The Centennial Centaurs weren't afraid to state their dyed-in-cotton goal of winning a B.C. title at the start of the season. On Friday, they backed it up by becoming B.C.'s first top-tiered repeat-title winners in 15 years. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Carbon-copy champions? Sometimes the facsimile is even better as Centennial tops Fleetwood to repeat as B.C. AAA girls soccer champs!

SURREY — For the Centennial Centaurs, Friday’s B.C. AAA senior girls soccer title-game victory at Cloverdale Athletic Park was a virtual carbon-copy re-play of the 2018 game.

Despite her credentials as a 14-year-old Grade 9 rookie keeper last season, Centennial's Kelsey Eckert led the Centaurs to the B.C. AAA championship title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Kelsey Eckert: Grade 10’s career choice as BCSPL & high school keeper forged by Centaurs’ 2018 run to B.C. AAA title

COQUITLAM — One of the more anonymous moments in last season’s run to the B.C. AAA girls soccer title by Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs was the way they were able to survive the sudden-elimination group stage on Day two of the three-day event and find their way to the tournament’s Final Four.

Kiara Buono (right) of the Centennial Centaurs helped her team to the Fraser Valley Triple A championship title on Thursday following a 2-0 win over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial tops Panorama for FV AAA soccer title, heads to B.C.’s at 15-0-2! Argyle, Nanaimo Dist., McMath also claim zone titles

SURREY — Raegan Mackenzie’s well-placed blast off an indirect free kick 25 minutes in wound up holding as the winner, lifting defending B.C. AAA champion Centennial Centaurs to a 2-1 win over Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder in Fraser Valley’s top-tiered title game Thursday afternoon at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Centennial's Meghan Harder (centre) kept her head in the game, helping lead the defending B.C. AAA champion Centaurs past host South Delta in a Fraser Valley semifinal clash at Winskill Park in Tsawwassen. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Encore, encore? Constant refinement the key as defending B.C. AAA champ Centennial preps for FV title match

TSAWWASSEN — As accomplished as they are as B.C.’s reigning top-tiered girls high school soccer champions, Coquitlam’s dynamic Centennial Centaurs aren’t above having their collective re-set button pushed in preparation for what they hope is a long and healthy run to a repeat title.At their best, like they were upon hitting full attack mode Monday […]

Fleetwood Park's Grade 9 Tahira Khan (centre) celebrates her first goal as a Dragon during Friday's UBC Invitational championship win over Argyle on the Point Grey campus. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fleetwood Park’s veteran core provides senior service in UBC Invitational title win, No. 2 Dragons will host 2019 AAA BC tourney

SURREY — Ask Sunny Uppal about his days playing under the most decorated coach in the history of U Sports men’s soccer, and one thing stands out above all others.“I played three seasons at UBC under Mike Mosher (2001-03) and he always told us that winning is a habit,” related Uppal of the legendary head […]

As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola scored 32 points and was the clear choice as Fraser Valley 4A tourney MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross hoopsters are Crusaders for the the ages! Fraser Valley tourney’ swan song 4A final a blow-out win over No. 1 Terry Fox

LANGLEY — Prior to the start of the 2017-18 B.C. high school basketball season, coaches around this province were near-unanimous in their feeling that Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders should start the campaign as the province’s preseason Quad-A No. 1 team.

Centennial's Dom Parolin (right) gets a defensive mitt in the face of Guildford Park's Jas Dhudwal during Quad-A Fraser Valley tournament clash on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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After 10 long years, Centennial is back at The Big Dance! Parolin-powered Centaurs edge Guildford Park at FV tourney

LANGLEY — Down and perhaps counted out by many over the course of a long, tough Fraser Valley winter, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs are headed to the Big Dance for the first time in a decade.

Heritage Woods' Maddy Counsell (left) wins a loose ball as she hits the deck along with South Kam's Kendra Kaczur during Saturday action at the 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out at Coquitlam's Centennial Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out 2019: Live reports from Super Saturday’s placing games

COQUITLAM — We’re here at Centennial Secondary’s 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out. Keep checking back on this posting for updates throughout the day from placing games leading up to today’s championship final (5:45 p.m.) between AAA powers Semiahmoo and Walnut Grove.

Always reppin' defence? That's the new mantra of Brookswood head coach Chris Veale who chats about stops with Bobcats players (left to right) Jenna Dick, Neyha Lali and Mackenzie Cox. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)