Abbotsford Panthers' players swarm striker Marley Edwards (left, 15) after his 13th-minute free kick goal opened the scoring and held as the winner in the 2018 Fraser Valley AAA soccer final Wednesday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fraser Valley AAA soccer finals: Abby Panthers end 16-year title-drought, top Matheson Mustangs with early offence, gutsy defence

SURREY — Dean Fetterly wasn’t expecting to have to reconfigure his team’s entire schematic just 20 minutes into his team’s biggest game of the season.

Trinity Western Spartans' women's basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul has led her unranked Spartans to a program-best 4-0 Canada West conference start. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
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Preseason pain equals program-best Canada West gains as TWU Spartans sweep No. 6 Regina, return home at 4-0 for LEC weekend

LANGLEY — If you’re a fan of Trinity Western Spartans’ women’s basketball, it’s OK to go ahead and admit it. Yes, you counted up the losses which added up to an 0-7 exhibition mark, and you wondered just how much progress the Spartans were going to be making following a breakthrough 2017-18 campaign.

Vernon's Charles Lemay (white) was a standout on both sides of the ball this season and has been named the AA Interior Conference's Defensive Player of the Year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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QB Hyett, LB Lemay star as No. 1-ranked Vernon Panthers dominate AA Interior Conference all-star selections

The Interior Conference AA high school football all-star team checks in with its conference all-stars as playoff action begins Friday.INTERIOR CONFERENCEOFFENCEMVP — Thomas Hyett, quarterback (Vernon)OFFENSIVE LINEJackson Thomas (Vernon), Sheldon Gerlib (South Kamloops), Brennan Kennedy (Clarence Fulton), Nathan Vasconcelos (Vernon), Carson Harrower (Clarence Fulton)RUNNING BACKQuinn Williamson (Clarence Fulton)FLEXRiley MacGillivray (Vernon)TOP GRADE 11Caden Danbrook, (Vernon)DEFENCEMVP — Charles […]

Victoria's Belmont Bulldogs swept to first place at last weekend's Red Serge Invitational in PoCo. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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B.C. girls Top 10 volleyball rankings: Tweedy, PA Breakers, host Riverside make late-season charge at Red Serge invitational

PORT COQUITLAM — B.C.’s two-time defending AAAA champion Belmont Bulldogs pushed their record to 46-3 Saturday with win over Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers in the final of the Red Serge Invitational. As part of a 7-0 weekend in PoCo, it kept the ‘Dawgs firmly rooted at the top of its tier’s Top 10 rankings.

Belmont Bulldogs' Jocelyn Sherman (7) and Taylee Pomponio (14) celebrate a point during last season's B.C. AAA championship run at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Belmont girls volleyball: No. 1 Bulldogs’ quest for B.C. title three-peat rides on its three degrees of dedication

VICTORIA — You’ve heard of the six degrees of separation, but when it comes time to calculating the steps of togetherness for the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls volleyball team, it’s more about the three degrees of dedication. 

UBC Thunderbirds freshman Thomas Gardner in the first player in the history of Canada West men's soccer to win Top Rookie and Player of the Year in the same season. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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As UBC hosts U Sports 2018 Soccer Nationals, rookie sensation Gardner embraces his new Thunderbird life on a road less traveled

VANCOUVER — Maybe the highest compliment you can pay Thomas Gardner is to say that, whether your soccer eye is completely untrained or of connoisseur class, you simply have to watch him play to love his game.

Pitt Meadows native Sam Kell will try to help her Douglas College Royals win a CCAA national title this week in Coquitlam. (Photo courtesy Douglas College athletics)
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The Renaissance Royal: How Sam Kell helped CCAA soccer tourney host Douglas College finds its national mojo

NEW WESTMINSTER — She arrived at a time when the Douglas College Royals women’s soccer program didn’t even know what a national identity was.

South Kam's Grade 11 quarterback Eric Crawford finished the regular season as one for the province's hottest and most dangerous players. (Photo by Jim Motokado courtesy of South Kamloops athletics)
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South Kam Titans football: From exit meetings Monday to a Subway Bowl playoff berth Tuesday? Coach calls it “…a crazy twist of fate”

KAMLOOPS – J.P. Lancaster didn’t know what else to say other than to call Tuesday’s news “A crazy twist of fate.” On Monday, the head coach of the South Kamloops Titans high school football team had his players clean out their lockers and attend season-ending exit meetings. On Tuesday, he was not only calling his entire team […]

Simon Fraser Clan senior midfielder Mamadi Camara has combined work rate with focus as his team preps to open the NCAA D2 championships as West Region No. 1. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
Robert Bateman's fine two-way star Phoenix Moller was Sunday chosen Eastern Conference AA Defensive MVP. (Photo property of Rick MacDonald courtesy Robert Bateman athletics)
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BCHSF’s 2018 AA conference all-stars! A galaxy of star quarterbacks dominates the tier’s list of B.C.’s finest

LANGLEY — B.C. Double A football put its usual array of talent on the field again this season, yet as conference all-star kudos were handed out Sunday by the tier’s coaches,  it really seemed like the ‘Year of the Quarterback’