Hope you will join us Sunday when Varsity Letters unveils a three-part project, all centred around B.C. high school sports nicknames.
We will not only provide our list of nicknames for every school in the province with at least one senior varsity team, we’ll explore one longtime school’s particularly unique nickname, explaining in the process how the best nicknames have a way connecting alumni of all ages.
Then, we’ll have some fun, concocting a number of fictional invitational tournaments based solely on school names, and their nicknames.
As always, thanks for appreciating the beauty of B.C. high school sports and making Varsity Letters a regular stop within your reading ritual.
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2 thoughts on “COMING SUNDAY: The history and the hilarity of B.C. high school sports nicknames, plus, our list of every school’s moniker reveals the most popular!”
Back in 1982 (Paul Eberhardt’s senior year), before the Lions of Magee High were flying, we were just the Magee Lions, home of the best rugby program in the province. Our Sr. Basketball team, coached by Harry Franklin, had a record of 4-24. The reason I bring this to your attention, we defeated the “Ardvarks” of Alpha, collecting two of our four wins! Best high school team name of all time. (Alpha deemed it not as fabulous as I, changing it to the “Aztec’s”) Stay safe, my friend!
A little History! I believe the Kitsilano School was called Kitsilano “Kits”. In the late seventies the DePaul Blue Demons had very good basketball teams under Ray Myer. They switched the name over to the Blue Demons later in the early 80’s.