Sports in brief: Basketball BC honours Craddock

University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball coach Barnaby Craddock was honoured with a coaching excellence award.

University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball coach Barnaby Craddock was honoured with a coaching excellence award at the Basketball BC Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Cascades bench boss was one of four recipients of the coaching award, along with Deb Huband (UBC women), George Bergen (Walnut Grove Secondary boys) and Mike Evans (Britannia Secondary girls).

Craddock steered the Cascades to a breakthrough season in 2011-12, including a Canada West silver medal and a fourth-place finish at CIS nationals in Halifax.

Three Abbotsford players were nominated for outstanding athlete awards. UFV’s Joel Friesen was a runner-up in the B.C. university male category, which was won by UVic’s Ryan McKinnon. Marek Klassen of Point Loma Nazarene University was a runner-up in the university outside Canada male category to Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre. Fellow Yale Secondary grad Matt Letkeman of the Calgary Dinos lost in the university outside BC male division to Phil Scrubb of Carleton University.


Cody Stewart of Ledgeview Golf and Country Club finished tied for second at the opening event of the British Columbia Golf Zone 3 Junior Boys Spring Tour on Sunday at Swan-E-Set in Pitt Meadows.

Stewart shot a round of 69 to finish five strokes back of winner Kevin Kwon of Swan-E-Set.

Other Ledgeview golfers in the field included Travis Oddy (tied for 20th with a round of 79), Nick Guenther (T27, 82), Jordan Morford (T40, 85), Ryan Combs (T43, 86) and Callum McDonald (54th, 91).


The Abbotsford Lawn Bowling Association is hosting its opening day of the season on Wednesday, May 2.

The event begins at 11:45 a.m. at the lawn bowling green on Pauline St., alongside Jubilee Park. Mayor Bruce Banman will be throwing out the first ball. For more information, contact Geoff Horner at 604-859-9972.