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.

North Delta's Brandon Bassi saves a loose ball in front of Byrne Creek's Titgol Jock on Friday during the semifinals of the Chancellor Invitational in Burnaby. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STMC CHANCELLOR INVITATIONAL ’18: Our live Friday night reports from the semifinal round

The action is over on semifinal Friday at the Chancellor Invitational. It will be No. 1 Byrne Creek vs. No. 6 Argyle in Saturday’s championship final. A look:

Argyle Secondary's Georgia Swant is one of B.C.'s most dynamic players. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Georgia’s on their minds, yet foes still can’t slow the swath of Argyle’s SFU-bound Swant

LANGLEY — Argyle Pipers’ head coach Anthony Beyrouti offered up Willis Read and his dramatic entrance, limping onto the court to join the New York Knicks before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. Sure, it wasn’t quite the same story line which brought his senior star Georgia Swant onto the court this past Saturday afternoon […]

Semiahmoo's Tara Wallack (left) drives against Janessa Knapp of Langley's Brookswood Bobcats during Sweet 16 action at the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Round of Sweet 16 announces arrival of some of B.C.’s best young senior varsity girls teams

Welcome to Day 1 of the senior girls varsity Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Here’s our look at all eight games from the opening round of Sweet 16.