Delaney Aikens of Shawnigan Lake will play her collegiate rugby for the UBC Thunderbirds. (Varsity Letters photo by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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2017 FINAL BC Recruits List baseball, hockey, athletics, field hockey, rowing, wrestling, LAX, golf

It has been so rewarding seeing all of the response and interest to the 11th annual B.C. Recruits List Week which wraps up today with our overall list! After spending its first decade in the pages of The Province newspaper, it has found a happy home here at Varsity Letters

Kelowna's Grant Shephard makes his return to Canada, signing with the UBC Thunderbirds after one season at Florida's Montverde Academy. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Men’s and women’s basketball

Welcome to Day 4 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Thus far we’ve presented soccer, football and volleyball. Today, it’s time to look at basketball.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Saturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, swimming, track and field, […]

South Delta's Ashley Klassen is headed to Florida International for an NCAA beach career. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble, The Richmond News)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Men’s and women’s volleyball

Welcome to Day 3 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we looked at football and we opened the week Tuesday with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at volleyball.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Friday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, […]

Wyatt Gilson (right) of North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles is off to Halifax to suit up at linebacker for the St. Mary's Huskies. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier of www.blair.photo)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Football

Welcome to Day 2 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we opened with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at football.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Thursday, July 6 — VolleyballFriday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, […]

Burnaby Central senior and Vancouver Whitecaps residency standout Terrell Smith is headed for NCAA Div. 1 Santa Clara next season. (Bob Frid, Vancouver Whitecaps photo)
Fraser Valley Cascades' second-year wrestling standout Brad Hildenbrandt (left) is UFV's first-ever U Sports gold-medal winner in any sport. (Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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Cascades’ Olympian-mentored Hildenbrandt wins UFV’s first-ever U Sports gold

ABBOTSFORD — Brad Hildenbrandt has always had the natural gift of sheer physical mass, something that comes in handy when you’re a collegiate wrestler doing your thing in the heavyweight division.

UFV's Manny Dulay was shaken by a near fatal spin-out on the highway but still hit eight threes in a Cascades' win Friday over Victoria. (Dan Kinvig, UFV athletics)
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UFV players Dulay, Bains escape tragedy in snowy Highway 1 spin-out

ABBOTSFORD — The Manny Moment, it turns out, is impervious to just about anything including the rage of an Fraser Valley East snowstorm. Manny Dulay and teammate Nav Bains got caught in an icy, snowy traffic jam on Highway 1 east Friday as the pair headed to Abbotsford to suit up for the Fraser Valley Cascades’ […]

UFV Cascades (l to r) Manny Dulay, Kayli Sartori and Vijay Dhillon play their final home regular season games Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photos-Dan Kinvig, UFV athletics)
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UFV Cascades: Why Seniors’ Night is special

Track the daily movements of a basketball program from high school through university and the calendar, like clockwork, moves a team of dedicated, age-specific athletes through a timetable of tradition.