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Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Marcina steps into the role of head coach, replacing the departed Rob Giesbrecht

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis
Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

A team leader through four games of the CEBL Summer Series, Forte has been cut loose

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte
The view from the top of Mt. Cheam as the Happy Hiker, Art Lengkeek (sitting on rock between two friends) celebrates reaching the summit. (Submitted photo)

The Happy Hiker, Art Lengkeek, recognized with bench and plaque on Mount Thom trail

The 88 year old is a familiar sight on trails throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond

The view from the top of Mt. Cheam as the Happy Hiker, Art Lengkeek (sitting on rock between two friends) celebrates reaching the summit. (Submitted photo)
Cameron Forte (right) and his Fraser Valley Bandits are 2-0 at the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series after being the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits topple defending champs to stay unbeaten at CEBL Summer Series

The pro basketball team is now 2-0 after beating the Saskatchewan Rattlers

Cameron Forte (right) and his Fraser Valley Bandits are 2-0 at the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series after being the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (CEBL photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain’s C for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA’s North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi named captain of North Dakota Fighting Hawks

The high scoring forward will lead UND into the 2020-21 NCAA Div-1 hockey season

Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain’s C for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA’s North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)
Goaltender Dawson Pelletier peeks around a crease-crashing foe during a B.C. Major Midget Hockey League game with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. Having now graduated from the major midget ranks, Pelletier will tend net for the Pacific Junior B Hockey League’s Chilliwack Jets in 2020-21. (Trent Rolfe photo)

Clayton Robinson builds Chilliwack Jets from ground up during pandemic

Getting a new team off the ground is no easy task. Doing it in a global pandemic is doubly difficult

Goaltender Dawson Pelletier peeks around a crease-crashing foe during a B.C. Major Midget Hockey League game with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. Having now graduated from the major midget ranks, Pelletier will tend net for the Pacific Junior B Hockey League’s Chilliwack Jets in 2020-21. (Trent Rolfe photo)
Canadian Elite Basketball League to use Elam Ending in Summer Series

Canadian Elite Basketball League to use Elam Ending in Summer Series

The end-of-game rules aim to restore flow, encourage comebacks and promote late-game heroics

Canadian Elite Basketball League to use Elam Ending in Summer Series
The Fraser Valley Bandits will take on the Hamilton Honey Badgers live on CBC on Aug. 1. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL bringing pro sports back later this month

Abbotsford-based basketball team kicks off CEBL Summer Series on July 26

The Fraser Valley Bandits will take on the Hamilton Honey Badgers live on CBC on Aug. 1. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed two additional players ahead of the upcoming CEBL Summer Series. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Ashaolu and Nix

Abbotsford-based team adds two more talents ahead of upcoming Summer Series

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed two additional players ahead of the upcoming CEBL Summer Series. (File photo)
Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley soccer standout Marley Edwards joins UFV Cascades

Edwards stays close to home to start his university career after attending high school in Abbotsford

Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Fraser Valley Bandits part of Canadian Elite Basketball League’s return-to-play plan

Fraser Valley Bandits part of Canadian Elite Basketball League’s return-to-play plan

The Bandits and six other teams are slated to participate in the CEBL Summer Series tournament

Fraser Valley Bandits part of Canadian Elite Basketball League’s return-to-play plan
Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at Friday’s fifth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am golf tournament at Ledgeview. (Darren McDonald/UFV Athletics)

Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am in Abbotsford raises over $100,000

Mission native Kevin Stinson wins event for second time, Taylor ties for third

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at Friday’s fifth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am golf tournament at Ledgeview. (Darren McDonald/UFV Athletics)
ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.
Chelsei Gray (second from right) holding up a medal she won at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Screenshots from ISPARC Youtube video.

VIDEO: Scowlitz kayak star awarded Indigenous-youth sports award by province

Chelsei Gray, 17, took home 3 medals at 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Chelsei Gray (second from right) holding up a medal she won at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Screenshots from ISPARC Youtube video.
Abbotsford resident Gladys Sautter (née Shupe) was the first recipient of the ‘Nominate a Hero’ program. Sautter is a hardcore Bandits fan who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. (Submitted).

Fraser Valley Bandits, Tim Hortons launch ‘Nominate a Hero’ program

Program eligible to Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Mission and Surrey residents

Abbotsford resident Gladys Sautter (née Shupe) was the first recipient of the ‘Nominate a Hero’ program. Sautter is a hardcore Bandits fan who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. (Submitted).
The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, Ravens Brewing launch new beer

Heat Check is now available in stores in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)
Reece Howden will represent Canada on the international ski-cross circuit in 2020-21. (Alpine Canada photo)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden makes Alpine Canada national ski-cross quad

Fresh off a breakthrough season on the World Cup circuit, the rising star is ready to roll

Reece Howden will represent Canada on the international ski-cross circuit in 2020-21. (Alpine Canada photo)
After two full campaigns and one partial season with the University of Hawaii Warriors, Chilliwack Cougars alum and Abbotsford native Cade Smith is turning pro in the Cleveland Indians organization. (University of Hawaii photo)

Abbotsford pitcher Cade Smith signs pro contract with Cleveland Indians

The righty pitcher leaves the University of Hawaii Warriors to turn pro

After two full campaigns and one partial season with the University of Hawaii Warriors, Chilliwack Cougars alum and Abbotsford native Cade Smith is turning pro in the Cleveland Indians organization. (University of Hawaii photo)
The fourth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am has been moved to June 26 at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. (UFV Athletics photo)

Nick Taylor Charity golf event set for June 26 in Abbotsford

Fourth annual event moved from September to June due to COVID-19 impacts

The fourth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am has been moved to June 26 at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. (UFV Athletics photo)
Fraser Valley Bandits won’t play CEBL home games in 2020

Fraser Valley Bandits won’t play CEBL home games in 2020

The Canadian Elite Basketball League is looking at a tournament in Ontario for its 2020 ‘season’

Fraser Valley Bandits won’t play CEBL home games in 2020