Sports

A short guide to scenic hikes around Victoria

The Island, known for its lush scenery, towering trees, and outdoor pursuits, is the perfect place to start hiking. Maybe you’re new in town, or recently lied to a Tinder…
Kevin Hall and Amanda Kettyls. Photo by Armando Tura/AP Shutter via Vikes Instagram.

Soccer player Trinity Kettyls wins top awards at Vikes Celebration of Champions

After two years without events and ceremonies of recognition, the Vikes athletics department was finally able to honour outstanding athletes with the 2022 Celebration of Champions. The event saw such…
Wheelchair basketball, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

A guide to accessible sport in Victoria

The Paralympics are upon us, with opening ceremonies taking place on March 4. With the televising of these inspiring athletes comes an increase in awareness for adapted and inclusive athletics.…
Cord Clemens, photo sourced from govikesgo.com.

Vikes welcome basketball dynasty alumni to Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Victoria Vikes have welcomed new inductees to the 2022 Sports Hall of Fame. The late Vikes basketball alumnus Cord Clemens has been selected to join the collective…

A pandemic Olympics led to shaky performance for Canadian figure skater

Canadian figure skater Roman Sadovsky took as many precautions as necessary to ensure he would be safe to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics this month.

The end of an era: Coach Bruce Wilson retires from Vikes men’s soccer team

After 34 years of leading the Vikes Men's soccer team, head coach Bruce Wilson is taking a step back from the pitch. An award-winning coach and a legendary player in…
Sofia Donnecke, Trinity Kettyls, and Katie Martens. Photo via UVic Vikes.

Three female student athletes spilt prestigious Vikes Provost Award

At the 17th annual Vikes Honour Roll Luncheon, three female student athletes were surprised to hear their names called for the distinguished Provost Award. Trinity Kettyls from the women’s soccer…
Avalon Wasteneys, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Meet Avalon Wasteneys: UVic student and Olympic champion

Avalon Wasteneys was sitting in a second year UVic anthropology course when the class discussion sidetracked to the Olympic Games. The psychology major contributed to the conversation, and her peers…
A hitter from the UVic Vikes women's softball team. Photo by Captured Sports Photography,

Vikes women’s softball plays in first home opener series

The Vikes women’s softball team battled hard in their first home opener series on a sunny fall Saturday at Hyacinth Park. After dropping two games to the top ranked UBC…