South Delta's Ashley Klassen is headed to Florida International for an NCAA beach career. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble, The Richmond News)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Men’s and women’s volleyball

Welcome to Day 3 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we looked at football and we opened the week Tuesday with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at volleyball.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Friday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, […]

Wyatt Gilson (right) of North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles is off to Halifax to suit up at linebacker for the St. Mary's Huskies. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier of www.blair.photo)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2017: Football

Welcome to Day 2 of Varsity Letters’ 2017 Recruits List week.Yesterday, we opened with soccer. Today, it’s time to look at football.The following is our schedule for the rest of the week:Thursday, July 6 — VolleyballFriday, July 7 — BasketballSaturday, July 8 — The entire list, including baseball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, […]

Burnaby Central senior and Vancouver Whitecaps residency standout Terrell Smith is headed for NCAA Div. 1 Santa Clara next season. (Bob Frid, Vancouver Whitecaps photo)
UBC Thunderbirds' John Gay (front) will run on three continents this summer. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: UBC steeplechaser John Gay on the gold standard of a race that almost didn’t count

VANCOUVER — The best race of John Gay’s life almost didn’t count. Yet when you listen the UBC Thunderbirds’ third-year middle-distance sensation talk about what it meant just to get to the starting line against some of the best steeplechasers in the world at the USA Track and Field Distance Classic last month in Los Angeles, […]

UBC's Conor Morgan had a bitter ending to his fourth season in blue-and-gold. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics) (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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UBC’s Conor Morgan: ‘Birds hoops star puts pro career on hold for final kick at national crown

VANCOUVER — Conor Morgan has a bright future ahead of him when it comes to the prospect of making a healthy living playing the game he loves.UBC Thunderbirds’ fans, in fact, may be surprised to learn just how close the nation’s second-leading scorer came during the off-season to hanging up his blue-and-gold jersey in exchange […]

UBC's Michael O'Connor has ridden both sides of the emotional roller-coaster over his first two seasons as the Thunderbirds' starting quarterback. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Michael O’Connor: UBC’s QB-1 on how his humbled ‘Birds prep for redemption in 2017

VANCOUVER — In those on-field moments, when he breaks contain and puts his feet to work, UBC Thunderbirds’ quarterback Michael O’Connor is a guy that can make you miss.

Maple Ridge's Jamie Hennessey, a UBC bound athlete, helped her Ramblers win gold in the 4x400, relay Saturday in Langley. (Varsity Letters photo by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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UBC’s top-of-the-charts recruiting class is filled with records, solid-gold performances

VANCOUVER — It might not be a once-in-a-lifetime recruiting class, but if you want to call it that, it’s not hard to find the numbers to make your argument.

(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)
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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)
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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?