Spartans leave their legacy with title repeat. (Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics)
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Trinity Western Spartans leave their ‘legacy’ with title repeat

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – TWU 3 ALBERTA 1EDMONTON, AB – Don’t call them a dynasty.On Sunday evening, the no. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans claimed their second consecutive U Sports Men’s Volleyball National Championship, upending the host no.7-ranked Alberta Golden Bears in a high-flying 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 27-29, 25-23) win in […]

UBC claims national title in 3-1 win over Alberta. (Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds)
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UBC volleyball The Golden Girls (again): “Now, we’re all of a sudden on top…”

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – UBC 3, ALBERTA 1TORONTO, ON – A role player in the team’s national title run back in her freshman season in 2013, fifth-year outside hitter Danielle Brisebois took center stage in the national finals on Sunday afternoon, leading the no. 3-ranked UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team […]

Thunderbirds medal in back-to-back years, picking up bronze. (Ian MacAlpine/U SPORTS)
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Thunderbirds medal in back-to-back years, picking up bronze

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caNAPANEE, ON – Coming into the 2017 U Sports Women’s Hockey National Championships as the top seed before falling 1-0 to the McGill Martlets in yesterday’s semifinals, some onlookers posted that the UBC Thunderbirds would be hard-pressed to get up for the Bronze Medal game.

BC boys and girls high school basketball rankings
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Big 10 pre-preseason hoop rankings! Holy Cross, Brentwood, Abbotsford top charts

Welcome to the off-season.The high school championships have concluded and now, it’s time to start thimijng about next season.Here are pre-preseason Top 10s for three of the seven B.C. boys and girls high school basketball tiers.The boys Quad-A poll was pulled together on five sets of submitted rankings, including my own and the top three […]

New Westminster's Douglas College Royals open play at the CCAA nationals Thursday in Edmonton. (Douglas College athletics photo)
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Quarter-century later, coach Beauchamp leads Douglas Royals back to CCAA nationals

NEW WESTMINSTER — Steve Beauchamp has been coaching basketball for so long now and made it such an ingrained part of his life that sooner or later, he was going to run into a season like this one.With the symbolism as rife as the crackling pages a family scrapbook, Beauchamp has not only returned to […]

SFU's Ozi Nwabuko ended her rookie season battling Cal Baptist in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA D2 women's basketball championships in Anchorage on Monday. (Kenneth Hickey photo)
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SFU basketball: Weary Clan fall to Lancers, terrific season comes to an end in Sweet 16

There’s a song whose lyrics are all about being anchored down in Anchorage, Alaska, and on Monday night, the road-weary Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team could certainly relate.

Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove's star senior guard, was one half an epic clash at the LEC against Kelowna. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Gators, Owls clash reminds us all why we care so much about our high school game

LANGLEY — Sometimes, on those nights when the basketball gods deem it time, the things that allow a most beautiful game to achieve a heightened state of existence unfold before our eyes and remind us why we care so much.

Rick Hansen Hurricanes' guard and tourney MVP Josh Dhillon got the ride of his life after being carried by fans in the aftermath of victory Saturday at the LEC. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Triple A: For ‘Canes, mind over matter more than a mantra, Hansen claims first B.C. title

LANGLEY — It was a championship game that started out about as slow the morning traffic trying to make its way down a snowy Highway 1 West from the eastern part of the Fraser Valley towards Langley.