Senior Tigers Update: December 7, 2017

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SR. VOLLEYBALL TEAM PLACES 5th at AA BC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to our Sr. Tigers Volleyball Team, who on December 2, beat C. Fulton Secondary and then West Point Grey Academy to finish fifth at the AA BC Championships in Vanderhoof.

Over the three days, the Tigers went six wins and just one loss. The one loss was to rival St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) who beat the Tigers Friday night in a close quarterfinal game (3-2 with a score of 19-17 in the fifth and final set). STMC went on to finish second. Congratulations to Hanna, Gr. 11, who was named a Tournament All-Star.

The BCs end an incredible season for this team. The girls placed second at the Western Canadian independent Schools Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, placed second in our Lower Mainland Independent School Athletic Association (LMISSA) league, and won the AA Lower Mainland Championships.

Congratulations are well deserved for these girls and their coaches (Mike Lodewyks and Noble Kelly) who took this team so far. In my 25 years at YHS, no team has come this far together as a team, improved this much, played this well, and exceeded preseason expectations like this group has.

A special thank you and congratulations to graduating seniors, Gabby and Madi, whose play on the court and leadership was so important to this team’s success.

BASKETBALL SEASON TIPS OFF

Sr. Tigers Basketball Update:
The Senior Tigers started their season with a win over Vancouver’s Churchill Secondary on November 28. December 1-2, our Sr. Basketball Team traveled to Victoria’s St. Michael’s University School (SMUS) for the annual ISA Championship Tournament. The Tigers were without a couple of key players due to volleyball BCs but played well defeating Glenlyon Norfolk easily in game one. In the semifinal, they lost to the host, SMUS, and then lost a tough match to Collingwood.

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Gr. 8 Tigers Basketball Update:
The Grade 8 Tigers started the season at a tournament at Douglas College where they placed second. YHS easily won their first two games and played 3D Basketball, a club team, in the final. It was a great game and the 3D club team won by 5 points. YHS was clearly the strongest school team in the tournament!

David Prissinotti
Senior Athletics Director

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Junior Tigers Update: December 7, 2017

JUNIOR SCHOOL SWIM TEAM
On Monday, December 4, our Grade 3-7 Swimmers took to the pool at Watermania (Richmond) for the Beth Heras Memorial Swim Meet hosted by Southpointe Academy. The Beth Heras Meet is a relay meet that provides an abundance of opportunities in a fun-filled, team environment. With only a couple of practices under our belt, this early season meet also gives our girls and our coaches a chance to see each other in a competitive environment. It seems that our Grade 3 athletes are following up an outstanding Cross-Country Running season as they were a dominant force in the water too! Overall, the Tigers had many outstanding results and earned a big pile of ribbons. The next swim meet will be in late January at the St. George’s Elementary Swim Meet.

GRADE 7 BASKETBALL
On Wednesday, November 29, the Grade 7 Basketball team took to the court for our first game of the year. The girls were understandably nervous for their first game, yet they were able to put aside their jitters and played very hard. Although the scoreboard did not favour the Tigers, the girls gained a better understanding of our practice plans and the areas we want to address as a team. Onward and upward! Our next games at Southpointe Academy (December 11) and at home in the Rand Gymnasium (December 13) against West Point Grey Academy (WPGA).

GRADE 6 BASKETBALL
Today (December 7) the Grade 6 girls are heading to Crofton House for their first games of the year. The girls are looking forward to putting their skills to the test and bringing new faces to an old rivalry. The Grade 6s do not play again before the Winter Break. Once we return to school they are right back at it with a game on January 11 at WPGA.

Brent Jackson
Junior School Athletics Coordinator

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