Tyler Felt (right) of Spectrum closes off the lay-in attempt of Tamanwis' Seva Virk in Saturday's B.C. Quad-A championship final March 9, 2024 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2024. All Rights Reserved)
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Boys 4-A final: They came out of nowhere in a hurry! But Spectrum Thunder’s B.C. title win over Tammy bubbled over with ties to its past, brilliant skill and young coach who brought out the best in everyone!

By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — There are so many paths to traverse and rivers to cross in the quest of a B.C. senior boys top-tiered high school basketball championship that the journey of virtually every single prior winner is rife with clues… the breadcrumbs have been easy to find.They are kind of like the staples on […]

Tamanwis Wildcats' star Tray Belanger was a force at both ends of the court as his Surrey-based team topped Port Moody's Heritage Woods Kodiaks at the B.C. junior boys basketball semifinals Monday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Garrett James property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Tray bien! Tamanawis’ budding superstar Tray Belanger takes ‘giant steps’ in leading ‘Cats past Kodiaks and into tonight’s B.C. Junior boys title tilt!

No. 1 TAMANAWIS 69 No. 12 HERITAGE WOODS 55LANGLEY — On Monday night, just past the midway mark of the second quarter, at a juncture of the biggest basketball game of both teams’ season, it took but a second for one player to remind us all that he was ready to take on all comers.Tray […]

Burnaby South's Lordrikk Gutierrez (centre) looks to gain some separation in the open floor from Tamanawis Wildcats Mintu Chahal (left) and Gursewak Mann on Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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B.C. Junior Sweet 16: Burnaby South’s Redemption Season moves to Elite 8 after Lordrikk-powered Rebels rally to top Tamanawis!

LANGLEY — They call it their Redemption Season.Ever since a Grade 8 campaign back in 2018-19 fell well short of their expectations, the Class of 2024 boys basketball team from Burnaby South Secondary has been out to prove a point to both themselves and the rest of the province.And on Saturday, on a perilous opening […]

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.

Kieran Sheretan and the rest of East Vancouver's Sir Charles Tupper Tigers have moved back into the top five in the latest B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball 01.08.20 rankings: Belmont, Tammy, Guildford Park, Hugh Boyd, Highroad start 2020 on the rise!

LANGLEY —The longest ranking period of the season can often times be deceptive.The near three-week holiday stretch which closed out Monday finds many teams inactive, and others facing non-B.C. competition.Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:BOYSQUAD A (records, rankings reflect games played Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)1 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) […]

Fraser Valley Cascades' fifth-year guard Sukhjot Bains has looked to bring a more consistent shooting touch to the floor over his final season of university basketball. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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UFV’s Sukhjot Bains: In his quest for long-distance shooting mojo, Cascades senior guard says it’s the mind that matters most

ABBOTSFORD — Last season, Sukhjot Bains traded snow for rain in a transfer from NCAA Div. 1 Wisconsin-Green Bay back to his home province and a spot in U Sports with Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Cascades.Yet while frozen tundra gave way to puddles, the former high school superstar with Surrey’s Tamanawis Wildcats is the first to […]

W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Vancouver College's Jason Soriano (right) does his best to slow Brent Padilla of Holy Cross during a quarterfinal play-in clash between a pair of Top 10 Quad-A teams Friday morning in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross beats VC in all-Catholic battle, Oak Bay tops Tammy: Legal Beagle’s Friday night Final Four dance card now complete

PORT COQUITLAM — The Holy Cross Crusaders and Oak Bay Bays will attempt to go 2-0 over perhaps the most competitive single day of their 2018-19 senior boys Quad A basketball seasons.

Miguel Tomley, pictured scoring two of his game-high 66 points in the final game of his B.C. high school career in March of 2018, is spending this season in Ontario at RISE Academy, prepping for a Div. 1 career set to begin this fall at Santa Clara. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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From Surrey to Santa Clara: Tammy’s superstar grad Miguel Tomley preps his game for sudden impact at Nash’s alma mater

SURREY — If you watched the way in which Miguel Tomley closed out his senior season last March, you would be correct in stating that only a handful of others in the long history of B.C. boys high school basketball were as ready to start an NCAA Div. 1 basketball career as the Tamanawis Wildcats’ […]

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.