St. George's Jacob Murkur navigated the heavy traffic of the SMUS Blue Jags on Thursday, scoring a try as part of a 24-15 Saints' B.C. junior varsity championship win at Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Bench power rallies St. George’s Saints past SMUS Blue Jags in B.C. junior varsity rugby championship match

ABBOTSFORD — Plucky St. Michaels University School scored three tries, each of which lifted Victoria’s Blue Jags into the lead over their Vancouver arch-rivals, the St. George’s Saints.

Luke Rainier-Pope, a senior centre with three-time reigning B.C. AA Tier 1 champion St. Michaels University School Blue Jags is tackled by the Rockridge Ravens during round one action of the BCSSRU's Stadium Series, April 6 at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Stadium Series ’18: Double-A dogfight resumes in capital city as reeling No. 1 SMUS Blue Jags prep for No. 2 Collingwood Cavs

VICTORIA — In the lead-up to Alumni Saturday and its traditional first XV rugby test on the campus of St. Michaels University School in the provincial capital is tonight’s precursor, the annual Captains’ Dinner.

Austin Siemens is one of a number of underclassmen rising up the ranks for North Vancouver's No. 1-ranked AA Seycove Seyhawks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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03.17.18: North Van’s Sey-Hey kids top the charts! Seycove Seyhawks, Shawnigan Lake Stags open 1-2 atop B.C. boys AA hoop rankings

LANGLEY — Since moving to its new home at the Langley Events Centre in time for March Madness 2014, the B.C. senior boys AA championships have been won just once by a public school. That was back in that first year when Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions took the title.

Langley Fundamental's Jacob Sol is the picture of elation after scoring his second goal of the match Wednesday in the Titans' BC AA title-clinching win over Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Fantastic Fundamentals! First-half barrage carries Langley Fundamental’s Titans to B.C. AA soccer crown

BURNABY — It’s hard to nurse a case of the jitters for very long when a substitute makes his way onto the pitch in the biggest game of the season and promptly scores a goal to open the floodgates.

The Province's 2017 Head of the Class debits today. (Richard Lam, PNG photos)
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Proud to present my picks for The Province’s 2017 Head of the Class

VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.

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.

Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags continued their winning ways in an offensive showdown against Richmond's RA McMath as Stadium Series 2017 hit Round 2 on Friday in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Kyle Slavin/SMUS athletics)
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05.07.17 Stadium Series edition: Varsity Letters B.C. High School Rugby Report

Welcome to Varsity Letter’s weekly B.C. High School Rugby Report.Please check back throughout the day for updates as coaches have been encouraged to send their game reports to varsitylettersbc@gmail.com or howardtsumura@gmail.com

SMUS' Jasper Bosley tries to slow the progress of Brentwood College guard Brenan Sullivan in BC Triple A final Saturday in Langley. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Double A: Sullivan’s triples cripple SMUS, send Brentwood to first BC varsity hoops title

LANGLEY — Brendan Sullivan wasn’t thinking about his form, his technique or any of the intangibles that have turned him into a clutch shooter.“I saw the shot-clock running down, I was trying to run a play, but I just ended hucking it up,” the Grade 11 guard said. “I just had faith and apparently it […]