Notice the nose? Oak Bay's John Truly Boehme, pictured scoring the final try of the Barbarians AAAA B.C. championship season, did what he had to do to help his team to an historic win last month in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Oak Bay’s John Truly Boehme: His story behind the photo!

I took thousands of photographs, both on fields and inside gymnasiums, over the course of the 2017-18 B.C.high school and university sports season. And while my personal favourites all, to some degree, attempt to convey a sense of emotion, the one that stands out most for me does so for a variety of reasons. 

The emotions of victory in the B.C. Quad-A rugby title game were almost too much for the Oak Bay Barbarians to handle Friday night at Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Oak Bay coach Atkinson: “I’m almost speechless…” Barbs first public school in a decade to win B.C.’s top-tiered rugby crown!

LANGLEY — When you spend your entire high school rugby career growing up in the shadow of Goliath, finally getting a chance to step out into a spotlight of your own can be a little blinding.

The St. George's Saints topped Oak Bay on Thursday by scoring four unanswered second-half tries. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Saints take Oak Bay’s home-run try to heart, turn on jets for Quad A final rematch with Shawnigan

ABBOTSFORD — The Shawnigan Lake Stags didn’t need any cues to ignite their attack on Thursday, their 108-13 win over Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners a reminder to everyone just who the No. 1 program in the province is.