Senior Tigers Update: November 8, 2018

FIELD HOCKEY AT ‘AA’ BC CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Our Tigers Varsity Field Hockey Team is currently competing at the ‘AA’ BC CHampionships. Wednesday, our Tigers defeated Brentwood College 5-0 and North Delta Secondary School 5-0. Thursday the girls will play Collingwood and then start the playoff round. The tournament wraps up Friday, November 9. Follow YHS Athletics on twitter for latest results (@YHSTigers).

CROSS-COUNTRY TEAM AT BC CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Congratulations to our Cross-Country runners who braved the wet and cold conditions Saturday, November 2, to compete in the BC Championships in Nanaimo, BC. Our team represented YHS incredibly well on and off the race course and were a pleasure to chaperone. In the Senior Girls Race, Grade 12s Emily MacGowan, and Allison Shan were accompanied by Grade 11 Olivia Uliana ran in the Senior Girls race. Sophie Forsythe, Layla Sajan and Tori Aksmanovic ran in the Junior Girls race. Each race had approximately 250 competitors. All girls ran well and finished this tough course with a strong result

  • Congrats to Sophie F. who placed 14th overall in the Junior Girls Race.
  • Congrats to Emily M. who placed 35th overall in Senior Girls Race.
  • Special congrats to our two graduating seniors, Emily and Allison. Thank you for your leadership and contributions to our program.
  • A special thank you to the team coaches, Ms. Meredith McInnis, Ms. Marianne Chang, and Mr. Jacob Emerson.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF NEWS:

Our Grade 8 Volleyball Team had an incredible season doing very well in our competitive LMISSGVA league while winning the Gladstone Tournament and gold at ISAs. On Tuesday, the Tigers defeated LFA 2-0 in quarter final action but lost their semi final to Crofton (CHS). York House and CHS had a great rivalry all season long with YHS gaining the upper hand winning league games and the ISA final. However, CHS got the edge in the semi-final. Best of luck to the Falcons in the final and congratulations to our Tigers on a great season.

The Junior Tigers placed first overall in their league and on Wednesday, hosted playoff games at YHS. In the semi-final, York House defeated Crofton House 2-0 to advance to the LMISSGVA Championship final vs Notre Dame.

The Senior Tigers defeated Notre Dame on Monday in quarter final action 3-0 and on Wednesday, took on St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) in our league semi-final. YHS defeated STMC 3-0 to advance to the LMISSGVA Championship final vs CHS.

Seniors’ Night: Monday night was our graduating senior volleyball players final home game of the season. We honour these girls and thank them for their long commitment to YHS volleyball and all their contributions on and off the court. Hanna, Sydney, Rosie, and Katie have helped elevate Tigers volleyball to where it is today, among BC’s best teams. Thank you and we will miss you! We also want to thank their parents who have been a tremendous support over the years.

Graduating Seniors

Junior Tigers Update: November 8, 2018

CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING
Tigers Win! Tigers Win! Tigers Win!

On Thursday, October 25th, our Junior School Cross-Country Tigers participated in the ISEA Cross-Country Running Championships and they brought home the Girls Team Championship! Not since 2005 have the Tigers won the ISEA Championships, so a big congratulations goes to all of our coaches and athletes!

Final grade level results:

  • Grade 3 – 3rd (57 points)
  • Grade 4 – 1st (31 points)
  • Grade 5 – 2nd (26 points)
  • Grade 6 – 1st (29 points)
  • Grade 7 – 2nd (29 points)
  • Final girls’ team scores: York House – 1st (172 points), West Point Grey (WPGA) – 2nd (195 points), Crofton House (CHS) – 3rd (272 points)

GRADE 6 VOLLEYBALL
Our Grade 6 Volleyball team travelled to the Richmond Olympic Oval for the ISEA Playday on November 2. Coaches Miss Murray and Ms. Romako split the girls in to three teams for the day. Thanks to Mr. Camp who joined the team for the day of fun! The girls came back to YHS reporting how much fun they had at the Playday. Our coaches were quite impressed with the level of improvement and they are looking forward to seeing our Grade 6 continue to play next year. A big thank you to our awesome coaches for their time and to our players for their dedication towards improving and having fun!

GRADE 7 VOLLEYBALL
Both of our Grade 7 teams participated in their respective ISEA Tournaments on November 2nd. Both teams had great days, and demonstrated that Tigers really can bring their best when the big moment arrives.

The B team had a great tournament. It started with a challenge match against Southridge on October 30th. The winner of the match won the right to move on to the tournament, and with their season on the line, the Tigers roared! Feeling a huge boost of confidence, the Tigers charged in to the tournament and played their best volleyball of the season winning two matches and losing two matches to finish in 5th place. Well done girls!

The A team arrived at their tournament with a big target on their backs as the number 1 seed, and the clear-cut team to beat. The team got off to a great start, but suffered a bit of a set back in their second match. Rival team WPGA got the best of our girls. Fortunately, the triple knock-out format allowed the team to shake off their slow start and refocus. It was not long before the Tigers got to win their coveted rematch with WPGA, and move to the finals. In the finals the Tigers met a game, but the Mulgrave team that at the end of the day was no match for York House. The Tigers won the tournament and claimed the title of ISEA Champions. Congrats to our coaches and players for a great season.

BASKETBALL
Grade 7 basketball selections are underway and the first games of the season are just around the corner. Grade 5 (Mon/Wed) and Grade 6 (Tues/Thur) basketball teams begin practice next week, following the Remembrance Day long weekend. Go Tigers!

SWIMMING
Our Junior School Swim Team has their first practice on November 19th at Saint George’s School (6:30 am). We are looking forward to another excellent season of swimming.