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Jake Ruby at the 2020 Island Games (David Chant Photography)
Jake Ruby at the 2020 Island Games (David Chant Photography)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jadon Cohee played for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)

Team Canada clinches berth in the FIBA AmeriCup 2022

National basketball team racked up back-to-back wins

Langley’s Jadon Cohee played for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)
Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Gibbs earns UBC scholarship

Track and field star described as impressive both on and off the field

Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jadon Cohee will play for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)
Langley’s Jadon Cohee will play for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)
Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)

Rolling the dice: how Langley Thunder took a risk that netted two key players

WLA held their 2021 graduating junior draft on Thursday at Langley Events Centre

Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)
Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft. (Garrett James/Special to The Star)

Western Lacrosse League holds graduating junior player draft in Langley

First round featured Langley Junior Thunder product Connor Watson

Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft. (Garrett James/Special to The Star)
Langley Township has announced free swimming at local pools this weekend (TOL file image)
Langley Township has announced free swimming at local pools this weekend (TOL file image)
Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft on February 11. (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Teams from Langley to New West pick up new lacrosse talent

WLA draft held for what’s likely to be an unsual season

  • Feb 13, 2021
Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft on February 11. (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jenaya Robertson, a star midfielder with Langley-based Trinity Western University Spartans, has inked her first professional contract, the Langley university announced on Wednesday, Feb. 10 (TWU)

Star TWU soccer player signs pro contract

Jenaya Robertson to play for German team

Jenaya Robertson, a star midfielder with Langley-based Trinity Western University Spartans, has inked her first professional contract, the Langley university announced on Wednesday, Feb. 10 (TWU)
Langley’s Trinity Western University volleyball star Nick Del Bianco has been inducted into the Canada West Hall Of Fame (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Langley’s TWU Spartans volleyball star Nick Del Bianco inducted into the Canada West Hall Of Fame

Star outside hitter was key part of Trinity Western cementing itself as a national volleyball power

Langley’s Trinity Western University volleyball star Nick Del Bianco has been inducted into the Canada West Hall Of Fame (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley runner Nick Colyn will run a collective 725-kilometre stretch – the same distance of northern British Columbia’s Highway of Tears where Indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing. (TWU/special to Langley Advance Times)

Running to remember: Langley athlete takes part in 725km journey for missing women

Long distance run is part of Moose Hide campaign inspired by Highway of Tears

Langley runner Nick Colyn will run a collective 725-kilometre stretch – the same distance of northern British Columbia’s Highway of Tears where Indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing. (TWU/special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Kodiaks, seen here in a 2020 practice, are awaiting their return to Pacific Junior Hockey League play. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star file)

Waiting continues for Langley hockey teams

Season start moved back a month due to extension of COVID-related ban on large gatherings

Aldergrove Kodiaks, seen here in a 2020 practice, are awaiting their return to Pacific Junior Hockey League play. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star file)
North Langley Softball player Jaden Hynds-Bishop of the North Langley Lightning (NLS Instagram image)

North Langley Softball wages campaign to get kids back on the field

Free skills clinics, deferred payments and early bird discounts deployed to encourage registration

North Langley Softball player Jaden Hynds-Bishop of the North Langley Lightning (NLS Instagram image)
Trinity Western Spartans hosted its first skills challenge competition on Thursday at Langley Events Centre which saw Adam Gehrig participate. (Mark Janzen/TWU Athletics)

VIDEO: TWU Spartans first-ever challenge fundraiser a slam dunk

Basketball players from around the globe took part in Shoot for the Cure in Langley Thursday night

  • Feb 6, 2021
Trinity Western Spartans hosted its first skills challenge competition on Thursday at Langley Events Centre which saw Adam Gehrig participate. (Mark Janzen/TWU Athletics)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic Riding Association announces help for mental health

Those suffering from grief or anxiety can sign up for sessions with a counsellor at horse stables

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
NFL rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool spoke with the Langley Advance Times on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 to talk about his rookie season, plans for the offseason, and his predictions for the Super Bowl. (screen shot)
NFL rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool spoke with the Langley Advance Times on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 to talk about his rookie season, plans for the offseason, and his predictions for the Super Bowl. (screen shot)
BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Fastball Association registration drive goes better than expected

Offered discounts to those who signed up by midnight Sunday, Jan. 31

Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)