High school sports

White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)

2022: Top sports stories of the Semiahmoo Peninsula from the year

For the first time in more than two years, most sports were…

 

Sevene Grewal helped lead the Panthers to victory in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational. (Photo submitted: Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Lord Tweedsmuir senior girls win regional draw at Tsumura Basketball Invitational

Sevene Grewal led the Panthers in scoring, netting 71 points over three games

 

School District 70-Pacific Rim’s head office is located in Port Alberni, B.C. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Vancouver Island teacher suspended for touching student during athletic demonstration

Teacher didn’t warn student or ask permission: BC Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

 

The South Surrey-based U16 Bayside Sharks rugby team defeated a Vancouver Island team in Victoria last Sunday (Dec. 4) to become provincial champions.
The South Surrey-based U16 Bayside Sharks rugby team defeated a Vancouver Island team in Victoria last Sunday (Dec. 4) to become provincial champions. (Don Wright photo)

South Surrey-based U16 Sharks team are provincial rugby champions

Bayside U16 team defeated Victoria’s Castaway Wanderers for B.C. title

The South Surrey-based U16 Bayside Sharks rugby team defeated a Vancouver Island team in Victoria last Sunday (Dec. 4) to become provincial champions.
The South Surrey-based U16 Bayside Sharks rugby team defeated a Vancouver Island team in Victoria last Sunday (Dec. 4) to become provincial champions. (Don Wright photo)
Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith photo)

South Surrey represents with two teams at AAA senior girls volleyball finals

Grandview, EMS teams place 7th and 9th at provincial championships held in Okanagan

Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith photo)
Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Tear-jerking play in Lake Country for B.C. Volleyball Championships

Host George Elliott Coyotes placed 13th, Vernon’s Seaton Sonics secured sixth

Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Elgin Park Secondary junior boys’ Orcas team has won the provincial volleyball championship after a weekend tournament – for the first time in a quarter of a century. (contributed photo)

South Surrey junior boys Orcas bring home provincial championship title

It’s been 25 years since Elgin Park Secondary junior boys won same championship

The Elgin Park Secondary junior boys’ Orcas team has won the provincial volleyball championship after a weekend tournament – for the first time in a quarter of a century. (contributed photo)
In front of a packed Earl Marriott Secondary gym Saturday Nov. 19, the host Mariners knocked off the undefeated Saint Thomas More Knights in front of a raucous crowd to win the Grade 8 girls provincial volleyball championship. (contribute photo)

Winning weekend for South Surrey’s Earl Marriott girls volleyball teams

Mariners knock off Knights to win Grade 8 girls provincial volleyball championship

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In front of a packed Earl Marriott Secondary gym Saturday Nov. 19, the host Mariners knocked off the undefeated Saint Thomas More Knights in front of a raucous crowd to win the Grade 8 girls provincial volleyball championship. (contribute photo)
The Lord Tweedsmuir Grade 8 football team is seen in playoff action against Vancouver College Nov. 15. The Panthers lost to the Fighting Irish 36-6 that day, but despite the loss LT head coach Frank Paulicelli says the Grade 8s had a successful season. (Photo submitted)

Lord Tweedsmuir football coaches happy with season, despite early playoff exit for all three squads

‘Lots to build on’ after Grade 8, junior, and senior team all qualify for playoffs

The Lord Tweedsmuir Grade 8 football team is seen in playoff action against Vancouver College Nov. 15. The Panthers lost to the Fighting Irish 36-6 that day, but despite the loss LT head coach Frank Paulicelli says the Grade 8s had a successful season. (Photo submitted)
A basketball passes through a hoop. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Hoops home opener for boys basketball at Semiahmoo Secondary Nov. 29

South Surrey game features top team in 3A vs. Thunderbirds, ranked No. 1 in 4A

A basketball passes through a hoop. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
St. John Paul II Academy students Abeti Gutsche, left, and JB (John Benedict) Diego placed second and third, respectively, in the two-kilometre para race at the provincial cross-country championships in Victoria Saturday, Nov 5. (Submitted by Sonya Kupka to the Peace Arch News)

