The pandemic may have scrubbed the 2020 B.C. senior girls volleyball season, but nothing can stop the Varsity Letters annual B.C. Super 15 poll. Among this season's top players are (left to right) Kelowna Owls' Anya Pemberton and Madison Shanks, Sydney Wright of Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, Madison Gardner of Vernon's W.L. Seaton Sonics and Eva Person of Victoria's Stelly's Stingers. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Our 12th annual edition: Who are B.C.’s Top 15 Grade 12 girls volleyball players? Check out our 2020-21 Dream Team!

LANGLEY — Way back in December of 2009, when UBC Thunderbirds’ head coach Doug Reimer floated an idea past me to honour the best girls and boys high school volleyball players in B.C. on an annual basis, little did either of us know that a dozen years later, the concept would be as fresh today […]

Emoni Bush of Campbell River's Carihi Tyees is Varsity Letters' 2020-21 B.C. senior girls volleyball Player of the Year. Bush will next season head to Seattle and join the Pac 12's Washington Huskies. (Photos by Paul Yates and Jon Hayduk property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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There’s a name for that dream! Carihi Tyees’ Emoni Bush, B.C. Girls Volleyball 2020-21 Player of the Year, takes her golden spike to Pac 12’s UW Huskies!

Ask Emoni Bush to trace the origins of her unique given name, and the senior volleyball standout with Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees delivers her answer with an appropriate hint of joyous wonder.“What I’ve heard is that it came to my dad in a dream,” says Bush.Trace the journey she has made in the sport over […]

Despite her lofty array of talents, Lord Byng's Katarina Pantovic (centre) put being a great teammate at the very top of her list. The Grey Ghost senior is headed for the Pac 12 next season and she is Varsity Letters' 2019-20 B.C. Girls Player of the Year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Vancouver Sports Pictures property of VSP 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Katarina Pantovic: Lord Byng’s volleyball superstar our unanimous choice as B.C.’s best high school volleyball player in the Class of 2019-20

VANCOUVER — Speak to Katarina Pantovic for any amount of time, and you very suddenly realize that the senior volleyball whiz from Vancouver’s Lord Byng Secondary School has taken not a single moment along the journey of her athletic career for granted.“I have the perfect example where I can say that mental toughness really came […]

Kelowna's Madelyn Hettinga capped her senior season with another B.C. title, as well as No. 2 on our list of B.C.'s Top 15 girls Grade 12 volleyball talents. (Photo by Vancouver Sports Pictures property of VSP 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Our 11th annual edition: Who are B.C.’s Top 15 senior girls Grade 12 volleyball players? Check out our 2019-20 Dream Team!

LANGLEY — B.C.’s best senior girls Grade 12 volleyball players from the Class of 2019-20 were determined by a vote involving the head coaches of B.C.’s four U Sports programs — UBC, UBC Okanagan, Thompson Rivers and Trinity Western — as well as NCAA Simon Fraser.

Vancouver's Little Flower Academy Angels come together to celebrate a B.C. senior girls Triple A volleyball title that seemed unlikely at time earlier in the day. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Triple A Volleyball Finals: Little Flower’s unflappable Angels find their golden finish by hitting Final Four re-set button

LANGLEY — After a semifinal scare nearly derailed their championship aspirations, Vancouver’s Little Flower Academy Angels barely gave their opponents a sniff the rest of the way.The Angels were down 2-0 in Saturday morning’s semifinal against Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Sonics and with their backs against the proverbial wall, LFA came out and delivered six dominant […]

Kelowna's gritty Owls dug deep to rally and top Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers in the B.C. senior girls Quad-A championship match Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Garrett James property of the Langley Events Centre 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Quad A Volleyball Finals: Kelowna Owls dig out of an early hole, soar past Tweedsmuir to grab provincial title

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — After looking at Madelyn Hettinga’s tear-streaked face, you may have assumed her Kelowna Owls had been on the wrong end of the final score in Saturday’s B.C. senior girls Quad A volleyball championship final.You would be wrong.Hettinga and the Kelowna Owls had rallied back from a 10-point first-set deficit […]

North Vancouver's Handsworth Royals jump for joy after securing a berth in the B.C. Quad-A semifinals on Saturday morning at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Quad-A/Triple-A Volleyball championships: Eight teams still standing heading into Saturday morning Final Four at the LEC

By Gary AhujaLangley Event CentreLANGLEY — While the Triple A draw here at the B.C.  Secondary Schools senior girls volleyball championships has stuck to form with the top four seeds all remaining alive, the same can’t be said for a Quad A draw which has seen its share of upsets.After two days of play at […]

North Delta's Seaquam Seahawks finished third in their pool on the opening day of the B.C. senior girls Quad A volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Volleyball Championships: Powers remain in contention at Quad-A, Triple-A tiers as LEC turns into knockout stage on Friday

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — Pool play is complete and the teams are ready for the knockout stage as the 3A and 4A tiers of the 2019 B.C. Secondary School Senior Girls Volleyball Provincial Championships got underway at Langley Events Centre on Thursday.The teams for both tiers will play the round of 16 and […]

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Lord Tweedsmuir girls volleyball: Dedication to each other helps winning recipe take shape for Cloverdale’s Quad-A No. 1-ranked Panthers

SURREY — When the 2019 B.C. senior girls volleyball season opened back in September, the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers knew they had every ingredient necessary to produce a winning recipe.More importantly, however, they knew that the actual measures of those ingredients wouldn’t be determined without a heaping helping of regular-season trial-and-error, and that if all went […]

The Langley Christian Lightning tested their mettle last weekend at the Red Serge Invitational at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. The Lightning fell 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) in the quarterfinals to eventual tourney silver medallists Pacific Academy of Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls volleyball Top 10 rankings 11.08.19: Tweedsmuir’s Red Serge triumph carries Surrey’s Panthers to AAAA No. 1

LANGLEY — Led by the play of senior middle and tournament MVP Ellie Sinclair, Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers topped Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breaks 2-1 (27-25, 28-30, 15-12) to not only win the coveted Red Serge title last Saturday at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, but also move into the No. 1 spot in the B.C. senior girls […]