Sr. Tigers Win 2011 AA Provincial Championship

Sr. Tigers - 2011 AA Provincial ChampionsFor the 2nd straight year, and the 8th time since 1999, the York House Tigers are Sr. AA Girl’s Provincial Champions defeating the top ranked Britannia Bruins 76-56 in the BC Championship final Saturday night in Kamloops.

The Tigers entered the BC’s having lost the AA Lower Mainland final to Britannia 81-71 on February 25. The Tigers were without star point guard Cherub who suffered a shoulder injury on Feb. 5. But she was back in action this past week in Kamloops and the Tigers were firing on all cylinders as they swept the four games in Kamloops enroute to the title.

In game one, the Tigers beat the 15 seed Smithers. In game two, the North Central champions from Prince George went down. In the semi-final, the Tigers beat Vernon who had upset the Island Champions, Lambrick Park. The final was an all Lower Mainland affair pitting the Tigers against Britannia in a rematch of the AA LM final. The Tigers played Britannia five times this season taking home 4 wins.

While all the Tigers played great in Kamloops, three players were recognized by the tournament All-Star Committee.  Grade 11 forwards Mira and Laura received All-star awards while Grade 11 guard, Alisha was named tournament MVP. Somehow the committee failed to recognize Grade 11 guard Cherub who was outstanding all week – but we all know how valuable she was and another Provincial title is far more important.

This Tigers team does not include a single graduating senior. The team wrapped up a season of 27 wins to just 2 losses which inlcude four wins in Las Vegas over the winter break and wins over many of the top 10 AAA teams. The Tigers have been to 14 staight BC Championships, to 10 straight Final Four appearances, 11 Final Four appearanced since 1999, 10 straight final game appearances and 8 championships, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze. An amazing run that led to The Province’s Howard Tsamura calling us “the most dominant program in all of BC high school basketball”.

York House Fans Get Vocal

Here is a link to the article in the Kamloops Daily News:

Tigers gain measure of revenge by beating Bruins

Link to an article in the Vancouver Courier:

Buoyed by Lum’s return, York House Tigers repeat as high school girls AA provincial champions

Category: Athletics, Senior School

Tigers Ski Team Provincial Champions

YHS Ski Team - BCSS Provincial ChampionsYork House Ski Team have just won the 2010-11 Provincial Championships in Kimberley, BC. For the first time ever, York House has won 2 BCSS Provincial Championships in one school year (our swim team took home the championship banner in November).

The girls were amazing and I can’t say enough about their skiing, behaviour and maturity (hard to believe with all grade 8’s except for 2 grade 9s!). The girls managed to bring the banner home after 2 years away. They defeated a very talented Seacove team by 10 points (quite a lot in skiing) and got their revenge for a 1 point loss last year.

Our snowboarders had a challenging championship as they were dealing with a whole lot of new experiences and nerves. Both Silvia and Joanna learned a lot and despite being very inexperienced, managed to represent the school very well and have a bright future ahead of them.

Thanks to all of you for your support of the team and the girls. A large part of the team is now racing for their club team in Panorama – they will be tired when they return!

Kelly – 1st overall skier in BC

Emma – 3rd overall skier in BC

Siobhan – 6th overall skier in BC

From: Mr. Chris Ruse, Coach

Category: Athletics, Senior School