Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rainmakers Hold Firm at Sixth in AAA Senior Boys Basketball Rankings

The Charles Hays Rainmakers may have had the weekend off last week, but their success of January has served them well, with the Makers' holding to their spot at sixth place in the Top Ten Listings for the period ending February 1st.

The latest rankings were posted to the BC High School Basketball website on Wednesday with the Charles Hays squad nipping at the heels of the Nanaimo District Islanders who have tumbled to number five from their third place spot of seven days ago.

Putting up a bit of a chase on the Rainmakers are the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts who moved up one spot to seventh in the most recent review.

The full look at the Top Ten AAA squads and the honourable mentions can be found below:
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When it comes to the Junior Boys rankings heading into February, with no update provided for this week for the Junior Varsity level, the Junior Boys Rainmakers will continue to hold their current ranking of number 7 from last week.

As we head towards regional zones and the provincial tournament of March, the flow of information when it comes to High School sports is destined for a bit of a change on the provincial scene.

Howard Tsumura, the long time Vancouver based sports journalist has left the Vancouver Province, filing this story as his last report on high school and University sports for the paper.

However, all is not lost when it comes to keeping an eye on developments across the province at the High School and University level. 

Tsumura made use of his twitter feed on Wednesday to offer up a hint that some good news was to be delivered soon, suggesting that plans were set to go into motion for a new venture to put the focus on the province's sports teams.

And as promised, this morning  saw the debut of a new project called Varsity Letters, which sees the widely respected journalist partnering with the Langley Events Centre to continue to keep British Columbians up to date on the exciting developments in both High School and University sports.

Tsumura introduces his new venture with a welcome letter to readers which you can review here.

In addition to the notes on the two levels of sport, the site features a Podcast and links to a twitter feed and Facebook page.

You can bookmark the Varsity Letters site from this link keeping it hand for future and frequent use.

A quick scan of the project so far, offers up a welcome addition to information flow and one that looks set to allow the long time observer to provide even more exposure for High School and Secondary sports across B.C.

More notes on High School basketball with a focus on the Rainmakers and Northwest BC can be found on our Rainmaker Archive page.

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