St. George's Dillon Hamilton (with ball), pictured here during the 2018 New Zealand Shield final against Carson Graham, scored a try as part of his team's LM semifinal win over Handsworth last week. The Saints and Eagles clash again for the Mainland bragging rights on Thursday at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Rugby Report 05.20.19: Get ready for St. George’s vs. Carson Graham, Collingwood vs. Rockridge in New Zealand Shield title tests

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. boys high school rugby report. Conference semifinals dominated the landscape as Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland teams geared up for title tilts Wednesday and Thursday.

On the other side of the world, some 11,000 kilometres away from their childhood home in Syria, Sir Charles Tupper Tigers' senior Mohammed Suliman (right) found reason to embrace his Grade 11 brother Ahmad during a recent Vancouver Tier 1 rugby match against Point Grey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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At Sir Charles Tupper, rugby’s welcoming scrum provides needed refuge for three Syrian youths building new lives in a new country

VANCOUVER — In the midst of a melee of mud and pelting rain, Mohammed Suliman still made sure he was the first to find his younger brother Ahmad on the rugby pitch.

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.

Clad in pink with the 'We Are One' slogan across their hearts, Sir Charles Tupper Tigers players are standing up for the social and humanitarian causes they feel are most important. (Photo by Sir Charles Tupper Secondary 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Think Pink! Tupper Tigers boys basketball team set to don all-pink ‘We Are One’ uniforms tonight in Mainland AAA final

VANCOUVER — The power of a high school sports team to impact the power of positivity and togetherness in the province of B.C. and in turn, around the globe, may never be stronger than it is tonight (6:15 p.m.) at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Terry Fox's Jacob Mand (centre) and the rest of the Ravens head into the playoffs as B.C.'s No. 1-ranked Quad-A team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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02.06.19 B.C. boys hoops rankings: Terry Fox Ravens rise to Quad-A No. 1, new Top 10’s for all four tiers

LANGLEY — The fourth new No. 1 of the B.C. senior boys Quad A basketball season? Say hello to the Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens who have the honour and the target for the first time in almost four seasons (02.26.15). 

Timberwolves Classic MVP Norben Bulosan (right) of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers sharers a lighter moment with teammate Gaurab Acharya (3) Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Timberwolves Classic ’19: Topping No. 2 Vernon Panthers no small feat for compact MVP Bulosan and No. 1 Tupper Tigers

ABBOTSFORD — Until we meet again? East Vancouver’s No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the No. 2 Vernon Panthers may well have given an advance showing of the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship final deep in the Fraser Valley on Saturday night.

Tupper's Gaurab Acharya has returned following a lengthy injury, and the No. 2 Tupper Tigers have advanced to the semifinals of STMC's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: No. 1 Huskies, No. 2 Tigers keep title hopes alive, but West Van, Byrne Creek also on Final 4 dance card

BURNABY — The Chancellor Invitational may or may not have a B.C. Triple A No. 1 vs. No. 2 senior boys championship final on Saturday night. What is known, however, is that it’s going to be a great game regardless of who gets there.

Back on Dec. 7 at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, Sufi Ahmed (left) and the Byrne Creek Bulldogs clashed with Jordane Burke and the Oak Bay Bays. This weekend, Byrne Creek is at the STM Chancellor, while Oak Bay is at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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What happens when Fox’s Legal Beagle and STM’s Chancellor collide? Fourteen Top-10 teams, 46 games and 21 kilometres of pavement!

LANGLEY — The best collection of B.C. senior varsity boys basketball talent will all be gathered under one collective roof on March 6.That’s when all four tiers begin respective four-day runs at the B.C. championships hosted by the Langley Events Centre.But how about the next-best overall collection of teams from that same talent pool in […]

Sir Charles Tupper point guard Norben Bulosan (right) fends off the aggressive defence of Garfield's Rodriguez Green on Saturday in the Tamanawis Holiday Classic finale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper’s Norben Bulosan: “…man, he’s got the heart of a lion” says Garfield coach after ‘Dawgs top Tigers in Tammy tourney final

SURREY — It was the smallest guy on the floor who made the biggest impression on the head coach of Seattle’s defending Triple A state champion Garfield Bulldogs.