Captured hugging the basketball, could there be a more apropos image of St. Patrick's B.C. tourney MVP Irish Coquia at the B.C. Triple-A senior boys basketball championship final Saturday at the Langley Events Centre? (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How the simple words “…Irish, it’s your time” lifted St. Pat’s Celtics past Elgin Park and to a B.C. Triple-A title dedicated to a hurting teammate!

LANGLEY — In the biggest games of his young basketball life, Irish Coquia has averaged an amazing 30 points per game.Yet in any description of the seemingly-indescribable St. Patrick’s Celtics’ Grade 11 guard, it’s important to note that despite his gaudy point totals, he scores higher in the intangibles department than any other statistical category.On […]

St. Pat's players had plenty of second-half moments to celebrate as they rallied past Fleetwood Park on Sunday to earn a berth in the B.C. junior Final Four. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Jr. Boys Elite 8: St. Pat’s Jovin Sunner shines bright as defending champ Celtics rally past Fleetwood Park Dragons for Final Four berth!

LANGLEY — The St. Patrick’s Celtics are playing their best basketball of the season at precisely the right time.Ask head coach John Boateng about it, and he’ll tell you that it’s a case of Sunner rather than later.Oh, that’s as in Jovin Sunner, the hard-luck 6-foot-3 Grade 10 forward who did a little bit of […]

R.A. McMath's Travis Hamberger (left), here being defended by Centennial's Leif Skelding at the 2018 B.C. Junior Varsity championship tournament, will lead his Wildcats into the 2020 TBI this coming December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2020: With a plethora of positivity and plenty of warm hoops karma, B.C.’s best accept invites for an early-season date at the LEC!

NORTH DELTA — Jesse Davis. Everett Swaim. Justin Sunga. Bobby Mabeny. KC Ibekwe. Ben Manns. Caleb Lyons. Rav Randhawa. Clay Kurtz. Karn Shergill. Rourke MacDonald. Travis Hamberger. Gyan Sandhu. Rhys Maestre. Milan John. Daniel Marcelo. Ekman Sohal. Arars Jahangiri. Jaydan Bains. Kyle Kong.

Duchess Park's Caleb Lyons will return for his senior season as one of the most seasoned go-to scorers in B.C. senior boys high school basketball. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
With the scoreboard perfectly framed to tell the story, St. Patrick's Irish Coquia sinks the biggest shot of his life Tuesday in the B.C. JV final at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Picturs 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Irish eyes were crying, and for good reason! MVP Coquia’s clutch dagger trey lifts St. Pats past Churchill for first-ever B.C. JV hoops crown

LANGLEY — Irish eyes were crying, but if you’d seen just what transpired over the final 20 seconds of play in Tuesday night’s B.C. junior boys basketball championships, you’d understand why.

Longtime St. Patrick's boys basketball architect Nap Santos shows his emotion as he congratulates the JV Celtics on their run to Tuesday's B.C. JV championship final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Celtics hoping that Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day! No. 1 seeds storm Walnut Grove in JV semifinals, now set to face Churchill in all-Van City B.C. final

LANGLEY — The St. Patrick’s Celtics spent the first two days of the 2020 B.C. junior boys basketball championships looking like a team seemingly miscast as the 32-team event’s No. 1 overall seed.Yet as the second half of it’s provincial semifinal against the No. 4 seed Walnut Grove Gators of Langley began Monday evening at […]

Abbotsford's Lockhart MacGreggor (centre) battles through the defence of Kelowna's Everett Schmuland (left) and Ryan Braam during B.C. junior boys quarterfinal play Sunday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION B.C. Junior Boys Championships DAY 2: Top seeds all advance as Celtics, ‘Dawgs, Owls, Gators combine for a high-powered Final Four

LANGLEY — How’s that for a seeding committee that knows it’s stuff?It’s a draw that may be distinctly lacking in Cinderellas, yet there is no question that the whichever teams claims the 2020 B.C. junior boys basketball title is going to be full deserving.No., 1 seed St. Patrick’s, No. 2 seed Sir Winston Churchill, No. […]

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)
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.