Veteran Centennial Centaurs soccer coach Larry Moro celebrates the program's first B.C. AAA title since 2000 with his player Friday at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centennial celebration! Nearly 20 years after its last title run, Centaurs’ girls strike B.C. soccer gold with 11th-hour OT win

VANCOUVER — Nineteen years ago, on the occasion of winning his first B.C. Triple A senior girls soccer title as the rookie head coach of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, Larry Moro knew he had experienced something that was as special as they come.

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Grade 11 star Simran Billen (left) added a PK-session tally to help her team past South Delta and into Friday's B.C. AAA final at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fleetwood’s back! FPSS Dragons survive B.C. semifinal against South Delta to earn amazing fifth straight trip to AAA finals

VANCOUVER — What if there was a scientific formula for proving just who, these days, is perhaps the most resilient team in all of B.C. high school sports? Plug in all of the data, and the answer which would most likely emerge?

After scoring her second goal of match as part of a 2-0 B.C. semifinal win over Reynolds, Centennial's Raegan Mackenzie (18) is congratulated by teammates (from light) Jadyn Vance, Rylee Mackenzie and Kiara Buono. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs’ mojo equals magic! Centennial tops Reynolds to earn first B.C. girls AAA soccer title-tilt berth since turn of the century

VANCOUVER — In a way, you could say that the Centennial Centaurs spent the last 12 months preparing for a day just like Thursday.

It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Riverside senior centre-mid Brooklyn Macdonald (left) is congratulated after scoring her second goal last Thursday in the Rapids' B.C. tourney-clinching 2-0 win over Surrey's Enver Creek Cougars. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rapids find their passage, 11th-hour victory propels PoCo’s Riverside to first-ever B.C. girls AAA soccer tourney

SURREY — When it comes to the senior varsity girls athletic program at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, basketball and volleyball have had their fair share of the spotlight at provincial championship tournaments. Beginning next week at UBC, you can add soccer to that list.

It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

Last season, Panorama Ridge and Fleetwood Park battled for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy. The battle hits the zone championship stage this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Richmond’s McMath new No. 1 in B.C. girls AAA soccer, South Delta & Centennial set for Fraser Valley title clash

A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.

Ready to make CFL impact, Simon Fraser's Justin Buren said Friday he's ready to start the grind with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of SFU athletics)
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Justin Buren: Battle for wins sparks a fire in SFU’s indefatigable receiver whose next challenge is a CFL career in Hamilton

BURNABY — Justin Buren was feeling a lot of satisfaction on Friday morning for closing a chapter of his football career with every ounce of effort he could muster.Now, he’s ready to head off to Hamilton to try to start his next chapter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.Buren, 22, was selected in the fifth round (37th […]

Simon Fraser-bound Danae Robillard (left), a standout with Coquitlam's No. 8-ranked centennial Centaurs, has her high school team on a roll heading into the 2018 Fraser Valley AAA championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Half fun, half amazing: Centennial’s soccer Centaurs hit playoffs on a gallop following 2017’s Final Four finish

COQUITLAM — Last June, as the finishing touches were being put on one of the most successful seasons in the history of Centennial Centaurs girls soccer, its longtime veteran coach could confirm a special feeling in the heart of his gut.

The Sardis Falcons and Argyle Pipers each find themselves among B.C.'s top-ranked girls AAA soccer teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs, Falcons put 2017’s heartache behind, open at the top of B.C. AAA girls soccer rankings

A pair of B.C. AAA Final Four teams a season ago, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and the Sardis Falcons of Chilliwack each felt the agony of provincial semifinal defeats.