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The Varsity Letters PODCAST 11.20.19 edition: Vernon football’s Sean Smith, UFV women’s hoop coach Al Tuchscherer & the LEC’s Gary Ahuja

LANGLEY — The Varsity Letters’ podcast is back, and ready to not only chat about football and basketball, but about the home for so many of our province’s top high school invitational and championship tournaments.

First, in the spirit of this Saturday’s Subway Bowl Final Four weekend at B.C. Place Stadium, Vernon Panthers’ head coach Sean Smith chats about the Okanagan powerhouse which faces Parksville’s Ballenas Whalers in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle of undefeated teams.

Al Tuchscherer, the head coach of the Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Cascades women’s basketball team stops by to set up his team’s challenging weekend two-game homestand against the Canada West-leading Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday and Saturday at Envision Financial Athletic Centre. The 2019-20 Cascades are filled with an intrguing blend of youth and experience.

And finally, we had to the Langley Events Centre to speak with longtime former newspaperman Gary Ahuja, the LEC’s manager of communications and media. Reminiscing about his near-15-years with the Langley Times paper, and speaking to the passion he feels in his new posting, Ahuja and the rest of the LEC staff are preparing to host the B.C. senior boys (AA and AAA) and girls (AAA, AAAAA) volleyball championships, plus the boys and girls Tsumura Basketball Invitationals, all over the next month.

Varsity Letters — The Podcast, is Canada’s only weekly podcast dedicated solely to the coverage of provincial university and high school sports.

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