New Westminster Hyacks' linemen Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James were more than happy to give a boost to the school's middle-distance running star Grace Fetherstonhaugh earlier this week as she prepares runs in the B.C. high school cross-country championships this Saturday at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. high school X-C championships: Hyacks’ gracious Grace in love with the thrill of the race

NEW WESTMINSTER — Grace Fetherstonhaugh had a sizzling summer on the track. On Saturday, she hopes to finish off a fantastic fall on the trails.

Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers are back in the Varsity Letters B.C. Triple A high school football rankings. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.02.17: Varsity Letter’s All U Can Eat B.C. High School football notebook, rankings, schedules

The final weekend of the regular season is upon us and look at those AAA rankings! (They’re just below). New Westminster and St. Thomas More sitting 1-2, each school undefeated against B.C. competition and each leading their respective conferences in wins and plus-minus.

New Westminster Hyacks Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James are the heartbeat of the Royal City program. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Trust in the trenches: For Hyacks’ Zeus & Big Papi, football is the ultimate brotherhood

NEW WESTMINSTER — One is called Zeus and the other Big Papi. On a football team, such nicknames of endearment are reserved for those who bring true presence, the kind which can help shape the temperament of the entire collective.

Friday Night Lights are back again. (BC High School Football)
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10.13.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights edition

It’s Friday night, and time for our weekly tradition: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report. Please continue to check back here throughout the evening as we update action from around the province. First a scoreboard, followed by the game reports!

The Carson Graham Eagles get a huge test of their resiliency as AAA conference play hits its stride around our province. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview: Our picks for B.C. high school football’s top games

Welcome back to Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview. Today, we look at the top games being played Friday and Saturday in the world of B.C. high school football. It’s taken a few weeks, but now we’re right into the thick of AAA conference games.

Broxx Comia (5) and the rest of the New Westminster Hyacks opened the 2017 season in California Friday with a victory. (File photo by Alan Wardle)
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Hyacks’ defence looks special in debut, New West grabs dynamic victory in Southern Cal

Varsity Letters welcomes a new season and its first-ever B.C. High School Football Report after over a decade at The Province. We hope you’ll be with us all season for the most comprehensive provincial football reports in the nation!NEW WESTMINSTER 22 at LINFIELD CHRISTIAN (Cal.) 9

The Province's 2017 Head of the Class debits today. (Richard Lam, PNG photos)
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Proud to present my picks for The Province’s 2017 Head of the Class

VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.

Terry Fox speed merchant Jaden Severy is expected to be an impact player this fall with the defending Triple A Subway Bowl champion Ravens. (Photo courtesy Terry Fox Secondary athletics
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Terry Fox Ravens: Varsity Letters’ No. 1 in 2017 preseason AAA football ranks

PORT COQUITLAM — When we last left the Terry Fox Ravens, back in early December at B.C. Place Stadium, the PoCo crew was recovering a stripped fumble from within a mass of Notre Dame Jugglers players, setting the stage for a walk-off field goal and one of the most dramatic B.C. championship titles in Subway […]