Simon Fraser junior defender Jeff Cadman (left) and the rest of the 2018 Clan are the No. 1-ranked team in all of NCAA Div. 2 men's soccer. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Clan athletics)
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Simon Fraser men’s soccer ranked No. 1: Coach Schneider speaks to steadfast daily process as Clan tops NCAA D2’s 212-team field

BURNABY — The air got a little more rarified Tuesday morning in and around the offices and training centre of Simon Fraser men’s soccer.

The Langley Christian Lightning, shown celebrating last year's provincial title at the LEC, retained their No. 1 AA ranking this week. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Top 10 boys volleyball churns with changes, yet AAA Earl Marriott and AA Langley Christian retain No. 1 rankings

LANGLEY — There was plenty of jockeying taking place beneath both the Earl Marriott Mariners of Surrey and Langley Christian’s defending champion Lightning, at the respective AAA and AA tiers.

After Saturday's win over visiting Carson Graham, head coach Todd Bernett's Fighting Irish are 3-0 in AAA Western Conference play. A date Friday in Victoria against the Mt. Douglas Rams looms. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.22.18 FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Saturday Night Lights football report

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Saturday edition of Varsity Letter’s Week 3 B.C. High School Football Report. A long day of live university football has delayed our publication to the wee hours of Sunday morning. Thanks to the coaches for all of their assistance and patience.

UBC's Trivel Pinto was more than ready to shoulder a heavy loud, carrying a Calgary Dinos' defender across the goal line Saturday at the stadium as part of a 43-yard touchdown catch. (Photo by Bob Frid property of UBC athletics)
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UBC football: In its darkest hours yet, on the tails of another defeat to Dinos, veteran ‘Birds say team’s resolve won’t be wasted

VANCOUVER — Michael O’Connor was standing along the Thunderbird Stadium sidelines on a post-game Saturday night, far from the emptying grandstand which just moments earlier had some 9,534 fans on the edge of their seats.

The most productive receiver in all of B.C. high school football, Handsworth's Keelan White said Saturday that he's headed to play for the UBC Thunderbirds next season. (Photo by Blair Shier property of www.Blair.photo)
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A grand entrance to the blue-and gold! Handsworth star Keelan White picks UBC Thunderbirds at halftime of Homecoming Saturday

VANCOUVER — One of B.C.’s most explosive high school football talents announced Saturday that he is ready to make the green, green grass of Thunderbird Stadium his football home for up to the next five seasons.Handsworth Royals’ wide receiver Keelan White announced at halftime of the UBC Thunderbirds’ annual Homecoming Game against the arch-rival Calgary […]

Mt. Douglas tackler Zairech Kremler attempts to slow Notre Dame running back Teon Alexander-Amour, and a member of the officiating crew does his best to step aside. In the end, nothing stopped Alexander-Amour from rushing 10 yards to pay dirt as part of the unranked Jugglers' upset 15-12 win over the No. 4-ranked Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.21.18 B.C. High School Football Report Week 3, Friday Night Lights edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 3 of the 2018 B.C. high school football season. There’s a small handful of non-conference tests on tap tonight, but the heart of Friday Night Lights are its 10 conference clashes. Keep checking back here tonight for updates.

Terry Fox's Jaden Severy seemed to be stepping between the raindrops Saturday as he took this second-half punt return to the house, one of four majors he scored en route to Varsity Letters' top performance of week in B.C. high school football. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Terry Fox’s Jaden Severy tops our list! Varsity Letters’ Top 10 B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

This week’s Top 10 performances in B.C. High School Football pay tribute to our usual number of quarterbacks and running backs.

Surrey's Earl Marriott Mariners enter the 2018 B.C. senior girls AAAA volleyball campaign with the No 1 ranking. EMS will play Friday and Saturday at UBC's annual Mizuno Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Notre Dame Jugglers' senior quarterback Will Clarke is poised for a breakout 2018 campaign. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A Will To Trust: Faith in the process puts Notre Dame quarterback Will Clarke in a place where his gifts can prosper

VANCOUVER — Take a listen to Seattle sports radio these days, and the ongoing dissection and analysis of what most ails the 0-2 Seahawks seems to be a 24/7 concern.

SFU players (left to right) Marcello Polisi, Connor Glennon, Matteo Polisi and Jeff Cadman are all back to try and help the Clan win a D2 national title. (Photo Howard Tsumura/Clan athletics)
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SFU men’s soccer: Its ‘Control the controllables’ motto has Clan ranked No. 3 in D2 heading into GNAC opener

BURNABY — It might not be the catchiest mission statement in college sports, but ‘controlling the controllables’ seems to be working fine for the Simon Fraser Clan men’s soccer team.