St. Pat's players had plenty of second-half moments to celebrate as they rallied past Fleetwood Park on Sunday to earn a berth in the B.C. junior Final Four. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Jr. Boys Elite 8: St. Pat’s Jovin Sunner shines bright as defending champ Celtics rally past Fleetwood Park Dragons for Final Four berth!

LANGLEY — The St. Patrick’s Celtics are playing their best basketball of the season at precisely the right time.Ask head coach John Boateng about it, and he’ll tell you that it’s a case of Sunner rather than later.Oh, that’s as in Jovin Sunner, the hard-luck 6-foot-3 Grade 10 forward who did a little bit of […]

Fleetwood Park's Karan Sran dishes the ball as book-end Gators' defenders David Kim (left) and Joshua-Owen Merriott converge on Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Fleetwood Park, Walnut Grove fans brings the emotion (and volume) back to our game… Dragons top Gators in a classic Sweet 16 clash as BC juniors close out Day One!!

LANGLEY — They abided by the 50 per cent capacity rules on the opening day of the B.C. junior boys basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre.Yet based on the passion, emotion and flat-out volume brought to proceedings by the cheering sections for the final game of the night, supporters for Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons […]

R.A. McMath's Travis Hamberger (left), here being defended by Centennial's Leif Skelding at the 2018 B.C. Junior Varsity championship tournament, will lead his Wildcats into the 2020 TBI this coming December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2020: With a plethora of positivity and plenty of warm hoops karma, B.C.’s best accept invites for an early-season date at the LEC!

NORTH DELTA — Jesse Davis. Everett Swaim. Justin Sunga. Bobby Mabeny. KC Ibekwe. Ben Manns. Caleb Lyons. Rav Randhawa. Clay Kurtz. Karn Shergill. Rourke MacDonald. Travis Hamberger. Gyan Sandhu. Rhys Maestre. Milan John. Daniel Marcelo. Ekman Sohal. Arars Jahangiri. Jaydan Bains. Kyle Kong.

Abbotsford's Karn Brar (right) is guarded by Yale's Reid Lowen during the East Valley Quad-A zone championship game Feb. 23 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Championships 2020: Who’s in the toughest quadrant across all four tiers? It’s Abby-Terry Fox, Van College-Fleetwood Park

LANGLEY — The toughest overall quadrant across all four tiers of competition at the 2020 B.C. senior boys basketball championships belongs to a quartet of teams who have been provincially ranked or owned honourable mention status for the entire season.

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)