Dave Thompson

More than a baseball icon

Yogi Berra's influence stretched much farther than just baseball.

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Sports ‘n’ Things: Smokies best bang for buck

"Sometimes it is fun to say, 'I told you so,' but the thought of what might have been is not pleasant, even after all these years."

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Sports ‘n’ Things: Another hockey season hits the ice

Today’s the day for the start of hockey season - both the BCHL and the KIJHL kick off tonight.

Sports ‘n’ Things: Help Smokies help families

"Good thing it is a season of hope, at least for sports fans."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Professional sports still all about the money

"Purely about the money from the people that make your money from hockey."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Questions arise with recent fires

"Does anyone still believe the B.C. Lions have an elite quarterback in Travis Lulay?"

Sports ‘n’ Things: Count down to puck drop

"...the first full Smoke Eater game for 2015/16 will take place in exactly two weeks."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Little used recreation venues abound in West Kootenay

"Driving around the area recently makes me both proud and a bit sad."

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The benefits of Junior A hockey more than academic

"NCAA players are a growing segment of NHL draft lists, and completion of a degree will not compromise a player."

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Sports ‘n’ Things: A closing gaff at Pan Am Games

"Maybe this (Kanye) West guy has an in with the infamous voting delegates of the dreaded IOC, I've heard he has access to some wealth."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Don’t miss out on a ‘Trail to remember’

"I haven’t even gotten to a sports item yet, which shows as well as anything that this area is a lot more than its storied athletic past."

NHL MVP modest and inspiring

"Barring just a Stanley Cup ring, Price has already, while still very young, garnered every prize in hockey that a goaltender can win."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Sun’s setting on boys of summer

"...ball fans should try and get out to Butler Park this weekend."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Equipment issues should be loudly alerted

"Bauer equipment is in extensive use around this province and if a safety problem is in play such parents should be alerted."

Sports ‘n’ Things: Bickerton column rekindles fond memories

"The column provides a broad picture, but Art was far too humble about the events inaugurated by that committee of mostly Co-op riders."

Sports ‘n’ Things: FIFA corruption no surprise

"...those of us who pay even slight attention to the world, the cynicism will grow, and congeal in our hearts."

Sports ‘n’ Things: ‘Canada’s team’ comment doesn’t resonate with Canadians

"While there is little doubt about Babcock’s coaching chops, he needs to get out more."

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Sports ‘n’ Things: 2015 Trail Smoke Eaters: a scholastic success story

About half of last season’s roster will heading off to college to play and learn.

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Sports ‘n’ Things: Wingless playoff means loss of Trail ties

"More importantly to Home of Champions folks is that the Red Wings ouster removes the last two direct links to the area..."

Sports ‘n’ Things: B.C. junior teams poised for championship sweep

"...most of it has to do with the fact that, first the Kootenays, (Trail in particular) embraced minor hockey for its kids..."