Quenching a conference-best thirst, Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders completed a last-to-first rise in the AA Western Conference with a win over the Windsor Dukes Friday, on the final weekend of the regular season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FINAL EDITION: 11.02.18 Friday Night Lights B.C. High School Football Report, regular-season finale edition

LANGLEY — The Friday Night Lights shine for the final time in this 2018 B.C. high school football regular season. Subway Bowl’s one-month run beckons, but before we get there, it time to put the cap on a tremendous conference campaign.

Star senior setter Brendan McCaffrey (left) and Grade 10 middle Graham Mealing are among the Pipers set to welcome the rest of the field to this weekend's Argyle Invitational, set to run Friday and Saturday at the North Vancouver school. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Encore, encore! Argyle’s volleyball expansion whirlwind was no fluke, AAA No. 12-ranked Pipers play host to weekend invitational

NORTH VANCOUVER — You can’t blame Shon Sim for delighting in the recognition his Argyle Pipers senior boys volleyball team has received since their comet-like arrival on the provincial scene last season.

Mt. Douglas tackler Zairech Kremler attempts to slow Notre Dame running back Teon Alexander-Amour, and a member of the officiating crew does his best to step aside. In the end, nothing stopped Alexander-Amour from rushing 10 yards to pay dirt as part of the unranked Jugglers' upset 15-12 win over the No. 4-ranked Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.21.18 B.C. High School Football Report Week 3, Friday Night Lights edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 3 of the 2018 B.C. high school football season. There’s a small handful of non-conference tests on tap tonight, but the heart of Friday Night Lights are its 10 conference clashes. Keep checking back here tonight for updates.

The evolution of Simon Fraser Clan senior libero Jayme Bratsberg (centre) is reflected in the confident and rising tone of her voice. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics)
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.