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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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Giving up not an option for B.C.’s Laass

Feb 26, 2015

Article by Christine Ulmer, Team BC Communications

Even as things were going black for Lavanna Laass, her last thought was that she would never give up.

The 18-year-old Team BC Judo athlete from Prince George was choked out in the gold medal match at the…

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14 medals in one day for Team BC

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - It was a medal haul for Team BC on Wednesday at the 2015 Canada Winter Games with Team BC bringing home 14 medals.

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Feb 26, 2015

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Blue Jays outfielder hurt stepping on sprinkler head

(ISN) - DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break.

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Team BC synchronized swimming makes a splash in prelims

Feb 26, 2015

By Jennifer Scott, Team BC Mission Staff

(ISN) - It's been standing room only at the Prince George Aquatic Centre with line-ups out the door to watch the synchronized swimmers show their stuff.

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Double bronze in badminton for B.C.

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - B.C.'s badminton team earned two bronze medals on Wednesday in the finals at the Canada Winter Games.

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Prince George's Justin Hampole earns bronze and contributes to…

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - Prince George - In the figure skating competition at the Canada Winter Games today, Team BC wowed the local crowd and won four medals.

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Victoria falls to Kelowna 4-2

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - Kelowna, BC- The Victoria Royals fell 4-2 to the Kelowna Rockets as the home side scored four unanswered goals on Wednesday night.

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Grizzlies One Step Closer to Second With Win Over Cowichan

Feb 26, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

February 25, 2015, Duncan, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Grizzlies are one step closer to securing second place in the Island Division and home ice playoff advantage after a 5-2 win over the Cowichan Capitals in BCHL…

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BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15

Feb 25, 2015

(ISN) - Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the twenty-second edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15 regular season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National…

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Vikes vie for spot at Final Four in Wolfpack weekend series

Feb 25, 2015

By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications

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By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications

(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women's basketball team swept the Calgary Dinos on home court during their post-season play-in series,…

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Camosun congratulates recipients of PACWEST Volleyball Awards

Feb 25, 2015

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(ISN) - Today, the PACWEST announced the winners of the 2014-15 PACWEST Volleyball Awards and Camosun is proud to congratulate the following Chargers for their outstanding achievements in collegiate athletics.

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Cross country hits podium five times, badminton advances to…

Feb 25, 2015

(ISN) - Prince George - Tuesday was another big day for Team BC's cross country skiers as they posted five podium performances, that in addition to the three medals the team earned on Monday.

BC Interior Headlines

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Royals Shot Down Late By Nationally Ranked Rockets

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) - The Victoria Royals suffered their fourth loss in only eleven games when the visiting nationally #2 CHL ranked Kelowna Rockets defeated the home team 3-2 in a televised game at Save on Foods Arena during Friday Night CHL Hockey on…

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Royals Rebound With Drubbing of Blazers

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 24, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Brandon Fushimi had a pair of goals and an assist and Justin Paulic stopped all 26 shots that he saw to lead the Victoria Royals to a 6-0 win over the visiting Kamloops…

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Royals Burnt In OT By Blazers, Win Streak Ends At 5

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Victoria Royals had their 5 game win streak snapped on an 4-3 OT winner by the Kamloops Blazers in front of a near sell out crowd of 7006 cheering fans Friday night at Save On Foods Arena in the first of a back to back series.

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Magee and Soy Combine To Lift Royals Over Cougars

 

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Royals Tyler Soy would net the 3-2 OT winner to lift his Victoria Royals team over the resilient Prince George Cougars Friday night, in game one action at Victoria’s Save-on Foods Arena.

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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…

BC North Headlines

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Bus Ride Home a Happy One, Grizzlies Double-Up Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 18, 2015, Prince George, BC (ISN) - Prince George is an awfully long way to go to play 60 minutes of hockey. It can seem an even longer way back should you happen to lose that game. Fortunately for the…

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Royals Rebound With Shut-Out of Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - Austin Carroll had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Victoria Royals to a 4-0 win over the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Sunday afternoon in front of…

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Too Little, Too Late as Royals Fall to Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Prince George Cougars jumped out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads and then hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Saturday night in front of 5,293…

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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.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Headlines

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Giving up not an option for B.C.’s Laass

Feb 26, 2015

Article by Christine Ulmer, Team BC Communications

Even as things were going black for Lavanna Laass, her last thought was that she would never give up.

The 18-year-old Team BC Judo athlete from Prince George was choked out in the gold medal match at the…

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Local product with USL experience joins squad ahead of first…

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that midfielder Tyler Rosenlund has been added to the club's inaugural Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) roster for the 2015 United Soccer League (USL) season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not…

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Altmann and Van Biesen confirmed to speak at VISTA 2015

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - Viola Altmann of the Sint Maartenskliniek rehabilitation centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Debbie Van Biesen from the Faculty of kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium, have been confirmed as speakers…

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14 medals in one day for Team BC

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - It was a medal haul for Team BC on Wednesday at the 2015 Canada Winter Games with Team BC bringing home 14 medals.

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Saunders tears meniscus, will miss half of season

Feb 26, 2015

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Blue Jays outfielder hurt stepping on sprinkler head

(ISN) - DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break.

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288 million viewers in India tune in to watch the epic clash!

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - The most anticipated clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 created Indian television history as 288 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) tuned in to watch India take on Pakistan on…

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Team BC synchronized swimming makes a splash in prelims

Feb 26, 2015

By Jennifer Scott, Team BC Mission Staff

(ISN) - It's been standing room only at the Prince George Aquatic Centre with line-ups out the door to watch the synchronized swimmers show their stuff.

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Men’s Lax Captures Season Home Opener

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Junior Jameson Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) posted four goals and one assist while senior Bijan Firouzan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) and junior Paul Werner (Westfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) added four goals apiece,…

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Monmouth University’s women’s lacrosse win in double OT

Feb 26, 2015

Photo by Taylor Jackson

(ISN) - PISCATAWAY, N.J.- Senior captain Allison Stathius' (Delran, N.J./Delran) unassisted goal with 17 seconds left in double overtime lifted Monmouth University's (3-0) women's lacrosse team over in-state rival Rutgers (1-2) by a…

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Double bronze in badminton for B.C.

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - B.C.'s badminton team earned two bronze medals on Wednesday in the finals at the Canada Winter Games.

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Prince George's Justin Hampole earns bronze and contributes to…

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - Prince George - In the figure skating competition at the Canada Winter Games today, Team BC wowed the local crowd and won four medals.

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Victoria falls to Kelowna 4-2

Feb 26, 2015

(ISN) - Kelowna, BC- The Victoria Royals fell 4-2 to the Kelowna Rockets as the home side scored four unanswered goals on Wednesday night.

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