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, […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Maryn Budiman (right) hits the deck to battle for a loose ball with Panorama Ridge's Savannah Dhaliwal on Friday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tweedy Panthers top Thunder in Surrey derby, Sidhu carries team into B.C. title tilt

LANGLEY — Maryn Budiman and the rest of the seniors with Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers have one more game remaining in their high school basketball careers.

Abbotsford's Gabrielle MacGregor (left) digs in against Brookswood's Louise Forsyth on Friday at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Abby ends Brookswood title streak at three, will play for first B.C. final since 1984

LANGLEY — There is one thing that Abbotsford Panthers head coach Prentice Lenz swears never comes up in conversation as he and his players dissect the day-to-day workings of a high school basketball team.

Panorama Ridge guard Simrat Dosanjh and the rest of the Thunder are Final Four-bound on Friday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A Dhaliwal delight: Thunder’s ‘Super Sav’ leads Panorama past Grove, into Final Four

LANGLEY — Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder had a sneaky feeling that bringing an ultra-aggressive mindset and leading with their physicality would help them sweeten the aftertaste of an ugly batch of numbers and help them snap a losing streak against their foes.