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The team has secured a spot among the top five competing for the championship. (Ridge Meadows Baseball/Special to The News)

Royals to play in Bantam AA provincial championship

Ridge Meadows association steps up to host tournament this weekend

The team has secured a spot among the top five competing for the championship. (Ridge Meadows Baseball/Special to The News)
Rajan Kumar, Matteo Sekela, Dusan Remias and Dave Carter after winning at the BCTA this year. (Pitt Meadows Gun Club/Special to The News)
Rajan Kumar, Matteo Sekela, Dusan Remias and Dave Carter after winning at the BCTA this year. (Pitt Meadows Gun Club/Special to The News)
The provincials took place at Albion Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium ball parks. (Neil Corbett photo/The News)

Royals finish fifth in U18 baseball provincial championship

Head coach commends the team for a successful season

The provincials took place at Albion Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium ball parks. (Neil Corbett photo/The News)
Maple Ridge’s Ryan Tougas took the provincial first place title at UCI BMX Championships on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in Surrey. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)

Maple Ridge rider takes top spot at BMX provincials

Up against racers from six to 50+, a local rookie pro brings home gold

  • Aug 16, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Ryan Tougas took the provincial first place title at UCI BMX Championships on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in Surrey. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Presley Moyer of the Royals Under-18 AAA is forced out on a play at second base at the provincials at Hammond Stadium on Friday against the Richmond City Chuckers. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Royals playing in U18 baseball provincial championship

Ridge Meadows association hosts tournament this weekend

Presley Moyer of the Royals Under-18 AAA is forced out on a play at second base at the provincials at Hammond Stadium on Friday against the Richmond City Chuckers. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Selections for the U13 team, which would be entered in the provincial championship, will take place in September this year. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association to host 2022 U13 provincial championships

The Tier 1 BC-wide games will bring in tourist dollars to the community

Selections for the U13 team, which would be entered in the provincial championship, will take place in September this year. (The News files)
Ryan Lloyd and Wes Doka of the Pitt Meadows Golf Club competed in the PGA of BC Tournament of Champions event on Monday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Ryan Lloyd and Wes Doka of the Pitt Meadows Golf Club competed in the PGA of BC Tournament of Champions event on Monday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Golf bag spooks a bear. (Youtube/Special to The News)
Golf bag spooks a bear. (Youtube/Special to The News)
Adam Muys with the Canadian BMX team in Tokyo. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge coach back from Tokyo after third Olympics

Olympians visiting Pitt Meadows on Tuesday

Adam Muys with the Canadian BMX team in Tokyo. (Special to The News)
Jaden August had a second place finish on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf’s B.C. tour event in Chilliwack. (MLJ/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows golfer finishes second in junior tournament

Jaden August also won BounceBack award in Chilliwack event

Jaden August had a second place finish on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf’s B.C. tour event in Chilliwack. (MLJ/Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows Soccer club is now part ofthe Tri-Cities district. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Two Maple Ridge soccer clubs join Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association

The move came after the dissolution of the Alouette District Youth Soccer Association

The Ridge Meadows Soccer club is now part ofthe Tri-Cities district. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
The Ridge Meadows Flames have exhibition games scheduled this month. (Facebook)

Maple Ridge Junior Bs getting back on the ice this month

Flames have exhibition games scheduled in August

The Ridge Meadows Flames have exhibition games scheduled this month. (Facebook)
Goaltender Nate Faccin, picked second overall in the 2021 WLA draft, will be one of the Burrard’s young stars at the WLA Xtreme Future Stars event. (Special to The News)

Burrards prospects part of WLA Xtreme Future Stars event

Maple Ridge WLA club prominent in Saturday’s games

Goaltender Nate Faccin, picked second overall in the 2021 WLA draft, will be one of the Burrard’s young stars at the WLA Xtreme Future Stars event. (Special to The News)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais of Canada train during a canoe sprint training session at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man/Special to the News)

Maple Ridge paddler competes at Olympics

Malfesi misses two-man kayak A final by less than a second

Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais of Canada train during a canoe sprint training session at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man/Special to the News)
Cyclists race the Thornhill circuit in Maple Ridge on Sunday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Local Ride hosts Thornhill cycling race

Red Truck Racing runs over the competition in rural Maple Ridge course

  • Aug 4, 2021
Cyclists race the Thornhill circuit in Maple Ridge on Sunday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Nathan Rourke (left) of Maple Ridge has won the backup quarterback job with the BC Lions. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge’s Rourke named Lions backup QB

Rookie has worked his way up to second on the CFL squad’s depth chart

Nathan Rourke (left) of Maple Ridge has won the backup quarterback job with the BC Lions. (Facebook/Special to The News)
The Canadian women’s softball team with their bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Larissa Franklin/Facebook)

Maple Ridge softball star says bronze medal win ‘surreal’

Larissa Franklin thanks supporters for cheering so loud

The Canadian women’s softball team with their bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Larissa Franklin/Facebook)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.