The Province's 2017 Head of the Class debits today. (Richard Lam, PNG photos)
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Proud to present my picks for The Province’s 2017 Head of the Class

VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.

Abbotsford's Gabrielle MacGregor (left) digs in against Brookswood's Louise Forsyth on Friday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Abby ends Brookswood title streak at three, will play for first B.C. final since 1984

LANGLEY — There is one thing that Abbotsford Panthers head coach Prentice Lenz swears never comes up in conversation as he and his players dissect the day-to-day workings of a high school basketball team.

Abbotsford's Sienna Lenz scored a game-high 21 points in the Panthers' AAA quarterfinals win over Argyle. (Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca photo)
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Winning games on grit sign of Abby’s maturity, Panthers are Final Four-bound

LANGLEY — They may be young, but if you listen to head coach Prentice Lenz talk about his team, it seems pretty clear that the Abbotsford Panthers have learned to embrace some pretty big concepts well ahead of their time.

Brookswood's Tavia Jasper has embraced her defensive stopper role with the Bobcats. (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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Jasper, Bobcats turn up defensive heat to top Owls in Final 4 return

LANGLEY — If the Brookswood Bobcats are going to put themselves into their fifth-straight Telus B.C. senior girls basketball championship final on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, it’s their role players that will have to help carry them through Final Four Friday.Led by B.C. girls Player of the Year Louise Forsyth, who scored […]

Panorama Ridge's Savannah Dhaliwal hangs on during collision with Churchill's Michelle Huang during opening-round action Wednesday at the Telus BC Triple A girls basketball championships. (Howard Tsumura -- Varsity Letters photo)
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FINAL: 03.01.17: Day 1 from the Telus B.C. girls basketball championships

It’s a wrap from Day 1 at the 2017 Telus BC girls high school senior varsity basketball championships.Here are game recaps from all 16 sudden-elimination contests. First we lead off with a look at Thursday’s schedule.DOUBLE AQUARTERFINALS12 p.m. — South Kamloops vs. Immaculta, 1:45 p.m. — Seycove vs. Ballenas, 3:30 p.m. — Vernon vs. Windsor; […]

Hey Lou! Brookswood's No. 5 Louise Forsyth says goodbye to high school basketball this week as she aims to lead Brookswood into its fifth straight BC Triple-A final at the LEC. (VarsityLetters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Hey Lou! Five B.C. finals in cards for ‘Cats No. 5? Forsyth our 2017 POY

LANGLEY — Louise Forsyth joined the basketball program at Brookswood Secondary as an eighth grader back in the fall of 2012 as a player oozing promise.Yet if you had peeked in on one her earlier phys-ed classes being run under the watchful eye of Neil Brown, the architect of one of Canada’s most successful high […]