Not the gentle falling of snowflakes, nor the impending pass rush of the Regina Rams could prevent UBC quarterback Michael O'Connor from extending his pass efficiency streak to three games... and four wins and counting. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: My 5 Big Takeaways as UBC football edges Regina for Hardy Cup and national Final 8 berth

VANCOUVER — Blake Nill said it in the aftermath of of his team’s defeat back on Sept. 29 to the visiting Calgary Dinos: Everything his UBC Thunderbirds wanted to accomplish this season wouldn’t happen without first going through Calgary and finding a way to beat the Dinos.

New Westminster Hyacks' linemen Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James were more than happy to give a boost to the school's middle-distance running star Grace Fetherstonhaugh earlier this week as she prepares runs in the B.C. high school cross-country championships this Saturday at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. high school X-C championships: Hyacks’ gracious Grace in love with the thrill of the race

NEW WESTMINSTER — Grace Fetherstonhaugh had a sizzling summer on the track. On Saturday, she hopes to finish off a fantastic fall on the trails.

UBC's fifth-year receiver Alex Morrison celebrates some heavy lifting accomplished, striking a pose in the end zone last Saturday, following the first of two touchdowns in a win over the Regina Rams. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Q&A: UBC’s big-play receiver Alex Morrison on getting wide, going deep and loving his football journey

VANCOUVER — Take a chance, head west young man. Alex Morrison did just, packing his bags in the fall of 2012 and leaving home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., for a brand new adventure in Vancouver. All these years later, he is the collegiate version of the pro’s pro.

Victory Shumbusho (left) solidified UBC's talented young core of stars Thursday by being named the Canada West's Rookie of the Year. (UBC athletics photo)
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Kardiac Kids? Mosher’s baby soccer ‘Birds leave nest in time to host Canada West Final 4

VANCOUVER — It seems fitting that if you had to pick one all-telling moment over the course of the regular season which best spoke to the identity of the 2017 UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team, it would involve one of the team’s gaggle of young players

Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers are back in the Varsity Letters B.C. Triple A high school football rankings. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.02.17: Varsity Letter’s All U Can Eat B.C. High School football notebook, rankings, schedules

The final weekend of the regular season is upon us and look at those AAA rankings! (They’re just below). New Westminster and St. Thomas More sitting 1-2, each school undefeated against B.C. competition and each leading their respective conferences in wins and plus-minus.

New Westminster Hyacks Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James are the heartbeat of the Royal City program. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Trust in the trenches: For Hyacks’ Zeus & Big Papi, football is the ultimate brotherhood

NEW WESTMINSTER — One is called Zeus and the other Big Papi. On a football team, such nicknames of endearment are reserved for those who bring true presence, the kind which can help shape the temperament of the entire collective.