Claremont's Ethan Boag (right) looks for space in the post against Holy Cross' Logan Mathers on Saturday in the fifth-seventh clash at TBI 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019’s Fifth-place game: Victoria’s Claremont Spartans ready to rise in Big 10 poll after topping three ranked teams

LANGLEY — Victoria’s Claremont Spartans are ready to do some climbing this week when the Varsity Letters’ Big 10 Quad-A senior boys basketball rankings are released.Ben Manns drained a critical three-pointer with 56.9 seconds left, a highlight in the capital city crew’s game-closing 10-2 run, in a 77-72 win over Surrey’s No. 5-ranked Holy Cross […]

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 […]

As they prepare for post-game hand-shakes last Saturday night with St. Thomas More, the satisfaction on the faces of Vancouver College players (left to right) Ryan Hsiao, Marcus Teoli and Simon Smith is readily apparent. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA preview: With a defence producing epic red-light numbers, how do you beat the Vancouver College Fighting Irish?

VANCOUVER — News alert: The Vancouver College Fighting Irish have allowed a grand total of three touchdowns since September, and come this Sunday morning, the day after the Subway Bowl Triple-A championship game, the calendar turns to December.It’s impossible to know, over the entire history of B.C. high school football, if any other team has […]

Holy Cross senior defensive end Uyi Ologhola prepares to sack Robert Bateman quarterback Ty Martens in a AA Eastern Conference clash played in late October in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Uyi Ologhola: Holy Cross’ menacing sack artist might be a Crusaders’ hoops star first, but wow, have you seen this kid in a helmet?

SURREY — Back in the spring of 2017, when he was still only a ninth grader but playing senior varsity basketball at Holy Cross in Surrey, Uyi Ologhola was showing himself to be a kid already capable of stunning athletic feats.That season, he put his Crusaders’ teammates on his back in the B.C. Quad-A quarterfinals, […]

SFU starting quarterback Justin Seiber will not play Saturday at Angelo State. The team is hoping his ankle injury won't end his 2019 campaign after just one game. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Football Clan will huddle Saturday in Texas without QB-1 Seiber, reserves at the ready as SFU awaits further test on pivot’s injured ankle

BURNABY — The Simon Fraser Clan football team will play this weekend in Texas without its regular starting field general in the huddle.Clan head coach Thomas Ford confirmed Wednesday morning that sophomore quarterback Justin Seiber would not play in the team’s Saturday clash in San Angelo, TX (4 p.m.) against the Angelo State Rams of […]

As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola scored 32 points and was the clear choice as Fraser Valley 4A tourney MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross hoopsters are Crusaders for the the ages! Fraser Valley tourney’ swan song 4A final a blow-out win over No. 1 Terry Fox

LANGLEY — Prior to the start of the 2017-18 B.C. high school basketball season, coaches around this province were near-unanimous in their feeling that Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders should start the campaign as the province’s preseason Quad-A No. 1 team.

Holy Cross senior Michael Risi cuts a physical path to the rim Thursday, as his Crusaders topped Lord Tweedsmuir to earn a spot in Sunday's zone final and keep alive its hopes of a No. 1 overall seed in the B.C. Quad A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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On a championship Crusade! Holy Cross tops Tweedsmuir, sets its sight on clash with No. 1 Fox in Sunday’s FV title tilt

LANGLEY — The last time they met on a court at the Langley Events Centre, way back on Dec. 7 of this season in the semifinals of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, the Holy Cross Crusaders took one on the chin from the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers to the tune of 96-71.

Since his debut with the senior varsity two seasons ago as a ninth grader, Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola has grow into a tower of power for B.C.'s No. 1-ranked Quad-A senior boys basketball team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Catholic Championships 2019: Uyi Ologhola of host, No. 1 Holy Cross comes of age with a little help from the gridiron game

If you’ve followed the high school sports career of Uyi Ologhola with Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders, a couple of landmark moments stand out.