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Anastasia Z., who learned the game of soccer in Abbotsford after arriving from Ukraine, has been named the Abbotsford Soccer Association’s player of the month. (Submitted)

Young Ukrainian transplant named Abbotsford Soccer Association’s player of the month

Anastasia Zelenko learned the game in Abbotsford and has adapted quickly on and off the pitch

Anastasia Z., who learned the game of soccer in Abbotsford after arriving from Ukraine, has been named the Abbotsford Soccer Association’s player of the month. (Submitted)
Canada Rugby League competition comes to Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (Instagram photo)

Canada Rugby League games coming to Abbotsford

Canada East vs. Canada West set for Sunday, Sept. 4 at McMillan Park

Canada Rugby League competition comes to Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (Instagram photo)
The UFV men’s soccer team, shown here competing at last year’s Canada West final four, aim to have another deep playoff run this season. (File photo)

UFV Cascades men’s soccer hosting Abbotsford home opener on Friday

Cascades welcome TRU WolfPack to Rotary Stadium to open Canada West play

The UFV men’s soccer team, shown here competing at last year’s Canada West final four, aim to have another deep playoff run this season. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Kaysen Eustace (right) earned a silver medal with Team BC at the box lacrosse nationals earlier this month. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Kaysen Eustace earns box lacrosse silver medal

Team BC has strong showing at Langley-based tournament earlier this month

Abbotsford’s Kaysen Eustace (right) earned a silver medal with Team BC at the box lacrosse nationals earlier this month. (Submitted)
UFV’s Halle McCambley and Luciana Andrews battle for the ball against a UBC player on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer open season with loss, draw

Cascades drop 8-0 decision to UBC on Friday, play to scoreless draw against Vikes on Saturday

UFV’s Halle McCambley and Luciana Andrews battle for the ball against a UBC player on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A League of Their Own: Looking back a decade later at Abbotsford’s BC Angels lingerie football team

Former Lingerie Football League figures reflect on short-lived, titillating ride in the Bible Belt

The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Single game tickets for Abbotsford Canucks available starting Aug. 31

Prices start at $24.50, team also offering commemorative four-game package

Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen invited to Canada Basketball camp

Klassen one of 17 players trying out for spot on FIBA Americup 2022 team

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Pilots return to the ice on Sunday.

Abbotsford Pilots returning to the ice on Sunday

PJHL club opens exhibition schedule, home opener set for Sept. 16

The Abbotsford Pilots return to the ice on Sunday.
The UFV Cascades women’s soccer team returns to action on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer opening season on Friday

UFV hosting UBC at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium at 7 p.m.

The UFV Cascades women’s soccer team returns to action on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Brian Rickaby poses with his pair of horseshoe titles after two successful competitions in Alberta. (Submitted)

Abbotsford horseshoe athletes excel at Canadian Championships

Local Brian Rickaby takes home division title, three other Abbotsford pitchers place high

Brian Rickaby poses with his pair of horseshoe titles after two successful competitions in Alberta. (Submitted)
UNLV’s Luis Rodriguez drives to the lane against the UFV Cascades on Friday (Aug. 19). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels post win in Abbotsford over UFV Cascades

Las Vegas-based men’s basketball team earns 91-70 win over UFV on Friday

UNLV’s Luis Rodriguez drives to the lane against the UFV Cascades on Friday (Aug. 19). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The annual John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament took over Abbotsford’s Bateman Park on Saturday (Aug. 13). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The annual John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament took over Abbotsford’s Bateman Park on Saturday (Aug. 13). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford's Abi Janzen receives her silver medal after backstopping Team BC to a second place finish in the box lacrosse competition at the Canada Summer Games. (Ashley Buston-White photo)

Abbotsford’s Abi Janzen, Team BC box lacrosse earn silver at Canada Summer Games

Team BC places second in sport’s first appearance at Canada Summer Games since 1985

Abbotsford's Abi Janzen receives her silver medal after backstopping Team BC to a second place finish in the box lacrosse competition at the Canada Summer Games. (Ashley Buston-White photo)
The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team has signed former Rick Hansen Hurricanes player Jaydan Bains. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV Cascades sign Abbotsford’s Jaydan Bains

Men’s basketball team adds Bains, two other transfers for 2022-23

The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team has signed former Rick Hansen Hurricanes player Jaydan Bains. (UFV Cascades photo)
John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)

John Murray named new strength and conditioning coach for Abbotsford Canucks

Has served in similar role with St. Andrews College and Gary Roberts Training for several years

John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)
Abbotsford’s Rupinder Johal stands atop the podium after winning wrestling gold in the 79 kilograms division. (Virgina Stranaghan photo)

Abbotsford’s Rupinder Johal wins second wrestling gold at Canada Summer Games

Local wrestlers Humraj Sandher and Jagvir Grewal win silver and bronze respectively

Abbotsford’s Rupinder Johal stands atop the podium after winning wrestling gold in the 79 kilograms division. (Virgina Stranaghan photo)
Danila Klimovich, shown here at last year’s Abbotsford Canucks training camp, is scheduled to participate at the Young Stars Classic event in Penticton next month. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Several Abbotsford Canucks confirmed for Penticton’s Young Stars Classic event

Nils Åman, Arshdeep Bains, Linus Karlsson and Danila Klimovich all expected to participate

Danila Klimovich, shown here at last year’s Abbotsford Canucks training camp, is scheduled to participate at the Young Stars Classic event in Penticton next month. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Lucienne Romeo (holding ball) and Lana Dueck (back row, third from left) won gold with Team BC rugby at the Canada Summer Games. (James Ruddy photo)

Abbotsford athletes win medals in rugby and wrestling at Canada Summer Games

Team BC sits in second place in medal standings, more medals expected for locals

Abbotsford’s Lucienne Romeo (holding ball) and Lana Dueck (back row, third from left) won gold with Team BC rugby at the Canada Summer Games. (James Ruddy photo)
Abbotsford’s Nishan Randhawa won wrestling gold at the Commonwealth Games in England. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)

Abbotsford’s Nishan Randhawa wins wrestling gold at Commonwealth Games

W.J. Mouat grad wins 97 kilograms division, Jasmit Singh Phulka earns bronze in 74 kg

Abbotsford’s Nishan Randhawa won wrestling gold at the Commonwealth Games in England. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)