Dustin Triano hit five triples and scored 17 points in just 18 minutes earlier this month as his Western Oregon Wolves overwhelmed Fresno Pacific. (Photo by Christopher Oertell/WOU Athletics)
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Here comes the son: Dustin Triano carves his own basketball path, one which Thursday leads up Burnaby Mountain

Ask Dustin Triano for his first memory of what is best dubbed as basketball culture, and he describes a feeling more than a precise moment.

South Delta quarterback Michael Calvert gets a rough ride from New Westminster Hyacks' Broxx Comia (left) and Kinsale Philip during Subway Bowl semifinals Saturday at BC Place. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Group hug steels Hyacks defence for fourth down stop, New West tops Sun Devils for first-ever Subway varsity berth

(Note — our report from the final of five Subway Bowl games on Saturday between St. Thomas More and Terry Fox will appear here on Sunday)VANCOUVER — Schematics and play-calling will never cease to be at the top of any list when it comes to last second execution on the football field. On Saturday night, in […]

The Hyacks who have toiled in the trenches this season have played a huge role in the team's success. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SPECIAL: No. 1 Hyacks hunker down for Saturday Final 4 battle with Sun Devils

NEW WESTMINSTER — If the New Westminster Hyacks have shown anything this season, it’s that they have the depth, the belief and all of the pieces to play football their way. That said, the No. 1 Hyacks are not over-thinking anything, especially if it means getting into a game of chess with their opponents in Saturday’s […]

South Delta's Jacob Kirk (9) jumps for joy as he runs to the sidelines after picking off Lord Tweedsmuir to preserve victory with four seconds left in its Subway Bowl quarterfinal game Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Sun Devils’ Capt. Kirk beams South Delta past Tweedy with late pick, sets Final 4 date with Hyacks

VANCOUVER — Jacob Kirk has already had some pretty cool moments at B.C. Place Stadium. Like that time three years ago when his older brother Lucas quarterbacked the South Delta Sun Devils to the Subway Bowl B.C. Triple A championships at B.C. Place Stadium.

Seaquam Seahawks' defenders Antonio Pamintuan (left) and Isaiah Jay will have to be on their toes Saturday when they face the Terry Fox Ravens at BC Place Stadium in the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinals. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.16.17: Varsity Letter’s Final rankings part of our All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal weekend package

Apologies for this late posting of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal edition. Computer gremlins plagued us throughout the week.

From an impressionable Grade 9 call-up to a dominant senior game breaker, Lord Tweedsmuir's Derek Best is a running back who wants to be the best. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Best’s Buy-In: A pivotal moment four seasons ago shaped the journey of Tweedsmuir RB Derek Best

SURREY — The best thing about benchmark moments is that while they so often begin in anonymity, they can, through their power of perspective, come to define the essence of the so-called big picture.

Mt. Douglas Rams' Jake Ounsted has been named a Western Conference All-Star as an offensive lineman. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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AAA Western Conference All-Stars: Sun Devils’ Calvert, Seahawks’ Tyson Philpot give Delta an MVP sweep

The Western Conference announced its AAA all-stars and MVP’s today. Here’s a look at both teams, led by South Delta’s Michael Calvert and Tyson Philpot of North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks:

New Westminster Hyacks Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James are the heartbeat of the Royal City program. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Trust in the trenches: For Hyacks’ Zeus & Big Papi, football is the ultimate brotherhood

NEW WESTMINSTER — One is called Zeus and the other Big Papi. On a football team, such nicknames of endearment are reserved for those who bring true presence, the kind which can help shape the temperament of the entire collective.