Ian Thorpe

Runners on the move to start year

Dedicated runners from Nanaimo’s Bastion Run Club participate each year in the Island Race Series.

U18 curling nationals hit the ice this week

From Thursday (March 16) through until Sunday, Nanaimo is hosting the Curl B.C. U18 championships.

Ball season a sure sign of spring

One indicator of spring is that registration is now underway for those wishing to play in local fastball, softball, or baseball leagues…

Bonspiel impresses visitors

The annual Nanaimo Ladies’ Bonpiel is a popular date on the local curling calendar.

Players eagerly await lacross season

NANAIMO – Awards presented during Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association annual general meeting.

Curling teams off to strong starts

With the end of January in sight, local curlers are now well into the second half of their playing season.

Minor lacrosse association looking forward to season

The start of the season may still be months away, but planning is already well underway for the upcoming season of box lacrosse.

Santa Claus, undeterred by the snow, gets in a round of golf this month in Nanaimo.

’Tis the week before Christmas

Sports columnist Ian Thorpe presents his annual Thorpe Report Christmas poem.

Santa Claus, undeterred by the snow, gets in a round of golf this month in Nanaimo.

Swimmers recognized for skill, sportsmanship, work ethic

Kin Pool saw plenty of action this past summer, thanks to another busy and successful season of the Nanaimo White Rapids Summer Swim Club.

School soccer teams play hard

The sport of soccer has always had a strong presence in the Nanaimo community.

Curlers able to hang in there at bonspiel

Last weekend featured one of the most popular bonspiels of the entire season, the Nanaimo Men’s Hangover Bonspiel.

Soccer off to exciting start

Another season of youth soccer in the Nanaimo area is up and running successfully.

Elementary school athletes can run a long way

The season recently culminated with the annual Nanaimo District Cross-Country Championships.

Curlers throwing their rocks just right

The Nanaimo Curling Centre on Wall Street is busy with league action most days of the week.

Lacrosse teams among B.C.’s best

This past summer was another successful one for teams representing the Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association.

Nanaimo minor hockey implementing new ideas

For this season, registration numbers are up slightly for minor hockey, with enrolment sitting currently at 788 players.

Victoria Marathon tests even the most fit runners

Victoria was crowded with nearly 8,500 runners and joggers pounding the pavement this past weekend and Nanaimo was well-represented.

Golfers hit 19th hole after fine season

With the end of the official golfing season upon us, the sport has certainly been in the news recently.

Community runs, walks for charity

Early in the fall is one of those times of year when community walks or runs for good causes seem to be most popular.

Curlers are back in the house

Today on the calendar is the first day of autumn, which means another local curling season is just about to commence…