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By Terry Guest

saratoga speedwayComox (ISN) - Megan Bergsma out of Campbell River beat 11 other beautiful contests to win the fourth annual Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway last weekend, taking home $1000. Julia Doknjas, also out of Campbell River was the second runner-up taking home $250, and Chelsea Brennan out of Courtenay was the first runner-up taking home $500.

#9 Troy Ordano managed to survive the second boat race of the season to win his first ever Crash to Pass Boat Race. #40 Cam Edward finished in a very close second. The Hornet cars, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Figure 8's and the Island Mini Stocks were also on the card on Saturday.

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24 Hornet cars took to the track on Saturday. #05 Trevor Cannon won the C dash, #12 Raymond Fortier won the B, and the A went to #09 Cameron Phillips. Fortier continued his winning ways into the C heat, winning his first ever heat race. #98 Nigel Neufeld won the B heat, with the A going to #08 Daryn Cahill. Daryn and Daryl Cahill were in a heated battle in the 30 lap feature race. Daryl and Daryn swapped leads 4 times through-out the first 25 laps. #01 Kevin Lawrenuk caught up to Daryn on lap 25 to take second, but #02 Daryl Cahill was to much taking home yet another main event win. in the B division, #81 Jeremy Stormo took home the win, with second going to #10 Andrew Buchanan and third going to #64 MacLaren Inglis. #59 Ted Dimitrov had a great night in the Roadrunner division, setting fast time in qualifying with a time of 20.093, winning the dash, heat and dominating the 6 lap main event to win every race on the night. #37 Brandon Steen won the Figure 8 dash, with the 8 lap main event going to #16 Brad Kennedy, who battled with #69 Thomas Dunn to take the win. #62 Gilles Parenteau had a surprisingly good night in the Island Mini Stock division. Parenteau qualified second slowest in the 7 car field, but dominated the night, winning the dash, heat and held off a hard charging #96 Mike Nyeste to win the 20 lap feature race. #73 Sheldon Hopp also had a great night in the Crash to Pass division. Hopp set fast time in qualifying with a time of 19.156. Hopp took wins in the dash, heat and battled through the field to win the 20 lap main event, ending a night of dominating performances by individual racers.

Extra laps... Next weekend marks the last appearence of the Wilroc Sprint cars, Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles. This is the third appearence of the Wilroc Lite sprint cars, which is the fastest division of race cars at Saratoga Speedway, averaging times of 14-16 seconds. So far this year they have averaged 12-14 cars, which makes for some awesome racing. The Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will also be on the card next weekend. The Canadian-American Demolition Derby is coming up on September long weekend. 10 American cars and 10 Canadian cars will be duelling it out over the two day show. This event has been a fan favourite over the years, and promises to be one this year as well. The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Figure 8's will also be on the card for those two days.

Vancouver Island Headlines

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Victoria Cougars dropped a 6-5 decision to the Westshore Wolves

Dec 18, 2014

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(ISN) - COLWOOD, B.C. – Sam McMullen extended his point streak to 20 games but it was not enough as the Victoria Cougars dropped a 6-5 decision to the Westshore Wolves on a drizzly Wednesday evening.

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T-Birds Lord Over Royals 5-4

Dec 17, 2014

(ISN) - KENT, - The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Victoria Royals Tuesday night, winning 5-4 in their last game before the holiday break. The T-Birds are now 14-15-2-2 on the season, while Victoria falls to 17-17-2-0.

Women’s Prospect teams continue to improve as 2014 comes to a…

Dec 16, 2014
Women’s Prospect teams continue to improve as 2014 comes to a close

VICTORIA – The Highlanders’ LIWSL squadsclosed out 2014 with two matches over the past week, continuing to show improvement in their play as they faced off against Prospect Lake and Victoria…

Prospect men go undefeated against Nanaimo, Gorge FC

Dec 16, 2014
Prospect men go undefeated against Nanaimo, Gorge FC

VICTORIA – Highlanders FC men’s Prospects squads collected four of a possible six points in their weekend matches as they played against Nanaimo United and Gorge FC on Dec. 13 and 14,…

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To describe Sunday afternoon’s game as “thrilling” is an…

Dec 15, 2014

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(ISN) - ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Brett Lervold scored at 2:20 of overtime to lift the Victoria Cougars to a thrilling 4-3 come from behind win over the Campbell River Storm.

