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Nov. 24: Subway Bowl semifinals with New West Hyacks and Vernon Panthers

Varsity Letters brings you two coaches who will lead their teams into the semifinal round of Subway Bowl 2016. Our weekly podcast is dedicated to the big stories each week in high school and university sport in the province of B.C. Off the top, we will welcome Farhan Lalji of the New Westminster Hyacks and […]

Duration: 00:37:11

Varsity Letters Season Wrap Up

What a year it’s been! Varsity Letters wraps up its debut season with Episode No. 36. Host Howard Tsumura and producer/engineer Adam Foster chat theme music and the power of the podcast. Tsumura also welcomes his final guest of the season, Brookswood Bobcats’ three-sport athlete Michael Pratt.

Duration: 00:31:07

Varsity Letters’ Top 10 moments of the 2014-15 BC high school sports season

The moments that resonated most from the 2015-16 BC high school sports season? They weren’t all about the championships. Varsity Letters counts down its 10 top highlights as Howard Tsumura is joined in the studio by guest host Patrick Johnston.

Duration: 00:50:03

2014-15 High School Year in Review, part one

This week, Varsity Letters takes a look back at the year at was in B.C. high school sports. Patrick Johnston plays the host role as Howard Tsumura reflects back on the season’s championship highlights. Varsity Letters is Canada’s only podcast dedicated solely to high school and university sports.

Duration: 00:43:04

Varsity Letters for June 4, 2015

West Vancouver superintendent of schools Chris Kennedy chats with host Howard Tsumura about the future of high school sports in B.C and SFU Clan women’s basketball star Erin Chambers reflects on her prodigious career and all that awaits the talented Mission native.

Duration: 00:33:55

Varsity Letters for May 21, 2015

Varsity Letters is feeling the spirit of the spring championship season in B.C. high school sports. Host Howard Tsumura welcomes West Vancouver-Collingwood boys rugby coach David Speirs, as well as South Delta girls soccer coach Stephen Burns.

Duration: 00:33:02

Varisty Letters for May 14, 2015

Vancouver Whitecaps director of college transition Ryan Clark checks in to talk about the process of college recruitment; UBC sports information director Wilson Wong brings us up to date on the sports scene at the Point Grey campus.

Duration: 00:53:05

Varsity Letters for May 7, 2015

Host Howard Tsumura is joined by Laurier Primeau, the charismatic head coach of the Trinity Western University track program and former Simon Fraser basketball star Courtney Gerwing, now two seasons into her head coaching-tenure at New Westminster’s Douglas College.

Duration: 00:47:13

Varsity Letters for April 30, 2015

Host Howard Tsumura is joined by TSN’s Farhan Lalji to speak about the NFL draft and New West Hyacks high school football. Also Simon Fraser Clan head track and field coach Brit Townsend talks about her program’s run to the NCAA national championships.

Duration: 00:37:09

Varsity Letters for April 16, 2015

Host Howard Tsumura talks to a pair of university coaches, Virgil Hill, the new head coach of SFU men’s basketball and Trinity Western’s 16-year women’s head soccer coach Graham Roxburgh.

Duration: 00:41:10

Varsity Letters for April 9, 2015

New Fraser Valley Cascades athletic director Steve Tuckwood, former Canadian national men’s basketball team player Howard Kelsey and longtime UBC basketball head coach Terry McKaig.

Duration: 00:57:27

Howie’s back!

Host Howard Tsumura chats hoops with DRIVE basketball co-founder Pasha Bains about his playing career and the future of the sport in this province, and with Simon Fraser University athletic director Milt Richards about all things Clan.

Duration: 00:38:21

B.C. high school hoops, Steve Nash and Canadian basketball

This Howard Tsumura and Patrick Johnston look back at the 2015 B.C. high school hoops campaign and take time to reflect on Steve Nash's career and what both things mean for the future of the Canadian game.

Duration: 00:29:58

Talking 2015 BC High School Hoops Titles

Howard Tsumura wraps up the 2015 Girls' season and looks ahead to a big weekend for the Boys.

Duration: 00:25:18

Varsity Letters – Howard is away covering basketball championships

Varsity Letters is not available this week while host Howard Tsumura is busy covering the British Columbia Provincial High School Basketball championships.

Duration: 00:00:26

Varsity Letters for February 26, 2015

Simon Fraser Clan head football coach Kelly Bates, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary athletic director Brian Gemmell, B.C. girls hoops coaches Brian Grant of Immaculata and MEI’s Rick Thiessen.

Duration: 00:54:15

Varsity Letters for February 19, 2015

UBC manager of media relations Dan Elliott, North Delta Secondary School vice-principal James Johnston and two senior varsity boys basketball coaches: Victoria-Lambrick Park’s Ed Somers, and Kelowna’s Harry Parmar.

Duration: 00:49:43

Varsity Letters for February 12, 2015

Varsity Letters returns strong this week with our largest lineup of guests ever including new UBC football head coach Blake Nill, high school basketball coaches Nap Santos, Rich Goulet and Paul Langford and university men’s basketball coach Matt Kuzminski.

Duration: 01:00:27

Varsity Letters for February 5, 2015

High school girls basketball coaches Anthony Beyrouti (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Steve Beauchamp (Holy Cross), Jared Harman of the Langley Events Centre and Chad Joiner, director of the MEI Screaming Eagles marching band join Howard this week.

Duration: 00:51:28

Varsity Letters has a whole lotta hoops on deck

Host Howard Tsumura talks to a trio of hoopsters: high school coaches Ed Lefurgy and Vlad Nikic, as well as FVU women's player Sarah Wierks

Duration: 00:38:40

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