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Abbotsford’s Tradex has been transformed into a volleyball and basketball facility with Open Court. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into sports facility

Open Court program hosting volleyball and basketball teams for practices and possibly games

 

Sydney Ma will join the Capilano Blues women’s basketball team after graduating from G.W. Graham. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Sydney Ma going blue with Capilano U women’s basketball team

The soon-to-be G.W. Graham grad will play b-ball in the PACWest conference next season

 

The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL opening new multi-sport facility in Abbotsford

Telus Bandits Athletic Centre set to open in early-2021 at West Oaks Mall, several sports featured

 

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Abbotsford to be the site of Canadian Elite Basketball League academy

The Canadian-based pro league announced the Abbotsford academy will open in early 2021

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Chilliwack’s Klim twins, Matthias and Zach, are the tall guys in the back row (Zach with a green stuffie on his shoulders, Matthias to the right), helping to sort toys at the Archway Community Services Food Bank in Abbotsford. (UFV Cascades photo)

Chilliwack’s Klim twins get involved in community service with UFV men’s basketball team

No games for the G.W. Graham grads due to COVID, but they are doing other things with the Cascades

Chilliwack’s Klim twins, Matthias and Zach, are the tall guys in the back row (Zach with a green stuffie on his shoulders, Matthias to the right), helping to sort toys at the Archway Community Services Food Bank in Abbotsford. (UFV Cascades photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign head coach and general manager Kyle Julius

Abbotsford-based professional basketball club inks Julius to a deal for 2021 CEBL season

The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

G.W. Graham guard Clay Kurtz commits to UFV basketball Cascades

Kurtz is the third UFV player to commit to the UFV men’s team, following the Klim twins

GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France

UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France

Gobeil joins Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuchscherer as UFV Cascades playing overseas in 2020-21

UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France
The Basketball BC Metro League for youth players will now be rebranded as the Bandits Youth Basketball League. (Submitted)

Basketball BC, Fraser Valley Bandits launch partnerships

Abbotsford-based professional basketball team becomes official naming rights partner for leagues

The Basketball BC Metro League for youth players will now be rebranded as the Bandits Youth Basketball League. (Submitted)
Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

The UFV women’s basketball standout is going overseas to play pro basketball

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors hold off Celtics in double-OT NBA thriller

Lowry nets 33 points as Toronto trips Boston 125-122

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach

The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
The Fraser Valley Bandits failed to receive a single awards nomination in the CEBL year end awards. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits shut out of CEBL awards

Despite turnaround season Abbotsford-based basketball team not up for any awards

The Fraser Valley Bandits failed to receive a single awards nomination in the CEBL year end awards. (File photo)
Adam Smith leaves Chilliwack after a highly success run with two local high school football programs.

Adam Smith resigns as Sardis Falcons football head coach

Sukh Parmar takes over as Smith heads back to Manitoba to take care of his ailing mother

Adam Smith leaves Chilliwack after a highly success run with two local high school football programs.
Fraser Valley Bandits reflect on 2020 turnaround

Fraser Valley Bandits reflect on 2020 turnaround

Abbotsford-based CEBL team goes from worst to almost first at Summer Series

Fraser Valley Bandits reflect on 2020 turnaround
The Fraser Valley Bandits fell 90-73 in Sunday’s CEBL Summer Series title game. (Twitter)

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Edmonton in CEBL final

Bandits lose 90-73 to Stingers in Sunday’s Summer Series final

The Fraser Valley Bandits fell 90-73 in Sunday’s CEBL Summer Series title game. (Twitter)
Bandits players mob Ola Asaholu after he drained the winning shot in Saturday’s semifinal game. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits advance to CEBL Championship Game

Bandits post comeback 76-75 win over Hamilton Honey Badgers in Saturday’s semifinal

Bandits players mob Ola Asaholu after he drained the winning shot in Saturday’s semifinal game. (Submitted)
Marek Klassen helped lead the Bandits to an 84-70 win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Wednesday. The Bandits secured the second seed in the CEBL Summer Series with the win. (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch first round bye with win

Bandits defeat Guelph 84-70, advance to the CEBL semifinals on Saturday

Marek Klassen helped lead the Bandits to an 84-70 win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Wednesday. The Bandits secured the second seed in the CEBL Summer Series with the win. (CEBL photo)
Fraser Valley Bandits guard Jahenns Manigat attacks the rim during Sunday’s game against Niagara. (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Fraser Valley Bandits guard Jahenns Manigat attacks the rim during Sunday’s game against Niagara. (CEBL photo)