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 […]

After a crazy week of ups and down in the B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball rankings, Surrey's Semiahmoo Totems are back in the Top 15. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.17.17 BC boys volleyball AAA rankings: Top 15 features 15 changes from last week

If there has been a week with more movement in the top 15 than this past week at the Triple A level, please let us know. Not only did Kelowna’s Mt. Boucherie Bears and the Mt. Baker Wild of Cranbrook take huge climbs to the top of the charts based on their excellence at this […]

Now in their third season together, UBC head coach Blake Nill swears by his quarterback Michael O'Connor. (Bob Frid/UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: On the bond between a coach and his QB, UBC’s Nill & O’Connor survive a Saturday in Saskatoon

As a performance, it was hardly an oil painting. Yet you would be mistaken to think that UBC quarterback Michael O’Connor’s three interceptions on Saturday night in any way sullied the final result of the ‘Birds near-total collapse in the heart of the Canada West playoff chase.

South Delta running back Andrew Kraft powers his way in for a touchdown despite the best efforts of Mt. Douglas' Sebastian Hansen on Saturday afternoon in Tsawwassen. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.14.17: Sun Devils, Owls, ‘Runners highlight our Saturday Night Fever B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to Saturday night and our week-ending edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. We’ve got coverage of Saturday’s two AAA games as well as a late filing from Friday.

Friday Night Lights are back again. (BC High School Football)
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10.13.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights edition

It’s Friday night, and time for our weekly tradition: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. Please continue to check back here throughout the evening as we update action from around the province. First a scoreboard, followed by the game reports!

UBC Thunderbirds' fifth-yeast senior Conor Morgan, one of the nation's elite, has been lost for a potentially extended period of time following an elbow injury suffered Thursday in Saskatoon. (UBC athletics photo by Richard Lam)
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UBC star Conor Morgan lost to elbow injury, freshman Grant Shephard sees role increase

The UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team has added a lot of new faces to its 2017-18 roster, and while they have clearly shown huge promise in the early going, they may well be without their best player for an extended period of time.Head coach Kevin Hanson told Varsity Letters on Friday afternoon that forward Conor Morgan, the […]

The numbers say that the guys in red from St. Thomas More have been B.C.'s most dominant defence this season. (Photo -- STM athletics)
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Q&A: STM head coach Steve De Lazzari on the power of Panthers, old-school defence and football families

BURNABY — In the wake of the passing of former senior varsity head coach Bernie Kully, the St. Thomas More Knights are coming off one of the most emotional wins in school history, Friday’s a 15-8 win over the defending B.C. Triple A champion and No. 1-ranked Terry Fox Ravens of Port Coquitlam.

(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 […]