WEST VANCOUVER — He was bold enough as a high school senior back in the earliest days of the 1980s to step forward, take his own team and declare his major for life: Basketball coach.And this past fall, when the opportunity arose to attend the NBA training camp of the Sacramento Kings as a guest […]
LANGLEY — What’s a sure-fire way to get Burnaby South junior boys basketball coach Rupi Dahia to shrug his shoulder?Simple: Ask him who the stars of his team are.“That’s the key thing about this team… we don’t really have that ‘best’ player,” Dahia confessed Sunday after his No. 3-seeded Rebels made every key shot they […]
WEST VANCOUVER — A return to the Big Dance for the first time in a quarter century is turning out to be the ultimate win-win for the senior girls basketball team from West Vancouver Secondary School.After all, what head coach doesn’t want their team dialled in with 100 per cent focus, ready to sacrifice for […]
LANGLEY — Welcome to Varsity Letters’ Saturday night B.C. High School Football Report.It’s an abbreviated schedule with three games.Thanks to photographer Blair Shier for venturing out into the elements to provide out readers with great realism from the action.AA COASTALARGYLE 15 at WEST VANCOUVER 7WEST VANCOUVER — Wise and sensible scheming kept the ball on […]
LANGLEY — Welcome to another addition of the 2021 Varsity Letters B.C. High School Football Report for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.Keep checking back on this post throughout the evening as we continue to update games from around the province and remember that the records you see for all of the teams is their conference […]
LANGLEY — Happy New Year. Our first podcast of 2021 features Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools for West Vancouver, and a lifelong B.C. high school basketball coach. Kennedy’s popular blog Culture of Yes is now in its 11th year, and today the Richmond native stops by to engage our provincial audience with everything that the […]
VANCOUVER — I can still remember the day that the late, great Jim Taylor, the newspaper sports columnist of my youth and later a co-worker at The Province newspaper, invited me over to his Vancouver home so that I might conduct an interview for a feature story I wanted to write on him for my […]
BURNABY — Betsie de Beer doesn’t try to hide the fact that she is playing her final season of collegiate volleyball with a heavy heart.At the same time, however, Simon Fraser’s talented 6-foot-1 outside hitter and health sciences major can’t exactly offer a scientific explanation as to why of late, that heart of hers has […]
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.
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.