Jalen Philpot of the Seaquam Seahawks rushes for one of his four touchdowns on the day in a decisive win over Handsworth. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.10.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Subway Bowl Rd. 1 Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to the second season!  It’s Friday and time for the Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report, Subway Bowl Round-1 edition.

Ben Hladik may be a tue freshman at the tender age of 18, but he was picked the Canada West's Defensive Player of the Week this week for plays like this one, sacking reigning Hec Crighton award winner Noah Picton of the Regina Rams last week in Vancouver. (UBC photo by Richard Lam)
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Hints of greatness: Big Ben begins blue-and-gold career looking like a potential UBC all-timer

VANCOUVER — Ben Hladik is so attuned to everything he does as a football player, that even a discussion of his jersey number with the UBC Thunderbirds is important enough to provide a most thoughtful answer.

Langley Christian's Brodie Hofer and Kayla Oxland of Handsworth share their stories of inspiration on the road to the LEC. (Paul Yates, Blair Shier photos)
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Brodie and Kayla: Two of our brightest high school volleyball stars on inspiration along the road to the Big Kahuna B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — Its shared history is not exactly an open archive, yet the organizers of the 2017 Big Kahuna B.C. High School Volleyball Championships know there will be a special vibe when the events kicks off a four-day run Nov. 29 at the Langley Events Centre.

Sidhu, Mah, Philip and Hogg lead the way in Varsity Letters' BC high school football performances of the week. (ESPN graphic)
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11.08.17: Hyacks’ Sammy Sidhu leads Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Varsity Letters has scanned the numbers and presents our Top Performances of the Week in B.C. High School Football. Full disclosure: Big tackling numbers in the meaningful games in the month of November tend to score high.

Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley (right) will play collegiate basketball beginning in 2018-19 with the Cal Baptist Lancers. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Miguel Tomley: Tammy’s superstar point guard to begin collegiate career with Cal Baptist Lancers

SURREY — To some, Miguel Tomley’s basketball future may appear to have been cast along a road less travelled. Yet ask the superstar point guard with Surrey’s Tamanawis Secondary Wildcats what the main reason was that he chose Cal Baptist University over a number of other higher-profile schools as the place to continue his fast-rising basketball […]

South Kamloops Titans' guard Nick Sarai is one-half of the Titans' one-two provincial team back-court punch. (Photo -- Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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TBI 2017: South Kam Titans return to LEC hungrier than ever after BC AAA title-game loss

Just under a decade ago, the South Kamloops Titans set the standard for imposing teams within their senior boys basketball program. Kelly Olynyk, Josh Wolfram and David Wagner up front along with guard John Bantock, and all on the same team?

Simon Fraser middle blocker Tessa May (21) has persevered through injury to become a heart-and-soul force with the Clan. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tessa’s Terms: Simon Fraser’s gutsy middle blocker on living a true May Day

BURNABY — Tessa May has struck a treaty with her aching shins, a peace accord of sorts that says she’ll do the hundreds of hours of physiotherapy as long as she gets to pull on her No. 21 game-day jersey with the Simon Fraser Clan volleyball team.

Vancouver's St. George's Saints have found a way into the expanded 20-team B.C. senior boys AAA rankings this week. (Varsity Letters photo)
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11.07.17: B.C. senior boys volleyball AAA and AA provincial rankings

This week, the rankings expand in number to better represent the number of teams which will be fielded in each tier at the upcoming B.C. championships at the Langley Events Centre.AAA RANKINGSAA RANKINGS  

Oh those days of August! Abby Panthers' blue-chip lineman Sahil Sahota, chatting with defensive line coach Robert Browning in fall camp, was named to the AA Eastern Conference all-star team. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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AA EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS: Abby’s Uko, G.W.’s Richardson cop MVP honours

After much discussion, the B.C. High School AA Eastern Conference all-stars have been finalized. Von Richardson and Samwel Uko of G.W. Graham and Abbotsford respectively sit atop the class.