Holy Cross senior boys basketball coach and athletic director Matt LeChasseur admits confusion and frustration over the fact that high school student-athletes are much more limited in what they can do within their sports versus their counterparts in the community. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Will B.C. high schools play? Holy Cross AD Matt LeChasseur puzzled by ‘discrepancy’ between community and high school sports

SURREY — Matt LeChasseur has trumpeted the hard work and the co-operation of everyone who has played a role in helping get children safely back into their classrooms this fall amidst the global pandemic.

Abbotsford Panthers head coach Jay Fujimura chats with former Panthers' great Chase Claypool during a recent Subway Bowl playoff game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Chase Claypool: How four games from his standout 2015 senior season at Abby Senior left the clues which have now become conclusive with Steelers Nation!

ABBOTSFORD — Watching the breakthrough game of Chase Claypool’s young NFL career this past Sunday proved to be a prideful moment for John Barsby head football coach Rob Stevenson, despite the fact that back in 2015, his Bulldogs found themselves on the wrong end of a season-ending playoff loss fuelled by a performance many agree […]

Terry Fox's Karin Khuong lost her battle with cancer on Sunday at age 16. Despite a recurrence of her illness in January, she still mustered the strength to join her team on the floor at the B.C. AAA championships this past February. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Terry Fox’s Karin Khuong loses two-year battle with cancer, coach Carkner says her “courageous, fearless” influence continues to propel her Ravens

PORT COQUITLAM — Karin Khuong’s indomitable spirit has always been a vital part of the DNA of the Terry Fox Ravens’ senior girls basketball team.

B.C. high school football gets back to the practice field on Sept. 10, but educational cohort rules will force coaches to tackle their game plans in ways that include no tackling. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Football practices begin Sept. 10, yet the 2020-21 B.C. high school sports season sits in idle as community/club counterparts gain traction

Despite a future chalk full of unknowns, the 2020-21 B.C. high school sports season will have its official opening a week from this Thursday.On Sept. 10, high school football teams are allowed to begin practicing, and although it will all happen under the most restrictive of conditions, hope remains eternal that in the midst of […]

The interviewer becomes the interviewee! BC Sports Hub's Anthony Beyrouti interviews your author. (BC Sports Hub)
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Tsumura: Finally, I get to answer the questions! Honoured to be a guest on Interviews with Anthony Beyrouti!

NORTH DELTA — I am used to be the one asking the questions, so what a thrill and an honour to be the one answering them for a change!Thanks to Anthony Beyrouti for including me as part of his Interviews With Anthony series for the B.C. Sports Hub!There are many great interviews included as part […]

UBC Thunderbirds' running back Kory Nagata was eulogized this past week by the many he both touched and inspired over his life on and off the football field. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Tribute: For UBC’s Kory Nagata (1996-2020), football was a glorious portal to the possibilities of life

RICHMOND — Finding a perfect state of balance while doing the thing you love the most is powerful enough to change the way you see the world.

Van Tech's middle distance and cross-country standout Kendra Lewis is headed off to a university career at NCAA Div. 1 Villanova (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved).
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Varsity Letters’ 14th annual B.C. Recruits List 2020! Where a record 1,121 student-athletes in 30 different sports will play next season!

(Note to readers: As of 8 a.m. July 16th, we’ve added 13 more names to the 2020 B.C. Recruits List. New names have been published in bold face type. See below for further details if you are missing from this list!)NORTH DELTA — With so much of the future of the 2020-21 post-secondary sports world […]

Seaquam Seahawks' quarterback Jay Mather, headed for a football career next season at UBC, is one of the names readers of the 15th annual B.C. Recruits List will see when the list is unveiled at some point later this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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2020 B.C. Recruits List: It’s our last call to student-athletes to be part of Varsity Letters’ 15th annual edition!

Hello once again to all B.C high school student-athletes, as well as your parents, and the entire community of coaches, athletic directors and administrators around our great province.This is our last call for names for the 14th annual Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List, a project which had its genesis back in the spring of 2006 […]

Riverside's Carlo Muro, a true coach for all seasons, is retiring after a 47-year career. Said former Riverside principal Chris Kennedy: “Carlo is what is the very best of school sports.” (Photo by Mike Schoenhals special for Varsity Letters, property of Riverside Secondary athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Carlo Muro: “Oh hamburger, I gotta go!” After a near half-century as a teacher-coach, one of B.C.’s best takes retirement with no regrets

PORT COQUITLAM — Anthony Ciolfitto asked a simple question, yet the answer he received spoke volumes about one of the most enduring teacher-coaches in B.C. high school sports history.“It was maybe four years ago, and he and I were having a conversation about retirement,” the former principal at Riverside Secondary remembers of a casual chat […]