Maddy Gobeil (centre) and the South Kam Titans celebrate their second straight B.C. title on Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Painting a masterpiece: South Kam’s Titans plug the paint, slow Grizzlies forwards en route to Double A repeat title

LANGLEY — Halftime.As the South Kamloops Titans showed Saturday, it can be enough time to change the course of a game and ultimately deliver a repeat provincial championship.Just don’t get too picky with head coach Del Komarniski about exactly what changes he made to turn his Titans into lock-down second-half defenders against Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham […]

Semiahmoo's Izzy Forsyth strains to take a loose ball away from Walnut Grove's Jessica Wisotzki (rear).
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Semi-tough! Totems shake early jitters on big stage, rally to top Gators for BC Quad-A crown; says coach “…their comeback was epic”

LANGLEY — For all of accolades and all of the recognition they receive, the vast majority of Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems are still over two full years away from donning cap and gown at their high school commencement ceremonies.

A perfect season that ends with a B.C. junior girls championship? PoCo's Terry Fox Ravens had a dream day Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Garrett James property of the Langley Events Centre 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Poised… and perfect! Terry Fox completes a dream 35-0 season, Ravens hot off the press in decisive B.C. title win over Kelowna

LANGLEY — At every turn along a season-long journey, just when you thought the moment would become too big for them to comprehend, they would confound their audience.

Kelowna's Kennedy Dickie and Semiahmoo's Izzy Forsyth battle for a rebound during Friday's AAA Finla Four clash at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
G.W. Graham's Deanna Tuchscherer embraces the feeling that comes with leading her team back to today's B.C. senior girls Double A basketball championship at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Deanna delivers a dandy! “…she’s done all of her work for that shot” says coach after GWG star leads her Grizzlies back to B.C. Double-A final

LANGLEY — “You know what?” Sarah Mouritzen began. “I am going to cry. She’s 18? She has done all of her work for that shot. For all of the work she put in, she deserves this. When she hit that shot she burst into tears because it meant so much to her. This is awesome.”

Maddy Gobeil didn't let a re-aggravation of her injured ankle slow her down as South Kam topped St. Thomas Aquinas for a chance to repeat as B.C. champs on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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South Kam’s Maddy Gobeil re-injures ankle, shakes it off to carry her Titans past STA and back to B.C. Double A final

LANGLEY — The last couple of seasons here at the B.C. senior girls basketball championships, there have been two distinctly different units of time measurement in place.There’s the regular ticking of the game clock which allocates 10 minutes per quarter over four quarters.And there is another kind of time, one usually reserved for fourth-quarter stretch […]

The Terry Fox Ravens used a suffocating defence to top Abbotsford's MEI Eagles and earn a berth in Saturday's B.C. JV finals. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 1 Terry Fox, No. 2 Kelowna clash head-on for gold in match-up of dream teams

BY GARY AHUJA, Special to Varsity LettersIt’s the No. 1 seed Terry Fox Ravens against the No. 2 seed Kelowna Owls in Saturday’s 1 p.m. championship final on the LEC’s Centre Court. Here’s a look at how both teams fared in their Friday semifinals:

A smiling Marissa Rodde (left) and the rest of the Yale junior Lions gave one of the gutsiest performances in the history of B.C. high school basketball on Thursday at the provincial championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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With just three players left, gutsy Yale Lions JV girls force double OT in BC Elite 8! Here’s how they did it!

LANGLEY — Their dreams of a provincial championship had ended, yet wasn’t that a smile on Marissa Rodde’s face? “It’s still a win in my books,” the talented 5-foot-11 Grade 10 forward with the Yale Lions said. “To go to two overtimes with just three players… I am really proud of my teammates.”

Kelowna's Maddyson Greggor fades from the basket as she takes a shot against Surrey's Fleetwood Park Dragons in Elite 8 girls JV provincials Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: B.C. Junior Girls Basketball 2019: Varsity Letters’ Day 2 reports as Fox, MEI, Riverside, Kelowna all punch Final 4 tickets

LANGLEY — Thanks for your patience. The Final Four is set for the 2019 B.C. junior girls basketball championships with semifinals set for 6:30 p.m.and 8 p.m. tip offs Friday.

St. Thomas Aquinas' Jessica Clarke poses her way through the Britannia defence and to the hoop in B.C. AA quarterfinal action at the LEC. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)