New Westminster Hyacks (left to right) Kinsale Philip, Arjun Bal, Anthony Dillman and Finn Stark are part of BC's No. 1-ranked Triple A high school football team. (Alan Wardle/NWSS Athletics)
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Hyacks prepped to embrace new No. 1 status the right way, New West now top dog as Notre Dame comes calling

NEW WESTMINSTER — When the Hyacks huddled with head coach Farhan Lalji last Saturday in North Delta following their 28-13 win over the host Seaquam Seahawks, it didn’t take long before a certain topic was introduced within the post-game conversation.

Our coaches have got their game plans ready! It's time for another weekend of BC high school football. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.12.17: Varsity Letters’ All U Can Eat B.C. high school football rankings, schedules, scoreboard

Welcome to Varsity Letter’s weekly All You Can Eat B.C. high school weekend football primer. We start off with  highly anticipated set of rankings which see Double A remain constant, but Triple A undergo huge changes from top to bottom.

(Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Since arriving in Canada as a Sudanese refugee in 2005, Thomas Box has learned a new language and inspired his student body at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary with a kilowatt-smile. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Thomas Box: Horrors of war haunt him, but Lord Tweedy’s unflappable receiver still leads with a smile

SURREY — Look at the picture above as you read the first few paragraphs of this story. Train your eyes on the kid wearing No. 7, the kid chosen to carry the flag and lead his Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers football team onto the field last Friday in front of what was the largest home crowd in […]

Gui Dias (centre) of the North Delta Huskies splits a pair of Sands Scorpions' defenders en route to scoring the final goal in ND's 2-0 win over Sands, Oct. 3 at Mackie Park. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TSUMURA: Almost 40 years later, the special meaning behind a Sands vs. North Delta soccer game

NORTH DELTA — As a kid who attended both of these neighbouring high schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I can verify one fact. On a skateboard, standing at one edge of the campus of North Delta Secondary School, at the corner of 114th Street and 82nd Avenue, you can coast down the sidewalks […]

Lord Tweedsmuir senior defensive back Dalton Sawyer (18) played host to the Mission Roadrunners on Friday in Surrey. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.06.17: Varsity Letters’ BC High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights Edition

Welcome to the Friday Night Lights edition of the B.C. High School Football Report.Please check back on this posting throughout the evening from the latest scores from around the province.First a scoreboard, then our game reports:FRIDAYAAA EASTERN CONFERENCELord Tweedsmuir 54 Mission 0Mt. Boucherie 46 Kelowna 22W.J. Mouat 44 Centennial 14St. Thomas More 15 Terry Fox […]

UBC striker Jasmin Dhanda (centre) has had plenty to smile about as she chases Canada West's most hallowed personal record. (UBC athletics photo)
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UBC’s Jasmin Dhanda: Scoring goals, honouring tradition and coming full circle in blue and gold

VANCOUVER — Jasmin Dhanda never knew, in the moment, what was happening. It was five years ago and she was the impressionable UBC rookie, the one just happy to be soaking up the experience of playing alongside senior Janine Frazao, the program’s all-time scoring leader.