Lord Tweedsmuir coaches Drew Gallacher (left) and Bill Ruby watch as they out their Panthers through the paces during a 20-minute shoot around Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers: Late swoon in FV Final Four casts Cloverdale crew in ‘back-to-basics’ boot camp for B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — The usual week-plus between the finish of zone tournaments and the B.C. championships is spent in different ways by all teams, yet in the end, it’s all about coaches and players gaining energy from each other by reinforcing what it was that got them to a spot amongst the province’s final 16.In Cloverdale, […]

Semiahmoo head coach Ed Lefurgy watches his team in Arena Bowl shoot-around practice Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Semiahmoo Totems: Program’s growing legacy at B.C. Quad A tourney takes the guesswork out of prep

LANGLEY — It’s run of success as it translates to B.C. Quad A tournament berths is still relatively fresh, yet getting to the Big Dance for the third time in four years is enough that Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems know how to leave nothing to chance.

Senior guard Mohab Mundadi of Vancouver's King George Dragons is a slice of old-school basketball re-born in the West End. (Photo-King George Secondary athletics)
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King George’s Mohab Mundadi: Our 2018 ‘Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of’ takes pride in ‘stealing’ the passion of old-school hoops

LANGLEY — Imagine if the process of individual skill development started with a blank canvas, and instead of standing at the front of the easel, you grabbed your brush and palette and headed to the back of it.

Nothing has come free for the Grady Stanyer and the Terry Fox Ravens, whose late-season win over pre-seaosn No 1 Holy Cross catapulted them into the BC AAAA championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Ravens rise from near-extinction, Terry Fox looks in fine form making a late run to the post-season finish line

PORT COQUITLAM — There were times towards the stretch drive of the Fraser Valley North regular season when it looked like the enormity of the season was ready to swallow the young Terry Fox Ravens whole.

Pinetree's Solomon Anim (left) and the rest of Coquitlam's Timberwolves fell to Michael Risi and the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Fraser Valley's sudden-elimination seventh-place game Feb. 25 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Holy Cross: Not your average No. 14 seed, Surrey’s preseason No. 1 Crusaders prep for North Van’s No. 3 Handsworth Royals

LANGLEY — If you determined your viewing schedule for the opening day of the 2018 B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships by seed number, then you might just gloss over the 3:30 p.m. game being played at the Langley Events Centre’s showcase Arena Bowl.

Duchess Park's Colburn Pearce is a player to watch at the B.C. senior boys basketball championships beginning Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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BC Boys Basketball Championships: A first look at all four draws, plus my ‘Game of the Day’ picks

LANGLEY — The draws are now official and that means it’s time to start figuring out your schedule for the 32-game opening-round schedule at the 2018 B.C. senior boys basketball championships which begin Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Tamanawis Wildcats and W.J. Mouat Hawks met in a thrilling Fraser Valley Quad-A final last Sunday at the LEC. I've seeded Tammy No. 2 and Mouat No. 4 in my 16-team senior boys bracket. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Howie’s look: A day in advance, how I would construct the B.C. senior boys AAAA Championship draw

LANGLEY — The real experts will have their work cut out for them on Sunday morning when they gather here to assemble the draws for all four of the tiered B.C. senior boys basketball championships which tip off four-day runs this coming Wednesday at the LEC.

Caelan Scott and the Oak Bay Bays carry a Vancouver Island title and a 25-1 record into Sunday's BC live draw selection show from the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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03.01.18: March is here, so is the madness! Our final Big 10 senior boys AAAA varsity basketball rankings

LANGLEY — Our final B.C. senior boys AAAA Big 10 rankings are now final. In keeping with the theme of rankings, it’s important to remember that as we wind our way to the release of provincial draws on Sunday, that these are not pre-tournament seedings.

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02.27.18: Final senior boys varsity basketball rankings for Triple-, Double- and Single-A tiers

LANGLEY — With the draws for B.C. championships at all four tiers set to be released this Sunday, here’s a look at three of the tiers.Due to time constraints, the Quad A rankings for this week are not currently available. They will follow later this week.TRIPLE A1 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (LW-1) (PS-3)2 South Kamloops […]

St. George's Saints players celebrate their B.C. junior boys basketball title win over Lord Tweedsmuir on Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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When the going gets late, the Saints get going as St. George’s pivotal run topples Tweedy in B.C. junior boys finale

LANGLEY — In the game of basketball, not all game-ending runs are created equally. Some come in the midst of blow-outs, while others are a part of rallies that come up short. Put one together that comes over the final 3:30 of a game in which a provincial title hangs in the balance, however,  and you’ve got […]