Terry Fox's Grady Stanyer plays one of the most critical roles in all of B.C.boys high school basketball this season as the lone front court presence on a uber-talented Terry Fox Ravens' squad. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Great guards galore and a rugged Raven named Grady ready to grind for gritty Terry Fox

PORT COQUITLAM — Oh how far they have come in just 12 months. A year ago, at this very juncture of December, one week into the 2017-18 season, the Terry Fox Ravens were preparing for the opening round of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational as the only unranked Quad A team in the elite 16-team field.

A second-generation passer, Bateman's Logan McDonald has followed in the footsteps of his father, former Abby Panthers' pivot Lance McDonald. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Football

From father to son: Bateman Wolves’ QB-1 Logan McDonald preps for Subway Bowl Final 4, mentored by ex-Abby star and dad Lance

ABBOTSFORD — Growing up in what can only be described as one of the first families of Abbotsford football, Logan McDonald cops to the fact that not a day goes by without a little father-son gridiron gab-fest.

Amanda Thompson's journey to a third U Sports season with the Fraser Valley Cascades has taken a mountain of perseverance. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property Fraser Valley Cascades athletics)
Feature High School Girls Basketball University Women's Basketball

UFV’s Amanda Thompson: Battle-scarred but unbowed, three knee surgeries in four years no match for Cascades’ gritty guard

ABBOTSFORD — Last April, in the moments after surgeons operated on her battle-scarred left knee for the third time in just under four years, Amanda Thompson cleared her head and braced herself for the news.

Mt. Douglas tackler Zairech Kremler attempts to slow Notre Dame running back Teon Alexander-Amour, and a member of the officiating crew does his best to step aside. In the end, nothing stopped Alexander-Amour from rushing 10 yards to pay dirt as part of the unranked Jugglers' upset 15-12 win over the No. 4-ranked Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Feature High School Football

09.21.18 B.C. High School Football Report Week 3, Friday Night Lights edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 3 of the 2018 B.C. high school football season. There’s a small handful of non-conference tests on tap tonight, but the heart of Friday Night Lights are its 10 conference clashes. Keep checking back here tonight for updates.

Former W.J. Mouat Hawks' star lineman Sheriden Lawley is greeted by his new head coach, UBC's Blake Nill, as fall camp is underway for the Thunderbirds. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
Feature High School Football University Football

Sheriden Lawley: UBC’s new defensive tackle watched 2015 Vanier victory, now UConn transfer hopes to be cast in the 2018 re-make

VANCOUVER — Nov. 28, 2015.  As far as red-letter days in the history of UBC football are concerned, it was one of the greatest ever.

The Tamanawis Wildcats and W.J. Mouat Hawks met in a thrilling Fraser Valley Quad-A final last Sunday at the LEC. I've seeded Tammy No. 2 and Mouat No. 4 in my 16-team senior boys bracket. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Howie’s look: A day in advance, how I would construct the B.C. senior boys AAAA Championship draw

LANGLEY — The real experts will have their work cut out for them on Sunday morning when they gather here to assemble the draws for all four of the tiered B.C. senior boys basketball championships which tip off four-day runs this coming Wednesday at the LEC.

W.J. Mouat senior point guard Sukhi Kang is stepping up as a much-needed leader for the Hawks. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

It’s Hawk-talk time: W.J. Mouat’s battle-tested, senior-laden birds of prey are worthy of March chatter

ABBOTSFORD — Study the resume of Abbotsford’s W.J. Mouat Hawks, then project it against those of the rest of B.C.’s best AAAA senior boys basketball teams and you surely can’t argue with mantra they’ve had in place since the season tipped off back in late November.

Kelowna's Parker Johnstone was unstoppable in the fourth quarter, scoring 30 points and leading the Owls past Abbotsford's W.J. Mouat Hawks. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

01.13.18: Legal Beagle 2018 hits Day 3, we’ve got live reports from Terry Fox Secondary in Port Coquitlam

Welcome to coverage from the third and final day of the 29th annual Legal Beagle invitational senior boys basketball tournament here in PoCo. Keep checking back here throughout the day for reports from all of the games, including our championship final between the Semiahmoo Totems and the Oak Bay Bays at 7:30 p.m.