Duchess Park's talented 6-foot-4 Grade 11 guard Caleb Lyons scored 35 points Saturday to help his team top G.W. Graham and win the 2020 Chancellor title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Caleb the Conqueror: Duchess Park’s Caleb Lyons scores 35, leads No. 2 Condors past No. 1 GWG Grizz in Chancellor 2020 final

BURNABY — Caleb Lyons has a way of making every gym his own home, sweet home.This week, it was the spacious, well-lit and energetic confines at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate where he made himself comfy.In fact after he knocked down six triples, scored a team-high 35 points and was picked the MVP of STM’s […]

Dubbed the 'The Kid in the Corner' by Tupper head coach Jeff Gourley after he hit four second-half triples against the Tigers on Friday, G.W. Graham Grizzlies' guard Cairo Almarez was the man of the moment. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Chancellor 2020: No. 1 G.W. Graham set to face No. 2 Duchess Park in tourney final after Grizz’s ‘Kid in the corner’ dials from distance to top No. 5 Tupper

BURNABY — Earlier this week, for just a fraction of a second, G.W. Graham Grizzlies head coach Jake Mouritzen wondered aloud if he should be revealing to the media just how voluminous a three-point shooting threat his senior guard Cairo Almarez has been this season.In the end, however, as his Triple A No. 1-ranked team […]

G.W. Graham senior forward Zach Klim leads the Triple A No. 1-ranked Grizzlies in both scoring and rebounding heading into the 2020 Chancellor Invitational beginning Wednesday at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STMC’s Chancellor 2020: No. 1-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies arrive following blueprint of defending champion North Delta Huskies

CHILLIWACK — As the St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational gets set to tip off Wednesday in Burnaby, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Triple-A team is following what it hopes is a winning recipe.“We have the best losing record in the province,” joked G.W. Graham Grizzlies head coach Jake Mouritzen, whose Chilliwack-based school is actually sitting at 8-8 […]

St. Thomas More's Bella Gaspar (left) gets off a shot while defended by Brookswood's Quinn Jasper during Sweet 16 round of 2019 TBI on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Larry Lawson property of Portland State athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Utter madness hits TBI 2019 Sweet 16! Three Double-A schools crash Friday’s Elite 8 quarterfinals

LANGLEY —What a Thursday of upsets here at TBI.The Sweet 16 for 2019 will be remembered for the way that Double A teams sent the bracket into disarray.Hands up if you had Double A’s Langley Christian, Britannia and St. Thomas More knocking off, respectively, Quad A’s Terry Fox, Riverside and Brookswood?Utter madness!We’ve got all eight […]

Duchess Park guard Tanner Cruz (right) does his best to shake Holy Cross' Tee Anim during dramatic TBI quarterfinal clash Friday morning at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2019 Day 3: Elite 8 clashes complete! Get set for No. 1 Bby South vs. No. 2 Kelowna & Centennial vs. Duchess Park

LANGLEY — We’ve punched our Final Four dance card.Following quarterfinal-round action today, the Quad A No. 3 Centennial Centaurs of Coquitlam will face the Triple A No. 3 Duchess Park Condors of Prince George at 6:45 p.m., followed by the all-Quad-A No. 1 Burnaby South Rebels against the No. 2 Kelowna Owls.KELOWNA 101 TERRY FOX […]

Centennial's Dominic Parolin make an emphatic first-half statement for Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs in its clash against the R.A. McMath Wildcats of Richmond during the Sweet 16 round of TBI 2019 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Boys 2019 Day 2 Sweet 16! All the game reports from the Langley Events Centre

LANGLEY —We’re going final from Day 2 here at the 2019 TBI.Full game reports are below, but first, a reminder that Friday’s quarterfinal games kick off at 9 a.m., while the semifinals tip off at 6:45 p.m.All championship round games are being played on Centre Court, so if you wanted to get your fill of […]

G.W. Graham's Jaiden Claassen (left) and Langley's Kai Thomas not only carried the heavy offensive load for their teams Saturday, they also met each other face-to-face on defence. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four: Fourth-quarter rally not too steep for Langley as Saints top GWG Grizzlies to march into first-ever B.C. final

VANCOUVER — It was a game between two running teams that started out like the script predicted.But both the No. 4 Langley Saints and Chilliwack’s No. 3 G.W. Graham Grizzlies caught scent of a different path to the end zone over the second half of its Subway Bowl AA semifinals and in the end it […]

B.C. High School AA MVP Zack Smith did it all. both on offence and defence as his Vernon Panthers faced the Ballenas Whalers in the Subway Bowl 2019 AA semfinals at BC Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four: MVP Zack Smith a game-changer on offence & defence as No. 1 Vernon tops No. 2 Ballenas

VANCOUVER — It’s a tribute to the heart and the immense capabilities of Parksville’s No. 2 Ballenas Whalers that the No. 1-ranked, defending B.C. champion Vernon Panthers finally looked to have been solved over much of the opening half of a Subway Bowl AA semifinal played Saturday afternoon at B.C. Place Stadium.Play after play, series […]

As teammate Dayton Boytillier lays on a key block in front of fellow linemen Declan da Luz (64), Nolan MacLeod (71) and Zach Rohan (65), Langley Saints' running back Kai Thomas finds a hole for a big gain last week at the dome against Clarence Fulton. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four Football Preview: No. 3 G.W. Graham vs. No. 4 Langley

VANCOUVER — When Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies rallied to beat the undefeated Langley Saints 20-19 under the lights at its own Exhibition Stadium back on Oct. 18, all you knew was that this was a battle between two teams so good that their paths were sure to cross before season’s end.Well, that intersection takes place […]

Vernon quarterback Zack Smith was masterful in leading the defending champion Panthers back to the Subway Bowl Final Four next weekend at B.C. Place. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL NIGHT FINAL BCHS Football Report 11.15.19 edition: No. 1 Vernon, No. 2 Ballenas win to set up epic Subway Bowl Final Four clash of unbeatens

No. 1 vs. No. 2, both sitting with perfect 8-0 records, and set to meet in the Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four one week from Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium?That’s the plotline put into play Friday as the top-ranked, defending B.C. champion Vernon Panthers and Parksville’s No. 2-ranked Ballenas Whalers each came away with […]