BURNABY — The first set of Top 10 rankings for B.C. senior boys high school basketball have arrived for 2023, and Surrey schools have surged in the largest Quad-A tier.Here’s the lastest from our B.C. pollsters at all four tiers for Jan 11, 2023:BASKETBALLTOP 10 RANKINGSB.C. SENIOR BOYSQUAD A1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (LW -1)2 […]
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12.7.22 edition: B.C. senior boys basketball’s latest Top 10 rankings from Quaud-A to Single-A are right here!
The latest Top 10 rankings for B.C. senior boys high school basketball have arrived for Dec. 7, 2022:BASKETBALLTOP 10 RANKINGSB.C. SENIOR BOYSQUAD A1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (LW -1)2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS) (2)3 Burnaby South Rebels (FN) (3)4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS) (4)5 Abbotsford Panthers (EV) (5)6 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI) […]
TBI 2022: Burnaby Central boys, Pitt Meadows girls draw into the fold after late cancellations, latest draws now available
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 […]
A message from Howard: After 40 years, I’ll bring a new writing direction to Varsity Letters for the 2022-23 high school and university sports season!
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 […]
No stage fright for K.C. Ibekwe! Centennial’s big man revels in the cheers and jeers as his 43 points vs. Fox lift Centaurs to Fraser North Quad-A title!
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 […]
Tsumura Basketball 2021: Surrey’s surprising Fleetwood Park Dragons take third, while Churchill, Abby, MacNeill, Claremont and STM complete the rest of our boys Great 8!
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 […]
Fraser Valley Bandits launching B.C. high school basketball Player of the Week for girls and boys
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 […]
Tip-off Wednesday: B.C. high school basketball is back, and minutes after news breaks, we catch up with six of our veteran coaches!
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 […]
Longtime Charles Tupper hoops coach Jeff Gourley takes leave of his Tigers in 2021-22: In a changing world, here’s his heartfelt good-bye!
(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 […]
A Sunday Photo Album: We celebrate all 73 B.C. high school senior varsity team champions from 2018-19
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 […]