It was an idea hatched 11 years ago, in the summer of 2006, and it’s one that will continue here at Varsity Letters as we get set to complete our coverage of the 2016-17 B.C. high school and university sports season.
SURREY — Brianna Beamish has been handed a lot of different roles throughout her volleyball career but none say more about her singular impact than the script which calls for her to maintain her true identity.“I have always had a team-first mentality and I firmly believe that a player should do whatever they can to […]
VANCOUVER — The best race of John Gay’s life almost didn’t count. Yet when you listen the UBC Thunderbirds’ third-year middle-distance sensation talk about what it meant just to get to the starting line against some of the best steeplechasers in the world at the USA Track and Field Distance Classic last month in Los Angeles, […]
LANGLEY — The last time DeMar DeRozan came through town, he was doing his thing in front of a sold-out house of 19,000 fans at Rogers Arena.
VANCOUVER — Martin Timmerman has taken the old numbers and done the new math. And although there isn’t any kind of guarantee for fans of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball, it does strongly suggest an upward rebound in the exchange rate of a 19-1 conference record in the Canada West for this coming 2017-18 season.
ABBOTSFORD — To an impressionable middle schooler, they served as his early mentors, a pair of giving gurus who would not only come to share a past with Fraser Valley Cascades’ guard Riley Braich, but a path towards a common goal.
LANGLEY — Canada’s first-ever national girls club basketball championships will tip-off in about six weeks time, right here in B.C.
VANCOUVER — There is an old saying about how having vision can help you to see the impossible.
At one stage of preparations during the weeks of photo shoots that went into producing the 2017 Head of the Class special section, I thought lead photographer Richard Lam had lost his marbles.
From initial athlete selection through interviews and later, to photo sessions, pre-production meetings, and finally to the finished product you see today on newsstands or on the browser of your choice. Head of the Class is a three-month journey from start to finish.