St. George's Will Hyland skips a pass off the break against Burnaby Mountain Lions (left to right) Omar Abdulhadi, Ryder Snow and Addison Button. during the B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championship opening round Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.09.22: Day 1 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championships

We have gone final here on Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys 2022 high school basketball championships.The Quad-A draw is complete.All eight game reports are below, but first, here’s Thursday’s Arena Bowl schedule of championship-round games.TOP HALF DRAW7  p.m. — No. 1 St. George’s vs. No. 8 Walnut Grove8:45 p.m. — No. 4 Kelowna vs. […]

St. Patrick's Joey Panghulan (left) evades L.V. Rogers' Calvin Wheeler during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A basketball championship opening round Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of UFV Cascades athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.09.22: Day 1 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior boys Triple-A basketball championships

We have gone final here on Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys 2022 high school basketball championships.The Triple-A draw is complete.All eight game reports are below, but first, here’s Thursday’s Centre Court schedule of championship-round games.TOP HALF DRAW7  p.m. — No. 1 St. Pat’s vs. No. 9 Princess Margaret8:45 p.m. — No. 4 R.A. MacNeill […]

King George's Adam Spano (8) grabs a rebound in front of Samuel Robertson's Ali Abdul during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A basketball championship opening round Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.09.22: Day 1 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior boys Double-A basketball championships

We have gone final here on Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys 2022 high school basketball championships.The Double-A draw is complete.All eight game reports are below, but first, here’s Thursday’s South Court schedule of championship-round games.TOP HALF DRAW7  p.m. — No. 1 King George vs. No. 9 West Point Grey Academy8:45 p.m. — No. 4 […]

Jackson Tonsi practices up to four hours a day and averages 43 points-per-game for the Single-A Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers, who open play Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre as the B.C. high school championships get underway. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C.’s ‘The Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of’: Nanaimo Christian’s Jackson Tonsi is a Grade 10 with an indefatigable work ethic and a 43-point scoring average!

LANGLEY — Prior to this season, the only high school basketball experience Jackson Tonsi could put on his resume was as an eighth grader playing with the junior varsity on his Single-A tier Vancouver Island high school team.Factor in the additional anonymity factor brought on by the cancelled 2020-21 pandemic season, and perhaps it’s no […]

Princess Margaret head coach Karmin Dhaliwal, in his first senior varsity season at the helm of the Lions, has led the team to the B.C. championships for the first time since 1977. (Photo property of Princess Margaret Athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A Big Dance dandy! After 45 years away, a pride of Princess Margaret Lions follows the lead of its special head coach to a berth in B.C. boys Triple-A tournament!

SURREY — Records to verify the following have not been kept, yet as the B.C. senior boys basketball championships prepare to bed down for a final sleep before its 2021-22 re-start finale tips off Wednesday morning at the Langley Events Centre, you only need to collect the facts to understand that something very special has […]

Driving to the hoop with the 1956 Lester Pearson high school team in New Westminster is the legendary Ken Winslade. (Photo property of Ken Winslade 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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‘A Hoops Journey’ welcomes Ken Winslade: The caretaker and keeper of the flame for B.C. boys high school hoops joins the podcast crew on eve of tourney tip-off!

LANGLEY — The journey that the B.C. boys high school basketball championships have taken to become the annual showcase it is these days under the bright lights at the Langley Events Centre is one filled with some of the most moments in provincial sports history.Yet the chief reason the game has been able to retain […]

Centennial's K.C. Ibekwe leads his No. 2-seeded Centennial Centaurs into the 16-team B.C. Quad A championships on Wednesday. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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March Madness is here! Your one-stop home for all four B.C. senior boys basketball championship draw is here!

LANGLEY — The final four days of the B.C. high school basketball season are upon us, and the action tips off Wednesday as all four tiers of the provincial boys championships invade the Langley Events Centre.From now until then, make this your quickest reference point for all four draws, as per their release on Sunday.QUADRUPLE […]

Vancouver College's post Roko Maric proved to be just shy of untouchable on Tuesday night at the LEC en route to being the MVP of the 2022 B.C. junior boys basketball championships as the Irish topped Burnaby South to finish the season a perfect 31-0. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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With a reach that extended far and wide, MVP Roko Maric helps Van College Fighting Irish top Burnaby South Rebels for its first B.C. junior title in a decade!

LANGLEY — Roko Maric’s outstretched arms were a huge part of the post-game celebration Tuesday evening on the court at the Langley Events Centre.But truth be told, the bigger story was the presence the outstretched arms of Vancouver College’s 6-foot-8 Grade 10 forward had over all four quarters of the final game of the 2021-22 […]

St. George's Josh Coleman is guarded by Handsworth's Tate Christiansen. Vancouver's Saints moved into the No. 1 spot in the Quad-A Top rankings as the VSS zone champs. Meanwhile, the province's toughest zone brought a premature end to the Royals' season. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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BC boys high school basketball rankings 03.01.22 edition: March is here, and with it, a pair of new No. 1’s in St. George’s and Lambrick Park!

LANGLEY — Topsy-turvy times on the eve of the provincial championships.What better way to get set for the finale to a challenging but exciting re-start in 2021-22 for B.C. boys high school basketball.There are new No. 1’s at Quad-A and Double-A, and perhaps the most overall shifting we seen all season.Here’s the complete look for […]

Vancouver College's Cole Pryputsch (centre, 11) grabs a rebound in between teammate Aidan Lear and Oak Bay's Tyler Browne on Monday at the LEC. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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VC’s Fighting Irish face Burnaby South for B.C. junior boys crown on Tuesday! Rival head coaches may be buddies, but usual hoops phone chatter now likely put on hold!

LANGLEY — A pair of B.C. junior boys basketball coaches who discovered a while back how much they love to engage each other in deep discussion of the game have been making a habit of chatting over the phone a few nights each week during the season.That those two happen to be Vancouver College Fighting […]