North Delta's Sagar Ranouta (left) grimaces under the defensive watch of Duchess Park's Benjamin Dyck on Friday in the Chancellor Invitational semifinals. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Chancellor 2020: No lack of motivation for No. 2 Duchess Park! Condors top North Delta Huskies in first meeting since 2019 B.C. Final Four

BURNABY — You didn’t need Duchess Park head coach Jordan Yu to provide further details following his team’s semifinal clash Friday night here against the North Delta Huskies at St. Thomas More’s Chancellor 2020. Some games are pretty hard to forget.

Duchess Park's standout Grade 11 Caleb Lyons led his team to a win over Walnut Grove in the opening round of the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational last month at the LEC. Lyons is back this week with the rest of the Triple-A No. 2-ranked Condors of Prince George for the 2020 STMC Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STMC’s Chancellor 2020: With no talk of rankings allowed, PG’s No. 2-ranked Duchess Park Condors take a business trip to Burnaby

BURNABY — One week into the new year, and Jordan Yu is happy to report that the Duchess Park Condors have been resolute on their latest resolution.“We’ve stopped talking about rankings and championships,” Yu said Tuesday afternoon from Prince George, breaking the silence for a brief second to make an important point one day ahead […]

G.W. Graham senior forward Zach Klim leads the Triple A No. 1-ranked Grizzlies in both scoring and rebounding heading into the 2020 Chancellor Invitational beginning Wednesday at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STMC’s Chancellor 2020: No. 1-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies arrive following blueprint of defending champion North Delta Huskies

CHILLIWACK — As the St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational gets set to tip off Wednesday in Burnaby, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Triple-A team is following what it hopes is a winning recipe.“We have the best losing record in the province,” joked G.W. Graham Grizzlies head coach Jake Mouritzen, whose Chilliwack-based school is actually sitting at 8-8 […]

Battling in the paint to score two of her eight points is Langley Christian's Kathryn New. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019 Elite Eight: Lightning strikes in defensive battle! Double A No. 1 LCS tops STM, faces Triple-A No. 1 OKM in Friday night Final Four

LANGLEY — It wasn’t too long ago when the Langley Christian Lighting were competing in the province’s small school Single-A tier.Tonight (6:45 p.m.), the Lightning face Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Huskies in the TBI 2019 semifinals, sitting a win away from a berth in Saturday’s championship final.Maintaining poise and patience, and ultimately finding ways to execute […]

Vancouver College star running back Daesaun Johnson (2, front) shakes hands with St Thomas More's Vincent Catania after rushing for three scores and helping lift the Fighting Irish into next week's Subway Bowl AAA final against Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final Four: Playing at another level, VC’s Fighting Irish look unstoppable in win over STM Knights

VANCOUVER — Vancouver College’s Daesaun Johnson rushed for three first-half touchdowns, and an Irish defence which has been near impenetrable the past two months simply lived up to form, seemingly impervious to the rising stakes and elevated atmosphere that come with the semifinal round of the Subway Bowl Triple-A playoffs.

St. Thomas More's Matthew Custodio (right) tries to gain separation from the Vancouver College defence in Saturday's 2019 B.C. Grade 8 football championship at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Grade 8 final: Knights’ MVP Custodio carries STM to record 14th Quadra Cup title

VANCOUVER — The St. Thomas More Knights spent almost all of Saturday’s Subway Bowl Grade 8 championship final showing how consistently adept they were at breaking big scoring plays at the most opportune moments.Burnaby’s Knights had opened the contest by scoring its first three touchdowns from 51, 87 and 62 yards, and two of those […]

St. Thomas More quarterback Anthony De Lazzari (left) and running back Nick Osho rise above the B.C. Place turf on Saturday to celebrate a touchdown against the Mt. Douglas Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: St. Thomas More the picks of the litter, Knights feast on interceptions in win over Mt. Doug Rams

VANCOUVER — St. Thomas More are experts in the fine art of the interception, and it’s that gift for the theft which helped send Burnaby’s Knights into the Subway Bowl Triple A Final Four next weekend against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.Trailing 21-7 at the half, the Knights parlayed a field goal and two second-half […]

St. Thomas More's Vic Domingo (right) keeps an eye on Kelowna's Colby Miletto earlier this season at Burnaby Lakes. As the post-season begins, the Knights and the Owls are two of B.C.'s top teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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11.04.19 BC High School Football Big 5 rankings: At Triple-A, East champ Knights parlay perfect season into new perch at No. 3

LANGLEY — Six teams between B.C.’s two tiers will take this coming weekend off, the reward for earning opening-round byes as the chase for Subway Bowl 2019 gets underway.The rest will all be back at it at turf fields around the province this Friday and Saturday.This week’s big mover? Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Knights move […]

A sack artist at work, St. Thomas More's Kaishaun Carter finds his way through the Kelowna Owls last Friday at Burnaby Lake. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Kaishaun Carter: “…I pride myself on my football IQ” says St. Thomas More’s senior blue-chip defensive end

BURNABY — Last month, as the St. Thomas More Knights set off to Mission for what would eventually be a hard-fought 18-6 win over the host Roadrunners, STM head coach Steve De Lazzari sent a text to his defensive coordinator Jared Power about one of the team’s influential seniors.“Coach Power was going to be away […]

After returning from Hawaii this weekend, the St. Thomas More Knights get right back to action Friday at Burnaby Lakes against Notre Dame. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STM’s Knights fall at undefeated Honolulu-Damien, but RB Nick Osho cracks century mark, aerial attack shows great promise

HONOLULU— Led by the performance of running back Nick Osho, Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Knights hit the ground running Saturday night in Hawaii, and now they hope to keep their stride as they return to B.C. for this coming Friday’s official start to the 2019 provincial high school football season.As well, senior Alex Cordeiro caught […]