Panorama Ridge's Morgan Leech (left) and Priyanka Dhesa lead the Thunder into the 2017 BC tournament as Fraser Valley champions. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Richard Lam)
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Panorama Ridge soccer: Thunder cherish team ties in B.C. tourney run-up

SURREY — The health of a team heading into the B.C. girls high school soccer championships isn’t always measured by its number of bumps and bruises.In fact, veteran coaches will tell you that one of the unique challenges of their sport is building a sense of team when culling together a roster of players from […]

Carihi's Emma Skalik (left, blue) and the rest of Campbell River's Tyees have made a statement heading into the next week's B.C. Triple A championships. (Photo courtesy Carihi Athletics)
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Carry on, Carihi: Tiny Tyees upset Oak Bay en route to BC tourney!

When Abbie Simms slotted a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net in the fifth-round of penalty kicks against Victoria’s perennial powerhouse Oak Bay Breakers, and Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees began their celebration, its longtime coach could only shake his head.“We’ve gone to penalty kicks seven times this season,” began Tyees’ head […]

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Katrina Frankenberger (centre) is congratulated by teammate Jenieva Musico (12) after scoring game winner in 1-0 championship final victory over crosstown rival Panorama Ridge at Thunderbird Stadium. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics)
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Fleetwood Park ready for a repeat run? Surrey’s Dragons open season with UBC Classic title

VANCOUVER — The defending B.C. champs felt their share of loss through graduation, but Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons are showing just how quickly their chemistry and camaraderie has come together.The Dragons created numerous scoring opportunities Friday in the championship final of UBC’s inaugural Kick-Off Classic at Thunderbird Stadium, in the end topping its crosstown rivals, […]

UBC's Sydney Jennings (centre) will get a chance to watch her former high school team, the Kitsilano Blue Demons, when the 'Birds host the inaugural Kick-Off Classic high school soccer tourney Thursday and Friday. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Kick-Off Classic: Girls high school soccer opens with showcase tourney at UBC

VANCOUVER — To the masses, the annual opening of the B.C. girls high school soccer has seemed to be nothing more than a rumour.