Windsor Dukes quarterback Ryan Baker looks to thread a needle as Holy Cross' defensive lineman Markus Beauchamp rushes the passer Saturday afternoon in Surrey. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.21.17: Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report, Saturday night final edition

Welcome to Varsity Letter’s Saturday Night Fever B.C. high school football report. We cover all of Saturday’s action as well as late Friday filings and additional details from the AAA clash between South Delta and Notre Dame.

UBC defensive backs Stavros Katsantonis (left) and Malcom Lee set the old-school tone prior to Saturday's massive 17-16 win at Manitoba, by putting in the study prep necessary to make a defensive impact. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Like blue-collar Boy Scouts, UBC defensive backs Katsantonis, Lee came prepared, then stole victory from Manitoba Bisons

Like a pair of Boy Scouts living up to their famous motto, UBC defensive backs Stavros Katsantonis and Malcom Lee challenged each other in the week leading up to Saturday’s crucial clash at Manitoba to ‘Be Prepared’ for any and all eventualities. And when their turn came to turn a tight game on its ear, each […]

Jake Ounsted led the Mt. Douglas defence with six tackles Friday in its win over Carson Graham. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.20.17: Varsity Letter’s B.C. high school football report, Friday Night Light Lights edition

Welcome to the Friday Night Lights edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. Please continue to check back throughout the evening as we update senior varsity action at the AA and AAA tiers from throughout the province.

Simon Fraser Clan senior Miryam Bassett (513) has been rock solid in leading her team to a top five national NCAA Div. 2 cross-country ranking. (Photo courtesy UW Sundodger Invitational)
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SFU cross-country: Coach Brit loves her ‘local girls’ as Triple Crown of GNAC, region and national meets await

BURNABY — Simon Fraser has become one of the frontrunners in the world of NCAA Div. 2 women’s cross-country running. The question now, as the 2017 season enters its Triple Crown stretch drive of conference, region and national championship races?

UBC women's volleyball coach Doug Reimer shares a championship moment last season with returning players left to right: Ciara Hanly, Samantha Patko and Victoria Behie. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC women’s volleyball: Voices from a dynasty ago offer meaning as ‘Birds begin U Sports national title defence

VANCOUVER — Doug Reimer has coached UBC women’s volleyball in two different centuries, parts of three different decades and most historically, to seven U Sports national championship crowns. That’s the long way of saying he’s seen it all.

Michael Calvert and the South Delta Sun Devils once agin slide in safely at second in the Varsity Letters' B.C. high school football Triple A rankings. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.19.17: Varsity Letters’ All You Can Eat B.C. High School Football weekend survival guide

Welcome B.C. high school football fans. It’s time to start the weekend tail-gate. Varsity Letters’ All You Can Eat weekend special gices you the latest AA and AAA rankings, this weekend’s full schedule by tier and conference, and a full look at last week’s scoreboard.

(Scott Stewart, TWU athletics)
TWU's head men's soccer coach Mike Shearon will speak to his philosophies at the Spartans' Complete Champion coaching symposium Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Scott Stewart, TWU athletics)
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Mike Shearon: TWU men’s soccer boss speaks on ‘Coaching out of love’ at Spartans’ Complete Champion symposium

LANGLEY — For those like Mike Shearon, who endure and make coaching their life’s work, there comes a time when the ideas collected and the perspectives gained are distilled into a focused credo otherwise known as a coaching philosophy. 

Hugh Boyd Trojans' quarterback Byron Ruvalcaba is among our top high school performers of the week. (Photo by Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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10.18.17: Varsity Letters’ Top 10 B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Welcome back to the place where eye-popping numbers are commonplace.Varsity Letters presents the top performance of the week in B.C. high school football.1. RYAN BAKER — In a 41-20 win over its crosstown rivals, the Argyle Pipers, the Windsor Dukes’ quarterback dominated on both sides of the ball. Baker went 13-of-16 for 225 yards and […]

Luke Stroud is one of only eight Orcas making up the 2017 Elgin Park senior boys volleyball team. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TSUMURA: A coaching co-op which empowers youth? Rare vision, ingenuity creates volleyball family at Elgin Park

SURREY — No less wise a person than the Greek philosopher Plato once opined that necessity is the mother of invention. Over the past few seasons at Surrey’s Elgin Park Secondary School, it has been the mother of a recent grad who has embraced that old saying with gusto, and in the process helped make the […]