SURREY — Back in the spring of 2017, when he was still only a ninth grader but playing senior varsity basketball at Holy Cross in Surrey, Uyi Ologhola was showing himself to be a kid already capable of stunning athletic feats.That season, he put his Crusaders’ teammates on his back in the B.C. Quad-A quarterfinals, […]
LANGLEY — We’ve grown to 20 teams this season.The 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational will run Dec. 4-7 at the Langley Events Centre.Day 1 featured a new, eight-team opening round with the winners plugging into Day 2’s 16-team draw.Final Four Friday will be followed by championship Saturday as the best boys Quad-A and Triple-A teams take […]
Welcome to November! The 11th month means playoff football and the start of the basketball season, and our line-up of guests reflects just that. Vancouver College Fighting Irish head coach Todd Bernett stops by to break down his team’s incredible defensive play this season ahead of its Subway Bowl opener Saturday at home to Rutland. […]
Thanks for joining us for another episode of Varsity Letters — The Podcast! Basketball season is just around the corner and with it, the start of another season of the NCAA variety atop Burnaby Mountain. Simon Fraser Clan head coach Steve Hanson has orchestrated one of the biggest turnarounds in college basketball over the past […]
LANGLEY — It had been a long while since Calvin Westbrook had anything to do with a B.C. senior boys provincial basketball championship tournament. In fact you’d have to go back 13 years to find the last time.
LANGLEY — Even over an offseason in which the majority of local university programs are not brining in big classes, there almost 100 names to note provincially in the world of high school-to-post-secondary men’s basketball. All told, that adds up to 182 names between our boys and girls lists, among the most we’ve ever had.
LANGLEY — Patrick Jonas was such a bad shooter that his teammates called him Brick Squad. He was only in the eighth grade at the time, a stage at which the cloth we’re actually cut from is still unwoven.
NORTH DELTA — “You could say he was larger than life,” Jesse Hundal said. “People just gravitated to him.”
ABBOTSFORD — It hasn’t even been 15 months since Bradley Braich delivered one of the most profoundly impactful messages I’ve received in almost 40 years as a reporter.Despite being just 17 years of age at the time, the direct message he sent me via Twitter was so heartfelt, a part of it which read: “Hey […]
NORTH VANCOUVER — Capilano University’s Centre for Sport and Wellness will host on Wednesday what is surely the final event on the 2018-19 B.C. high school basketball calendar. The occasion?