MEI Eagles' Jonathan Letkemann delivers a kill Friday against Josh Apperloo and the Langley Christian Lightning on Friday in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys AA volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA volleyball finals are all set: Super-powers MEI and Langley Christian book berths after impressive Friday Final Four wins

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — The two preeminent AA boys volleyball programs in B.C. are set for a Saturday night showdown with the gold medal on the line.Since the turn of the century, the MEI Eagles and Langley Christian Lightning have combined to capture 13 provincial titles and a total of 27 medals over […]

Prince George's College Heights Cougars battled hard but failed to reach the semifinals in the Double A draw Thursday at the B.C. senior boys volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Volleyball Championships: Pre-tourney seeds prove iron-clad as Friday brings AA Final Four, AAA Elite 8 rounds at LEC

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — It’s down to the Final Four in the 2A tier while eight teams remain in the hunt for the 3A title as teams wrapped up the first two days of competition here at the 2019 B.C. Secondary School Senior Boys Volleyball Provincial Championships.TRIPLE AAll eight top seeds advanced to […]

Ryan Brown and the rest of Surrey's Earl Marriott Mariners have held tough all season and take the No. 1 overall seed into the 20-team B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships Nov. 27-30 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball final pre-tournament seedings and pools: Earl Marriott heads into provincials at No. 1

LANGLEY — The final pre-tournament seedings and pools have been released for the upcoming 20-team B.C. Senior Boys AAA volleyball championship tournaments Nov. 27-20 at the Langley Events Centre.Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners carry the No. 1 overall seed into the 20-team draw.TRIPLE A

MEI Eagles' Hunter Arulpragasam (left) and Tag Neufeld are each a part of the Abbotsford team which takes the No. 2 overall seed into the 2019 B.C. senior boys AA volleyball championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys AA volleyball final pre-tournament seedings and pools: Langley Christian heads into provincials at No. 1

The final pre-tournament seedings and pools have been released for the upcoming B.C. Senior Boys AA volleyball championship tournaments Nov. 27-20 at the Langley Events Centre.The Langley Christian Lightning carry the No. 1 overall seed into the 16-team draw.DOUBLE A   

Surrey's Fraser Heights Firehawks (red) sit at No. 12 in the latest B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys 11.13.19 high school volleyball rankings: Marriott and Langley Christian hold firm heading into zones, Single-A tier all set for B.C. pool play

LANGLEY — The Double-A and Triple-A tiers each head into zone championships ahead of  the provincials for B.C.’s two largest tiers, set to run Nov. 27-30 at the Langley Events Centre.The Single-A provincials are set to run Nov. 21-23 at Mt. Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, and we’ve got the final rankings of the season, […]

Lake Country's George Elliot Coyotes remain a fixture at the top end of the B.C. senior boys Double-A volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys volleyball rankings 11.06.19 edition: Delta Pacers make at AAA Top 15 appearance, AA has a new No. 1 in Langley Christian

LANGLEY — Four zones have a share of the top five placings in the latest B.C. boys Triple A volleyball rankings which this season welcomed a newcomer to its Top 15 in Ladner’s Delta Pacers.Meanwhile, as Langley Christian’s Lightning moved into top spot at Double A, the tier turned over its third new No. 1 […]

Vernon Christian Royals' Devin Hofsink (centre) celebrates a point with teammates Shaun Huizinga (left) and Liam Remple at the B.C. Christian Schools senior boys volleyball championships held late last month at Abbotsford Christian School. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Could tiny Vernon Christian’s 2019 boys volleyball team be B.C. high school’s best Single-A team, across all sports, of all time?

LANGLEY — It’s hard not to call the tall-timbered senior boys volleyball team from tiny Vernon Christian School one of the biggest outliers in the history of B.C. high school sports.After all, what are the chances that a gaggle of kids, together since the sixth grade at a kindergarten-through-Grade 12 school which competes at the […]

Argyle senior Christian Wels-Lopez has been the defensive catalyst of North Vancouver's No. 6-ranked Argyle Pipers. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Argyle boys volleyball: On the road to a B.C. AAA breakthrough season, North Van’s No. 6-ranked Pipers find their own way to seize the day

NORTH VANCOUVER — With seniors like Christian Wels-Lopez, Eric Roundhill and cannon-armed Colby Soolsma there is a veteran-laden side to the Argyle Pipers’ senior boys volleyball team that is hard to miss.

Abbotsford Christian head coach Anthony Jansen chats with Zachary Meinen during Friday's opening round play at the B.C. Christian Schools Championships played at the Abbotsford school over the weekend. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys volleyball rankings 10.29.19 edition: Abby Christian, Oak Bay finding the right time to hit peak form

LANGLEY — The defending B.C. AA champion Abbotsford Christian Knights are picking the right time to begin their peak.At Double-A: The Knights cut a huge swath all the way through to the title at the B.C. Christian Schools Championships which they hosted Friday and Saturday.Stationed at No. 6 to begin the week, the Knights beat […]

New Westminster Hyacks players Nick Toews (17) and Ian Zhou (5) are two of the big reasons why Royal City high school volleyball is sitting amongst the best programs in B.C. this season. (Photo by Billy Lee property of New Westminster Hyacks volleyball 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The rise of New West boys volleyball: Huh? Yes, these 7-0 Hyacks ride a different spike in fortunes with star setter Toews leading the way

NEW WESTMINSTER — Sure, football may be king in the land of the Hyacks, but they aren’t the only team in the provincial spotlight as the 2019 fall season of B.C. high school sports begins to wind its way towards championship conclusions.“I haven’t seen any of them in the crowd when we play, but maybe […]