Sports

Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton dominated the $40,000 VOLVO CANADA Cup 1.45m at the Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Totem Photographics/tbird/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton won the $5,000 Maui Jim Welcome 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park in the Fort Classic held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 . Competitive riding has resumed at the Langley facility, without spectators. (Totem Photographics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City sports courts converted for pickleball

As of Monday, Langley dinkers have eight new dedicated courts to play on at Douglas Park

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Skating, swimming return to Langley Township rec centres

Reduced capacities and shorter times are expected under a phased reopening

Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Return of baseball, basketball brings customers back to sports bars

Sergakis said bars will need government help to get through the coming months to avoid major closures in Montreal

A server pulls a pint of beer at Station Sports bar in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada participation rates of girls in sport still lag behind boys

Just 24 per cent of head coaches of women’s teams in Canadian universities and colleges are women

Canada’s Rosie MacLennan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan battled body-image issues as a teenager. But the 31-year-old from Toronto stuck with her sport of trampoline, beating odds that, according to a recent report by Canadian Women & Sport, see one in three Canadian girls drop out of sports during adolescence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Langley’s Daniel Larsen was surprised and pleased that his letter to the Langley Advance Times drew a response from Baseball B.C.(file)

Langley 10-year-old’s call for baseball to resume gets positive response from Baseball B.C.

Amateur ball authority takes to social media to say it is working on a return to the playing fields

Langley’s Daniel Larsen was surprised and pleased that his letter to the Langley Advance Times drew a response from Baseball B.C.(file)
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards at the World Fast Draw Association Buckle awards and ratings. (photo courtesy Shawn and Paula Murphy )

Langley couple are the fastest guns in the world

Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards

Walnut Grove’s Shawn and Paula Murphy won won both the Men’s Top Gun and Women’s Top Gun awards at the World Fast Draw Association Buckle awards and ratings. (photo courtesy Shawn and Paula Murphy )
Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)

VIDEO: Langley’s Alex Cotton is hearing from the NHL

After great season with WHL Hurricanes, player has been fielding phone calls from almost every team

Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)
Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak, a former Team Canada forward, is coming home to coach at Trinity Western University (Hockey Canada photo)

Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak to coach at Trinity Western University

Star forward hired as an assistant coach of women’s hockey team

Aldergrove’s Sarah Potomak, a former Team Canada forward, is coming home to coach at Trinity Western University (Hockey Canada photo)
The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)

Chilliwack awarded new Junior B hockey team

Team name borrowed from a previous Junior B franchise based in Chilliwack from 1965-1971

The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)

VIDEO: Langley’s Jeff Ingram is WHL referee of the year

Named recipient of the Allen Paradice memorial trophy

Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)
Langley basketball player Izzy Forsyth will attend the University of California on a basketball scholarship (file)
Langley basketball player Izzy Forsyth will attend the University of California on a basketball scholarship (file)
Ethan Semeniuk’s whole family was there for his signing with the Giants. (photo courtesy Semeniuk Family

Giants sign draft pick from Fort St. John

Ethan Semeniuk can play five games as an underage player

  • May 5, 2020
Ethan Semeniuk’s whole family was there for his signing with the Giants. (photo courtesy Semeniuk Family
Trinity Western University women’s soccer midfielder Jenaya Robertson and volleyball left side Eric Loeppky have been named male and female finalists for the Canada West 2019-20 Athlete of the Year awards. (File)

Trinity Western athletes up for CW athlete of the year

Eric Loeppky and Jenaya Robertson had very good seasons

Trinity Western University women’s soccer midfielder Jenaya Robertson and volleyball left side Eric Loeppky have been named male and female finalists for the Canada West 2019-20 Athlete of the Year awards. (File)
Canadian powerlifting champion Sumeet Sharma delivered donated meals and snacks to Langley Memorial Hospital frontline medical workers on Monday, May 4th. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times).

VIDEO: Powerlifting champion raises spirits at Langley Memorial Hospital

Gold medalist Sumeet Sharma has been bringing meals and snacks to health care workers

Canadian powerlifting champion Sumeet Sharma delivered donated meals and snacks to Langley Memorial Hospital frontline medical workers on Monday, May 4th. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times).
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley athlete Nick Colyn won the Spartans Complete Champion Award – the top honour a Spartan athlete can earn over his or her careers at Trinity Western University (file)

Langley’s Colyn takes top athletic honour at Trinity Western

Wins Spartans Complete Champion Award

  • Apr 12, 2020
Langley athlete Nick Colyn won the Spartans Complete Champion Award – the top honour a Spartan athlete can earn over his or her careers at Trinity Western University (file)
Canadian Hyde Moffat cleared a barrier at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley last year. (file)

Thunderbird Show Park cancels Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open

First cancellation in 47-year history of Langley facility

  • Mar 28, 2020
Canadian Hyde Moffat cleared a barrier at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley last year. (file)