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)
After 35 years, the drought is over. The UBC Thunderbirds celebrate a 3-0 win over Trinity Western in Sunday's U Sports national final in Hamtilon. (Photo by Rick Zazulak property of McMaster athletics)
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UBC men’s volleyball: How long is 35 years? Truly a lifetime for Thunderbirds , who top TWU 3-0 for landmark national title

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.

Point guard Arun Atker is among a gaggle of rising seniors that have the North Delta Huskies as the team to beat heading into the 2018-19 AAA season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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03.18.18 AAA Pre-Preseason rankings tab North Delta Huskies to win first B.C. title in 29 years, Tupper and McMath among top trio

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.

Douglas College's Joe Enevoldson led the Royals to a silver medal finish at the CCAA national championships on Saturday night. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Douglas College men’s hoop: Royals magical run to CCAA national final ends amidst fourth-quarter fatigue

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.

UBC Thunderbirds' middle Joel Rehehr (right) and setter Byron Keturakis flash the emotion of a national semifinal match which givers the 'Birds a shot at their first U Sports crown in 35 years on Sunday. (Photo by Rick Vazulak, McMaster athletics)
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‘Birds first title since ’83, or Spartans’ threepeat? It’s UBC vs. Trinity Western for U Sports national men’s volleyball spoils!

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.

Austin Siemens is one of a number of underclassmen rising up the ranks for North Vancouver's No. 1-ranked AA Seycove Seyhawks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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03.17.18: North Van’s Sey-Hey kids top the charts! Seycove Seyhawks, Shawnigan Lake Stags open 1-2 atop B.C. boys AA hoop rankings

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.

Douglas College freshman Josiah Mastandrea came off the bench Friday in Laval to hit four triples and help Douglas College past defending national champion Montmorency and into a berth in Saturday's CCAA national final. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letter.ca)
Similkameen's Corbin Marsden, a rising senior for the Sparks, is expected to help the Keremeos squad compete for a B.C. 1A title next season. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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03.16.18: Sparks to burn bright in 2018-19, Similkameen tops B.C. senior boys Single-A preseason hoops rankings

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.

Former Kits Blue Demons' star Noah DeRappard-Yuswack, now a fifth-year senior, was outstanding Thursday in leading his Douglas College Royals to within a win of appearing in Saturday's CCAA championship final in Laval. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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DeRappard-Yuswack, Morris clean the glass, Douglas College Royals show grace under pressure to punch CCAA Final Four tickets

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.

The engine of the 2018-19 Kelowna Owls, Jaeli Ibbetson (left) and Kennedy Dickie embraced earlier this months in the seconds before their team won the B.C. AAA title at the LEC. Kelowna will open next season at No 1. (Photo by Garrett James property of Langley Events Centre)
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03.15.18: Our first look! The Varsity Letters/BCSSGBA Big 10 Pre-Preseason senior girls AAA basketball rankings

We’ve just finished the 2017-18 season, but we here at Varsity Letters are already looking ahead to next season.