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Division 1 Results & Standings going into the XMas break

Dec 14, 2014

(ISN) - VISL - Division 1 Results & Standings going into the XMas break

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Clash of the Titans goes Sunday in Esquimalt

Dec 14, 2014

(ISN) - Bragging rights will be on the line when the South Island Division leading Victoria Cougars (26-3-1-0) play host to the North Island Division leading Campbell River Storm (26-2-1-2) tomorrow afternoon.

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Quest for the Title Kickboxing In Victoria

Dec 14, 2014

(ISN) - Victoria B.C. - Well known and highly respected - Quest for the Title Kickboxing - kicked off its return last night in front of a sold out crowd in downtown Victoria.

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Victoria Cougars defeated the Peninsula Panthers 5-1

Dec 13, 2014

(ISN) - NORTH SAANICH, B.C. – Sam McMullen had two goals and two assists as the Victoria Cougars defeated the Peninsula Panthers 5-1 in one of three Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games on tap Friday.

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Brett Lervold recorded his second hat trick in as many games

Dec 12, 2014

(ISN) - ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Brett Lervold recorded his second hat trick in as many games to lead the Victoria Cougars to a 6-1 win over the Oceanside Generals on a windy Thursday evening.

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Cross-country's Cassidy to represent Canada at World Championship

Dec 12, 2014

by Ali Lee, with files from Athletics Canada

(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. - Following a successful 2014 CIS cross-country season, fourth-year University of Victoria Vike Ryan Cassidy will now turn his eyes towards the international stage. Athletics Canada…

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Victoria Cougars look to remain red-hot against Oceanside…

Dec 11, 2014

By Peter Kung

(ISN) - The Victoria Cougars concludes their three-game homestand tomorrow when they host the Oceanside Generals.

BC Interior Headlines

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GW Graham Defeats Abbotsford Panthers For 'AA JV Title

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The JV AA football GW Graham Grizzlies defeated the Abbotsford Panthers 23-13 to take their second consecutive BC Junior Varsity 2014 ‘AA provincial high school title.

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Dixon Plays Hero in Grizzlies 2OT win Over Trail

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 23, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Zach Dixon's goal at 1:07 of double overtime gave the Victoria Grizzlies a 6-5 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters in BCHL action Sunday afternoon at The Q Centre in Victoria.

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Royals Ground High-Flying Rockets in OT

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 18, 2014, Victoria BC (ISN) - The Victoria Royals overcame 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to emerge with an exciting 4-3 overtime victory over the league leading Kelowna Rockets in a marquee Western Hockey League…

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Grizzlies Looking for Answers After 5-1 Loss in Vernon

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 16, 2014, Vernon, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Grizzlies faced a long and quiet bus ride home Sunday night, looking for answers after dropping a 5-1 decision to the Vernon Vipers In BCHL action Sunday…

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Grizzlies Drop 3-2 OT Heartbreaker in West Kelowna

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 15, 2014, West Kelowna, BC (ISN) - Andrew Johnson's goal at 3:03 of the first overtime gave the West Kelowna Warriors a 3-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies in BCHL action Saturday night at Royal LePage…

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Grizzlies Tale of Two Teams Continues, Road Rout in Trail

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 14, 2014, Trail, BC (ISN) - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," is the opening sentence of the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, but it can easily be used to describe…

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Grizzlies Burned at Buzzer in OT Loss to Merritt

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

October 19, 2014, Merritt, BC (ISN) - A controversial buzzer beating goal at the end of the first overtime gave the Merritt Centennials a 4-3 OT win over the Victoria Grizzlies in BC Hockey League action Sunday…

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Grizzlies Fall Short in Tough Battle With Penticton

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

October 18, 2014, Penticton, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Grizzlies matched the Penticton Vees nearly step for step, but came up on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision in a hard fought BC Hockey League matchup Saturday…

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Grizzlies Gut Out Gritty Road Win in Salmon Arm

