Junior Tigers Update: June 13, 2019

As the school year nears a close, it is a good time to reflect on the year that was for our Junior School Athletics. The past year saw excellent participation numbers in each of the three terms. Term 1 – 150 students, Term 2 – 120 students, and Term 3 – 170 students. In all, we had around 75% of our students participating on our school teams. Way to go, York House!

Each year we offer opportunities for our students to enter the competitive arena. Some activities culminate in a season-ending ISEA Playday, while others will end with the ISEA Tournament or Championship. This past year saw the Tigers hoist banners in the following sports: Gr. 7A Volleyball, Cross-Country Running, and Swimming. Congratulations to all of those athletes and coaches.

We are currently building the practice schedule for next year. The 2019-20 school year will offer the same opportunities as this year: Cross-Country Running (Gr. 3-7), Volleyball (Gr. 5-7), Swimming (Gr. 3-7), Basketball (Gr. 5-7), Track & Field (Gr. 3-7), and Ultimate (Gr. 5-7). See you in the Fall.

Go Tigers Go!

Junior Tigers Update: May 30, 2019

The Grade 5 Ultimate team is playing in the 2nd annual TigerFest here at York House, on May 31. The playday begins at 8:30 am and wraps up around 2:00 pm. This is the final event of the season for our team. Go Tigers!

The Grade 6/7 Ultimate team is playing in the very fun, and highly competitive, SabreFest on May 31 at Montgomery Park in Vancouver. This season-ending tournament takes place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the games promises to be fast and full of action. It is always impressive to see just how well Grade 6/7 students can play the game of Ultimate. Go, Tigers, Go!

A massive thank you to our coaches! The Tigers are lead by the amazing Ms. Winston and Ms. Garcia. For the past nine weeks, these two coaches have been there for our girls, rain or shine. Our program is thriving, and the students are having a lot of fun. Ms. Winston has been a driving force for Junior School Ultimate for the past five years, and we are going to miss her as she heads off on new adventures. Thank you Ms. Winston, we are grateful to have had you lead the way!

Last weekend, May 24-26, the York House Tigers attended the 51st annual BCEC Track & Field Meet. This event, hosted by the Kajaks Track & Field Club in Richmond, is a mainstay of the elementary Track & Field season. With the competition spread over three days, every elementary event is contested. From the 60m hurdles to the discus, and all events in between, our Tigers did the school proud by finishing with dozens of personal bests. Those personal bests start to add up too! We finished in 2nd place in the girls team category. Congratulations to all of the girls for an outstanding season.

We should also thank our dedicated and amazing coaches. From the Little School we had Ms. Adams, Ms. Kingerlee, Ms. Ryerson, and from the Junior School we had Miss Murray, Ms. Marcotte, Mr. Camp, Ms. Ling, Ms. Kanavos, Ms. Sharpe, and Ms. Abbott. In addition, we had several dedicated student coaches who did a fantastic job of continuing a long standing tradition of giving back to the Junior School Athletics program. Thank you Maya Fong, Lauren Lecky, Kaitlin Yung, Madeleine Yee, and Isabel McDonald!