The Oak Bay Bays and host Vancouver College Fighting Irish were among the top three finishers this past weekend at the Irish's own Emerald invitational. (Photo by Gary Ahuja property of Langley Events Centre 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys Top 10 rankings 01.25.23 edition: Quad-A V.C. Irish, Triple-A St. Pat’s each nab fresh, new No. 1 ranks as Semiahmoo, Dover Bay each slip to into No. 2 slots! We’ve got all four tiers right here!

LANGLEY — For the first time this 2022-23 B.C. senior boys basketball season, there are new No. 1’s atop of the province’s two largest tiers of competition.Surrey’s Semiahmoo Thunderbirds fell from Quad-A 1 and were replaced by former No. 2 Vancouver College after falling to the host Irish 96-88 at the Emerald invitational final on […]

Adam Olsen of Surrey’s Elgin Park Orcas faced Vancouver’s St. Patrick’s Celtics in the 2022 B.C. Triple-A championship final last March at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A phenom for the future, UBC Thunderbirds basketball spreads its wingspan and welcomes Elgin Park’s 6-foot-7 guard/wing Adam Olsen to War Memorial Gym for 2023-24 season!

VANCOUVER — Adam Olsen is all business when it comes to the level of compete he will bring to the UBC Thunderbirds basketball team next season.In fact if there was a metric capable of measuring just such an intangible among B.C.’s graduating high school Class of 2023, the 6-foot-7 guard/wing Olsen might well sit at […]

Chioma Duru (left) of Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags battles with Kanani Coon of Kelowna's Okanagan Mission Huskies during Day 4 action at the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out invitational on Saturday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023 All Rights Reserved)
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01.18.23 Triple-A and Double-A Top 10 girls hoop rankings: SMUS takes over No. 1 at AAA, Mulgrave holds on to No. 1 at AA six weeks ahead of B.C. championship tip-off at the LEC!

LANGLEY — Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags have moved to top of the Triple-A Top 10 rankings following a third-place finish at the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out.Their climb has included a split of games with current Quad-A No. 1 Walnut Grove, including a win over the Gators at the MEI Eagles Invitational.We published […]

Riverside and Walnut Grove have swapped positions in the most recent B.C. senior girls Quad-A Top 10 coaches poll released Jan. 17 after the Gators topped the Rapids in overtime on Saturday in the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023 All Rights Reserved)
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Top 10 rankings 01.17.23 edition: Walnut Grove Gators move to No. 1 in latest B.C. Quad-A girls hoops poll following win over PoCo’s Riverside Rapids!

LANGLEY — As expected, the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out has re-shaped the largest tier of B.C. senior girls high school basketball.There’s a new No. 1 for the first time this season in the Quad-A rankings after Walnut Grove’s overtime win over Riverside in Saturday’s overtime tourney title tilt in Coquitlam.No other others senior girls high […]

The Quad-A No. 2 Walnut Grove Gators react to a win over No. 1 Riverside in the championship final Jan. 14 at Centennial Secondary's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Top 10 Shoot-Out ’23: Centennial’s mid-season showcase proves no one is unbeatable! As No. 2 Gators top No. 1 Rapids in Quad-A showdown, both teams reflect on lessons learned the hard way!

COQUITLAM — They’ve always played under a moniker, which in the grand tradition of the best high school nicknames, has lacked a genuine relevancy to either its history or its geography.Yet if you were among those in attendance for Saturday night’s championship final of Centennial Secondary’s re-borne Top 10 Shoot-Out senior girls basketball invitational, you […]

Yale's Rebecca Demeter (right) steps in to guard Elly Drazic of the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs in final round play Saturday at the 2023 Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023 Saturday finale! After two-year hiatus, we’ve got Day 4 placing-game-reports from the January girls hoops classic right here!

COQUITLAM — Welcome to the fourth and final day of the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out here at Centennial Secondary School.Check back at Varsity Letters through the day today as we provide game reports from several of the four-day event’s placing games.As well, we’ll have a separate posting on the championship final between Quad A’s two […]

Lord Byng point guard Eli Mullin (left) drives past Brookswood's Logan Stewart on Day 1 at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Dec. 7 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball Top 10 Ranks 01.11.23 edition: The rise of the Oak Bay Bays & Brookswood Bobcats, plus Tammy’s ‘Cats surge to JV No. 1!

BURNABY — The first set of Top 10 rankings for B.C. senior boys high school basketball have arrived for 2023, and Surrey schools have surged in the largest Quad-A tier.Here’s the lastest from our B.C. pollsters at all four tiers for Jan 11, 2023:BASKETBALLTOP 10 RANKINGSB.C. SENIOR BOYSQUAD A1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (LW -1)2 […]

Emily Zhang (left) of Vancouver's Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs battles with Avery Geddes of Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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A girls hoops classic returns this week! Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out ’23 brings elite field to the Tri-Cities beginning Wednesday! Riverside, Walnut Grove, Mulgrave, OKM, Abby among the blue-chips to beat!

COQUITLAM — Centennial Secondary and cross-city Riverside Secondary of PoCo play the co-host role as the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out returns for the first time since January of 2020.The draw is stacked with talent top to bottom, and stars like Tsumura Basketball Invitational MVP Kiera Pemberton of Want Grove, and Riverside’s unflappable point guard Avery […]

Mulgrave's Ava Wilson (left) turns on the jets to try and shake Presley Hopf of the OKM Huskies during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls high school basketball Top 10’s 01.10.23 edition: Abby Panthers, Mulgrave Titans each carry No. 1 ranks into Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tourney! Plus, Oak Bay tops junior girls Top 10!

LANGLEY — Here are the latest top 10 rankings courtesy of the B.C. Girls Secondary Schools Basketball Association. Just a note that Quad-A is not issuing fresh rankings until next week, following the completion of this week’s Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tournament which begins its four-day run Wednesday at both Centennial and Riverside Secondary.Today we’ve […]

Fleetwood Park's Aaron Uppal, pictured at this past December's TBI, helped his Dragons to their first-ever championship title at St. Thomas More's Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial on Saturday in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Goulet Chancellor Memorial 2023: Eesher Sarai plenty big enough to meet the challenge as Fleetwood Park edges St. Pat’s for Dragons’ first-ever tourney title at STMC!

BURNABY — B.C.’s No. 5-ranked Quad-A senior boys basketball team is playing up to its provincial pedigree, and that means a lot of good things have been coming the way of the Fleetwood Park Dragons.On Saturday, the Surrey squad achieved a program first, defeating Vancouver’s St. Patrick Celtics 71-68 in the championship final of the […]