A husband and wife from the Langley Curling Club both rolled to B.C. senior curling titles recently.
Surrey residents Craig and Karen Lepine skipped their respective teams to gold medals at the 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. senior curling championships, held at the Trail Curling Club over the weekend.
The two curlers are three-time provincial champions in mixed curling (1996, 2000 and 2002), but this is the first year the pair have won separate titles in the same year.
Craig went to the Brier as B.C. men's champion in 1990 and Karen was senior women's champion in 2003.
They decided to enter the senior championship this year because it gave them the opportunity to play more competitive games.
Although both Craig and Karen are curling for the Langley Curling Club, the team members are not all based in Langley.
Craig's team is rounded out by third Stan Walker from Vancouver, second Barry Breton from Surrey, and lead Craig McLeod from Richmond.
Karen's team is rounded out by third Lorraine Jeffries (Port Alberni), second Carol Martel (Vernon), and lead Betsy Terpsma (Langley).
Both Lepine teams will head to Summerside, P.E.I. for the Canadian senior curling championships from March 16-24.
The couple's first trip to a nationals as mixed curlers also brought them to Prince Edward Island.
"It's extra special when your wife wins, too. It will be a nice trip," Craig said.
"We are both looking forward to returning to the Maritimes to curl at a Canadian championship," added Karen.
Team Karen Lepine beat Team Brenda Ridgway's Nanaimo rink 9-5 in the final on Saturday.
The senior women's bronze medalists were Team Debbie Jones-Walker from the Nanaimo Curling Centre.
Team Craig Lepine beat Tom Shypitka's Cranbrook rink 5-2 in the final, also held on Saturday.
The senior men's bronze medalists were team Myron Nichol from the Castlegar Curling Club.
GEROY AT PASTIME
The Canadian Football League's all-time leading pass receiver will be signing autographs in downtown Langley on Saturday.
Geroy Simon, a longtime BC Lion recently traded to the Sas- katchewan Roughriders, will be at Pastime Sports & Games Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m.
Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 5-7 p.m., Vancouver Canucks left winger Alex Burrows will be at Pastime to sign autographs. This is a ticketed event with partial proceeds going to Men of Hope in support of the B.C. Society For Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
Pastime Sports & Games is located at 20378 Fraser Hwy.
Langley Baseball will be signing up players Saturday (Feb. 23) at Al Anderson Memorial Pool.
Registration for boys and girls between the ages of four and 18 takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pool, 4949 207th St.
The local association has teams in blastball, tee-ball, Challenger, and Little League.
Register online at www. langleybaseball.ca.
DUO MAKES CUT
Twenty-seven of Canada's top ringette players - including two from Langley - have been selected for Ringette Canada's senior national squad, following a selection camp that wrapped up in Ottawa.
The players, including Langley residents Kacy Hannesson and Jennifer Wakefield of the BC Thunder, will now go on to train for the 2013 world ringette championships being held in North Bay, Ont. at the end of December.
A playing roster of 22 athletes will be named just prior to the event.
Finland currently holds the world title after beating Canada 6-3 at the 2010 world championships in Tampere, Finland.
The Langley Lightning girls midget C2 hockey team have had a banner season so far - literally.
The Lightning won the banner for their flight (group) during the regular season.
The players worked hard all season and even though many of them had never played together before, they quickly learned how to work well together and built an impressive record of 17-2-1.
The Lightning are now gearing up for the playoffs.
Team members are Sabrina Amato, Claire Bauer, Haley Beneen, Rachel Bitz, Hayley Botterill, Brooke Deakin, Sienna Early, Kristina Gardner, Tessa Hughes, Ally Latter, Robyn Maione, Denisa Micu, Kelsey Sanders, Samantha Saran, Sarah Schwagele, and Brooke Werenka.
Coaches include Ron Werenka, Kevin Sanders, and Louie Maione.