Doing what comes naturally, SFU's Brad Lyons (right) swoops in for a tackle last season against Central Washington. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU’s Brad Lyons travels long road to the shortest path, now life’s a rush for the Clan defensive end

BURNABY — As a pass rusher, Brad Lyons has always looked for the shortest and the quickest path into the opposition backfield.Yet it wasn’t until he finally settled on the school that is the shortest and quickest path from his high school days in Port Coquitlam that the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lyons finally found the place […]

Your Big 5 AA and AAA football rankings to start the 2017 season (BC High School Football)
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Varsity Letters ‘Big 5’ 2017 B.C. high school football preseason rankings

It’s time to roll out Varsity Letters’ Big 5 rankings for AA and AAA B.C. high school football.Note that we debuted the AAA Big 5 last spring on our site with team-by-team previews. Our AAA honourable mentions, however, along with the full AA package, are brand new.Click here for a full look at AA No. […]

Terry Fox speed merchant Jaden Severy is expected to be an impact player this fall with the defending Triple A Subway Bowl champion Ravens. (Photo courtesy Terry Fox Secondary athletics
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Terry Fox Ravens: Varsity Letters’ No. 1 in 2017 preseason AAA football ranks

PORT COQUITLAM — When we last left the Terry Fox Ravens, back in early December at B.C. Place Stadium, the PoCo crew was recovering a stripped fumble from within a mass of Notre Dame Jugglers players, setting the stage for a walk-off field goal and one of the most dramatic B.C. championship titles in Subway […]

Terry Fox Ravens inside centre Devin Passaglia was a key member of the 2017 BC Triple A Tier 2 champions. (Photo courtesy Terry Fox athletics)
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Talent spilleth over as PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens win first-ever B.C. high school rugby crown

PORT COQUITLAM — Back in December of 2008, the Terry Fox Ravens had a football season for the ages: 12-0 and a wire-to-wire perch at No. 1 in the AAA rankings, capped with a Subway Bowl B.C. championship title. Later that spring, with many of the football team’s stars, the Fox rugby team went out and […]

Argyle Pipers' Kristen Schulz soars to gold medal in girls senior long jump on Day 1 of The Championships! (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)
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DAY 1: Subway BCHS T&F meet: Double-medal day for Terry Fox, Irish 4x100m a blur

LANGLEY — Finals were contested in three senior events Thursday as the 50th Subway B.C high school track and field championships opened a three-day run at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

A shutout win by Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags on Thursday over R.A. McMath of Richmond gives the Victoria school a chance to win its thirds straight B.C. Double A Tier 1 title on Saturday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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All You Can Eat: Our full report from Semi-final Thursday at BC High School Rugby 2017

ABBOTSFORD — It’s a rematch of the Vancouver Island championship final, and for Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags, an opportunity to win its third straight provincial title.