Lake Country's George Elliot Coyotes, pictured last Friday at War Memorial Gymnasium, maintained their spot in the top four of the B.C. Double A rankings this week following their performance at the UBC Invitational. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.05.17 edition: Huge changes in Top 15 mark Week 2 of senior boys AAA volleyball season

Welcome to the second B.C. senior varsity boys volleyball rankings of the season. The long season will always provide correction and recalibration, but for this week, the Triple A rankings have gone topsy-turvy with two top-five teams falling to honourable mention status and another dropping out of the rankings all together.

Fraser Valley Cascades' sophomore central defender Simi Lehal (left) has a skill set that matches the pulse of her Canada West team. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
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Simi Lehal: How UFV’s super sophomore helped the Cascades re-invent their soccer identity

ABBOTSFORD — Soccer DNA may hold no official weight in scientific circles, yet if you’ve watched the play of Fraser Valley Cascades’ central defender and criminology major Simi Lehal the past two seasons, you can’t help but wonder if the beautiful game does indeed have a biology all its own.

UBC's Ben Chow, 25, has reinvented himself both on the court and in the classroom with the Thunderbirds' volleyball team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC’s Ben Chow: How degrees of difficulty helped the ‘Birds star return for a special finale

VANCOUVER — The best journeys are never scripted and always organic. They test mettle, and in the best instances, wind up revealing a level of poetic gleam only possible through the hard steps of revival and re-invention.

Our final game reports of the week (BCHSF)
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10.01.17: Varsity Letters B.C. High School Football Report Saturday wrap-up edition

It’s our final wrap up of the week’s action with a look at Saturday’s abbreviated schedule. But before we continue with the game reports, our hearts go out to the family and friends of St. Thomas More Collegiate senior varsity coach Bernie Kully who passed away peacefully late Saturday evening.

Lord Tweedsmuir underclassmen Yosef Drysdale and Braeden Hutchinson have helped the Panthers to a 2-0 start in the AAA Eastern Conference. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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09.30.17: Varsity Letter’s BC High School Football Report Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to a late edition of Varsity Letters’ Friday Night Lights B.C. high school football report. It’s our one late filing of the season (duty called Friday as I broadcast UBC’s loss to Calgary), so thanks for understanding. Out Saturday report will follow on Sunday and our regular schedule resumes next week.

Calgary receiver Michael Klukas (front) battles UBC defensive back Jean Ventose on Friday at Thunderbird Stadium. (UBC athletics photo by Bob Frid)
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Nill labels UBC loss to Dinos “…an ass kicking” as all roads to Vanier now go through Calgary

VANCOUVER— Blake Nill has never pulled punches, and the UBC Thunderbirds head coach wasn’t about to start a new trend Friday.“You can call it what you want but it was an ass-kicking,” Nill said following his team’s 31-17 loss to the Calgary Dinos at Thunderbird Stadium. “When we had momentum, we were stopping the run […]