Argyle Pipers' Chloe Walton (left) has helped lead the North Vancouver school to No. 1 in the B.C. AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Tsumura: Why North Van’s Argyle Pipers have helped make the last decade of B.C. girls high school soccer its best ever

NORTH VANCOUVER — Take a close look at the results from the last decade of the gold medal game at the B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer championships and you’ll discover why, from a spectator point of view, it has perhaps become the jewel of the spring sport season.

North Vancouver's Argyle Pipers have celebrated a lot of goals this season. Now they celebrate a No. 1 spot in the B.C. girls AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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05.02.18 B.C. AAA girls soccer: Changes aplenty with a new No. 1 as zone playoffs sit around the corner

LANGLEY — If Chilliwack’s Sardis Falcons needed any extra motivation to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish at the B.C. AAA championships, perhaps they’ll use their finish to the 2018 regular season as motivation.

What Sardis' Sophie Klassen lacks in experience she makes up for in grit and athleticism. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
A loss by former table-setter Centennial has allowed Chilliwack's Sardis Falcons to assume the No. 1 spot this week in the B.C. girls AAA soccer rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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04.18.18 AAA Top 10: Sardis Falcons grab No. 1 spot in B.C. girls soccer ranks after Riverside upsets Centennial

LANGLEY — PoCo’s Riverside Rapids have cut short the stay of crosstown rival Centennial atop the B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer rankings.

The Sardis Falcons and Argyle Pipers each find themselves among B.C.'s top-ranked girls AAA soccer teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs, Falcons put 2017’s heartache behind, open at the top of B.C. AAA girls soccer rankings

A pair of B.C. AAA Final Four teams a season ago, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and the Sardis Falcons of Chilliwack each felt the agony of provincial semifinal defeats.

Argyle's Lilia Miki (left) is pursued by Katie Lampen of Sardis during championship final of the UBC Thunderbirds high school invitational tournament staged Friday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sardis’ swift swooping Falcons top Argyle in UBC invitational final, announce their place in hunt for B.C. AAA title

VANCOUVER — Richard Tagle isn’t calling together soccer players from all parts of the country to play together like the Canadian senior women’s national team does.

Heritage Woods' Breona Martin (left) contends with the defence of Kelowna's Rachel Hare during opening-round action at the 2018 B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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02.28.18: Complete Day 1 reports from the B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championships

We’ve got reports from all eight games played in the opening round of the B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championship draw, but first a look at Friday’s championship draw:

Oak Bay's Georgia Alexander, headed to NCAA Dartmouth, has been honoured by the BCSSGBA as one of B.C.'s Top 15 high school basketball players. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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From Alexander to Wisotzki: We honour B.C.’s Top 15 girls high school basketball players; along with our POY it’s a super Sweet 16!

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Sweet 16. As has become a traditional way to welcome March Madness, the B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association, in conjunction with VarsityLetters.ca presents its annual Player of the Year and B.C. Top 15 Girls Dream Team.

Simon Fraser women's basketball brings three explosive guards to the fore as part of its 2018 recruiting class in (left to right) Sienna Lenz, Emma Kramer and Georgia Swant. (Varsity Letters photos by Howard Tsumura)
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The power of three! How SFU’s 2018 recruits Lenz, Swant & Kramer will flip the script and re-fortify depth of Clan women’s hoops

BURNABY — College basketball is filled with unexpected contingencies, the likes of which can, in the course of one offseason, drastically change the fabric of a program. Take the Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team as a prime example of that.