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The Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association’s opening day at the Albion Sportsfields in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows house leage softball sign-up this Thursday

Players have the option to register in-person or online

The Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association’s opening day at the Albion Sportsfields in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge sprinter earns track scholarship to TWU

Alina Olson broke the MRSS record in the 100 m dash last season

Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)
MRSS cheerleading team performed a pyramid at the New Years Classic competition at the PNE on Jan. 11. (Contributed photo)

MRSS cheer team to compete against world’s best

The squad will represent Canada at the 2020 World School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando

MRSS cheerleading team performed a pyramid at the New Years Classic competition at the PNE on Jan. 11. (Contributed photo)
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White Rock resident Sue Rittinger is on the lookout for other women hockey players, aged 55 and up, who are interested in playing at this year’s BC 55+ Games in Richmond. (Contributed photo)

White Rock woman seeks fellow hockey players for BC 55+ Games

Sue Rittinger aiming to put Zone 3 women’s team together in time for September event

White Rock resident Sue Rittinger is on the lookout for other women hockey players, aged 55 and up, who are interested in playing at this year’s BC 55+ Games in Richmond. (Contributed photo)
Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)

Hall Of Fame induction is a feather in the cap, says proud Walker Sr.

Son will be inducted into hall of fame with 76.6 percent of vote

Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)
Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Maple Ridge’s Larry Walker Jr. gets voted into Cooperstown

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Larry Walker and his father keeping expectations low for HOF induction

Walker needs 75 percent of votes in order to be inducted into Cooperstown

Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Matteo playing in net during his 2016 gold medal run for Team Canada’s U15 ball hockey squad in Sheffield, UK. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows ball hockey goalie gets call up to Team Canada

Matteo Petrelli will mind net for U20 team at world championships in Switzerland this summer

Matteo playing in net during his 2016 gold medal run for Team Canada’s U15 ball hockey squad in Sheffield, UK. (Contributed)
Pitt Meadows secondary grad Brandon Yip will suit up as a forward for the Chernyshev Division at the 2020 KHL All star game in Moscow Sunday (Jan 19). (Contributed)

Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip to play in KHL all star game in Moscow Sunday morning

Yip currently captains the Kunlun Red Stars who are based in Beijing

Pitt Meadows secondary grad Brandon Yip will suit up as a forward for the Chernyshev Division at the 2020 KHL All star game in Moscow Sunday (Jan 19). (Contributed)
Gordon Mink has been awarded the 2019 Professional Development Program Order of Merit by PGA B.C. (Kristy Powers Photography/special to Langley Advance Times)

Golfer Gordon Mink gets top PGA BC award

Former Langley instructor recognized for contribution to sport

Gordon Mink has been awarded the 2019 Professional Development Program Order of Merit by PGA B.C. (Kristy Powers Photography/special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicholas Amsler of the Ridge Meadows Flames is currently the highest scoring 18-year-old in the league. (THE NEWS-Files)

Ridge Meadows Flames recharge for PJHL Winter Classic

PJHL Winter Classic runs Jan. 3-5 in Richmond

Nicholas Amsler of the Ridge Meadows Flames is currently the highest scoring 18-year-old in the league. (THE NEWS-Files)
Larry Walker started out with the Montreal Expos.

Walker Jr. on cusp of Cooperstown

Right-fielder from Maple Ridge on 86.1 per cent of ballots revealed so far.

Larry Walker started out with the Montreal Expos.
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
A BC Summer Games volunteer rally in Maple Ridge was an opportunity for newly appointed team members to get acquainted and introduce their position and responsibilities as they roll up their sleeves to prepare for the start of the games in the summer. (Joti Grewal/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Countdown to BC Summer Games continues in Maple Ridge with volunteer rally

Teams led by 14 directors will be working over the coming months in preparation for the July games

A BC Summer Games volunteer rally in Maple Ridge was an opportunity for newly appointed team members to get acquainted and introduce their position and responsibilities as they roll up their sleeves to prepare for the start of the games in the summer. (Joti Grewal/Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants are defeated by Everett at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Giants fall 3-2 to visiting Silvertips in WHL play Friday

Vancouver G-Men defeated at Langley Events Centre, prepare to take on Cougars Sunday

  • Oct 26, 2019
Vancouver Giants are defeated by Everett at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

G-Men defeated on home ice Sunday by Victoria – next up Everett on Friday

  • Oct 21, 2019
VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
The Burrards lost to the Victoria Shamrocks Sunday night. (Paul Evans photography)
The Burrards lost to the Victoria Shamrocks Sunday night. (Paul Evans photography)
Photos: above Lee Cejalvo; left Deborah Churko                                Karsen Tielen of Maple Ridge came second at the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Canadian qualifying event in Nanaimo.

Maple Ridge pump track racer elated after second place win

Karsen Tielen took her BMX skills to the pump track, qualifies for worlds

Photos: above Lee Cejalvo; left Deborah Churko                                Karsen Tielen of Maple Ridge came second at the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Canadian qualifying event in Nanaimo.
Haney Neptune girls division three relay team with coach Sam Janes after winning a bronze medal in the 50 metre freestyle relay. From left to right, Haley Snaith, Gracie Chamberlain, Sam Janes, Robyn Schneider and Julia Longmuir. (Submitted photo)

Haney Neptunes break decades-old club records at provincial swim meet

The Maple Ridge swim club returns home with several medals

Haney Neptune girls division three relay team with coach Sam Janes after winning a bronze medal in the 50 metre freestyle relay. From left to right, Haley Snaith, Gracie Chamberlain, Sam Janes, Robyn Schneider and Julia Longmuir. (Submitted photo)