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Abbotsford golfer Adam Hadwin battled through a baffling bout with the hiccups en route to a recent victory in Columbia.

No more hiccups in Hadwin’s golf game

The 2011 golf season is still in its infancy, but Adam Hadwin has already mastered a pair of skills that will serve him well as he progresses in his pro career.

Abbotsford golfer Adam Hadwin battled through a baffling bout with the hiccups en route to a recent victory in Columbia.

Hard-fought loss for ARFC men in Premier League finale

The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club closed out the Premier League men’s campaign on an encouraging note, as they dropped a hard-fought 32-31 decision to Meraloma Rugby Club in Vancouver last Saturday.

Nick Taylor's early-season warmup routine included trips to Hawaii

Travel just the ticket for Taylor

Nick Taylor's first full season as a pro golfer began with some serious globetrotting.

Nick Taylor's early-season warmup routine included trips to Hawaii
The crop of Heat players who will become unrestricted free agents this summer includes captain Quintin Laing.

Off-season change a certainty for Heat

A sombre atmosphere permeated the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Tuesday. In the arena, just a few rapidly evaporating puddles remained on the concrete where the ice surface used to be.

The crop of Heat players who will become unrestricted free agents this summer includes captain Quintin Laing.
Jaslyen Singh (right) of the W.J. Mouat Hawks drives to the hoop during the provincial AAA championship game against the Claremont Spartans.

Singh signs with Cascades

Talking to Jaslyen Singh, it quickly becomes apparent that she's not one to rest on her laurels.

Jaslyen Singh (right) of the W.J. Mouat Hawks drives to the hoop during the provincial AAA championship game against the Claremont Spartans.
Draven Vorauer

Aldergrove goalie to lead Canucks against ‘Hawks

A budding young goalie has not only snagged prime seats for his…

Draven Vorauer

Sports in brief: Uplifting win for Wolbers

Abbotsford powerlifter Jon Wolbers turned in a record-setting performance at the Northwest Raw Powerlifting Championships in Sacramento, Calif. last weekend.

AHL's scheduling facelift features 76-game regular season

AHL’s scheduling facelift features 76-game regular season

The American Hockey League announced a major schedule overhaul on Wednesday, highlighted by the reduction of the regular season from 80 to 76 games.

AHL's scheduling facelift features 76-game regular season
Heat head coach Jim Playfair said his team's failure to make the playoffs was 'very discouraging.'

Missing playoffs ‘very discouraging’: Playfair

It figures to be a fascinating off-season for the Abbotsford Heat. The list of free-agents-to-be includes head coach Jim Playfair, whose two-year contract is set to expire.

Heat head coach Jim Playfair said his team's failure to make the playoffs was 'very discouraging.'
Ayanna Lemperes

Soccer partnership launched

Saturday was a momentous occasion for soccer in Abbotsford, as the local association officially launched its partnership with Magnuson Ford.

Ayanna Lemperes
Matt Buse of the Abbotsford Cardinals awaits a throw at second base as Langley’s Justin Atkinson slides in safely on Saturday at DeLair Park.

Offence not in the Cards on opening weekend

On an overcast, sometimes soggy opening weekend, the Abbotsford Cardinals' bats simply didn't heat up.

Matt Buse of the Abbotsford Cardinals awaits a throw at second base as Langley’s Justin Atkinson slides in safely on Saturday at DeLair Park.

Heat wrap up season with shutout loss to Marlies

Joni Ortio's North American pro debut was a game he'd probably like to forget.

Monsters snuff Heat’s playoff hopes

The Abbotsford Heat’s sophomore season will not include a return trip to the Calder Cup playoffs. A 3-0 loss to the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland on Saturday evening was the final nail in the coffin.

Former Hansen Secondary classmates Trevor Klassen (left) and Jacob Doerksen have joined forces in the Trinity Western men’s basketball program.

Unique friendship forged over basketball

At first glance, Jacob Doerksen and Trevor Klassen look like polar opposites.

Former Hansen Secondary classmates Trevor Klassen (left) and Jacob Doerksen have joined forces in the Trinity Western men’s basketball program.

Stone leads the way as Heat rock Griffins

With their playoff lives on the line, the Abbotsford Heat responded in emphatic fashion, trouncing the Grand Rapids Griffins 6-0 on the road Friday.

Yale Secondary senior Nikki Segovia

Soccer star Segovia bound for UBC

It’s awfully hard to find a hole in Nikki Segovia’s resumé, athletic or otherwise.

Yale Secondary senior Nikki Segovia
Greg Nemisz

Bouma, Nemisz reassigned to Heat

The Abbotsford Heat received some welcome reinforcements from the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Greg Nemisz
Abbotsford Olympians swimmer Robyn Nakano qualified for nationals by trimming nearly eight seconds off her personal best time in the 200-metre butterfly.

Nakano makes a splash at swimming provincials

Abbotsford swimmer Robyn Nakano is headed to nationals, and it's a tribute to her lofty goal-setting.

Abbotsford Olympians swimmer Robyn Nakano qualified for nationals by trimming nearly eight seconds off her personal best time in the 200-metre butterfly.

Habscheid hopes for last-second save

When Marc Habscheid opted to join the Chilliwack Bruins franchise in the…

Munro, Lock named UFV athletes of the year

Munro, Lock named UFV athletes of the year

Lyndsay Munro and Mitch Lock were the big winners when the University of the Fraser Valley handed out its annual awards on Wednesday evening.

Munro, Lock named UFV athletes of the year