For the vast overall skills and the timely plays he has made all season long, Vancouver College senior free safety/wide receiver Jason Soriano was announced Monday as the BCSSFA's 2019 AAA MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSSFA’s 2019 Triple-A Dream Team: Meet MVP Jason Soriano of the Fighting Irish and our 28 other all-star honourees

VANCOUVER — He’s about the letter W more than any mash of numerical minutiae. And when you talk about winners in the context of the 2019 B.C. high school football season, it’s impossible not to reference Vancouver College Fighting Irish senior Jason Soriano.

Vancouver College running back Daesaun Johnson was at his best on Saturday in a Subway Bowl quarterfinal win over Kelowna. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Irish defence continues to gain legend! Vancouver College throws blanket over KSS Owls’ offence

VANCOUVER — The moniker ‘Steel Curtain’ has already been taken.Too bad, because there is no better way to describe the epic manner in which the Vancouver College Fighting Irish has kept teams off the scoreboard this season.At some point down the second-half stretch drive of Saturday’s Subway Bowl quarterfinal game between the No. 2-ranked Fighting […]

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The VL podcast for 11.06.19 welcomes VC Irish football’s Todd Bernett, DC Royals hoops coach Joe Enevoldson & Tupper hoops guru Jeff Gourley

Welcome to November! The 11th month means playoff football and the start of the basketball season, and our line-up of guests reflects just that. Vancouver College Fighting Irish head coach Todd Bernett stops by to break down his team’s incredible defensive play this season ahead of its Subway Bowl opener Saturday at home to Rutland. […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Noah Anderson will face the wrath of the Kelowna Owls defence on Friday when B.C.'s No. 1-ranked team plays its home opener in Cloverdale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Big 5: Varsity Letters breaks down the five biggest B.C. Triple A high school football games of the weekend

Welcome high school football fans.It’s a big week in the Triple A ranks and the fervour of conference clashes just adds to the excitement.Here’s our in-depth look at five games to watch this weekend:EASTERN CONFERENCEKELOWNA OWLS VS. NO. 1 LORD TWEEDSMUIR PANTHERS3 p.m. on Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir SecondaryAbout the Panthers: Lord Tweedsmuir’s defence has […]

Impossible to miss, Simon Fraser wide receiver Rysen John has been working on being impossible to stop as he opens his senior season Saturday against an NCAA Div. 1 Portland State team which might be one of the best teams the Clan program has faced in recent times. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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SFU’s football mojo is Rysen! As new season dawns, senior wideout Rysen John wants to take Clan to its loftiest NCAA heights yet

BURNABY — You can’t say there are a ton of certainties for a rising football team striving to establish both winning credentials and recognizable identity within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.Yet Simon Fraser Clan head coach Thomas Ford is willing to put it all on the line when asked about one member of his 2019 […]

Rising Grade 11 quarterback Alex Nyvlt is poised and ready to lead the Irish offence this coming season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fighting Irish open at No. 1: Rival coaches let their voting do the talking as Vancouver College the clear choice as early Subway Bowl favourites

VANCOUVER — When Varsity Letters sent out its preseason ballots to determine just who would be installed as the No. 1 team heading into the 2019 B.C. Triple A high school football season, the collective voice was loud and clear.

As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

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)
R.A. McMath Wildcats' player exult after Elias Khan's last-second basket carried the Richmond team into Tuesday's B.C. JV final against Burnaby South. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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McMath’s equation of ‘Team, Team, Team’ adds up to OT win over No. 2 VC Irish, now it’s No. 1 Burnaby South in B.C. JV finals

LANGLEY — There’s a memorable line from the classic high school basketball movie Hoosiers that seemed especially apropos Monday night as a classic of playoff game unfolded at the Langley Events Centre.

Claremont's Ben Manns (left) plays a little unintentional suffocating defence on Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak on Sunday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: Our look at how No. 1 Burnaby South & No. 4 St.Pat’s arrived at Monday’s ‘guards galore’ Final 4 showdown

LANGLEY — How many great guards on the floor is too many? That’s a silly question because the more the merrier, and for fans of uptempo basketball that is going to be the case Monday in one of two semifinals here at the 2019 B.C. junior boys basketball championships.