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Langley Township is hosting the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships Wednesday June 22 to Sunday, June 26, at McLeod Athletic Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

 

A 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie, will attend Canada’s U18 Summer Selection Camp from July 20 to 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

 

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

 

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sunday was opening day at the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge lawn bowlers celebrate opening day

Club will host free open house events for newcomers to try their sport

Sunday was opening day at the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge club offers chance to try lawn bowling

Opening day on Sunday, followed by open house events

Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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Sandpiper Golf Course tapped as PGA B.C. tournament stop

Sandpiper is one of three Lower Mainland courses on the 2022 tourney circuit

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Goaltender Emelia Portugal of Maple Ridge played goal for Team BC. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge ringette goalie named to Team BC

Portugal has played for the provincial team twice

Goaltender Emelia Portugal of Maple Ridge played goal for Team BC. (Special to The News)
Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Injury setback at Olympics for Okanagan freestyle skier

Vernon’s Elena Gaskell pulls out of big air competition with lower-body injury; two other events scheduled

Vernon freestyle skier Elena Gaskell has pulled out of the first of her three scheduled events, Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to an injury. (CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Marshall Shupe (40) is training hard to try and win a spot on Team USA in short track speed skating. The Ridge Meadows Racer has dual citizenship. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge speed skater competes for spot on Team USA

Marshall Shupe hopes Olympic trials experience will propel his career

Marshall Shupe (40) is training hard to try and win a spot on Team USA in short track speed skating. The Ridge Meadows Racer has dual citizenship. (Special to The News)
City Hall is promoting a ball hockey tournament as part of its Glow Maple Ridge celebrations. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge hosts Christmas ball hockey tournament

Youth and adult divisions for event at Leisure Centre

City Hall is promoting a ball hockey tournament as part of its Glow Maple Ridge celebrations. (Special to The News)
Maggie Coles-Lyster is in second place in the series standings. (The News files)

Maple Ridge cyclist on the podium in Lithuania

Coles-Lyster follows up gold in Spain earlier this month with a silver medal

Maggie Coles-Lyster is in second place in the series standings. (The News files)
Flame Nic Amsler had a goal on Wednesday, and still leads the Pacific Junior Hockey League in scoring. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Flames host back-to-back games against Pilots

Games Friday and Saturday night in Maple Ridge

Flame Nic Amsler had a goal on Wednesday, and still leads the Pacific Junior Hockey League in scoring. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley youth football volunteer pleads guilty to fraud for stealing $29,000

Josh Cahoon stole from Chilliwack Giants while acting as treasurer

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. (Facebook)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)

Three SRT Titans earn scholarships

Maple Ridge’s Emiko Nagai, Lucas Hutchinson, and Cade Armour will take talents to college level

Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge club looking for lawn bowlers

Games have been modified for safety during COVID-19

Coach Ray Wakeman and the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club are looking for new members. (Neil Corbett/The News)