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Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw

Cleve Dheensaw has been covering sports for the Times Colonist 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 Vancouver market.

Cleve has followed Island athletes around the world. His range of stories — 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 — 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 Vancouver Island.

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

Email
cdheensaw@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Cleve

Thunderbirds ride power play to WHL victory over Victoria Royals

Thunderbirds ride power play to WHL victory over Victoria Royals

Thunderbirds blank Royals 3-0
Canadian men, women meet with mixed results at Dubai Sevens

Canadian men, women meet with mixed results at Dubai Sevens

Canadian men lose last two on consolation side, women’ win last two
UVic Vikes sweep Mount Royal Cougars in Canada West hoops

UVic Vikes sweep Mount Royal Cougars in Canada West hoops

Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams tame Cougars
Canada men, women to consolation round after first day of Dubai Sevens

Canada men, women to consolation round after first day of Dubai Sevens

Both Canadian teams start tournament with 1-2 records.
UVic women come alive with spirited win over Cougars

UVic women come alive with spirited win over Cougars

UVic women halt losing skid with win over Mount Royal
Winterhawks score twice in third period to top Royals

Winterhawks score twice in third period to top Royals

Portland halts losing streak by fending off Royals
Grizzlies blue-liner Hoyt Stanley lands NCAA scholarship to Cornell

Grizzlies blue-liner Hoyt Stanley lands NCAA scholarship to Cornell

Victoria visits Alberni Valley on Friday night
Reeling Royals set to face conference powers on the road

Reeling Royals set to face conference powers on the road

Victoria visits Portland on Friday night
UVic Vikes primed for Canada West hoops battle with Mount Royal

UVic Vikes primed for Canada West hoops battle with Mount Royal

UVic men take winning streak into weekend set
Island soccer pundits say building blocks in place for 2026 World Cup

Island soccer pundits say building blocks in place for 2026 World Cup

Canada exits World Cup after third loss.
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