2017-18 Athletics Wrap Up & Goodbye to Our Graduating Tigers

Volleyball: Our Tigers Teams had great success highlighted by our Grade 8 Team winning ISAs and our Senior Team winning the AA Lower Mainland Championship and placing 5th in BC. We will dearly miss our graduating seniors Gabby and Madison.

Field Hockey: YHS Tigers had their best ever season in hockey both in success and participation.  We had three successful teams and our Varsity Team placed 3rd at the AA BCs. Our Grade 12s played a huge role in our success. Thank you to Aley, Meg, Anna, Alexi.

Swim Team: Tigers swimmers placed 2nd at the AA BCs and had a great season overall. With just one graduating Gr. 12, Jacqueline, the 2018-19 school year looks promising. Thank you Jacqueline for your contributions to our swim team. Also, thank you to our girls who competed in water polo with St. George’s in the spring season.

Cross-Country: Our small but strong team competed hard with three athletes competing at BCs including rising star Sophie, Gr. 8, who placed 4th overall in BC in the junior division.

Basketball: Our girls all competed hard but the highlights of the season were our Grade 8 Team who won our league title, won gold at ISAs, and were the first Tigers team ever to win the Grade 8 Provincial Championship. We say goodbye to three special Grade 12s: Maggie, Kristen, and Kyra.

Ski & Snowboard: YHS students are eager to join our Ski & Snowboard Team and compete at Whistler. Our team won another zone title and our top skiers went on to win a Provincial Championship. Our graduating star, Meg, has been a key part of our YHS Ski Team success over the years. Many other Grade 12s also take part and they include: Kyra, Annabelle, Michelle, and Haley.

Racket Sports: Badminton, tennis, and table tennis teams all represented YHS are various events. Badminton and tennis won bronze at ISAs while our table tennis players won the Provincial Championship thanks to the play of Isabelle, Laura, and Cindy (all Grade 9). Graduating this year are tennis star, Michelle, and badminton star Hannah.

Soccer: Our junior and senior soccer teams did well with both winning silver at ISAs. Our seniors lose some important players to graduation. Thank you to Meg, Alexi, Aley, Camryn, Sophia, Sarah, Alaina, and Justine.

Ultimate: This sport is as popular as ever at YHS as we field five teams. All teams did well with our Senior Varsity Team placing 6th at the AAA BCs while our Junior A Team and Senior B both placed well at Tier II BCs. We lose several players to graduation this year. Thank you to Maggie, Chantal, Justine, Kristine, Lindsay, Kyra, Camryn, Doris, Samantha, and Alexi.

Track & Field: Our small but talented and committed group of track athletes had a great season and performed well at zones and provincial championships. Made of up of students in our junior grades,  we can look forward to future successes for our Track Team.

Coaches: Thank you to our strong and committed staff of coaches this year who make all these experiences possible. Success, failure, hard work, commitment, fun, and frustration are all valuable experiences in athletics that prepare our students for their lives beyond the walls at YHS.

Student Athletes: Thank you to all YHS students who participated in athletics this season. All victories, big and small, are valued. All efforts and positive choices helped make the year special. One result this season, that may not seem important, was the strength of character and the values demonstrated by our YHS athletes. Our Junior Basketball Team’s 4th quarter comeback and overtime win over King George in the VGBA tournament, spearheaded by Grade 10s Jacqueline and Maddie, was one of the greatest victories of our athletic season. You can not underestimate the value of the quiet successes in sport. Many of the most significant accomplishments are not those recognized with trophies and banners but they play an enormous role in building strong character and teaching the most important lessons in life. Congratulations to all award winners who had very special years.

Athletic Heads: Final thank you to our ‘Athletic Squad’ (Mira, Hanna, and Jadyn) who did an amazing job and established the YHS Tigers presence on Instagram (@athleticsYHS).

Special THANK YOU to all photographers and especially, Mr. Jon Hayduk (on Instagram  as @jonhaydukphotography)

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Junior Tigers Update: March 1, 2018

At York House, the end of February signals the end of our winter (Term 2) Athletics. Over the past two weeks, all four of our Junior School teams have concluded their seasons with an ISEA event. The first two weeks of March and the activities of Spring Break give our students and teachers, our athletes and coaches, a chance to catch their breath before we make a push towards the end of the school year. Following Spring Break, we move into Track & Field and the always exciting Ultimate season. Go Tigers Go!

JUNIOR SCHOOL SWIM TEAM
After many early morning practices, the team finally arrived at the ISEA Swimming Championships. The team was very excited and once again performed admirably with many of our relay teams finishing in the top 3! As well, we had several girls finish with enough points to be ranked in the overall top 10 in their grade level. Congratulations to Ryan and Shyloh (Grade 3), Lauren (Grade 4), Angela (Grade 5), and Madeleine (Grade 6). Between the excellent relays and the fine individual performances, York House was able to finish the meet as the third ranked team on the girls’ side of the competition (Grades 3 – 7). Way to go girls!!!

Of course, none of this is possible without the guidance of our outstanding coaches. We must say a big THANK YOU to Charmalee Kirk, Vicky Rhodes, Christine Lee (‘16), and Cody Harvey. As well, we have a great tradition of having current Senior School students join the coaching ranks, so we must also thank Sophia (Grade 10), Victoria  (Grade 10), Devon (Grade 9) and Kaitlin (Grade 8).

JUNIOR SCHOOL BASKETBALL
The Grade 5 and 6 Basketball teams wrapped up their seasons at their respective ISEA Basketball Playdays. On February 15th, Mulgrave played host to 23 Grade 5 teams from 12 different schools, while the Grade 6 Playday took place at the Richmond Olympic Oval where 14 teams participated from 10 different schools. As always, participation at YHS was strong. In fact, the Tigers were able to once again put multiple teams on the courts at both playdays. All of our coaches reported that the Tigers played with determination and enthusiasm, and the level of improvement was notable. Congratulations to all of the girls.

When the girls move to up to Grade 7, there is a noticeable jump in competition as the ISEA format shifts from a playday to a tournament. This year, our team travelled to Meadowridge School to play in the ISEA Tournament on February 21st. We competed in two thrilling games, the first of which went in to double overtime! Although they had a couple of chances to win both games, the Tigers came up a touch short on the scoreboard. This year’s Grade 7s had a lot of fun and were a lot of fun to coach. They were game to play anyone and they brought an unwavering energy that was always accompanied by huge smiles, no matter what the score or outcome of the game. Thank you, girls!

Congratulations to all of our players and coaches for another successful basketball season. A special thank you to our dedicated coaches:

  • Mrs. Kanavos and Ms. Bird, and Kristen (Grade 12) – Grade 5 Team
  • Mr. Camp, Mr. Bester, and Maya (Grade 10) – Grade 6 Team
  • Ms. Garcia and Mr. Jackson – Grade 7 Team
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