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Brian Malfesi and his partner Vincent Jourdenais have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge kayak racer qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Malfesi is first B.C. sprint paddler to race for Team Canada at Olympics in 33 years

Tori Peterson has been named a first team all-star in the NCAA Ohio Valley Conference. (Facebook/Eastern Kentucky University)

Pitt Meadows pitcher an all conference player in the NCAA

Tori Peterson has been outstanding this season for Eastern Kentucky University

Maple Ridge’s Ivy Threatful defeated SIDES’ Zena Shew in the female 51kg division at the 2020 BC Secondary School Wrestling Association Championships at Langley Events Centre on Feb. 18. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)

Maple Ridge wrestler heads to Mexico

Ivy Threatful will grapple for Team Canada at Junior Pan Am Championships in June

Maple Ridge player Larissa Franklin puts the ball in play during a Canada Cup game. On Wednesday, May 11, she was named to the final roster of Canada’s Olympic softball team. (file)
Maple Ridge player Larissa Franklin puts the ball in play during a Canada Cup game. On Wednesday, May 11, she was named to the final roster of Canada’s Olympic softball team. (file)
The Ridge Meadows Flames are hosting an under-15 development skate this summer. (Facebook)
The Ridge Meadows Flames are hosting an under-15 development skate this summer. (Facebook)
Maple Ridge secondary athletes who are on their way to compete at the collegiate level: Jade Lenton, Kaelyn Van Garderen, Ivy Threatful, Neve Hayes, Grace Hamilton, Gabby Di Girolamo, Soleil Brooks, Adrian Truong, Jack Emley Graham and missing Cassidy MacPherson. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Ramblers athletes recruited by college teams

Maple Ridge secondary has 10 graduates moving up to post secondary athletics

Maple Ridge secondary athletes who are on their way to compete at the collegiate level: Jade Lenton, Kaelyn Van Garderen, Ivy Threatful, Neve Hayes, Grace Hamilton, Gabby Di Girolamo, Soleil Brooks, Adrian Truong, Jack Emley Graham and missing Cassidy MacPherson. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Brent Hughes, the new Ridge Meadows Flames coach, from his Leaf hockey card in the 1994-95 season.
Brent Hughes, the new Ridge Meadows Flames coach, from his Leaf hockey card in the 1994-95 season.
Ken Dockendorf is president of the BC High School Boys Basketball Association. (THE NEWS files)

Administrators vote to change BC school sports governance

Maple Ridge coach says athletes won’t notice a change next season

Ken Dockendorf is president of the BC High School Boys Basketball Association. (THE NEWS files)
Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)

Jake Virtanen steps down as host of Abbotsford charity golf tournament

Archway Community Services announces he will no longer be host of event after allegations

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)
Tyler O’Neill made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)

Maple Ridge slugger O’Neill heating up at the plate

Rollercoaster season sees the MLB outfielder on an upswing

Tyler O’Neill made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)
Graham Thompson (left) and Riley Murray will take on new roles with the local soccer club. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows soccer club welcomes experienced staffers

Graham Thompson and Riley Murray have been named assistant technical directors with RMSC

Graham Thompson (left) and Riley Murray will take on new roles with the local soccer club. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
Larry Walker Jr. in BC place stadium when he played for the Montreal Expos in April 1994.

Maple Ridge’s Larry Walker featured in new book about the Expos

Author says hall of fame voters finally got it right

Larry Walker Jr. in BC place stadium when he played for the Montreal Expos in April 1994.
BCHL

BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

BCHL
Rich Goulet in 2015. (THE NEWS/files)

STM renames Chancellor Tournament for Rich Goulet

Iconic Pitt Meadows coach memorialized by the high school where he started

Rich Goulet in 2015. (THE NEWS/files)
Tori Peterson was named Pitcher of the Week in the NCAA Ohio Valley Conference. (Facebook/Eastern Kentucky University)

Pitt Meadows pitcher shining in the NCAA

Tori Peterson wins accolades during a great season

Tori Peterson was named Pitcher of the Week in the NCAA Ohio Valley Conference. (Facebook/Eastern Kentucky University)
Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)

Petition for Rich Goulet gymnasium keeps growing

More than 4,200 seek honour for Pitt Meadows basketball coach

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)
Ken Dockendorf is rallying opposition to the changes to high school sports governance. (The News files)

Maple Ridge coaches oppose changes to high school sports governance

Vote coming on May 1 could change varsity sports across B.C.

Ken Dockendorf is rallying opposition to the changes to high school sports governance. (The News files)
BCHL

BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

BCHL
Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge club looking for lawn bowlers

Games have been modified for safety during COVID-19

Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Julie Bryson with some of her students. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge coach shooting to keep her sport alive

Julie Bryson says not many clubs left for target sports

Julie Bryson with some of her students. (Special to The News)