Handsworth's Aidan Chubb (left) is one half of the Royals' twin tower front court attack. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls championships 2020: Rick Mark, a high school hoops lifer, helps get Handsworth Royals back to The Big Dance

NORTH VANCOUVER — Absence makes a basketball coach’s heart grow fonder, and in the case of Rick Mark, you can almost hear that excited pulse the second his voice comes over the telephone wires.“I thought I was getting too old for this, but after 15 years off, here I am again,” laughed Mark, 70, as […]

Cutting a path through the Centennial Centaurs this past December at TBI 2019 is Kelowna's Jonathon Haughton. The senior guard and the rest of the Owls play host to this weekend's Western Canada Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Western Canada 2020: No. 3 Owls bring the best to Kelowna! No. 1 Rebels, No. 4 Royals, No. 6 Saints joined by Alberta, Manitoba’s best

KELOWNA — Like every head coach hosting an invitational tournament, the one accepted advantage is the built-in ability to schedule as cushy a first-round opponent as is possible.

Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder went 2-0 on opening day at the 2019 BC Senior Boys Triple A soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 B.C. Boys AAA Soccer Championships: S. Delta, Handsworth, Matheson, Pano, Best, VC & Reynolds keep Final 4 hopes alive

BURNABY — A lot of tired teams took early harbour in their tournament hotel rooms here at the B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships.Two games today helped set the plotline for Saturday’s championship finale at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, yet one more group stage match remains for all 16 teams over the 9 and […]

South Delta quarterback Ben McDonald threw three TD passes and rushed for another in his No. 2-ranked team's win over Handsworth. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ 10.05.19 Saturday Night B.C. High School football report

Saturday night’s edition of the Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School football report is now complete.WESTERN CONFERENCEHANDSWORTH 6 at No. 2 SOUTH DELTA 30TSAWWASSEN — The South Delta Sun Devils may have scored their final 22 points in unanswered fashion Saturday to remain a perfect 5-0 on the season.Yet it was one of those days when […]

The Kelowna Owls, including Anya Pemberton (16) and Sophie LaChapelle (7) defeated North Vancouver's Handsworth Royals in the championship final of the UBC Mizuno invitational held last week on the Point Grey campus in Vancouver. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls High School Volleyball: Quad-A champion Kelowna Owls pick up where they left off, capturing UBC Mizuno Invitational title

VANCOUVER — Even though they are the defending B.C. champions at the province’s highest tier and expected to open at No. 1 atop the first Quad-A Top 10 poll of the season, the Kelowna Owls senior girls volleyball team has still got its own script to write this season.“Our prime objective last weekend was to […]

St. George's Dillon Hamilton (with ball), pictured here during the 2018 New Zealand Shield final against Carson Graham, scored a try as part of his team's LM semifinal win over Handsworth last week. The Saints and Eagles clash again for the Mainland bragging rights on Thursday at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Rugby Report 05.20.19: Get ready for St. George’s vs. Carson Graham, Collingwood vs. Rockridge in New Zealand Shield title tests

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. boys high school rugby report. Conference semifinals dominated the landscape as Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland teams geared up for title tilts Wednesday and Thursday.

Brookswood senior guard Jenna Dick (left) helped lead her 'Cats past Handsworth and back to the B.C. senior girls AAA basketball championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Road to the LEC 2019: Jenna Dick dishes dimes as Brookswood tops Handsworth, Bobcats book passage back to B.C.’s

SURREY — No where was there more proof of the Fraser Valley’s depth of strength this season than the fact that Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats were playing a sudden-elimination game less than three full weeks into February.The Bobcats, however, marshalled their best qualities and more, as point guard Jenna Dick scored 15 points and dished eight […]

Heritage Woods' Maddy Counsell (left) wins a loose ball as she hits the deck along with South Kam's Kendra Kaczur during Saturday action at the 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out at Coquitlam's Centennial Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out 2019: Live reports from Super Saturday’s placing games

COQUITLAM — We’re here at Centennial Secondary’s 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out. Keep checking back on this posting for updates throughout the day from placing games leading up to today’s championship final (5:45 p.m.) between AAA powers Semiahmoo and Walnut Grove.

Always reppin' defence? That's the new mantra of Brookswood head coach Chris Veale who chats about stops with Bobcats players (left to right) Jenna Dick, Neyha Lali and Mackenzie Cox. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Cowichan's Anya Hermant (left, front) and Alison Drummond of Handsworth contest possession during first half of 2018 B.C. AAA field hockey championship final Friday at Surrey's Tamanawis Park. Royals repeated as champs with a 2-0 win. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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When it comes to field hockey, Handsworth’s on-field ‘hurricane’ spins a different way to repeat as B.C. AAA champs!

SURREY — Graham Walker trusts his Handsworth Royals to trust the process.And this past Friday, when that trust ultimately manifested itself on the field hockey pitch at Surrey’s Tamanawis Park in the form of desire, North Vancouver Royals once again found themselves at the top of their game when it mattered most.Tara Redmond opened the […]