Fraser Valley Cascades' Riley Braich has embraced his inner Yale Lion heading into his sophomore U Sports season. (Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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UFV guard Riley Braich tips hat to the power of three and a special Yale Lions’ troika

ABBOTSFORD — To an impressionable middle schooler, they served as his early mentors, a pair of giving gurus who would not only come to share a past with Fraser Valley Cascades’ guard Riley Braich, but a path towards a common goal.

North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles (white) are the new B.C. Triple A Tier 1 rugby champs. (Photo by Rick MacDonald Photography)
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Carson’s Eagles call on subs to soar, late surge leads to AAA Tier 1 BC title win over Yale

ABBOTSFORD — On the final day of the season, the proverbial gas tank is more often than not half-empty. The Carson Graham Eagles, however, showed how effective half-full could be, leaning on their reserves for some key second-half performances en route to the B.C. senior boys Triple A Tier 1 championship Saturday at Rotary Stadium.

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.

West Vancouver's No. 2 Double A Tier 1 Collingwood Cavaliers got all they could handle from No. 7 G.W. Graham of Chilliwack on Wednesday at the BCSSRU championships (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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Rugby BC’s open with nail-biters! No. 2 seed Cavs, Lions get huge push from No. 7’s

We’ve provided readers of Varsity Letters with a complete write-through on Day 1 of the B.C. high school rugby championships. Every tier ands every score is covered here, as well as tomorrow’s semifinal matchups and a review of the B.C. Junior semifinals players this afternoon.

Carson Graham fly half Savannah Bauder captured midway through her B.C. title-winning 75-metre run to touch in Saturday's Triple A final at Rotary Stadium. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Bauder-powered Eagles soar! Carson Graham rugby girls ‘Have mojo back’

ABBOTSFORD — Savannah Bauder put on a pair of wobble-inducing, shake-and-bake fakes. Then, answering the requirement of a most desperate moment, she started to run for her life.

Uyi Ologhola and the No. 1-ranked Quad A Holy Cross Crusaders will headline the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Dec. 7-9 at the Langley Events Centre. (Wilson Wong for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball boys 2017 invitational to feature cream of next season’s 4A/3A crop

NORTH DELTA — Only 212 more days!The 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational doesn’t tip off its three-day run at the Langley Events Centre until Dec. 7.But that doesn’t mean we can’t unveil the 16-team field now.

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.