Lord Tweedsmuir guard Arjun Samra (right) leads the Quad-A all-stars into battle against the Triple-A all-stars on Saturday at Semiahmoo. (Photo by Wilson Wong copyright 2019. All rights reserved) (Photo by Wilson Wong copyright 2019. All rights reserved)
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Semiahmoo set to host BCHSBBA’s All-Star Super Saturday! Here’s your look at all four B.C. all-star teams

SURREY — It’s time to put the finishing touch on the 2018-19 B.C. boys basketball season. Semiahmoo Secondary is the site for B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association’s All-Star Saturday.

Kitsilano's Owen Cutler will pair with Blue Demons' teammate Everest Jaggs in Friday's Vancouver senior boys all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper’s Tigers Den plays host to VSSAA’s annual Vancouver City boys all-star game this Friday, full rosters here!

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association will be stage its April classic at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary for a 12th straight season on Friday.

Diego Maffia wraps up his history-making high school career Saturday at the 32nd annual Vancouver Island Seniors Classic all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vancouver Island All-Star Saturday: Oak Bay’s Maffia and 71 other boys, girls bid adieu to high school hoops in 32nd annual classic

LANGLEY — Few high school all-star basketball games in North America can claim a history as rich as this Saturday’s 32nd annual edition of the Vancouver Island Senior Classic, a three-game celebration of the Island’s best boys and girls’ graduating seniors.For example, back in the 1992 boys game, when the South beat the North 100-85, […]

As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

Vernon's Isaiah Ondrik is one of five main-rotation regulars set to return for the preseason No. 1-ranked Panthers. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Basketball Top 10: Vernon’s huge core of rising seniors, steeled by tough B.C. final loss, set to open 2019-20 as clear No. 1

LANGLEY — If the Vernon Panthers ever find themselves in need of some offseason reaffirmation that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they might want to talk to guys like Jadon Cohee, Brad Hoffman and Paul Getz.

King George's do-it-all rising senior Nikola Guzina is one of the most unique talents in all of B.C. boys high school basketball. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AA Basketball Top 10: King George nets program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking, now Dragons strive to win first B.C. hoops title

LANGLEY — By the time Vancouver’s King George Dragons take to the court in the late fall to begin their 2019-20 senior boys basketball campaign, they will be as senior-laden as they’ve ever been.

Langara's Royce Sargeant has returned to the Falcons' starting lineup this season despite a horrific accident in August. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of Langara Falcons athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Lord Tweedsmuir's Arjun Samra is carried around the court at the Langley Events Centre prior to being named the 2019 B.C. Quad A tournament MVP Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How a legend’s text fuelled an epic rally and lifted the Tweedsmuir Panthers to a turnaround title for the ages!

LANGLEY — It arrived as intended, as a stern message from the heavens to go quietly into the night, to abandon what now appeared to be a futile quest to win their school’s first-ever B.C. senior boys basketball championship.

North Delta assistant coach Bill Edwards sports the 1990 championship ring from the team's last B.C title. On Saturday, it inspired a new generation of Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: An old ring on a clenched fist! How the North Delta Huskies won their first B.C. title in three decades

LANGLEY — All around him, in the frenzied aftermath of victory, as the delirious North Delta fans stormed the Langley Events Centre Court, the old ball coach was standing off to the side, soaking in a feeling he hadn’t experienced in very nearly three decades.

Liam McChesney of the Charles Hays Rainmakers soars in for a dunk during the team's B.C. Triple A championship win Saturday over the George Elliot Coyotes. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Double-A final: The reign of the Rainmakers! No. 1 seed Charles Hays delivers a third title to its Rupert faithful

By Gary Kingston, Special for Varsity LettersNo. 1 CHARLES HAYS 78  No. 7 GEORGE ELLIOT 51LANGLEY — Battled-tested by playing against men over the summer and Quad A teams this winter, the composed, tough-as-nails Charles Hays Rainmakers completed a demolition of B.C.’s Double A boys basketball ranks Saturday by claiming the school’s third provincial title.Dominating […]