Football

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool scampers to the end zone en route to his first career NFL touchdown. (Pittsburgh Steelers Instagram)

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool scampers to the end zone en route to his first career NFL touchdown. (Pittsburgh Steelers Instagram)
Chase Claypool shared a photo of the tribute he made to fallen former Abbotsford Panthers teammate Samwel Uko during his NFL debut on Monday night. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool honours fallen teammate Samwel Uko in NFL debut

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver wears wrist tape bearing last name of friend and teammate

Chase Claypool shared a photo of the tribute he made to fallen former Abbotsford Panthers teammate Samwel Uko during his NFL debut on Monday night. (Twitter photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Rams head coach Howie Zaron, seen here in a team training video, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He says he is innocent. (Facebook image)

Lower Mainland football head coach faces drug charge

Howie Zaron charged with possession of cocaine, president saying team standing behind him

Rams head coach Howie Zaron, seen here in a team training video, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He says he is innocent. (Facebook image)
The White Rock-South Surrey Titans minor football association has opened registration for the coming season. (File photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Titans announce registrations open for football season

Practices to begin this month, games on Labour Day weekend – under new COVID-19 protocols

The White Rock-South Surrey Titans minor football association has opened registration for the coming season. (File photo)
Organizations involved in contact sports – like the White Rock-South Surrey Titans Football Association, among others – have a number of hurdles to clear in efforts to return to the field this year. (Contributed photo)
Organizations involved in contact sports – like the White Rock-South Surrey Titans Football Association, among others – have a number of hurdles to clear in efforts to return to the field this year. (Contributed photo)
Samwel Uko (right) and his father prior to the news that he had signed with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Family of dead B.C. football star urge changes to mental health policies in hospitals

Uko family disappointed in actions of Regina hospital, hosting public funeral service this weekend

Samwel Uko (right) and his father prior to the news that he had signed with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Samwel Uko died in a Saskatchewan lake on May 21, and the circumstances surrounding his death are now being investigated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. (Facebook photo)

Officials looking for answers after Abbotsford football star found dead in Sask. lake

Saskatchewan Health Authority looking into circumstances surrounding Samwel Uko’s hospital visit

Abbotsford’s Samwel Uko died in a Saskatchewan lake on May 21, and the circumstances surrounding his death are now being investigated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. (Facebook photo)
Seaquam Seahawks defensive back Corbin Grant has signed on to play next year with the 219 Vanier Cup champion University of Calgary Dinos. (Submitted photo)

North Delta’s Corbin Grant signs with University of Calgary Dinos

18-year-old Seaquam Secondary defensive back named B.C. High School Football All-Star in 2019

Seaquam Seahawks defensive back Corbin Grant has signed on to play next year with the 219 Vanier Cup champion University of Calgary Dinos. (Submitted photo)
Edmonton Eskimos’ Sean Whyte is back home on the Semiahmoo Peninsula as he waits for the CFL season to resume. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson photo)

CFL kicker Sean Whyte aims to stay sharp amid COVID-19 concerns

Semiahmoo Secondary grad back training on old field, waiting for football to return

Edmonton Eskimos’ Sean Whyte is back home on the Semiahmoo Peninsula as he waits for the CFL season to resume. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson photo)
Linebacker Jordan Williams is shown in a handout photo from a CFL combine. He was selected first overall by the B.C. Lions in the CFL’s entry draft on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Tanouye/CFL MANDATORY CREDIT)

B.C. Lions trade up to take LB Williams with 1st pick in CFL draft

B.C. (5-13) finished last in the West Division last season

Linebacker Jordan Williams is shown in a handout photo from a CFL combine. He was selected first overall by the B.C. Lions in the CFL’s entry draft on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Tanouye/CFL MANDATORY CREDIT)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Chiefs beat 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl 54

Kansas City scores 21 unanswered points in fourth quarter

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The White Rock-South Surrey Titans junior bantam football celebrates after winning a provincial title over the Chilliwack Giants Saturday. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Titans win ‘dog fight’ for B.C. junior bantam football title

Semiahmoo Peninsula youth football team defeats Chilliwack 26-22 in final game

The White Rock-South Surrey Titans junior bantam football celebrates after winning a provincial title over the Chilliwack Giants Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Connor Way, from Football to Fashion

Connor Way, from Football to Fashion

Athlete is an MVP on the field and on the runway

  • Mar 8, 2019
Connor Way, from Football to Fashion
Surrey’s Sullivan Heights Secondary school is looking to join the likes of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary and establish a football program. (Now-Leader file photo)

Sullivan Heights Secondary wants to kick off new football program in Surrey

Surrey school raising money, gathering community support to start sports program by this fall

  • Jan 3, 2018
Surrey’s Sullivan Heights Secondary school is looking to join the likes of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary and establish a football program. (Now-Leader file photo)
(BCLions.com photo)

CFL bans full-contact practices during season

Teams were previously allowed to hold a total of 17 padded practices following training camp

(BCLions.com photo)