Terry Fox's Brendan Nightingale brought his scoring touch to the Ravens' biggest game of the season, a B.C. tourney-clinching win over the Burnaby Mountain Lions in the Quad-A Fraser North semifinals. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Punching B.C. tourney tickets: On Friday, here’s how Terry Fox, Heritage Woods, Kelowna and Dover Bay all found their way to The Big Dance!

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 […]

Brentwood College's Avik Bakshi (right) and Carihi's Kalem Lindstrom battle for possession during during Coastal AA championship match at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Tough road to title! Brentwood College goes to kicks in back-to-back games Tuesday, topping Carihi Tyees to win BC boys AA Coastal soccer title!

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 […]

The pandemic may have scrubbed the 2020 B.C. senior girls volleyball season, but nothing can stop the Varsity Letters annual B.C. Super 15 poll. Among this season's top players are (left to right) Kelowna Owls' Anya Pemberton and Madison Shanks, Sydney Wright of Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, Madison Gardner of Vernon's W.L. Seaton Sonics and Eva Person of Victoria's Stelly's Stingers. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Our 12th annual edition: Who are B.C.’s Top 15 Grade 12 girls volleyball players? Check out our 2020-21 Dream Team!

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 […]

Emoni Bush of Campbell River's Carihi Tyees is Varsity Letters' 2020-21 B.C. senior girls volleyball Player of the Year. Bush will next season head to Seattle and join the Pac 12's Washington Huskies. (Photos by Paul Yates and Jon Hayduk property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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There’s a name for that dream! Carihi Tyees’ Emoni Bush, B.C. Girls Volleyball 2020-21 Player of the Year, takes her golden spike to Pac 12’s UW Huskies!

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 […]

Vancouver's Little Flower Academy Angels come together to celebrate a B.C. senior girls Triple A volleyball title that seemed unlikely at time earlier in the day. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Triple A Volleyball Finals: Little Flower’s unflappable Angels find their golden finish by hitting Final Four re-set button

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 […]

The building excitement with the 2019 Carihi Tyees senior varsity volleyball team is reflected by the excitement of Shea Watson (2, centre) and teammates (clockwise from right) Reese Davidson, Taya Bideau and Ashton Bruining during the recent UBC Mizuno Invitational. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Carry on, Carihi! Campbell River’s youthful, No. 1-ranked Tyees carry poise, experience in chase for program’s first B.C. title

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?

Vancouver's St. Patrick's Celtics, celebrating a point during last week's UBC Mizuno Invitational at War Memorial Gymnasium, open the new season at AA No. 4. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls high school volleyball: It’s Top 10 time again as we check with our first set of rankings at all four tiers!

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 […]

Carihi's Emma Skalik (left, blue) and the rest of Campbell River's Tyees have made a statement heading into the next week's B.C. Triple A championships. (Photo courtesy Carihi Athletics)
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Carry on, Carihi: Tiny Tyees upset Oak Bay en route to BC tourney!

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 […]