Holy Cross senior Michael Risi cuts a physical path to the rim Thursday, as his Crusaders topped Lord Tweedsmuir to earn a spot in Sunday's zone final and keep alive its hopes of a No. 1 overall seed in the B.C. Quad A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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On a championship Crusade! Holy Cross tops Tweedsmuir, sets its sight on clash with No. 1 Fox in Sunday’s FV title tilt

LANGLEY — The last time they met on a court at the Langley Events Centre, way back on Dec. 7 of this season in the semifinals of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, the Holy Cross Crusaders took one on the chin from the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers to the tune of 96-71.

Mouat's Prabh Saran (left) is outnumbered in his quest of a loose ball with Terry Fox's Jacob Mand (centre) and Cam Slaymaker during Fraser Valley semifinals Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fox On The Run! PoCo’s No. 1-ranked Terry Fox Ravens top Mouat Hawks en route to berth in FV’s Quad-A title game

LANGLEY — They have held B.C.’s No. 1 ranking at its highest tier for three straight weeks and counting, and now that they are B.C. tournament bound, no one is easing up on the throttle where the Terry Fox Ravens (26-4) are concerned.

Kelowna's Japleen Chahal (centre) helped the Kelowna Owls to the B.C. JV championships last season. In 2019, a new team of Owls come in with the No. 2 seed. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Girls Basketball Championships: No. 1 Terry Fox, No. 2 Kelowna top seeds as 32-team tourney draw revealed

LANGLEY — Fresh off its Fraser Valley title game win, and carrying a 31-game win streak to boot, PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens were installed as the No. 1 seed in the 32-team B.C. junior girls bracket released Thursday evening.

Walnut Grove's Nolan Premack was a heart-and-soul factor on Thursday for the walnut Grove Gators, who topped teh Heritage Woods Kodiaks to earn a return trip to the B.C. Quad A championships next month at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Winning the Walnut way: Grove’s Gators transition from James to Jarrett as Langley powers top Kodiaks to punch B.C. tourney tickets

LANGLEY — From Ty Rowell to James Woods to Jarrett Jacobs. Game-changing guards with a thirst for the provincial tournament don’t grow on trees, but in a place called Walnut Grove, they remain the face of one of the province’s most durable Sweet 16 B.C. tourney qualifiers.

Centennial's Dom Parolin (right) gets a defensive mitt in the face of Guildford Park's Jas Dhudwal during Quad-A Fraser Valley tournament clash on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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After 10 long years, Centennial is back at The Big Dance! Parolin-powered Centaurs edge Guildford Park at FV tourney

LANGLEY — Down and perhaps counted out by many over the course of a long, tough Fraser Valley winter, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs are headed to the Big Dance for the first time in a decade.

Semiahmoo's Tara Wallack (left) and Brookswood's Janessa Knapp each make returns trips to the B.C. AAA championships later this month at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Last season, St. George's won the B.C. junior title with talent like Jaxon Cohee. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. junior boys championship draw: Burnaby South Rebels carry No. 1 seed as tourney celebrates 50th birthday!

LANGLEY — Undefeated powerhouse and No. 1-ranked Burnaby South Rebels will take the No. 1 seed into the 50th annual B.C. junior varsity basketball championships set to open a four-day run Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.No. 2 Vancouver College, No. 3 Yale of Abbotsford and No. 4 St. Patrick’s of Vancouver comprise, on the […]

The Terry Fox Ravens are all smiles after edging their crosstown rivals, the Riverside Rapids, in Tuesday's Fraser Valley JV final played in Maple Ridge. (Photo by Steve Frost property of Terry Fox athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Youthful Ravens take flight from nest to LEC! Terry Fox’s JV girls basketball team takes 31-0 record into B.C. championships

PORT COQUITLAM — If you went by the manner in which the No. 1-ranked Terry Fox Ravens junior girls basketball team has arrived this season to stake their place in the B.C. high school hoops community, what with that perfect 31-0 record, you’d be excused for looking at them like a group of youthful super-heroines […]

Gavin Dulku and the W.J. Mouat Hawks rise into the Big 10 rankings after a big Fraser Valley tourney win over Tamanawis this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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02.20.19 Varsity Letters’ Big 10 B.C. hoops ranks: The rise of Mouat’s Hawks, the Richmond Colts and STA’s Fighting Saints

LANGLEY —The start of zone tournaments raises the stakes all over B.C. senior boys high school basketball. Here’s our look at all four tiers of B.C. senior boys high school basketball rankings:

JF Thomas will be a senior wide receiver when he and his Tarleton State Texans come north to face the Simon Fraser Clan in 2020 for the first home game of SFU's new GNAC/Lone Star football alliance announced jointly by the two conferences Tuesday. (Photo by Russell Huffman property of The Flash Today 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Russell Huffman property of The Flash Today 2019. All Rights Reserved)