First a topic of conversation in the 1960s, Notre Dame Regional Secondary's new on-campus turf football fields with seating for 730 expected to be a reality by April. (Graphic property of Notre Dame Regional Secondary athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved).
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Notre Dame’s new Juggler Field all-turf field complex set for April completion: With 700-plus seats, on-campus football looks hopefully to a fall reality!

Amidst what has been a nightmare of a high school sports season in B.C., a football Field of Dreams with the figurative spirit to go the distance, looks to have finally come to fruition at its East Vancouver campus.Notre Dame Regional Secondary, home to a Jugglers’ senior varsity football program which is the most decorated […]

The only breaks Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior defensive back Antonio Cusati has experienced thus far in his senior varsity football career are a pair of broken tailbones. The unflappable Cusati continues to set the bar high as an honour roll student at the East Vancouver school, with aspirations of playing university football next season. (Photo by Sandra Crema property of Notre Dame Secondary Athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Who’s the kid on the corner? Hard luck shrouds Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior DB Antonio Cusati in anonymity, yet he is one to watch

BURNABY — Antonio Cusati is the cornerback who has been there and back.And if you’re wondering right about now just why his football journey is best described without longitudes, latitudes and the usual wash of statistics that best define a high school career, it’s because hard luck has made the Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior a […]

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 […]

Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli's rise to prominence this season has helped the Jugglers find their way to Saturday's Subway Bowl semifinals as an unranked team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 Triple A Final Four Football Preview: No. 5 Lord Tweedsmuir vs. Notre Dame

VANCOUVER — They have not faced each other since the 2012 season, so you can’t say there is any kind of traditional rivalry set to write its next chapter when Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers and East Vancouver’s unranked Notre Dame Jugglers take to the field in gridiron battle Saturday (5 p.m.) in a Subway Bowl […]

Notre Dame's Adamo Scacchia (right) leaps in celebration as he is congratulated by his teammates following a late second-half goal which salted away a 2-0 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in Wednesday's B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer final at Burnaby Lake. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Joy in Jugglersville! Notre Dame strikes early, tops STA’s Fighting Saints to capture first B.C. senior boys AA soccer title in 12 years

BURNABY — One full cycle, in grade school years, can be long enough to take your breath away, and thus 12 full seasons after he last pulled the trick, Dennis Pavan’s response to victory tinged with emotion.“It’s so fantastic,” the head coach of East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers senior boys soccer team explained Wednesday afternoon […]

St. Thomas Aquinas strikers Lucas Borejszo and Henry Cromack have provided consistent goal scoring for a Fighting Saints team which Wednesday, plays for its first provincial title since 2013. On Tuesday. Cromack bagged the semifinal winner in a 1-0 victory over defending B.C. champion Langley Fundamental Titans. (Photo by Michael Ferguson property of St. Thomas Aquinas athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA soccer Final Four: St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, Notre Dame Jugglers punch tickets to Friday’s golden finale

BURNABY — The old saying says that you never underestimate the heart of a champion.North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints seemed to be holding that sentiment close to their hearts as they took to the turf at Burnaby Lake on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys Double A soccer championships.A […]

Running through a hole created by offensive linemen Anthony Bolanos (left) and DJ Mangat, Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli cuts a swath through the South Delta defence on Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Out of nowhere, unranked Notre Dame stuns No. 1 South Delta to move within a win of B.C. title game

VANCOUVER — There was a time earlier this season, coming off a loss to North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals and sporting a 2-5 overall record after losing three straight games, that the Notre Dame Jugglers looked like no one’s idea of a Subway Bowl contender.Yet so many veterans from within the B.C. high school football world […]

Last season, Notre Dame's Vincenzo Nardulli (10) played his primary role at linebacker. This season, after rushing for 16 touchdowns as a senior, he's added RB-1 to that resume. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019: From stuntman to leading man, the stunning re-invention of Notre Dame Jugglers’ running back Vincenzo Nardulli

VANCOUVER — If the fullback is football’s version of the stuntman, then the tailback is its leading man.Notre Dame’s Vincenzo Nardulli is never going to back down from the kind of blocking assignments which became his offensive bread-and-butter the past few seasons with East Vancouver’s Jugglers.Yet as the 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior prepares for the final […]

Less than a full year removed from playing his final high school game with East Van's Notre Dame Jugglers, Simon Fraser freshman cornerback Jerrell Cummings (8) came into Saturday's GNAC clash against Western Oregon tied for the conference lead in passes defended this season. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Simon Fraser football 2019: Greenhouse growth spirals among Clan freshmen like cornerback Jerrell Cummings

BURNABY — He caught a touchdown pass on the turf at B.C. Place Stadium in his final high school game last Nov. 17 for East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers.Late Saturday afternoon, less than 365 days after that 35-21 Subway Bowl quarterfinal round loss to the Terry Fox Ravens, Jerrell Cummings walked off the field at […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Noah Anderson will face the wrath of the Kelowna Owls defence on Friday when B.C.'s No. 1-ranked team plays its home opener in Cloverdale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Big 5: Varsity Letters breaks down the five biggest B.C. Triple A high school football games of the weekend

Welcome high school football fans.It’s a big week in the Triple A ranks and the fervour of conference clashes just adds to the excitement.Here’s our in-depth look at five games to watch this weekend:EASTERN CONFERENCEKELOWNA OWLS VS. NO. 1 LORD TWEEDSMUIR PANTHERS3 p.m. on Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir SecondaryAbout the Panthers: Lord Tweedsmuir’s defence has […]