Nikki Cabuco of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils capped her high school career off in fashion Thursday in PoCo, then shared a moment with coach Anthony Beyrouti. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Best’s Nikki Cabuco: A chapter defined by her tenacity and character gets fitting all-star close ahead of bold new journey with UFV Cascades

PORT COQUITLAM — If you have annually judged our best players by the number of appearances they make in the provincial championship tournament over the course of their high school careers, you’d have missed her.

Simon Fraser sophomore guard Kendal Sands has brought offensive efficiency and defensive grit to the Clan, which opens two-game weekend homestand Thursday against Central Washington. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Simon Fraser’s Kendal Sands: Defining the Sixth-Woman role, unselfish guard lends guts, glue to the Clan cause

BURNABY — Kendal Sands knew from the start of the season that she wasn’t going to let her minutes be the measure of her true value to the Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team.

It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
Feature High School Girls Soccer

Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

The Sardis Falcons and Argyle Pipers each find themselves among B.C.'s top-ranked girls AAA soccer teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs, Falcons put 2017’s heartache behind, open at the top of B.C. AAA girls soccer rankings

A pair of B.C. AAA Final Four teams a season ago, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and the Sardis Falcons of Chilliwack each felt the agony of provincial semifinal defeats.

Quinn Desaulniers (8) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best celebrates one of his 10 tournament goals as the Blue Devils captured the B.C. boys AAA soccer title with a 2-1 win Saturday in Burnaby over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Boys Soccer

A most mighty Quinn tallies twice, helps Dr. Charles Best’s Blue Devils to B.C. AAA boys soccer spoils

BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated boys high school soccer program of the century has taken its share of tough losses over the years and bounced back nicely. Four B.C. AAA championship titles over the past eight years heading into this past weekend’s provincial tournament at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was a direct reflection of that.