St. Thomas Aquinas strikers Lucas Borejszo and Henry Cromack have provided consistent goal scoring for a Fighting Saints team which Wednesday, plays for its first provincial title since 2013. On Tuesday. Cromack bagged the semifinal winner in a 1-0 victory over defending B.C. champion Langley Fundamental Titans. (Photo by Michael Ferguson property of St. Thomas Aquinas athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA soccer Final Four: St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, Notre Dame Jugglers punch tickets to Friday’s golden finale

BURNABY — The old saying says that you never underestimate the heart of a champion.North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints seemed to be holding that sentiment close to their hearts as they took to the turf at Burnaby Lake on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys Double A soccer championships.A […]

Burnaby's Alpha Aztecs (right), pictured in action against Terrace's Caledonia Kermodes, went 1-0-1 Monday on the opening day of the 2019 B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer championships. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at BC Boys Double A Soccer Championships: Aquinas, Langley Fundamental, Notre Dame, Alpha grab inside track to Final 4 berths

BURNABY — North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, the Langley Fundamental Titans, East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers and Burnaby’s Alpha Aztecs have all put themselves in position to claim group stage victories Tuesday morning as Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys wrapped up at rainy Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Monday.Each of the […]

Back in 2017, Vernon quarterback Zack Smith was named championship finals MVP after leading the Panthers to an historic B.C. title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSSFA’s Double-A B.C. all-stars: Vernon QB Zack Smith named MVP, tops list of 28 honoured selections

VANCOUVER — Zack Smith is still focussed on earning the right to play two more games in his high school football career before he’ll stop and look back on what has been a decorated run.In the meantime, however, the accolades continue to accumulate for the 5-foot-9, 160 pound senior quarterback of the Vernon Panthers.On Monday, […]

For the vast overall skills and the timely plays he has made all season long, Vancouver College senior free safety/wide receiver Jason Soriano was announced Monday as the BCSSFA's 2019 AAA MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSSFA’s 2019 Triple-A Dream Team: Meet MVP Jason Soriano of the Fighting Irish and our 28 other all-star honourees

VANCOUVER — He’s about the letter W more than any mash of numerical minutiae. And when you talk about winners in the context of the 2019 B.C. high school football season, it’s impossible not to reference Vancouver College Fighting Irish senior Jason Soriano.

Ryan Brown and the rest of Surrey's Earl Marriott Mariners have held tough all season and take the No. 1 overall seed into the 20-team B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships Nov. 27-30 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball final pre-tournament seedings and pools: Earl Marriott heads into provincials at No. 1

LANGLEY — The final pre-tournament seedings and pools have been released for the upcoming 20-team B.C. Senior Boys AAA volleyball championship tournaments Nov. 27-20 at the Langley Events Centre.Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners carry the No. 1 overall seed into the 20-team draw.TRIPLE A

MEI Eagles' Hunter Arulpragasam (left) and Tag Neufeld are each a part of the Abbotsford team which takes the No. 2 overall seed into the 2019 B.C. senior boys AA volleyball championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys AA volleyball final pre-tournament seedings and pools: Langley Christian heads into provincials at No. 1

The final pre-tournament seedings and pools have been released for the upcoming B.C. Senior Boys AA volleyball championship tournaments Nov. 27-20 at the Langley Events Centre.The Langley Christian Lightning carry the No. 1 overall seed into the 16-team draw.DOUBLE A   

G.W. Graham Grizzlies' running back Jaiden Claassen help carry his team past Holy Cross and into the Subway Bowl AA semifinals this Saturday where they will face another of their league rivals, the Langley Saints. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Sunday football notebook: Subway Bowl’s Semifinal Saturday schedule, late game recaps, statistical updates

VANCOUVER — One of the signature clashes in this 2019 B.C. senior varsity Double A season gets a highly anticipated rematch.On Saturday night, Chilliwack’s No. 3-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies opened their Subway Bowl playoff season with a 35-6 win over Surrey’s visiting Holy Cross Crusaders (full game report below), setting up a provincial semifinal Subway […]

Running through a hole created by offensive linemen Anthony Bolanos (left) and DJ Mangat, Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli cuts a swath through the South Delta defence on Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Out of nowhere, unranked Notre Dame stuns No. 1 South Delta to move within a win of B.C. title game

VANCOUVER — There was a time earlier this season, coming off a loss to North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals and sporting a 2-5 overall record after losing three straight games, that the Notre Dame Jugglers looked like no one’s idea of a Subway Bowl contender.Yet so many veterans from within the B.C. high school football world […]

St. Thomas More quarterback Anthony De Lazzari (left) and running back Nick Osho rise above the B.C. Place turf on Saturday to celebrate a touchdown against the Mt. Douglas Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: St. Thomas More the picks of the litter, Knights feast on interceptions in win over Mt. Doug Rams

VANCOUVER — St. Thomas More are experts in the fine art of the interception, and it’s that gift for the theft which helped send Burnaby’s Knights into the Subway Bowl Triple A Final Four next weekend against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.Trailing 21-7 at the half, the Knights parlayed a field goal and two second-half […]

Vancouver College running back Daesaun Johnson was at his best on Saturday in a Subway Bowl quarterfinal win over Kelowna. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Irish defence continues to gain legend! Vancouver College throws blanket over KSS Owls’ offence

VANCOUVER — The moniker ‘Steel Curtain’ has already been taken.Too bad, because there is no better way to describe the epic manner in which the Vancouver College Fighting Irish has kept teams off the scoreboard this season.At some point down the second-half stretch drive of Saturday’s Subway Bowl quarterfinal game between the No. 2-ranked Fighting […]