It's off to PoCo for Lauren Wight (left), Myah Cressy and the rest of the No. 2 South Delta Sun Devils as the top-ranked teams in B.C. girls Quad-A volleyball meet at the Riverside Rapids' Red Serge Invitational. (Photo by Mark Booth property of the Delta Optimist 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BC Senior Girls Volleyball Top 10 Tuesday! 11.02.21 edition: The rankings have arrived… Red Serge could pit No. 1 Riverside against No. 2 South Delta in UBC rematch!

LANGLEY — Neighbouring programs have flipped for each other in the coveted 10th and final spot in the B.C. senior girls Top 10 AAAA volleyball rankings.As North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks drop out of the rankings, their spot is taken over by South Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners, now holding the distinction of Surrey’s top-ranked girls team […]

It's been a long time coming for Riverside senior girls volleyball, but on Friday, Lauren Way (left), Emily Wezeman and the rest of the AAAA No. 1-ranked Rapids play host to the prestigious Red Serge Invitational at the PoCo school. (Photo property Riverside athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Red Serge Volleyball: As 2021’s re-start season hits its stretch drive, PoCo’s Riverside Rapids let it flow, B.C. Quad-A No. 1 team hosts its annual classic!

PORT COQUITLAM — The Red Serge Invitational is always a huge deal on the B.C. senior girls high school volleyball calendar.Yet this time around, with its return to play following last year’s cancelled season scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, the anticipation is almost palpable at the longtime host school.“Oh man, it’s been two years, […]

Maya MacGillivray (6) and Emelia Hunger of Surrey's No. 8-ranked AA Holy Cross Crusaders go up for a block during its match Monday against the host Elgin Park Orcas. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BC Senior Girls Volleyball Top 10 Tuesday! 10.26.21 edition has PoCo’s Riverside Rapids the new Quad-A No. 1 as we unveil latest rankings from all four tiers!

LANGLEY — It was a shuffling of the decks at Quad-A this week.Every team from the season-opening B.C. senior girls AAAA Top 10 remaining a ranked entity as the calendar sets its site on November, with Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids taking over at No. 1 from South Delta’s Sun Devils.Vernon’s Seaton Sonics make a big […]

With teammates Abby Hettinga and Cali Cencig in support, Kelowna Owls' Ryenn Schutz rises for a block during the Best of the West girls and boys volleyball tournament staged at Kelowna Secondary this past weekend. Owls teams won both championship finals and the boys, who topped Langley Chrisitan for gold, can be seen in the midst of their match as well. (Photo property of KSS athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A golden moment times two as Kelowna Owls girls & boy volleyball win simultaneous, side-by-side double gold at own Best of the West invitational!

KELOWNA — In case you were looking for signs of school spirit coming out of COVID’s lost 2020-21 season, the fans inside the gym as Kelowna Secondary School this past weekend, although limited by health protocols, gave every indication that it’s clearly alive and well.The Best of the West senior boys and girls volleyball tournament, […]

Teams like Campbell River's Carihi Tyees, pictured here from their most recent 2019 season, are among the fabulous 40 which find themselves Top 10-ranked at one of B.C.'s four tiers to start the 2020-21 season. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of photographer 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BC Girls High School Volleyball rankings: The Fab 40 have arrived! Top 10s from all four tiers show South Delta, Mt. Doug, Abby Christian and Unity at the top of the charts!

LANGLEY — From every corner of our vast province, girls high school volleyball programs have been getting back to play over the past month.Finally, we’ve got our first set of Top 10 rankings at all tiers.Here’s the first set of B.C. School Sports girls volleyball rankings for the 2020-21 season.A regular landing spot for rankings […]

Since graduating from Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary in 2016, Sadie Wilson has travelled a long volleyball road, including a stop at Vancouver Island University (above) before finally arriving in Abbotsford with the Fraser Valley Cascades. (Photo by Northfield Photography provided courtesy VIU Athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Sadie Wilson’s winding road to the front row signals spike in fortunes as UFV’s volleyball Cascades prep for 2021-22 Canada West debut!

ABBOTSFORD — After years of waiting, Sadie Wilson’s inner volleyball radar is picking up the pulses of positivity.Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, speaking in the language of her sport, that the 6-foot-1 right-side hitter is sensing a long-anticipated spike in her fortunes.To her, such peaks are welcome, especially when viewed against all of […]

Simon Fraser volleyball will return just two seniors for a hopeful 2021-22 GNAC season, and setter Julia Tays (left) and libero Bianca Te have epitomized the character and leadership needed to endure what may well be a near two-year span of inactivity due to the global pandemic. (Photos by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser athletics 2021. Photo graphic created by Gabriel Lynn. All Rights Reserved.)
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Senior Service: Over a season that never was, Simon Fraser’s duo of Tays and Te kept character at the fore for the sake of the future!

BURNABY MOUNTAIN — Bianca Te and Julia Tays never doubted they would finish what they started.Yet the two lone returning seniors with the Simon Fraser women’s volleyball team never figured that the toughest test of their NCAA careers atop Burnaby Mountain would be defined by their response to the day-in, day-out grind of not playing.In […]

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 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 […]