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:

Victoria Seal (green top) of the Mission Roadrunners won her fourth straight gold medal and was named the Top Female at the 2019 B.C. high school wrestling championships which wrapped up Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Gary Ahuja property of Langley Events Centre 2019. All Rights Reserved)
The Alberni District Armada repeated as aggregate winners at the B.C. high school wrestling championships. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Stef Young (8) and the rest of Kelowna's OKM Huskies have advanced to the B.C. AAA championships next week at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Road to the LEC 2019: Despite heavy grad toll and a move to AAA, OKM’s amazing Huskies punch wild-card tickets to B.C.’s

MERRITT — It was supposed to be a re-building year, especially because the Okanagan Mission Huskies were not only replacing a talented core of seniors, but because they were moving up tier to Triple A this season.

They did it! The 2018-19 Robert Bateman Timberwolves officially became the first senior girls varsity basketball team from the school to qualify for the provincial championships. (Photo courtesy Robert Bateman athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Road to the LEC 2019: Four-year goal accomplished as Bateman tops Killarney to earn first-ever senior girls B.C. tourney berth

BURNABY — They set a goal, four years ago, of giving themselves a chance to compete for a banner as Grade 12s at the B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championships. On Wednesday, nobody had to remind Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves that they had indeed achieved their goal.“They are a pretty calm and cool group, but the […]

Brookswood senior guard Jenna Dick (left) helped lead her 'Cats past Handsworth and back to the B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Road to the LEC 2019: Jenna Dick dishes dimes as Brookswood tops Handsworth, Bobcats book passage back to B.C.’s

SURREY — No where was there more proof of the Fraser Valley’s depth of strength this season than the fact that Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats were playing a sudden-elimination game less than three full weeks into February.The Bobcats, however, marshalled their best qualities and more, as point guard Jenna Dick scored 15 points and dished eight […]

Abbotsford's Marin Lenz scored 35 points on Tuesday at Saanich's Stelly's Secondary as her Panthers punched B.C. tourney tickets with a win over Claremont in the wildcard round. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Road to the LEC 2019: Marin Lenz scores 35, Abby Panthers find way back to B.C.’s with wildcard win over Claremont

VICTORIA — It hasn’t been their normal road to the Langley Events Centre, but the Abbotsford Panthers are back on track to the home of the B.C. championships thanks to the second sudden-elimination victory of their post season.Grade 11 guard Marin Lenz poured home 35 points and the Panthers used a 33-11 run in the […]