Fraser Heights head coach Wayne Best has had plenty of reason to celebrate with his Firehawks who have advanced to the B.C. junior girls Final Four on Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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A new high for Fraser Heights: Surrey’s underdog Firehawks burning brightly at B.C. junior championships

By ALY LAUBE(Special to — Like many teams at the B.C. Junior Girls Basketball Championships, Surrey’s No. 15 seed Fraser Heights Firehawks—who won a quarterfinal game against the No. 7 Penticton Lakers 55-43 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre—call themselves a family. But for three of the players and two of the coaches, that […]

Terry Fox Ravens inside centre Devin Passaglia was a key member of the 2017 BC Triple A Tier 2 champions. (Photo courtesy Terry Fox athletics)
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Talent spilleth over as PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens win first-ever B.C. high school rugby crown

PORT COQUITLAM — Back in December of 2008, the Terry Fox Ravens had a football season for the ages: 12-0 and a wire-to-wire perch at No. 1 in the AAA rankings, capped with a Subway Bowl B.C. championship title. Later that spring, with many of the football team’s stars, the Fox rugby team went out and […]

A shutout win by Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags on Thursday over R.A. McMath of Richmond gives the Victoria school a chance to win its thirds straight B.C. Double A Tier 1 title on Saturday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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All You Can Eat: Our full report from Semi-final Thursday at BC High School Rugby 2017

ABBOTSFORD — It’s a rematch of the Vancouver Island championship final, and for Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags, an opportunity to win its third straight provincial title.