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Dan Jansen VanDoorn, a Langley volleyball player and former TWU Spartan, was heading to Tokyo for with Team Canada. (Mark Janzen/Special to Black Press Media)

Langley volleyball player goes to Gatineau for National Excellence Program

Daniel Jansen Van Doorn was headed to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before COVID-19 postponed the games

 

Members of the Fort Langley-based D-Fyance dragonboat team (L to R) Ruth Bedell, Barb Maestri, Lorraine McKee and June Goin, dropped off Christmas gifts for seniors at the Langley Lodge on Friday, Dec. 11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A better Christmas for some Langley seniors, thanks to dragonboat team

D-Fyance, a group of competitors 70 and older, got together to buy gifts

 

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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

 

Mike Hughston of the Langley Benders, part of the Langley Mixed Slo-Pitch league, moved to intercept a rolling ground ball during a damp slo-pitch tournament at McLeod Athletic Park in May 2014 (Langley Advance Times file photo)

Slo-pitch league resumes play

Township approves resumption, with restrictions, league president says

Mike Hughston of the Langley Benders, part of the Langley Mixed Slo-Pitch league, moved to intercept a rolling ground ball during a damp slo-pitch tournament at McLeod Athletic Park in May 2014 (Langley Advance Times file photo)
Walnut Grove’s Prabhasha Wickramarachchi won the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award in July of 2020 (supplied)

A ‘passionate’ athlete and student is recognized

Winner of Langley’s Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award often asked how she finds time

Walnut Grove’s Prabhasha Wickramarachchi won the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award in July of 2020 (supplied)
Giants hope to be back playing by early December

Giants hope to be back playing by early December

A Langley-based major hockey team hopes to be back on the ice competing before year end

  • Aug 7, 2020
Giants hope to be back playing by early December
LOSC swimmers have been working out at the Al Anderson pool in Langley City since that pool reopened and the Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair pools in Langley Township, where they usually train, stayed closed. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley swim club unsure about Township pool reopening

‘At the mercy’ of staff, coach says

LOSC swimmers have been working out at the Al Anderson pool in Langley City since that pool reopened and the Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair pools in Langley Township, where they usually train, stayed closed. (Langley Advance Times file)
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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Mike Hughston of the Langley Benders, part of the Langley Mixed Slo-Pitch league, moved to intercept a rolling ground ball during a damp slo-pitch tournament at McLeod Athletic Park in May 2014 (Langley Advance Times file photo)
Mike Hughston of the Langley Benders, part of the Langley Mixed Slo-Pitch league, moved to intercept a rolling ground ball during a damp slo-pitch tournament at McLeod Athletic Park in May 2014 (Langley Advance Times file photo)
Blaze player Holden Cumiskey scoops a ball during team practice at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley on Sunday, July 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Blaze return to the playing field

Working out while maintaining a safe distance

Blaze player Holden Cumiskey scoops a ball during team practice at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley on Sunday, July 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Xtreme Cheer and Dance in Langley has resumed in-studio practices, behind carefully defined boundaries (Lisa Bosch/special to Langley Advance Times)
Xtreme Cheer and Dance in Langley has resumed in-studio practices, behind carefully defined boundaries (Lisa Bosch/special to Langley Advance Times)
There will be little joy on the field for young baseball players this year, with various Langley ball associations canceling their seasons and warning many players may have to wait until September to take the field, if current restrictions are eased. (Langley Advance Times file)

Young ball players idled as Langley youth leagues cancel season

Many players may not get a chance to return to the field until the fall, organizers warn

There will be little joy on the field for young baseball players this year, with various Langley ball associations canceling their seasons and warning many players may have to wait until September to take the field, if current restrictions are eased. (Langley Advance Times file)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Retired Brookswood Bobcats coach Neil Brown, seen here in action, led 10 BC provincial championship winning teams during his career, among other accomplishments that saw him inducted into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame this year (courtesy Trina Daryl)

Why Langley coach Neil Brown was inducted into the BC Basketball Hall of Fame

He described his record as a ‘perfect storm’ of championship girls’ basketball teams

Retired Brookswood Bobcats coach Neil Brown, seen here in action, led 10 BC provincial championship winning teams during his career, among other accomplishments that saw him inducted into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame this year (courtesy Trina Daryl)
Woo Kim Langley Taekwondo School master Gary McLaughlin was one of several members who took part in a no-contact virtual sparring video posted online. (Video clip courtesy Woo Kim)

VIDEO: A virtual sparring match is held online by Langley Taekwondo school

Members mimed hitting and being hit for tongue-in-cheek Facebook video

Woo Kim Langley Taekwondo School master Gary McLaughlin was one of several members who took part in a no-contact virtual sparring video posted online. (Video clip courtesy Woo Kim)
Langley racers (L to R) Tyson Van Overschot, Lucas Close and Finley McHale-Boulter launched down the BMX track during competition last year. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley racers (L to R) Tyson Van Overschot, Lucas Close and Finley McHale-Boulter launched down the BMX track during competition last year. (Langley Advance Times file)
Duncan Magnus (left) and Douglas Delipper crossed the finish line at the end of their at-home version of the Boston Marathon on Sunday April 19th in their Willoughby neighbourhood. special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Running their own race

How two Langley runners who qualified for the Boston Marathon staged a home-grown event

Duncan Magnus (left) and Douglas Delipper crossed the finish line at the end of their at-home version of the Boston Marathon on Sunday April 19th in their Willoughby neighbourhood. special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Extreme Cheer and Dance competitors pose with their awards at the Peak Invitational in March in Surrey, the first, and so far only, major competition they’ve been able to attend. (special to Langley Advance Times

Dancing and cheering together, apart

How Xtreme Cheer & Dance in Langley is handling the COVID-19 outbreak

Langley Extreme Cheer and Dance competitors pose with their awards at the Peak Invitational in March in Surrey, the first, and so far only, major competition they’ve been able to attend. (special to Langley Advance Times
Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame puts athletes through their paces online. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley cheer club holds virtual workouts

Video apps allow practice sessions that respect social distancing

Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame puts athletes through their paces online. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)
A Langley RCMP officer interrogates one of two suspects caught red-handed break-in at the LQMA track in Aldergrove on Saturday, March 28th. One had a bottle of hard liquor in his possession. (LQMA/special to Langley Advance Times)

Thieves caught in the act at Aldergrove go-cart track

Three weeks ago, the Langley Quarter Midget Association decided to upgrade security after a theft

A Langley RCMP officer interrogates one of two suspects caught red-handed break-in at the LQMA track in Aldergrove on Saturday, March 28th. One had a bottle of hard liquor in his possession. (LQMA/special to Langley Advance Times)