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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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VISL Division 1 weekend results & League Champion decided

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - VISL - Division 1 weekend results & League Champion decided

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Mariners Sign Chavez and Gutierrez to Minor League Deals

Jan 26, 2015

(ISN) - SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencikannounced today the club signed veteran outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invitations to…

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Freestyle Skiers Enter Dragons’ Den

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - Vancouver, BC – The much talked about Dragons' Den episode featuring a pitch from the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team airs on CBC television this Wednesday, January 28 at 8 p.m. nationwide and 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Knezevic wins the BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - Maple Ridge, BC – Patti Knezevic has won the BC women's provincial curling title – a decade after she first made the final.

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Playoff Refs,Riffs And Replay Rants

Jan 26, 2015

By Left Field

(ISN) - If this year's NFL playoffs accomplished anything, it's been to move the referees from under the microscope to dead centre inside the cross hairs of a sniper's scope. If that sounds a tad harsh, run that by fans with twitchy trigger…

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Island players selected to provincial program

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - The Vancouver Island Wave is pleased to announce that the following players have been selected to the first phase of the BC Soccer Provincial teams program.

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Vancouver native becomes the club's 8th Homegrown Player on…

Jan 26, 2015

(ISN) - VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the addition of Vancouver, BC, native and Residency graduate midfielder Ben McKendry as the club's eighth Homegrown Player on roster, most in MLS, and the club's 12th all-time Homegrown Player…

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VIKES AT A GLANCE: Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2015

Jan 26, 2015

(ISN) - VICTORIA – Upcoming games and special events for the University of Victoria Vikes varsity teams for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2015. All times are listed in Pacific Time.

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A defensive struggle it was not.

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - ESQUIMALT, B.C. – The Victoria Cougars scored four times in the third period to come from behind to defeat the Nanaimo Buccaneers 8-7 in one of two Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games on tap Sunday afternoon.

Wade Johnson and…

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Harling achieves CIS standard, Vikes get podium finishes

Jan 26, 2015

By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications

(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes swim teams raced in the local Vancouver Island Regional Championship to several best times and podium performances on Jan. 23-25. The athletes approached the…

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Vikes Mens Hockey Weekend Wrap-up

Jan 25, 2015

By: Catherine Garrett

(ISN) - The UVic men’s ice hockey team was on the road again this weekend, travelling first to Langley to take on the Spartans, and then to Burnaby to face the SFU clan.

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The ‘She Kicks’ program is back for its third year

Jan 25, 2015

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(ISN) - The ‘She Kicks’ program is back for its third year with support from the Province of British Columbia and ViaSport. The program is a partnership between Lower Island Soccer Association and the University of Victoria Women’s Vikes soccer…

BC Interior Headlines

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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…

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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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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

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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

Cascades clinch playoff berth with victory over Heat

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team cruised to a 79-65 victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat on Saturday evening, clinching a playoff berth in the process.

Brink, Wierks come up big in win over Heat

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team got huge performances from its twin towers – Sarah Wierks and Katie Brink – as they completed a weekend sweep of the UBC Okanagan Heat on Saturday.

Mariners complete weekend sweep of Cascades

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s volleyball team got off to another hot start against the Vancouver Island University Mariners, only to watch the Mariners claw back to earn the victory.

Cascades settle for weekend split with Mariners

By Dan Kinvig

Less than 24 hours after an emotional five-set triumph over the Vancouver Island University Mariners, the University of the Fraser Valley women’s volleyball team wasn’t quite as sharp in the rematch.

Cascades settle for split with Mariners

By Dan Kinvig

Less than 24 hours after an emotional five-set triumph over the Vancouver Island University Mariners, the University of the Fraser Valley women’s volleyball team wasn’t quite as sharp in the rematch.

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Jan 26, 2015

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Tyrell Goulbourne is the Denny's WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 25th, 2015.

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Mariners Sign Chavez and Gutierrez to Minor League Deals

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(ISN) - SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencikannounced today the club signed veteran outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invitations to…

Chattanooga enters AP poll at 25; Gamecocks maintain top spot

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Chattanooga coach Jim Foster had a simple explanation for his unprecedented success.

"I guess I've had some pretty good teams," Foster said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. "The players are the ones that did something, I've just been around them for…

Stellar free-throw shooting lifts Tennessee in win against…

Jan 26, 2015

Tennessee Athletics Harrison missed the lone free throw for UT.The serenity of the free throw line became Tennessee's salvation Sunday afternoon.

The unusual circumstances of a hard-fought Southeastern Conference basketball game against Georgia couldn't…

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Jan 26, 2015

He was sleeping when his father died. A little boy, 6 years old and safe in his bed, when his grandmother walked into the room and shook him awake and gave him the terrible news.

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Georgetown among three newcomers; Kentucky, Virginia still sit…

Jan 26, 2015

There's no argument among AP Top 25 voters about the top two teams in the country.

Things get a bit trickier at the bottom of the rankings.

For the third consecutive week, Kentucky and Virginia are ranked 1-2 in the poll, with the nation's last two unbeatens…

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Jan 26, 2015

Intricate stitching embroiders the name Biggio on the back of the Notre Dame baseball uniforms for senior Conor Biggio and sophomore Cavan Biggio.

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Jan 26, 2015

Kevin Jairaj | USA TODAY Sports ImagesThe College Football Playoff is not interested in ESPN's suggestion to move next season's semifinals from New Year's Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2.

The Sports Business Journal first reported high-ranking ESPN executives had…

Wake Forest, North Carolina schedule two-game nonconference…

Jan 26, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Atlantic Coast Conference members Wake Forest and North Carolina will play a two-game nonconference series.

The schools on Monday said they will play in Winston-Salem in 2019 and in Chapel Hill in 2021.

It marks the first time members…

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Tennis Canada This Week

Jan 26, 2015

(ISN) - A look at the key events for the week of January 26

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Freestyle Skiers Enter Dragons’ Den

Jan 26, 2015

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(ISN) - Vancouver, BC – The much talked about Dragons' Den episode featuring a pitch from the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team airs on CBC television this Wednesday, January 28 at 8 p.m. nationwide and 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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