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Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township first B.C. city to host World Track and Field Trials in nearly 20 years

Township of Langley will host 2022 and 2023 editions

Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Owen Klaassen, 13, in his Saanich home, talking to Sportsnet broadcaster Arash Madani on live video chat. Like Klaassen, the broadcasters also have some extra time on their hands as all sports, form the pro to community levels, are cancelled. (Tanya Twynstra Photo)

Gordon Head kid keeps career focus during pandemic

Sportsnet pros take time to talk to young broadcaster

Owen Klaassen, 13, in his Saanich home, talking to Sportsnet broadcaster Arash Madani on live video chat. Like Klaassen, the broadcasters also have some extra time on their hands as all sports, form the pro to community levels, are cancelled. (Tanya Twynstra Photo)
The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are among a star-studded lineup of skaters coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)

Stars on Ice adds figure skating champions to lineup

The show is scheduled to take place on May 12 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are among a star-studded lineup of skaters coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
Claremont Spartans win against the Royal Bay Ravens 71- 64 on Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo James MacKenzie)

Claremont Spartans win the inaugural Senior Girls’ AAAA Basketball Island Championship

Claremont Spartans win their Feb. 15 game agains the Royal Bay Ravens 71 - 64

Claremont Spartans win against the Royal Bay Ravens 71- 64 on Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo James MacKenzie)
Panther Luc Pelletier (#26) levels the Cougars’ Matthew Clarke (#12) in VIJHL action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre as the Panthers outplayed the Cougars, but still lost 2-0. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers lose against Victoria Cougars, focus on playoffs

With four games left, the club will play two straight home games, starting Friday

Panther Luc Pelletier (#26) levels the Cougars’ Matthew Clarke (#12) in VIJHL action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre as the Panthers outplayed the Cougars, but still lost 2-0. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
The Royals fell to division leaders Kamloops Blazers in a brutal 5–1 defeat on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals lose their crown to Kamloops Blazers in 5–1 defeat

Victoria loses chance to nab fifth consecutive win in a row

The Royals fell to division leaders Kamloops Blazers in a brutal 5–1 defeat on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)
The star of the 1980s UVic Vikes basketball team Eli Pasquale died on Monday at 59 years old after a battle with cancer. (Eli Pasquale Basketball/Facebook)
The star of the 1980s UVic Vikes basketball team Eli Pasquale died on Monday at 59 years old after a battle with cancer. (Eli Pasquale Basketball/Facebook)
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Cowichan’s Chloe Langkammer slips past a Centennial player during a pool game at the Bridgman Cup tournament in 2018. (File contributed/ Heather Goodman )

Field hockey finals set for Thanksgiving long weekend

Bridgman Cup takes place at the University of Victoria from Oct. 11-13

Cowichan’s Chloe Langkammer slips past a Centennial player during a pool game at the Bridgman Cup tournament in 2018. (File contributed/ Heather Goodman )
Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running

Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running

Sandown Racing Club allows members to own part of a racehorse

  • Jun 26, 2019
Nicky and Norman Wylie get new horse racing club up and running
Fraser Tuck, competing in the Long Jump, in action at last year’s meet. (Contributed)                                Fraser Tuck, competing in the Long Jump, in action at last year’s meet. (Contributed)

Big medal haul for Peninsula track and field athletes

Club wins golds across age range and disciplines at Dogwood Track and Field meet

Fraser Tuck, competing in the Long Jump, in action at last year’s meet. (Contributed)                                Fraser Tuck, competing in the Long Jump, in action at last year’s meet. (Contributed)
Zachary Ziegler, with his teammates Kyle and Kieran Brown of the Peninsula Speed Skating Club. (Peninsula Speed Skating Club)

Peninsula speed skaters aim to slide to success at Provincials

Three young speed skaters are travelling to the BC Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Zachary Ziegler, with his teammates Kyle and Kieran Brown of the Peninsula Speed Skating Club. (Peninsula Speed Skating Club)
Belmont’s Daunte Nelson gets a break against Cowichan during the 2019 Senior Boys 4A Basketball Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Victoria schools top Island Championships

Oak Bay, Belmont and Claremont named best boys’ basketball teams on the Island

Belmont’s Daunte Nelson gets a break against Cowichan during the 2019 Senior Boys 4A Basketball Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

  • Jan 23, 2019
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films
The Evolution of Ruth Saunders

The Evolution of Ruth Saunders

Financial advisor is also a mixed martial arts athlete, a kite boarder and body builder

  • Sep 10, 2018
The Evolution of Ruth Saunders
On Saturday (April 7) at Surrey’s Holly Park, the all-female B.C. Badgers (BC Senior Women’s Baseball) will be playing their first game in the LMBA’s 45+ Division against the men of the Surrey Sun Devils. (Photo submitted)

‘History in making’ as B.C. women’s hardball team joins men’s division

All-female B.C. Badgers will play in 45+ division in move to further development of female baseball

On Saturday (April 7) at Surrey’s Holly Park, the all-female B.C. Badgers (BC Senior Women’s Baseball) will be playing their first game in the LMBA’s 45+ Division against the men of the Surrey Sun Devils. (Photo submitted)