The B.C. Double-A boys volleyball championship has returned to the MEI Eagles of Abbotsford. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Double A Volleyball Finals: After topping rival LCS Lightning, MEI’s Eagles soar to find golden and familiar perch

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — The season has ended the way it began for the MEI Eagles: No. 1 in B.C.For the first five weeks of the 2A senior boys’ season, the Abbotsford school found itself at the top of the rankings. But in late October, the Eagles lost their perch, first to the […]

MEI Eagles' Jonathan Letkemann delivers a kill Friday against Josh Apperloo and the Langley Christian Lightning on Friday in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys AA volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA volleyball finals are all set: Super-powers MEI and Langley Christian book berths after impressive Friday Final Four wins

By Gary AhujaLangley Events CentreLANGLEY — The two preeminent AA boys volleyball programs in B.C. are set for a Saturday night showdown with the gold medal on the line.Since the turn of the century, the MEI Eagles and Langley Christian Lightning have combined to capture 13 provincial titles and a total of 27 medals over […]

Langley Christian's Makenna Gardner and the rest of the Lightning will be the team to beat when the 2019-20 B.C. senior girls AA season tips off in November. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls AA basketball Top 10 rankings: Our pre-season peek for 2019-20 has Langley Christian’s Lightning sitting at No. 1

LANGLEY — Welcome to the new world of B.C. senior girls high school basketball. The 2019-20 season will usher in a four-tier world.

G.W. Graham's Deanna Tuchscherer embraces the feeling that comes with leading her team back to today's B.C. senior girls Double A basketball championship at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Deanna delivers a dandy! “…she’s done all of her work for that shot” says coach after GWG star leads her Grizzlies back to B.C. Double-A final

LANGLEY — “You know what?” Sarah Mouritzen began. “I am going to cry. She’s 18? She has done all of her work for that shot. For all of the work she put in, she deserves this. When she hit that shot she burst into tears because it meant so much to her. This is awesome.”

Van Tech's Lachlan McBride, bound next season for an OUA career with the Queen's Golden Gaels, finished as the runner-up in Varsity Letters' 2018 Super 15 B.C. boys high school volleyball Grade 12 Players of the Year. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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10th Anniversary Edition! Varsity Letters presents our 2018 B.C. senior boys high school volleyball Super 15

LANGLEY — Hard to believe that so much time has gone by since we announced our first B.C. senior boys Grade 12 high school volleyball Player of the Year back in December of 2009.In case you don’t remember, he stood 6-foot-4 and was a dynamic outside hitter from Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Secondary.Nick Del Bianco turned […]

Few anywhere play the game with the same outward joy of Walnut Grove senior Tavia Rowell (centre), pictured as she explodes to the hoop off the dribble against Langley Christian's Makenna Gardner (left) and Hailey Van Roekel. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2018: Now Final Four-bound, Walnut Grove senior star Tavia Rowell says her Gators play every game “…like it’s our last game”

LANGLEY — Point out a box on her team’s list still to receive a check mark and Walnut Grove’s star senior guard Tavia Rowell takes no offence.Instead, following an 86-59 win over the Langley Christian Lightning on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, Rowell noted that the process her team is […]

Lake Country's George Elliott Coyotes celebrate a trip to Saturday's B.C. senior boys Double A volleyball title game following a semifinal win Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AA Volleyball Final 4: Coyotes, Knights vanquish foes, set sights on a Saturday battle for gold at LEC

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — It promises to be a historic night on Saturday when Lake Country’s George Elliot Coyotes and the Abbotsford Christian Knights square off in the AA final of the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championship.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears, seeded eighth in the AAA field at the Kahunaverse B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships get their toughest test of the week as they play No. 1 Earl Marriott on Friday for berth to that evening's Final Four at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 2 BC Boys Volleyball: Eight of top nine AAA seeds head to Friday quarters, AA’s Lightning-Knights semi a reprise of 2017 final

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY —A dozen teams’ dreams of a championship banner are still alive at the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Senior Boys Volleyball Championships.

The two-time defending B.C. Double A champion Langley Christian Lightning picked up right where they left off Wednesday on the opening day of the B.C. senior boys volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at the B.C. Boys Volleyball championships: AAA Marriott, AA Langley Christian open with a flourish

By Gary Ahuja, Special to VarsityLetters.caLANGLEY — No. 1 ranked through the course of the regular season, Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners, made their mark hold true as the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championships opened a four-day run Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

If the Delta Pacers of Ladner live up to their AAA preseason No. 3 ranking, they'll be playing in the provincial semifinals later this year at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Earl Marriott, Langley Christian, Vernon Christian top B.C. senior boys preseason volleyball rankings

LANGLEY — The 2018 B.C. boys high school volleyball season is now upon us. Here’s the pre-season rankings for both AAA and AA.