional days may be scheduled

From left, Joey, Anna and David Ziegler enjoy Schnai Day activities in costume. (Contributed photo)
Bulkley Valley Roller Derby practice. (Facebook photo)

Bulkley Valley Roller Derby seeks fresh meat

Bulkley Valley Roller Derby (BVRD) is looking for fresh meat. And by…

Bulkley Valley Roller Derby practice. (Facebook photo)
SMH Smithers U18 Rep team captures bronze at Provincials. Peyton Davis #26, Joey Trigiani #8, Drew Stevens #88, Kaleb Roy #19, Linden Anderson #7, Jaxon Brent #16, Gabe Barker #6, Cam Stevens #29, Hayden Williams #9, Jaxon Maciel #27, Jace Tevely #2, Dawson Spooner #22, Ryder Nole #4, Caden Miskolczi #33, Jim Blaize #17, Eric Malbeuf #14, Thomas Clarke #20, Nick Garcia #30, Alex Stuart #1, Hendrix Hagen # 30. (Submitted photo)

Smithers Storm U18 Rep team wins Bronze at Provincials recently

“Trust the process,” was a quote used a lot this season according…

SMH Smithers U18 Rep team captures bronze at Provincials. Peyton Davis #26, Joey Trigiani #8, Drew Stevens #88, Kaleb Roy #19, Linden Anderson #7, Jaxon Brent #16, Gabe Barker #6, Cam Stevens #29, Hayden Williams #9, Jaxon Maciel #27, Jace Tevely #2, Dawson Spooner #22, Ryder Nole #4, Caden Miskolczi #33, Jim Blaize #17, Eric Malbeuf #14, Thomas Clarke #20, Nick Garcia #30, Alex Stuart #1, Hendrix Hagen # 30. (Submitted photo)
Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)

Kitkatla wins third All Native Basketball Tournament seniors title in four years

Jacob Thom named Seniors Division Most Valuable Player; Joe Lewis senior and junior receive awards

Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)