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

October 17, 2014, Salmon Arm, BC (ISN) - Brett Gruber's powerplay goal at 10:26 of the third period proved to be the game winner as the Victoria Grizzlies began a three-game road trip in fine fashion, defeating…

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ISLAND BCFC PLAYERS NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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October 8,2014 (ISN) - The British Columbia Football Conference named their final regular season Allstar players for week eleven. Two Vancouver Island players were nominated for their head to head play last weekend in Naniamo at…

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Hicketts Lifts Royals Over Blazers In OT

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

September 27,2014 Victoria, B.C. (ISN) - It took some late game heroics from a couple of Royal veterans but it was enough to give the home team Victoria Royals their first win of the regular season with a 4-3 win over…

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Royals Scorched By Blazers In WHL Home Opener

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

September 26,2014 Victoria, BC (ISN) - It wasn’t quite what the Victoria Royals and the 5527 fans that were in attendance were hoping for on opening night of their 2014-2015 season, but if if there is a brighter side…

BC North Headlines

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Cariboo Cougars completed a weekend sweep of the Valley West…

Sept 21, 2014 (ISN) - Darren Hards was the playmaker Sunday as the Cariboo Cougars completed a weekendsweep of the Valley West Hawks at Kin 1.Hards had three assists as the Cougars won3-2 in the second game of the weekend set. Colton Thomas scored twice,…

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ISN and Victoria Grizzlies Announce Unique Media Partnership

September 18, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Scott Harrigan, Owner of Independent Sports News (ISN) and Brad Knight, General Manager and Head Coach of the Victoria Grizzlies, are pleased to announce that ISN and the Grizzlies have entered into a unique media…

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BC Climbers Shine at World Championships in Spain

September 15 , 2014, Gijon, Spain (ISN) - The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) is pleased to announce that a number of British Columbia based climbers are returning from the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World…

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Spruce Kings Captain secures scholarship to AIC

May 13, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of team captain Bryant Christian to the American International College Yellow Jackets for the 2014-15…

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HarbourCats and Island Sports News Announce Media Partnership

April 22, 2014. Victoria, BC (ISN) - Jim Swanson, General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats and Scott Harrigan, Owner, Island Sports News (ISN), are pleased to announce that the HarbourCats and ISN have entered into a media partnership for the 2014 season.

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Spruce Kings announce Chad Staley's NCAA Division I Scholarship

March 3, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of Chad Staley to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Nanooks men's hockey team for the 2015-16…

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Spruce Kings Player Awards and Trophy Winners

March 2, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) presented their annual player awards following the conclusion of the regular season at the Annual Player Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. A…

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Cariboo Cougars to close out regular season on home ice

by Allan Bristowe

February 28, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars close out the regular season on home ice this weekend against a BC Major Midget League powerhouse.

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Cariboo Cougars planning special Saturday

by Allan Bristowe

February 19, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars are inviting a big group of VIPs to the rink on Saturday night as they play their first game at the newly renovated Kin 1 arena.

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Spruce Kings clip Warriors in 2 OT

by Jon Zacks

February 9, 2104, Prince George (ISN) - The Warriors climbed out of another hole, salvaging a single point in Prince George, Saturday.

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Spruce Kings announce Spring Prospects Camp

January 22, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) have released information on the team's Annual Spring Prospects Camp running from April 11 – 13, 2014. The Prospects Camp will be held at…

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Cariboo Cougars News

Allan Bristowe, Media Director

December 18, 2013, Prince George (ISN) - Cariboo Cougars head coach Bryan MacLean didn't really know what to expect when Steven Jandric showed up at the Cariboo Cougars training camp this year. After spending last season in…

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Headlines

Cascade hoopsters headed stateside for exhibition games

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley basketball teams are ticketed for sunnier climates between Christmas and New Year’s as they gear up for the second semester of Canada West regular-season action.

Video highlights of fall semester

By Dan Kinvig

The 2014 fall semester was one to remember for the University of the Fraser Valley athletic department, and we take a look back with a video highlight package featuring all of the Cascades’ teams.

