LANGLEY — The beauty of the last week of February as it pertains to the B.C. senior boys high school basketball world?Many purists will tell you that it is within this window of zone playdowns and provincial championship qualification, that you actually get to see the best teams begin to touch their ceilings.Tonight, as we […]
BURNABY — When a team goes to penalty kicks to win the two biggest games of its season in back-to-back fashion within a span of about four-and-half-hours, so much of it comes down to mind over matter.And perhaps no one brought more mental tenacity to the turf at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex for the […]
LANGLEY — Way back in December of 2009, when UBC Thunderbirds’ head coach Doug Reimer floated an idea past me to honour the best girls and boys high school volleyball players in B.C. on an annual basis, little did either of us know that a dozen years later, the concept would be as fresh today […]
Ask Emoni Bush to trace the origins of her unique given name, and the senior volleyball standout with Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees delivers her answer with an appropriate hint of joyous wonder.“What I’ve heard is that it came to my dad in a dream,” says Bush.Trace the journey she has made in the sport over […]
LANGLEY — After a semifinal scare nearly derailed their championship aspirations, Vancouver’s Little Flower Academy Angels barely gave their opponents a sniff the rest of the way.The Angels were down 2-0 in Saturday morning’s semifinal against Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Sonics and with their backs against the proverbial wall, LFA came out and delivered six dominant […]
CAMPBELL RIVER — Make an epic run to the B.C. AAA title match as a No. 8 seed from a school that has never, ever taken home all of the marbles, then fall achingly short of the grand prize?
Welcome to a new season of B.C. senior girls high school volleyball.Here are the first set of Top 10 rankings for all four tiers!QUAD A1 Kelowna Owls2 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey)3 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver)4 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey)5 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver)6 Claremont Spartans (Victoria)7 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey)8 Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria)9 Elgin […]
When Abbie Simms slotted a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net in the fifth-round of penalty kicks against Victoria’s perennial powerhouse Oak Bay Breakers, and Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees began their celebration, its longtime coach could only shake his head.“We’ve gone to penalty kicks seven times this season,” began Tyees’ head […]