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Clearwater Minor Hockey members are back in action at the rink. (Clearwater Minor Hockey/ Facebook)

Clearwater minor hockey kicks off

U15 Rec tournament was scheduled for Nov. 12/13

CSS boys soccer team, Clearwater Raiders, won against Williams Lake and Ashcroft to become the 2022 Hope Champions on Oct. 16. ( Photo submitted)

Clearwater Secondary School boys strike gold at Hope soccer championship

The Clearwater Raiders will next be heading to Kamloops for the Okanagan Championship

Clearwater Secondary School boys soccer player Owen Sim keeps the ball away from two St. Ann’s players during a game at CSS on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Despite a good effort, the local squad was defeated by the Kamloops team. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)

Kamloops team defeats Raiders

CSS battled right until the end during game against St. Ann’s

  • Oct 7, 2022
Clearwater Secondary School boys soccer player Owen Sim keeps the ball away from two St. Ann’s players during a game at CSS on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Despite a good effort, the local squad was defeated by the Kamloops team. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)
The U18 Female Timberwolves wear their orange jerseys at practice to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake hockey team draws attention to Truth and Reconciliation in sports

WLMHA U18 Female Timberwolves take their message for calls to action to the rink

The U18 Female Timberwolves wear their orange jerseys at practice to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo submitted)
Clearwater Secondary players Lucas Taniguti (l) and Owen “Cowboy” Sim take the ball from two Barriere players during a game at CSS on Tuesday afternoon. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)

Clearwater defeats Barriere 5-2

Raiders keep control of the game despite falling a goal behind early on

Clearwater Secondary players Lucas Taniguti (l) and Owen “Cowboy” Sim take the ball from two Barriere players during a game at CSS on Tuesday afternoon. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
A blown engine takes Dale Calder out of the Street Stock event at the Clearwater Oval on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Keith McNeill photo)

Clearwater stockcar club winds up season

The results are in

  • Sep 16, 2022
A blown engine takes Dale Calder out of the Street Stock event at the Clearwater Oval on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Keith McNeill photo)
Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)

Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports a big hit at annual North Thompson Fall Fair

The annual Bull Of The Woods 2022 Amateur Logger Sports Competition held…

Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)
Clearwater’s Geoff Giesbrecht, left, Jean Ann Berkenpas of Valemount, Mark Bailey of Kamloops and Ashley Quaal of Birch Island compete in the 21-kilometre event. (Photo by Keith McNeill)

Half marathon held in Clearwater after two years

Over 120 participants gathered at Candle Creek Trials for the event

  • Sep 1, 2022
Clearwater’s Geoff Giesbrecht, left, Jean Ann Berkenpas of Valemount, Mark Bailey of Kamloops and Ashley Quaal of Birch Island compete in the 21-kilometre event. (Photo by Keith McNeill)
The North Thompson Summer Games softball team. Back row (l-r): Coach Zeke Gould, player, Devin Holland, Cayden Johnson, Ethan Smith, Carter Gould, Kalan Priede, Adam Donnelly. Front row (l-r): Soren Coates, Owen Thon, Jaden Phillips, Wyatt Streek, Owen Sim. (Submitted photo)

North Thompson ball team takes second at Summer Games

They had only two practices together but a North Thompson softball team…

  • Jul 31, 2022
The North Thompson Summer Games softball team. Back row (l-r): Coach Zeke Gould, player, Devin Holland, Cayden Johnson, Ethan Smith, Carter Gould, Kalan Priede, Adam Donnelly. Front row (l-r): Soren Coates, Owen Thon, Jaden Phillips, Wyatt Streek, Owen Sim. (Submitted photo)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
2022 BC Summer Games boys Softball team for Zone 2. Back row (l-r): Zeke Gould (coach), Cayden Johnson, Ethan Smith, Kalan Priede, Carter Gould, Adam Donnelly (coach). Front row (l-r): Owen Sim, Soren Coates, Wyatt Streek, Owen Thon, Devin Holland. Missing from photo: Jaden Phillips. (Photo courtesy of Tera Carter)

Clearwater sends minor ball team to Summer Games

This team of U15/16 boys softball players have come together to compete…

  • Jul 15, 2022
2022 BC Summer Games boys Softball team for Zone 2. Back row (l-r): Zeke Gould (coach), Cayden Johnson, Ethan Smith, Kalan Priede, Carter Gould, Adam Donnelly (coach). Front row (l-r): Owen Sim, Soren Coates, Wyatt Streek, Owen Thon, Devin Holland. Missing from photo: Jaden Phillips. (Photo courtesy of Tera Carter)
The Street Stock main races finished with an all-woman podium on Saturday at the Clearwater Speedway. First past the finish line was Angela Klassen, followed by Dale Calder in second place and Madyson Clark in third. Also pictured are flag man Jared Calder and trophy girl Kimberlyn Symonds. (Photo courtesy of Lori-Anne Forrest)

Street stock all-women podium

The Street Stock main races finished with an all-woman podium on Saturday…

  • Jul 14, 2022
The Street Stock main races finished with an all-woman podium on Saturday at the Clearwater Speedway. First past the finish line was Angela Klassen, followed by Dale Calder in second place and Madyson Clark in third. Also pictured are flag man Jared Calder and trophy girl Kimberlyn Symonds. (Photo courtesy of Lori-Anne Forrest)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

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

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Coach Brett Colborne, left, U11 players Reese Wright, hardest worker, Olivea Wall, most improved, Cohen Cooke, best all around, and Blaine Wright (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater minor hockey recognizes players, coaches, volunteers

CDMHA holds banquet to after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic

Coach Brett Colborne, left, U11 players Reese Wright, hardest worker, Olivea Wall, most improved, Cohen Cooke, best all around, and Blaine Wright (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
A group photo of all the participants in the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)

Pickleballers hold annual tournament in Barriere

The 2nd annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament was held in the community…

  • May 5, 2022
A group photo of all the participants in the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)

Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled

The much anticipated Allies Mountain Bike Festival scheduled to take place this…

The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)