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.

Abbotsford's Kelsey Roufosse is not yet a senior, but still has a lengthy resume of learning at the senior varsity level with the Panthers. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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No. 1 is all grown up! Abby’s Panthers still young, but championship finals heartbreak makes its Fab 4 Four wise beyond their years

ABBOTSFORD — There were moments in the opening half of last season’s B.C. senior girls AAA championship final when you questioned what you were watching.Had we reached an age where a team with two Grade 11s, a Grade 10 and a Grade 9 at the forefront of a postseason-shortened player rotation could actually lead their […]

Terry Fox head coach Martin McDonnell (left, foreground) and injured running back Jaden Severy (right, foreground) watch Saturday as running back Cade Cote dargs St. Thomas More tacklers Michael Simone (10) and Joel Pielak during Subway Bowl semifinal Saturday at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Group hug steels Hyacks defence for fourth down stop, New West tops Sun Devils for first-ever Subway varsity berth

(Note — our report from the final of five Subway Bowl games on Saturday between St. Thomas More and Terry Fox will appear here on Sunday)VANCOUVER — Schematics and play-calling will never cease to be at the top of any list when it comes to last second execution on the football field. On Saturday night, in […]

Windsor Dukes' receiver Julien Perri churns out some yards-after-the-catch Saturday in his team's Subway Bowl semifinal win over GW Graham. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Presto! Schuman’s football symphony puts pace into performance, Windsor tops Grizz to earn return to Subway Bowl AA final

VANCOUVER — A former B.C. Double A football dynasty has enjoyed a glorious season of re-birth. Not surprisingly, Windsor Dukes head coach Jim Schuman is savouring every moment of the journey this season with his undefeated, No. 1-ranked North Vancouver squad

Abbotsford running back Samwel Uko ran with emotion Saturday as his team rallied past Vernon to reach next week's Subway Bowl AA final. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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All’s well with Samwel! Abby’s football force cries tears of joy after comeback win over Vernon earns title-tilt berth

VANCOUVER — His teammates picked him up and tried to drag him to the postgame celebration on the turf at B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday. But Samwel Uko, overcome by the moment, twice fell back to his knees.

Brandon Robbins of Victoria's Spectrum Thunder rushed for a late touchdown Saturday at BC Place, but it wasn't enough to stop Vancouver's Eric Hamber Griffins from winning the Subway Bowl Tier 2 provincial title. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Hey, ho Hamber! Griffins top Spectrum, become Vancouver’s first public school in 25 years to win senior varsity football title

VANCOUVER — It took a while, but when the Eric Hamber Griffins finally got around to winning a provincial football title, they did it with ridiculous historical flair.

The Hyacks who have toiled in the trenches this season have played a huge role in the team's success. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SPECIAL: No. 1 Hyacks hunker down for Saturday Final 4 battle with Sun Devils

NEW WESTMINSTER — If the New Westminster Hyacks have shown anything this season, it’s that they have the depth, the belief and all of the pieces to play football their way. That said, the No. 1 Hyacks are not over-thinking anything, especially if it means getting into a game of chess with their opponents in Saturday’s […]

The STM Knights defence puts the heat on Notre Dame Jugglers' quarterback Will Clarke last Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STM vs. Terry Fox: Steele-eyed and ready, just how good has the Knights’ Kully-inspired defence been?

BURNABY — Ask Sam Steele to describe the defence of his St. Thomas More Knights and the response of the Grade 11 tackling machine is akin to taking an arm and wiping all the schematic X’s and O’s off a pre-game chalkboard.