North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles topped Vancouver's Lord Byng Grey Ghosts in Lower Mainland Triple A quarterfinal play on Thursday at Seycove. (Photo -- Blair Shier for www.blair.photo)
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05.14.17 edition: Varsity Letters’ B.C High School Rugby Report

Welcome to another edition of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Rugby Report. This week we cover playoff action from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.

Crohn's Disease claimed Harlan Dohm's large intestine but not his heart or his will to return to the UBC rowing team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC rower Harlan Dohm: Tenacity on water mirrors brave battle with Crohn’s Disease

VANCOUVER — Maybe Harlan Dohm came to hold an oar for a reason.After all, what kind of logic leads anyone diagnosed with the Crohn’s, that painful chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, to almost immediately take up a sport as physically and mentally demanding as rowing?

Simon Fraser's rising senior captain Adam Jones typifies the athletic-academic duality which has become the team's culture. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU Clan men’s soccer: Grades and on-field greatness find a perfect storm

BURNABY — Adam Jones spent this past season showing every school in the NCAA’s Div. 2 West Region, why he was its top men’s soccer talent.Yet over an off-season in which the rising senior midfielder is preparing to assume the captaincy of the Simon Fraser Clan, it’s been his level of pro-active concern for his […]

Vernon's Hannah Bennison adorned in her bib at the IAAF women's Under-20 World Cross Country championships March 26 in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo courtesy Athletics Canada)
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Hannah Bennison: The Vernon Panthers’ runner is a harrier with no barriers

There was moment this past March, over the late stages of the biggest race of her life, that Hannah Bennison reached what can only be described as a divine understanding with her sport.

Uyi Ologhola and the No. 1-ranked Quad A Holy Cross Crusaders will headline the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Dec. 7-9 at the Langley Events Centre. (Wilson Wong for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball boys 2017 invitational to feature cream of next season’s 4A/3A crop

NORTH DELTA — Only 212 more days!The 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational doesn’t tip off its three-day run at the Langley Events Centre until Dec. 7.But that doesn’t mean we can’t unveil the 16-team field now.

SFU and Notre Dame grad Ante Litre was one of four Clan players and one of three B.C. high school football grads selected in Sunday's CFL draft. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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CFL Draft 2017: SFU sends four to pros, plus Terry Fox, Notre Dame and STM grads enjoy proud moments

BURNABY — Simon Fraser University may not have won a football game this past season, but Canadian Football League scouts saw plenty of talent atop Burnaby Mountain, its teams selecting a total of four Clan players Sunday in the CFL draft.

Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags continued their winning ways in an offensive showdown against Richmond's RA McMath as Stadium Series 2017 hit Round 2 on Friday in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Kyle Slavin/SMUS athletics)
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05.07.17 Stadium Series edition: Varsity Letters B.C. High School Rugby Report

Welcome to Varsity Letter’s weekly B.C. High School Rugby Report.Please check back throughout the day for updates as coaches have been encouraged to send their game reports to varsitylettersbc@gmail.com or howardtsumura@gmail.com