I took thousands of photographs, both on fields and inside gymnasiums, over the course of the 2017-18 B.C.high school and university sports season. And while my personal favourites all, to some degree, attempt to convey a sense of emotion, the one that stands out most for me does so for a variety of reasons.
LANGLEY — When you spend your entire high school rugby career growing up in the shadow of Goliath, finally getting a chance to step out into a spotlight of your own can be a little blinding.
VANCOUVER — The Shawnigan Lake Stags almost let some mental lapses torpedo their bid for a fourth straight B.C. senior boys top-tiered high school rugby championship.
ABBOTSFORD — Last week, Victoria’s Oak Bay Barbarians turned the 2018 B.C. high school rugby season on its ear by defeating the previously unbeaten, three-time defending B.C. top-tier champion Shawnigan Lake Stags 20-15 in the Vancouver Island AAAA final.
VANCOUVER — The history books tab the 1925 New Zealand All-Blacks with the much-deserved moniker The Invincibles.
SURREY — Who are B.C.’s top high school rugby talents in the 15-man game?
Hey rugby fans, the B.C. high school season may have ended Saturday in Abbotsford, but there is still plenty of coverage to come and we’ll keep you in the know throughout the off-season.
ABBOTSFORD — Given both the quality of the opposition and the height of the occasion, it was a moment that served as a very pronounced reason why the Shawnigan Lake Stags are the closest thing B.C. high school sports has ever seen to a sure thing.
ABBOTSFORD — The Shawnigan Lake Stags didn’t need any cues to ignite their attack on Thursday, their 108-13 win over Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners a reminder to everyone just who the No. 1 program in the province is.
ABBOTSFORD — The Robert Bateman Timberwolves survived a dramatic finish over the weekend, in the process earning an opportunity to fashion a memorable hometown finish to their 2017 rugby season.