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?”

R.E. Mountain Eagles seniors Zach (left) and Tate Wyatt have always raced with a telekinetic bond. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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R.E. Mountain’s Zach & Tate Wyatt: On the tracks and trails, identical Memphis-bound twins reflect the bonds of brotherhood

Today, as we begin our stretch drive of coverage, capping another season of high school and university sports coverage here at Varsity Letters, we begin an informal series of stories which the author feels best encapsulate the spirit of B.C.s community of student-athletes.

As heirs to Lord Tweedsmuir's new emphasis on aerial game, receiver Josef Drysdale (left) and quarterback Trey Jones will chat with offensive coordinator Nick Kawaza with a thought to go deep more often in 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Is it Tweedy’s time? After back-to-back top-tiered JV titles, rival coaches peg Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers as B.C.’s No. 1 AAA team

SURREY — Over a span of the past 10 years, think of names like Michael Messenger, Jamel Lyles, Caleb Abraham, and of course Derek Best.

Among a host of break-out ready stars for the 2018 Terry Fox Ravens is rising senior tight end/defensive end Eric Polan. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Ravens won’t back down from adversity! Last-second B.C. title loss, player defections test No. 2 Terry Fox’s gridiron resolve

PORT COQUITLAM — An old saying reminds us that you’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. In a figurative sense, after taking more than their share of knock-out punches since the start of last December, nothing could be closer to the truth when it comes to capturing the current state of the Terry Fox […]

New Westminster's rising senior running back Broxx Comia has experienced it all, and now he moves into graduating Sammy Sidhu's spot as RB-1 this fall with the defending B.C. AAA champion Hyacks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VasrsityLetters.ca)
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Encore, encore! No dramatic curtain calls here as No. 3 New West Hyacks prepare to defend AAA title with level-headed approach

NEW WESTMINSTER — Think back to last December and the dramatic way in which the New Westminster Hyacks closed out the 2017 B.C. high school football season.

UBC's latest recruit, rising fourth-year point guard Jadon Cohee has big goals for both himself and the Thunderbirds' basketball program. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
Whether he's lined up in the backfield or the slot, expect South Delta's rising senior Andrew Kraft (right, 32) to be a workhorse for the No. 5-ranked AAA South Delta Sun Devils this coming season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Big Ben’s time has come! It’s more McDonald DNA as South Delta’s AAA No. 5 Sun Devils look to rise again

TSAWWASSEN — It may be a twist to say, but if the South Delta Sun Devils football team can play with the same unbridled passion and physicality that its senior boys rugby team showed en route to a B.C. Triple A Tier 1 title earlier this month, there will be no counting them out of […]

UBC Thunderbirds' head coach Kevin Hanson had plenty of reasons to smile as he welcomed rising fourth-year shooting guard Manroop Clair into the fold on Monday at War Gym. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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The rare air of UBC’s Manroop Clair: Few in all of university hoops can dial distance with the aplomb of ‘Birds newest recruit

VANCOUVER — There is simply no way to understate just how deep and dangerous the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team got when the news hit Monday that former Burnaby South Rebels’ star Manroop Clair would, this coming season, adorn himself in blue and gold and resume his university basketball career on the Point Grey campus.In […]

Vernon head coach Sean Smith has reminded his Panthers that No. 1 rankings exist only on paper. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.com)
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AA’s team to beat! With talent galore, Vernon’s No. 1-ranked Panthers need to stay hungry in quest of elusive Subway Bowl B.C. title

Welcome to an upcoming season in which they are overwhelming favourites, a season in which their ability to remain mentally grounded will be every bit as critical as their ability to unleash their unquestioned cache of physical skills on the football field.