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Local ballers get named to the provincial squad

Local ballers get named to the provincial squad

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge both represented among B.C.s best basketball players

Local ballers get named to the provincial squad
Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)

Three Ramblers run and jump their way to track and field scholarships

Maple Ridge Secondary’s Aiden Grout, Alina Olson, and Nico Aron will represent the Ridge in college

Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)
Linden soars towards the bucket in Germany. Contributed photo

Maple Ridge exchange student playing pro basketball in Germany

Mats Linden spent a year training with the Westview Basketball Academy

  • Jun 9, 2020
Linden soars towards the bucket in Germany. Contributed photo
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Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits super fan celebrates 100th birthday

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits super fan celebrates 100th birthday

Abbotsford resident Gladys Sautter surprised by Bandits representatives on big day

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits super fan celebrates 100th birthday
Marquesis Haintz capped off her high school career in style, winning a third consecutive gold medal and the Most Outstanding Female wrestler award (Wilson Wong)

Pair of Maple Ridge wrestlers earns full ride at SFU

Marquesis Haintz and Ryan Hicks are two of B.C.s top young grapplers

Marquesis Haintz capped off her high school career in style, winning a third consecutive gold medal and the Most Outstanding Female wrestler award (Wilson Wong)
Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Golden Ears Provincial Park reopens to public

One of B.C.’s largest and busiest provincial parks is allowing day use recreation as of May 14

Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Larry Walker Jr. at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the day after he, along with Derek Jeter, was elected to the baseball hall of fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Hall of Fame event cancelled, Maple Ridge’s Larry Walker to wait one more year

Walker is to be inducted with Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, and Ted Simmons

Larry Walker Jr. at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the day after he, along with Derek Jeter, was elected to the baseball hall of fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
FIFA Joel Waterman (FIFA 2019)

Maple Ridge soccer club moves game to virtual world

Club to host a FIFA 19 Xbox tournament on Friday

FIFA Joel Waterman (FIFA 2019)
Maple Ridge ultra-marathon runner Mike Huber took part in the first annual Quarantine Backyard Ultra. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge man runs for 25 hours in virtual marathon

Mike Huber was one of 2,400 runners from 64 countries

Maple Ridge ultra-marathon runner Mike Huber took part in the first annual Quarantine Backyard Ultra. (Contributed)
Handler Karen Nelkenbrecher and her Labrador Retriever Rain were winners of the Purina Outstanding Field Trial Retriever Award at a banquet in Thomasville, Georgia. (Special to the News)

Two-year-old Retriever from Maple Ridge returns home a champion

Rain was honoured with the 17th annual Purina Outstanding Derby Field Trial Retriever Award

Handler Karen Nelkenbrecher and her Labrador Retriever Rain were winners of the Purina Outstanding Field Trial Retriever Award at a banquet in Thomasville, Georgia. (Special to the News)
The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)
BC Games logo (File photo)

Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games organizers disappointed but proud

Should be extra-prepared for the 2024 Summer Games once it comes

BC Games logo (File photo)
BC Games logo (File photo)
BC Games logo (File photo)
The Rams hope to improve upon their ninth place finish at the 2020 World Championships. (Submitted photo)

Maple Ridge Secondary cheer squad repeat as provincial champs

Team received a paid bid to the 2021 World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando

The Rams hope to improve upon their ninth place finish at the 2020 World Championships. (Submitted photo)
A young Huggon High Performance soccer player participates in a ladder drill on Thursday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Soccer during Covid scare

Small soccer camp continues but Ridge Meadows’ West Coast FC ceases activity

A young Huggon High Performance soccer player participates in a ladder drill on Thursday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jordyn Flamma helped make her colourful costumes for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay. (Anna Buske Photography)

Maple Ridge skater wins two silvers at Special Olympic Nationals

Jordyn Flamma, 20, designs and makes her own costumes to match her song choices

Jordyn Flamma helped make her colourful costumes for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay. (Anna Buske Photography)
Faruk works on slipping punches at the Maple Ridge Boxing Club. (Jeff Mitchell photo)

Pitt Meadows pugilist makes pro debut

Maple Ridge Boxing Club’s Sabri Faruk won the national light-heavyweight championship in 2019

Faruk works on slipping punches at the Maple Ridge Boxing Club. (Jeff Mitchell photo)
Burrards used defense to win, said coach Gathercole. (Contributed)

Ridge Meadows wins second provincial lacrosse championship in two weeks

U-18 Burrards squad join their U-15 counterparts as best in B.C.

Burrards used defense to win, said coach Gathercole. (Contributed)