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
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
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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
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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.

GW Graham's Jaya Bannerman will be one of a number of Fraser Valley North stars closing out their high school careers in Friday's Bigger Than Basketball girls and boys all-star games at Robert Bateman Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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FULL ROSTERS: Mission, Abby, Chilliwack all-stars gather Friday for girls and boys ‘Bigger Than Basketball’ all-star fund-raiser

ABBOTSFORD — The best high school basketball seniors from Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack will ascend on Abby’s Robert Bateman Secondary this Friday for the MAC ‘Bigger Than Basketball’ all-star games.

OK, so this is her final high school game! Argyle's superstar guard Georgia Swant wraps up her senior varsity high school career Wednesday at the Sportsplex as Cap U presents the North Shore boys and girls high school all-star games. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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More from the Shore! All-Star Wednesday at Capilano U as Blues host North Shore boys and girls all-star games

NORTH VANCOUVER — Who says it’s too late for yet another set of high school all-star basketball games? Basketball fans can rejoice with yet another collection of regional standouts on display as Wednesday, North Vancouver’s Capilano University’s Sportsplex plays host to the North Shore boys and girls all-star games.

What Sardis' Sophie Klassen lacks in experience she makes up for in grit and athleticism. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of