Burnaby Central senior and Vancouver Whitecaps residency standout Terrell Smith is headed for NCAA Div. 1 Santa Clara next season. (Bob Frid, Vancouver Whitecaps photo)
Panorama Ridge's Alanna Sydenham (left) and Niki Virk of Panorama Ridge clash in an all-Surrey battle for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy on Friday in Burnaby. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Instant Classic: Panorama tops Fleetwood on kicks to win 2017 BC girls AAA soccer title

BURNABY — Kuljit Johal will find some time over the next few days to get her injured knee checked out by doctors. “But right now I can’t even feel it I am so happy,”

Panorama Ridge's Ritti Lakhanpal (right), seed battling a member of the Centennial Centaurs, scored in OT to send her Surrey School into Friday's title tilt. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. Girls High School Soccer: Panorama punches finals ticket with OT win over Centaurs

BURNABY — Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder are the only undefeated team here at the B.C. girls high school soccer championships.

Daniella Bavaro (left) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils drivers down field while being pursued by Karmin Dhindsa of Surrey's defending B.C. champion Fleetwood Park Dragons on Day 1 off 2017 BC girls soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Parity Party: Day of draws sure to bring Thursday madness to BC girls soccer championships

BURNABY —Take one step into tournament headquarters here at the 2017 B.C. girls high school soccer championships, and one of the first things you’re handed is the tie-breaking procedure to determine champions in each of the four pools.On Wednesday, after the first round of play, it seemed especially fitting.Six of the first eight games resulted […]

Panorama Ridge's Morgan Leech (left) and Priyanka Dhesa lead the Thunder into the 2017 BC tournament as Fraser Valley champions. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Richard Lam)
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Panorama Ridge soccer: Thunder cherish team ties in B.C. tourney run-up

SURREY — The health of a team heading into the B.C. girls high school soccer championships isn’t always measured by its number of bumps and bruises.In fact, veteran coaches will tell you that one of the unique challenges of their sport is building a sense of team when culling together a roster of players from […]

Carihi's Emma Skalik (left, blue) and the rest of Campbell River's Tyees have made a statement heading into the next week's B.C. Triple A championships. (Photo courtesy Carihi Athletics)
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Carry on, Carihi: Tiny Tyees upset Oak Bay en route to BC tourney!

When Abbie Simms slotted a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net in the fifth-round of penalty kicks against Victoria’s perennial powerhouse Oak Bay Breakers, and Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees began their celebration, its longtime coach could only shake his head.“We’ve gone to penalty kicks seven times this season,” began Tyees’ head […]

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Katrina Frankenberger (centre) is congratulated by teammate Jenieva Musico (12) after scoring game winner in 1-0 championship final victory over crosstown rival Panorama Ridge at Thunderbird Stadium. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics)
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Fleetwood Park ready for a repeat run? Surrey’s Dragons open season with UBC Classic title

VANCOUVER — The defending B.C. champs felt their share of loss through graduation, but Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons are showing just how quickly their chemistry and camaraderie has come together.The Dragons created numerous scoring opportunities Friday in the championship final of UBC’s inaugural Kick-Off Classic at Thunderbird Stadium, in the end topping its crosstown rivals, […]

UBC's Sydney Jennings (centre) will get a chance to watch her former high school team, the Kitsilano Blue Demons, when the 'Birds host the inaugural Kick-Off Classic high school soccer tourney Thursday and Friday. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Kick-Off Classic: Girls high school soccer opens with showcase tourney at UBC

VANCOUVER — To the masses, the annual opening of the B.C. girls high school soccer has seemed to be nothing more than a rumour.