Rushing to congratulate Van Tech goal scorer Razan Rosham (centre, 14) are his Talismen teammates (left to right) Noah McIlveen, Bruce Nguyen, Theodore Cheung and Rupert Postma. (Wilson Wong photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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It’s a boys soccer renaissance at Van Tech! Youthful former grad Smith, 22, and her inspiring Talismen qualify for B.C. AAA tourney!

VANCOUVER — One of the most revealing traits which has surfaced some two-plus months into the B.C. high school sports re-start is just how big a factor student-athlete camaraderie was during the cancelled 2020-21 season.It’s an intangible topic to be sure, but teams which stayed together as much as the health protocols would allow and, […]

Van Tech's Lachlan McBride, bound next season for an OUA career with the Queen's Golden Gaels, finished as the runner-up in Varsity Letters' 2018 Super 15 B.C. boys high school volleyball Grade 12 Players of the Year. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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10th Anniversary Edition! Varsity Letters presents our 2018 B.C. senior boys high school volleyball Super 15

LANGLEY — Hard to believe that so much time has gone by since we announced our first B.C. senior boys Grade 12 high school volleyball Player of the Year back in December of 2009.In case you don’t remember, he stood 6-foot-4 and was a dynamic outside hitter from Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Secondary.Nick Del Bianco turned […]

The Earl Marriott Mariners spent a year trying to make amends for a B.C. semifinal loss last season to the Semiahmoo Totems. They arrived at their moment Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final: Mariners set their compass towards perfection, topple Van Tech en route to golden destination

By Gary Ahuja (Special to LANGLEY — There is winning and then there is what the Earl Marriott Mariners did to the competition these past four days  at Langley Events Centre.

The Van Tech Talismen got past Burnaby's Moscrop Panthers in four sets Friday in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships at the LEC. On Saturday, they go looking to become the first Vancouver city team to win the sport's highest-tiered boys provincial volleyball title. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final 4: Top-seeded Mariners, Talismen keep appointed rounds with Saturday title date booked

By Gary Ahuja (Special to LANGLEY — It will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the final game of the high school boys volleyball season on Saturday night at Langley Events Centre.

The Penticton Lakers dropped three spots in the rankings this week but are still amongst the Top 10 teams in B.C.senior boys AAA volleyball. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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11.06.18 B.C. senior boys volleyball: Triple A ranking expands to Top 20, Double A to Sweet 16 as playoffs begin

LANGLEY — As the second season dawns in B.C. boys high school volleyball, the provincial rankings have expanded to reflect the size of the respective fields at upcoming provincial championships, including the B.C. AA and AAA championships set to run Nov 28-Dec. 1 at the Langley Events Centre. The B.C. Boys Single A tournament runs […]

The Abbotsford Christian Falcons cut a swath to the championship final of the UBC Mizuno Invitational, and despite a loss to AAA No. 1 Earl Marriott, the Falcons did some climbing of their own and not sit atop the B.C. AA Top 10. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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B.C. Boys Volleyball rankings: Van Tech scales new heights following UBC Mizuno Invite, but Marriott, Abby Christian sit atop their tiers

LANGLEY — UBC’s Mizuno senior boys invitational, a two-day spectacle featuring the majority of the province’s top talent, had it usual effect on the B.C. rankings.

Lord Tweedsmuir's senior point guard Dylan Kinley has learned to maximize the gifts he's been given and not harbour resentment for the ones he hasn't. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Dylan Kinley: Dyslexia can’t stop Lord Tweedsmuir’s basketball star from writing his own story of hope and inspiration

SURREY — It takes but a second to step outside the box, and that’s what both Dylan Kinley and I are doing on a weekday afternoon, chatting about perception, reality and how, in the end, what matters most is the wiring between the heart and the brain.