A phenom for the future, UBC Thunderbirds basketball spreads its wingspan and welcomes Elgin Park’s 6-foot-7 guard/wing Adam Olsen to War Memorial Gym for 2023-24 season!
VANCOUVER — Adam Olsen is all business when it comes to the level of compete he will bring to the UBC Thunderbirds basketball team next season.In fact if there was a metric capable of measuring just such an intangible among B.C.’s graduating high school Class of 2023, the 6-foot-7 guard/wing Olsen might well sit at […]
A SUNDAY READ: With a 39-point average margin of victory at 2023 Quad-A B.C.’s championships, are the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds ready to be counted as one of tourney’s all-time best teams? Let the debates begin!
LANGLEY — Take a day to ponder what was in all likelihood one of the most dominant four-day runs in top-tiered B.C. boys high school basketball history, and you come to the realization that the 2022-23 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds have to be counted among the greatest champs in the event’s 77-year history.With too many gaping holes […]
A SUNDAY READ: Beneath its flash and dash, St. Pat’s reveal a new wrinkle as Celtics top hard-luck Dover Bay to repeat as B.C. Triple-A champions!
No. 1 ST. PATRICK’S 91 No. 2 DOVER BAY 80BY HOWARD TSUMURALANGLEY — Good basketball coaches know a good basketball team when they see one, and the second Nap Santos laid eyes on the Dover Bay Dolphins, he knew that somewhere along every defending champion’s perilous road to a repeat title, his team would have […]
B.C. Single A final: Rally-minded King David tops No. 1 Unity Christian! Vancouver’s No. 2 Lions claim first-ever B.C. senior boys hoops title!
BY GARY AHUJA(The Langley Events Centre)LANGLEY — The King David Lions pulled off the upset, denying the Unity Christian Flames an opportunity for a third consecutive provincial banner.Trailing by eight points with 7:35 to play, the second-seeded Lions scored 12 of the final 16 points to deny their Chilliwack opponent’s three-peat bid. The two teams […]
B.C. Double-A final: MVP Bakare’s 41 points and a good luck charm help No. 2 King George to resounding win over No. 1 Brentwood College!
By Gary Kingston(Special for Varsity Letters)NO. 2 KING GEORGE DRAGONS 63 NO. 1 BRENTWOOD COLLEGE 33LANGLEY – A rock. A simple little rock handed to him by his two-year-old daughter, Aria, was the good luck charm that King George Dragons head coach Darko Kulic kept in his pocket for four months.On Saturday at the Langley […]