Vancouver College's Owen Greaves (left) gives chase to Panorama Ridge's Samir Dhaliwal during Friday semifinal action at the B.C. senior boys AAA soccer championships at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Third time’s a golden charm for Panorama Ridge! Two years of finals heartbreak ends with B.C. AAA boys soccer win over Matheson Mustangs

BURNABY — Jeevan Dhaliwal didn’t know the precise history his Panorama Ridge Thunder were attempting to exorcise when the B.C. senior boys Triple-A soccer season kicked off back in September.All he knew was that after losing in back-to-back B.C. championship final matches over his first two years with the Surrey soccer powerhouse, he wasn’t about […]

L.A. Matheson head coach Manmeet Sahota is embraced by player Aman Sidhu after penalty-kicks victory over Handsworth Friday at the B.C. senior boys AAA soccer championships put the Mustangs in the schools first-ever B.C. varsity team final in any sport, in its 50th anniversary year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Surrey’s soccer gods are smiling! Panorama Ridge and L.A.Matheson will battle Saturday in a city derby for B.C. boys AAA title!

BURNABY — The Surrey soccer gods are smiling bright tonight.For the first time in the history of the B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships, two Surrey schools will clash for the title Saturday morning (11:15 a.m.) at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex following narrow victories during Friday’s semifinal round.Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked […]

Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder went 2-0 on opening day at the 2019 BC Senior Boys Triple A soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 B.C. Boys AAA Soccer Championships: S. Delta, Handsworth, Matheson, Pano, Best, VC & Reynolds keep Final 4 hopes alive

BURNABY — A lot of tired teams took early harbour in their tournament hotel rooms here at the B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships.Two games today helped set the plotline for Saturday’s championship finale at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, yet one more group stage match remains for all 16 teams over the 9 and […]

After scoring his first of two second-half goals, Panorama Ridge's Armaan Bhagwani (left) is congratulated by leaping teammate Sevak Lehal on Tuesday afternoon at Tsawwassen's Winskill Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Boys AAA soccer: No. 1 Panorama Ridge blanks No. 9 South Delta 4-0 as dedicated defence leads to goals galore for Surrey’s Thunder

TSAWWASSEN — B.C.’s No. 1-ranked senior boys soccer team lives by its first team rule so well, that it has been allowed to do what just comes naturally.Manmeet Jhutty and Jeevan Dhaliwal scored first-half goals, while Armaan Bhagwani scored a pair in the second half to carry Surrey’s top-rated Panorama Ridge Thunder to a convincing […]

Kiara Buono (right) of the Centennial Centaurs helped her team to the Fraser Valley Triple A championship title on Thursday following a 2-0 win over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial tops Panorama for FV AAA soccer title, heads to B.C.’s at 15-0-2! Argyle, Nanaimo Dist., McMath also claim zone titles

SURREY — Raegan Mackenzie’s well-placed blast off an indirect free kick 25 minutes in wound up holding as the winner, lifting defending B.C. AAA champion Centennial Centaurs to a 2-1 win over Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder in Fraser Valley’s top-tiered title game Thursday afternoon at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Vancouver College's John Jospeh (centre) scored all three of his team's goals in the semifinals and finals at the B.C. AAA soccer championships which wrapped up Saturday in Burnaby. Here' he celebrates his semifinal game winner versus Abbotsford on Friday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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It’s the Irish out of nowhere! Vancouver College builds its soccer history in one weekend after claiming first BC AAA title

VANCOUVER — It’s never easy to change the culture of a sports program over the course of one season, yet you wouldn’t be off base if you said that is precisely what happened with the new B.C. senior boys AAA soccer champions from Vancouver College.

It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

Argyle Pipers' Chloe Walton (left) has helped lead the North Vancouver school to No. 1 in the B.C. AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Tsumura: Why North Van’s Argyle Pipers have helped make the last decade of B.C. girls high school soccer its best ever

NORTH VANCOUVER — Take a close look at the results from the last decade of the gold medal game at the B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer championships and you’ll discover why, from a spectator point of view, it has perhaps become the jewel of the spring sport season.