St. John Paul II Academy students run to podium at provincial championships

Peninsula students compete in cross-country provincial finals

St. John Paul II Academy students Abeti Gutsche, left, and JB (John Benedict) Diego placed second and third, respectively, in the two-kilometre para race at the provincial cross-country championships in Victoria Saturday, Nov 5. (Submitted by Sonya Kupka to the Peace Arch News)
Lord Tweedsmuir cornerback Rajwant Pannu snags an errant throw off an attempted flea-flicker Nov. 8 in a Grade 8 football quarterfinal playoff game against Heritage Park. Pannu returned the ball 15 yards and the Panthers scored their first touchdown of the game on the ensuing series of downs. Tweedsmuir won the game 38-20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three Lord Tweedsmuir football teams in playoffs this week

Grade 8s win at home; JV and SV teams on road

Lord Tweedsmuir cornerback Rajwant Pannu snags an errant throw off an attempted flea-flicker Nov. 8 in a Grade 8 football quarterfinal playoff game against Heritage Park. Pannu returned the ball 15 yards and the Panthers scored their first touchdown of the game on the ensuing series of downs. Tweedsmuir won the game 38-20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: High School cross country champions crowned in Greater Victoria

Royal Roads University provided scenic setting for B.C. High School Cross Country Championships

Racers in the junior boys event set off in a mass start Saturday (Nov. 5) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, held at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Earl Marriott’s Junior girls volleyball team took the gold in Surrey’s girl volleyball championships at Lord Tweedsmuir on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Mariners will now move on to the South Fraser Valley Championships in Delta later this week. (Contributed photo)

Earl Marriott girls volleyball teams take the gold in Surrey tournaments

Junior and Grade 8 girls teams won their respective tournaments on Thursday, Nov. 3

Earl Marriott’s Junior girls volleyball team took the gold in Surrey’s girl volleyball championships at Lord Tweedsmuir on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Mariners will now move on to the South Fraser Valley Championships in Delta later this week. (Contributed photo)
Lord Tweedsmuir faced off against New Westminster under the lights Oct. 14 in the first-ever night game at the Cloverdale high school. LT won the game 36-28. (Photo submitted: Brien Gemmell)

Lord Tweedsmuir plays first ever night game on the high school’s football field

Panthers win at home under ‘Friday Night Lights’

Lord Tweedsmuir faced off against New Westminster under the lights Oct. 14 in the first-ever night game at the Cloverdale high school. LT won the game 36-28. (Photo submitted: Brien Gemmell)
Michael Ogbeiwi is seen competing in the hammer throw at McLeod Stadium in Langley June 10 in this stylized image. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale’s Michael Ogbeiwi finds success in senior year

Broken wrist no obstacle for Lord Tweedsmuir Athlete

Michael Ogbeiwi is seen competing in the hammer throw at McLeod Stadium in Langley June 10 in this stylized image. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Holy Cross Regional High School’s Cora Clendenin – a South Surrey athlete – leaps a hurdle during Grade 8 girls 80-m hurdles Friday afternoon at BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Nick Greenizan photo)

South Surrey high-schoolers land on B.C. track-and-field podium

BC Track and Field Championships held at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park

Holy Cross Regional High School’s Cora Clendenin – a South Surrey athlete – leaps a hurdle during Grade 8 girls 80-m hurdles Friday afternoon at BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Nick Greenizan photo)
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Panorama Ridge boys win B.C. high school ball hockey crown at tourney in Surrey

Girls teams played at provincials for first time, in an effort to get more girls playing the sport

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Surrey Christian’s ultimate team (in black) battled Grand Forks for a provincial AA title at Newton Athletic Park on Friday (May 27). Grand Forks won 11-10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

2 Surrey school ultimate teams finish top-3 in B.C. at Newton Athletic Park tournaments

Hundreds of Frisbee-throwing athletes play for provincial-championship glory

Surrey Christian’s ultimate team (in black) battled Grand Forks for a provincial AA title at Newton Athletic Park on Friday (May 27). Grand Forks won 11-10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
High school kabaddi players with Panorama Ridge (in blue) and Khalsa School (red) in a match at Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey on Tuesday, May 17. The host Thunder won 46-24. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: Kabaddi players raid and stop in Surrey as the sport takes root in local high schools

‘I’m sure momentum is going to pick up again, and hopefully we see teams in other schools, other areas,’ coach says

High school kabaddi players with Panorama Ridge (in blue) and Khalsa School (red) in a match at Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey on Tuesday, May 17. The host Thunder won 46-24. (Photo: Tom Zillich)