SURREY — You can’t pay a player a higher compliment than to immediately realize their most unique and defining strengths, then coin a phrase that so perfectly encapsulates it all.To that end, it didn’t take Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier too long to realize last season that the best way to describe her new Canadian […]
NORTH VANCOUVER — Stephanie Bell has not forgotten the feeling, even though it happened eight years ago this December.As a star 6-foot senior forward with North Vancouver’s Argyle Pipers, Bell remembers hearing her name called at the conclusion of the former HSBC Classic boys and girls high school basketball tournament, discovering soon afterwards that she […]
VANCOUVER — Vancouver’s roots in the mainstream basketball world at-large haven’t always been the deepest or the most tradition-laden.
VANCOUVER — Olivia Morgan-Cherchas left her home in Kamloops for the weekend, pretty sure she knew where her basketball future would be taking her.
ABBOTSFORD — Last April, in the moments after surgeons operated on her battle-scarred left knee for the third time in just under four years, Amanda Thompson cleared her head and braced herself for the news.
ABBOTSFORD — Deanna Tuchscherer has always trusted her basketball skills.But it took a summer spent away from home, in the company of some of the nation’s best young talent, for the rising 6-foot-1 senior guard/forward to realize that it was also okay to trust her inner basketball voice.What it kept telling her, and what she […]
LANGLEY — Gold, silver, bronze and the future beyond? That’s the theme moving forward as the countdown begins for the senior girls 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, set to tip-off a three-day engagement Dec. 13-15 at the Langley Events Centre.
LANGLEY — And you thought our coverage of the B.C. high school sports year was over for the summer? Think again.
LANGLEY — It’s been a busy week thus far, unveiling the names of the over 500 student-athletes who have been a part of B.C. Recruits List Week here at Varsity Letters. Soccer, football and volleyball have had their turn. Today, we look at basketball.
LANGLEY — A couple of weeks ago, I called Olivia Morgan-Cherchas on the telephone to ask her a simple question. “What was your reaction when you first saw the photograph I took of you, immediately after your team won the B.C. senior girls AA basketball championship?”