UBC Thunderbirds' sophomore Jamie Hennessey (55) posted the fastest NAIA time this season in the 3,000m steeplechase, despite her Type 1 diabetes. (Photo by UBC athletics copyright 2019. All rights reserved).
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UBC’s Jamie Hennessey: Despite her Type 1 diabetes, Thunderbirds’ courageous sophomore sits among the NAIA’s steeplechase elite

VANCOUVER — If you had asked Jamie Hennessey five years ago if she was capable of having a day like the one she had last month, she would have nodded a decisive “No.”

Vernon's Liam Reid (right) guards Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during B.C. JV quarterfinal OT classic last season at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vernon’s ‘Cats in the Cradle’ growing up fast! Young, talented Panthers take No. 2 rank into Bateman’s T-Wolves Classic

ABBOTSFORD — It’s happened precisely twice. That’s how many times over the first 73 years in which the B.C. senior boys basketball championships have been staged that a school won both senior varsity football and basketball championships in the same academic year.

Aaryanna Kurucz was a part of gold-medal winning efforts of the Maple Ridge Ramblers over the weekend in both the 400m and 1600m relays in Langley. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Ramblers back on track! After near quarter-century dry spell, Maple Ridge rises to claim B.C. senior varsity title

LANGLEY — It was just six weeks ago, at stop along the Interstate 5 precisely half way between Seattle and Portland, that the Maple Ridge Secondary track and field team spent a weekend together to better find out who they were.

The STM Chancellor tourney, basic with its 16-team, four-day format, is something worth preserving, says Aaron Mitchell, the event's host coach. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STMC’s Chancellor Invitational: Head coach Aaron Mitchell on why tradition still matters in B.C. high school basketball

BURNABY — Aaron Mitchell played high school basketball in the early-to-mid 1990s, an era many call one of the golden ages of the game in our province. And now, over a decade into his career as the head varsity boys basketball coach at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate, he appreciates more and more how one of […]