SMUS' Karter Fry, drives to the basket between Tupper's DJ Laconsay (left) and Matthew Dunkerley during Wednesday's TBI Round 1 game at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2019 Boys – Our game-by-game reports live from the Langley Event Centre

LANGLEY — Welcome to the first day off the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.Please check back on this posting throughout the day for reports from the opening round’s four preliminary round games.SIR CHARLES TUPPER 56 SMUS 50LANGLEY — It was a game in which both teams could claim a disadvantage.East Vancouver’s Triple A No. 2-ranked Sir […]

Fleetwood Park senior Amrit Bassi is the defensive conscience of Surrey's Grade-12 laden Dragons, who kick off the 2019 TBI on Wednesday at the LEC against R.A. McMath. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2019: Surrey’s senior-laden Fleetwood Park Dragons hope their full-circle journey begins and ends at the LEC

SURREY — Last season, the Fleetwood Park Dragons showed themselves as one of those teams capable of pulling off the big upset.Well, almost.Remember the Dragons’ 82-78 overtime loss in its league championship final to the same Holy Cross Crusaders’ team which would go on to beat both eventual B.C. champion Lord Tweedsmuir and powerhouse Terry […]

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.

Fleetwood Park's Simran Billen (right) celebrates her first goal Wednesday in the Dragons' 5-1 win over Sullivan Heights at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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 […]

While being guarded by Duchess Park's Caleb Lyons (right) during action at last month's Chancellor Invitational at St. Thomas More, prodigious Grade 9 talent Rav Randhawa dishes a no-look pass. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Veteran Centennial Centaurs soccer coach Larry Moro celebrates the program's first B.C. AAA title since 2000 with his player Friday at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centennial celebration! Nearly 20 years after its last title run, Centaurs’ girls strike B.C. soccer gold with 11th-hour OT win

VANCOUVER — Nineteen years ago, on the occasion of winning his first B.C. Triple A senior girls soccer title as the rookie head coach of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, Larry Moro knew he had experienced something that was as special as they come.

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Grade 11 star Simran Billen (left) added a PK-session tally to help her team past South Delta and into Friday's B.C. AAA final at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fleetwood’s back! FPSS Dragons survive B.C. semifinal against South Delta to earn amazing fifth straight trip to AAA finals

VANCOUVER — What if there was a scientific formula for proving just who, these days, is perhaps the most resilient team in all of B.C. high school sports? Plug in all of the data, and the answer which would most likely emerge?

Fleetwood Park's Karmin Dhindsa (right) goes airborne to win a ball from Kitsilano's Samantha Wing during opening round action from the 2018 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Vancouver's Jericho Beach turf. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsaityLertters.ca)
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Fleetwood Park tops Kits 3-0 in B.C. girls AAA opener, yet neither team has time to dwell on morning result

VANCOUVER — Dave Sabourin and Sunny Uppal are a pair of veteran coaches who know that nothing is won after the opening round of pool play at the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships.

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)
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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.