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Langley Rivermen opt out of BCHL ‘pod’ season

Statement cites ‘mental and physical health implications’

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LOSC swimmers Alex Velicico, Leilani Fack, Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil have set 27 new club records between them (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Records fall as Langley Olympic Swim Club members resume training

There may be no regular swim meets, but that isn’t slowing the swimmers down

LOSC swimmers Alex Velicico, Leilani Fack, Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil have set 27 new club records between them (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)

BC Hockey League announces shortened season will begin in April

Junior ‘A’ hockey league board of governors approve season following green light from province

The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)
A young Steve Nash in his high school days. (photo courtesy of BC Boys Basketball Association)

See young basketball stars in some of their greatest games

Langley Events Centre is streaming classic match-ups

A young Steve Nash in his high school days. (photo courtesy of BC Boys Basketball Association)
Vancouver Giants will begin their 20th season in the WHL on Friday, March 26 (Giants graphic)

Giants return to competition on Friday, March 26

Langley-based WHL team set to play 24 games at two locations

Vancouver Giants will begin their 20th season in the WHL on Friday, March 26 (Giants graphic)
At nine, Langley’s Grayson Talaba, seen here in a 2019 race, has several wins under his belt and is preparing to resume racing following a truncated 2020 season due to the pandemic. (Stephen Frye/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Grayson Talaba is burning up the track

Nine-year-old go kart racer tends to end up on the podium

At nine, Langley’s Grayson Talaba, seen here in a 2019 race, has several wins under his belt and is preparing to resume racing following a truncated 2020 season due to the pandemic. (Stephen Frye/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)

PJHL cancels rest of its junior ‘B’ hockey season

‘Everyone did all that they could do’ to save season, said White Rock Whalers owner

The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)
Limited edition light weight starter disc frisbee golf sets from Raptor’s Knoll are for sale. (Special to The Star)

Construction begins on community pavilion at Aldergrove’s ‘booming” Frisbee golf course

Co-founder says Raptors Knoll gets so busy with players, a second course would get completely filled

Limited edition light weight starter disc frisbee golf sets from Raptor’s Knoll are for sale. (Special to The Star)
Trent Miner is returning to the Vancouver Giants, the team announced. He has been released by the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.(Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Trent Miner returns to play goal for Vancouver Giants

Netminder was part of epic 11-game winning-streak by Langley-based team

Trent Miner is returning to the Vancouver Giants, the team announced. He has been released by the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.(Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Langley native Tamara Lovelace has been named to the Team USA medical team for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley native Tamara Lovelace has been named to the Team USA medical team for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Move430 aims to encourage Langley residents to be active while raising funds to help kids play sports (KidSport image)

A virtual get-active challenge to Langley residents

MOVE430 fundraiser by Langley KidSport will help young athletes take up organized sports

Move430 aims to encourage Langley residents to be active while raising funds to help kids play sports (KidSport image)
A one-on-one coaching session at the Langley Curling Club (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Believe it or not, now could be the best time to learn how to curl

Langley curling club is offering one-on-one instruction

A one-on-one coaching session at the Langley Curling Club (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Batting cages decided where Langley baseball training camp was held

Two groups came together after one learned its cages didn’t meet COVID-19 criteria

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A player is checked in prior to the start of play in a North Langley Softball video produced to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures are in place (Danica Reed video/special to Langley Advance Times)

Playing it safe: North Langley Softball produces COVID safety video

Intended to answer parental concerns about precautions while practicing during a pandemic

A player is checked in prior to the start of play in a North Langley Softball video produced to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures are in place (Danica Reed video/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Return to play by Vancouver Giants team confirmed

Owner, coach and players pleased by news WHL will resume play in B.C.

Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Recorded on video, Reuben Dykstra of the Langley Gymnastics Foundation competed in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics competition at the Christy Fraser Memorial Gymnastics Invitational (Tattina Maxim/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Christy Fraser Memorial gymnastics competition goes virtual

Unable to compete in person, athletes recorded their performances for judges

Recorded on video, Reuben Dykstra of the Langley Gymnastics Foundation competed in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics competition at the Christy Fraser Memorial Gymnastics Invitational (Tattina Maxim/Special to Langley Advance Times)
If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

Cross your fingers: Langley Thunder are hoping to open a new WLA season in June

It depends on whether they get approval from the provincial health officer

If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)
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Township to hold COVID-safe baseball spring break baseball camps

Aldergrove minor baseball and North Langley Trappers run two week camps

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Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he took the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Christian Burton takes the plunge for Special Olympics

A freezing dip in a kiddie pool to raise money for athletes

Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he took the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics. (Special to Langley Advance Times)