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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.
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Canada’s Larissa Franklin, right, reacts past Italy’s Amanda Fama after hitting a run-scoring double during a softball game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. She took home a bronze medal after the team beat Mexico the following day. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Maple Ridge softball athlete takes bronze at the Tokyo Olympics

Larissa Franklin and the team Canada women’s softball team beat Mexico to take bronze

Canada’s Larissa Franklin, right, reacts past Italy’s Amanda Fama after hitting a run-scoring double during a softball game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. She took home a bronze medal after the team beat Mexico the following day. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Canada’s Larissa Franklin, right, reacts past Italy’s Amanda Fama after hitting a run-scoring double during a softball game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Maple Ridge outfielder playing for bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Local kayaker Brian Malfesi competes Aug. 4 and 5 of the Tokyo Olympics

Canada’s Larissa Franklin, right, reacts past Italy’s Amanda Fama after hitting a run-scoring double during a softball game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission athletes make splash in Day 2 of Toyko Olympics

A swimmer and water polo player, both born and raised in Maple Ridge, giving their best at the Games

Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)
Jaden August made 14 birdies en route to his third win in as many appearances on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour on July 23 and 24 in Kelowna. (MJT)

Another win for Pitt Meadows golfer Jaden August

Third victory in as many appearance on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT)

Jaden August made 14 birdies en route to his third win in as many appearances on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour on July 23 and 24 in Kelowna. (MJT)
Paul Turner has joined the Ridge Meadows Soccer Club as their new sporting director. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows Soccer welcomes new coach to club

Paul Turner to join the club as new sporting director

Paul Turner has joined the Ridge Meadows Soccer Club as their new sporting director. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix races through Pitt Meadows

Race a tribute to a Canadian cycling team manager, national level track and road racing coach, who lost his life to depression

  • Jul 20, 2021
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows driver revs up for race action

Jason Wesson is excited to get back on the track at Mission Raceway July 24 and 25

Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Sports organizations given BC Games Legacy Funds in Maple Ridge

$128,000 distributed, Maple Ridge to host BC Summer Games in 2024

Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Jaden August, 12, is among those playing in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf's B.C. tour underway now. They're playing in Abbbotsford next week. (MLJ/Special to The News)

12-year-old golfer picks up first win of the season

Pitt Meadows athlete Jaden August brings home a gold from junior competition in Chilliwack

Jaden August, 12, is among those playing in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf's B.C. tour underway now. They're playing in Abbbotsford next week. (MLJ/Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows Jr. Flames won at the Pacific Spring Showcase. (Special to The News)

Jr. Flames win gold at Pacific Spring Showcase

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Teams get back into tournament action

The Ridge Meadows Jr. Flames won at the Pacific Spring Showcase. (Special to The News)
International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New Langley basketball facility remembers top Pitt Meadows coach Rich Goulet

Non-profit Panther Hoops Basketball Society opens NBA-sized court

International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
John Paul Kahlert of Maple Ridge finished third in a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at Hazelmere. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge golfer takes third in junior tour event

Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour gets back in action

John Paul Kahlert of Maple Ridge finished third in a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at Hazelmere. (Special to The News)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)