Longtime former Brookswood Bobcats' head coach Neil Brown saw superstar 2016 grad Aislinn Konig play live six times over the course of her MVP career with the North Carolina State Wolfpack. (Photo courtesy Neil Brown)
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Neil Brown: Brookswood’s legendary ex-coach on hoops retirement, Ace Konig and the path to hardcourt enlightenment

LANGLEY — If you followed Neil Brown’s Twitter feed this past season, then you know that in retirement, one of the most decorated members of the B.C. high school basketball fraternity is enjoying the full measure of connectedness that comes with mentoring hundreds upon hundreds of student-athletes over a coaching career that has touched parts […]

Fraser Heights' Yashica Parmar (right) and the rest of the Firehawks topped Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best earlier this month to claim a dramatic Fraser Valley junior girls soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A school to watch in 2018-19? Girls soccer, basketball on a rapid rise at Surrey’s Fraser Heights Secondary

SURREY — As the calendar prepares to hit June, and the time comes to look back on another season in B.C. high school sports, it’s the broad prism view which can reveal so much of what to expect when we gather to do it all again come September.

Fraser Heights head coach Wayne Best has had plenty of reason to celebrate with his Firehawks who have advanced to the B.C. junior girls Final Four on Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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A new high for Fraser Heights: Surrey’s underdog Firehawks burning brightly at B.C. junior championships

By ALY LAUBE(Special to VarsityLetters.ca)LANGLEY — Like many teams at the B.C. Junior Girls Basketball Championships, Surrey’s No. 15 seed Fraser Heights Firehawks—who won a quarterfinal game against the No. 7 Penticton Lakers 55-43 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre—call themselves a family. But for three of the players and two of the coaches, that […]

Queen Elizabeth Royals' Grade 10 Jasneet Nijjar (left) edged Semiahmoo's Jessica Williams in a 400m classic Friday in Langley. (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)
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TSUMURA: My top three takeaways from Day 2 of the Subway BC track and field meet

LANGLEY — My top three takeaways from Day 2 Friday  at the Subway B.C. High School Track and Field championships, with huge thanks to a dear friend of Varsity Letters, photographer Wilson Wong, who helps bring these vignettes to life: