Flashing the team's mantra on the back of his t-shirt, Abbotsford Panthers head coach Jay Fujimura addressed his troops during practice on Wednesday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Abby Panthers: All’s well with Samwel, but No. 1 AA team thrives on its mantra of equal shine

ABBOTSFORD — Maybe the greatest thing to behold in the recent resurgence of the Abbotsford Panthers football program isn’t the fact that they’ve produced two of the century’s most dynamic B.C. high school football talents.

Your Big 5 AA and AAA football rankings to start the 2017 season (BC High School Football)
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Varsity Letters ‘Big 5’ 2017 B.C. high school football preseason rankings

It’s time to roll out Varsity Letters’ Big 5 rankings for AA and AAA B.C. high school football.Note that we debuted the AAA Big 5 last spring on our site with team-by-team previews. Our AAA honourable mentions, however, along with the full AA package, are brand new.Click here for a full look at AA No. […]

Abbotsford senior fly half Tausani Levale completes her high school career by helping lead the Panthers to their first B.C. AA title since 2014, Saturday over Lake City at hometown Rotary Stadium. (Special for Varsity Letters, Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Abbotsford rugby: Sisterhood of Panthers celebrates first B.C. AA title since 2014

ABBOTSFORD — Tausani Levale could write an entire volume about her B.C. high school rugby experiences with the Abbotsford Panthers. And after what happened Saturday on the pitch at Rotary Stadium, her memoirs will both open and close with championship chapters at the B.C. girls Double-A tournament.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' guard Brianne Boufford (left) steps in to slow Abbotsford Panthers' Kelsey Roufosse on Saturday in the BC AAA final at the LEC. (Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca photo)
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Tweedy’s comeback Supergirls top Abby, cop B.C. title spoils in Battle of Panthers

LANGLEY — She wore Supergirl socks this week during her team’s heart-stopping run at the Telus B.C. girls high school basketball championships.

Abbotsford's Gabrielle MacGregor (left) digs in against Brookswood's Louise Forsyth on Friday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Abby ends Brookswood title streak at three, will play for first B.C. final since 1984

LANGLEY — There is one thing that Abbotsford Panthers head coach Prentice Lenz swears never comes up in conversation as he and his players dissect the day-to-day workings of a high school basketball team.