JUNIOR BASKETBALL TIGERS: LMISSGBA CHAMPIONS The season continues to roll along for our Junior Basketball Tigers but not without challenges. The Tigers are one of BC’s top-ranked Junior Teams and as a result, they have a target on them for every team they play. This week, after a successful weekend at the 26th Street Tournament, the Tigers had their league playoffs. With a couple players fighting illness, the Tigers battled to defeat a physical Notre Dame Team to advance to the final. In Thursday’s final vs STMC, the Tigers trailed by 11 points at the half but showed heart and competitiveness to regain a 1 pt lead after three quarters of play. The Tigers pulled ahead in the 4th quarter to take the championship final and secure the #1 seed for the upcoming Junior Lower Mainland Championships.
Junior Tigers play at the Lower Mainland Championships Feb 13-14-15 at Argyle Secondary.
SKI & SNOWBOARD TEAM TAKE ZONE TITLE The Tigers Alpine Team is once again Zone champions and has qualified a strong team for the BC Championships in March. Congratulations to our skiers and snowboarders and special thank you to our coaches, Ms. Matthews and Mr. Lum.
SENIOR’S NIGHT FOR GRADUATING TIGERS While much of the lower mainland was being blanketed by snow, our YHS Tiger Senior Basketball Team was playing their final game of the season. On Monday, February 11, the Senior Tigers played AA ranked Whistler in the opening game of the Lower Mainland Championships.
The game marked the final home game of the season and the final game for our four graduating grade 12 seniors: Taylor S., Hannah S., Mira G., and Jadyn K. Hannah, Mira, and Jadyn are lifers having played basketball at YHS since Grade 5 while Taylor entered YHS in Grade 8. Playing basketball through their Grade 12 year requires hard work, commitment, and perseverance. Today, fewer students are willing or able to make and fulfill this type of commitment. Thank you and congratulations to Mira, Jadyn, Taylor, and Hannah. Thank you as well to their parents, who have supported their daughters and our program over the years at YHS.
Last week our Tigers defeated St. Pat’s in their LMISSGBA league quarter-final playoff game. In the semi-final they lost to a very strong STMC team and then lost a close fought game vs Notre Dame to place 4th in our league.
21st ANNUAL 26TH STREET TOURNAMENT RECAP The 21st annual 26th Street Tournament was another success with 10 teams from around BC in attendance. Congrats to our Senior Girls for a good showing and entertaining the YHS crowd with an exciting come from behind win over Charles Hays 54-51. Senior Tiger Emma was named Tiger of the Tournament.
Our Junior Tigers competed against Senior Teams at 26th Street as a challenge to prepare for a run at BCs. Our Juniors played great winning 3 of their 4 games. This included an impressive 72-31 win over Kitsilano Seniors and an overtime 73-71 win over Senior AA ranked Pitt Meadows. The Pitt Meadows win was especially impressive as our Tired Junior Team was outsized by a big Pitt Meadows team and had to rely on the scoring ability of Grade 10 guard Nadeen. Nadeen is an exceptional player who scored a tournament and YHS record 50pts in the win. Juniors Finny and Nadeen were named Tournament Allstars.
BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Our Junior and Senior Tigers are in playoffs this weekend. Seniors defeated St. Pat’s on Monday to move on to the semi-finals and earn a spot in the AA Lower Mainlands next week. YHS Juniors host semi-finals Wednesday at York House. Full results still unknown at this time.
SKI & SNOWBOARD UPDATE Our YHS Skiers continue to dominate the race course at Whistler with our own Rosie taking first place at last week’s meet. This week, our Tigers skiers and snowboarders compete in the final regular season race before zone championships.
SPRING SPORTS Despite the freezing temperatures this week, the Athletics Department is already getting ready for spring. The Spring Sports season is busy at YHS with many opportunities for YHS student-athletes. Senior School sports include Track & Field, Soccer, Ultimate, and Badminton. There may also be an opportunity for Tiger Tennis players to compete at ISAs if there is enough student interest and commitment.