LANGLEY — The toughest overall quadrant across all four tiers of competition at the 2020 B.C. senior boys basketball championships belongs to a quartet of teams who have been provincially ranked or owned honourable mention status for the entire season.
LANGLEY — It was a basketball game whose flow, while filled with pace, seemed to be playing out as if being held on a short leash.No big swings either way, buckets being answered with buckets, stops being answered by stops. You know the drill.But then, midway through the fourth quarter, like something that just fell […]
NO. 2 TERRY FOX 69, NO. 15 JOHN OLIVER 37By Dan Kinvig (Special to Varsity Letters)LANGLEY — Sometimes, a simple game of basketball carries profound meaning that extends well beyond the final score.For the No. 15-seeded John Oliver Jokers, simply taking the court at the LEC on Wednesday was a matter of significance.The Vancouver program […]
NORTH DELTA — As our Elite Eight round rolled around this week, and the committee entrusted with selecting the winners in our 75th anniversary B.C. high school boys basketball all-time tournament bracket delivered their latest set of verdicts, I knew it was time to pick up the phone and talk with some of the people […]
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COQUITLAM — It seems there is a youth movement wherever you care to look these days in the B.C. senior girls high school basketball world.From teams comprised almost entirely of underclassmen, to those with quality smatterings of non-seniors, that was clearly the theme of this week’s 2020 Top 10 Shoot-Out at here at Centennial Secondary.And […]
PORT COQUITLAM — When it comes to his Class of 2020 seniors, St. George’s Saints head coach Guy da Silva knows all about their championship DNA.
PORT COQUITLAM — Last season, the Terry Fox Ravens stayed in the top four of the B.C. senior boys Big 10 Quad A basketball rankings for the entire season, including three straight weeks during February’s stretch drive to zone championships and beyond in which they sat atop the heap at No. 1.One season later, despite […]
LANGLEY — You don’t build a university sports dynasty by diligently following the same footsteps as the rest of the pack.Instead, if you’re the men’s volleyball program at Langley’s Trinity Western University, you cultivate your own belief system of what matters most and you act accordingly, bringing student-athletes into your program whom others may not […]
LANGLEY —What a Thursday of upsets here at TBI.The Sweet 16 for 2019 will be remembered for the way that Double A teams sent the bracket into disarray.Hands up if you had Double A’s Langley Christian, Britannia and St. Thomas More knocking off, respectively, Quad A’s Terry Fox, Riverside and Brookswood?Utter madness!We’ve got all eight […]