Bill Stebbings (third right) is flanked by former players (left to right) Eron Labadie, Bill Richards, Charles Hotel, David Hughes, Bob Hoy and John Christie at the school's Wall of Fame induction ceremony this past December. (Photo property of Seaquam Seahawks athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Bill Stebbings 1949-2020: The architect of Seaquam Seahawks boys basketball always saw the big picture first

NORTH DELTA — He was a basketball coach who wanted the world for his players.And in the end, Bill Stebbings helped them find it by showing them that their commitment to the game was redeemable in later life in the form of wisdom and a deeper appreciation for the value of family and friends.On Tuesday, […]

Now in his 20th season as UBC head coach, Kevin Hanson sits one win away from the Canada West's all-time conference wins record. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Centennial's Dominic Parolin make an emphatic first-half statement for Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs in its clash against the R.A. McMath Wildcats of Richmond during the Sweet 16 round of TBI 2019 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Boys 2019 Day 2 Sweet 16! All the game reports from the Langley Events Centre

LANGLEY —We’re going final from Day 2 here at the 2019 TBI.Full game reports are below, but first, a reminder that Friday’s quarterfinal games kick off at 9 a.m., while the semifinals tip off at 6:45 p.m.All championship round games are being played on Centre Court, so if you wanted to get your fill of […]

SMUS' Karter Fry, drives to the basket between Tupper's DJ Laconsay (left) and Matthew Dunkerley during Wednesday's TBI Round 1 game at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2019 Boys – Our game-by-game reports live from the Langley Event Centre

LANGLEY — Welcome to the first day off the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.Please check back on this posting throughout the day for reports from the opening round’s four preliminary round games.SIR CHARLES TUPPER 56 SMUS 50LANGLEY — It was a game in which both teams could claim a disadvantage.East Vancouver’s Triple A No. 2-ranked Sir […]

Seaquam's Christian Carlon-Diaz has always been good at making would-be tacklers miss in space. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Christian Carlon-Diaz: No matter how you spell his name, Seaquam Seahawks’ star RB-1 knows there is no ‘I’ in team

NORTH DELTA — The old saying in sports is that there is no ‘I’ in team, and in a manner of speaking, no one lives more to the credo than Seaquam’s Christian Carlon-Diaz.Look up the star running back on the Seahawks’ team roster which is part of bchighschoolfootball.com‘s official website, and for the past three […]

South Delta quarterback Ben McDonald threw three TD passes and rushed for another in his No. 2-ranked team's win over Handsworth. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ 10.05.19 Saturday Night B.C. High School football report

Saturday night’s edition of the Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School football report is now complete.WESTERN CONFERENCEHANDSWORTH 6 at No. 2 SOUTH DELTA 30TSAWWASSEN — The South Delta Sun Devils may have scored their final 22 points in unanswered fashion Saturday to remain a perfect 5-0 on the season.Yet it was one of those days when […]

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 […]

Terry Fox's Kyle Huish (5) is one of a host of visiting Ravens attempting to slow the progress of South Delta running back Damon Badenhorst on Saturday in Tsawwassen. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letter’s Saturday B.C. High School Football Report 09.07.19 edition

Saturday marks an end to our first week of the B.C. High School Football Report.SATURDAYEXHIBITION ST. FRANCIS (Calg.) 37 at No. 2 MT. DOUGLAS 0VICTORIA —They are No. 2 at the highest tier of competition in Alberta, and on Saturday, Tier 1 No. 1-ranked St. Francis of Calgary proved too much for the host and B.C. […]

Sporting a shiner under his right eye after taking a poke during practice, Heritage Woods Kodiaks' senior point guard Gavin McMahon dishes a pass during last month's Tsumura Basketball Invitational at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Gavin McMahon: Double-vision can’t blur the singular focus of Heritage Woods’ gutsy senior point guard

PORT MOODY — It’s been a few years since Gavin McMahon was able to open his eyes and see the world in all of the comfortable ways he grew accustomed to as a child.

UBC head men's basketball coach got his start as both a player and a coach at Lanagara College. Now the Falcons are honouring his excellence with a scholarship endowment in his name. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athleitcs 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Kevin Hanson Scholarship: Langara founds endowment fund in name of former Falcons, current UBC hoops coach

VANCOUVER  — It was the place that gave him his first chance as a basketball player coming out of high school. It’s the place that gave him the opportunity to establish himself in what has become a lifelong occupation as a basketball coach.