Brentwood College's Brendan Sullivan will play with the King George Dragons, not against them, at All-Star weekend Saturday in Richmond. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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All-Star Saturday ’18: B.C. title-tilt foes Brentwood College, King George repping six strong for Double-A squad

RICHMOND — Darko Kulic is speaking in jest, yet the head coach of Vancouver’s King George Dragons would never say ‘No’ to getting one more shot at Vancouver Island’s powerhouse,  two-time defending B.C. AA champs from Brentwood College.

After celebrating a B.C. AAA title with assistant coach Mike Flaco Zayas last month at the LEC, South Kamloops' Reid Jansen is one of three Titans back in the Lower Mainland this weekend for B.C. High School All-Star Saturday at Richmond's Palmer Secondary. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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All-Star Saturday is back! Full rosters, compete schedules as B.C. high school all-star games cap boys 2017-18 basketball season

RICHMOND — My how time flies! It was 12 months ago, with the revamped B.C boys high school all-star game format making its debut, that we were treated to one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 high school sports season.

New Westminster's Grace Fetherstonhaugh bettered her former meet-record time of a year ago this past Saturday in the 2,000m steeplechase at SFU's Emilie Mondor Invite. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A steep chase for Grace? Hyacks’ Oregon State-bound Fetherstonhaugh sets a sky-high steeplechase bar

BURNABY — Grace Fetherstonhaugh has got the first one out of the way. Now she hopes the path just keeps getting smoother as she attempts to round into the kind of form which will help carry her to the No. 1 goal of her senior season.

The Sardis Falcons and Argyle Pipers each find themselves among B.C.'s top-ranked girls AAA soccer teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs, Falcons put 2017’s heartache behind, open at the top of B.C. AAA girls soccer rankings

A pair of B.C. AAA Final Four teams a season ago, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and the Sardis Falcons of Chilliwack each felt the agony of provincial semifinal defeats.

Argyle's Lilia Miki (left) is pursued by Katie Lampen of Sardis during championship final of the UBC Thunderbirds high school invitational tournament staged Friday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sardis’ swift swooping Falcons top Argyle in UBC invitational final, announce their place in hunt for B.C. AAA title

VANCOUVER — Richard Tagle isn’t calling together soccer players from all parts of the country to play together like the Canadian senior women’s national team does.

Matthew Dunkerly of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers is among the talent assembled for the VSSAA's boys high school all-star games Friday at Tupper. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Vancouver City’s finest set for senior boys basketball all-star tip-off Friday at Sir Charles Tupper

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association marches out its finest on Friday at the Tigers Den as Sir Charles Tupper Secondary plays host to a twin bill of boys high school basketball action.

Carson Graham's Tanis Metcalfe (centre) drives to the basket despite the active defence of Holy Cross' Shaelynn Tolereton (left) and Abbotsford's Sienna Lenz during the Fraser Valley-Lower Mainland girls high school seniors all-star game Tuesday in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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SENIOR SERVICE: Abby’s Sienna Lenz, Carson’s Tanis Metcalfe finish high school careers on a high at All-Star finale

BURNABY — The best thing about following Sienna Lenz and Tanis Matcalfe over their past few high school basketball seasons has been the way in which their respective careers just kept getting better and better.

Increased confidence in her overall game was apparent Tuesday in the play of St. Thomas Aquinas' Grade 10 forward Jessica Clark (right), here guarding G.W. Graham's Aliza Dueck in the Futures All-Star game played at St. Thomas More in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FUTURES PHENOMS: Rowell and Clark highlight all-star undercard; Tuchscherer, Cabuco, Kamstra, Munie, Forsyth also impress

BURNABY — The format in play for 2018 Fraser Valley vs. Lower Mainland girls high school all-star games not only affords a fitting chance to say farewell to some of B.C.’s best graduating seniors.

Isaac Ickovich (left) of Belmont will be amongst the best Vancouver Island players taking part in the annual boys and girls high school all-star games at UVic. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Full rosters for the Vancouver Island boys and girls high school all-star basketball games

To say the Vancouver Island ‘Senior Classic’ boys and girls high school basketball all-star games is a tradition laden affair is an understatement.