LANGLEY — Its blueprint leads you to believe it has been designed specifically to guide its student-athletes through the unique emotional demands of the current global pandemic.Yet the coaching co-operative which was poured as part of the foundation of the Trinity Western Spartans men’s and women’s rugby teams back in 2019 is proving itself to […]
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05.20.20 edition: Varsity Letters-The Podcast talks B.C. high school rugby with commissioner Walt Van Halst
Welcome to another edition of Varsity Letters-The Podcast. This week, we speak with Walter Van Halst, the commissioner of the B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union, on the future of the sport within the provincial high school ranks. B.C. high school rugby was coming off one of its most successful seasons ever in 2019 with […]
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 […]
West Vancouver’s Simon Li: Just 15 months after tackling football and rugby, the Highlanders’ raw rookie answers the call of the Calgary Dinos
WEST VANCOUVER — Out of nowhere, he established his high school’s new gold standard for raw rookies. Now, West Vancouver Highlanders’ graduating senior Simon Li is headed off to a university career as a diamond in the rough.
It was 20 years ago this week! Lord Byng coach Mallette relishes “…a precious opportunity” as Grey Ghosts snap a two decade title drought
ABBOTSFORD — Mike Mallette didn’t need to be reminded that a signature moment had just arrived in his life, and in the lives of the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts rugby program, one which he has made his life’s work.
Michael Calvert: UBC’s touted QB recruit closes out high school career at South Delta by putting on his rugby shoes
ABBOTSFORD — When Michael Calvert took a second and thought about all the friendships and moments of brotherhood he had shared with the same group of friends since his early elementary school days in Tsawwassen, the answer was pretty simple.And that’s why, after he played the role of spectator back on April 10, watching his […]
McCartney, Bateman T-Wolves a two-sport pack ready to build on rising football fortunes
ABBOTSFORD — The best way to tell the story of the 2017 Robert Bateman Timberwolves senior varsity football team is to first imagine them gathered together on their team bus.
Talent spilleth over as PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens win first-ever B.C. high school rugby crown
PORT COQUITLAM — Back in December of 2008, the Terry Fox Ravens had a football season for the ages: 12-0 and a wire-to-wire perch at No. 1 in the AAA rankings, capped with a Subway Bowl B.C. championship title. Later that spring, with many of the football team’s stars, the Fox rugby team went out and […]
Varsity Letters’ Top 5 Players of Day from the BC high school rugby championships
Welcome to Varsity Letters’ B.C. Big 5, our daily look at the Top 5 Players of the Day during the 2017 B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union provincial championships.
Sudden Sam can’t miss, Bateman joins Stags, Saints, Eagles in B.C. JV rugby Final 4
ABBOTSFORD — The Robert Bateman Timberwolves survived a dramatic finish over the weekend, in the process earning an opportunity to fashion a memorable hometown finish to their 2017 rugby season.