Handsworth's Kayla Oxland was voted B.C.'s top girls high school volleyball players. (Photo courtesy Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Kayla Oxland: Baby sister grows up, Handsworth’s UBC-bound setter sets pace as Varsity Letters’ Player of the Year

LANGLEY — Over our first eight years of joining forces with the head coaches at UBC, Simon Fraser, Trinity Western, UBC Okanagan and Thompson Rivers universities to select our annual B.C. high school girls volleyball Player of the Year, a universal truth has revealed itself.

Twice as nice. Victoria's Belmont Bulldogs (left to right) Gracie May, Taylee Pomponio, Olivia Godek, Hannah May and Savannah Purdy celebrate their second straight B.C. AAAA volleyball title Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Bulldog believers: With early disaster averted, Belmont girls perform on pressure-packed road to win B.C. AAAA title

LANGLEY — It’s special to arrive before your time, yet as the Belmont Bulldogs can tell you definitively, it’s a status which immediately demands an encore performance. And in sport, just as in life, you reap what you sow.

Reigning AAAA MVP Savannah Purdy assures all that the Belmont Bulldogs' road to the 2016 B.C. title was hardly an overnight success story. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Bravo, Belmont! Instead of becoming Bad News Bulldogs, Victoria’s quirky defending BC champs celebrate each other

LANGLEY — Ask Savannah Purdy to describe the worst volleyball team in the entire history of her sport, and with a lighthearted laugh, she would likely pick the team she was a part of during her Grade 6 season at Victoria’s Spencer Middle School. “I remember in the very first tournament, the first game we played, […]

Langley Christian's Brodie Hofer and Kayla Oxland of Handsworth share their stories of inspiration on the road to the LEC. (Paul Yates, Blair Shier photos)
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Brodie and Kayla: Two of our brightest high school volleyball stars on inspiration along the road to the Big Kahuna B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — Its shared history is not exactly an open archive, yet the organizers of the 2017 Big Kahuna B.C. High School Volleyball Championships know there will be a special vibe when the events kicks off a four-day run Nov. 29 at the Langley Events Centre.

South Delta's Ashley Klassen is headed to Florida International for an NCAA beach career. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble, The Richmond News)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Men’s and women’s volleyball

Welcome to Day 3 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we looked at football and we opened the week Tuesday with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at volleyball.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Friday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, […]