Senior Tigers Update: January 11, 2018

BASKETBALL UPDATE
Our Senior Tigers are off to a solid start with convincing wins over St. Pat’s 63-30, and Crofton House 71-27, as well as losses to provincially ranked teams, Little Flower Academy, and St. Thomas More. The Tigers are competing at Sir Winston Churchill Bulldog Tournament (January 10-11-12) and at the VGBA Tournament, hosted at Langara College (January 25-26-27). More information can be found at vgba.ca.

Our Junior Tigers (Gr. 9-10) are working and competing hard but are faced with a very strong Junior League this year as several independent teams in our league are provincially ranked and, many of our Gr. 10 (and one Gr. 9) students are already playing for our Senior Team. The Junior Tigers will be playing at the ISAs at YHS on January 19 & 20 and in the VGBA Tournament, hosted at Langara College January 25-26-27. More information can be found at vgba.ca.

Our Grade 8 Tigers are undefeated in league play with impressive wins over St. Pat’s 55-28, Crofton House 43-29, Little Flower, and St. Thomas More 45-18. The Gr. 8 Team will be competing at Seycove Secondary on January 20 and will be competing against Junior level teams at the Junior ISAs hosted by YHS on January 19 & 20.

SKI & SNOWBOARD UPDATE
The YHS ski and snowboard season is underway with races at Whistler-Blackcomb. Our team has posted excellent results in our first league meet in December. The Tigers placed 6 out of the first 10 finishers with Rosie (Gr. 11) placing 2nd, Olivia (Gr. 11) 4th, and Laura (Gr. 8) placing 7th.

Upcoming races at Whistler-Blackcomb are January 13, 19, and 25. If you are at Whistler those days, please come out to support the Tigers. Racings starts at either 10:00 am or 11:00 am on the GMC Course (Cougar Milk Run).

TIGERS ON INSTAGRAM
Our amazing Athletics Heads for the 2017-18 year, Mira, Hanna, and Jadyn, are managing an athletics Instagram account to highlight our teams and athletes. All of you on Instagram, check it out and follow @athleticsyhs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gr 8 Tigers & Jr. (Gr 9-10) Tigers Basketball :
January 19-20: York House hosts the Junior (Gr. 9-10) Girl’s ISA tournament

Junior & Senior Tigers Basketball:
January 25-26-27 at the VGBA Tournament, hosted at Langara College Jan 25-26-27.  More information can be found at vgba.ca

Senior Tigers Basketball:
YHS hosts the 20th annual 26th St. Tournament / Big Kahuna Cup on February 2-3 at YHS.

Ski & Snowboard Races:
January 13, 19, and 25
February 5

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Senior Tigers Update: December 7, 2017

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SR. VOLLEYBALL TEAM PLACES 5th at AA BC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to our Sr. Tigers Volleyball Team, who on December 2, beat C. Fulton Secondary and then West Point Grey Academy to finish fifth at the AA BC Championships in Vanderhoof.

Over the three days, the Tigers went six wins and just one loss. The one loss was to rival St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) who beat the Tigers Friday night in a close quarterfinal game (3-2 with a score of 19-17 in the fifth and final set). STMC went on to finish second. Congratulations to Hanna, Gr. 11, who was named a Tournament All-Star.

The BCs end an incredible season for this team. The girls placed second at the Western Canadian independent Schools Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, placed second in our Lower Mainland Independent School Athletic Association (LMISSA) league, and won the AA Lower Mainland Championships.

Congratulations are well deserved for these girls and their coaches (Mike Lodewyks and Noble Kelly) who took this team so far. In my 25 years at YHS, no team has come this far together as a team, improved this much, played this well, and exceeded preseason expectations like this group has.

A special thank you and congratulations to graduating seniors, Gabby and Madi, whose play on the court and leadership was so important to this team’s success.

BASKETBALL SEASON TIPS OFF

Sr. Tigers Basketball Update:
The Senior Tigers started their season with a win over Vancouver’s Churchill Secondary on November 28. December 1-2, our Sr. Basketball Team traveled to Victoria’s St. Michael’s University School (SMUS) for the annual ISA Championship Tournament. The Tigers were without a couple of key players due to volleyball BCs but played well defeating Glenlyon Norfolk easily in game one. In the semifinal, they lost to the host, SMUS, and then lost a tough match to Collingwood.

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Gr. 8 Tigers Basketball Update:
The Grade 8 Tigers started the season at a tournament at Douglas College where they placed second. YHS easily won their first two games and played 3D Basketball, a club team, in the final. It was a great game and the 3D club team won by 5 points. YHS was clearly the strongest school team in the tournament!

David Prissinotti
Senior Athletics Director

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