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!

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).

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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Senior Tigers Update: February 22, 2018

Our Grade 8 Tigers completed their undefeated league season on February 15, with a hard-fought 37-23 win over Notre Dame in the LMISSGBA final game. Notre Dame (ND) is a tough, athletic team who competed hard. The game was close for most of the first half with YHS holding an 18-13 lead. The Tigers took control in the second half outscoring ND 19-10 en route to a 37-23 win. YHS was led by Finley with 15 points and Avery with 11 points. York House qualifies for the 2018 Grade 8 BC Championships, March 1-3. The last time YHS won our LMISSGBA league title and attended the BC Championships was 2014, when our current Grade 12 class placed a YHS best ever 4th in BC.

The Grade 8 Tigers followed up their league title by demolishing the competition at the ISAs on the weekend. YHS played a strong and aggressive Mulgrave Team in the final. The game was relatively close but the Tigers played a great, composed second half and put the Titans away with a convincing 56-22 win! These Tigers get to add a gold ISA medal to the bronze ISA medal they won at Junior ISAs.

This is an off week for our skiers and snowboarders. A perfect break to get inspired by watching the Olympics as they prepare for the 2018 BC Alpine Championships, March 5-6-7 at Sun Peaks Resort.

The Senior Tigers season ended at the AA Lower Mainland Championships. The Tigers opened the tournament with a solid win over Collingwood. They then lost a hard fought game to the #1 seed Britannia. YHS then had to play Little Flower Academy (LFA) in a must-win game. Up 52-51 early in the 4th, the undersized Tigers couldn’t stop LFA’s 6’1 post and lost 69-60. A strong season overall for our girls but they came just a couple wins short of qualifying for the BCs. Special congrats to our graduating seniors, Kyra, Kristen, and Maggie.

The spring season is very busy at York House with many opportunities for students. Try-out dates and information have been distributed to students.

Junior Team (Gr. 8-10)
Senior Team (Gr. 8-10)

Junior Teams (Gr. 8-10)
Senior Teams (Gr. 10-12)

Track & Field (Gr. 8-12)

Badminton (Gr. 8-12)

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