Kosta Foitu (right) of Vancouver's West Point Grey Academy Wolves battles for a loose ball against Victoria's Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons last Friday in the B.C. Sinlge-A boys soccer championship final. Foitu later scored the game's only goal to earn his school its first-ever provincial senior varsity soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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After a history of heartbreak, West Point Grey’s Wolves find their bite in prime time to win first-ever B.C. boys Single-A soccer crown

BURNABY — They harboured a history of heartbreak at the B.C. senior boys Single-A soccer championships, and for a good, long spell in last Friday’s title tilt, you couldn’t help but wonder if the West Point Grey Academy Wolves penchant for leaving a litany of unfilled chances on the Burnaby Lake turf was going to […]

Surrey's Fraser Heights Firehawks (red) sit at No. 12 in the latest B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys 11.13.19 high school volleyball rankings: Marriott and Langley Christian hold firm heading into zones, Single-A tier all set for B.C. pool play

LANGLEY — The Double-A and Triple-A tiers each head into zone championships ahead of  the provincials for B.C.’s two largest tiers, set to run Nov. 27-30 at the Langley Events Centre.The Single-A provincials are set to run Nov. 21-23 at Mt. Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, and we’ve got the final rankings of the season, […]

Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder are among the favourites heading into the B.C. high school AAA championships next week at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys 2019 High School Soccer Championships: Your first look at the complete AAA and AA tournament draws!

BURNABY — The Burnaby Lake Sports Complex is hunkering down for a solid week of sporting madness.The 2019 B.C. senior boys high school soccer championships invade the turfdom for six straight days of provincial tournament action beginning this coming Monday, and Varsity Letters gives you your first look at the draw for the 16-team events, […]

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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 […]

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TSUMURA BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL 2019: Your complete girls draw to the 20-team, four-day (Dec. 11-14) LEC hoops extravaganza!

LANGLEY — The B.C. high school girls basketball scene in 2019-20 has a fresh, new look as powerhouse programs re-load and newer, less-established programs filled with rising young talent begin to find their stride.That’s what we’re confident you’re going to see later next month at the senior girls 20-team, 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, set to run […]

Notre Dame head coach Denis Kelly (right), and veteran assistant George Oswald have a lot of scheming to do as the Jugglers beat Abbotsford to earn a berth in the Subway Bowl quarterfinals next week against the South Delta Sun Devils. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: The draw is all set for Subway Bowl quarterfinals! Here’s a look at Saturday’s Varsity Letters’ BCHS Football Report

LANGLEY — Saturday brought another five games, wrapping up the wildcard round of the 2019 Subway Bowl B.C. High School Football championships.First, a look at next week’s playoff bracket at both tiers, followed by our game reports. All quarterfinal dates, game times, and venues will be announced next week by the BCSSFA:QUARTERFINALSTRIPLE ATOP HALF DRAWQUADRANT […]

Holy Cross quarterback TJ Fujimura (11) threw a pair of touchdown passes as his Crusaders upset host John Barsby in an opening-round Subway Bowl playoff game played Friday in Nanaimo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ 11.08.19 Friday Night Lights B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to the post season!Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report reports from Week 1 of the Subway Bowl playoffs.As usual, you can check back on the posting throughout the evening with updates from games being played throughout the province.We’ll also be back Saturday with the remainder of the first round of playoffs, all in […]

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 […]

Holy Cross senior defensive end Uyi Ologhola prepares to sack Robert Bateman quarterback Ty Martens in a AA Eastern Conference clash played in late October in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Uyi Ologhola: Holy Cross’ menacing sack artist might be a Crusaders’ hoops star first, but wow, have you seen this kid in a helmet?

SURREY — Back in the spring of 2017, when he was still only a ninth grader but playing senior varsity basketball at Holy Cross in Surrey, Uyi Ologhola was showing himself to be a kid already capable of stunning athletic feats.That season, he put his Crusaders’ teammates on his back in the B.C. Quad-A quarterfinals, […]

Sidney Clement of West Vancouver's Sentinel Spartans (889) runs at the front on the pack with St. Thomas More's Katelyn Stewart-Barnett at Saturday's B.C. High School Cross-Country championships in Abbotsford. (Photo by Jon Hayduk property of Jon Hayduk Photography 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A glimpse of near-perfection: How the Sentinel Spartans’ girls cross-country team ran a race for the ages at 2019 B.C. high school championships!

WEST VANCOUVER — It was on the final Friday of last month, a day of professional development for teachers across the province of B.C., and Mark Fenn sat transfixed as he took in the words being spoken at a seminar he happened to be attending in Langley.“I was at Trinity Western’s Leadership Super-Conference and one […]