Longtime South Delta Sun Devils' soccer coach Stephen Burns (centre), with co-coach Brent Sweeney, was named Thursday as a co-winner of the B.C. School Sports' 2019-20 B.C. high school Coach of the Year award. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Stephen Burns: BCSS coaching honours awarded to South Delta Sun Devils’ longtime champion of B.C. high school soccer

TSAWWASSEN — It may have been the shortest and the quietest B.C. senior girls high school soccer season on record, yet its voice seemed to be within constant ear-shot of one its most passionate advocates.“Every time we had a game, I’d look at the schedule, and I’d think ‘Oh we should be playing right now,’” […]

Vancouver College's Owen Greaves (left) gives chase to Panorama Ridge's Samir Dhaliwal during Friday semifinal action at the B.C. senior boys AAA soccer championships at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Third time’s a golden charm for Panorama Ridge! Two years of finals heartbreak ends with B.C. AAA boys soccer win over Matheson Mustangs

BURNABY — Jeevan Dhaliwal didn’t know the precise history his Panorama Ridge Thunder were attempting to exorcise when the B.C. senior boys Triple-A soccer season kicked off back in September.All he knew was that after losing in back-to-back B.C. championship final matches over his first two years with the Surrey soccer powerhouse, he wasn’t about […]

L.A. Matheson head coach Manmeet Sahota is embraced by player Aman Sidhu after penalty-kicks victory over Handsworth Friday at the B.C. senior boys AAA soccer championships put the Mustangs in the schools first-ever B.C. varsity team final in any sport, in its 50th anniversary year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Surrey’s soccer gods are smiling! Panorama Ridge and L.A.Matheson will battle Saturday in a city derby for B.C. boys AAA title!

BURNABY — The Surrey soccer gods are smiling bright tonight.For the first time in the history of the B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships, two Surrey schools will clash for the title Saturday morning (11:15 a.m.) at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex following narrow victories during Friday’s semifinal round.Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked […]

Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder went 2-0 on opening day at the 2019 BC Senior Boys Triple A soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 B.C. Boys AAA Soccer Championships: S. Delta, Handsworth, Matheson, Pano, Best, VC & Reynolds keep Final 4 hopes alive

BURNABY — A lot of tired teams took early harbour in their tournament hotel rooms here at the B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships.Two games today helped set the plotline for Saturday’s championship finale at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, yet one more group stage match remains for all 16 teams over the 9 and […]

Notre Dame's Adamo Scacchia (right) leaps in celebration as he is congratulated by his teammates following a late second-half goal which salted away a 2-0 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in Wednesday's B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer final at Burnaby Lake. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Joy in Jugglersville! Notre Dame strikes early, tops STA’s Fighting Saints to capture first B.C. senior boys AA soccer title in 12 years

BURNABY — One full cycle, in grade school years, can be long enough to take your breath away, and thus 12 full seasons after he last pulled the trick, Dennis Pavan’s response to victory tinged with emotion.“It’s so fantastic,” the head coach of East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers senior boys soccer team explained Wednesday afternoon […]

St. Thomas Aquinas strikers Lucas Borejszo and Henry Cromack have provided consistent goal scoring for a Fighting Saints team which Wednesday, plays for its first provincial title since 2013. On Tuesday. Cromack bagged the semifinal winner in a 1-0 victory over defending B.C. champion Langley Fundamental Titans. (Photo by Michael Ferguson property of St. Thomas Aquinas athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA soccer Final Four: St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, Notre Dame Jugglers punch tickets to Friday’s golden finale

BURNABY — The old saying says that you never underestimate the heart of a champion.North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints seemed to be holding that sentiment close to their hearts as they took to the turf at Burnaby Lake on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys Double A soccer championships.A […]

Burnaby's Alpha Aztecs (right), pictured in action against Terrace's Caledonia Kermodes, went 1-0-1 Monday on the opening day of the 2019 B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer championships. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at BC Boys Double A Soccer Championships: Aquinas, Langley Fundamental, Notre Dame, Alpha grab inside track to Final 4 berths

BURNABY — North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, the Langley Fundamental Titans, East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers and Burnaby’s Alpha Aztecs have all put themselves in position to claim group stage victories Tuesday morning as Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys wrapped up at rainy Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Monday.Each of the […]

Kosta Foitu (right) of Vancouver's West Point Grey Academy Wolves battles for a loose ball against Victoria's Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons last Friday in the B.C. Sinlge-A boys soccer championship final. Foitu later scored the game's only goal to earn his school its first-ever provincial senior varsity soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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After a history of heartbreak, West Point Grey’s Wolves find their bite in prime time to win first-ever B.C. boys Single-A soccer crown

BURNABY — They harboured a history of heartbreak at the B.C. senior boys Single-A soccer championships, and for a good, long spell in last Friday’s title tilt, you couldn’t help but wonder if the West Point Grey Academy Wolves penchant for leaving a litany of unfilled chances on the Burnaby Lake turf was going to […]

Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder are among the favourites heading into the B.C. high school AAA championships next week at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys 2019 High School Soccer Championships: Your first look at the complete AAA and AA tournament draws!

BURNABY — The Burnaby Lake Sports Complex is hunkering down for a solid week of sporting madness.The 2019 B.C. senior boys high school soccer championships invade the turfdom for six straight days of provincial tournament action beginning this coming Monday, and Varsity Letters gives you your first look at the draw for the 16-team events, […]

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 VarsityLetters.ca 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 […]