Despite playing just one season of football, West Vancouver's Simon Li has been signed by the Canada West power Calgary Dinos. (Photo property of West Vancouver Secondary athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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West Vancouver’s Simon Li: Just 15 months after tackling football and rugby, the Highlanders’ raw rookie answers the call of the Calgary Dinos

WEST VANCOUVER — Out of nowhere, he established his high school’s new gold standard for raw rookies. Now, West Vancouver Highlanders’ graduating senior  Simon Li is headed off to a university career as a diamond in the rough.

Behind the stellar play of Landon Clironomos, Vancouver's Lord Byng Grey Ghosts won their first B.C. senior boys varsity rugby tile in precisely 20 years. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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It was 20 years ago this week! Lord Byng coach Mallette relishes “…a precious opportunity” as Grey Ghosts snap a two decade title drought

ABBOTSFORD — Mike Mallette didn’t need to be reminded that a signature moment had just arrived in his life, and in the lives of the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts rugby program, one which he has made his life’s work.

St. George's Dillon Hamilton (with ball), pictured here during the 2018 New Zealand Shield final against Carson Graham, scored a try as part of his team's LM semifinal win over Handsworth last week. The Saints and Eagles clash again for the Mainland bragging rights on Thursday at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Rugby Report 05.20.19: Get ready for St. George’s vs. Carson Graham, Collingwood vs. Rockridge in New Zealand Shield title tests

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. boys high school rugby report. Conference semifinals dominated the landscape as Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland teams geared up for title tilts Wednesday and Thursday.

Tupper's Gaurab Acharya has returned following a lengthy injury, and the No. 2 Tupper Tigers have advanced to the semifinals of STMC's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: No. 1 Huskies, No. 2 Tigers keep title hopes alive, but West Van, Byrne Creek also on Final 4 dance card

BURNABY — The Chancellor Invitational may or may not have a B.C. Triple A No. 1 vs. No. 2 senior boys championship final on Saturday night. What is known, however, is that it’s going to be a great game regardless of who gets there.

Brayden Hamilton (6) got a key first-down off a fake punt and later scored the game's lone touchdown as the No. 5-ranked AA SRT Titans blanked South Kamloops on Friday. (Photo courtesy Mitchel Crews, Samuel Robertson Technical athletics)
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09.07.18: Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report Friday Night Lights FINAL edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Friday Night Lights early edition of Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. High School Football Report.Continue to check back with us through the evening as we attempt to provide game reports from each and every football game involving B.C. senior varsity teams.FRIDAYTRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCECARSON GRAHAM 14 at No. 3 NEW WESTMINSTER 36NEW […]

The South Delta Sun Devils and Robert Bateman Timberwolves, a pair of public schools, clash Saturday to determine the B.C. title at the province's second-highest tier of schoolboy rugby competition. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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All You Can Eat, Day 2: Rugby BC’s set the championship dance card! Bateman, S. Delta, Collingwood, Brentwood each a win away from title town

Day 2 is now in the books at the 2018 B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union B.C. championships. Tonight, we break down the re-match of an early season clash which few would have thought at the time was a preview to this Saturday’s B.C. Triple A Tier 1 championship.

Megan Roxby left the pack behind en route to a gold medal finish at last week's North Shore championships at Swangard Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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West Van’s Megan Roxby: Spinal surgery? A broken leg? Nothing slows pulse & pace of Highlanders’ courageous, SFU-bound runner

WEST VANCOUVER — She hasn’t been documenting the steps of her journey, but if the running gods have, this might be the time to remind them that they’ve got a story to tell.