Terry Fox's Mark Prinster (left), pictured with Ravens' co-coach Brad Petersen, reminisces with host Howard Tsumura about the galaxy of talent which played outside of the top tier during the late 1980s and early 1990s in B.C. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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VL Podcast 11.03.20: Terry Fox hoops coach Mark Prinster re-visits B.C.’s Golden Age of 1A-2A basketball (1986-95)!

PORT COQUITLAM — What were the days of B.C. boys high school basketball like in the late 1980s and early 1990s, especially outside of the largest tier of competition? Terry Fox Ravens’ senior boys basketball co-coach Mark Prinster joins host Howard Tsumura on this week’s Varsity Letters podcast to reflect on what now looks like […]

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VL Podcast 10.21.20: TWU hoops coach Cheryl Jean-Paul on Spartans’ Super Conference & holistic needs of coaches, athletes during COVID-19

Trinity Western Spartans’ women’s basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul checks in with host Howard Tsumura this week to chat about her school’s 2020 Leadership Super Conference, a remote event set to stream this Friday (full details at gospartansca). The focus this year, in this time of global pandemic, has shifted even more squarely on the holistic […]

Abbotsford football coach Jay Fujimura chats about former Panthers' receiver Chase Claypool's NFL success with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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VL Podcast 10.15.20 edition: Abby football coach Jay Fujimura chats about Chase Claypool’s NFL success with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Welcome back to another edition of the Varsity Letters podcast! This week we welcome Abbotsford Secondary head football coach Jay Fujimura to chat about the record-setting weekend enjoyed by former Panthers’ great Chase Claypool.   The four touchdowns Claypool scored for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles represented a landmark moment […]

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10.07.20: Varsity Letters-The Podcast salutes Worlds Teachers Day! Longtime teacher-coaches join Tsumura in saluting our classroom mentors!

Hey, it’s Howard and welcome to another episode of Varsity Letters—The Podcast.   Today we open the show with a short tribute to the late Karin Khuong from Mike Carkner, one of her basketball coaches at Terry Fox Secondary in PoCo. Khuong, 16, lost a two-year battle with cancer on Sunday. The theme of the […]

This week, the Varsity Letters podcasts welcomes UBC's Wilson Wong and ex-UVic basketball PxP voice Guy MacPherson.
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09.30.19: Varsity Letters-The Podcast gets historical with UBC’s Wilson Wong, ex-UVic Vikes radio man Guy MacPherson

Varsity Letters — The Podcast is back on the air. Looking back isn’t our usual habit, but with the pandemic shutting down what would normally be a frenetic fall season of high school and university sports, we’re going to be heavy on history this week. UBC’s manager of Sports Information Wilson Wong joins us off […]

This week, the Varsity Letters podcasts welcomes three guests to chat about the Canada West's cancelled fall season.
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06.09.20 edition: Varsity Letters – The Podcast examines the ramifications of Canada West’s cancelled fall season!

NORTH DELTA — Welcome back to Varsity Letters – The Podcast for June 9, 2020. Big news this week in the world of Canadian university sports means we’ll welcome three guests to the pod this week! Joining us will be UBC Director of Athletics Kavie Toor, longtime Trinity Wester University head women’s soccer coach Graham […]

After a thrilling 2019 season in which Vancouver College and its running back Daesaun Johnson (2, front) won the Subway Bowl AAA title, the 2020 campaign's particulars are up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BCSSFA president Travis Bell talks about the big issues with Howard Tsumura. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Joe Enevoldson, coming off a 17-1 PacWest season with the Douglas College Royals, was last week named the new head coach of the Fraser Valley Cascades' men's team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters PODCAST 11.27.19: Hoops Hall of Famer Howard Kelsey, SFU football’s Rysen John stop by to chat with host Howard Tsumura

LANGLEY — Varsity Letters-The Podcast is celebrating basketball and football as the calendar gets set to take us into December. Joining us first is Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Howard Kelsey, who brings us up to date on the Greater Victoria Invitational NCAA women’s basketball tournament, as well as all the big news on […]

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The Varsity Letters PODCAST 11.20.19 edition: Vernon football’s Sean Smith, UFV women’s hoop coach Al Tuchscherer & the LEC’s Gary Ahuja

LANGLEY — The Varsity Letters’ podcast is back, and ready to not only chat about football and basketball, but about the home for so many of our province’s top high school invitational and championship tournaments. First, in the spirit of this Saturday’s Subway Bowl Final Four weekend at B.C. Place Stadium, Vernon Panthers’ head coach […]