Senior Tigers Update: Friday, April 20, 2018

SPRING SPORTS ARE OFF AND RUNNING

A busy spring season is now well underway at YHS.

The YHS Senior Track & Field Team has been training and they participated in two Lower Mainland Independent Secondary School (LMISSAA) track meets at Swangard. The girls and coaches have been braving the less than ideal weather conditions to prepare for the season.

Our Junior and Senior Soccer Teams have started their league play with our Junior Team winning their first match 2-0 over Crofton House (CHS) and our Senior Team dropping their first two games 1-0 to Little Flower Academy (LFA) and 2-1 to CHS. This past week the Tigers defeated St. Pat’s 4-0 to improve their record to 1-2. Both Junior and Senior Soccer Teams are competing at the ISA Championships April 19-20 at Southridge School in South Surrey.

YHS teams up with St. George’s to form five different ultimate frisbee teams. The girls have been practising and have competed in early season tournaments. This past weekend in a 5 on 5 event, the YHS-STG “Tight” Senior Varsity Team and Junior A Team both placed first.

BRONZE TIGERS

YHS Badminton players have been practising and played matches against LFA and Crofton House. On April 19, our badminton players competed at the ISA Championships at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) in Victoria. The girls played well all day only placing behind CHS and SMUS. Congratulations on a strong 3rd place finish. Our Badminton Team continues their season May 3 with matches at Stratford Hall.

While YHS does not have a competitive Tennis Team that competes regularly, with enough student interest, experienced club players come together to form a small team to compete at the ISA Tournament. This spring, eight girls from Grades 8-12 have come together to form a team to compete against other ISA schools on April 18-19 at the ISA Championships at UBC. YHS defeated Brentwood College and Glenlyon-Norfolk to place first in their pool. In the semi-final match, the Tigers lost a close battle with top-ranked CHS who went on to compete against Collingwood in the final. Our girls played well and are laying their claim to a 3rd place finish.

Both Badminton and Tennis seasons at YHS are limited by the structure of high school sports. The independent school league in the Lower Mainland is very small and limited. Independent schools were excluded from the public school league back in 2011. In order to compete in highly competitive tournaments and the BC High School Championships, boys are required to form a complete team for competition. St. George’s combines with CHS and Vancouver College combines with Little Flower in both of these sports. If you have questions about the structure of badminton and tennis at YHS and in BC, please contact the Athletics Director at athletics@yorkhouse.ca.

Follow YHS Athletics on Instagram @athleticsyhs for pictures and the latest news.

COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL IN ATHLETICS

We encourage our Senior School student athletes to take ownership of their athletic experience. If your daughter has questions or concerns about decisions in athletics, the first step in communication is for the student athlete to speak to her coach. Student athletes can also come speak to the Athletics Director if they have questions or feel they need help communicating with their coaches. Athletics can help our students gain the confidence and build their communications skills, which are core competencies emphasized in the new curriculum. If parents have questions or concerns, please communicate directly with the coach or contact the Athletics Director. 

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Senior Tigers Update: Term 3

A huge thank you to Mr. Prissinotti for all of his work organizing our Athletics Program at YHS this year. Our teams were well prepared and our coaches were well supported! Athletic Heads, Meg and Kristen, organized a fabulous Athletics BBQ last week to celebrate our athletes, coaches, referees, timekeepers, and fans – thank you!

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SENIOR SOCCER
Our Senior Soccer Team placed 2nd in our LMISSGBA league and 3rd at AA Van-Rich Zones. The team just missed out on qualifying for the AA BC’s as the top two teams attended the BCs. Mr. Cropley, with help from Ms. Sjerven, has done a fabulous job of leading this team and the YHS soccer program for several years. Thank you, Mr. Cropley!

Our Junior Soccer Team are in a very challenging league and had a tough season, but played hard and had some competitive games. Mr. Lum, Mr. Peterson, and Ms. Wilson-Gay coached the girls. We are so proud of their efforts!

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ULTIMATE
Our Senior Ultimate Team placed 9th at the BCs. A disappointing finish for a such a strong team but several key injuries slowed the team down. The Seniors were in the Spring Reign Tournament and placed 8th out of 48 teams in April. They travelled to Montreal for Nationals in May and placed 4th.

Our Junior A Team had a great finish placing 3rd at BCs. We had five Ultimate Frisbee teams this year at YHS and they all did well in their league games.

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TRACK & FIELD
The 2016-17 athletics season ended with a successful weekend for YHS athletes at the Track & Field BCs. Our students had great results and many achieved personal bests! Congratulations to all the girls who competed: Grade 8s Sophie, Izzy, Claire, Sofia, Talia, Anne, and Tash; Annika, Gr. 9, Emily and Lauren, Gr. 10; Meg, Gr. 11, and Sophia, Gr. 12.

Highlights included four of our Grade 8s who competed in the Pentathlon (five events). Sophie won gold, Claire came 5th, Sofia was 7th, and Talia was 9th! Emily, Gr. 9, was 19th in 3000m, a personal best time by 19 seconds and Izzy, Gr. 8, came 6th in her 3000m with a 14 second personal best.

At the Zone Championship, YHS had 27 top 8 finishes and 14 of these students finished in the top 3. Congratulations to all of the students on the Senior Track Team and to the many girls who achieved their personal bests at this meet, as well as to the coaches, Brianne Wager, Jacob Emerson, Natalia Hawthorne, and Ms. Nagengast.

On Saturday, April 22, Sophie, Gr. 8, won silver medals in sprint hurdles, 800m and high jump at a South Fraser Meet. Congratulations, Sophie!

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BADMINTON
The YHS Badminton Team had a good season and placed 4th at ISAs and routinely beat Stratford Hall in their league games. New staff coaches Mme. LeMay and Ms. Kim did a great job organizing the girls.

WATER POLO
Melinda, Gr. 12, is the only Yorkie who has joined the St. George’s Water Polo Team this year, and they placed third at Water Polo BC’s. We are proud of you, Melinda!

Thank you to all of our Spring Coaches and Teacher Sponsors!

  • Badminton: M. Kim, M. LeMay
  • Jr. Soccer: A. Lum, R. Peterson, C. Wilson-Gay
  • Sr. Soccer: C. Cropley, S. Sjerven
  • Sr. A Ultimate: Jon Hayduk-STG, O. Pitblado-STG, Sr. B: Nathan Moens, Helen
  • Thompson ’12
  • Jr. A: Michael Fung-STG, Monique Marcotte
  • Jr. B: Ryan Evin-STG, Christina Douglas ’12
  • Jr. C: Michael Yi-STG
  • Track & Field: K. Nagengast, B. Wager-CC, J. Emerson-CC, N. Hawthorn-CC

Read the Junior Tigers Term 3 Update here.

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