Vernon's Charles Lemay (white) feels the gang-tackling wrath of Terry Fox Ravens' (left, top to bottom) Liam Cumarasamy (20), Jaden Severy (23) and Vincent Mehain (42), as well as Kyle Huish (right) during non-conference cross-tier clash Saturday afternoon in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Football

09.15.18 Final Edition: Varsity Letter’s Saturday Night B.C. High School Football Report

LANGLEY — From a busier-than-usual Saturday, we’ve got six new game reports, including contests involving Terry Fox, Vancouver College and Notre Dame.

Brayden Hamilton (6) got a key first-down off a fake punt and later scored the game's lone touchdown as the No. 5-ranked AA SRT Titans blanked South Kamloops on Friday. (Photo courtesy Mitchel Crews, Samuel Robertson Technical athletics)
Feature High School Football

09.07.18: Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report Friday Night Lights FINAL edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Friday Night Lights early edition of Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. High School Football Report.Continue to check back with us through the evening as we attempt to provide game reports from each and every football game involving B.C. senior varsity teams.FRIDAYTRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCECARSON GRAHAM 14 at No. 3 NEW WESTMINSTER 36NEW […]

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Burnaby South's resident Grade 10 prodigy Sasha Vujisic scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Friday Final Four, but he also dished the night's sweetest dime. (Photo by Howard Tsumura, property of
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Sasha to Jusuf: How a touch-pass from junior Vujisic to senior Sehic tells the story of Burnaby South’s amazing run to the AAAA final

LANGLEY —  There was a moment down the stretch-drive of Friday night’s B.C. AAAA boys semifinal, when you stopped and realized that everything that the Burnaby South Rebels might have represented just a few weeks ago had been so clearly tossed out the window.

Watching North Delta's Suraj Gahir reminds this former Huskies grad of the 1987-88 season and the sublime play of former ND great Craig Preece. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Boys Basketball

TSUMURA: On 30 years of B.C. high school basketball ties, and why the 1988 Final Four remains my all-time favourite

LANGLEY — I am writing with pace in my hotel room this morning because I have a self-imposed deadline on my plate. It’s 9:32 a.m. and I start to tap keys, and I must be at the Langley Events Centre by the strike of noon to watch the Fighting Irish of Vancouver College tip-off against Victoria’s […]

Belmont's Daunte Nelson (centre) speeds up court while being fouled by Vancouver College's Cam Wright. Jack Cruz-Dumont looks on as the Bulldogs earned a berth in the Final Four against Burnaby South. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Belmont, Burnaby South: How a pair of unlikely underdog dance partners punched their tickets to the AAAA Final Four

LANGLEY — Belmont Bulldogs head coach Kevin Brown was asked in the aftermath of a second day of bracket-busting havoc being wreaked by his team on the rest of the field here at the B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships if he foresaw any scenario where his team would still be in pursuit of the […]

Lord Tweedsmuir coach Chad Olafson congratulates his players after the Panthers won for the fourth time in three days to secure a berth in Tuesday's B.C. championship final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Tweedy’s Panthers get first-ever crack at B.C. junior boys title after ending magic run of Belmont Bulldogs

LANGLEY — The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, like all of the teams here at the 49th annual B.C. junior boys basketball provincial invitational tournament, had watched from afar as the underdog Belmont Bulldogs rolled to upset after upset.

Belmont's 6-foot-4 Markus Modrivic (left) strains to out-reach Sir Charles Tupper's 6-foot-6 Mathew Dunkerley during B.C. junior boys Elite 8 clash Sunday at the LEC. Modrivic's 14 points led the Bulldogs to an upset 48-38 win over the No. 2 Tigers. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Belmont’s underdog Bulldogs: How a ‘heaven-sent’ text message illuminated Cinderella’s journey to BC junior boys Final Four

LANGLEY — Who are the Belmont Bulldogs and where did they come from? Beyond the obvious, the fact that they are a Victoria high school, is that as a No. 23 seed, they play in a 4:30 p.m. Final Four clash today against Surrey’s No. 3 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers here at the 2018 B.C. junior boys […]

Vernon's Liam Reid (left) battles for a loose ball with Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during Elite 8 overtime action Sunday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

B.C. JV’s hit Elite 8: Despite late free-throw debacle, Tweedy finds a way to top Vernon in epic overtime Battle of Panthers

Welcome to Day 2 of the B.C. junior boys basketball championships. We have plenty planned for you today, with stories to follow on the rest of the action later this evening. We will also have coverage of this evening’s Fraser Valley Quad A senior varsity championships.

Reigning AAAA MVP Savannah Purdy assures all that the Belmont Bulldogs' road to the 2016 B.C. title was hardly an overnight success story. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
Feature High School Girls Volleyball

Bravo, Belmont! Instead of becoming Bad News Bulldogs, Victoria’s quirky defending BC champs celebrate each other

LANGLEY — Ask Savannah Purdy to describe the worst volleyball team in the entire history of her sport, and with a lighthearted laugh, she would likely pick the team she was a part of during her Grade 6 season at Victoria’s Spencer Middle School. “I remember in the very first tournament, the first game we played, […]