High school sports

Lily Stewart's best distance in the long jump was 5.01 meters. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Best of B.C.’s high school track athletes compete in Langley

The annual gathering is back for the first time since 2019

 

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

 

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

 

Kelowna versus Centennial championship game at the 2019 Tsumura invitation at Langley Events Centre. (Garya Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tsumura invitational brings top 20 basketball teams to Langley Events Centre

Walnut Grove Gators among the top-rated high school teams playing

Kelowna versus Centennial championship game at the 2019 Tsumura invitation at Langley Events Centre. (Garya Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Justine Nagra shows off the logo for her workout organization PowHERful Movement. (Dekko U Studio/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove kinesiologist empowers women to feel strong and safe during workouts

The PowHERful Movement aims to help girls lift weights in encouraging, male-free environment

Justine Nagra shows off the logo for her workout organization PowHERful Movement. (Dekko U Studio/Special to The Star)
Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)
A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Petitioners want Pitt Meadows gym named for late coach Goulet

Online petition gathering thousands of names quickly

A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Future still uncertain for B.C. high school sports this fall

B.C. School Sports working on detailed return-to-sport plan

Lord Tweedsmuir football players swarm a lone W.J. Mouat Hawk Nov. 8, 2019 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. High school athletes still don’t know whether they will be playing sports this fall or not. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Final eight square off in B.C. High School Boys Basketball tournament in Langley

Final eight square off in B.C. High School Boys Basketball tournament in Langley

Eight teams moved on in four categories

  • Mar 5, 2020
Final eight square off in B.C. High School Boys Basketball tournament in Langley
North Vancouver’s Argyle Secondary vs. South Kamloops in action at the B.C. Girls Junior Basketball Invitational Championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Sports Pictures)

One Langley team remains in girls basketball tournament

Only the Langley Lightning survived the quarter finals in their category

  • Feb 28, 2020
North Vancouver’s Argyle Secondary vs. South Kamloops in action at the B.C. Girls Junior Basketball Invitational Championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Sports Pictures)
Gators fans at the recently concluded boys basketball tournament at the LEC. The girls team is now playing. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures)

Gators and Langley Christian advance at girls basketball championships

The teams are headed for Thursday afternoon’s quarter final games

  • Feb 27, 2020
Gators fans at the recently concluded boys basketball tournament at the LEC. The girls team is now playing. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators outplayed Burnaby South Rebels to make the quarter finals of the 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Feb. 24. (Courtesy Vancouver Sports Pictures)

Final four to play at 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament in Langley

Walnut Grove Gators vs. St. Patrick Celtics, Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs vs. Kelowna Owls

  • Feb 24, 2020
Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators outplayed Burnaby South Rebels to make the quarter finals of the 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Feb. 24. (Courtesy Vancouver Sports Pictures)