Ty Martens (right) got into the swing of things on Friday, throwing a touchdown pass and helping lead the host Robert Bateman Timberwolves to a season-opening win over Surrey's Sullivan Heights Stars in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ Week 1 B.C. High School Football Report for 09.06.19

That’s a wrap for Week One of the Varsity Letter’s B.C.High School Football Report!We’ve got an abbreviated schedule on Saturday, but check back with us for the results of some very big games!Thanks to all of the coaches who took part today.FRIDAYEXHIBITIONCARSON GRAHAM 0 at CLEVELAND (Wash.) 13 SEATTLE — Host Cleveland made it a battle for […]

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola scored 32 points and was the clear choice as Fraser Valley 4A tourney MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross hoopsters are Crusaders for the the ages! Fraser Valley tourney’ swan song 4A final a blow-out win over No. 1 Terry Fox

LANGLEY — Prior to the start of the 2017-18 B.C. high school basketball season, coaches around this province were near-unanimous in their feeling that Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders should start the campaign as the province’s preseason Quad-A No. 1 team.

Mouat's Prabh Saran (left) is outnumbered in his quest of a loose ball with Terry Fox's Jacob Mand (centre) and Cam Slaymaker during Fraser Valley semifinals Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fox On The Run! PoCo’s No. 1-ranked Terry Fox Ravens top Mouat Hawks en route to berth in FV’s Quad-A title game

LANGLEY — They have held B.C.’s No. 1 ranking at its highest tier for three straight weeks and counting, and now that they are B.C. tournament bound, no one is easing up on the throttle where the Terry Fox Ravens (26-4) are concerned.

W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Terry Fox's Grady Stanyer plays one of the most critical roles in all of B.C.boys high school basketball this season as the lone front court presence on a uber-talented Terry Fox Ravens' squad. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Great guards galore and a rugged Raven named Grady ready to grind for gritty Terry Fox

PORT COQUITLAM — Oh how far they have come in just 12 months. A year ago, at this very juncture of December, one week into the 2017-18 season, the Terry Fox Ravens were preparing for the opening round of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational as the only unranked Quad A team in the elite 16-team field.

A second-generation passer, Bateman's Logan McDonald has followed in the footsteps of his father, former Abby Panthers' pivot Lance McDonald. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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From father to son: Bateman Wolves’ QB-1 Logan McDonald preps for Subway Bowl Final 4, mentored by ex-Abby star and dad Lance

ABBOTSFORD — Growing up in what can only be described as one of the first families of Abbotsford football, Logan McDonald cops to the fact that not a day goes by without a little father-son gridiron gab-fest.

Amanda Thompson's journey to a third U Sports season with the Fraser Valley Cascades has taken a mountain of perseverance. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property Fraser Valley Cascades athletics)
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UFV’s Amanda Thompson: Battle-scarred but unbowed, three knee surgeries in four years no match for Cascades’ gritty guard

ABBOTSFORD — Last April, in the moments after surgeons operated on her battle-scarred left knee for the third time in just under four years, Amanda Thompson cleared her head and braced herself for the news.

Mt. Douglas tackler Zairech Kremler attempts to slow Notre Dame running back Teon Alexander-Amour, and a member of the officiating crew does his best to step aside. In the end, nothing stopped Alexander-Amour from rushing 10 yards to pay dirt as part of the unranked Jugglers' upset 15-12 win over the No. 4-ranked Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.21.18 B.C. High School Football Report Week 3, Friday Night Lights edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 3 of the 2018 B.C. high school football season. There’s a small handful of non-conference tests on tap tonight, but the heart of Friday Night Lights are its 10 conference clashes. Keep checking back here tonight for updates.

Former W.J. Mouat Hawks' star lineman Sheriden Lawley is greeted by his new head coach, UBC's Blake Nill, as fall camp is underway for the Thunderbirds. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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Sheriden Lawley: UBC’s new defensive tackle watched 2015 Vanier victory, now UConn transfer hopes to be cast in the 2018 re-make

VANCOUVER — Nov. 28, 2015.  As far as red-letter days in the history of UBC football are concerned, it was one of the greatest ever.

The Tamanawis Wildcats and W.J. Mouat Hawks met in a thrilling Fraser Valley Quad-A final last Sunday at the LEC. I've seeded Tammy No. 2 and Mouat No. 4 in my 16-team senior boys bracket. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Howie’s look: A day in advance, how I would construct the B.C. senior boys AAAA Championship draw

LANGLEY — The real experts will have their work cut out for them on Sunday morning when they gather here to assemble the draws for all four of the tiered B.C. senior boys basketball championships which tip off four-day runs this coming Wednesday at the LEC.