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Valley Huskers

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers fade late in road loss to Westshore Rebels

The Huskers saw a three-point deficit balloon to 21 during a bad fourth quarter

 

The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.

RAW Sports bringing youth football camp to Abbotsford

Camp making its debut in Abbotsford later this month at MRC Sports Complex

 

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) throws the ball during first half CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C. Lions still unbeaten after thrilling 34-31 win over Redblacks

QB Rourke tosses for 359 yards as Leos move to 3-0 on CFL season

 

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nicole Drouin (right) in action with her Western Women’s Canadian Football League team, the Manitoba Fearless. (Mike Stills photo)

Chilliwack’s Nicole Drouin going to Finland for football

The Manitoba import and UFV student is proof that women can thrive playing tackle football

Nicole Drouin (right) in action with her Western Women’s Canadian Football League team, the Manitoba Fearless. (Mike Stills photo)
CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
The grey-shaded area in the middle of this graphic represents the new turf field that will be installed at G.W. Graham secondary school. The graphic shows 300 temporary seats below the field that project leaders hope will eventually turn into 1,000 permanent stadium-style seats. They hope the building below the field and next to the seats will eventually include changerooms, public washrooms, a concession and a merchandise stand. (SD33 graphic)

Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham secondary dreams big with turf field project

The school plans to build the field with no financial contributions from the school district or city

The grey-shaded area in the middle of this graphic represents the new turf field that will be installed at G.W. Graham secondary school. The graphic shows 300 temporary seats below the field that project leaders hope will eventually turn into 1,000 permanent stadium-style seats. They hope the building below the field and next to the seats will eventually include changerooms, public washrooms, a concession and a merchandise stand. (SD33 graphic)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press gridiron expert Erin Haluschak breaks down the 2022 NFL draft

Today in B.C.: NFL report chat includes favourite picks, Seahawks QB situation

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL to move hashmarks closer to the centre of field in 2022

Rule changes: 2 QBs allowed on field at the same time

Randy Ambrosie at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton on Friday, December 10, 2021. The CFL will move its harshmarks closer to the centre of the field and allow teams to take the ball at the 40-yard line following a successful field goal or single in 2022. “It’s about improving game flow,” the CFL commissioner said Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)

BC Commmunity Football Association honouring Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool with The Game

Top young talent from the BCCFA practising in Mission this weekend, play in Chilliwack on May 28

The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)
Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)

Kelowna football coach under investigation for over-age players, false address registrations

The school has cut ties with former head coach Johannes Van Leenen

Okanagan Mission Secondary School (Google Maps)
Tyson George-Kelly in action for G.W. Graham during a 2021 football game against the W.J. Mouat Hawks. The dynamic receiver is heading to the University of Calgary this fall to join the Dinos. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Three of Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies secure college football commitments

Josh Caverly is going to SFU while Tyson George-Kelly and Colton Mocon join the U-Sports ranks

Tyson George-Kelly in action for G.W. Graham during a 2021 football game against the W.J. Mouat Hawks. The dynamic receiver is heading to the University of Calgary this fall to join the Dinos. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press NFL expert Erin Haluschak dissects a turbulent off-season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes Russell Wilson’s departure, Pete Carroll’s future

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Former CFL quarterback Henry Burris joins B.C. Lions coaching staff

Burris was quarterback for head coach Rick Campbell in 2016 when the Ottawa Redblacks won Grey Cup

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Tanya Walter began coaching at St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. Lions become first CFL team to hire full-time female coach, adding Walter to staff

Former national team player Tanya Walter hired as a defensive assistant

Tanya Walter began coaching at St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton in 2017. (The Canadian Press)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) eyes a pass in the end zone as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) attempts to tackle during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) eyes a pass in the end zone as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) attempts to tackle during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Sentencing delayed for treasurer who stole $29,000 from Chilliwack youth football club

Charles Joshua Cahoon facing conditional sentence or up to 18 months jail

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)
FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

Bet on it: a lot of money is going to change hands Super Bowl weekend

31 million Americans to bet on their annual football title game, gambling group estimates

FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
A Washington Commanders sign is shown as they unveil their NFL football team’s new identity, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Landover, Md. The new name comes 18 months after the once-storied franchise dropped its old moniker following decades of criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Washington’s NFL team unveils new name as Commanders

Owner says name pays ‘homage to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital’

A Washington Commanders sign is shown as they unveil their NFL football team’s new identity, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Landover, Md. The new name comes 18 months after the once-storied franchise dropped its old moniker following decades of criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he leaves the field after the team lost to the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL divisional round playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

Tom Brady makes it official: announces retirement on Instagram

Football legend not going to ‘make that competitive commitment anymore’

FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he leaves the field after the team lost to the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL divisional round playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)