Sports

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame put athletes through their paces online in April of 2020. Practices are now allowed in person, but competitions are still virtual. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)

A change of direction for a Langley cheer fundraising committee

Langley Cheer and Athletics fundraising committee pivots to help outside groups

Langley Cheer Athletics Gym Coach Axel Obame put athletes through their paces online in April of 2020. Practices are now allowed in person, but competitions are still virtual. (Sam Farrell/special to Langley Advance Times)
It’s time to let kids play ball again, and to allow their parents to attend their games, Murrayville resident Brent Larsen argued in a petition to the provincial health officer (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley parent launches petition to ease COVID-19 restrictions on kids’ sports

‘Canadian parents, living in a free country, should be able to watch their children play’

It’s time to let kids play ball again, and to allow their parents to attend their games, Murrayville resident Brent Larsen argued in a petition to the provincial health officer (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Father and son, Ian and Ethan, toss discs at Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll course. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Father and son fling frisbees on Friday

Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll disc golf course is open to the public at 1111 272nd street

Father and son, Ian and Ethan, toss discs at Aldergrove’s Raptors Knoll course. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano

VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds reveals he’s ‘Bruce’ from Ottawa Public Health’s viral tweet

The Vancouver-born actor claims responsibility for a seeming social media misfire during the game

This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano
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)
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)
John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar dies by suicide after charges

John Geddert was charged with turning his Michigan gym into a human trafficking hub to abuse girls

John Geddert in March 2012. (Kathy Willens/AP)
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

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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)
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)
Flip City’s Elise Van Harmelen at the 2017 Langley Invitational at the Langley Events Centre. Flip City is one of 11 local sports groups getting COVID relief funding. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley sports clubs get COVID relief funding

The province is giving cash to groups hit hard by shutdowns

Flip City’s Elise Van Harmelen at the 2017 Langley Invitational at the Langley Events Centre. Flip City is one of 11 local sports groups getting COVID relief funding. (Langley Advance Times files)
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UPDATE: Outdoor and indoor adult team sports banned as B.C. battles surge in COVID cases

Youth sports will continue in a more restrictive phase

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McLeod Athletic Park is open, but only to football, the Township confirmed Monday (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)

McLeod Athletic Park allows football to resume, but general public still not allowed

Langley Minor Football Association can hold training and some games, but with no spectators

McLeod Athletic Park is open, but only to football, the Township confirmed Monday (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)

Two ‘dads’ from Langley win B.C. Match Play Net Championship of golf

‘We were just doing it to have fun and have a laugh’

Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)
Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley rider Brian Morton wins ATCO Cup at Thunderbird Show Park

His first FEI win with Cadillac at the venue that jump-started his show jumping career

Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: Katie Laurie makes a perfect ride at Langley’s tbird

Laurie claimed her second international victory in just three days

Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)
Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: A win for Gottschlich at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Harvest Welcome

FEI competition resumes for first time since COVID-19 pandemic brought competition to temporary halt

Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)
Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Six members of the BC Endurance Project start the Comox Valley half-marathon course, in an effort to qualify for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland in October. Photo by Terry Farrell
Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Cyclists applaud bike lanes on new Langley highway crossing

The 216th interchange in Langley is the first to have physically separated bike lanes

Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)