SWIM TEAM The Swim Team is looking very fit, and ready to race as they are fired up for the first swim meet of the season. On December 6 and 7, the team will participate in the St. George’s Junior Invitational Swim Meet at SGS. The Grade 3s will compete in an evening session on Friday, December 6. The Grade 4s and 5s will compete in a morning session on Saturday, December 7th, followed by the afternoon session of Grade 6 and 7 competition. Go Tigers!
BASKETBALL The Grade 7 team opened their season at the SJS Slam (St. John’s School) this past weekend. The Tigers won their first game 29 – 17 over the Sabres from Stratford Hall. In the semi-final, the Tigers fell to West Point Grey (WPGA). This set up an epic bronze medal game against Collingwood School. In a clash of defensive superiority, the Tigers lost in the final minute 13-11. Despite the low score, the game was very exciting and a great learning opportunity for our girls. On Wednesday, November 27, the Grade 7s also traveled to Crofton House for our first league game of the season. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost to the more polished Falcons, although it was a fiercely contested game. It is safe the say the rivalry with our westside sisters is alive and well.
Our Grade 6 team is looking forward to their first games of the season on Wednesday, December 4. The team is traveling to Stratford Hall where they will take on Sabres in an exhibition match. Our Grade 5 team will be traveling to Mulgrave on Thursday, December 5 for their first game of the season. Good luck to both teams!
Last weekend, our Senior Swim Team compete at the BC Championships at Watermania in Richmond. Our Tigers have worked hard all season with morning and evening training at St George’s pool as well as fitness room training. The girls are committed and after three seasons of top 4 finishes at the BCs, the Tigers had their eye on the big prize. Tigers swimmers delivered with many top finishes:
GOLD & Provincial Record: Alexandra – Open 50m Freestyle
GOLD: Alexandra – Open 100m Butterfly
BRONZE: Alexandra, Janice, Joyce, Victoria – Open 400m Freestyle Relay
BRONZE: Devon, Frances, Kaitlin, Tristan – B 200m Freestyle Relay
BRONZE: Alexandra, Janice, Joyce, Victoria – Open 200m Freestyle Relay
4th: Vivian, Kaitlin, Devon, Frances – B 200m Medley Relay
5th: Devon, Frances, Sophia, Kaitlin – B 400m Freestyle Relay
6th: Devon – B 100m Freestyle
6th: Madeleine, Sophia, Phoebe, Viviann – B 200m Freestyle Relay
7th: Janice – Open 100m Butterfly
The Swim Team season was incredible and as good as any YHS season ever with three major wins of all three major swim meets
This year’s Swim Team are: ISA Champions
Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Champions
‘AA’ BC Champions
SENIOR VOLLEYBALL TEAM VANCOUVER SEA TO SKY ZONE CHAMPIONS Our Senior Volleyball Team dominated our zone tournament last week, defeating West Point Grey Academy to claim YHS’s third consecutive zone championship. Prior to this season, our zone was the Lower Mainland Zone. With the BC School Sports zone realignment, all our teams are now in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone. York House defeated all teams from Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. Our Tigers will be competing at the ‘AA’ BC Championships from November 27-30 at Kalamalka Secondary in Vernon, BC.
GRADE 9 VOLLEYBALL TEAM AT BC INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS YHS Grade 9s defeated Notre Dame to earn the right to compete at a Grade 9 BC Championship invitational tournament hosted by Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary from November 22-23. Good Luck to our Grade 9s!
WINTER SEASON SPORTS:
Basketball season is underway
The Senior Basketball Team is competing in next week’s Big Ticket Tournament and starts the season ranked 8th ‘AA’ in BC.
Ski Team and Snowboard Team is also getting started