The Fraser Valley Cascades' dynamic duo of forward Deanna Tuchscherer (left) and point guard Maddy Gobeil are a pair of 19-year-old Cascades finding their solution to the cancelled Canada West campaign by signing pro contracts to play in Europe over the fall-winter season. (Photos by Dan Kinvig property of UFV athletics 2020. All rights reserved. Photo graphic by Gabriel Lynn)
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A SUNDAY READ: Banking their Euros! Postmarked ‘Abby, BC’, UFV’s teen duo of Tuchscherer & Gobeil find their bounce with overseas pro careers

ABBOTSFORD — It was a basketball migration along a flight path neither could have ever anticipated just a handful of months ago.Yet this past Thursday, as both U SPORTS and its conference affiliate, Canada West, announced the official cancellation of the remainder of the 2020-21 university sports season (including basketball) due to the ongoing virulence […]

Fraser Valley's Taylor Claggett is headed into her senior season with the Cascades relishing the experiences of her team's recent trip to India (left, with teammate Amanda Thompson). (Photos property UFV athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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A Passage To India: The travels of UFV senior Taylor Claggett yield new perspectives as Cascades star preps for a torch-passing season

ABBOTSFORD — So many time-honoured adages centre around the fact that greatness remains elusive without first taking a willing step outside of your comfort zone.Taylor Claggett wants to lead her team to the top of the Canadian university basketball mountain this coming spring, so maybe it was fitting that she stepped outside of hers earlier […]

South Kamloop's Maddy Gobeil has committed her university basketball future to the UFV Cascades. She'll be at LEC Dec. 13 for the start of TBI girls 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Mighty Maddy makes her move! South Kamloops Titans’ senior B.C. MVP point guard chooses future with Fraser Valley Cascades

ABBOTSFORD — Some of our best memories are stored away just below the surface, needing just a figurative nudge from within to bring a smile to our faces.

South Kamloops' Olivia Morgan-Cherchas says she was unaware of the level of emotion she showed after her team won the B.C. AA senior girls basketball title, until she saw this photo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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South Kam’s Olivia Morgan-Cherchas: Her story behind the photo!

LANGLEY — A couple of weeks ago, I called Olivia Morgan-Cherchas on the telephone to ask her a simple question. “What was your reaction when you first saw the photograph I took of you, immediately after your team won the B.C. senior girls AA basketball championship?”

St. Thomas Aquinas guard Kristinn Black (left) keeps an eye on South Kamloops' Maddy Gobeil during 2018 B.C. AA Final Four at the LEC. The two teams open next season as the province's top two teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A repeat title for Titans? South Kam tabbed as team to beat in first-look at 2018-19 B.C. senior girls AA hoop rankings

LANGLEY — It might be the collection of teams with the best geographic representation in the province when it comes to top 10 teams.The race for the B.C. senior girls AA title in 2019 has a favourite in the defending champions from the Okanagan zone, yet they have some very stiff competition right behind them […]

South Kamloops' Maddy Gobeil was the class of the field in leading the Titans to the BC AA title on Saturday. (Scott Stewart photo, Trinity Western athletics)
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Making her own history, South Kam’s Gobeil goes big, leads Titans to first BC title since 2013’s LEC debut

LANGLEY — Maddy Gobeil wasn’t even a teenager when the South Kamloops Titans came south and won the B.C. Triple A senior girls basketball championship title back in 2013, in the first year of what has now become an annual March tradition here at Langley Events Centre.

South Kamloop's Maddy Gobeil has averaged 33.5 points over her past two tourney games, and has shot a combined 27-of-31 from the free throw over that stretch. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Go, go, Gobeil! South Kam’s Maddy Gobeil hits 17 straight FT’s, leads Titans into B.C. AA title tilt

LANGLEY — With about 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the biggest win in the last six seasons of South Kamloops Titans senior girls, the stat monitor courtside flashed some pretty impressive numbers as they pertained to the young lady who was stepping up to shoot a pair of free throws.