R.A. McMath's Travis Hamberger (left), here being defended by Centennial's Leif Skelding at the 2018 B.C. Junior Varsity championship tournament, will lead his Wildcats into the 2020 TBI this coming December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2020: With a plethora of positivity and plenty of warm hoops karma, B.C.’s best accept invites for an early-season date at the LEC!

NORTH DELTA — Jesse Davis. Everett Swaim. Justin Sunga. Bobby Mabeny. KC Ibekwe. Ben Manns. Caleb Lyons. Rav Randhawa. Clay Kurtz. Karn Shergill. Rourke MacDonald. Travis Hamberger. Gyan Sandhu. Rhys Maestre. Milan John. Daniel Marcelo. Ekman Sohal. Arars Jahangiri. Jaydan Bains. Kyle Kong.

Byrne Creek's Bobby Mabeny hit eight treys in leading the Bulldogs past No. 2 GW Graham, and into Saturday morning's Final Four at the Robert Bateman Timberwolves Classic in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2020. All Rights Reserved)
Brookswood's Evan Kimm (right) drives on Byrne Creek's Darius Morrison en route to scoring two of his 21 points Friday at the STM Chancellor. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Chancellor 2020: Tough Eastern Valley AAA foes give Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats a fourth-quarter edge against Byrne Creek

BURNABY — Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats rallied down the stretch of the second half to edge Burnaby’s Byrne Creek Bulldogs 91-88 and keep alive their hopes of a fifth place finish here at the St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational.The victory propels Brookswood into Saturday’s fifth-sixth final (2:30 p.m.) against Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons, an earlier 61-44 […]

Sir Charles Tupper's George Miller (second left)tries to contain his emotion as he is surrounded by his Tigers' teammates after scoring a dramatic late try to insure the school's first rugby victory since the mid-1960s. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper Tigers bring B.C. rugby title back to East Vancouver! First banner since mid-1960s earned after victory over Byrne Creek

ABBOTSFORD — There is a faded banner hanging at East Vancouver’s Sir Charles Tupper Secondary signifying a B.C. high school rugby championships from the mid-1960’s.

St. George's Dillon Hamilton (with ball), pictured here during the 2018 New Zealand Shield final against Carson Graham, scored a try as part of his team's LM semifinal win over Handsworth last week. The Saints and Eagles clash again for the Mainland bragging rights on Thursday at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Rugby Report 05.20.19: Get ready for St. George’s vs. Carson Graham, Collingwood vs. Rockridge in New Zealand Shield title tests

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. boys high school rugby report. Conference semifinals dominated the landscape as Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland teams geared up for title tilts Wednesday and Thursday.

After winning its first game on the final day of the regular season, Burnaby's Byrne Creek Bulldogs are playoff bound in their first-ever season of play. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Byrne Creek rugby’s historic first win! Said ‘Dawgs head coach Stefanon: “You would have thought we had won just won a B.C. title”

BURNABY — The greenest team in B.C. senior boys rugby has done nothing but grow over its first-ever season. On Thursday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex however, the hometown Byrne Creek Bulldogs enjoyed an historic coming of age.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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.