Last season, Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best (celebrating a goal) lost in penalty kicks to Fraser Heights in the Fraser Valley junior title game. This season, Best's seniors have moved into No, 1 in the provincial rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Last season had a storybook finish for veteran Centennial soccer coach Larry Moro and the rest of his Centaurs. Now, defending B.C. champion Centennial opens the 2019 campaign as the team to beat. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Defending champion Centennial Centaurs open B.C. senior girls Triple A soccer season at No. 1

LANGLEY — It’s the defending B.C. champions and the team they went to overtime to beat in 2018 provincial final.The Centennial Centaurs and Fleetwood Park Dragons are Nos. 1-2 to start a new season of B.C. senior girls AAA soccer.The Centaurs have already won the Guildford Park invitational, while the Dragons claimed first place at […]

Fleetwood Park's Grade 9 Tahira Khan (centre) celebrates her first goal as a Dragon during Friday's UBC Invitational championship win over Argyle on the Point Grey campus. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fleetwood Park’s veteran core provides senior service in UBC Invitational title win, No. 2 Dragons will host 2019 AAA BC tourney

SURREY — Ask Sunny Uppal about his days playing under the most decorated coach in the history of U Sports men’s soccer, and one thing stands out above all others.“I played three seasons at UBC under Mike Mosher (2001-03) and he always told us that winning is a habit,” related Uppal of the legendary head […]

Veteran Centennial Centaurs soccer coach Larry Moro celebrates the program's first B.C. AAA title since 2000 with his player Friday at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centennial celebration! Nearly 20 years after its last title run, Centaurs’ girls strike B.C. soccer gold with 11th-hour OT win

VANCOUVER — Nineteen years ago, on the occasion of winning his first B.C. Triple A senior girls soccer title as the rookie head coach of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, Larry Moro knew he had experienced something that was as special as they come.

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Grade 11 star Simran Billen (left) added a PK-session tally to help her team past South Delta and into Friday's B.C. AAA final at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fleetwood’s back! FPSS Dragons survive B.C. semifinal against South Delta to earn amazing fifth straight trip to AAA finals

VANCOUVER — What if there was a scientific formula for proving just who, these days, is perhaps the most resilient team in all of B.C. high school sports? Plug in all of the data, and the answer which would most likely emerge?

After scoring her second goal of match as part of a 2-0 B.C. semifinal win over Reynolds, Centennial's Raegan Mackenzie (18) is congratulated by teammates (from light) Jadyn Vance, Rylee Mackenzie and Kiara Buono. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs’ mojo equals magic! Centennial tops Reynolds to earn first B.C. girls AAA soccer title-tilt berth since turn of the century

VANCOUVER — In a way, you could say that the Centennial Centaurs spent the last 12 months preparing for a day just like Thursday.

Fleetwood Park's Karmin Dhindsa (right) goes airborne to win a ball from Kitsilano's Samantha Wing during opening round action from the 2018 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Vancouver's Jericho Beach turf. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsaityLertters.ca)
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Fleetwood Park tops Kits 3-0 in B.C. girls AAA opener, yet neither team has time to dwell on morning result

VANCOUVER — Dave Sabourin and Sunny Uppal are a pair of veteran coaches who know that nothing is won after the opening round of pool play at the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships.

Fraser Heights' Yashica Parmar (right) and the rest of the Firehawks topped Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best earlier this month to claim a dramatic Fraser Valley junior girls soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A school to watch in 2018-19? Girls soccer, basketball on a rapid rise at Surrey’s Fraser Heights Secondary

SURREY — As the calendar prepares to hit June, and the time comes to look back on another season in B.C. high school sports, it’s the broad prism view which can reveal so much of what to expect when we gather to do it all again come September.

It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Riverside senior centre-mid Brooklyn Macdonald (left) is congratulated after scoring her second goal last Thursday in the Rapids' B.C. tourney-clinching 2-0 win over Surrey's Enver Creek Cougars. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rapids find their passage, 11th-hour victory propels PoCo’s Riverside to first-ever B.C. girls AAA soccer tourney

SURREY — When it comes to the senior varsity girls athletic program at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, basketball and volleyball have had their fair share of the spotlight at provincial championship tournaments. Beginning next week at UBC, you can add soccer to that list.