Van Tech head coach Aaron Lock has his senior boys Talismen sitting at No. 2 in the B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings as the team competes at this week's Lower Mainland championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Van Tech volleyball 2018: Talismen’s biggest goal? Getting a chance to deliver VanCity’s first-ever top-tiered B.C. boys title

VANCOUVER — When Aaron Lock and Ken Li graduated from Van Tech Secondary back in 2000, their student-athlete resume was not filled with the adventures that come with B.C. championship medal-presentation ceremonies.

Yosef Drysdale (4) is just one of a number of weapons on a loaded Lord Tweedsmuir team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Subway Bowl 2018: Varsity Letters breaks down all eight of this weekend’s B.C. quarterfinal clashes

VANCOUVER — Subway Bowl season just seems all the more official when the doors swing open at B.C. Place Stadium for the quarterfinal round.

Nanaimo's Dover Bay Dolphins and Victoria's Oak Bay Barbers clashed back in September at the UBC Mizuno Invitational. Dover Bay hangs tough at No. 12 in the boys Triple A B.C. rankings, while Oak Bay (green) moves up to No. 3. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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11.13.18 edition: B.C. senior boys AAA and AA volleyball rankings

LANGLEY — Triple A’s significant change this week is swap between Oak Bay and Claremont after the Barbers upset the Spartans in the final of the Greater Victoria playoffs (18-16 in the deciding set).

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Clan men’s basketball 2018-19: The SFU Showdown tourney will feature debut of big-man Roche and deep guard core

BURNABY — It’s only a jigsaw puzzle when you don’t know how the pieces are supposed to fit.And last Friday, as point guard Michael Provenzano dropped a triple to knot the score early in the second half of its 2018-19 season-opener on the road against the host and nationally-ranked UC San Diego Tritons, you very […]

Notre Dame head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw brings her No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Irish to the Vancouver Showcase. (Photo by Matt Cashore, US PRESSWIRE courtesy of bd Global)
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As No. 1, defending NCAA champ Notre Dame preps for Vancouver Showcase, Irish HC Muffet McGraw says “This is a mini-NCAA tournament right here”

VANCOUVER — Our city has to think back an awful long time to remember the last time in which the absolute toast of the NCAA Div. 1 basketball world came here in their prime of their news cycle.

With her Spartans' teammates Aliya Coy (centre) and Kat Chin (8) at her side, Trinity Western's U Sports Player of the Year Seina Kashima shows her emotion after scoring the goal which knotted the national final against host Ottawa at 1-1. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of TWU athletics)
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TWU women’s soccer: Plethora of early chances go unanswered, Spartans drop a U Sports title-tilt heartbreaker to Gee-Gees

The Trinity Western Spartans needed 11th-hour heroics in the nation’s capital the day before just to book safe passage to Sunday’s 2018 U Sports national women’s soccer championship final game. Yet in sharp contrast, when the Remembrance Day title tilt kicked off against the host Gee-Gees on the campus of the University of Ottawa, Langley’s Spartans […]

With teammate Ethan Shuen (1) sealing the edge against Carson Graham's Wilbert Buenavente, Terry Fox's Jaden Severy turns a pivotal corner en route to an 82-yard first-quarter gain which set up a major score in the Ravens' Subway Bowl win at SFU's Terry Fox Field on Saturday night. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Saturday’s BCHSF Report Final: Subway sizzlers include entire Ravens’ backfield, GWG’s unknown QB Frick & PGSS’ Polar-powered Reed

LANGLEY — The quarterfinals for Subway Bowl 2018 are now set following Saturday’s remaining four opening-round games. Here’s a look at all four, starting with AAA.

After hauling in 14 passes for 182 yards Saturday, SFU head coach Thomas Ford said that junior receiver Rysen John has the talent to become a first-round CFL draft pick. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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Top 4 facts from SFU Clan’s 2018 football finale: Agonizingly close loss to Humboldt, but rising talent back in droves for 2019

BURNABY — Oh, a victory would have been nice. It would, in fact, have had a staying power which could channel positive vibes through the long winter off-season ahead, through national signing day in early February, and then into both spring and fall camp.

South Delta running back Andrew Kraft helped lead the Sun Devils into the Subway Bowl quarterfinals. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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FINAL: 11.09.18 Friday Night Lights Subway Bowl Round 1 edition – Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report

LANGLEY — Welcome to the second season. The Subway Bowl playoffs opened on six fronts at both the Triple-A and Double-A tiers on Friday and we’ve got reports from all six games. Five more game follow Saturday.

Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady will coach his Eagles in a Subway Bowl playoff game Saturday atop Burnaby Mountan, while his teammates from the Clan's 2003 Hardy Cup-winning season are set to be honoured. (Photo by Blair Shier property of www.blair.photo)
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Subway Bowl karma: Carson coach Brady has Eagles opening playoffs Saturday at SFU as his 2003 Clan team is set to be honoured

NORTH VANCOUVER — Brian Brady always knew it was going to be a little dicey in terms of the timing from the moment he heard that he and the rest of his 2003 Simon Fraser Clan football teammates were going to be honoured during the team’s final GNAC game of the season this Saturday atop […]