LANGLEY — Scour the basketball world and we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find the analytical formulas which attempt to best define excellence on the court.Yet if you happened to be among the 6,000-plus delirious fans who set a new single-event attendance record late Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre for the B.C. […]
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Quad-A Final 4: Burnaby South holds off Walnut Grove for B.C. finals berth, two years later, Rebels’ Jimmy Z looks to forge a golden finish!
LANGLEY — Two years seems like such a long time ago for Jimmy Zaborniak.Yet there were times Friday night at the Langley Events Centre, as Burnaby South turned on their seemingly-patented late-game heroics, that it was only yesterday when both he and teammate Karan Aujla helped the Rebels top the Kelowna Owls to claim the […]
A season without high school sports: Says Burnaby South AD Robbie Puni: “…when you don’t have it, you gain the valuable element of what you are missing out on”
BURNABY — Finding a way to most accurately describe the loss of the entire 2020-21 high school sports season in B.C. is at once an impossible challenge.Instead, Robbie Puni offered his observations.“We’re seeing a lot of kids without a team walking through the hallways, and some are carrying a basketball or a volleyball,” the longtime […]
A Sunday Read: How Burnaby South’s Sasha Vujisic made the final game of his high school career his best, leading Rebels past Kelowna for a B.C. Quad A crown
LANGLEY — Sasha Vujisic walked into his team’s halftime locker room Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre and had a little talk with himself.“The truth is, I was just playing bad,” said Vujisic, Burnaby South’s 6-foot-10 senior forward in self-critique of the opening half of the final game of his high school basketball career.Considering […]
Aidan Wilson: How Burnaby South’s senior post became a front-line force for B.C.’s co-No. -1 ranked Rebels
SURREY — As Sasha Vujisic’s six-week rehabilitation from a broken right finger reached its midway mark Friday, the guy who was re-cast as the solo man-in-the-middle for the defending B.C. Quad-A champion Burnaby South Rebels was showing just how much more comfortable he’s looking against elite competition.
TBI 2018: No. 1 Burnaby South withstands huge rally from No. 2 Terry Fox to earn title game berth against No. 4 Lord Tweedsmuir
LANGLEY — Resiliency is proving to be worth its weight in early-season gold for some of B.C.’s best senior boys Quad A high school basketball teams.
Encore, encore 2018: No identity crisis for B.C. Quad-A boys champion Burnaby South, these Rebels love who they are
BURNABY — It’s been an entire off-season since the 11th-hour transformation of the Burnaby South Rebels happened right before our eyes. You remember them, right?
New B.C. champs say ‘Presto!’ Rebels didn’t quibble with fate’s 11th-hour offer of new identity en route to ending 39-year title drought
LANGLEY — In the aftermath of victory, everyone wanted to know the how and the why.
Sasha to Jusuf: How a touch-pass from junior Vujisic to senior Sehic tells the story of Burnaby South’s amazing run to the AAAA final
LANGLEY — There was a moment down the stretch-drive of Friday night’s B.C. AAAA boys semifinal, when you stopped and realized that everything that the Burnaby South Rebels might have represented just a few weeks ago had been so clearly tossed out the window.