King George's Nikola Guzina is one of a gaggle of returning talents for the Vancouver team starting at No. 1 in the B.C. Double-A rankings. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Let the 75th season begin! B.C. Boys Big 10 preseason basketball rankings for all four provincial tiers

LANGLEY — Basketball is back!The B.C. senior boys basketball season will officially tip off this coming Monday, setting in motion a 75th anniversary season filled with ties to its glorious past.Look no further than our pre-season Quad-A rankings, populated by so many traditional powers.The Burnaby South Rebels, Vernon Panthers, Vancouver’s King George Dragons, and the […]

Vancouver's St. Patrick's Celtics, celebrating a point during last week's UBC Mizuno Invitational at War Memorial Gymnasium, open the new season at AA No. 4. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls high school volleyball: It’s Top 10 time again as we check with our first set of rankings at all four tiers!

Welcome to a new season of B.C. senior girls high school volleyball.Here are the first set of Top 10 rankings for all four tiers!QUAD A1 Kelowna Owls2 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey)3 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver)4 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey)5 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver)6 Claremont Spartans (Victoria)7 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey)8 Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria)9 Elgin […]

How tight is the Fraser Valley AAAA world these days? Just ask Holy Cross'Grade 11 standout Michael Risi, pictured here attempting to split the defence of Semiahmoo Totems' Jordan Chen (left) and Adam Paige at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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01.24.18: No. 1 Bays widen 4A gulf, healthy Titans top 3A poll as all four tiers release B.C. Big 10 boys rankings

LANGLEY — Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems climb to No. 2, likely the highest position in the history of its senior varsity boys basketball program, following an impressive win Saturday over crosstown rival Tamanawis Wildcats in the championship final of the Surrey RCMP tournament.

B.C. Christian's Harry Oghomienor became the first Grade 8 ever named a BC senior varsity basketball championship MVP. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for
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B.C. Christian Panthers win provincial 1A title with eclectic collection of hoop parts

LANGLEY — A senior who picked the perfect time to have the shooting performance of his life.A basketball lifer who found a new team to coach and wound up taking them right to the top.And, against all odds, the first Grade 8 to ever be named the MVP of a B.C. senior varsity basketball championship […]

Kelowna Christian's Carter Martens (left) and Cruz Anderson guard Ron Pettigrew's Garrett Tower during B.C. 1A semifinal on Friday in Langley. ( photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Single-A: KCS Knights upset No. 1 Pettigrew, title clash next with PoCo’s Panthers

LANGLEY — It’s the Kelowna Christian Lightning against the B.C. Christian in Saturday’s Single-A championship final.Here’s our look at Friday’s two semifinal games:KELOWNA CHRISTIAN 75 RON PETTIGREW CHRISTIAN 72 (OT)LANGLEY — The defending B.C. champs, a wire-to-wire No. 1 in the B.C. rankings, and the tier’s No. 1 seed, Dawson Creeks’ Ron Pettigrew Christian Lions […]