Golden smiles defined, Port Coquitlam's Riverside Rapids celebrate the first B.C. senior girls volleyball title in school history Saturday in Nanaimo. (Photo property of Riverside Athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Riverside Rapids’ B.C. Quad-A girls volleyball title makes school history! Seniors complete a B.C. championship trilogy in heart-stopping fashion!

At no point along a four-year volleyball journey did Bryan Gee ever underestimate the size of the collective heart which beat within the roster of his Riverside Rapids’ girls volleyball team.Yet come Monday morning, even the team’s head coach had to admit that the performances of his team at the most critical junctures of this […]

Vancouver College's Iain St. Arnault scores his team's final touchdown of the first half Saturday in a win over South Delta at O'Hagan Field. (Photo by Dave Fong property of Vancouver College athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Irish blank South Delta behind Roberts’ three-TD day, countdown begins to Archbishops Trophy clash as No. 1 VC set to host No. 2 Jugglers in ‘Battle of Unbeatens!’

VANCOUVER — It took a global pandemic to halt B.C.’s most enduring high school football rivalry series, yet when the annual Archbishops Trophy game kicks off for the 64th time this Saturday, its combatants will not only each be undefeated, they will continue to hold down the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in Varsity […]

Notre Dame safety Massimo Ryan's fumble recovery Saturday helped set up a touchdown and keep the Jugglers' defence perfect through five games following a shutout win at South Delta. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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No. 3 AAA Notre Dame does it again on defence! After 34-0 win over South Delta, 5-0 Jugglers have still not allowed a single point!

TSAWWASSEN — If you want to let the numbers do the speaking, then the Notre Dame Jugglers did to the host South Delta Sun Devils what they have done to every team the East Vancouver school has faced this season.No. 3-ranked Notre Dame, en route to winning all five of its games by shutout this […]

The G.W. Graham defence was kept on red alert by the host St. Thomas More Knights late in Saturday's AAA clash in Burnaby. (Photo by Michelle Hewitt property of GW Graham athletics athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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09.11.21 B.C. High School Football Report: Saturday night FINAL edition features wins by G.W. Graham, South Delta and Rutland!

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Saturday night final edition of the B.C. high school football report.Our season-opening one-day grace period for Friday night games in Week 1 allows us to publish a total of three game reports today.SATURDAYG.W. GRAHAM 14 at ST. THOMAS MORE 12BURNABY — The G.W. Graham Grizzlies varsity team, in its 10th […]

Longtime South Delta Sun Devils' soccer coach Stephen Burns (centre), with co-coach Brent Sweeney, was named Thursday as a co-winner of the B.C. School Sports' 2019-20 B.C. high school Coach of the Year award. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Stephen Burns: BCSS coaching honours awarded to South Delta Sun Devils’ longtime champion of B.C. high school soccer

TSAWWASSEN — It may have been the shortest and the quietest B.C. senior girls high school soccer season on record, yet its voice seemed to be within constant ear-shot of one its most passionate advocates.“Every time we had a game, I’d look at the schedule, and I’d think ‘Oh we should be playing right now,’” […]

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 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 […]

Running through a hole created by offensive linemen Anthony Bolanos (left) and DJ Mangat, Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli cuts a swath through the South Delta defence on Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Out of nowhere, unranked Notre Dame stuns No. 1 South Delta to move within a win of B.C. title game

VANCOUVER — There was a time earlier this season, coming off a loss to North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals and sporting a 2-5 overall record after losing three straight games, that the Notre Dame Jugglers looked like no one’s idea of a Subway Bowl contender.Yet so many veterans from within the B.C. high school football world […]

Last season, Notre Dame's Vincenzo Nardulli (10) played his primary role at linebacker. This season, after rushing for 16 touchdowns as a senior, he's added RB-1 to that resume. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019: From stuntman to leading man, the stunning re-invention of Notre Dame Jugglers’ running back Vincenzo Nardulli

VANCOUVER — If the fullback is football’s version of the stuntman, then the tailback is its leading man.Notre Dame’s Vincenzo Nardulli is never going to back down from the kind of blocking assignments which became his offensive bread-and-butter the past few seasons with East Vancouver’s Jugglers.Yet as the 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior prepares for the final […]

Greyson Planinsic (left) and Michael Udoh comprise B.C.'s most devastating offensive backfield. (Photo by Alan Wardle property of New Westminster Hyacks football 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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New West’s dynamic RB duo: With Greyson Planinsic and Michael Udoh, the whole & the heart of these Hyacks always greater than the sum of its parts

NEW WESTMINTSER — Their running styles are a study in contrasts, and the length and the breadth of their respective resumes couldn’t be any more different.Yet the bottom line in the New Westminster locker room following every Hyacks football game this season is the single-mindedness which drives every post-game gab-fest between running backs Greyson Planinsic […]

South Delta's Ben McDonald runs by Mt. Douglas' Logan Warde during the first quarter of Saturday's Western Conference AAA home clash against the Rams at Dennison Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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South Delta’s Ben McDonald injured: B.C.’s best high school high school QB may be lost for year after hurting collarbone today

TSAWWASSEN — The best quarterback in B.C. high school football may have been lost for the remainder of the 2019 season.Ben McDonald, the starting quarterback of the No. 1-ranked South Delta Sun Devils, suffered what his head coach suspects may be a broken collarbone, when he was tackled late in Saturday’s eventual 28-14 home win […]