Isaac Ickovich (left) of Belmont will be amongst the best Vancouver Island players taking part in the annual boys and girls high school all-star games at UVic. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Full rosters for the Vancouver Island boys and girls high school all-star basketball games

To say the Vancouver Island ‘Senior Classic’ boys and girls high school basketball all-star games is a tradition laden affair is an understatement.

St. Thomas Aquinas guard Kristinn Black (left) keeps an eye on South Kamloops' Maddy Gobeil during 2018 B.C. AA Final Four at the LEC. The two teams open next season as the province's top two teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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A repeat title for Titans? South Kam tabbed as team to beat in first-look at 2018-19 B.C. senior girls AA hoop rankings

LANGLEY — It might be the collection of teams with the best geographic representation in the province when it comes to top 10 teams.The race for the B.C. senior girls AA title in 2019 has a favourite in the defending champions from the Okanagan zone, yet they have some very stiff competition right behind them […]

A star on the basketball court as a 20-plus ppg point guard with the Carson Graham Eagles, Alex Walker will continue her student-athlete life as a tennis collegian next season with the NCAA D-1 Montana Grizzlies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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Alex Walker: Carson Graham’s blue-chip guard gets an all-star curtain call as she says ‘goodbye’ to hoops, ‘hello’ to tennis

LANGLEY — Alex Walker thought her basketball career was over earlier this month after she helped lead North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles to a berth at the B.C. senior girls AAA championships at the Langley Events Centre. But then she got the call to lace up her sneakers one more time.

Walnut Grove's Tavia Rowell (left) and Surprise Munie of Vancouver's Britannia Bruins will oppose each other in the Futures portion of the Lower Mainland vs. Fraser Valley girls high school basketball all-star game Tuesday at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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Lower Mainland vs. Fraser Valley: Full rosters for 2018 girls high school all-star games Tuesday at STM

BURNABY — The B.C. high school Lower Mainland vs. Fraser Valley all-star basketball games will be played Tuesday evening at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate.

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Point guard Arun Atker is among a gaggle of rising seniors that have the North Delta Huskies as the team to beat heading into the 2018-19 AAA season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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03.18.18 AAA Pre-Preseason rankings tab North Delta Huskies to win first B.C. title in 29 years, Tupper and McMath among top trio

LANGLEY — Five of the eight quarterfinalists from the recent B.C. boys senior boys AAA championships are back as part of the Pre-Preseason rankings. All of that adds up to growing rivalries and the continued competitive excellence within the province’s newest tier.

Austin Siemens is one of a number of underclassmen rising up the ranks for North Vancouver's No. 1-ranked AA Seycove Seyhawks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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03.17.18: North Van’s Sey-Hey kids top the charts! Seycove Seyhawks, Shawnigan Lake Stags open 1-2 atop B.C. boys AA hoop rankings

LANGLEY — Since moving to its new home at the Langley Events Centre in time for March Madness 2014, the B.C. senior boys AA championships have been won just once by a public school. That was back in that first year when Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions took the title.

Similkameen's Corbin Marsden, a rising senior for the Sparks, is expected to help the Keremeos squad compete for a B.C. 1A title next season. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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03.16.18: Sparks to burn bright in 2018-19, Similkameen tops B.C. senior boys Single-A preseason hoops rankings

LANGLEY — If the coming together of all four of B.C.’s senior boys varsity basketball tiers for one weekend of championship play at the Langley Events Centre has shown us anything, it’s the breadth of talent that exists across our entire province.

The engine of the 2018-19 Kelowna Owls, Jaeli Ibbetson (left) and Kennedy Dickie embraced earlier this months in the seconds before their team won the B.C. AAA title at the LEC. Kelowna will open next season at No 1. (Photo by Garrett James property of Langley Events Centre)
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03.15.18: Our first look! The Varsity Letters/BCSSGBA Big 10 Pre-Preseason senior girls AAA basketball rankings

We’ve just finished the 2017-18 season, but we here at Varsity Letters are already looking ahead to next season.

The British Columbia High School Boys Basketball Association is addressing concerns from its membership regarding boarding schools and international student-athletes. (Varsity Letters file photo)
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BCHSBBA membership unanimously passes motion regarding boarding school student-athletes, issue now moves to B.C. School Sports AGM

LANGLEY — B.C. High Schools Boys Basketball Association president Paul Eberhardt came across some pretty interesting paperwork last Friday night as he prepared for the next morning’s annual general meeting at the Langley Events Centre.