South Delta quarterback Michael Calvert passed for 654 yards and seven touchdowns Friday in an 85-70 loss at Squalicum. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble, The Delta Optimist)
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09.09.17: Varsity Letters’ BC High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights FINAL edition

(APOLOGIES TO MY LOYAL READERS, AS WELL AS COACHES AND PLAYERS. COMPUTER ISSUES HAVE FLARED UP. I HOPE TO HAVE THINGS FIXED AND BE ABLE TO PRESENT THE REST OF THE WEEKEND IN BC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AT SOME POINT ON SUNDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE)Welcome to Week 1 of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High […]

The Province's 2017 Head of the Class debits today. (Richard Lam, PNG photos)
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Proud to present my picks for The Province’s 2017 Head of the Class

VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.

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.

Handsworth's Charlie Dannatt (second) left wound up topping Oak Bay's Tyler Dozzi in the final of the 3,000m Saturday in Langley. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Check-list Charlie does it all! Royals’ Dannatt takes double gold, sets new 3-K mark

BURNABY — The only way Charlie Dannatt could have predicted the final weekend of his high school track career would have been to answer the question ‘What’s greatest dream finish you could possibly predict for yourself?’

Queen Elizabeth Royals' Grade 10 Jasneet Nijjar (left) edged Semiahmoo's Jessica Williams in a 400m classic Friday in Langley. (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)
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TSUMURA: My top three takeaways from Day 2 of the Subway BC track and field meet

LANGLEY — My top three takeaways from Day 2 Friday  at the Subway B.C. High School Track and Field championships, with huge thanks to a dear friend of Varsity Letters, photographer Wilson Wong, who helps bring these vignettes to life:

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.

(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 […]

Holy Cross' Keegan Konn (left) and Sam Bailey of Vancouver College are each a part of Simon Fraser's 2017-18 class of incoming men's basketball recruits. (Howard Tsumura photos for Varsity Letters)
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Holy Cross’ Konn, Bailey of VC’s Irish each choose SFU Clan to start collegiate careers

BURNABY — A pair of B.C.’s best graduating seniors, each adept at performing in an uptempo setting, have cast their futures with the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball program.

B.C. boys high school basketball president Paul Eberhardt says Yale basketball coach Euan Roberts will likely appeal his tournament suspension on Thursday.
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Yale coach suspended: B.C. boys hoops president says Roberts’ will likely appeal

Yale Secondary senior boys basketball head coach Euan Roberts has effectively been suspended for the remainder of the Telus B.C. Boys Basketball tournament which began its four-day run Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.