Notre Dame's Anthony Amenta rushed for four touchdowns to lead Notre Dame past Lord Tweedsmuir in Saturday's Quadra Cup Grade 8 Subway Bowl B.C. final at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Back-to-back Jugglers! Notre Dame Grade 8s win Quadra Cup title back-to-back for first time since mid-80s glory days

VANCOUVER — At the entry-level of B.C. high school football, the Notre Dame Jugglers are beginning to build a bit of a dynasty.

Friends and opposing Subway Bowl starting quarterbacks? You bet! New Westminster's Kinsale Philip (left) and Jevaun Jacobsen of Terry Fox celebrate their shared gridiron brotherhood. (Varsity Letters photos by Howard Tsumura)
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Jevaun and Kinsale: Subway Bowl’s two opposing quarterback linked by friendship, respect for the game they love

VANCOUVER — Last week, before each went to battle, they took the time to send the other an inspirational text. It’s risky business to predict outcomes, especially at this time of the season.

Luke Wagner helped lead Surrey's Elgin Park Orcas past Kelowna's Mt. Boucherie Bears and into the Final 8 at the Big Kahuna boys AAA volleyball championships Thursday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Orcas surface in B.C. AAA quarterfinals! Elgin Park’s 8-man squad finds a way into provincial Final 8

LANGLEY — There were more than a few sage experts who felt that Surrey’s ‘Little Team That Could’ would be in for a real battle just to qualify for the Big Kahuna B.C. Boys Triple A volleyball championships, which opened Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

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, […]

Windsor Dukes linebacker Jeremy Sinclair (right) closes in to make a tackle on Jesse Hough of the G.W. Graham Grizzlies last Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Joltin’ Jeremy: Windsor’s heart-and-soul linebacker beats back the medical odds to join his Dukes for Subway Bowl title run

NORTH VANCOUVER — B.C.’s only undefeated high school football team has an offence so productive, it’s easy to get lost in all the different ways in which North Vancouver’s Windsor Dukes have gone about putting points on the board this season. 

Abbotsford Panthers' left guard Sahil Sahota (left, 75) makes a key block to spring running back Samwel Uko as part of the team's 10-play, 90-yard winning drive last Saturday against Vernon. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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The Drive: How the Abby Panthers’ game-winning, 90-yard drive last Saturday passed a football torch between generations

ABBOTSFORD — This is a story of enduring legacy and beautiful simplicity, about how carrying a football can so often be like carrying a torch.

Quinn Desaulniers (8) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best celebrates one of his 10 tournament goals as the Blue Devils captured the B.C. boys AAA soccer title with a 2-1 win Saturday in Burnaby over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A most mighty Quinn tallies twice, helps Dr. Charles Best’s Blue Devils to B.C. AAA boys soccer spoils

BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated boys high school soccer program of the century has taken its share of tough losses over the years and bounced back nicely. Four B.C. AAA championship titles over the past eight years heading into this past weekend’s provincial tournament at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was a direct reflection of that.

Holy Cross head coach Anthony Pezzente reacts during B.C. quarterfinal overtime win over Vancouver College last March at the LEC. (Photo used through the permission of Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Holy Cross hoops: Ready to sprint a marathon, No. 1 Crusaders set to celebrate treys and tres tempo

SURREY — It might have happened in the quarterfinal round at last season’s Telus B.C. Boys AAA basketball championships, but to Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders, their 99-86 overtime win over the Vancouver College Fighting Irish has carried all the momentum of a provincial final.

Lambrick Park's Matt Collett (left) is back with his Lions in the 2A Top 10, as is GW Graham's Geevon Janday with the now-Triple-A Grizzlies. Celebrate Monday! High school basketball is back. (Photo used through the permission of Wilson Wong/UBC athletics) (Photo used through the permission of Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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11.26.17: B.C. senior boys varsity basketball’s preseason Big 10 rankings for Quad, Triple, Double and Single-A tiers

The B.C. senior boys basketball season tips off Monday, and to get things started, we present the Big 10 rankings for all four of this province’s tiers. Here’s to a great season and our promise of B.C.’s best high school basketball coverage, right here at Varsity Letters:

Brookswood guard Jenna Dick is back for her Grade 11 season with the preseason AAA No. 4 Bobcats. (VarsityLetters.ca photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.26.17: The B.C. senior girls AAA, AA and A preseason Top 10 basketball rankings

The 2017-18 B.C. high school basketball season opens Monday, and to get fans ready for the start of the new campaign, we open with the provincial Top 10 rankings for senior girls varsity. Abbotsford, South Kamloops and Langley’s Credo Christian top the three tiers.