B.C. High School Basketball

Caiden Meyer celebrates his Totem Spirit win on March 12, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Totem 66 comes to an end in Port Alberni

Annual basketball tournament draws a crowd, despite COVID-19 delays

 

The seniors girls’ Armada basketball team are serious about bringing their A-game to the court as they lead up to Totem 66. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

TOTEM 66: Alberni senior girls’ basketball team wants to win

Totem tournament ‘special’ for head coach Ryan Broekhuizen

 

The ADSS senior boys basketball team is ready for Totem 66. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

TOTEM 66: Future looks bright for ADSS senior boys basketball

‘It’s going to feel good to have fans cheering us on again’

 

The ADSS pep band is ready for Totem 66. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Pep band wants to make noise at Totem 66 in Port Alberni

Band first joined in 2018 during Totem 63

The ADSS pep band is ready for Totem 66. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The ADSS cheer team performs a routine during a brief practice on Dec. 9, 2021 in the small gymnasium at ADSS. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

ADSS dance and cheer teams ready to perform at Totem 66

Port Alberni basketball tournament was scheduled for Jan. 6–8, 2022

The ADSS cheer team performs a routine during a brief practice on Dec. 9, 2021 in the small gymnasium at ADSS. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Totem 66 Spirit candidates: from left, Emma Fines, Kaitlyn Aston, Caiden Meyer, Maria Banman and Madeline Joseph have history and experience behind them as they stir up Alberni District Secondary Students in anticipation of Totem 66—whatever it may look like—in early 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

There’s no denying the spirit behind Alberni District Secondary’s Totem 66 tournament

Seniors whip up school pride leading up to holiday break as organizers await word on tourney’s fate

Totem 66 Spirit candidates: from left, Emma Fines, Kaitlyn Aston, Caiden Meyer, Maria Banman and Madeline Joseph have history and experience behind them as they stir up Alberni District Secondary Students in anticipation of Totem 66—whatever it may look like—in early 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The ADSS senior girls basketball team practices in the gym during Totem Media Day on Dec. 9, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Totem back to ‘business as usual’ in Port Alberni

Annual high school basketball tournament returns for 66th year

The ADSS senior girls basketball team practices in the gym during Totem Media Day on Dec. 9, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Totem Spirit candidate Emma Fines (left) and her manager Jordyn Broeckhuizen are getting ready for Totem 66. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Totem basketball tournament returns for 66th year

2021 tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19

Totem Spirit candidate Emma Fines (left) and her manager Jordyn Broeckhuizen are getting ready for Totem 66. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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. (Malin Jordan)

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

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is 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. (Malin Jordan)
Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows coaching legend Rich Goulet dies

Basketball community mourns passing of longtime high school hoops coach

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)
Isaac Jack, one of ADSS Armada’s guards, keeps Carihi High’s Marcus Shankar away from the ball deep in Armada territory in the third quarter of their Friday night Totem 65 basketball game. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Cancellation of Totem 66 leaves void in community

Totem is the first major sporting event of Port Alberni’s year…

Isaac Jack, one of ADSS Armada’s guards, keeps Carihi High’s Marcus Shankar away from the ball deep in Armada territory in the third quarter of their Friday night Totem 65 basketball game. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A Totem basketball wears an ADSS non-medical mask. The 66th annual Totem tournament is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO COURTESY ADSS)

Historic B.C. basketball tournament cancelled for first time in 66 years

Alberni District Secondary’s Totem tournament is longest-running high school hoops event

A Totem basketball wears an ADSS non-medical mask. The 66th annual Totem tournament is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO COURTESY ADSS)
Burnaby South opened with a dominant 55-28 win over Charles Hays during first day of play at the 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament underway at Langley Events Centre (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Burnaby South opened with a dominant 55-28 win over Charles Hays during first day of play at the 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament underway at Langley Events Centre (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)