Lake Country's George Elliot Coyotes remain a fixture at the top end of the B.C. senior boys Double-A volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys volleyball rankings 11.06.19 edition: Delta Pacers make at AAA Top 15 appearance, AA has a new No. 1 in Langley Christian

LANGLEY — Four zones have a share of the top five placings in the latest B.C. boys Triple A volleyball rankings which this season welcomed a newcomer to its Top 15 in Ladner’s Delta Pacers.Meanwhile, as Langley Christian’s Lightning moved into top spot at Double A, the tier turned over its third new No. 1 […]

Vernon Christian Royals' Devin Hofsink (centre) celebrates a point with teammates Shaun Huizinga (left) and Liam Remple at the B.C. Christian Schools senior boys volleyball championships held late last month at Abbotsford Christian School. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Could tiny Vernon Christian’s 2019 boys volleyball team be B.C. high school’s best Single-A team, across all sports, of all time?

LANGLEY — It’s hard not to call the tall-timbered senior boys volleyball team from tiny Vernon Christian School one of the biggest outliers in the history of B.C. high school sports.After all, what are the chances that a gaggle of kids, together since the sixth grade at a kindergarten-through-Grade 12 school which competes at the […]

Argyle senior Christian Wels-Lopez has been the defensive catalyst of North Vancouver's No. 6-ranked Argyle Pipers. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Argyle boys volleyball: On the road to a B.C. AAA breakthrough season, North Van’s No. 6-ranked Pipers find their own way to seize the day

NORTH VANCOUVER — With seniors like Christian Wels-Lopez, Eric Roundhill and cannon-armed Colby Soolsma there is a veteran-laden side to the Argyle Pipers’ senior boys volleyball team that is hard to miss.

New Westminster Hyacks players Nick Toews (17) and Ian Zhou (5) are two of the big reasons why Royal City high school volleyball is sitting amongst the best programs in B.C. this season. (Photo by Billy Lee property of New Westminster Hyacks volleyball 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The rise of New West boys volleyball: Huh? Yes, these 7-0 Hyacks ride a different spike in fortunes with star setter Toews leading the way

NEW WESTMINSTER — Sure, football may be king in the land of the Hyacks, but they aren’t the only team in the provincial spotlight as the 2019 fall season of B.C. high school sports begins to wind its way towards championship conclusions.“I haven’t seen any of them in the crowd when we play, but maybe […]

The St. Ann's Academy Crusaders maintained their spot in the top 10 of the B.C. Single-A boys volleyball rankings this week. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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B.C. Boys Volleyball Rankings 10.24.19: Richmond’s McRoberts Strikers, Victoria’s St. Andrews Sabres the week’s big climbers

LANGLEY — Here are the latest B.C. senior boys high school volleyball rankings.Note — The B.C. boys volleyball commission will rank AAA and AA as Top 15 and A as Top 12.Here’s a look at all three tiers:TRIPLE A1 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey) (LW-1)2 Kelowna Owls (2) 3 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (3)4 Mt. Boucherie Bears (Kelowna) […]

Kelowna's Jayden Lalonde (right) delivers at the net against Victoria's Claremont Spartans at the recent UBC Invitational. The Owls play host to this week's Best of the West showcase event. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Volleyball Rankings 10.16.19: Fraser Heights, Riverside make their moves in AAA Top 10

LANGLEY — Here are the latest B.C. senior boys high school volleyball rankings.Note — The B.C. boys volleyball commission will rank AAA as Top 15, AA as Top 10 and A as Top 12.Here’s a look at all three tiers:TRIPLE A1 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey) (LW-1)2 Kelowna Owls (2) 3 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (3)4 Mt. Boucherie […]

Ryan Brown, serving during the recent UBC Invitational, is one of Earl Marriott's band of volleyball brothers. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Earl Marriott boys volleyball: No. 1-ranked, defending AAA champion Mariners small in numbers, but huge in old-school heart

SURREY — If you were around the B.C. high school sports scene before the turn over the century, you saw perhaps the tail-end of what coaches these days lovingly refer to as “the old school way.”The times were certainly more innocent than they are today in terms of training, practicing and playing opportunities.Coaches like Dale […]

Senior hitter Jesse Lee and the rest of Port Coquitlam's Riverside Rapids maintained their spot in the B.C. AAA Top 10 rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys volleyball rankings 10.02.19: Eric Hamber, Langley Fundamental make big climbs but Marriott and MEI still atop the tiers

LANGLEY — The defending B.C. AAA champion Earl Marriott Mariners of Surrey retained the top spot at the province’s largest tier after suffering its only loss of the season thus far, in the championship final of the UBC Invitational last Saturday to Edmonton’s Harry Ainlay Titans. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Eric Hamber Griffins defeated Abbotsford’s AA No. […]

MEI Eagles' Hunter Arulpragasam (left) and Tag Neufeld rise for a block against Lake Country's George Elliott Coyotes last Friday during the UBC Invitational at War Memorial Gym. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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MEI boys volleyball: Multi-sport players, multi-experienced coach Olfert meld to lift Eagles into B.C. AA title contention

ABBOTSFORD — The 2019 edition of the MEI Eagles senior boys volleyball team has its fair share of standouts, and none of that is a surprise for the team which last week opened at No. 1 in the first B.C. Double A rankings of the new season.Senior Tyson Ardell spent the summer with Team B.C. […]

Surrey's Earl Marriott Mariners open the season at No. 1 in the first B.C. senior boys Triple A Top 10 rankings.The defending B.C. champion Mariners will play Friday and Saturday at the UBC Invitational. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Top 10 Volleyball Rankings: AAA No. 1 Earl Marriott & AA No. 1 MEI each on stage this weekend at 32-team UBC Invitational

LANGLEY — The Earl Marriott Mariners, who open the new B.C. Triple A senior boys campaign as the preseason No. 1 team, would love to see history repeat itself.Last season, Surrey’s Mariners topped the Van Tech Talismen 3-0 in the B.C. AAA final at the Langley Events Centre.A victory this season would not only give […]