Burnaby South Rebels' rising Grade 11 guard Jimmy Zaborniak will try and help his preseason No. 1-ranked team to its third B.C. Quad-A title over the past four seasons this coming March at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. 4-A 2020-21 rankings: No. 1 Burnaby South treading on historic ground, we break down each of AAAA’s top 15 teams!

It goes without saying that the issues and challenges we find ourselves facing on a daily basis are of a magnitude we would never have expected earlier this month as we sat together at the Langley Events Centre to watch two weeks of B.C. high school basketball championships.And certainly, there are a lot of things […]

Duchess Park's Caleb Lyons will return for his senior season as one of the most seasoned go-to scorers in B.C. senior boys high school basketball. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
Gliding to the irons, St. Thomas Aquinas' rising senior standout Rory Goodwin was a key force in his North Vancouver team's battle with Prince Rupert's Charles Hays Rainmakers during the quarterfinals of the B.C. senior boys Double-A basketball championships earlier this month at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. 2-A 2020-21 preseason rankings: It’s crowded at the top, but battle-tested St. Thomas Aquinas’ rising trio makes Fighting Saints our pick at No. 1

LANGLEY — A funny thing happened along the way to an inspiring season-ending string of 10 games for North Vancouver’s youthful St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints. They got better and better, even though they got a whole lot younger.

G.W. Graham head coach Jake Mourtizen finds his wife Sarah, the school's head girls basketball coach, for a post-game embrace after his team's win over the Duchess Park Condors. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: As G.W. Graham Grizzlies win first B.C. title, its emotional coach Jake Mouritzen admits: “…I still don’t really understand what’s happening”

LANGLEY — This is a story about reaching that moment in life where everything and everyone you love the most has come together with such dreamlike precision that no matter how hard you train your focus, all the edges remain a blur.“I can’t explain it,” Jake Mouritzen says with elated exhaustion in a voice so […]

Wading through a sea of Burnaby South fans who have stormed the court at the Langley Events Centre is Rebels' 6-foot-10 senior Sasha Vujisic. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: How Burnaby South’s Sasha Vujisic made the final game of his high school career his best, leading Rebels past Kelowna for a B.C. Quad A crown

LANGLEY — Sasha Vujisic walked into his team’s halftime locker room Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre and had a little talk with himself.“The truth is, I was just playing bad,” said Vujisic, Burnaby South’s 6-foot-10 senior forward in self-critique of the opening half of the final game of his high school basketball career.Considering […]

The Charles Hays Rainmakers of Prince Rupert celebrate a win over King George and a repeat as B.C. Double-A basketball champions. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Double-A championship final 2020: MVP Leighton follows in footsteps of McChesney to give Rupert’s Rainmakers a repeat B.C. championship

LANGLEY — The Rainmakers were the reigning champs who came to Langley this week to prove that while slightly re-tooled, they still had the stuff for a repeat.Despite losing the talents of 6-foot-9 2019 MVP Liam McChesney, Prince Rupert’s Charles Hays Rainmakers soldiered on and refined an identity built around both senior leader Kai Leighton […]

A jubilant Unity Christian head coach David Bron shears the final strands of nylon Saturday at the LEC to celebrate his teams win over Highroad Academy and the school's first-ever B.C. Single-A basketball title. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Single-A championship final 2020: Fifth time the charm for Unity Christian as Flames top Highroad Academy for school’s first B.C. title!

LANGLEY — Try, try, try, try and then try again. In the all-Chilliwack battle for the B.C. senior boys basketball championship title, the Unity Christian Flames were the team tasked with rolling the boulder up the hill.

Charles Hays Rainmakers' Kai Leighton measures a jump shot Friday in his team's semi-final clash with Brentwood College. (Photo by Mary Kessenich property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION – DOUBLE-A 2020: It’s No. 1, defending champion Charles Hays set to clash with No. 2 King George Dragons

LANGLEY — Welcome to our reports from Friday’s Final Four here at the 2020 B.C. senior boys basketball championships and the Langley Events Centre.Please check back on this posting throughout the day as we bring you reports from both of today’s semifinals.By Gary Kingston (special to Varsity Letters) DOUBLE ATOP HALF DRAWNO. 1  CHARLES HAYS 69 […]

Kelowna's Jonathon Haughton muscles his way inside against the Handsworth Royals on Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of Wilson Wong 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION – QUAD-A 2020: No. 1 Burnaby South, No. 3 Kelowna set to make fourth clash of the season a battle for B.C. bragging rights!

LANGLEY — We’ve gone final here from Friday’s Final Four here at the 2020 B.C. senior boys basketball championships and the Langley Events Centre.All stories by Howard TsumuraQUAD ATOP HALF DRAWNO. 1 BURNABY SOUTH 69 NO. 4 VANCOUVER COLLEGE 52LANGLEY — Jacob Holt was pretty much unstoppable, but the Burnaby South Rebels still mustered the […]

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FINAL EDITION – SINGLE-A 2020: Hey Chilliwack, it’s on! No.1 Highroad vs. No. 3 Unity Christian prepare for another battle royale, this one for BC title!

LANGLEY — Welcome to our reports from Friday’s Final Four here at the 2020 B.C. senior boys basketball championships and the Langley Events Centre.Please check back on this posting throughout the day as we bring you reports from both of today’s semifinals.By Gary Ahuja (special to Varsity Letters) SINGLE ATOP HALF DRAWNO. 1 HIGHROAD ACADEMY 79 […]