UBC's power trio of (left to right) Ben Cummings, Trivel Pinto and Alex Morrison, had plenty of celebratory moments in Saturday's 81st Hardy Cup clashing Calgary, but in the end, the 'Birds fell victim to the longest field goal in Canadian university sports history. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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“It just rips your heart out” — UBC season ends on longest field goal in Canadian university history

It was a game whose conclusion would have defied the logic of a thousand seasoned bettors. It came on a field goal attempt the football gods, 999 times out of that 1,000, would have pushed wide or pulled up short based solely on its audacity.

How good does winning a B.C. high school AA field hockey championship feel? Collingwood's Steph Gillies (left) and Devon Litherland leave nothing to the imagination. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Collingwood calling! West Van’s Cavs awaken from halftime doldrums to top Crofton House for B.C. AA field hockey title

SURREY — Jaimie Chrystal wanted the third time to be the charm, yet she and her Collingwood Cavaliers’ teammates couldn’t deny the small matter of a 1-0 halftime deficit and a lack of team cohesion.That’s where the West Vancouver school stood at halftime of the B.C. high school senior girls Double A field hockey championship […]

Simon Fraser's Michael Provenzano (left) helped the Clan past Hawaii Hilo in Bellingham on Friday night. (Photo -- Radley Muller/WWU)
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Simon Fraser: On a night Clan top Hawaii-Hilo, all you need to know about SFU men’s hoops in 2017-18

BURNABY — Perception versus reality? Pose that question to Simon Fraser Clan head men’s basketball coach Steve Hanson as it pertains to where his team fits this season in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and he acknowledges that the big picture he sees developing is not the same one on view to the loop’s 10 other […]

Jalen Philpot of the Seaquam Seahawks rushes for one of his four touchdowns on the day in a decisive win over Handsworth. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.10.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Subway Bowl Rd. 1 Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to the second season!  It’s Friday and time for the Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report, Subway Bowl Round-1 edition.

Ben Hladik may be a tue freshman at the tender age of 18, but he was picked the Canada West's Defensive Player of the Week this week for plays like this one, sacking reigning Hec Crighton award winner Noah Picton of the Regina Rams last week in Vancouver. (UBC photo by Richard Lam)
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Hints of greatness: Big Ben begins blue-and-gold career looking like a potential UBC all-timer

VANCOUVER — Ben Hladik is so attuned to everything he does as a football player, that even a discussion of his jersey number with the UBC Thunderbirds is important enough to provide a most thoughtful answer.

Langley Christian's Brodie Hofer and Kayla Oxland of Handsworth share their stories of inspiration on the road to the LEC. (Paul Yates, Blair Shier photos)
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Brodie and Kayla: Two of our brightest high school volleyball stars on inspiration along the road to the Big Kahuna B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — Its shared history is not exactly an open archive, yet the organizers of the 2017 Big Kahuna B.C. High School Volleyball Championships know there will be a special vibe when the events kicks off a four-day run Nov. 29 at the Langley Events Centre.

Sidhu, Mah, Philip and Hogg lead the way in Varsity Letters' BC high school football performances of the week. (ESPN graphic)
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11.08.17: Hyacks’ Sammy Sidhu leads Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Varsity Letters has scanned the numbers and presents our Top Performances of the Week in B.C. High School Football. Full disclosure: Big tackling numbers in the meaningful games in the month of November tend to score high.

Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley (right) will play collegiate basketball beginning in 2018-19 with the Cal Baptist Lancers. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Miguel Tomley: Tammy’s superstar point guard to begin collegiate career with Cal Baptist Lancers

SURREY — To some, Miguel Tomley’s basketball future may appear to have been cast along a road less travelled. Yet ask the superstar point guard with Surrey’s Tamanawis Secondary Wildcats what the main reason was that he chose Cal Baptist University over a number of other higher-profile schools as the place to continue his fast-rising basketball […]

South Kamloops Titans' guard Nick Sarai is one-half of the Titans' one-two provincial team back-court punch. (Photo -- Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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TBI 2017: South Kam Titans return to LEC hungrier than ever after BC AAA title-game loss

Just under a decade ago, the South Kamloops Titans set the standard for imposing teams within their senior boys basketball program. Kelly Olynyk, Josh Wolfram and David Wagner up front along with guard John Bantock, and all on the same team?