Junior Tigers Update: November 8, 2018

Tigers Win! Tigers Win! Tigers Win!

On Thursday, October 25th, our Junior School Cross-Country Tigers participated in the ISEA Cross-Country Running Championships and they brought home the Girls Team Championship! Not since 2005 have the Tigers won the ISEA Championships, so a big congratulations goes to all of our coaches and athletes!

Final grade level results:

  • Grade 3 – 3rd (57 points)
  • Grade 4 – 1st (31 points)
  • Grade 5 – 2nd (26 points)
  • Grade 6 – 1st (29 points)
  • Grade 7 – 2nd (29 points)
  • Final girls’ team scores: York House – 1st (172 points), West Point Grey (WPGA) – 2nd (195 points), Crofton House (CHS) – 3rd (272 points)

Our Grade 6 Volleyball team travelled to the Richmond Olympic Oval for the ISEA Playday on November 2. Coaches Miss Murray and Ms. Romako split the girls in to three teams for the day. Thanks to Mr. Camp who joined the team for the day of fun! The girls came back to YHS reporting how much fun they had at the Playday. Our coaches were quite impressed with the level of improvement and they are looking forward to seeing our Grade 6 continue to play next year. A big thank you to our awesome coaches for their time and to our players for their dedication towards improving and having fun!

Both of our Grade 7 teams participated in their respective ISEA Tournaments on November 2nd. Both teams had great days, and demonstrated that Tigers really can bring their best when the big moment arrives.

The B team had a great tournament. It started with a challenge match against Southridge on October 30th. The winner of the match won the right to move on to the tournament, and with their season on the line, the Tigers roared! Feeling a huge boost of confidence, the Tigers charged in to the tournament and played their best volleyball of the season winning two matches and losing two matches to finish in 5th place. Well done girls!

The A team arrived at their tournament with a big target on their backs as the number 1 seed, and the clear-cut team to beat. The team got off to a great start, but suffered a bit of a set back in their second match. Rival team WPGA got the best of our girls. Fortunately, the triple knock-out format allowed the team to shake off their slow start and refocus. It was not long before the Tigers got to win their coveted rematch with WPGA, and move to the finals. In the finals the Tigers met a game, but the Mulgrave team that at the end of the day was no match for York House. The Tigers won the tournament and claimed the title of ISEA Champions. Congrats to our coaches and players for a great season.

Grade 7 basketball selections are underway and the first games of the season are just around the corner. Grade 5 (Mon/Wed) and Grade 6 (Tues/Thur) basketball teams begin practice next week, following the Remembrance Day long weekend. Go Tigers!

Our Junior School Swim Team has their first practice on November 19th at Saint George’s School (6:30 am). We are looking forward to another excellent season of swimming.