Sure to be a pair of shining stars at TBI 2022 this December are Caden Karrion of B.C. Triple-A No. 1 St. Patrick's, and Kiera Pemberton of B.C. Quad-A No. 2 Walnut Grove. (Photos by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2022: The TBI has grown to 64 teams! Check out the new format as we unveil December’s boys and girls fields!

LANGLEY — The 2021-22 B.C. high school basketball season may be but a month in the rearview mirror, yet the journey to a new campaign’s tip-off is already well underway.While Varsity Letters is currently on an extended sabbatical, the one piece of news we did promise last month was unveiling the boys and girls entrants […]

While he did most of his damage shooting the ball, Okanagan Mission's Wil Zylyk kept everybody honest with dribble-drive game during the B.C. senior boys Triple-A championships at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Howie’s High School Hoops Hamper 2021-22 finale: Random thoughts as the off-season beckons!

LANGLEY — Some random thoughts and remembrances as I pack the 2021-22 B.C. high school boys and girls basketball season into my over-stuffed memory banks and look ahead to the game’s off-season hibernation:BREAKINGTo those who pay attention to our early pre-season polls, I have taken great pride in not only producing the Quad-A poll the […]

Riverside's Avery Sussex, the Rapids' rising Grade 11 superstar, will lead her team as the ones to beat next season in B.C. girls high school Quad-A basketball. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls pre-season 2022-23 basketball Quad-A rankings: PoCo’s Riverside Rapids top our first look at province’s largest tier!

LANGLEY — The Riverside Rapids, coming off a loss to its Port Coquitlam crosstown rivals, the Terry Fox Ravens, in this month’s provincial Quad-A championship final, have been tabbed as the team to beat next season in B.C.’s largest tier next season.In an early-look pre-season Top 12 produced by the pollsters behind B.C. senior girls […]

The Langley Christian Lightning waited two years for a celebration that came via a fourth-quarter rally on Saturday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura 2022 property of Varsity Letters. All Rights Reserved)
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Two years after 2020’s heartbreaking B.C. title-game loss, trust in each other carries Langley Christian Lightning past Mulgrave Titans to a redemptive 2022 B.C. Double-A title!

LANGLEY — The past two years have left all of us with plenty of moments for deep contemplation, and for Langley Christian senior girls basketball coach Danielle Gardner, it’s meant among other things, time spent re-affirming the trust she’s always had in her own process as a coach of young women.If you think that is […]

R.A. McMath's Marina Radocaj gets ready to put up a jump shot as MEI's Makenna Reimer (left) and Sydney Giesbrecht converge on Day 4 of the B.C. senior girls Triple A basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Triple A final 2022: History made as R.A. McMath’s Wildcats claw way to Richmond school’s first-ever provincial title in any sport after win over MEI Eagles!

By GARY KINGSTON (Special for VarsityLetters.ca)LANGLEY – It was throwback basketball at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday. Maybe not quite to the game’s origins – inventor James Naismith and his peach baskets.But when R.A. McMath of Richmond ground out a 51-46 win over the MEI Eagles of Abbotsford 51-46 in the final of the […]

Seaquam Seahawks' (left to right) Camryn Tait, Rana Amarkhill and Neelum Sidhu salute the South Kamloops Titans in the moments after winning the school's first-ever provincial basketball title at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Toor de force! Seaquam wins B.C. girls JV title as head coach Lucky Toor leads North Delta school to its first-ever hoops crown!

LANGLEY — So young, but so talented.The new B.C. junior girls basketball champions from North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary don’t even start a 10th grader, and yet such was their poise and unflappability Saturday in the 2022 final that they won going away.Now, for the first time in the 44-year history of the school, the Seahawks […]

Riverside's Avery Sussex puts some bounce in her game as she is pursued by Walnut Grove's Tia Rowell on Day 3 of the B.C. senior girls Quad-A basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.04.22 Day 3 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior girls QUAD-A Final Four basketball championships!

Welcome to Day 3 of the B.C. girls high school basketball championships.We now have reports from both of Friday’s semifinals.TERRY FOX 83 OKANAGAN MISSION 76LANGLEY — One of the greatest single-game scoring performances in the history of the B.C. high school girls basketball championships put an exclamation mark on the sentiment that, just in the […]

MEI's Bree Neufeld (left) is defended in the post by Brookswood's Sahnya Gill on Day 3 of the B.C. senior girls Double-A basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Garrett James property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.04.22 Day 3 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior girls TRIPLE-A Final Four basketball championships!

Welcome to Day 3 of the B.C. girls high school basketball championships.We invite you to keep checking back on this posting throughout Friday for updates from the championship side of the draw.MEI 53 BROOKSWOOD 52Story by GARY KINGSTON (special for Varsity Letters)LANGLEY – A handwritten sign in the Brookswood Bobcats student cheering section read: Goodnite […]

South Kamloops Titans players show their pride as they cheer on their teammates against Little Flower Academy on Day 3 of the B.C. junior girls basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.04.22 Day 3 reports from the 2022 B.C. JUNIOR girls Final Four basketball championships!

Welcome to Day 3 of the B.C. girls high school basketball championships.We invite you to keep checking back on this posting throughout Friday for updates from the championship side of the draw.Stories by AARON MARTIN (special for Varsity Letters)SEAQUAM SEAHAWKS 52 YALE LIONS 48LANGLEY – A dominant final quarter from Grade 8 guard Syra Toor […]

York House's Avery Ratcliffe looks to wrap a pass around Mulgrave's Lucy Xu on Day 3 of the B.C. senior girls Double-A basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Garrett James property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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03.04.22 Day 3 reports from the 2022 B.C. senior girls DOUBLE-A Final Four basketball championships!

Welcome to Day 3 of the B.C. girls high school basketball championships.We invite you to keep checking back on this posting throughout Friday for updates.LANGLEY CHRISTIAN 56 ST. MICHAELS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 55Story by STEVE FROST (special for Varsity Letters)LANGLEY — Sydney Bradshaw scored the game-winning basket with 12 seconds left to lift No. 1 seed […]