The back of Holy Cross Crusaders' guard Jamal Osei-Anim warm-up jacket told it all Friday morning at the TBI, as teams around the Greater Vancouver area mourned the loss of the Panorama Ridge Thunder's popular senior guard. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017 players, coaches carry heavy hearts on Friday following passing of beloved Raphael Alcoreza

LANGLEY — You couldn’t take more than a few steps around the Langley Events Centre Friday morning at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational without feeling an outpouring of compassion and grief from B.C.’s tight-knit high school basketball community following the tragic loss of Raphael Alcoreza.Sadly, the Panorama Ridge Grade 12 player, who was rushed to hospital after […]

Quinn Desaulniers (8) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best celebrates one of his 10 tournament goals as the Blue Devils captured the B.C. boys AAA soccer title with a 2-1 win Saturday in Burnaby over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A most mighty Quinn tallies twice, helps Dr. Charles Best’s Blue Devils to B.C. AAA boys soccer spoils

BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated boys high school soccer program of the century has taken its share of tough losses over the years and bounced back nicely. Four B.C. AAA championship titles over the past eight years heading into this past weekend’s provincial tournament at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was a direct reflection of that.

Panorama Ridge's Alanna Sydenham (left) and Niki Virk of Panorama Ridge clash in an all-Surrey battle for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy on Friday in Burnaby. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Instant Classic: Panorama tops Fleetwood on kicks to win 2017 BC girls AAA soccer title

BURNABY — Kuljit Johal will find some time over the next few days to get her injured knee checked out by doctors. “But right now I can’t even feel it I am so happy,”

Panorama Ridge's Ritti Lakhanpal (right), seed battling a member of the Centennial Centaurs, scored in OT to send her Surrey School into Friday's title tilt. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. Girls High School Soccer: Panorama punches finals ticket with OT win over Centaurs

BURNABY — Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder are the only undefeated team here at the B.C. girls high school soccer championships.

Panorama Ridge's Morgan Leech (left) and Priyanka Dhesa lead the Thunder into the 2017 BC tournament as Fraser Valley champions. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Richard Lam)
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Panorama Ridge soccer: Thunder cherish team ties in B.C. tourney run-up

SURREY — The health of a team heading into the B.C. girls high school soccer championships isn’t always measured by its number of bumps and bruises.In fact, veteran coaches will tell you that one of the unique challenges of their sport is building a sense of team when culling together a roster of players from […]

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Katrina Frankenberger (centre) is congratulated by teammate Jenieva Musico (12) after scoring game winner in 1-0 championship final victory over crosstown rival Panorama Ridge at Thunderbird Stadium. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics)
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Fleetwood Park ready for a repeat run? Surrey’s Dragons open season with UBC Classic title

VANCOUVER — The defending B.C. champs felt their share of loss through graduation, but Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons are showing just how quickly their chemistry and camaraderie has come together.The Dragons created numerous scoring opportunities Friday in the championship final of UBC’s inaugural Kick-Off Classic at Thunderbird Stadium, in the end topping its crosstown rivals, […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Maryn Budiman (right) hits the deck to battle for a loose ball with Panorama Ridge's Savannah Dhaliwal on Friday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tweedy Panthers top Thunder in Surrey derby, Sidhu carries team into B.C. title tilt

LANGLEY — Maryn Budiman and the rest of the seniors with Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers have one more game remaining in their high school basketball careers.

Panorama Ridge guard Simrat Dosanjh and the rest of the Thunder are Final Four-bound on Friday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A Dhaliwal delight: Thunder’s ‘Super Sav’ leads Panorama past Grove, into Final Four

LANGLEY — Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder had a sneaky feeling that bringing an ultra-aggressive mindset and leading with their physicality would help them sweeten the aftertaste of an ugly batch of numbers and help them snap a losing streak against their foes.