After being recruited out of tiny Single-A school Cedars Christian in Prince George, forward Kayla Gordon could leave Trinity Western as its all-time leading scorer in Canada West regular-season play. (Scott Stewart, Trinity Western athletics)
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Kayla Gordon: From a coach’s intuition to her career fruition, TWU’s tiny-school recruit anchors Spartans’ hoop success

LANGLEY — You can’t realize your vision without first trusting your gut, and it was with that in mind that Cheryl Jean-Paul pondered everything about a unique package of talent she had suddenly found herself studying back in the summer of 2012.

Terry Fox Grade 11 scoring guard Jacob Mand has emerged as the Ravens' go-to scorer heading into the start of Legal Beagle Week 2018. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Legal Beagle 2018: Mand, Stanyer and rest of young-and-restless Ravens carry Terry Fox’s spirit to centre stage

PORT COQUITLAM — A funny thing happened to Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens en route to being the only non-ranked, non-honourable mention team among the entire 16-school field which took part in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational about four weeks ago at the Langley Events Centre: They advanced all the way to event’s Final Four.

Baltej Sohal and the rest of the Burnaby South Rebels move up to No. 3 in the latest Varsity Letters' AAAA senior boys basketball rankings following a big win over Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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01.10.18: B.C. Quad A, Double A, Single A senior varsity boys basketball rankings

LANGLEY — On the eve of tipping off at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational on Thursday, Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays are back at No. 1 in the latest Varsity letters’ B.C. AAAA boys basketball rankings.

If he can lead Tamanawis on a healthy post-season run, senior guard Miguel Tomley has some of the province's most hallowed marks within his reach. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Miguel Tomley: Tammy’s senior superstar has potential to fashion historic March Madness run

SURREY — At virtually every turn, he has placed bookmarks in the historical timeline of B.C. boys high school basketball. Remember when he turned heads at the 2015 Terry Fox Legal Beagle invitational by averaging 26 ppg as a Grade 9? Or in 2016 when he became the first Grade 10 boys player to be named to […]

The STM Chancellor tourney, basic with its 16-team, four-day format, is something worth preserving, says Aaron Mitchell, the event's host coach. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STMC’s Chancellor Invitational: Head coach Aaron Mitchell on why tradition still matters in B.C. high school basketball

BURNABY — Aaron Mitchell played high school basketball in the early-to-mid 1990s, an era many call one of the golden ages of the game in our province. And now, over a decade into his career as the head varsity boys basketball coach at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate, he appreciates more and more how one of […]

Victor Radocaj of Richmond's R.A. McMath Wildcats was the youngest and the only B.C. player selected to Canada Basketball's Under-16/17 team this past summer. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Victor Radocaj: Still just 15, he carries uncommon wisdom on his basketball path from McMath to the world

LANGLEY — It’s one thing to be big, which Victor Radocaj most certainly is. It’s another to truly see the big picture. 

Former UFV Cascades basketball great Peter Wauthy will be inducted into the school's sports Hall of Fame on Friday. (Photo courtesy UFV athletics)
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Doctor’s order: UFV’s 2018 Hall of Famer Peter Wauthy discovered precision for a life in medicine started with basketball

ABBOTSFORD — Peter Wauthy never got a chance to play basketball at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre, yet after this weekend, fans of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s basketball team will be reminded of one of their past heart-and-soul hardcourt heroes each time they pass through the mezzanine of their home gymnasium.