Today, Varsity Letters celebrates the B.C. senior girls cross-country champion Sentinel Spartans, plus the recently-completed 2018-19 season's 72 other B.C. high school senior varsity team champions! (Photo property of Sentinel athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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A Sunday Photo Album: We celebrate all 73 B.C. high school senior varsity team champions from 2018-19

LANGLEY — Welcome to a Varsity Letters first! As part of our season-ending tribute to the student-athletes and coaches who make the B.C. high school sports world such a special fraternity, we started out with a simple idea: Publishing the photographs of every senior varsity team to win a B.C. high school championship over the course […]

Meadowridge Gryphons' athletic director Scott Spurgeon is flanked by Tim Tan (left) and Matthew Angoh, two student-athletes who brought a B.C. School Sports blue banner championship to the Maple Ridge school. (Photo property of Meadowridge athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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Every picture tells a story: A season full of championship team photos comes Sunday! But first, here’s how tiny Meadowridge won theirs!

Every picture tells a story.There’s no better way to begin our official wind-up to the 2018-19 B.C. high school sports season than to lead with that time-honoured phrase.

Queen Elizabeth's Jasneet Nijjar (centre) won the 100m hurdles last month at the B.C. high school championships, part of a back-to-back haul of triple gold medal-winning performances. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2019. All rights reserved)
Despite playing just one season of football, West Vancouver's Simon Li has been signed by the Canada West power Calgary Dinos. (Photo property of West Vancouver Secondary athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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West Vancouver’s Simon Li: Just 15 months after tackling football and rugby, the Highlanders’ raw rookie answers the call of the Calgary Dinos

WEST VANCOUVER — Out of nowhere, he established his high school’s new gold standard for raw rookies. Now, West Vancouver Highlanders’ graduating senior  Simon Li is headed off to a university career as a diamond in the rough.

Having already represented Canada at two FIFA U-17 World Cups, North Vancouver's Caitlin Shaw embarks on an NCAA Div. 1 career at Oregon beginning this coming season. (Photo by Bob Frid property of Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2019. All Rights Reserv
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A Sunday Read: Caitlin Shaw takes her soccer skills to Oregon Ducks as part of Whitecaps’ multi-million dollar NCAA signing class

BURNABY — Engage Caitlin Shaw in a discussion of her soccer future, and within seconds, what’s most clear is that she has greeted each day of her journey with humility and an unfailing sense of self-belief.

Carson Graham's Austin James (with ball) has been recognized as one of Quad-A's Game Day XXIII for 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Meet The Quad Squad: Find out who made the grade in Varsity Letters’ 2019 Game Day XXIII B.C. Quad-A rugby Dream Team!

LANGLEY — The 2019 Premier League season, one which opened with the St. George’s Saints last-second win over the Shawnigan Lake Stags in the opening round of the Stadium Series at Swangard back in April, and closed earlier this month with a B.C. finals re-match won at Rotary by the Stags, showcased B.C. high school […]

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Robert Bateman's Sam Davenport makes his break to the try line during the recent B.C. Triple A Tier 1 championships in Abbotsford. An SFU football recruit, Davenport is also a part of the Game Day XXIII B.C. AAA Dream Team team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C.’s best Triple-A boys rugby players! Meet the Varsity Letters/BCSSRU 2019 Game Day XXIII Dream Team

LANGLEY — We opened our look at B.C.’s best high school rugby players, by tier, with our Tuesday look at Double-A. It’s Wednesday and time to shift attention to the Varsity Letters/B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union Triple-A team, one defined by not only a heavy Fraser Valley flavour, but by its exclusive public school membership.

Gabe Olivares is back with the UBC Thunderbirds after taking a season away. The former G.W. Graham Grizzlies star is part of a five-man battle to win the team's starting quarterback job this fall. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Who is UBC’s next starting quarterback? Five pivots form preliminary pecking order as the Michael O’Connor era comes to an end

LANGLEY — UBC football fans knew the Michael O’Connor era was officially over early last month when the Toronto Argonauts made him the second-highest selected Canadian quarterback in draft history.

Collingwood's Sebastian Hutton helped his team to a repeat B.C. AA Tier 1 title earlier this month. On Tuesday he was named to the Varsity Letters/BCSSRU's 2019 Game Day XXIII. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C.’s best AA high school rugby players of the year! Check out the Varsity Letters/BCSSRU 2019 Game Day XXIII

LANGLEY — After one year away, Varsity Letters is back with one of the most-read features in our young history. Two seasons ago, through the expertise of the B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union, we presented our first B.C.’s Top XV player list, featuring the top three high school players from around the province at each position.

Silas Marchan (left) and the rest of Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders carry honourable mention status into the 2019 B.C. high school football season in September. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 Football: Breaking down the B.C. preseason rankings at AAA & AA by poll points, plus our honourable mention teams

LANGLEY — We have counted down Varsity Letters’ Big 5 preseason high school football rankings for the Triple- and Double-A tiers in a team-by-team fashion over the past few weeks. Today we break down each of the two tiers indicating total poll points and first-place votes garnered as part of our coaches poll.