As heirs to Lord Tweedsmuir's new emphasis on aerial game, receiver Josef Drysdale (left) and quarterback Trey Jones will chat with offensive coordinator Nick Kawaza with a thought to go deep more often in 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Is it Tweedy’s time? After back-to-back top-tiered JV titles, rival coaches peg Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers as B.C.’s No. 1 AAA team

SURREY — Over a span of the past 10 years, think of names like Michael Messenger, Jamel Lyles, Caleb Abraham, and of course Derek Best.

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Lord Tweedsmuir coaches Drew Gallacher (left) and Bill Ruby watch as they out their Panthers through the paces during a 20-minute shoot around Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers: Late swoon in FV Final Four casts Cloverdale crew in ‘back-to-basics’ boot camp for B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — The usual week-plus between the finish of zone tournaments and the B.C. championships is spent in different ways by all teams, yet in the end, it’s all about coaches and players gaining energy from each other by reinforcing what it was that got them to a spot amongst the province’s final 16.In Cloverdale, […]

St. George's Saints players celebrate their B.C. junior boys basketball title win over Lord Tweedsmuir on Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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When the going gets late, the Saints get going as St. George’s pivotal run topples Tweedy in B.C. junior boys finale

LANGLEY — In the game of basketball, not all game-ending runs are created equally. Some come in the midst of blow-outs, while others are a part of rallies that come up short. Put one together that comes over the final 3:30 of a game in which a provincial title hangs in the balance, however,  and you’ve got […]

St. George's Sam Wooder set a benchmark for mental tenacity in Saints' win over Vancouver College on Monday for a berth in Tuesday's B.C. junior boys final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sudden Sam helps St. George’s soldier past Fighting Irish and into Tuesday’s B.C. junior boys title tilt

LANGLEY — The St. George’s Saints graduating Class of 2020 has done a pretty fair job of holding its own against their basketball peers at Vancouver College.

Lord Tweedsmuir coach Chad Olafson congratulates his players after the Panthers won for the fourth time in three days to secure a berth in Tuesday's B.C. championship final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tweedy’s Panthers get first-ever crack at B.C. junior boys title after ending magic run of Belmont Bulldogs

LANGLEY — The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, like all of the teams here at the 49th annual B.C. junior boys basketball provincial invitational tournament, had watched from afar as the underdog Belmont Bulldogs rolled to upset after upset.

While Mouat's Harvir Garcha (right) gives chase to Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley on Sunday night in Langley, a capacity LEC crowd looks on from the centre court stands. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Mighty Miguel drops 49, leads Tammy to epic overtime win over Mouat as big, bad Fraser Valley firms up its B.C.-bound field

LANGLEY — While it would take an exhaustive case study to call it the greatest top-tiered Fraser Valley senior boys high school basketball championship game ever, the 2,000-plus in attendance Sunday evening at the Langley Events Centre would all tell you that it needs to be in the running.

Vernon's Liam Reid (left) battles for a loose ball with Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during Elite 8 overtime action Sunday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. JV’s hit Elite 8: Despite late free-throw debacle, Tweedy finds a way to top Vernon in epic overtime Battle of Panthers

Welcome to Day 2 of the B.C. junior boys basketball championships. We have plenty planned for you today, with stories to follow on the rest of the action later this evening. We will also have coverage of this evening’s Fraser Valley Quad A senior varsity championships.

Tupper's Mathew Dunkerley (left) and Benny Bradford make life tough for Burnaby Mountain's Joao Coimra during Sweet 16 round action at the B.C. junior boys basketball championships Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. junior boys basketball at its Elite 8: Irish, Hawks, Royals, Saints, Tigers,Bulldogs and a pair of Panthers

LANGLEY — We’re down to eight teams in the chase for the 2018 B.C. junior boys basketball title, and we’ve only finished the first of four days!Sunday’s championship round quarterfinal schedule:TOP HALF DRAW3:30 p.m. — Vancouver College vs. Seaquam (South Court), Handsworth vs. St. George’s (Centre Court)BOTTOM HALF DRAW2 p.m. — Sir Charles Tupper vs. […]