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Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Aldergrove, Langley riders named to Olympic para-dressage team

Lauren Barwick and Winona Hartvikson set to participate in individual and team events in Tokyo

Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Surrey’s Tiger Xie, 10 (pictured), emerged the winner in the extra holes over Langley golfer Ryan LePrieur, 12, at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Mini Tour at Cheam Mountain Golf Course on July 15. (MJT)
Surrey’s Tiger Xie, 10 (pictured), emerged the winner in the extra holes over Langley golfer Ryan LePrieur, 12, at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Mini Tour at Cheam Mountain Golf Course on July 15. (MJT)
Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Stellar Jays take provincial district championships

‘They played their little hearts out,” coach said

Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Gymnastics Foundation athlete takes top Canadian award

Despite winning all-around novice award, Kennedy Duke thinks she could have done better

Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)

No joy for Langley Junior Thunder as teams drop two close road games

The LEC-based lacrosse teams went down to defeat Wednesday night

  • Jul 17, 2021
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)
Langley’s Drew Mechielsen is looking forward to competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (Niels Bensink/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley City woman headed to Tokyo Olympics on BMX team

Drew Mechielsen looking forward to riding supercross at 2021 Games

Langley’s Drew Mechielsen is looking forward to competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (Niels Bensink/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Langley teen Caleb Davies wins championship round at Chilliwack’s Fred Wellsby golf tourney

Davies outdueled Chilliwack’s Joe Corke over 18 holes at the Chilliwack Golf Course

Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vancouver Giants have hired Brodie St. Jacques as the Langley-based team’s new Equipment Manager.(Pure Life Photography)

Giants announce new equipment manager

Langley-based team hires Brodie St. Jacques

Vancouver Giants have hired Brodie St. Jacques as the Langley-based team’s new Equipment Manager.(Pure Life Photography)
Volleyball players Ryan Sclater, Lucas Van Berkell and Dan Jansen Van Doorn are part of the TWU contingent selected by Team Canada. (file)

Spartans to play for Canada

Five Langley university alums to Tokyo Olympics

Volleyball players Ryan Sclater, Lucas Van Berkell and Dan Jansen Van Doorn are part of the TWU contingent selected by Team Canada. (file)
The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder down New West

Tier 1 team erupts for season-high goals

The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
A Gofundme page has been set up to help injured Langley extreme biker Jake Fox. (Gofundme)

VIDEO: Fundraiser for injured Langley extreme biker

Jake Fox suffered broken neck, vertebrae, in ‘freak’ training accident

A Gofundme page has been set up to help injured Langley extreme biker Jake Fox. (Gofundme)
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.
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)

Langley Thunder return home from Victoria empty-handed

Langley now 0-2 in the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League

Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)
Langley Junior Thunder’s Cooper Gettel gets a step on his Port Coquitlam Saints opponent during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre on July 8. The visiting Saints prevailed 14-3. (Photo courtesy of Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder falls in game against Saints at LEC

Port Coquitlam took an early lead and held it

  • Jul 11, 2021
Langley Junior Thunder’s Cooper Gettel gets a step on his Port Coquitlam Saints opponent during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre on July 8. The visiting Saints prevailed 14-3. (Photo courtesy of Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
17-year-old Sueah Park of Langley took the MJT Girls 15-19 division after the fourth playoff hole in a three-way playoff on July 6-7 at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. (MJT)
17-year-old Sueah Park of Langley took the MJT Girls 15-19 division after the fourth playoff hole in a three-way playoff on July 6-7 at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. (MJT)
Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood, seen here in a 2018 interview, set a personal best in the heptathlon on June 20, shortly before she was confirmed as a member of the Canadian Olympic team on July 3. (File photo courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics)

VIDEO: Olympic dream comes true for Langley runner

Heptathlon star Georgia Ellenwood is named to Team Canada

Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood, seen here in a 2018 interview, set a personal best in the heptathlon on June 20, shortly before she was confirmed as a member of the Canadian Olympic team on July 3. (File photo courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics)