Her combined two-point, three-point and free throw percentage numbers put Simon Fraser's Jessica Wisotzki in a rare category of shooters as the Red Leafs set to open GNAC play Saturday against Western Washington at the West Gym. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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She’s 196 per cent Wiz! It all adds up for Simon Fraser’s Jessica Wisotzki who is “…shooting the three better than anyone we have ever had” Red Leafs set for GNAC opener against WWU Vikings!

BURNABY MOUNTAIN — Steve Nash, Reggie Miller, Mark Price, Steve Kerr… and Jessica Wisotzki.Huh?The numbers never lie, and on a Thursday morning ahead of his team’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference season-opener this Saturday at home to the powerhouse Western Washington Vikings, Simon Fraser Red Leafs’ veteran head coach Bruce Langford is asked the impossible: Can […]

We've got the latest updates to boys and girls schedules for TBI 2022 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2022: Burnaby Central boys, Pitt Meadows girls draw into the fold after late cancellations, latest draws now available

LANGLEY TOWNSHIP – There have been a pair of late changes to both boys and girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational eight-team draws, prompting us to re-publish those affected brackets.In the boys TBI, Langley Secondary has dropped out of the Langley-Surrey region eight-team draw. Taking their place will be the Burnaby Central Wildcats, who will now oppose […]

Riverside's Avery Sussex and the rest of her Rapids shoot for the first B.C. senior girls varsity hoops title in school history this season. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls Top 10 hoops rankings! As 2022-23 tips off, it’s Riverside, McMath, Mulgrave and Credo sitting as the team’s to beat!

LANGLEY — A new season of B.C. senior girls high school basketball begins next week.And to get you ready for the all big opening tip-offs, Varsity Letters presents the latest official pre-season rankings at all four tiers.It’s a talented quartet off tiers to be sure, and what makes it even more interesting is the fact […]

Fraser Valley's Deanna Tuchscherer and the rest of the Cascades have their highest national ranking in a decade this week at No. 2 in the latest U SPORTS national poll. (Photo by Tanner Geringer property of UFV Cascades athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Made-in-B.C. and ranked No. 2 in the nation! Here’s three big reasons the Fraser Valley Cascades could be Bronze Baby contenders!

ABBOTSFORD — Ten years after, there’s a new band of basketball teammates shining the spotlight on the Cascades’ women’s basketball program at the University of the Fraser Valley.Precisely one decade after its most successful Canada West regular season, one it which it went 18-4 and was perched wire-to-wire within the top four of the U […]

We're looking for one more girls team to complete our field at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Help! Tsumura Basketball Invitational looking for one more girls team for Dec. 14-17 tournament at Langley Events Centre!

LANGLEY TOWNSHIP — Hello B.C. senior girls basketball head coaches.It’s Howard Tsumura here, and I am writing to you with news that we are looking to fill an opening — due to a very late cancellation — in one of our brackets at next month’s 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational (Dec. 14-17) at the Langley Events […]

Pictured in last season's B.C. senior girls Triple-A championship final against MEI is R.A. McMath Wildcats rising senior Marina Radocaj. The Cats begin play at TBI 2022 facing the Okanagan Mission Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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GIRLS Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2022: This season, the TBI enters its second decade with a 32-team field in three separate brackets!

LANGLEY TOWNSHIP — Welcome to the countdown to the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitationals!We’re back bigger than ever as we start our second decade at the home of B.C. High School Basketball: The Langley Events Centre.The dates to mark on your hoops calendar?The boys tournament gets us underway with four days of the competition from Dec. […]

Sure to be a pair of shining stars at TBI 2022 this December are Caden Karrion of B.C. Triple-A No. 1 St. Patrick's, and Kiera Pemberton of B.C. Quad-A No. 2 Walnut Grove. (Photos by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2022: The TBI has grown to 64 teams! Check out the new format as we unveil December’s boys and girls fields!

LANGLEY — The 2021-22 B.C. high school basketball season may be but a month in the rearview mirror, yet the journey to a new campaign’s tip-off is already well underway.While Varsity Letters is currently on an extended sabbatical, the one piece of news we did promise last month was unveiling the boys and girls entrants […]

While he did most of his damage shooting the ball, Okanagan Mission's Wil Zylyk kept everybody honest with dribble-drive game during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A championships at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Howie’s High School Hoops Hamper 2021-22 finale: Random thoughts as the off-season beckons!

LANGLEY — Some random thoughts and remembrances as I pack the 2021-22 B.C. high school boys and girls basketball season into my over-stuffed memory banks and look ahead to the game’s off-season hibernation:BREAKINGTo those who pay attention to our early pre-season polls, I have taken great pride in not only producing the Quad-A poll the […]

Riverside's Avery Sussex, the Rapids' rising Grade 11 superstar, will lead her team as the ones to beat next season in B.C. girls high school Quad-A basketball. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls pre-season 2022-23 basketball Quad-A rankings: PoCo’s Riverside Rapids top our first look at province’s largest tier!

LANGLEY — The Riverside Rapids, coming off a loss to its Port Coquitlam crosstown rivals, the Terry Fox Ravens, in this month’s provincial Quad-A championship final, have been tabbed as the team to beat next season in B.C.’s largest tier next season.In an early-look pre-season Top 12 produced by the pollsters behind B.C. senior girls […]

In a game for the ages, Terry Fox Ravens players bask in the pure exhilaration of a championship goal realized seconds after the B.C. senior girls Quad-A basketball championship final Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Terry Fox, after four previous losses to crosstown rival Riverside, prevailed 77-75 in the title game. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: It was the game of their lives! Here’s why Terry Fox’s win over Riverside for the B.C. girls Quad-A hoops title will become a generational classic!

LANGLEY — At times, Saturday night seemed like the first time they’d all met.Sure, the two teams knew all the faces standing on the other side from a childhood spent growing up together in the same neighbourhoods, but wow, don’t things just somehow look a little different tonight under all of these bright lights?And look […]