Local Sports

White Rock pickleball player Debbie Lawrance - who appeared before council June 14 to ask for a dedicated pickleball court in Centennial Park - is seen on the court in Nottingham, England, where she competed at the English Open in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Pickleball granted a dedicated court at White Rock’s Centennial Park

Council decision stipulates a six-month trial period for popular sport

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

 

North Delta’s Patrick Izett (seen in this undated photo playing for Western Pride F.C. in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) will join Thompson Rivers University’s men’s soccer team this fall. (Submitted photo)

North Delta’s Izett signs with TRU Wolfpack

Central midfielder expected to bring experience, offence when he joins men’s soccer team this fall

 

Clover Lanes is seen on May 7, a few days after the building was sold and the 72-year-old business was closed for good. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

End of an era: Clover Lanes closes for good

Building had been up for sale for more than a year

Clover Lanes is seen on May 7, a few days after the building was sold and the 72-year-old business was closed for good. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
KidSport Delta logo. (KidSport Delta/Facebook photo)

KidSport Delta kicking off month-long fundraising campaign

Gift of Sport campaign aims to raise awareness, $50,000 to help local kids participate in sports

KidSport Delta logo. (KidSport Delta/Facebook photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Assistant coach Simon Gau instructs players on one of Cloverdale Minor Baseball’s Mosquito division teams. Mosquito is the division name for U11. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Baseball returns to Cloverdale after players lost entire season last year

‘It’s been a long, weird year,’ says Matthew Rudolfs

Assistant coach Simon Gau instructs players on one of Cloverdale Minor Baseball’s Mosquito division teams. Mosquito is the division name for U11. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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Surrey to pony up one-third of cost to cover Cloverdale lacrosse box in 2022

This will be at the Cloverdale Athletic Park at 64th Avenue and 168th Street

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North Surrey Minor Football players in action. The club is among Surrey-area recipients of the B.C. government’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (File photo)

COVID ‘relief’ funding for some sports groups in Surrey, White Rock, Delta

‘Without financial support, these clubs are at risk of closure,’ says B.C. government

North Surrey Minor Football players in action. The club is among Surrey-area recipients of the B.C. government’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (File photo)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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Adrienne Cook recently opened an indoor goalkeeper training centre on the Surrey-Langley border. She’s holding an open house July 5 to let the public know about her facility and the programs she offers. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

New goalkeeper training centre opens in Cloverdale

Nestled on Surrey-Langley border, facility offers full range of training programs

Adrienne Cook recently opened an indoor goalkeeper training centre on the Surrey-Langley border. She’s holding an open house July 5 to let the public know about her facility and the programs she offers. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey United soccer players practice at Cloverdale Athletic Park last week. (Photo: facebook.com/surreyunitedsoccer)

‘The spirit’s back’ at Surrey parks as soccer and baseball players return to practice

‘They’re not scrimmaging yet, they’re working on their skills,’ says soccer club rep

Surrey United soccer players practice at Cloverdale Athletic Park last week. (Photo: facebook.com/surreyunitedsoccer)
Baseball is among minor sports hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Surrey sports groups grapple with refunds, registration, restrictions and more

‘Our biggest problem is going to be retraining the public because they can’t be there’

Baseball is among minor sports hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
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Delta Triathlon returning this spring

After a five-year hiatus, the event is back at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Saturday, May 2

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Doug Ripley, a player with the Vancouver Goalball Club and a member of Team Canada, blocks a shot from the U.S. team during the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam at Guildford Recreation Centre. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Goalball Grand Slam returns to Guildford rec centre

Three-day tourney kicks off Friday, March 13

Doug Ripley, a player with the Vancouver Goalball Club and a member of Team Canada, blocks a shot from the U.S. team during the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam at Guildford Recreation Centre. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
White Rock judo champ undefeated at BC Winter Games

White Rock judo champ undefeated at BC Winter Games

Matthew Molski, 14, returns home with a pair of medals

White Rock judo champ undefeated at BC Winter Games
Sophia Lichang Xu from 907 Black Knight RCACS skis into the stadium and takes aim at targets down a 50-m range at the 2020 Provincial Biathlon Championship in Vernon. (Aimee Glaubitz photo)

White Rock cadets nab medals at Vernon competition

Thirteen members of 907 Squadron compete at regional meet

Sophia Lichang Xu from 907 Black Knight RCACS skis into the stadium and takes aim at targets down a 50-m range at the 2020 Provincial Biathlon Championship in Vernon. (Aimee Glaubitz photo)