South Delta's Andrew Kraft (left) was tough to tackle, scoring two tries as his Sun Devils lost 29-25 to Surrey's Earl Marriott Mariners in the Fraser Valley AAA Tier title match on Wednesday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Mariners win marathon! Marriott battles sweltering heat, upstart South Delta Sun Devils to claim FV AAA Tier 1 rugby title

ABBOTSFORD — They may not be the strongest and they’re certainly not the biggest side in the decorated history of Earl Marriott senior boys rugby.

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.

Last season, Panorama Ridge and Fleetwood Park battled for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy. The battle hits the zone championship stage this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Richmond’s McMath new No. 1 in B.C. girls AAA soccer, South Delta & Centennial set for Fraser Valley title clash

A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.

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 South Delta Sun Devils dominated large stretches of play Monday on its home pitch at Winskill Park, yet managed to come away with a slim 1-0 win over Surrey's red-clad, visiting Tamanawis Wildcats. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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04.23.18: Sardis Falcons continue to gain altitude, Chilliwack girls extend stay at No. 1 in B.C. AAA soccer rankings

LANGLEY —The province’s most dominant senior varsity girls soccer team continued its roll and extended its stay at No. 1 in the B.C. girls AAA rankings.

As teammate Chase Marshall (left) looks on, South Delta's Jacob Kirk tackles Braeden Verleur of Robert Bateman during AAA boys senior varsity rugby match last Tuesday in Tsawwassen. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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South Delta rugby: Quite suddenly, spring is also a time to tackle as Sun Devils celebrate a new sports culture

TSAWWASSEN — Last season, perhaps the most talked-about game at the B.C. high school boys rugby championships was the opening-round Triple A contest between Abbotsford’s No. 2-ranked Yale Lions and the lightly-regarded South Delta Sun Devils.

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.

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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 […]