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.

The Carson Graham Eagles get a huge test of their resiliency as AAA conference play hits its stride around our province. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview: Our picks for B.C. high school football’s top games

Welcome back to Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview. Today, we look at the top games being played Friday and Saturday in the world of B.C. high school football. It’s taken a few weeks, but now we’re right into the thick of AAA conference games.

Terry Fox Ravens' Jaden Severy scored five touchdowns in the first half in Friday's win over WJ Mouat. (File photo courtesy Terry Fox Secondary athletics department)
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Early raves for young Ravens, but true tests lie ahead for PoCo’s AAA No. 1 Terry Fox

PORT COQUITLAM — When an informal coaches poll last spring installed the Terry Fox Ravens as the team to beat in 2017 by virtue of their No. 1 spot in Varsity Letters’ preseason Big 5 Triple A football rankings, head coach Martin McDonnell and the team were more than a little surprised.

The Province's 2017 Head of the Class debits today. (Richard Lam, PNG photos)
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Proud to present my picks for The Province’s 2017 Head of the Class

VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.

Uyi Ologhola and the No. 1-ranked Quad A Holy Cross Crusaders will headline the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Dec. 7-9 at the Langley Events Centre. (Wilson Wong for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball boys 2017 invitational to feature cream of next season’s 4A/3A crop

NORTH DELTA — Only 212 more days!The 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational doesn’t tip off its three-day run at the Langley Events Centre until Dec. 7.But that doesn’t mean we can’t unveil the 16-team field now.

As a Kelowna Owl in March of 2016, new UBC Thunderbird recruit Grant Shephard smooched with the tournament MVP trophy. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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UBC gets Grant the Great! Kelowna’s Quad-A MVP Grant Shephard chooses ‘Birds

(This is a complete write-through of the earlier story Varsity Letters broke on UBC’s signing of former Kelowna Owls basketball star Grant Shephard. There’s more quotes from all concerned including Shephard’s former high school coach Harry Parmar, and additional reporting on the impact his arrival could have on the program)VANCOUVER — Even after an inglorious end to its 2016-17 U Sports […]