Latest 'Birds recruit Olivia Morgan-Cherchas came together with UBC head coach Deb Huband after the South Kam product signed up for university career Saturday with the Blue and Gold. (Photo by Jeff Sargeant property of UBC athletics)
Centennial's Grace Killins is headed to Simon Fraser to begin her university basketball career in the fall of 2019. Before then, she ready for a highly-anticipated senior season with Coquitlam's Centaurs. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational: Complete draw for our senior girls 16-team, 32-game classic at the LEC

LANGLEY — It’s never too soon to plan your pre-holiday basketball-viewing schedule.We certainly hope that includes the girls 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, which runs Dec. 13-15 at the Langley Events Centre.Recently, we unveiled the 16-team field.Today, we’ve got the full bracket, including not only our opening-round games, but all 32 games and where they will […]

Amanda Thompson's journey to a third U Sports season with the Fraser Valley Cascades has taken a mountain of perseverance. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property Fraser Valley Cascades athletics)
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UFV’s Amanda Thompson: Battle-scarred but unbowed, three knee surgeries in four years no match for Cascades’ gritty guard

ABBOTSFORD — Last April, in the moments after surgeons operated on her battle-scarred left knee for the third time in just under four years, Amanda Thompson cleared her head and braced herself for the news.

G.W. Graham Grizzlies' star senior Deanna Tuchscherer has elected to stay home for her university career and announced that she will play for her father Al as a member of the Fraser Valley Cascades beginning in the fall of 2019. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of UFV Athletics)
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Deanna Tuchscherer: After searching far and wide, GWG’s star senior will play for dad Al and her hometown Fraser Valley Cascades

ABBOTSFORD — Deanna Tuchscherer has always trusted her basketball skills.But it took a summer spent away from home, in the company of some of the nation’s best young talent, for the rising 6-foot-1 senior guard/forward to realize that it was also okay to trust her inner basketball voice.What it kept telling her, and what she […]

The 2018-19 Kelowna Owls, including Jaeli Ibbetson (left) and Kennedy Dickie will help headline the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational this December at the LEC. It will be the Owls' first trip back since they won it all last March. (Photo by Garrett James property of Langley Events Centre)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational: Our 2018 girls tournament brings the best of B.C.’s present and future talent to the LEC

LANGLEY — Gold, silver, bronze and the future beyond? That’s the theme moving forward as the countdown begins for the senior girls 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, set to tip-off a three-day engagement Dec. 13-15 at the Langley Events Centre.

It became their good luck charm earlier in the season, and this past March, the Walnut Grove Gators girls hoisted it high after winning the B.C. junior varsity title at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
South Kamloops Titans' guard Nick Sarai is a big part of the blue-chip class of incoming freshman at Kamloops' Thompson Rivers University. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2018: Where 167 girls and boys basketball prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — It’s been a busy week thus far, unveiling the names of the over 500 student-athletes who have been a part of B.C. Recruits List Week here at Varsity Letters. Soccer, football and volleyball have had their turn. Today, we look at basketball.

South Kamloops' Olivia Morgan-Cherchas says she was unaware of the level of emotion she showed after her team won the B.C. AA senior girls basketball title, until she saw this photo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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South Kam’s Olivia Morgan-Cherchas: Her story behind the photo!

LANGLEY — A couple of weeks ago, I called Olivia Morgan-Cherchas on the telephone to ask her a simple question. “What was your reaction when you first saw the photograph I took of you, immediately after your team won the B.C. senior girls AA basketball championship?”

Fraser Heights' Yashica Parmar (right) and the rest of the Firehawks topped Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best earlier this month to claim a dramatic Fraser Valley junior girls soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A school to watch in 2018-19? Girls soccer, basketball on a rapid rise at Surrey’s Fraser Heights Secondary

SURREY — As the calendar prepares to hit June, and the time comes to look back on another season in B.C. high school sports, it’s the broad prism view which can reveal so much of what to expect when we gather to do it all again come September.