The Langley Events Centre was announced Thursday as the new home of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Langley Events Centre photo)
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Pro hoops come to the LEC: Fraser Valley Bandits make the move to Langley Events Centre for 2022 CEBL season!

Via Press ReleaseLANGLEY — The Fraser Valley Bandits announced Thursday that the club has chosen Langley Events Centre (LEC) as its home for the upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season, which begins May 2022. As the new home of professional basketball in B.C., LEC builds upon its history of showcasing the province’s best players by […]

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Let the 75th birthday bash begin! B.C. boys high school basketball celebrates its diamond days with its all-time, 64 team fantasy tournament

LANGLEY — Let the countdown begin.The 2020 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships turn 75 when the annual showcase event tips off March 4 at the Langley Events Centre.Varsity Letters is hoping that one of the highlights of that countdown will be our All-Time B.C. High School Boys Basketball Tournament Bracket.It’s a single-elimination, NCAA […]

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The Varsity Letters PODCAST 11.20.19 edition: Vernon football’s Sean Smith, UFV women’s hoop coach Al Tuchscherer & the LEC’s Gary Ahuja

LANGLEY — The Varsity Letters’ podcast is back, and ready to not only chat about football and basketball, but about the home for so many of our province’s top high school invitational and championship tournaments. First, in the spirit of this Saturday’s Subway Bowl Final Four weekend at B.C. Place Stadium, Vernon Panthers’ head coach […]

Vancouver College's Damien Clark is an exciting Grade 9 talent guided by Fighting Irish head coach Mike Roselli. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Van College’s wrestling Irish: Rising stars like Grade 9 Damien Clark signal rise in fortunes as B.C. tourney opens Monday at LEC

VANCOUVER — At a school were football, basketball and rowing are king, and where soccer came out of nowhere this past November to claim its first-ever top-tiered B.C. title, you’d think the student body was already pretty much picked over for athletes.

Walnut Grove's Tavia Rowell leads the Gators' into the TBI 2018's 16-team field beginning Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2018 girls: With a hungry senior trio bolstered by its next wave of youthful stars, Walnut Grove Gators look to defend TBI crown

LANGLEY — High school basketball careers have always concluded, in some measure, with their own kinds of final chapters. A game which remains in constant renewal is never shy for that next engrossing plot line.

North Delta Huskies' senior guard Suraj Gahir is ready to establish himself as one of the greatest North Delta Huskies of all time this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Led by electrifying Suraj Gahir, senior-laden North Delta Huskies chase first B.C. title since 1990

NORTH DELTA — Twenty-nine seasons after their last grand triumph, Husky pride has once again hit the heights and it will all be on display for three days later this week at the Langley Events Centre.

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 LANGLEY —A dozen teams’ dreams of a championship banner are still alive at the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Senior Boys Volleyball Championships.

Van Tech head coach Aaron Lock has his senior boys Talismen sitting at No. 2 in the B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings as the team competes at this week's Lower Mainland championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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Van Tech volleyball 2018: Talismen’s biggest goal? Getting a chance to deliver VanCity’s first-ever top-tiered B.C. boys title

VANCOUVER — When Aaron Lock and Ken Li graduated from Van Tech Secondary back in 2000, their student-athlete resume was not filled with the adventures that come with B.C. championship medal-presentation ceremonies.

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Tsumura Basketball Invitational: Complete draw for our senior girls 16-team, 32-game classic at the LEC

LANGLEY — It’s never too soon to plan your pre-holiday basketball-viewing schedule.We certainly hope that includes the girls 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, which runs Dec. 13-15 at the Langley Events Centre.Recently, we unveiled the 16-team field.Today, we’ve got the full bracket, including not only our opening-round games, but all 32 games and where they will […]