B.C. Christian's Harry Oghomienor became the first Grade 8 ever named a BC senior varsity basketball championship MVP. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C. Christian Panthers win provincial 1A title with eclectic collection of hoop parts

LANGLEY — A senior who picked the perfect time to have the shooting performance of his life.A basketball lifer who found a new team to coach and wound up taking them right to the top.And, against all odds, the first Grade 8 to ever be named the MVP of a B.C. senior varsity basketball championship […]

The Holy Cross Crusaders gave chase to Ty Rowell and the Walnut Grove Gators on Friday at the LEC. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Grove v. Kelowna, Ty v. Mace, a final that looks like “…a treat, a basketball treat”

LANGLEY — In their senior seasons, on the province’s two best teams, and now, facing each other in the final game of their respective high school basketball careers.Go on, say it: Today is the day for Ty Rowell vs. Mason Bourcier.

Jamison Schulz-Francisco (left) of the SMUS Blue Jags is chased by by King George Dragons' Chris Bouseh on Friday at the LEC. (VarsityLetters.ca photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Double-A: All-Island derby for BC title as SMUS and Brentwood prep for battle

LANGLEY — The favourites and the survivors.Mill’s Bay’s No. 1 tournament seed, Brentwood College, along with Victoria’s St. Michael’s University School Blue Jags

Kelowna Christian's Carter Martens (left) and Cruz Anderson guard Ron Pettigrew's Garrett Tower during B.C. 1A semifinal on Friday in Langley. (VarsityLetters.ca photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Single-A: KCS Knights upset No. 1 Pettigrew, title clash next with PoCo’s Panthers

LANGLEY — It’s the Kelowna Christian Lightning against the B.C. Christian in Saturday’s Single-A championship final.Here’s our look at Friday’s two semifinal games:KELOWNA CHRISTIAN 75 RON PETTIGREW CHRISTIAN 72 (OT)LANGLEY — The defending B.C. champs, a wire-to-wire No. 1 in the B.C. rankings, and the tier’s No. 1 seed, Dawson Creeks’ Ron Pettigrew Christian Lions […]

Rick Hansen's Gurlan Mann protects the basketball during Friday Final 4 clash with Bodwell at the Langley Events Centre. (Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca photo)
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Triple A: ‘Canes and Titans are Final 4 winners, set to clash for title Saturday

It’s the Fraser Valley champion Rick Hansen Hurricanes against the Okanagan champion South Kamloops Titans in today’s B.C. senior boys Triple A final, 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.Here’s a look at the two semifinal games from Friday:RICK HANSEN 59 BODWELL 50LANGLEY — Abbotsford’s Hurricanes showed the kind of late game poise that is […]

Ron Pettigrew's Francis Obeta scored 19 points and grabbed 24 rebounds as Dawson Creek's defending champs rolled into Friday's Final Four. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Single-A: Pettigrew’s Lions roar, No. 1 seed tops Friday’s Final Four field

LANGLEY — The Telus 2017 B.C. Single-A boys basketball championship will have at least one very familiar finalist when the championship final tips off on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at the Langley Events Centre.

Geevon Janday of Chilliwack's G.W. Graham Grizzlies drives past Lambrick Park's Matt Collett during 2A quarters Thursday in Langley. (Photo -- Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Double-A: What a Final 4 Friday! It’s SMUS, Brentwood, King George, GW Graham

Gabe Mannes, Ben Keep, Yoel Teclehaimanot and the balanced attack of the No. 1 seeds with no nickname from Mill Bay.The winners that emerged from Thursday’s Telus 2017 B.C. Double-A senior boys basketball championship quarterfinals have created a most unique Final Four Friday at the Langley Events Centre.G.W. Graham’s scoring machine Mannes, three-point shooting savant […]

The New Westminster Hyacks' boys wrestling team repeated as B.C. team champions over the weekend. (New Westminster athletics)
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New West Hyacks wrestling: BC champs leave no doubt to benefits of multi-sport pursuit

 NEW WESTMINSTER — At the home of the Hyack nation, tackling has joined hands with grappling.From a Final Four appearance at the Subway Bowl B.C. high school football championships in early December to a gold medal finish in the boys division at last week’s B.C. high school wrestling championships in Salmon Arm, the dividends of […]