Senior Tigers Fall Sports Update: October 11, 2018

SENIOR VOLLEYBALL TEAM AT WESTERNS
Since 1972, YHS has taken part in the Western Canadian Independent Schools Volleyball Championship (WCISVC). This year, the tournament is at Vancouver’s Stratford Hall. Our Tigers will be in the hunt for the Spartan Trophy. Come on out to cheer on your Tigers and come out to see former YHS teacher/coach Ms. Taryn Wood (Cossar) with her Rundle College team.
Schedule: https://stratfordhall.wixsite.com/wcisvc2018/schedule

CROSS-COUNTRY TEAM PREPARING FOR ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our Senior Cross-Country Team have been training and running their Tuesday meets preparing for the Zone Championship Meet on October 16 at Jericho. Last week at ISAs, Tigers Grade 12, Emily, won a silver medal in the Senior ISA Division race. Congratulations to Emily and good luck to the entire team at zones.

FIELD HOCKEY UPDATE
All three Tigers field hockey teams continue to do well. This weekend, our Junior and Senior Tigers are off to Shawnigan Lake for an ISA Tournament while our Varsity team takes on some of BC’s best at the UBC Tier 1 Tournament.

SWIM TEAM AT ISAs
Friday, October 12, our swim team will be competing at the ISA Championships at Watermania in Richmond. Last week our swimmers competed in a casual meet at St. George’s to prepare for ISAs and the Vancouver-Richmond Zone Championship Meet on October 26 at Watermania. Good luck to our swimmers.

COACH’S QUOTES
“Integrity is the choice between what is right and what is convenient”

ATHLETICS COFFEE MORNING
Thank you for the terrific turn out at our Athletics Coffee Morning. We had an opportunity to answer many questions and discuss our extracurricular athletics program.

We will hold another coffee morning early in the winter season (Dec) and spring season (April). Dates TBA.

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Senior Tigers Update: Thursday, October 4, 2018

TIGERS FALL SPORTS UP & RUNNING
Tigers athletes are up and running this fall with some great results.

Senior Volleyball ranked AA #1 in BC:
Our Senior Tigers had a great season last year winning the AA Lower Mainland Championships and placing 5th at the AA BCs. While they graduated two great players, Maddie and Gabby, the roster is as strong as ever and they were recognized as the #1 ranked team in AA in the preseason rankings. York House opened their season with a 3-1 win over WPGA and a strong finish last weekend at UBC Tournament. This weekend they play at Trinity Western University Tournament.

York House is also pleased to run a Grade 8 Team, Junior Team and Junior ‘B’ Team. This allowed all girls who tried out for volleyball teams to be placed on a roster and play volleyball for YHS. Our Junior Tigers won their first four games of the season defeating CHS, St. Pat’s, STMC, and Notre Dame.

Cross-Country Running:
Our runners have competed at two LMISSAA league meets. Both events were in the sunshine and our girls competed hard and ran well. More results will be reported in the coming weeks.

Field Hockey:
Once again YHS has three full field hockey teams (Junior, Senior, and Varsity). All teams have been very active with our Varsity Team playing in a recent Polar Bear Tournament as well as defeating a touring Australian Team from All Hallows School in Brisbane. YHS families provided a homestay for the girls for two nights. From all the feedback I have heard, it was a great experience all around. The Varsity Tigers also tied LFA 1-1 in our first league match. Our Senior Team played in the UBC Tier II tournament and won bronze medals. This week they won their first league game 4-1. Our Junior Tigers played in a tournament hosted by LFA and this past week, won their first league game 2-0.

Swim Team:
Our first swim meet is scheduled for October 4, at St. George’s. Our Swim Team has been training hard at their morning practices in preparation for the season.

Oct. 22-30 is National Coaches Week:
Every day coaches take on enormous responsibility. Coaches manage a large team of diverse student-athletes with varying skills, knowledge, commitment, and athleticism. They give hours and hours before and after practice/games as well as the time on the court, field, trail, track, etc. Everything coaches do is public. They constantly face challenges and tough decisions and while not everyone is always happy with decisions, they do so with the long term best interests of the team in mind. It sounds like a tough job. Maybe that is why so few step up to take on this important role. #ThanksCoach!

David Prissinotti
Sr. Athletics Director

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