Trinity Western's Aaron Boettcher has put shoulder surgery and a missed 2017-88 season behind him, helping lead the Spartans back to the national championships which open a three-day run Friday in Quebec City. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of Trinity Western athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A better Boettcher? You bet! Trinity Western’s Aaron Boettcher older, wise, happier in his last trip to U Sports nationals

LANGLEY — Aaron Boettcher’s greatest skill had always been his ability to rise above the crowd and block out any obstacles that came his way.

Van Tech's Lachlan McBride, bound next season for an OUA career with the Queen's Golden Gaels, finished as the runner-up in Varsity Letters' 2018 Super 15 B.C. boys high school volleyball Grade 12 Players of the Year. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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10th Anniversary Edition! Varsity Letters presents our 2018 B.C. senior boys high school volleyball Super 15

LANGLEY — Hard to believe that so much time has gone by since we announced our first B.C. senior boys Grade 12 high school volleyball Player of the Year back in December of 2009.In case you don’t remember, he stood 6-foot-4 and was a dynamic outside hitter from Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Secondary.Nick Del Bianco turned […]

The Earl Marriott Mariners spent a year trying to make amends for a B.C. semifinal loss last season to the Semiahmoo Totems. They arrived at their moment Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final: Mariners set their compass towards perfection, topple Van Tech en route to golden destination

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — There is winning and then there is what the Earl Marriott Mariners did to the competition these past four days  at Langley Events Centre.

The Abbotsford Christian Knights found a way to be their best when it mattered most Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
The Van Tech Talismen got past Burnaby's Moscrop Panthers in four sets Friday in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships at the LEC. On Saturday, they go looking to become the first Vancouver city team to win the sport's highest-tiered boys provincial volleyball title. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final 4: Top-seeded Mariners, Talismen keep appointed rounds with Saturday title date booked

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — It will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the final game of the high school boys volleyball season on Saturday night at Langley Events Centre.

Lake Country's George Elliott Coyotes celebrate a trip to Saturday's B.C. senior boys Double A volleyball title game following a semifinal win Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AA Volleyball Final 4: Coyotes, Knights vanquish foes, set sights on a Saturday battle for gold at LEC

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — It promises to be a historic night on Saturday when Lake Country’s George Elliot Coyotes and the Abbotsford Christian Knights square off in the AA final of the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championship.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears, seeded eighth in the AAA field at the Kahunaverse B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships get their toughest test of the week as they play No. 1 Earl Marriott on Friday for berth to that evening's Final Four at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 2 BC Boys Volleyball: Eight of top nine AAA seeds head to Friday quarters, AA’s Lightning-Knights semi a reprise of 2017 final

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY —A dozen teams’ dreams of a championship banner are still alive at the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Senior Boys Volleyball Championships.

The two-time defending B.C. Double A champion Langley Christian Lightning picked up right where they left off Wednesday on the opening day of the B.C. senior boys volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at the B.C. Boys Volleyball championships: AAA Marriott, AA Langley Christian open with a flourish

By Gary Ahuja, Special to VarsityLetters.caLANGLEY — No. 1 ranked through the course of the regular season, Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners, made their mark hold true as the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championships opened a four-day run Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

Burnaby South's Cameron Fung (left) and Bryan Jhutti combine for a block against Surrey's Elgin Park Orcas during the UBC Mizuno Invitational earlier this season. The Rebels have qualified for the B.C. senior boys AAA championships for the first time in 16 seasons. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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A volleyball vow! Burnaby South’s Rebels make good on pledge to make B.C.’s as seniors, snapping school’s 16-year drought in the process

BURNABY — The last time a high school team from Burnaby South Secondary came to the Langley Events Centre, it left with arguably the biggest prize in all of B.C. high school sports.

Van Tech head coach Aaron Lock has his senior boys Talismen sitting at No. 2 in the B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings as the team competes at this week's Lower Mainland championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Van Tech volleyball 2018: Talismen’s biggest goal? Getting a chance to deliver VanCity’s first-ever top-tiered B.C. boys title

VANCOUVER — When Aaron Lock and Ken Li graduated from Van Tech Secondary back in 2000, their student-athlete resume was not filled with the adventures that come with B.C. championship medal-presentation ceremonies.