LANGLEY — My B.C. high school basketball ranking colleagues at the 1A, 2A and 3A tiers certainly hit their mark past season.
When Kerry MacDonald was being interviewed for the head coaching position with the UBC Thunderbirds men’s volleyball team back in the spring of 2016, the soon-to-be successful applicant admitted he had done a little bit of research.
LANGLEY — Five of the eight quarterfinalists from the recent B.C. boys senior boys AAA championships are back as part of the Pre-Preseason rankings. All of that adds up to growing rivalries and the continued competitive excellence within the province’s newest tier.
The sign held high by the cheering section of Toronto’s Seneca College Sting read ‘Sting Them Where It Hurts’ and in the end, the bite of defeat finally de-railed the magical post-season run of New Westminster’s Douglas College Royals.
Hey volleyball fans, get out your history books because Sunday’s U Sports men’s volleyball national championship final is going to be all about the excellence of the sport in B.C. …no matter what ends up happening.
LANGLEY — Since moving to its new home at the Langley Events Centre in time for March Madness 2014, the B.C. senior boys AA championships have been won just once by a public school. That was back in that first year when Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions took the title.
When it comes to self-made players, Josiah Mastandrea could pose for the cover of the book.
LANGLEY — If the coming together of all four of B.C.’s senior boys varsity basketball tiers for one weekend of championship play at the Langley Events Centre has shown us anything, it’s the breadth of talent that exists across our entire province.
It was the kind of game, you figured, that Randy Coutts and Aaron Mitchell, high school head coaches past and present, were watching on their laptop computer screens Thursday night, nodding their heads in recognition of the hustle and the skill that their respective former players made a habit of showing though pre-university careers.
We’ve just finished the 2017-18 season, but we here at Varsity Letters are already looking ahead to next season.