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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
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)

Ridge Meadows Racers going for spots on national speed skating teams

Marshall Shupe has been training in USA, Greens in Calgary

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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)
The Meadow Ridge Female Hockey Association has received a government grant to help weather the pandemic financially.

Ridge Meadows sports organizations given pandemic relief

Three associations approved for government grants

The Meadow Ridge Female Hockey Association has received a government grant to help weather the pandemic financially.
Local Ride Racing brought the annual Rock the Ridge bike race to the dikes and roads of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Sunday, with participants racing a circuit that took them along Neaves Road Swaneset Bay golf course and along the dike system. The elite men did the course three times for a 100km race. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Bike racers Rock the Ridge Sunday

Bikes speed along the dikes of north polder in Pitt Meadows

Local Ride Racing brought the annual Rock the Ridge bike race to the dikes and roads of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Sunday, with participants racing a circuit that took them along Neaves Road Swaneset Bay golf course and along the dike system. The elite men did the course three times for a 100km race. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Jeremy’s Roubaix racing on the dikes of Pitt Meadows in 2016. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)

Longtime bike racing events return to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Jeremy’s Roubaix and Rock the Ridge first bunch races since COVID-19 outbreak

Jeremy’s Roubaix racing on the dikes of Pitt Meadows in 2016. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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Ridge Meadows Flames forward Ryan Denney cuts in front of the opposing net. He will be back this year when the Flames return to action on Sept. 29. (THE NEWS files)

Flames getting ready for Junior B hockey season

PJHL announces Sept. 29 start date for league

Ridge Meadows Flames forward Ryan Denney cuts in front of the opposing net. He will be back this year when the Flames return to action on Sept. 29. (THE NEWS files)
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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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An artist’s concept of the new boathouse and dock at Whonnock Lake. (Contributed)

$1 million upgrade for paddling club going ahead

Club’s new dock and boathouse faces council’s final approval

An artist’s concept of the new boathouse and dock at Whonnock Lake. (Contributed)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Steve Deakin is focusing all his attention on pickleball this year. (Contributed photo)

Pitt Meadows pickleball pro wins pair of medals in Toronto

Steve Deakin switched to the sport from tennis a couple years ago and never looked back

Steve Deakin is focusing all his attention on pickleball this year. (Contributed photo)
Monika Eggens. File photo

Hometown Heroes dinner celebrates inductee and community that raised her

Tuesday event honours Maple Ridge native Monika Eggens at Pitt Meadows Secondary

Monika Eggens. File photo