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The Fraser Valley Bandits 2021 regular season schedule has been released. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits release 2021 regular season schedule

Professional basketball team hopes to have fans inside Abbotsford Centre in 2021

Abbotsford’s Jayden White has signed with the University of Alberta Pandas women’s basketball program. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford’s Jayden White signs with Alberta Pandas

Yale Secondary student set to join University of Alberta women’s basketball program

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Abbotsford’s Julie Dueck signs with MacEwan Griffins

Yale Secondary student joining Edmonton-based basketball program in the fall

Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden finishes fifth at ski-cross world championships

Howden was perfect until the semi-final, when an error cost him a shot at a gold medal

Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)
The Abbotsford Pilots, who have only played two games in the 2020-21 PJHL season, may be returning to action next month. (File photo)

Abbotsford Pilots still waiting on return to play

Youth sports groups optimistic that plan could be in place at the end of February

The Abbotsford Pilots, who have only played two games in the 2020-21 PJHL season, may be returning to action next month. (File photo)
Fox and Hounds in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove’s Fox and Hounds Pub open on Super Bowl Sunday

Game will be playing on TV’s, but per provincial guidelines, no program or event can take place

Fox and Hounds in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
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Abbotsford's Riley Braich wins TWU three-point contest
Many maskless at Tampa Super Bowl celebrations
Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits
Injured Humboldt Broncos players back to physio after COVID-19 lockdown
Abbotsford’s Jayden Gill showcased her skills at the TWU Spartans Shoot for the Cure fundraiser on Thursday (Feb. 4). (Mark Janzen/TWU Athletics)

Abbotsford’s Jayden Gill wins big at TWU Skills Challenge event

Bateman grad excels at breast cancer fundraiser, Abbotsford’s Riley Braich wins three point contest

Abbotsford’s Jayden Gill showcased her skills at the TWU Spartans Shoot for the Cure fundraiser on Thursday (Feb. 4). (Mark Janzen/TWU Athletics)
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)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Niko Marcina has been named the permanent head coach of the UFV women’s soccer team. He had been serving as the program’s interim head coach since August. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

Surrey’s Niko Marcina named UFV women’s soccer head coach

Former assistant coach had been serving as interim head coach since August

Niko Marcina has been named the permanent head coach of the UFV women’s soccer team. He had been serving as the program’s interim head coach since August. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo will be rejoining the B.C. Lions for the 2021 CFL season. (B.C. Lions Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo rejoins B.C. Lions

W.J. Mouat grad signs with CFL club, Lions returning to gridiron in June

Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo will be rejoining the B.C. Lions for the 2021 CFL season. (B.C. Lions Twitter photo)
With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey hockey player cuts through boredom by starting online business

Stuck at home due to COVID-19 lockdown, Mason Smith creates Dane Cutlery

With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)
Former Abbotsford Falcons player Wesley Olfert is battling cancer for a third time in his young life. (Submitted)

Abbotsford football community rallies around former player battling cancer for third time

GoFundMe launched for former Abbotsford Senior student and Falcons player Wesley Olfert

Former Abbotsford Falcons player Wesley Olfert is battling cancer for a third time in his young life. (Submitted)
Abbotsford's Raine Padgham poses for a headshot during the Third Annual Girls Baseball Trailblazer Series at the Compton Youth Academy back in 2019. Padgham was recently named one of the most influential Canadians in the sport of baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network. (Rob Leiter/MLB Photos)

Abbotsford’s Raine Padgham named one of Canada’s most influential in baseball for 2020

15-year-old flamethrower youngest person ever named to CBN’s list, Padgham threw 83 mph in September

Abbotsford's Raine Padgham poses for a headshot during the Third Annual Girls Baseball Trailblazer Series at the Compton Youth Academy back in 2019. Padgham was recently named one of the most influential Canadians in the sport of baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network. (Rob Leiter/MLB Photos)
Surrey native Dylan Kinley, shown here with the Douglas College Royals, has signed with the UFV Cascades. (Douglas Royals photo)

UFV Cascades sign Surrey native Dylan Kinley

Tweedsmuir grad, Douglas Royals star joins Abbotsford-based team for 2021-22

Surrey native Dylan Kinley, shown here with the Douglas College Royals, has signed with the UFV Cascades. (Douglas Royals photo)
NHL Central Scouting has ranked three Abbotsford hockey talents as likely to be drafted in 2021. (Twitter photo)

Trio of Abbotsford hockey talents placed on NHL watch list

Abbotsford’s Chiasson, Milne and Sward all ranked as C grade prospects for 2021 NHL draft

NHL Central Scouting has ranked three Abbotsford hockey talents as likely to be drafted in 2021. (Twitter photo)
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden on the course at Idre Fjäll in Sweden where he turned in another dominant World Cup ski cross performance. (Alpine Canada)

Cultus Lake skier Reece Howden stacks up World Cup wins in Sweden

Howden won two more long-distance ski cross races to expand his lead in the World Cup standings

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden on the course at Idre Fjäll in Sweden where he turned in another dominant World Cup ski cross performance. (Alpine Canada)
Competitors make their way through the course at the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships, which was hosted by Abbotsford in 2019. (File photo)

Abbotsford to host 2023 Canadian Cross Country Championships

Clearbrook Park last hosted the event in 2019, Ottawa hosting 2021 and 2022 races

Competitors make their way through the course at the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships, which was hosted by Abbotsford in 2019. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Tradex has been transformed into a volleyball and basketball facility with Open Court. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into sports facility

Open Court program hosting volleyball and basketball teams for practices and possibly games

Abbotsford’s Tradex has been transformed into a volleyball and basketball facility with Open Court. (Instagram photo)
The UFV Cascades women’s basketball program has announced the signing of Langley’s Esther Allison and Edmonton’s Charley Arnold for 2021. (UFV Cascades photo)

Langley’s Allison, Edmonton’s Arnold signed by UFV Cascades

Women’s basketball program adds pair of recruits for 2021, reporting to Abbotsford later this year

The UFV Cascades women’s basketball program has announced the signing of Langley’s Esther Allison and Edmonton’s Charley Arnold for 2021. (UFV Cascades photo)