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Mateo Andrews (Roddy’s nephew) leans into a pitch, on his way to an inside-the-park homer. (Barry Stewart/ The Standard)

Annual Peters family ball tournament draws a dozen teams to Hope ball diamonds

Recently upgraded field at the Schkam reserve the backdrop for this year’s event

  • Aug 22, 2019
Mateo Andrews (Roddy’s nephew) leans into a pitch, on his way to an inside-the-park homer. (Barry Stewart/ The Standard)
Canada’s forward Jordyn Huitema (9) during the second half of a women’s international soccer friendly against Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores in pro soccer debut for Paris Saint-Germain

Forward headed in the tiebreaker for a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in France

Canada’s forward Jordyn Huitema (9) during the second half of a women’s international soccer friendly against Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
The BC Oldtimers Club held their 45th annual competition at their Agassiz track on Saturday and Sunday over the long weekend. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: ‘Oldtimers’ head to Agassiz for annual motocross competition

The international competition saw dirt flying at the Agassiz track over the long weekend

The BC Oldtimers Club held their 45th annual competition at their Agassiz track on Saturday and Sunday over the long weekend. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)
Hope’s summer trail crew erects a privacy screen for the Lookout Loo, located at the upper end of the popular Lookout Trail on Mount Hope. (Submitted)

Building a loo with a view at Hope Lookout

Summer trail crew builds privacy into the Lookout Loo

Hope’s summer trail crew erects a privacy screen for the Lookout Loo, located at the upper end of the popular Lookout Trail on Mount Hope. (Submitted)
The Cultus Lake Sailing Club has courses coming up this month. (Submitted photo)

Sailing club lessons starting at Cultus Lake

Adults and kids can both get out on the water with certified coaches

The Cultus Lake Sailing Club has courses coming up this month. (Submitted photo)
Grade 4 boys break from the starting line in the 100-metre race during the SD78 track and field day. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fraser-Cascade schools come together for annual track and field competition

Kent Elementary was host to this year’s event, which saw students from Boston Bar to Seabird Island

Grade 4 boys break from the starting line in the 100-metre race during the SD78 track and field day. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Saanich Braves (blue) attempt to take the ball during the men’s gold medal game at Seabird Island Festival Sunday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fraser Valley teams take youth tournaments at Seabird Island Festival

The annual festival took over Seabird Island at the end of May for soccer, baseball and wcanoe races

Saanich Braves (blue) attempt to take the ball during the men’s gold medal game at Seabird Island Festival Sunday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Chilliwack’s Brian Lee (in blue) flashes fancy footwork vs a Quesnel defender during a soccer match at the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games in 2017. (Submitted photo)

Special Olympics Chilliwack group holding registration event

Group looking for new and old athletes, coaches and volunteers for 2019-2020 season

  • May 29, 2019
Chilliwack’s Brian Lee (in blue) flashes fancy footwork vs a Quesnel defender during a soccer match at the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games in 2017. (Submitted photo)
Canoers head to the starting line for the junior buckskin double paddle during the Seabird Island Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Seabird Island Festival finishes with gold medal games

The three-day festival ended Sunday (May 26) with tournament finals

Canoers head to the starting line for the junior buckskin double paddle during the Seabird Island Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Marina Striker at the eastern lookout on Sumas Mountain. (Contributed)

Agassiz trail runner looks to conquer local mountains

Marina Striker has run the equivalent of four Mount Everests in April alone

Marina Striker at the eastern lookout on Sumas Mountain. (Contributed)
Giants fall in overtime to the Prince Albert in Game 7, the Raiders taking the Chynoweth Cup 3-2. (Lucas Chudleigh/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Giants fall in Game 7 overtime, Raiders taking WHL and marching on to Memorial Cup in Halifax

Vancouver lost to Prince Albert 3-2 Monday night, taking it down to the wire in best-of-7 playoffs

  • May 13, 2019
Giants fall in overtime to the Prince Albert in Game 7, the Raiders taking the Chynoweth Cup 3-2. (Lucas Chudleigh/Special to Black Press)
Gaints are one game away from heading to the national championships in Halifax next week. A game Monday night in Prince Albert will decide which of the WHL team will advance. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)

