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The Flames open their regular season with a home game on Sept. 16. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows Flames have been perfect in the pre-season

PJHL announces exanded schedule and playoffs for coming season of Junior B hockey

The Flames open their regular season with a home game on Sept. 16. (The News files)
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo

Andreescu advances to second round at US Open with three-set win over Tan

Ontario 22-year-old and 2019 champion, improved her all-time U.S. Open record to 11-1

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo
Jaime Perrault (right) helped Canada’s Women’s U-17 team finish third at the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. (Ed Perrault Twitter/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows teen joins Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Team

Jaime Perrault will travel to Mexico with the team to play in the U-17 Women’s Revelations Cup

Jaime Perrault (right) helped Canada’s Women’s U-17 team finish third at the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. (Ed Perrault Twitter/Special to The News)
Wes Doka (right) represented Pitt Meadows Golf Club at the 2022 PGA of BC Championship, taking home nearly $300 in winnings. (Rob Wilton/The News)

Pitt Meadows Golf Club hosts PGA of BC Championship

4 local golfers competed in the tournament, with 2 of them winning money

Wes Doka (right) represented Pitt Meadows Golf Club at the 2022 PGA of BC Championship, taking home nearly $300 in winnings. (Rob Wilton/The News)
Curlers get back on the ice next weekend. (The News files)

Maple Ridge curling club invites new players to try their game

Golden Ears Winter Club hosts annual Summer Spiel, then an open house

Curlers get back on the ice next weekend. (The News files)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s rugby women win Wales 31-3, last warm-up match before World Cup

Next up is the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand starting on Oct. 8

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canada drops all 3 games at L.A. Rugby Sevens

Canada will play in a 9th place qualifier on Sunday

United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)

B.C. Hockey League’s Langley Rivermen poke fun at new Penticton Vees logo

The Vees’ new logo marks the team’s first major rebrand in 18 years

The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)
B.C. Lions' Ben Hladik, left, and Jordan Williams, back right, tackle Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kian Schaffer-Baker during the first half of CFL football game action in Vancouver on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fajardo bounces back as Roughriders roll past Lions 23-16

The Riders improve to 6-5 for the season, while the Lions fall to 8-2

B.C. Lions' Ben Hladik, left, and Jordan Williams, back right, tackle Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kian Schaffer-Baker during the first half of CFL football game action in Vancouver on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
North Beach Campground is available for camping until end of season on Sept. 18. (Zach Jablonski/The News)

Golden Ears campground reopens as bridge repairs finish early

Camping is available at North Beach Campground this weekend on first come, first serve basis

North Beach Campground is available for camping until end of season on Sept. 18. (Zach Jablonski/The News)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, smiles during a “The Tennis Plays for Peace” exhibition match to raise awareness and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in New York. Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022 U.S. Open Thursday as the Canadians look to make another deep run at the final tennis major of the season. Fernandez, the highest seeded Canadian woman at No. 14, opens against France’s Oceane Dodin. Andreescu, who beat Williams in the 2019 final, opens against France’s Harmony Tan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II

Path is set as Fernandez, Andreescu look for another deep U.S. Open run

Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022…

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, smiles during a “The Tennis Plays for Peace” exhibition match to raise awareness and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in New York. Leylah Fernandez and Bianca Andreescu learned their first-round opponents at the 2022 U.S. Open Thursday as the Canadians look to make another deep run at the final tennis major of the season. Fernandez, the highest seeded Canadian woman at No. 14, opens against France’s Oceane Dodin. Andreescu, who beat Williams in the 2019 final, opens against France’s Harmony Tan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II
Justin Kripps of Summerland is retiring from bobsleigh. (IBSF photo)

Kripps retires from bobsleigh competition

Summerland athlete has competed in three Olympics, earning gold and bronze

Justin Kripps of Summerland is retiring from bobsleigh. (IBSF photo)
The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A League of Their Own: Looking back a decade later at Abbotsford’s BC Angels lingerie football team

Former Lingerie Football League figures reflect on short-lived, titillating ride in the Bible Belt

The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Ridge Meadows Royals took bronze at the 13U Western Championship. (Special to The News)

Royals pee wees win bronze at Western Canadian tournament

Ridge Meadows squad beats Victoria in medal game

The Ridge Meadows Royals took bronze at the 13U Western Championship. (Special to The News)
Wesley Park USA, Marshall Shupe USA, Max Poulin CAN (luvCANpicts/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge speed skaters take part in international meets

Good results in short track racing at ovals in Utah and Calgary

Wesley Park USA, Marshall Shupe USA, Max Poulin CAN (luvCANpicts/Special to The News)
Surrey city councillors and Mayor Doug McCallum break ground for the new Sport & Ice Complex that will be built on the north end of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. From left: Brenda Locke, Linda Annis, Laurie Guerra, McCallum, Allison Patton, and Doug Elford. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Mayor and councillors break ground for new Cloverdale Arena

McCallum wants to build 60,000-seat stadium in Surrey

Surrey city councillors and Mayor Doug McCallum break ground for the new Sport & Ice Complex that will be built on the north end of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. From left: Brenda Locke, Linda Annis, Laurie Guerra, McCallum, Allison Patton, and Doug Elford. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Single game tickets for Abbotsford Canucks available starting Aug. 31

Prices start at $24.50, team also offering commemorative four-game package

Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Braden James has only been riding his horse Fiventum Kieni for a year, but has already won the $2,500 Open Classic 1.25m event with her. (Dan Ferguson/The News)

Pitt Meadows rider gets gold twice at local horse jumping event

Braden James placed in top 3 spots for 8 events at Thunderbird Show Park

Braden James has only been riding his horse Fiventum Kieni for a year, but has already won the $2,500 Open Classic 1.25m event with her. (Dan Ferguson/The News)
Alex Zuccaro leads the pack in a recent Mission Raceway Park race. (Brent Martin/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge driver races against the clock to become a top 3 driver in his category

Alex Zuccaro will compete at Mission Raceway Park’s Pro-3 championship this weekend

Alex Zuccaro leads the pack in a recent Mission Raceway Park race. (Brent Martin/Special to The News)
Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Curacao eliminates Canada at Little League World Series with 4-2 win

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver stage 6th-inning rally, but fall short

Canada left fielder Omar Bousmina and his teammates have fallen at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
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