Senior Tigers Update: January 20, 2022

SKIERS DOMINATE THE SLOPES
Our YHS Ski and Snowboard Team have started their 2022 season with a dominant performance at Whistler-Blackcomb. On January 13, five Tigers skiers and one snowboarder were among 35 race competitors from various Vancouver schools that include West Point Grey, Point Grey Secondary, Kitsilano, and YHS. Our Tigers finished in the top four and placed five skiers in the top 10. Grade 9 standout, Nicole led the way with a first place finish, followed closely by Grade 10 star Maddie. This talented team also has some new Grade 8 stars as Alexa placed third and Isabelle placed 4th. In Grade 9, Kate placed 10th. Our next race is scheduled for January 21. We are hopeful that the Zone Championships and BC Championships take place in February and March. The Tigers will be competing for another BC title this season and for years to come with this young talent.

The Ski and Snowboard Team started in 2006-07. They won a BC Championship in that first year and eight provincial championships in the years since. Over the past few seasons, our skiers and snowboarders have been coached and supported by Mr. Lum and Ms. Jan Matthews. Along with the success in competition, this team has been fun and provided community-building opportunities that have brought many YHS ski families together. Many YHS ski parents have worked hard and given time and energy to support our student athletes. Thank you to the new generation of ski parents who supported the skiers this past week and to Ms. P. Wardle for the great photos below.

 

 

Senior Tigers Update: January 13, 2022

YHS ATHLETICS COVID-19 UPDATE
New rules have been introduced for athletics as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases in BC. All rules and regulations around school athletics are set by the ministries of Health, Education, and by BC School Sports.

KEY POINTS:

  • Team practices and training can continue as usual. This includes basketball and our cross-country/track & field training sessions. Some extra safety precautions are in place. 
  • Basketball tournaments (events with three or more teams) have been cancelled for the month of January. 
  • We are hopeful that our Senior Basketball 26th Street Tournament, scheduled for Feb 4-5 at YHS, will be able to take place but we will keep you informed.
  • Junior Basketball ISAs have been cancelled but we are hopeful that they may get rescheduled for February.
  • Scheduled basketball league games will continue as scheduled (limited to two teams).
  • Scheduled meets for our Ski & Snowboard Team can continue with safety precautions that minimize risk (fewer schools, physical distancing, etc)
  • No spectators are allowed at indoor venues. All schools are not allowed to accommodate spectators but we will do what we can to livestream games.

Our YHS Athletics online calendar has been updated.