High school sports

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

 

Lord Tweedsmuir receiver Nate Swing pulls in a toss from quarterback McCord Leeson to give the Panthers an early 6-0 lead against the W.J. Mouat Hawks Oct. 15. Tweedsmuir won the game 34-6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Tweedy downs Mouat by four touchdowns

Panthers improve to 3-1 with 34-6 win over W.J. Mouat Hawks

 

The Peace Arch News Classic girls volleyball tournament is set to return to South Surrey this month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Peace Arch News Classic volleyball tournament returns to South Surrey

Longtime girls event set for Oct. 22-23 at Semiahmoo Secondary

 

Sullivan Heights Stars against Seaquam Seahawks in high school football exhibition game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Sullivan Heights Secondary field. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: For first time in nearly 2 years, high school football teams play in Surrey

‘Hopefully it’s a nice recruiting tool for us,’ Sullivan Heights coach says of team’s first ever ‘home’ game

Sullivan Heights Stars against Seaquam Seahawks in high school football exhibition game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Sullivan Heights Secondary field. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Tremel States-Jones runs for a 20-yard touchdown against the Kelowna Owls Sept. 27, 2019. The former Lord Tweedsmuir Panther was offered 10 football scholarships this year, ultimately accepting an offer from South Alabama, a division-one school in the Sun Belt Conference. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Former Lord Tweedsmuir Panther commits to play football for South Alabama

Tremel States-Jones received 10 athletic scholarship offers

Tremel States-Jones runs for a 20-yard touchdown against the Kelowna Owls Sept. 27, 2019. The former Lord Tweedsmuir Panther was offered 10 football scholarships this year, ultimately accepting an offer from South Alabama, a division-one school in the Sun Belt Conference. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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Surrey basketball player’s ‘Hooped’ novel keys on the game and lure of gang life

‘I was never involved in gangs and drugs but I had friends who were,’ Michael Bains says of set-in-Surrey book

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Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Massive change coming to B.C. high school sports

New governance model passed at B.C. School Sports AGM; high school sport commissions to be ‘phased out’

Tweedsmuir running back Noah Anderson, the football clearly out of his hands (seen by his left knee), crosses the one-yard line as he runs for a touchdown in a game in November 2019. The governance of high school football and mostly all other high school sports is changing after a pivotal vote May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Sports broadcaster and 30-year high school football coach Farhan Lalji. (Image via farhanlalji.com)

Farhan Lalji chats about the new B.C. high school sports governance proposal

Lalji, a 30-year high school football coach, thinks student athletes could lose out under new proposal

Sports broadcaster and 30-year high school football coach Farhan Lalji. (Image via farhanlalji.com)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions against new model; BCSS and its board in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Petitioners want Pitt Meadows gym named for late coach Goulet

Online petition gathering thousands of names quickly

A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Longtime Earl Marriott Secondary rugby coach Adam Roberts said he’s concerned that young athletes are losing motivation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has cancelled high-school sports seasons since last spring. (Janice Croze photo)

COVID-19: Stress, lack of activity a consequence of pandemic

‘There’s nothing really driving’ students right now, says South Surrey rugby coach

Longtime Earl Marriott Secondary rugby coach Adam Roberts said he’s concerned that young athletes are losing motivation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has cancelled high-school sports seasons since last spring. (Janice Croze photo)
With the traditional cross-country season cancelled due to COVID-19, high-school runners competed this fall in the BC School Sports Virtual Cross-Country Pandemic Challenge. (Nick Greenizan photo)

South Surrey runners earn top-10 finishes at virtual ‘Pandemic Challenge’ race

Cross-country event staged over two weeks after traditional season cancelled due to COVID-19

With the traditional cross-country season cancelled due to COVID-19, high-school runners competed this fall in the BC School Sports Virtual Cross-Country Pandemic Challenge. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
Last fall, in a pre-pandemic world, hundreds of athletes descended onto Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships. This year, with all in-person competitions cancelled, a virtual run will be held. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News photo)

South Surrey runners prepare for ‘virtual’ Pandemic Challenge

Two-week event organized by BC School Sports aims to keep student-athletes active

Last fall, in a pre-pandemic world, hundreds of athletes descended onto Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships. This year, with all in-person competitions cancelled, a virtual run will be held. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News photo)
Claire Snyder – who plays localled with the Surrey Warriors and Semiahmoo Minor Lacrosse associations – has signed a lacrosse scholarship with the NCAA’s Northwestern University Wildcats. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo lacrosse star heading to NCAA after signing with ‘number one choice’

Claire Snyder will play at Northwestern University in the fall

Claire Snyder – who plays localled with the Surrey Warriors and Semiahmoo Minor Lacrosse associations – has signed a lacrosse scholarship with the NCAA’s Northwestern University Wildcats. (Contributed photo)
The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (in green) gather with members of the Pontypool United Rugby Football Club under the posts after their game in Pontypool, Wales, March 13. Tweedy lost the game, their first and only match on tour, but gained some valuable game experience and made some invaluable memories. (Photo: Jamie Overgaard)

Cloverdale rugby team returns home from U.K. after tour was cut short by COVID-19 crisis

Lord Tweedsmuir ruggers back home in Surrey, begin two weeks of self-isolation

The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (in green) gather with members of the Pontypool United Rugby Football Club under the posts after their game in Pontypool, Wales, March 13. Tweedy lost the game, their first and only match on tour, but gained some valuable game experience and made some invaluable memories. (Photo: Jamie Overgaard)
From left to right: Guildford Park’s Abdi Rage, White Rock Christian Academy’s Nicholas Coulter and Lord Tweedsmuir’s Liam Paige lead the charge during a senior boys 400-m heat Friday afternoon at South Surrey Athletic Park, as part of Surrey Track and Field Championships. (Nick Greenizan photo)

South Surrey teams, athletes on podium at Surrey Track and Field Championships

Event held last week at South Surrey Athletic and Bear Creek parks

From left to right: Guildford Park’s Abdi Rage, White Rock Christian Academy’s Nicholas Coulter and Lord Tweedsmuir’s Liam Paige lead the charge during a senior boys 400-m heat Friday afternoon at South Surrey Athletic Park, as part of Surrey Track and Field Championships. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Surrey’s best high school basketball players were in action Thursday night in the annual Winner’s Circle All-Star Basketball Classic game. (Photos: Trevor Beggs)

Surrey athletes bid farewell to high school hoops with all-star finale

Many Grade 12 students tip off in their final game on Thursday night at Enver Creek Secondary

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Surrey’s best high school basketball players were in action Thursday night in the annual Winner’s Circle All-Star Basketball Classic game. (Photos: Trevor Beggs)
Universal Athletics Club coach Jessie Dosanjh and club members practice at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park April 3. (Photos: Trevor Beggs/Now-Leader contributor)

VIDEO: Surrey stacked with track talent from local club

Universal Athletics Club coach discusses passion for teaching some of Surrey’s finest, despite challenging track change

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Universal Athletics Club coach Jessie Dosanjh and club members practice at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park April 3. (Photos: Trevor Beggs/Now-Leader contributor)