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Fraser Valley Bandits release ‘Vancity Bandits’ merchandise

New collaboration between basketball team and clothing brands now available

The UFV Cascades men’s volleyball team added Nimo Benne (left) and Jonas Van Huizen for the 2021 season. (Submitted)

Langley’s Van Huizen, Netherlands native Benne signed by UFV Cascades

Men’s volleyball team picks up two strong pieces to prepare for 2021 Canada West season

The UFV Cascades women’s volleyball program announced the addition of three players on Nov. 27. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV women’s volleyball adds three players for 2021

Abbotsford school adds recruits from Surrey, Edmonton and Israel

Abbotsford Panthers star Haidyn Vermeulen (right) celebrates his signing with the Alberta Golden Bears football program along with his mother Niki Vermeulen and father Dan Vermeulen back in September.

Abbotsford’s Haidyn Vermeulen named to CFC Prospect Game

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student one of 14 from B.C. to earn recognition

Abbotsford Panthers star Haidyn Vermeulen (right) celebrates his signing with the Alberta Golden Bears football program along with his mother Niki Vermeulen and father Dan Vermeulen back in September.
The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for its 2021 class.

Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2021 class

Doubleheader Celebration of Sports event aiming to occur when people can gather

The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for its 2021 class.
The Abbotsford Pilots and all other junior teams in B.C. have been paused from competition after new restrictions put in place to battle the spread of COVID-19.

Abbotsford Pilots, PJHL grounded after new restrictions

Games won’t played until after Dec. 7 at the earliest, minor hockey limited to local competition

The Abbotsford Pilots and all other junior teams in B.C. have been paused from competition after new restrictions put in place to battle the spread of COVID-19.
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Chase Claypool Canadian media zoom conference
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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown on Sunday. (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool scores 10th touchdown

First wide receiver since 1960 to record 10 touchdowns in 10 games, Steelers still unbeaten

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown on Sunday. (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The Columbia Bible College Bearcats and the other teams in the Pacwest will not be competing in the 2020-21 season.

Abbotsford’s Columbia Bible College Bearcats done for 2020-21

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Columbia Bible College Bearcats and the other teams in the Pacwest will not be competing in the 2020-21 season.
Jesse Arnett facing off against Pedro Souza on Oct. 30, 2020. Arnett defeated Souza by unanimous decision. His record stands at 17 wins and 6 losses, with 14 finishes. / Gerardo Ramos photo.

Road to the Big Show: Mission Secondary’s wrestling champ speaks about his journey through MMA

Jesse ‘Big Cat’ Arnett was Mission’s 1st National Wresting Champion, now a top-ranked 135 fighter

Jesse Arnett facing off against Pedro Souza on Oct. 30, 2020. Arnett defeated Souza by unanimous decision. His record stands at 17 wins and 6 losses, with 14 finishes. / Gerardo Ramos photo.
The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign head coach and general manager Kyle Julius

Abbotsford-based professional basketball club inks Julius to a deal for 2021 CEBL season

The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)
Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Joanne MacLean joins U-Sports board of directors

UFV’s President and Vice-Chancellor will be the president’s rep for the Canada West conference

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Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)
Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Olivia Buckle taking next soccer step in North Dakota

The soon-to-be graduate of Abbotsford’s St. John Brebouf secondary has committed to Mary University

Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)
Chase Claypool celebrates a big play during the Steelers 36-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool catches two touchdowns in Steelers win

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grad now has caught seven touchdowns in nine games for Pittsburgh

Chase Claypool celebrates a big play during the Steelers 36-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)
Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor, shown here at his namesake charity event at Ledgeview, finished tied for 29th at the Masters. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor finishes tied for 29th at Masters

Ledgeview product makes the cut at Masters debut, Abbotsford’s Hadwin misses the cut

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor, shown here at his namesake charity event at Ledgeview, finished tied for 29th at the Masters. (File photo)
Play was suspended on Friday at the Masters due to darkness, meaning Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin will have to complete his second round tomorrow. (@Masters Twitter photo)

Abbotsford golfers Taylor, Hadwin await Masters round two results

Hadwin yet to complete second round, Taylor finishes first two days at even par

Play was suspended on Friday at the Masters due to darkness, meaning Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin will have to complete his second round tomorrow. (@Masters Twitter photo)
Sutton Group West Coast Realty Abbotsford, shown here with Canucks player Jake Virtanen last month, have been announced as the title sponsor for the 2021 Archway Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament. (Submitted)

New title sponsor announced for Archway Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament

Sutton Group West Coast Realty Abbotsford major sponsor for planned 2021 event in June

Sutton Group West Coast Realty Abbotsford, shown here with Canucks player Jake Virtanen last month, have been announced as the title sponsor for the 2021 Archway Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament. (Submitted)
The Illinois State Redbirds have announced the signing of two Abbotsford baseball products.

Pair of Abbotsford baseball talents sign with Illinois State

Local baseball products Kayden Beauregard and Dayton Peters join Redbirds in 2021

The Illinois State Redbirds have announced the signing of two Abbotsford baseball products.
Abbotsford golfers Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor take a break from a practice round to pose for a picture earlier this week in Augusta, Ga. (@ahadwingolf Twitter photo)

Abbotsford golfers hit the links at 2020 Masters

Ledgeview products Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor compete on day one in Augusta, Ga.

Abbotsford golfers Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor take a break from a practice round to pose for a picture earlier this week in Augusta, Ga. (@ahadwingolf Twitter photo)