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John Barsby Bulldogs Capture BC 'AA Varsity Football Crown

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – John Barsby High School of Naniamo captured the BC Provincial High School AA Varsity Football title with a 36-20 win over the Mission Roadrunners Saturday afternoon at BC Place Stadium.

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Sun Devils Burn Mt Doug Rams In AAA BC Football Championship

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Many thought it was a foregone conclusion. The Mount Douglas High School Varsity AAA football team would add another chapter on their storied way to declaring themselves a football dynasty, and defeating the South Delta Sun Devils in…

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Boston U's Jack Eichel continues to shine at World Junior…

Dec 19, 2014

It is arguable that not since LeBron James graduated high school in 2003 and then immediately took the NBA by storm, that no young American athlete has emerged on the sports scene with the potential to do the same in a major sport than Boston University…

South Carolina hanging tough in top-spot that's been difficult…

Dec 19, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season -- there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. 1 for long.

Staley and the Gamecocks (10-0) are the top-ranked…

Stanford, Tennessee in unfamiliar territory after early season…

Dec 19, 2014

Kelley L. Cox | USA TODAY Sports Images The Vols lost their past three games vs. Stanford.KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time in nearly a quarter century, Stanford and Tennessee are facing off with neither of these traditional women's basketball powers…

Strength in humility: Wyoming's Cooke focuses on what he can do…

Dec 19, 2014

Troy Babbitt | USA TODAY Sports Images Wyoming forward Derek Cooke Jr. is averaging 7.0 points per game, a career-high.LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Derek Cooke Jr. isn't trying to do it all.

A senior forward at Wyoming, his greatest strength, perhaps, is acknowledging…

Michigan State's Branden Dawson has fractured wrist, out for…

Dec 19, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State forward Branden Dawson has a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist and will miss the team's next two games.

The school released details on Dawson's injury Thursday, one day after he was hurt in No. 25 Michigan State's…

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Dec 19, 2014

Butler Athletics Barlow was only a walk-on when he made the game-winning shot against Indiana.INDIANAPOLIS -- Two years ago, Butler shocked the college basketball world by upsetting top-ranked and unbeaten Indiana 88-86 in overtime at the second annual…

MSU-Mankato readies for national championship against CSU-Pueblo

Dec 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Minnesota State-Mankato’s undefeated season will culminate in a national championship matchup with 13-1 Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday.

MSU-Mankato (14-0) finished the regular season ranked first in Super Region Three and topped…

Navy linebacker James Britton makes remarkable recovery from…

Dec 19, 2014

James Britton suffered what was described at the time as a season-ending injury on Sept. 20 against Rutgers. Five days later, Britton -- a senior inside linebacker -- underwent surgery to repair a foot injury that is commonly known as a Lisfranc…

Charlotte inks coach Kevin Langan to extension through 2018…

Dec 19, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chancellor Philip Dubois and director of athletics Judy Rose announced that Charlotte head men’s soccer coach Kevin Langan has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep Langan on the 49ers' sidelines through the 2018…

James "Mike" White leaves Albany State, hired as head coach at…

Dec 19, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Benedict has named James "Mike" White as its new head football coach, director of athletics Willie Washington announced on Thursday.

White comes to Benedict after serving as the head coach at Albany State for the past 15 years, winning six…

Cardale Jones to lead Ohio State vs. Alabama as third-string…

Dec 19, 2014

Brian Spurlock | USA TODAY Sports Images Jones was the Big Ten title game MVP.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cardale Jones realizes many people weren't even aware he was still playing football.

It had been five years between big games -- a state championship game as a…

Cascade hoopsters headed stateside for exhibition games

Dec 19, 2014
By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley basketball teams are ticketed for sunnier climates between Christmas and New Year’s as they gear up for the second semester of Canada West regular-season action.

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World League heading east after its Calgary…

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Jackie Skender (ISN) - Volleyball Canada today confirmed all three of Canada's FIVB World…
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From Playground to Podium: A fundraising…

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(ISN) - We are very excited to share the news that the Canadian Paralympic Committee's…
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Canada's Rosanna Crawford Eyes Podium in…

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POKLJUKA, Slo.—Rosanna Crawford edged one step closer to becoming the third ever Canadian…
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