UBC women's volleyball coach Doug Reimer shares a championship moment last season with returning players left to right: Ciara Hanly, Samantha Patko and Victoria Behie. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC women’s volleyball: Voices from a dynasty ago offer meaning as ‘Birds begin U Sports national title defence

VANCOUVER — Doug Reimer has coached UBC women’s volleyball in two different centuries, parts of three different decades and most historically, to seven U Sports national championship crowns. That’s the long way of saying he’s seen it all.

Michael Calvert and the South Delta Sun Devils once agin slide in safely at second in the Varsity Letters' B.C. high school football Triple A rankings. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.19.17: Varsity Letters’ All You Can Eat B.C. High School Football weekend survival guide

Welcome B.C. high school football fans. It’s time to start the weekend tail-gate. Varsity Letters’ All You Can Eat weekend special gices you the latest AA and AAA rankings, this weekend’s full schedule by tier and conference, and a full look at last week’s scoreboard.

(Scott Stewart, TWU athletics)
TWU's head men's soccer coach Mike Shearon will speak to his philosophies at the Spartans' Complete Champion coaching symposium Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Scott Stewart, TWU athletics)
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Mike Shearon: TWU men’s soccer boss speaks on ‘Coaching out of love’ at Spartans’ Complete Champion symposium

LANGLEY — For those like Mike Shearon, who endure and make coaching their life’s work, there comes a time when the ideas collected and the perspectives gained are distilled into a focused credo otherwise known as a coaching philosophy. 

Hugh Boyd Trojans' quarterback Byron Ruvalcaba is among our top high school performers of the week. (Photo by Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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10.18.17: Varsity Letters’ Top 10 B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Welcome back to the place where eye-popping numbers are commonplace.Varsity Letters presents the top performance of the week in B.C. high school football.1. RYAN BAKER — In a 41-20 win over its crosstown rivals, the Argyle Pipers, the Windsor Dukes’ quarterback dominated on both sides of the ball. Baker went 13-of-16 for 225 yards and […]

Luke Stroud is one of only eight Orcas making up the 2017 Elgin Park senior boys volleyball team. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TSUMURA: A coaching co-op which empowers youth? Rare vision, ingenuity creates volleyball family at Elgin Park

SURREY — No less wise a person than the Greek philosopher Plato once opined that necessity is the mother of invention. Over the past few seasons at Surrey’s Elgin Park Secondary School, it has been the mother of a recent grad who has embraced that old saying with gusto, and in the process helped make the […]

After a crazy week of ups and down in the B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball rankings, Surrey's Semiahmoo Totems are back in the Top 15. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.17.17 BC boys volleyball AAA rankings: Top 15 features 15 changes from last week

If there has been a week with more movement in the top 15 than this past week at the Triple A level, please let us know. Not only did Kelowna’s Mt. Boucherie Bears and the Mt. Baker Wild of Cranbrook take huge climbs to the top of the charts based on their excellence at this […]

Now in their third season together, UBC head coach Blake Nill swears by his quarterback Michael O'Connor. (Bob Frid/UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: On the bond between a coach and his QB, UBC’s Nill & O’Connor survive a Saturday in Saskatoon

As a performance, it was hardly an oil painting. Yet you would be mistaken to think that UBC quarterback Michael O’Connor’s three interceptions on Saturday night in any way sullied the final result of the ‘Birds near-total collapse in the heart of the Canada West playoff chase.

South Delta running back Andrew Kraft powers his way in for a touchdown despite the best efforts of Mt. Douglas' Sebastian Hansen on Saturday afternoon in Tsawwassen. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.14.17: Sun Devils, Owls, ‘Runners highlight our Saturday Night Fever B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to Saturday night and our week-ending edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. We’ve got coverage of Saturday’s two AAA games as well as a late filing from Friday.

Friday Night Lights are back again. (BC High School Football)
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10.13.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights edition

It’s Friday night, and time for our weekly tradition: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. Please continue to check back here throughout the evening as we update action from around the province. First a scoreboard, followed by the game reports!