Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' quarterback Terrel Jones has indeed 'looked comfortable' wearing No. 2 over his senior season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Terrel Jones: He’s Lord Tweedsmuir’s old-school Football Jones! Panthers’ senior pivot epitomizes the complete team player

SURREY — It’s hard not to speak in superlatives when you’re talking about one of the most complete football players in Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers’ football history.

Seaquam's Christian Carlon-Diaz has always been good at making would-be tacklers miss in space. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Christian Carlon-Diaz: No matter how you spell his name, Seaquam Seahawks’ star RB-1 knows there is no ‘I’ in team

NORTH DELTA — The old saying in sports is that there is no ‘I’ in team, and in a manner of speaking, no one lives more to the credo than Seaquam’s Christian Carlon-Diaz.Look up the star running back on the Seahawks’ team roster which is part of bchighschoolfootball.com‘s official website, and for the past three […]

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Varsity Letters PODCAST 10.09.19: SFU basketball’s Steve Hanson, Tweedsmuir football’s Kurt Thornton and Centennial basketball’s Rob Sollero

Thanks for joining us for another episode of Varsity Letters — The Podcast! Basketball season is just around the corner and with it, the start of another season of the NCAA variety atop Burnaby Mountain. Simon Fraser Clan head coach Steve Hanson has orchestrated one of the biggest turnarounds in college basketball over the past […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Noah Anderson will face the wrath of the Kelowna Owls defence on Friday when B.C.'s No. 1-ranked team plays its home opener in Cloverdale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Big 5: Varsity Letters breaks down the five biggest B.C. Triple A high school football games of the weekend

Welcome high school football fans.It’s a big week in the Triple A ranks and the fervour of conference clashes just adds to the excitement.Here’s our in-depth look at five games to watch this weekend:EASTERN CONFERENCEKELOWNA OWLS VS. NO. 1 LORD TWEEDSMUIR PANTHERS3 p.m. on Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir SecondaryAbout the Panthers: Lord Tweedsmuir’s defence has […]

Ty Martens (right) got into the swing of things on Friday, throwing a touchdown pass and helping lead the host Robert Bateman Timberwolves to a season-opening win over Surrey's Sullivan Heights Stars in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ Week 1 B.C. High School Football Report for 09.06.19

That’s a wrap for Week One of the Varsity Letter’s B.C.High School Football Report!We’ve got an abbreviated schedule on Saturday, but check back with us for the results of some very big games!Thanks to all of the coaches who took part today.FRIDAYEXHIBITIONCARSON GRAHAM 0 at CLEVELAND (Wash.) 13 SEATTLE — Host Cleveland made it a battle for […]

Flanked by teammates Josh Hamulas (left) and Austin Swedish, Lord Tweedsmuir senior guard Patrick Jonas met the crowd at December's TBI 2018 with a brave smile. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2019. All rights reserve
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Patrick Jonas: Despite his wounded knee, Tweedsmuir senior set a new ‘bench’ mark for leadership during championship season

LANGLEY — Patrick Jonas was such a bad shooter that his teammates called him Brick Squad. He was only in the eighth grade at the time, a stage at which the cloth we’re actually cut from is still unwoven.

Lord Tweedsmuir rising senior quarterback Terrell Jones, pictured during the 2017 JV AAA final against Vancouver College in 2017 at B.C.Place, knows just how close the battle is going to be for B.C. high school's top-tiered supremacy in 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Can the championship pedigree of Panthers’ rising class of seniors point the way? No. 3 Tweedy remains vital in Subway Bowl title hunt

SURREY — Football’s cosmic tumblers rarely fall into perfect unison. Take Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers as an example. Yes, the expectations are that talented rush end/tight end Malik Naherny will make his return to the team after a Grade 11 season spent rehabilitating from a torn ACL.

Lord Tweedsmuir's Arjun Samra is carried around the court at the Langley Events Centre last March prior to being named the 2019 B.C. Quad A tournament MVP. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Arjun Samra: Tweedy’s Quad-A B.C. MVP willing to risk university hoops career as walk-on hopeful in order to chase UBC medical degree

SURREY — Earlier this month, he pulled on a jersey, laced up his sneakers and made his entrance onto the court at UBC’s War Memorial Gymnasium, running with the Thunderbirds’ veterans in what was his first post-secondary basketball experience.

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.

Lord Tweedsmuir's Arjun Samra is carried around the court at the Langley Events Centre prior to being named the 2019 B.C. Quad A tournament MVP Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How a legend’s text fuelled an epic rally and lifted the Tweedsmuir Panthers to a turnaround title for the ages!

LANGLEY — It arrived as intended, as a stern message from the heavens to go quietly into the night, to abandon what now appeared to be a futile quest to win their school’s first-ever B.C. senior boys basketball championship.