Sure to be a pair of shining stars at TBI 2022 this December are Caden Karrion of B.C. Triple-A No. 1 St. Patrick's, and Kiera Pemberton of B.C. Quad-A No. 2 Walnut Grove. (Photos by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2022: The TBI has grown to 64 teams! Check out the new format as we unveil December’s boys and girls fields!

LANGLEY — The 2021-22 B.C. high school basketball season may be but a month in the rearview mirror, yet the journey to a new campaign’s tip-off is already well underway.While Varsity Letters is currently on an extended sabbatical, the one piece of news we did promise last month was unveiling the boys and girls entrants […]

While he did most of his damage shooting the ball, Okanagan Mission's Wil Zylyk kept everybody honest with dribble-drive game during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A championships at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Howie’s High School Hoops Hamper 2021-22 finale: Random thoughts as the off-season beckons!

LANGLEY — Some random thoughts and remembrances as I pack the 2021-22 B.C. high school boys and girls basketball season into my over-stuffed memory banks and look ahead to the game’s off-season hibernation:BREAKINGTo those who pay attention to our early pre-season polls, I have taken great pride in not only producing the Quad-A poll the […]

Cole Bekkering of the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds is part of a class of rising Grade 11 and 12 players with the South Surrey program which lost in last weekend's championship final to Burnaby South. (Photo by Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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2022-23 B.C. Boys Top 10 pre-preseason hoops rankings! 4A Semiahmoo, 3A St. Patrick’s, 2A St. Thomas Aquinas, 1A Glenlyon Norfolk top the polls!

LANGLEY — Fans of B.C. boys high school basketball were treated to an absolute gem of a provincial tournament for four days last week at the Langley Events Centre.Stirring games in all four rounds, and the largest crowd to witness a B.C. final this century, and perhaps even a lot further back than that… we […]

Prince George Polars senior boys basketball head coach Tyler Burbee, who took in last week's B.C. championships at the LEC, was happy to spread the word about the program's unique Bear Claw Classic invitational set for next season. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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The Bear Claw Classic: Varsity Letters’ high school sports nickname story sparks new and unique boys basketball tourney for Prince George Polars!

LANGLEY — Do a quick web search with the words ‘bear’ and ‘B.C.’ and in a split second, you get information like ‘Most of B.C. is considered bear country.’Bears, of course, are so much a part of our provincial heritage that they have logically been absorbed into our lexicon of sports team nicknames.Last spring, Prince […]

Staying within himself and making his final high school game his greatest, Burnaby South's Karan Aujla (right) made Marcus Floares and the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds think twice about everything they did during the B.C. Quad-A senior boys basketball championship final Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: A pivot’s night of perfection! As Karan Aujla defies odds to play a perfect game, Burnaby South joins B.C.’s ultra-elite after 4A title win over Semiahmoo!

LANGLEY — Scour the basketball world and we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find the analytical formulas which attempt to best define excellence on the court.Yet if you happened to be among the 6,000-plus delirious fans who set a new single-event attendance record late Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre for the B.C. […]

With mere seconds remaining and a provincial title on the line, Westsyde's Jagger de la Gorgendiere asks the basketball gods to preserve his team's victory over the Lambrick Park Lions during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A basketball championship final Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. 2A Final: Will Whundas ever cease? Kamloops’ hoops wonders from Westsyde top No. 1 Lambrick Park for school’s first-ever B.C. boys title!

LANGLEY — They’ve always been known for having one of the truly great nicknames in all of B.C. high school sports.Now, Kamloops’ Westsyde Whundas can be known for something else as well: B.C. senior boys basketball champions.Caleb Ezedebego drained the three-pointer of his life from the baseline corner with 26.5 seconds remaining to put the […]

Unity Christian Flames' senior guard Levi Van Egdom (left), battling with Callum Shillington of Victoria's Glenlyon Norfolk, scored 35 points en route to being named MVP as the Chilliwack school repeated as champs with an 89-71 win during the B.C. senior boys Single-A basketball championship final Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys 1A Final: A team for the ages? Depth, desire and MVP Levi Van Egdom make Unity Christian’s Flames repeat champions!

LANGLEY — An esteemed caretaker of small-school B.C. boys basketball answered a curious reporter’s question on Saturday just moments before Chilliwack’s Unity Christian Flames took to the court at the Langley Events Centre.Just how does the 2021-22 edition of the Unity Christian Flames stack up against some of the best the province has seen at […]

Cole Bekkering of the Semiahmoo Thunderbirds didn't leave the floor the entire game, the Grade 10 forward scoring 37 points against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish during the B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championship Final Four semifinal round Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Semiahmoo’s Cole Bekkering: On the back of Grade 10’s 37 points, ‘Birds top V.C.’s Irish en route to date with Burnaby South in Saturday’s BC Quad-A title game!

LANGLEY — It was one of the those games seemingly meant for a senior’s service.You know, those Grade 12 veterans who, on the road to the penultimate games of their high school careers, could somehow summon all the savvy and all the moxy that any head coach could ever ask for.Yet there are those rare […]

Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak drives by Walnut Grove's Nathan Chung during the B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championship Final Four semifinal round Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Quad-A Final 4: Burnaby South holds off Walnut Grove for B.C. finals berth, two years later, Rebels’ Jimmy Z looks to forge a golden finish!

LANGLEY — Two years seems like such a long time ago for Jimmy Zaborniak.Yet there were times Friday night at the Langley Events Centre, as Burnaby South turned on their seemingly-patented late-game heroics, that it was only yesterday when both he and teammate Karan Aujla helped the Rebels top the Kelowna Owls to claim the […]

Breaking free into the open court against Tony Kibonge of Cedars Christian is Abderdeen Hall's Andrew Isa during the B.C. senior boys Single-A basketball championship quarterfinal round Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Kieran Outerbridge property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.10.22: Day 2 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior boys SINGLE-A basketball championships

LANGLEY — Thanks for re-joining us for our on-going coverage of the B.C. senior boys basketball championships from the Langley Events Centre.Today, it’s quarterfinal Thursday at all four tiers.Please continue to come back to us on this posting throughout the day as our team of writers and photographers give you the most complete coverage you […]