Linking a generation of Handsworth Royals, Cam Mowat (right) has returned to his old North Vancouver high school and this weekend leads them into the No Regrets tournament, named after his late teammate Quinn Keast. (Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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Built in Quinn’s Royal image: The Keast ‘No Regrets’ tourney gets set for tip-off amidst a Handsworth hoops renaissance

NORTH VANCOUVER — Cam Mowat doesn’t need to take even a second to ponder the question. “I haven’t done the math, but I know you have kids here who are now at Handsworth who know exactly who he was, what his history is, and how they can be motivated by his story,” says the third-year head […]

Twice as nice. Victoria's Belmont Bulldogs (left to right) Gracie May, Taylee Pomponio, Olivia Godek, Hannah May and Savannah Purdy celebrate their second straight B.C. AAAA volleyball title Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Bulldog believers: With early disaster averted, Belmont girls perform on pressure-packed road to win B.C. AAAA title

LANGLEY — It’s special to arrive before your time, yet as the Belmont Bulldogs can tell you definitively, it’s a status which immediately demands an encore performance. And in sport, just as in life, you reap what you sow.

Jalen Philpot of the Seaquam Seahawks rushes for one of his four touchdowns on the day in a decisive win over Handsworth. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.10.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Subway Bowl Rd. 1 Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to the second season!  It’s Friday and time for the Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report, Subway Bowl Round-1 edition.

Jake Ounsted led the Mt. Douglas defence with six tackles Friday in its win over Carson Graham. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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10.20.17: Varsity Letter’s B.C. high school football report, Friday Night Light Lights edition

Welcome to the Friday Night Lights edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. Please continue to check back throughout the evening as we update senior varsity action at the AA and AAA tiers from throughout the province.

Handsworth's Keelan White scored two touchdowns to lead the Royals past the host ND Islanders on Thursday. (Photo by Blair Shier/www.Blair.photo)
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Wheelin’ Keelan sinks Isles, White’s late heroics help Royals rally past NDSS

HANDSWORTH 17 at NANAIMO DISTRICT 12 NANAIMO — The host Islanders blocked a Handsworth field goal with under four minutes remaining, but followed by surrendering a game-deciding pick-six as North Vancouver’s visiting Royals (1-0) topped Nanaimo District (1-1) in a Pacific Division AAA contest played Thursday in the Hub City.

Handsworth's Tate Williams (left) and Charlie McMillan of Carson Graham are a pair of Grade 11 quarterbacks set to battle for the Buchanan Bowl on Saturday in North Vancouver. (Photos by Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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Buchanan Bowl ’17: Grade 11 QB’s McMillan & Williams makes Eagles v. Royals a classic

NORTH VANCOUVER — Brian Brady saw the promise and set the timeline in his head as far back as the fall of 2014.That’s when the head coach of the senior varsity at Carson Graham Secondary first ID’d the Grade 8 quarterbacks starting for both the Eagles and their crosstown rivals, the Handsworth Royals.Brady figured right […]