LANGLEY TOWNSHIP – There have been a pair of late changes to both boys and girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational eight-team draws, prompting us to re-publish those affected brackets.In the boys TBI, Langley Secondary has dropped out of the Langley-Surrey region eight-team draw. Taking their place will be the Burnaby Central Wildcats, who will now oppose […]
NORTH DELTA – Heartfelt greetings to all of you, my loyal, longtime readers.It’s been five months since I decided to take a break from my writing life.As was the goal from the very start, my decision to take sabbatical after 40 years of daily practice — first from my typewriter, and of course later, in […]
LANGLEY — K.C. Ibekwe heard it from the crowd Sunday night at the Langley Events Centre.From one side of the Centre Court complex, the Centennial Centaurs’ 6-foot-10 centre lined up to shoot free throws while supporters of the arch-rival Terry Fox Ravens broke into unrepentant chants of ‘Over-rated’.Yet when the unflappable Ibekwe was able to […]
LANGLEY — Here’s a look at the three games which determined third to eighth at this season’s Tsumura Basketball Invitational which wrapped up Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.THIRD-FOURTHFLEETWOOD PARK 78 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 66LANGLEY — Surrey’s unranked Fleetwood Park Dragons, nursing a 54-53 lead after three quarters against Vancouver’s No. 5-ranked Sir Winston Churchill […]
By GARY AHUJALANGLEY — Know any basketball players excelling both on and off the court? Then the Fraser Valley Bandits want to hear from you.With basketball season now underway, the Bandits are launching the BC Player of the Week to recognize student-athletes who are excelling as role models in the classroom, in the community and […]
B.C. high school basketball coaches could barely contain their excitement Tuesday evening as they spoke with Varsity Letters just minutes after the official decision came down that B.C. high school basketball’s delayed opening was over, and that tip-off around the province would take place on Wednesday.“They have been waiting to go now for weeks,” said […]
(Jeff Gourley has given heart and soul to breathe life and community into the East Vancouver basketball world. On Thursday, he announced his reasons for stepping away this season from the boys program at Sir Charles Tupper where the Tigers have been his extended family for most the last quarter century… the team, to be […]
LANGLEY — Welcome to a Varsity Letters first! As part of our season-ending tribute to the student-athletes and coaches who make the B.C. high school sports world such a special fraternity, we started out with a simple idea: Publishing the photographs of every senior varsity team to win a B.C. high school championship over the course […]
LANGLEY — Thanks for your patience. The Final Four is set for the 2019 B.C. junior girls basketball championships with semifinals set for 6:30 p.m.and 8 p.m. tip offs Friday.
BURNABY — When Jack Dumont thinks about the past two years, the rising UBC Thunderbirds freshman can’t help but reflect on the help and support which was extended to himself, his mom Trixie and his younger brothers Hunter and Cole through the outstretched arms of B.C.’s tight-knit basketball community.