Sir Charles Tupper forward Joven Dhillon (right) is one of a host of Grade 11 starters fuelling the efforts of East Van's Tigers at this weeks Tsumura Basketball Invitational in Langley. (Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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TBI 2017: How Tupper has hit the upper-echelon, Tigers’ hoops in tip-top shape from top to bottom

VANCOUVER — Material trappings have never been a part of the blue-collar basketball culture at East Vancouver’s Sir Charles Tupper Secondary.

North Delta Huskies head coach Jesse Hundal places equal importance on the team's on-court work ethic and its off-court appreciation of program history. (Varsity letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Future bright but history also key for North Delta’s tradition-honouring basketball Huskies

NORTH DELTA — It’s easy to have a soft spot for a classic era of B.C. boys high school basketball, that span during the early-to-mid 1970s when the growth in the popularity of the game was out of control, and the single-tiered championship final was a mass spectacle played in venues as large as the […]

Semiahmoo Totems (left to right) Michael Dowhaniuk, Kyle Ealey, Blake Bradburn, Adam Paige, Tyler Eley and Jag Gill celebrate a point en route to repeating as B.C. AAA senior boys volleyball champs. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Standing Totem tall: Semiahmoo celebrates its bumps in the road, reaps reward of repeat B.C. AAA title

LANGLEY — Michael Sapic is thrilled that his Semiahmoo Totems players are enjoying the sweet taste that comes with repeating as B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball champions.

Linking a generation of Handsworth Royals, Cam Mowat (right) has returned to his old North Vancouver high school and this weekend leads them into the No Regrets tournament, named after his late teammate Quinn Keast. (Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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Built in Quinn’s Royal image: The Keast ‘No Regrets’ tourney gets set for tip-off amidst a Handsworth hoops renaissance

NORTH VANCOUVER — Cam Mowat doesn’t need to take even a second to ponder the question. “I haven’t done the math, but I know you have kids here who are now at Handsworth who know exactly who he was, what his history is, and how they can be motivated by his story,” says the third-year head […]

Brodie Hofer (10) and the Langley Christian Lightning begin the celebration after its three-set win over Abbotsford Christian in Saturday's B.C. high school AA boys volleyball final at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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.

New Westminster's Matthew Lalim (9) made a key catch during the team's 80-yard game-winning Subway Bowl 2017 championship drive Saturday at BC Place. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Hail the Hyacks: Improbable, last-ditch 80-yard drive lifts New West past Terry Fox for its first-ever AAA Subway senior varsity title

VANCOUVER — It came out of nowhere, and if you ask the winners, just in time, too. For them, it unfolded like a dream, so many seemingly odds-stacked moments joining hands, becoming a chain which kept pulling them in a single, unified direction.

Windsor Dukes' quarterback Ryan Baker goes for a run down the B.C. Place turf Saturday against Abbotsford, flanked by teammate Sean Werbowski. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Dukes’ special team puts exclamation point on Windsor’s special season, AA finals win over Abby competes perfect season

VANCOUVER — The truest comment of the entire B.C. high school football season was all about how the Windsor Dukes were perhaps the best executing team in the entire canon of B.C. AA history. On Saturday, in the 2017 Subway Bowl final at B.C. Place, the team from North Vancouver left little to dispute in its […]