Sidney Clement of West Vancouver's Sentinel Spartans (889) runs at the front on the pack with St. Thomas More's Katelyn Stewart-Barnett at Saturday's B.C. High School Cross-Country championships in Abbotsford. (Photo by Jon Hayduk property of Jon Hayduk Photography 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A glimpse of near-perfection: How the Sentinel Spartans’ girls cross-country team ran a race for the ages at 2019 B.C. high school championships!

WEST VANCOUVER — It was on the final Friday of last month, a day of professional development for teachers across the province of B.C., and Mark Fenn sat transfixed as he took in the words being spoken at a seminar he happened to be attending in Langley.“I was at Trinity Western’s Leadership Super-Conference and one […]

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TSUMURA BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL 2019: Your complete boys draw to the 20-team, four-day (Dec. 4-7) LEC hoops extravaganza!

LANGLEY — We’ve grown to 20 teams this season.The 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational will run Dec. 4-7 at the Langley Events Centre.Day 1 featured a new, eight-team opening round with the winners plugging into Day 2’s  16-team draw.Final Four Friday will be followed by championship Saturday as the best boys Quad-A and Triple-A teams take […]

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The VL podcast for 11.06.19 welcomes VC Irish football’s Todd Bernett, DC Royals hoops coach Joe Enevoldson & Tupper hoops guru Jeff Gourley

Welcome to November! The 11th month means playoff football and the start of the basketball season, and our line-up of guests reflects just that. Vancouver College Fighting Irish head coach Todd Bernett stops by to break down his team’s incredible defensive play this season ahead of its Subway Bowl opener Saturday at home to Rutland. […]

Lake Country's George Elliot Coyotes remain a fixture at the top end of the B.C. senior boys Double-A volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys volleyball rankings 11.06.19 edition: Delta Pacers make at AAA Top 15 appearance, AA has a new No. 1 in Langley Christian

LANGLEY — Four zones have a share of the top five placings in the latest B.C. boys Triple A volleyball rankings which this season welcomed a newcomer to its Top 15 in Ladner’s Delta Pacers.Meanwhile, as Langley Christian’s Lightning moved into top spot at Double A, the tier turned over its third new No. 1 […]

Three weeks ago, Manmeet Jhutty (left) and the rest of Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder crushed South Delta 4-0 in league play. On Thursday, the top-ranked Thunder face a now-No 7-ranked Sun Devils squad for the title of the newly-formed South Fraser Conference. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys soccer rankings 11.06.19: A new AAA Top 10 ahead of Thursday, where the match card is filled with golden clashes

LANGLEY — Ahead of the start of the 2019 B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships at Burnaby Lake on Nov. 21, the nitty-gritty of the new zone championships are coming together to reveal yet another talented field of provincial contenders.The latest top 10 rankings are below.On Thursday at Newton Athletic Park, South Delta and […]

UBC's Nicola Symonds (right), en route to out-kicking Saskatchewan's Courtney Hufsmith on Saturday to win the Canada West women's cross country title, did it on the same Canmore Park course she won her very first cross-country meet as an eight-year old back in 2005. (Photo by David Moll property of Calgary Dinos athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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UBC’s Nicola Symonds: Some 14 years and a stone’s throw later, gutsy ‘Birds harrier returns to her Calgary course and wins race of her life in CW final

VANCOUVER — Ask any devoted harrier to define their love of cross-country running, and many will tell you that on their best days, it’s an act which takes them back to being a kid at recess, running unbridled through their old school yard.Last Saturday, at the age of 22, UBC Thunderbirds’ senior Nicola Symonds had […]

St. Thomas More's Vic Domingo (right) keeps an eye on Kelowna's Colby Miletto earlier this season at Burnaby Lakes. As the post-season begins, the Knights and the Owls are two of B.C.'s top teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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11.04.19 BC High School Football Big 5 rankings: At Triple-A, East champ Knights parlay perfect season into new perch at No. 3

LANGLEY — Six teams between B.C.’s two tiers will take this coming weekend off, the reward for earning opening-round byes as the chase for Subway Bowl 2019 gets underway.The rest will all be back at it at turf fields around the province this Friday and Saturday.This week’s big mover? Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Knights move […]

Although a broken collarbone has knocked him out of the playoffs, South Delta Sun Devils' quarterback Ben McDonald was honoured for his 2019 regular season by being chosen the AAA Western Conference's Offensive Player of the Year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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As Subway Bowl playoffs approach, B.C. High School Football names its 2019 Triple-A conference all-star teams

LANGLEY — A galaxy of stars brought their talents to the field throughout the 2019 B.C. high school football AAA regular season which wound up Saturday.On Sunday, the BCSSFA’s coaches huddled within their respective leagues to choose their Western, Eastern and Pacific All-Stars.Congratulations to all of the honoured players:TRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCEOFFENCEMVP — Ben McDonald (quarterback, South […]

Langley Saints' running back Kai Thomas was picked the Eastern Conference's Offensive Player of the Year after leading the B.C. AA ranks in rushing with 1,285 yards. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The stars who shone brightest! B.C. Double A high school football conference all-stars announced Sunday

LANGLEY — All season long, they’ve made the plays that have mattered most for their respective teams.On Sunday, they were honoured as B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association conference all-stars .Congratulations to all of those honoured. Check back later in the week for the addition of Northern Conference all-stars:DOUBLE AWESTERN CONFERENCEOFFENCEMVP — Ben Chomolok (quarterback, Parksville-Ballenas […]

Vernon Christian Royals' Devin Hofsink (centre) celebrates a point with teammates Shaun Huizinga (left) and Liam Remple at the B.C. Christian Schools senior boys volleyball championships held late last month at Abbotsford Christian School. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Could tiny Vernon Christian’s 2019 boys volleyball team be B.C. high school’s best Single-A team, across all sports, of all time?

LANGLEY — It’s hard not to call the tall-timbered senior boys volleyball team from tiny Vernon Christian School one of the biggest outliers in the history of B.C. high school sports.After all, what are the chances that a gaggle of kids, together since the sixth grade at a kindergarten-through-Grade 12 school which competes at the […]