This weekend marks the 59th annual Snowball Classic basketball tournament (Sr. Boys) and marks the second time Mt. Vernon Knights from New York is participating. Mt. Vernon won the championship in 2016. The Knights defeated the Kelowna Owls 104-87 in the 2016 final, and the program went on to capture a New York state championship […]
By: Blake Murphy Raptors 905 announce 2018-19 coaching staff We knew a few of the names already, but Raptors 905 unveiled their full coaching staff under new head coach Jama Mahlalela for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. Here is a quick rundown of the names. HEAD COACH Jama Mahlalela will move from the front row […]
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Abbotsford Basketball: August 6th to 11th – U-17 Girls’ Canada Basketball National Championships – Fredericton, N.B. Jayden Gill represents Abbotsford at the U-17 Canada Basketball National Championships: Abbotsford had a sole representative on the U-17 Girls’ squad – Jayden Gill. Jayden is a point guard for the Robert Bateman Timberwolves (AAA) who are not ranked […]
MSA Outdoor Classic by Bassment Studios (Paul Alamwala) MSA OUTDOOR CLASSIC This is the second year of the revitalization of the MSA Outdoor Classic, a tournament local hoopers competed at in the 1980s. The organizers of the tournament donate all proceeds to the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Society, the City of Abbotsford provides support with […]
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is taking his talents to Turkey. The 2010 Yale Secondary grad officially signed on the dotted line with a team based in Bakirkoy, a suburb of the capital city of Istanbul. It marks a considerable jump in talent from the British Basketball League, where Klassen spent last season starring with the Worcester Wolves.
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The MSA Outdoor Classic tips off again today (Friday), marking its second consecutive year back in Abbotsford after a 30-plus year absence. A total of six teams with professional, college and high school basketball talent are set to hit the outdoor courts near the MSA Arena. Pro players Marek Klassen and Joel Friesen are both expected to […]