Professional Sports

Sean Hayes completes a 560 kg (1,235 lb) lift, breaking the previous World Record of 550 kg (1,213 lb) set in 2020. Photo supplied

Courtenay strongman sets new world deadlift record in recent competition

Courtenay strongman Sean Hayes made a huge impact at the 2022 King/Queen…


Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver


Pitcher Adam McKillican signed a free agent deal last summer with the Texas Rangers. Photo supplied

Comox Valley ball player enters professional ranks

Adam McKillican of the Comox Valley has joined the ranks of ball…