Centennial's Kiara Buono (right) is embraced by teammate Raegan Mackenzie after scoring what proved to be the winning goal in a 4-2 B.C. Triple-A semifinal win Thursday over Richmond's R.A.McMath Wildcats at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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With a healthy spring back in her step, Centennial’s Buono steps up big, helps lead champion Centaurs back to B.C. AAA finale!

SURREY — Don’t be surprised if you see Centennial’s dynamic No. 4 with just a little extra jump in her step come game time Friday morning at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

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.

Vernon's Isaiah Ondrik is one of five main-rotation regulars set to return for the preseason No. 1-ranked Panthers. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Basketball Top 10: Vernon’s huge core of rising seniors, steeled by tough B.C. final loss, set to open 2019-20 as clear No. 1

LANGLEY — If the Vernon Panthers ever find themselves in need of some offseason reaffirmation that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they might want to talk to guys like Jadon Cohee, Brad Hoffman and Paul Getz.

Burnaby South's Karn Aujla was a tower of power Monday, scoring 31 points and leading the Rebels into the B.C. JV title game the second time in three seasons. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
R.A. McMath Wildcats' player exult after Elias Khan's last-second basket carried the Richmond team into Tuesday's B.C. JV final against Burnaby South. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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McMath’s equation of ‘Team, Team, Team’ adds up to OT win over No. 2 VC Irish, now it’s No. 1 Burnaby South in B.C. JV finals

LANGLEY — There’s a memorable line from the classic high school basketball movie Hoosiers that seemed especially apropos Monday night as a classic of playoff game unfolded at the Langley Events Centre.

Claremont's Ben Manns (left) plays a little unintentional suffocating defence on Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak on Sunday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: Our look at how No. 1 Burnaby South & No. 4 St.Pat’s arrived at Monday’s ‘guards galore’ Final 4 showdown

LANGLEY — How many great guards on the floor is too many? That’s a silly question because the more the merrier, and for fans of uptempo basketball that is going to be the case Monday in one of two semifinals here at the 2019 B.C. junior boys basketball championships.

Yale's Reid Loewen (left) does his best to slow McMath's Rio Hutchful during Sunday Elite 8 play at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: A look at how powerhouse Van College and underdog McMath have arrived at Monday’s Final Four showdown

Who’s on a higher high? That’s the question the No. 2-seeded Vancouver College Fighting Irish and Richmond’s No. 6-seeded R.A. McMath Wildcats have to be asking of each other heading into Monday’s 8 p.m. B.C. junior boys basketball championship semifinal clash here at the Langley Events Centre.

Brookswood senior guard Jenna Dick (left) wins hard-fought loose ball scramble with McMath's Jayna Wilson during TBI quarters on Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2018: Brookswood guard Jenna Dick speaks to virtues of single-minded purpose as her ‘Cats use fourth-quarter jets, fly to Final 4

LANGLEY — Single-minded purpose. Back in about 10th grade, when Jenna Dick made a huge senior varsity splash with the Brookswood Bobcats, she might not have been capable of encapsulating her thoughts on what needs to happen for a team to raise the level of their collective mercury in order to win a basketball game.

Last season, Panorama Ridge and Fleetwood Park battled for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy. The battle hits the zone championship stage this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Richmond’s McMath new No. 1 in B.C. girls AAA soccer, South Delta & Centennial set for Fraser Valley title clash

A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.

Point guard Arun Atker is among a gaggle of rising seniors that have the North Delta Huskies as the team to beat heading into the 2018-19 AAA season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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03.18.18 AAA Pre-Preseason rankings tab North Delta Huskies to win first B.C. title in 29 years, Tupper and McMath among top trio

LANGLEY — Five of the eight quarterfinalists from the recent B.C. boys senior boys AAA championships are back as part of the Pre-Preseason rankings. All of that adds up to growing rivalries and the continued competitive excellence within the province’s newest tier.