Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls visited Vancouver as an NBA city during the Grizzlies short life here, yet MJ almost paid a private visit to a B.C. high school hoops powerhouse a back in 1990. (ESPN photo graphic)
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The Last Dance, Vancouver style! Thirty years later, the story behind Michael Jordan’s planned 1990 trip to Richmond High

RICHMOND — Cell phones had not yet gone mainstream, and the internet was about a year away from its official launch.The year was 1990, although that might not seem like so long ago to some, the world was still an innocent enough outpost that picking up the phone and making one call could still get […]

Semiahmoo's Adam Paige contests a shot by Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley in Friday Final Four action at the LEC. Tomley scored 48 but the Totems prevailed 74-67. Also on the scene are Jordon Chen (4) and Vlad Mihaila. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Semiahmoo Totems: “Great teams have great teammates” are words Surrey team takes to heart as it plays in first B.C. final since 1961

LANGLEY — When you talk about the 2017-18 Semiahmoo Totems senior boys basketball team, it’s impossible to do so without referencing the importance they have placed on something best described as their intangible basketball culture.

Semiahmoo head coach Ed Lefurgy watches his team in Arena Bowl shoot-around practice Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Semiahmoo Totems: Program’s growing legacy at B.C. Quad A tourney takes the guesswork out of prep

LANGLEY — It’s run of success as it translates to B.C. Quad A tournament berths is still relatively fresh, yet getting to the Big Dance for the third time in four years is enough that Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems know how to leave nothing to chance.

Semiahmoo Totems head coach Ed Lefurgy met Adam Paige (left) and Vlad Mihaila on the same day six years ago, and the trio have seen eye-to-eye ever since. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Vlad and Adam: How two senior Totems passed a special eye-test and helped lift Semiahmoo hoops to B.C. elite status

SURREY — In these days of wireless hi-tech everything, there is something about the telekinetic link between Adam Paige and Vlad Mihaila which makes you want to call them Bluetooth basketball brothers.