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Team Ontario celebrated their 14U female gold medal win at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre)
Team Ontario celebrated their 14U female gold medal win at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse Nationals on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre)
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)
Young riders watched the competition unfold during Thunderbird Show Park’s three-week FEI circuit, which is building toward this Sunday, Aug. 28 and the Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix 1.45m. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Week three of FEI jumping underway at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

Top jumpers compete in Summer Fort Festival and Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix

  • Aug 25, 2022
Young riders watched the competition unfold during Thunderbird Show Park’s three-week FEI circuit, which is building toward this Sunday, Aug. 28 and the Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix 1.45m. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Thunder have a three games to zero series lead in the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association finals following a 12-11 overtime victory over Nanaimo on Tuesday night, Aug. 23, at Langley Events Centre. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)

VIDEO: Langley Thunder make it three in a row with overtime series win

One victory away from taking the best-of-seven against Nanaimo

  • Aug 24, 2022
The Langley Thunder have a three games to zero series lead in the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association finals following a 12-11 overtime victory over Nanaimo on Tuesday night, Aug. 23, at Langley Events Centre. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)
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)
Jane Tidball (Langley Advance Times files)

tbird: Her family lays the groundwork

Jane Tidball identifies sportsmanship and preserving a family legacy as pillars of tbird

  • Aug 24, 2022
Jane Tidball (Langley Advance Times files)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen invited to Canada Basketball camp

Klassen one of 17 players trying out for spot on FIBA Americup 2022 team

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford 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)
Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper won B.C. Golf’s senior men’s and super-senior men’s championships in Victoria in late July. (News Bulletin file photo)

Golfer battles back from stroke, wins B.C.’s senior men’s championship

Sandy Harper, two years after a stroke, celebrates meaningful victory

Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper won B.C. Golf’s senior men’s and super-senior men’s championships in Victoria in late July. (News Bulletin file photo)
Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Mexico crushes Canada 10-0 at Little League World Series

Defeat Canada’s first as they allow first runs of the tourney and fall to 2-1

Canada’s Benjamin Dartnell reacts after driving in three runs on his double against Japan during the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
Brooke M. Henderson, of Canada, lines up a putt on the 13th green during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 12, 2022, in Galloway, N.J. She is among the biggest names in the upcoming CP Women’s Open. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Twelve-year-old Lucy Lin of Vancouver among CP Women’s Open qualifiers

Lin is the youngest player to ever qualify for the prestigious Canadian tournament,

Brooke M. Henderson, of Canada, lines up a putt on the 13th green during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 12, 2022, in Galloway, N.J. She is among the biggest names in the upcoming CP Women’s Open. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Giants’ Zack Ostapchuk, in his first appearance for Canada at the U-20 level, scored a goal and assisted twice during the tournament on the road to a gold medal win. (Vancouver Giants)

Canada’s gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships has some help from the Vancouver Giants

Namely, Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk, coach Michael Dyck, and trainer Mike Burnstein

  • Aug 23, 2022
Giants’ Zack Ostapchuk, in his first appearance for Canada at the U-20 level, scored a goal and assisted twice during the tournament on the road to a gold medal win. (Vancouver Giants)
Josh Romero hauls up a 250kg (551.2lb.) deadlift at Trinity Western University’s David E. Enarson Gymnasium on Saturday, Aug. 20. Romeo was among more than 60 competitors at the British Columbia Powerlifting Association annual Summer Open competition in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Powerlifters have first mask-free Summer Open in Langley

More than 60 took part at Trinity Western University’s David E. Enarson Gymnasium

Josh Romero hauls up a 250kg (551.2lb.) deadlift at Trinity Western University’s David E. Enarson Gymnasium on Saturday, Aug. 20. Romeo was among more than 60 competitors at the British Columbia Powerlifting Association annual Summer Open competition in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Elisa BJX won the $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Sunday, Aug. 21. It was only the second time the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare had jumped in a 1.50m event. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

VIDEO: Britain’s Matthew Sampson wins $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

For 10-year-old Oldenburg mare Elisa BJX, it was only her second 1.50m event

  • Aug 22, 2022
Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Elisa BJX won the $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Sunday, Aug. 21. It was only the second time the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare had jumped in a 1.50m event. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Chase Scanlan has three goals and 10 points in two games as the Langley Thunder lead Nanaimo Timbermen 2-0 in the best-of-seven WLA finals. (Ryan Molag LEC file photo)

VIDEO: Langley Thunder win game two of WLA finals

Next up, a Tuesday home game at Langley Events Centre

  • Aug 22, 2022
Chase Scanlan has three goals and 10 points in two games as the Langley Thunder lead Nanaimo Timbermen 2-0 in the best-of-seven WLA finals. (Ryan Molag LEC file photo)
Langley Rams quarterback Tristen Secord-Yanciw, seen here during an earlier game against the Okanagan Sun, carried the ball for a touchdown against Kamloops Broncos on route to a 24-6 win that ended a three-game losing streak for the defending Canadian Bowl champions. (Langley Rams Facebook)

Langley Rams end losing streak at expense of Kamloops Broncos winning streak

‘Ground and pound’ strategy effective for Canadian Bowl champions

  • Aug 21, 2022
Langley Rams quarterback Tristen Secord-Yanciw, seen here during an earlier game against the Okanagan Sun, carried the ball for a touchdown against Kamloops Broncos on route to a 24-6 win that ended a three-game losing streak for the defending Canadian Bowl champions. (Langley Rams Facebook)
Ejaz Mohammed from Surrey’s Port Kells Boxing Club (left) and Rome Macalalag from Vancouver’s Diaz Boxing land blows in-close during their main event bout at the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Fighters show moxy at Vernon boxing card

12-bout Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show at Vernon Rec Centre draws near-capacity crowd

Ejaz Mohammed from Surrey’s Port Kells Boxing Club (left) and Rome Macalalag from Vancouver’s Diaz Boxing land blows in-close during their main event bout at the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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