Simon Fraser's trio of incoming high school recruits for 2017-18 are, clockwise from top left: Sierra Schefer, Juliana Babic and Kendal Sands. (Photos: VK Basketball, courtesy Juliana Babic and SFU athletics, Howard Tsumura-Varsity Letters)
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Clan’s Sweet 16 hoops roster opens, gives Class of ’17 recruits faster NCAA futures

BURNABY — The Simon Clan women’s basketball team, which honoured just a pair of graduating players on its Seniors Night in late February, is going to be a lot younger team than originally anticipated this coming season.

New Westminster Hyacks' Sarah Forgie (left) dives to the floor to snare a loose ball in front of Walnut's Grove's Jessica Wisotzki during Mainland-Valley girls all-star game Wednesday in Port Coquitlam. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tsumura’s Take: Why the future of B.C. girls high school hoops is so bright

PORT COQUITLAM — On the last day of the 2016-17 high school basketball season, dire predictions about the state of the girls game in our province seemed to be the last thing on anyone’s mind.A new concept, which pitted age-class competition in an all-star game format between the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland zones on […]

Oak Bay Breakers' guard Fiona Headen will represent the South as they take on the North Saturday. Boys and girls all-star games for Vancouver Island will go over the weekend at the University of Victoria. (Howard Tsumura/Varsity Letters photo)
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Vancouver Island high school all-star Saturday: Full boys and girls rosters

VICTORIA — The 30th annual Vancouver Island Senior Classic all-star games take place Saturday at the University of Victoria’s CARSA High-Performance Gym.

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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 […]

Seycove Seyhawks Sage Stobbart (back) and Kayla Krug celebrate BC Double-A title on Saturday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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For Seycove Seahawks, tears of joy flow in B.C. 2A-title win over Vernon

LANGLEY — Sage Stobbart looked lost.The tears were welling up, and while the rest of her Seycove teammates were celebrating the thrill of their lives Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, the Seyhawks’ 6-foot-2 forward stood transfixed, unable to find a shoulder to embrace.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' guard Brianne Boufford (left) steps in to slow Abbotsford Panthers' Kelsey Roufosse on Saturday in the BC AAA final at the LEC. (Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca photo)
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Tweedy’s comeback Supergirls top Abby, cop B.C. title spoils in Battle of Panthers

LANGLEY — She wore Supergirl socks this week during her team’s heart-stopping run at the Telus B.C. girls high school basketball championships.