It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Riverside senior centre-mid Brooklyn Macdonald (left) is congratulated after scoring her second goal last Thursday in the Rapids' B.C. tourney-clinching 2-0 win over Surrey's Enver Creek Cougars. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rapids find their passage, 11th-hour victory propels PoCo’s Riverside to first-ever B.C. girls AAA soccer tourney

SURREY — When it comes to the senior varsity girls athletic program at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, basketball and volleyball have had their fair share of the spotlight at provincial championship tournaments. Beginning next week at UBC, you can add soccer to that list.

It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

Tsawwassen's South Delta Sun Devils have secured the No. 2 seed for the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championships which begin on eight fronts Monday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sardis, South Delta take top two seeds as Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer releases zone championship bracket

SURREY — Chilliwack’s Sardis Falcons may have dropped to No. 5 in the last set of provincial rankings, yet the team which sat at No. 1 for the majority of the season had a body of work that set it apart from the rest of the conference.

The engine of the 2018-19 Kelowna Owls, Jaeli Ibbetson (left) and Kennedy Dickie embraced earlier this months in the seconds before their team won the B.C. AAA title at the LEC. Kelowna will open next season at No 1. (Photo by Garrett James property of Langley Events Centre)
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03.15.18: Our first look! The Varsity Letters/BCSSGBA Big 10 Pre-Preseason senior girls AAA basketball rankings

We’ve just finished the 2017-18 season, but we here at Varsity Letters are already looking ahead to next season.

Walnut Grove's Sophia Wisotzki (right) is guarded by Riverside's Sammy Shields on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Growth in the Grove: Maturity helps Gators punch Final Four tickets with deepest run in program history

LANGLEY — One year ago seems like a very long time in the maturation process of Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators.Oh yes, they took on all comers as the No. 1-ranked team for the majority of this B.C. senior girls Triple A season.And oh yes, you have to search the provincial scene long and hard to […]

Her comeback from a torn ACL suffered on the basketball court in her senior year of high school now over, UFV's Amanda Matsui has given her service to the sport of volleyball. (Photo courtesy Northfield Photography)
Riverside's Jessica Parker, here being guarded by Abbotsford's Marin Lenz during the Tsumura Basketball Invitational in December, is thriving in her adopted home of Port Coquitlam. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Duchess Park Condors' Rebecca Landry (left) gives chase to Centennial Centaurs' Grace Killins during early Saturday morning action from Centennial's own Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Top 10 Shoot Out Saturday at Centennial: Varsity Letters’ live reports from the heart of Coquitlam

COQUITLAM — Welcome to the final day of the 2018 Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out! Today we find one of the most enduring invitational sites in B.C. girls high school history in a state of flux. With construction continuing towards the ‘new’ Centennial Secondary, we’re down to one gym!

Walnut Grove's Jessica Wisotzki (9) is congratulated by teammate Tavia Rowell on Saturday as the LEC hosted the championship finale of the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational. (Wilson Wong photo/UBC athletics)
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TBI 2017: Nobody beats the Wiz! New star born in Gator Country, as Jess Wisotzki scores 41 in Walnut Grove’s title finale win over Abby

LANGLEY — In the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy wanted to get back to her most familiar and comfortable place, she put on her ruby red slippers and uttered the famous line “Click your heels together three times and say ‘There’s no place like home’ and you’ll be there.”