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Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw has been covering sports for the Times 91原创 since 1981. His more than 40 years of stories on Island athletes and events earned him induction into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2020 as first inductee into the media category who spent his entire career outside the 91原创 market.

Cleve has followed Island athletes around the world. His range of stories 鈥 from Island players in the soccer and rugby World Cups to Silken Laumann, Steve Nash, Simon Whitfield in the Olympics and the legendary Gait twins in lacrosse 鈥 have captured an era in Island sport.

Cleve is also the author of six books about the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, B.C. lacrosse history and the history of sport on 91原创 Island.

A native of 91原创 Island, Cleve is a graduate of Victoria High School and the University of Victoria.

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Recent Work by Cleve

PFC set to meet Forge at home of the Hammers

PFC set to meet Forge at home of the Hammers

The Hammers鈥 legend has grown this season with victories over Major League Soccer teams FC Montreal and Toronto FC
Shimao shining with HarbourCats

Shimao shining with HarbourCats

Shimao is preparing for the West Coast League all-star game in Bellingham on Wednesday night
Boxing's 2028 Olympic hopefuls on display in U-19 card at Eagle Ridge

Boxing's 2028 Olympic hopefuls on display in U-19 card at Eagle Ridge

The Canada-Germany card is being supported by 94 Forward, the legacy fund from the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games
Road to Williamsport goes through Lakehill

Road to Williamsport goes through Lakehill

There is nothing in kids鈥 sports to match the sheer magnitude of the annual Little League World Series
Rising Riverhawks set to step to the plate against HarbourCats

Rising Riverhawks set to step to the plate against HarbourCats

The Edmonton Riverhawks have become one of the leading storylines of the 2024 West Coast League baseball season
Shamrocks put undefeated record on the line against Lakers

Shamrocks put undefeated record on the line against Lakers

Shamrocks have held the Lakers to just five goals in their previous two meetings
Victoria's Crossley, UVic stars Scurfield, Norsten named to Olympic rugby team for Paris

Victoria's Crossley, UVic stars Scurfield, Norsten named to Olympic rugby team for Paris

Canada goes in ranked No. 5 in the world with dreams of making the podium
Whitecaps edge PFC in semifinal thriller

Whitecaps edge PFC in semifinal thriller

91原创 Whitecaps of MLS edged 91原创 FC 1-0 in the opening leg of their two-legged 91原创 Championship semifinal before a capacity crowd of 5,103 in Langford
PFC hopes to play giant killer again against Whitecaps

PFC hopes to play giant killer again against Whitecaps

91原创 FC of the 91原创 Premier League meets the 91原创 Whitecaps of Major League soccer at Starlight Stadium
Shamrocks, Timbermen set for WLA derby

Shamrocks, Timbermen set for WLA derby

鈥榊ou throw the records out the window when we play Nanaimo,鈥 says Shamrocks head coach Mike Simpson.
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