(Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Vancouver College's UBC-bound sprint-hurdler Anastas Eliopoulos is Canada's No. 1-ranked 110-metre hurdler in the Under-20 division. (Photo - Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Feature High School Track & Field

The Irish Flash! VC’s UBC-bound Eliopoulos hurdles the competition

VANCOUVER — It’s been 20 years since a B.C. high school boy last breached the senior varsity record books on the track in any of the three speed-power events at the provincial championship meet.So perhaps it’s fitting that one of the fleetest school boys in North American will close out his high school career next week […]

Crohn's Disease claimed Harlan Dohm's large intestine but not his heart or his will to return to the UBC rowing team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
Feature University University Rowing

UBC rower Harlan Dohm: Tenacity on water mirrors brave battle with Crohn’s Disease

VANCOUVER — Maybe Harlan Dohm came to hold an oar for a reason.After all, what kind of logic leads anyone diagnosed with the Crohn’s, that painful chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, to almost immediately take up a sport as physically and mentally demanding as rowing?

Kelowna Owls' senior guard Mason Bourcier gives the UBC Thunderbirds yet another blue-chip B.C. recruit. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Feature High School Boys Basketball University Men's Basketball

Kelowna’s Mason Bourcier stamps platinum status on UBC Thunderbirds solid gold recruiting class

VANCOUVER — Mason Bourcier is turning the 2017 recruiting class of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball program into the school’s own version of the NBA’s 1996 draft lottery.

Sven Butenschon is back for his second season as the head coach of UBC men's hockey, this time without the interim tag. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
Feature University Hockey

UBC men’s hockey: Ex-NHLer Butenschon to have interim tag removed as ‘Birds full-time boss

VANCOUVER — Sven Butenschon showed a level of mettle last season which went a long ways towards convincing UBC Thunderbirds’ athletic director Gilles Lepine that he need not look far to find the next fulltime head coach of the school’s men’s hockey program.

A finalist for U Sports 2016-17 male Athlete of the Year, TWU's Ryan Sclater has recently signed a professional contract to play in Germany. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
Feature University Men's Volleyball

Tsumura: Why TWU’s Ryan Sclater enjoyed rarest of careers from high school thru university

LANGLEY — There have been a lot of great two-sport athletes in the modern era of B.C. high school and university sports, but in any discussion you have, Ryan Sclater’s name needs to be a vital part of the discussion.