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Soccer balls got a COVID-19 precautionary cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July (file)

Langley United Soccer Association to hire executive director

Paid position is a first for club since it was established in 1926

Soccer balls got a COVID-19 precautionary cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July (file)
LOSC members worked out at the Aldergrove outdoor pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 ( Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC members worked out at the Aldergrove outdoor pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 ( Langley Advance Times file)
Chase Claypool carries the ball during a regular season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov 22, 2020 (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

VIDEO: Chase Claypool wins Joe Greene award

Former Abbotsford player and Langley resident declared best Pittsburgh Steelers rookie of the season

Chase Claypool carries the ball during a regular season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov 22, 2020 (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)
There will be two playing fields at the Langley Rugby Club site on Crush Crescent as a result of a deal that adds four acres (Langley Advance Times)

Deal will add second playing field at Langley Rugby Club

Crush Crescent site will also have more room for parking

There will be two playing fields at the Langley Rugby Club site on Crush Crescent as a result of a deal that adds four acres (Langley Advance Times)
Chelsey Hanneson, LUSA assistant technical director, hosted the 2020 awards, held online (video image)
Chelsey Hanneson, LUSA assistant technical director, hosted the 2020 awards, held online (video image)
The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL opening new multi-sport facility in Abbotsford

Telus Bandits Athletic Centre set to open in early-2021 at West Oaks Mall, several sports featured

The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)
BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)
Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) and Jamie Drysdale (6) celebrate a goal against the Russia during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Bowen Byram captains Team Canada against Germany

Player with Langley-based Vancouver giants steps in after Dach injury

Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) and Jamie Drysdale (6) celebrate a goal against the Russia during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman is the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp (TWU file image)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman is the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp (TWU file image)
Taryn Grandia, an Aldergrove resident, will play for Trinity Western Spartans. (Kevin Grandia/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove volleyball star headed for Trinity Western team

Seventeen-year-old Taryn Grandia was named one of B.C.’s 15 best players

Taryn Grandia, an Aldergrove resident, will play for Trinity Western Spartans. (Kevin Grandia/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named an alternate Team Canada captain (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Byram named alternate captain for Team Canada

Defenceman with Langley-based Giants returns to World Juniors

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named an alternate Team Canada captain (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
(Photo: twitter.com/TheWHL)

Ex-Vancouver Giant Svejkovsky wins Memorial eCup video game tourney

Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick was ‘dominant from start to finish’ during inaugural event

(Photo: twitter.com/TheWHL)
In its first year, the polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre drew about 80 people. (Aldergrove Star files)

COVID curtails polar plunges around Lower Mainland, including Aldergrove

Dip held at Credit Union Community Centre swimming pool would have been in third year

In its first year, the polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre drew about 80 people. (Aldergrove Star files)
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria in March 2020. They were among 10 LOSC swimmers cited for their achievements by Swim BC for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (file)
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria in March 2020. They were among 10 LOSC swimmers cited for their achievements by Swim BC for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (file)
Giants have signed Zach Ashton (Brian Liesse/special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants sign Ashton

Canadian-born Seattle defenceman joins Langley-based team

Giants have signed Zach Ashton (Brian Liesse/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named to Team Canada, the second year the star player with the Langley-based WHL team has made the roster. (File photo by Rik Fedyck)

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram will play for Canada, again

Player with Langley-based team rode out a two-week COVID-19 shutdown at training camp

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named to Team Canada, the second year the star player with the Langley-based WHL team has made the roster. (File photo by Rik Fedyck)
Cory McLeod races in the Senior Animal class this past August with the Langley Quarter Midgets. (Nadine Scott/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Nine-year-old Cory McLeod earns ‘Intermediate Driver of the Year’ at Aldergrove track

Langley Quarter Midgets squeezed in short season this past summer with COVID restrictions in place

Cory McLeod races in the Senior Animal class this past August with the Langley Quarter Midgets. (Nadine Scott/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Trevor Longo has posted another win for the Giants at the Memorial eCup presented by Kia (Screen grab)

Another win for Vancouver Giants in virtual hockey competition

Trevor Longo takes second round of Memorial eCup presented by Kia for Langley-based team

Trevor Longo has posted another win for the Giants at the Memorial eCup presented by Kia (Screen grab)
Former Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram fielded questions during an online video appearance at Team Canada training camp (WHL TV)

Former Giant Bowen Byram rides out COVID lockdown at Team Canada training camp

‘It is what it is,” said former MVP with Langley-based team

Former Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram fielded questions during an online video appearance at Team Canada training camp (WHL TV)
Dozens of fans took to the ice at George Preston arena Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, for a traditional post-game skate with the Langley Rivermen (Langley Advance Times file )

Putting their season on pause: why the Langley Rivermen aren’t playing

Provincial COVID order limiting play to 18 and under would keep many players off the ice

Dozens of fans took to the ice at George Preston arena Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, for a traditional post-game skate with the Langley Rivermen (Langley Advance Times file )