Abigail McCluskey admits her pre-race ritual isn’t the most pleasant.

Before the coronavirus restrictions on large groups, Garry Norkum, owner of Cyclepath in Kelowna, invited members of the Okanagan Slow and Steady Hikers (Meetup.com) to a free bike clinic at his 2169 Springfield Rd. business.

Coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus. For those of you who are sick of hearing COVID-19 news, here is the short version of the impact on Okanagan outdoor activities (as of Thursday).


Game over.

The heavily-favoured Penticton Vees finished off the West Kelowna Warriors on Wednesday night, but it was not easy.

A big 19-point week helped the Roll N Stones Fun Centre Wreckers open up some daylight atop the Penticton and District Dart Association Division A standings.

There were more than a few Mike strikes in Monday Night Mixed 5-pin bowling league action at the Roll N Stones Fun Centre.

The return of scoring star Zico Pescada helped Theos get a big win to avoid finish in the last place in the Bad Tattoo Brewery Masters Indoor Soccer League.

A total of 74 male and female teams and more than 1,300 student-athletes will be competing in the BDO Canadian Sport School Hockey Championships today to March 15 in Penticton.

Brock Palmer translated a dominating 50-goal, 98-point season into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player award.

The Summerland Rockets won two out of four games to finish 13th overall at the B.C. Senior Girls’ AA High School Basketball Championship in Langley on the weekend.

Stephen Bolka produced a hat-trick as Biscuits doubled the Hitmen 6-3 to advance to the Penticton Men’s Recreational Hockey League championship series.

Home ice will need to be an advantage if the Summerland Steam is to get back into their KIJHL first-round playoff series against the Princeton Posse.

Head coach Fred Harbinson is saying all the right things with his Penticton Vees in complete control of their first-round playoff series against the West Kelowna Warriors.


The Penticton Vees typically don’t take many penalties, but Tyler Ho showed just how dangerous they can be even when shorthanded.

The Penticton Vees have long-term aspirations of playing hockey deep into May, but their immediate focus extends no further than Thursday night.

Brian Johnston crossed the 50-goal plateau with a four-goal effort as Harvey-Lister-Webb outlasted Penticton Lock and Key 11-10 in a shootout in Bad Tattoo Brewery Masters Indoor Soccer League play Sunday at the Adidas Sportsplex.

The Sheriff is always asked for tips when he mentions cross-country skiing (as if he knows what he’s talking about and always demonstrates those skills himself). So he volunteers from time to time to teach newbies the basics of classic technique. And he always gets ski pros to critique the w…

The Penticton Grant Thornton Vees wrapped up an undefeated regular season in midget tier 2 hockey league play.

Captain David Silye was named the Penticton Vees most valuable player in an awards ceremony on the ice that followed Penticton’s final regular season game on Saturday.

The Summerland Steam concluded an up-and-down regular season right at .500, while the Osoyoos Coyotes ended a forgettable 2019-20 campaign with a lopsided loss.


Jay O’Brien’s overtime goal lifted Penticton Vees to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Wenatchee Wild in BCHL junior hockey action, Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Penticton Vees halted the Wenatchee Wild’s seven-game winning streak and prevented the U.S.-based team from clinching third place in the Interior Division.

The games don’t mean a lot in the standings for the Penticton Vees, but don’t expect them to ease up on the throttle as they close out the BCHL regular season this weekend.

Two-goal efforts by Khale Skinner Quinn Mulder, Cory Loring powered the 100 Mile House Wranglers to an 8-2 romp over the visiting Osoyoos Coyotes in KIJHL action Monday.

The Pen-Hi Lakers defeated Nor-Kam Saints 74-53 Tuesday in Kamloops to secure a third-place finish in Valley senior boys’ 3A basketball league play.