King George Dragons' head coach Darko Kulic tends to Nikan Najafi, one half of the team's space-eating inside duo, at recent Vancouver City finals. King George is the No. 2 seed in BC 2-A draw at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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25 years since Nash, 25 things to watch at the 2017 B.C. boys high school hoops tourney

It was 25 years ago this month when a lone scout from Santa Clara University sat in the stands of the old PNE Agrodome looking around to make sure that no one had spotted the point guard he was watching.

Third-generation Vancouver College Fighting Irish players Jack Cruz-Dumont (left) and Sam Bailey lead the Irish into the 2017 BC Quad A tournament Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver College athletics photo)
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Cruz-Dumont & Bailey: Third-gen Fighting Irish carry VC family tradition into BC’s

LANGLEY — When Bill Bailey was a senior at Vancouver College back in 1954, old Alumni Gym was just being constructed.

The 2017 BC boys basketball draws have now been released!
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ALL YOU CAN EAT: All four B.C. high school boys basketball draws, plus watch our bracket unveilings

Basketball fans, we started the countdown to the 2017 Telus B.C. senior boys basketball champinships this afternoon with the release of draws at all four tiers.This is your ‘All You Can Eat’ package, complete with the live draw show production with myself and host Chris Kennedy.We have boosted coverage here by adding the complete ‘4-day […]

Seycove Seyhawks Sage Stobbart (back) and Kayla Krug celebrate BC Double-A title on Saturday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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For Seycove Seahawks, tears of joy flow in B.C. 2A-title win over Vernon

LANGLEY — Sage Stobbart looked lost.The tears were welling up, and while the rest of her Seycove teammates were celebrating the thrill of their lives Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, the Seyhawks’ 6-foot-2 forward stood transfixed, unable to find a shoulder to embrace.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' guard Brianne Boufford (left) steps in to slow Abbotsford Panthers' Kelsey Roufosse on Saturday in the BC AAA final at the LEC. (Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca photo)
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Tweedy’s comeback Supergirls top Abby, cop B.C. title spoils in Battle of Panthers

LANGLEY — She wore Supergirl socks this week during her team’s heart-stopping run at the Telus B.C. girls high school basketball championships.

Kelowna's Paige Watson (left) tries to slow STA's Kristinn Black on Saturday at the LEC. (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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STA’s Fighting Saints cap dream season for girls basketball at North Van school

LANGLEY — They did not field a girls basketball team at the senior varsity level in 2016-17, but North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints still had what could only be described as a dream hoops season.One week after the Fighting Saints won the B.C. Grade 9 title, they stepped up to an even bigger […]

How Howard would seed the BC boys 4A provincial draw (VarsityLetters.ca)
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How Happy Howie would construct the BC Boys Quad-A hoops draw

LANGLEY — The draw for the Telus B.C. senior boys basketball championships will be made Sunday (3:30 p.m.) via livestream (tfsetv.com) from the Langley Events Centre.In the spirit of it all, I present the Quad-A draw, as if I had been summoned the power to create the 16-team bracket.As I always say, it’s never perfect, […]