Vancouver College's John Jospeh (centre) scored all three of his team's goals in the semifinals and finals at the B.C. AAA soccer championships which wrapped up Saturday in Burnaby. Here' he celebrates his semifinal game winner versus Abbotsford on Friday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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It’s the Irish out of nowhere! Vancouver College builds its soccer history in one weekend after claiming first BC AAA title

VANCOUVER — It’s never easy to change the culture of a sports program over the course of one season, yet you wouldn’t be off base if you said that is precisely what happened with the new B.C. senior boys AAA soccer champions from Vancouver College.

Terry Fox Ravens' head senior boys soccer coach John Murphy (right) chats with fellow coach Dustin Corpuz during Fraser Valley third-fourth final earlier this month in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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At the crossroads of football & hoops, Terry Fox lifer John Murphy leads Ravens’ nation on a soccer renaissance

PORT COQUITLAM — In a lot of ways, you can call John Murphy the ultimate Terry Fox Raven. If history lessons are needed to sweep away the cobwebs of the 25 years which have passed since the hard-nosed guard helped his school win its first-ever B.C. senior boys basketball title, then so be it.

Let the celebration begin! Langley Saints players (left to right) Htoo Htoo Eh, Eh hser Moo and Say Say Eh attempt to slow down teammate Luke Lay Paul long enough to celebrate his game-opening strike Nov. 8 in the Fraser Valley senior boys AA soccer championship final at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Langley Secondary to BC’s: Buoyed by joy & spirit of Karen nation refugees, these soccer Saints win Fraser Valley AA title

LANGLEY — Standing just off to the side of pandemonium, Geoff Labine spied the scene unfolding at one end of the pitch at South Surrey Athletic Park just over a week ago.

Harjas Sidhu (right) and the Tamanawis Wildcats topped Kelsey Gahir and the rest of the crosstown rival Fleetwood Park Dragons 1-0 on penalty kicks in a crosstown derby to determine the seventh-and-final Fraser Valley berth to next week's B.C. boys AAA soccer championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C. boys AAA soccer championship draw: Sentinel, Oak Bay, Abby and VC’s Irish top seeds ahead of Nov. 22 kick-off at Burnaby Lakes

BURNABY — Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils, one season after winning its fifth provincial top-tiered title in nine years, aims for a half-dozen in a decade when the 2018 B.C boys AAA high school soccer championship tournament kicks off Nov. 22 at Burnaby Lake West.

Abbotsford Panthers' players swarm striker Marley Edwards (left, 15) after his 13th-minute free kick goal opened the scoring and held as the winner in the 2018 Fraser Valley AAA soccer final Wednesday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fraser Valley AAA soccer finals: Abby Panthers end 16-year title-drought, top Matheson Mustangs with early offence, gutsy defence

SURREY — Dean Fetterly wasn’t expecting to have to reconfigure his team’s entire schematic just 20 minutes into his team’s biggest game of the season.

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Doing a double take? Yes, that is Oak Bay's resident basketball star Diego Maffia, this year the starting setter for the Barbers' Top 10 AAA volleyball team, and the leading scorer on the Bays varsity soccer team. Remind you of another Victoria wunderkind of the past? (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A Sunday read: Oak Bay’s star multi-sport student-athlete Diego Maffia shares a high school resume strikingly similar to you know who!

VICTORIA — He’s the reigning Vancouver Island AAA MVP in one sport. In another, at it’s 2017 B.C. AAA championship tournament, he was the event’s second-leading scorer. And finally, in the sport of basketball, the one he calls his speciality, he is easily among a handful of the best long-range shooters our province has seen in the […]

The Whitecaps FC Showcase, which opens a three-day run Friday in Surrey, makes Newton Athletic Park the centre of the collegiate soccer world this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Whitecaps)
Quinn Desaulniers (8) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best celebrates one of his 10 tournament goals as the Blue Devils captured the B.C. boys AAA soccer title with a 2-1 win Saturday in Burnaby over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A most mighty Quinn tallies twice, helps Dr. Charles Best’s Blue Devils to B.C. AAA boys soccer spoils

BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated boys high school soccer program of the century has taken its share of tough losses over the years and bounced back nicely. Four B.C. AAA championship titles over the past eight years heading into this past weekend’s provincial tournament at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was a direct reflection of that.

Langley Fundamental's Jacob Sol is the picture of elation after scoring his second goal of the match Wednesday in the Titans' BC AA title-clinching win over Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Fantastic Fundamentals! First-half barrage carries Langley Fundamental’s Titans to B.C. AA soccer crown

BURNABY — It’s hard to nurse a case of the jitters for very long when a substitute makes his way onto the pitch in the biggest game of the season and promptly scores a goal to open the floodgates.