Kelowna's Sebastien Manuel (right) was a unanimous selection as B.C.'s top boys senior high school volleyball player in Varsity Letters' 13th annual coaches poll. (Photo courtesy KSS Athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Our 13th annual edition: Who are B.C.’s Top 15 Grade 12 boys volleyball players? Check out our 2021-22 Dream Team!

LANGLEY — Welcome to the 2021-22 edition of Varsity Letters annual B.C. Boys Top 15, our look at the top Grade 12 players in the province as voted on by our committee representing the five head coaches (UBC, TWU, UFV, UBC Okanagan, Thompson Rivers) of U Sports men’s volleyball programs in our province.A special thanks […]

Kelowna Owls' star outside hitter Sebastien Manuel, the unanimous choice as Varsity Letters' 2021-22 B.C. Boys High School Player of the Year, will stay home and begin his university career next season with the UBC Okanagan Heat. (Photo property of UBC Okanagan Heat athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Kelowna Owls’ Sebastien Manuel: B.C. Boys Volleyball 2021-22 Player of the Year brings a heart-and-soul love for the game to his hometown UBC Okanagan Heat!

KELOWNA — Let Sebastien Manuel tell you a volleyball story and before long you start to realize, from the conviction of his delivery, that he’s actually talking about what matters most to him in life.Is there a way to best describe him?How about the word ‘steeped’ as in “…to be surrounded by or filled with […]

The Kelowna Owls celebrate the school's first B.C. senior boys volleyball title in 68 years on Saturday in Richmond. (Photo property of KSS athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A 68-year drought is over! After 10 straight B.C. trips and five silver medals, Kelowna Owls enjoy the spoils of a 2021 B.C. boys Quad-A volleyball title!

RICHMOND — The Kelowna Owls didn’t have access to a crystal ball and that was a good thing, because instead of knowing every obstacle that was going to be throw its way along what would be an historic championship journey, it simply met each challenge day by day until a 68-year drought had finally been […]

B.C. high school volleyball will cap the 2021 fall campaign with a full slate of seven senior varsity B.C. championship tournaments. (Photo by Riverside athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Volleyball keeps its full B.C. championship status as BCSS give green light to all seven boys and girls high school championships Dec. 7-11

LANGLEY — When it comes to spiking, the only variety you’re going to see as it pertains to the B.C. high school volleyball championships, will be the actual ones taking place on the court.Despite concerns caused by mass flooding throughout the province the past two weeks, B.C. School Sports announced Tuesday evening that all seven […]

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B.C. senior boys 2021 AAA and AA provincial volleyball championship tournament seedings released

Langley — We’ve got Triple-A and the Double-A seedings for the upcoming B.C. senior boys volleyball championships. A key with the full name of each zone name is included at the bottom of each draw:TRIPLE APOOL A1 Kelowna (TOK-1, host)2 Claremont (VI-1)3 Elgin Park (SF-1)4 McMath (SF-2)POOL B5 Steveston-London (SF-3)6 Argyle (VS2S-1)7 Penticton (TOK-2)8 Burnaby […]

The members of the Merritt Panthers junior boys volleyball team pose with head coach Vince Kanigan after beating the odds and finishing third at the Okanagan championships this past weekend in Revelstoke. Front row (left to right) Gavin Mouland, Will Hubbard. Back row (left to right) Andrew Denton, Carson Mouland, Wade Kanigan, Alex Howard, Nathan Racher, Owen Sigurdsson. (Photo courtesy Merritt Secondary athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: Evacuated from its flood-ravaged city, Merritt Secondary Panthers junior boys volleyball reveals true spirit of B.C. high school sports!

Gian Cavaliere is not only Merritt born-and-raised, he’s also never had reason to leave his south central interior digs.Yet this past week, like just about every member of its citizenry, the Merritt Secondary School vice-principal and proud Panthers athletic director had to vacate his home in the Nicola Valley city, taking up temporary residency in […]

Surrey's Pacific Academy Breakers (pictured), along the with the surging Richmond Christian Eagles are the favourites to take the top two berths from the South Fraser zone into the B.C. AA championships. Pacific Academy holds at No. 5 this week in latest B.C. poll, while Richmond Christian jumps from No. 16 to 11. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BC Boys High School Volleyball rankings 11.09.21 edition: AAA Delta Pacers, AA Rich Christian make big climbs, plus our full zone allocation chart for BC’s championships!

VICTORIA — Ladner’s Delta Pacers at AAA and the Richmond Christian Eagles at AA took the biggest moves up the charts in our latest B.C. Boys High School Volleyball rankings.With zone championships set to be finished by Nov. 20, here’s the latest at all three tiers, with the added bonus of a zone berthing guide […]

The new B.C. boys high school volleyball rankings have arrived.
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BC Boys High School Volleyball rankings 11.02.21 edition: South Fraser 4A powers Elgin, Fraser Heights, SLSS and McMath hold ground!

VICTORIA —The Quad-A South Fraser Zone held its ground, keeping four teams in the B.C. top 10 this week.While the championship final is slated for Kelowna, theSouth Fraser  zone championships expected to feature No. 2 Elgin Park and No. 4 Fraser Heights of Surrey, and No. 6 Steveston-London and No. 7 R.A. McMath of Richmond, […]

Teammwork has been the key for Surrey's Elgin Park Orcas, who remain at No. 2 in the AAAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BC Boys High School Volleyball rankings 10.26.21 edition: Spartans, Sharks do some climbing in AAA’s Top 20!

VICTORIA —Once again, here are the complete rankings (Total number of ranked teams varies week to week, based on the number of teams receiving poll points).Victoria’s Claremont Spartans and the Steveston-London Sharks are the big movers at Triple-A in this week’s latest B.C. AAA senior boys volleyball rankings.Here are the latest Top 10s for all […]

With teammates Abby Hettinga and Cali Cencig in support, Kelowna Owls' Ryenn Schutz rises for a block during the Best of the West girls and boys volleyball tournament staged at Kelowna Secondary this past weekend. Owls teams won both championship finals and the boys, who topped Langley Chrisitan for gold, can be seen in the midst of their match as well. (Photo property of KSS athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A golden moment times two as Kelowna Owls girls & boy volleyball win simultaneous, side-by-side double gold at own Best of the West invitational!

KELOWNA — In case you were looking for signs of school spirit coming out of COVID’s lost 2020-21 season, the fans inside the gym as Kelowna Secondary School this past weekend, although limited by health protocols, gave every indication that it’s clearly alive and well.The Best of the West senior boys and girls volleyball tournament, […]