R.A. McMath's Travis Hamberger (left), here being defended by Centennial's Leif Skelding at the 2018 B.C. Junior Varsity championship tournament, will lead his Wildcats into the 2020 TBI this coming December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2020: With a plethora of positivity and plenty of warm hoops karma, B.C.’s best accept invites for an early-season date at the LEC!

NORTH DELTA — Jesse Davis. Everett Swaim. Justin Sunga. Bobby Mabeny. KC Ibekwe. Ben Manns. Caleb Lyons. Rav Randhawa. Clay Kurtz. Karn Shergill. Rourke MacDonald. Travis Hamberger. Gyan Sandhu. Rhys Maestre. Milan John. Daniel Marcelo. Ekman Sohal. Arars Jahangiri. Jaydan Bains. Kyle Kong.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' rising senior guard Alyza Aikins will lead her team into the 2020 Tsumura Basketball Invitational this December at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Twenty teams for TBI 2020! Our roster for the annual senior girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational features B.C.’s best of the best!

LANGLEY — Our collective fingers are crossed with the hope that a safe fall and winter season is on the horizon for high school sports in the province of B.C.And in the spirit of that positivity, we hope that one of the final highlights of a challenging 2020 calendar year will be the latest edition of […]

Heritage Woods' Kiara Kozak, shown here at last December's TBI, pulled down an amazing 30 rebounds on Wednesday to lead the Kodiaks past North Surrey and into the B.C. Quad-A championships beginning next Wednesday right back at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Kozak grabs 30 caroms, Alyza Aikins goes wild from three: Here’s how Heritage Woods, Tweedy, Cowichan punched Big Dance 2020’s final tickets

LANGLEY — The final three pieces of the puzzle have been fit into place, and that set’s the stage for tonight’s official unveiling of the B.C. senior girls AA, AAA and inaugural AAAA 16-team draws.

The two sides of Jackson Corneil are (left) as an outside hitter for Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, and as a basketball forward with Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers. (Photos by Dale Toews (left) and Howard Tsumura (right). All rights reserved)
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A Sunday Read: As Tweedy hoops star Jackson Corneil chooses volleyball career with TWU Spartans, we get a fresh take on the power of multi-sport athleticism

LANGLEY — You don’t build a university sports dynasty by diligently following the same footsteps as the rest of the pack.Instead, if you’re the men’s volleyball program at Langley’s Trinity Western University, you cultivate your own belief system of what matters most and you act accordingly, bringing student-athletes into your program whom others may not […]

St. Thomas More's Bella Gaspar (left) gets off a shot while defended by Brookswood's Quinn Jasper during Sweet 16 round of 2019 TBI on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Larry Lawson property of Portland State athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Utter madness hits TBI 2019 Sweet 16! Three Double-A schools crash Friday’s Elite 8 quarterfinals

LANGLEY —What a Thursday of upsets here at TBI.The Sweet 16 for 2019 will be remembered for the way that Double A teams sent the bracket into disarray.Hands up if you had Double A’s Langley Christian, Britannia and St. Thomas More knocking off, respectively, Quad A’s Terry Fox, Riverside and Brookswood?Utter madness!We’ve got all eight […]

Centennial's Dominic Parolin make an emphatic first-half statement for Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs in its clash against the R.A. McMath Wildcats of Richmond during the Sweet 16 round of TBI 2019 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Boys 2019 Day 2 Sweet 16! All the game reports from the Langley Events Centre

LANGLEY —We’re going final from Day 2 here at the 2019 TBI.Full game reports are below, but first, a reminder that Friday’s quarterfinal games kick off at 9 a.m., while the semifinals tip off at 6:45 p.m.All championship round games are being played on Centre Court, so if you wanted to get your fill of […]

Putting the final brushstroke on one of the greatest individual performances in Subway Bowl history, Vancouver College's Jason Soriano prepares to cross the goal line to score his fifth touchdown of the game off a second-half pick-six. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: An all-time team? An all-time player? Vancouver College and star Jason Soriano make strong case with B.C. AAA title win over Lord Tweedsmuir

VANCOUVER — On a night when they turned in the most dominant championship game performance in recorded B.C. high school football history with a 45-0 Subway Bowl Triple A finals win over Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, Vancouver College head coach Todd Bernett was asked a simple question:Did he consider the 2019 Irish, who went 12-1 […]

While Mt. Douglas interception artist Marino Dujela (left) takes a well-deserved second-half breather, teammate Sahej Sidhu flashes four fingers and wonders if his teammate has one more pick left in his quiver during Saturday's Subway Bowl junior AAA championship game at BC Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Junior AAA Final: Three interceptions later, Mt. Doug’s Marino Dujela the hero as Rams top Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

VANCOUVER — Early in the first half of Saturday’s Subway Bowl B.C. junior varsity AAA championship final, Mt. Douglas Rams’ rangy linebacker Marino Dujela cursed his hands and wondered what he would have to do to make the first interception of his entire football career.A pass from Lord Tweedsmuir quarterback McCord Leeson was right there […]

New Lord Tweedsmuir starting quarterback Key'Shaun Dorsey chats with Panthers' offensive coordinator Nick Kawaza during the 2019 Subway Bowl AAA playoffs. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Preview: Lord Tweedsmuir sports reaches a rare realm as Panthers meet VC’s Fighting Irish in B.C. title clash

LANGLEY — Brien Gemmell has already thought about how he’s going to be spending some key moment this coming weekend.“Hopefully, I’ll be watching our (senior varsity football team) win at B.C. Place, and I’ll be live-streaming our (senior) girls (volleyball team) on my phone while they are doing the same at their B.C. championships,” the […]

Lord Tweedsmuir receiver Terrell Jones looks to split the Notre Dame defence during Saturday's Subway Bowl AAA semifinal at BC Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final Four: Tweedsmuir’s Panthers snap 14-year B.C. title game drought with win over Notre Dame Jugglers

VANCOUVER — Not too soon after they launched their football program at Lord Tweedsmuir back in 2004, Surrey’s Panthers made a heady ascent to the following season’s Subway Bowl B.C. Double-A championship final.The result may have been a 33-8 loss to the powerhouse Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver all those years ago, but the expansion […]