Vernon quarterback Zack Smith was masterful in leading the defending champion Panthers back to the Subway Bowl Final Four next weekend at B.C. Place. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL NIGHT FINAL BCHS Football Report 11.15.19 edition: No. 1 Vernon, No. 2 Ballenas win to set up epic Subway Bowl Final Four clash of unbeatens

No. 1 vs. No. 2, both sitting with perfect 8-0 records, and set to meet in the Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four one week from Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium?That’s the plotline put into play Friday as the top-ranked, defending B.C. champion Vernon Panthers and Parksville’s No. 2-ranked Ballenas Whalers each came away with […]

A bigger, strong, faster Liam Reid (52) is one reason the defending champion Vernon Panthers top the Varsity letters' B.C. Double A preseason football coaches poll. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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On the prowl again, defending champion Vernon Panthers hold AA No. 1 ranking as they take on tough encore assignment

Welcome to the fifth instalment of our five-team countdown to No. 1!Today, Varsity Letters presents our look at the No. 1 team in the preseason B.C. Double A coaches poll.Beginning Monday, we will start the countdown of the Top 5 Triple A football teams.VERNON — The 2018-19 B.C. high school sports season isn’t even 100 […]

Vernon's Isaiah Ondrik is one of five main-rotation regulars set to return for the preseason No. 1-ranked Panthers. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Basketball Top 10: Vernon’s huge core of rising seniors, steeled by tough B.C. final loss, set to open 2019-20 as clear No. 1

LANGLEY — If the Vernon Panthers ever find themselves in need of some offseason reaffirmation that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they might want to talk to guys like Jadon Cohee, Brad Hoffman and Paul Getz.

North Delta assistant coach Bill Edwards sports the 1990 championship ring from the team's last B.C title. On Saturday, it inspired a new generation of Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: An old ring on a clenched fist! How the North Delta Huskies won their first B.C. title in three decades

LANGLEY — All around him, in the frenzied aftermath of victory, as the delirious North Delta fans stormed the Langley Events Centre Court, the old ball coach was standing off to the side, soaking in a feeling he hadn’t experienced in very nearly three decades.

Vernon Panthers' point guard Zack Smith battles through the defensive presence of the A.R. MacNeill Ravens on Friday. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TRIPLE A: After 33 years, Vernon’s churnin’ Panthers return to a B.C. final! Says coach Reid “…there is a football factor there for sure.”

LANGLEY — Heading into tonight’s B.C. Triple A championship final, it’s fair to say that the North Delta Huskies have a J.D. Jackson-like presence in their line-up in the form of long-and-explosive senior guard Suraj Gahir.

That's the look of pure elation on the face of North Delta's Suraj Gahir after hitting his game-winning triple with just under three seconds remaining in the Huskies' 62-61 win over Duchess Park. While teammate Bhavraj Thiara trails, a Condors' player falls to the floor in disbelief. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Husky nation hopes to end near-30 year B.C. title drought tonight after North Delta’s Gahir banks home Final 4 dagger trey versus Duchess Park

LANGLEY — It was the shot his coach had told him not to take. But in the end, it was the shot for his teammates and for the generations of greying men who wondered whether the day was ever going to come again.

Timberwolves Classic MVP Norben Bulosan (right) of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers sharers a lighter moment with teammate Gaurab Acharya (3) Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Timberwolves Classic ’19: Topping No. 2 Vernon Panthers no small feat for compact MVP Bulosan and No. 1 Tupper Tigers

ABBOTSFORD — Until we meet again? East Vancouver’s No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the No. 2 Vernon Panthers may well have given an advance showing of the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship final deep in the Fraser Valley on Saturday night.

Vernon's Liam Reid (right) guards Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during B.C. JV quarterfinal OT classic last season at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vernon’s ‘Cats in the Cradle’ growing up fast! Young, talented Panthers take No. 2 rank into Bateman’s T-Wolves Classic

ABBOTSFORD — It’s happened precisely twice. That’s how many times over the first 73 years in which the B.C. senior boys basketball championships have been staged that a school won both senior varsity football and basketball championships in the same academic year.

As the final seconds of the 2018 B.C. high school football season tick down, Mt. Douglas Rams quarterback and game MVP Gideone Kremler shares a hug with teammate Peter Primeau. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION Super Saturday 12.01.18: Full reports on all five Subway Bowl B.C. championship finals

We’ve gone final on the 2018 B.C. high school football season. New champions were crowned on Subway Saturday at B.C. Place. Here’s game reports for all five!

Vernon quarterback Thomas Hyett (right, 3) commands the huddle like the veteran he is after making a positional switch in 10th grade for the good of the team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The Ben Hladik Effect: Bar of excellence set by UBC’s brilliant linebacker resonates as Vernon Panthers return to Subway Bowl final

Two seasons after he left on a journey to become one of the elite defensive players in all of Canadian university football, his lasting impact continues to reverberate through the football program Vernon Secondary. So much so that the best way to describe its impact on his high school alma mater is to simply call it […]