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
http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20110314/KAMLOOPS0201/303149988/-1/KAMLOOPS

Link to an article in the Vancouver Courier:

Buoyed by Lum’s return, York House Tigers repeat as high school girls AA provincial champions
http://www.vancourier.com/sports/Buoyed+return+York+House+Tigers+repeat+high+school+girls+provincial/4459892/story.html

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Gr. 8’s @ Manning Park

The energetic Grade 8’s from York House just finished their Outdoor Education experience.

It was filled with lots of snow, smiles and interesting meals. We headed to Manning Park, which is a little past Hope, to see what the coastal mountains had in store. Our first day included travel, settling into our new home, and some sledding. For many of our students this experince was going to provide several firsts: first time away from home, first self cooked meal, first snowball, and first time jumping into a snowbank.

Our next couple of days included snowshoeing and cross country skiing. On our final night we set off for a hike at night to reflect on our trip. Everyone got a chance to try both winter activities, by day four it seemed I had finally slowed the Grade 8’s down. We set off for a final day of downhill skiing on Friday; luckily we hit fresh powder lines all day.

It is always a pleasure to share in these outdoor experiences with our girls. I am always humbled that somehow they always have energy to sing on the long bus ride home. Here is a students view of the trip written by Gina:

Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating. You name it and the Grade 8’s at York House were doing it during their outdoor education trip to Manning Park!

For a lot of girls it was the first time they had ever downhill skied, cross country skiied, skated or snowshoed. The talent shown by some first timers was impressive. There was a backdrop of beautiful scenery, it never stopped snowing, and and we had the opportunity to see the various forms of weather the coastal mountains has to offer.

At the end of each day we headed back to the cabin to cook ourselves dinner. It was a lesson in how hard it must be for moms and dads at home to get dinner on the table. For many of us, it was a first time feeding ourselves and others, pizza and lasagna were a go to choice. Thanks parents!!

For the Grade 8 girls, Manning Park will always have great memories of fun and snow, but best of all, is the knowledge that we bonded as a grade and with the teachers who came with us.

Enjoy the Spring Break Girls – You have earned it!!!

Mr. Christopher Britt
Senior Science Teacher & Outdoor Education Coordinator

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