VIDEO: Giants force Game 7 with 4-2 win Sunday in Prince Albert

The final of seven games will be played in Saskatchewan Monday to determine who’s the WHL champs

  • May 12, 2019
Gaints are one game away from heading to the national championships in Halifax next week. A game Monday night in Prince Albert will decide which of the WHL team will advance. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)
Before a record crowd at Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants emerged triumphant in Game 5, keeping themselves alive to play another night – specifically Sunday night in Saskatchewan. The G-Men are now trailing 2-3 to the Prince Albert Raiders heading into Game 6 of the best-of-seven WHL (east vs. west) championship series. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants stave off elimination with 4-3 win at home

A triumph in Game 5 in Langley earns the Vancouver hockey team another trip to Prince Albert

  • May 10, 2019
Before a record crowd at Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants emerged triumphant in Game 5, keeping themselves alive to play another night – specifically Sunday night in Saskatchewan. The G-Men are now trailing 2-3 to the Prince Albert Raiders heading into Game 6 of the best-of-seven WHL (east vs. west) championship series. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 4 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship series Wednesday night on home ice at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Raiders edge out Vancouver Giants 1-0 in Game 4 of the finals

The east vs. west rivalry for the WHL 2019 title could be decided during Game 5 Friday in Langley

  • May 9, 2019
Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 4 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship series Wednesday night on home ice at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants fell 8-2 to the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 3 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series on Tuesday night at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants look to tie WHL championship series Wednesday on home ice in Langley

Prince Albert Raiders dominate in Game 3 at Langley Events Centre Tuesday, taking 2-1 series lead

  • May 7, 2019
Vancouver Giants fell 8-2 to the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 3 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series on Tuesday night at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Giants fell to the Raiders 4-0 Saturday night in Prince Albert. The next game in the best-of-seven series happens at Langley Events Centre. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)

VIDEO: Raiders shutout Giants 4-0 in Game 2 of the WHL championships

Vancouver and Prince Albert are tied 1-1 as the battle moves to Langley for the next three games

  • May 4, 2019
Giants fell to the Raiders 4-0 Saturday night in Prince Albert. The next game in the best-of-seven series happens at Langley Events Centre. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)
Giants drew first blood in 2019 Rogers WHL Championship match up in Prince Albert Friday night. The two teams face off again Saturday night in Saskatchewan. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)

VIDEO: Giants take lead in east-west rivalry of WHL final series

In Game 1 of the championships, Vancouver take the game 5-4 in Prince Albert, Sask.

  • May 4, 2019
Giants drew first blood in 2019 Rogers WHL Championship match up in Prince Albert Friday night. The two teams face off again Saturday night in Saskatchewan. (Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)
In the third series of the playoffs, the Giants have now emerged triumphant in the Western Conference, and will go on to compete against the top Eastern Conference team starting this coming Friday, May 3 at Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants defeat Chiefs in Game 5, advancing to WHL finals

Vancouver’s major junior hockey franchise took Spokane four games to win the Western Conference title

  • Apr 27, 2019
In the third series of the playoffs, the Giants have now emerged triumphant in the Western Conference, and will go on to compete against the top Eastern Conference team starting this coming Friday, May 3 at Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants fans cheer on their team

Vancouver Giants fans cheer on their team

New booster club aims to unite supporters of Lower Mainland hockey team

Vancouver Giants fans cheer on their team
(Away from home, the Vancouver Giants secured another victory in the Western Conference finals against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night. They won 4-3 in overtime. They’re back home in Langley to play Game 5 on Friday. (Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants come back to earn 4-3 overtime victory

Playing in Spokane for the second consecutive night, the G-Men triumph put them 3-1 in the playoffs

  • Apr 25, 2019
(Away from home, the Vancouver Giants secured another victory in the Western Conference finals against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night. They won 4-3 in overtime. They’re back home in Langley to play Game 5 on Friday. (Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs)