Byrne Creek hooker Jeevan Deol (left) is one of almost 100 first-year high school rugby players at Burnaby's Byrne Creek Community School this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Rugby

A Sunday Read: Why coach Moreno Stefanon & Byrne Creek’s new rugby program has meshed with Bulldog nation’s global student body

BURNABY — It was a scene which gave you a sense of the surreal, but when you dream big and don’t let the details get in the way of trying, it’s the kind of stuff which always seems to find a way to become reality.

Timberwolves Classic MVP Norben Bulosan (right) of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers sharers a lighter moment with teammate Gaurab Acharya (3) Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Timberwolves Classic ’19: Topping No. 2 Vernon Panthers no small feat for compact MVP Bulosan and No. 1 Tupper Tigers

ABBOTSFORD — Until we meet again? East Vancouver’s No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the No. 2 Vernon Panthers may well have given an advance showing of the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship final deep in the Fraser Valley on Saturday night.

Tupper's Gaurab Acharya has returned following a lengthy injury, and the No. 2 Tupper Tigers have advanced to the semifinals of STMC's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

CHANCELLOR 2019: No. 1 Huskies, No. 2 Tigers keep title hopes alive, but West Van, Byrne Creek also on Final 4 dance card

BURNABY — The Chancellor Invitational may or may not have a B.C. Triple A No. 1 vs. No. 2 senior boys championship final on Saturday night. What is known, however, is that it’s going to be a great game regardless of who gets there.

Back on Dec. 7 at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, Sufi Ahmed (left) and the Byrne Creek Bulldogs clashed with Jordane Burke and the Oak Bay Bays. This weekend, Byrne Creek is at the STM Chancellor, while Oak Bay is at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

What happens when Fox’s Legal Beagle and STM’s Chancellor collide? Fourteen Top-10 teams, 46 games and 21 kilometres of pavement!

LANGLEY — The best collection of B.C. senior varsity boys basketball talent will all be gathered under one collective roof on March 6.That’s when all four tiers begin respective four-day runs at the B.C. championships hosted by the Langley Events Centre.But how about the next-best overall collection of teams from that same talent pool in […]

North Delta Huskies' senior guard Suraj Gahir is ready to establish himself as one of the greatest North Delta Huskies of all time this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Led by electrifying Suraj Gahir, senior-laden North Delta Huskies chase first B.C. title since 1990

NORTH DELTA — Twenty-nine seasons after their last grand triumph, Husky pride has once again hit the heights and it will all be on display for three days later this week at the Langley Events Centre.

South Kamloops' head coach Tim Unaegbu finally gets a championship moment with his players on LEC soil, hugging (left to right) Sam Jean, Reid Jansen, Nick Sarai and Josh Jean. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

South Kamloops: Even from afar, presence of coach Unaegbu touches spirit of Titans, guides them to B.C. AAA hoops title

LANGLEY — This is a story that began 365 days ago, with a vow from a head coach that both he and his basketball team, gutted in defeat, would return to tend to unfinished business.

Byrne Creek Bulldogs' senior Majok Deng brings a cerebral aura to the court for B.C.'s No. 1-ranked AAA boys basketball team. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

Just say ‘Rock, chalk, Majok’ and Byrne Creek’s Bulldog nation salutes its professorial senior Majok Deng

BURNABY — His first name is Majok, but you’re excused if you say Magic. “He is just a really engaging kid, an intellectual at heart,” begins head coach Bal Dhillon when asked to describe the essence of the 6-foot-8 senior guard/forward with Burnaby’s Triple A No. 1-ranked Byrne Creek Bulldogs.

Suraj Gahir (left) of the 3A North Delta Huskies, as well as both Valdi Alarie-Hill (middle) and Ewan MacKenzie of the 4A Oak Bay Bays both have their teams in the top four of their respective tiers this week. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Basketball

02.21.18 B.C. senior boys Big 10 basketball rankings: Tweedsmuir, Mouat the big 4A climbers

LANGLEY — With just one more set of rankings will follow after the completion of zone championships, it’s that time of year that even ranked teams face: Sudden elimination.