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Rob Biernacki was one of three winners for Island Top Team at Revolution over the weekend. He was named the top Masters NoGi advanced athlete.
Rob Biernacki was one of three winners for Island Top Team at Revolution over the weekend. He was named the top Masters NoGi advanced athlete. Rob Biernacki

Island Top Team has impressive showing at Revolution tournament

By Dan Marshall
March 4, 2019 - 7:21am Updated: March 4, 2019 - 8:49am

TACOMA, WA — Island Top Team had a successful showing at the Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament over the weekend.
 
Revolution is considered the largest grappling event in the Pacific Northwest.
 

The 2019 gold medalists for PACWEST basketball are the VIU Mariners
The 2019 gold medalists for PACWEST basketball are the VIU Mariners VIU Mariners

Another double gold weekend for VIU with wins at PACWEST basketball provincials

By Dan Marshall
March 2, 2019 - 11:33pm Updated: March 3, 2019 - 7:34am

COQUITLAM — For a second straight weekend the VIU Mariners have won double gold at a PACWEST tournament.

Last weekend it was volleyball, this weekend it was basketball.

An eventful regular season has come to a close for the Nanaimo Clippers, now they'll play the Powell River Kings in the first round of the playoffs. It will be their second straight first round playoff series and the fifth post season battle in the past six years.
An eventful regular season has come to a close for the Nanaimo Clippers, now they'll play the Powell River Kings in the first round of the playoffs. It will be their second straight first round playoff series and the fifth post season battle in the past six years. Gary Dorland

Clippers end 46th season, prepare for playoff matchup against Powell River

By Dan Marshall
February 28, 2019 - 9:08am

NANAIMO – The 46th season of Clippers hockey has come to an end and the BCHL playoffs are around the corner.

On the ice it was a season of change with the team earning a record of 27-30-1 good for third place in the Island Division.

The VIU Mariners double gold in PACWEST Volleyball was the sports highlight of a weekend that also included the 14th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards and the end of the Clippers BCHL regular season
The VIU Mariners double gold in PACWEST Volleyball was the sports highlight of a weekend that also included the 14th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards and the end of the Clippers BCHL regular season Northfield Photography

Double PACWEST gold for VIU Mariners volleyball highlights eventful sports weekend in Nanaimo

By Dan Marshall
February 23, 2019 - 11:28pm

NANAIMO – It was a memorable weekend in sports in the Harbour City highlighted by double gold at the PACWEST Volleyball Provincials for the VIU Mariners men's and women's teams.

Ex Mariner Victor Blasco could be one of a handful of players with island connections to join Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League
Ex Mariner Victor Blasco could be one of a handful of players with island connections to join Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League Northfield Photography

Former VIU soccer star Blasco joins new Vancouver Island based pro soccer team

By Dan Marshall
February 16, 2019 - 10:58pm

NANAIMO – The inaugural season of soccer for Pacific FC is just around the corner and the Canadian Premier League side already has deep connections to Nanaimo.

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