Junior Tigers Update: October 24, 2019

The Grade 7A team participated in the Southridge Storm Invitational tournament this past week. This tournament is a unique opportunity as it is a volleyball tournament and not a Tripleball tournament. The game of game format gave our girls a glimpse of what volleyball looks like in Grade 8. The team played very well, finishing first in their pool, and then advancing to the semi-final, when they lost a very tight match to Crofton House. The team is very much looking forward to the ISEA Tournament on November 4. All the best to our Tigers!

Our Grade 7B participated in their final league match this week. They lost to a tough Stratford Hall team, and have finished fifth in their division. Clearly, the Tigers are playing in the stronger division, having recently beaten the top team in the other division. Next up is the ISEA Tournament on November 4. This tournament will be played at YHS, and the Tigers are very much looking to take advantage of playing on their home court. Good luck Tigers! 

Our Grade 6 team wrapped up their season with the ISEA Playday on October 18. The team travelled to the Harry Jerome Sports Centre for the big event. Our girls won several games, lost a few, and had a great time. It was great to have so many girls participating and we owe a big thank you to our coaches Mrs. Kanavos and Mr. Alguire. 

This week, our Grade 5 team took that short ride over to St. John’s School to play in the ISEA Grade 5 Volleyball Playday on October 22. The girls have improved tremendously and have grasped the concepts associated with playing great volleyball. Thanks to all of the girls who came out and participated, and a BIG THANKS to our coaches Mrs. Zimmer and Ms. Anthony.

The Cross-Country Tigers roared into the ISEA Cross-Country Championships on October 23. The Tigers took to the course with their sights clearly set on defending our title. Down at Jericho Beach, with a gentle breeze and the sun shining each Grade took their turn to rip around the course. Amazingly, each Grade finished in the top 3 overall leading us to a fantastic 2nd place finish. Congratulations to the Cross Country Running team on an amazing season. We are very proud of the girls’ efforts and results. We are also very proud of the fantastic spirit the team displayed each week, and it was evident once again at the ISEA Championships, as our team made a huge effort to cheer on the final runners from each team. Every one of our coaches is a difference-maker and we are very lucky to have such a great coaching staff. Thank you to Mrs. Ling, Ms. Abbott, Ms. Kingerlee, Ms. Pearkes, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Ryerson, Mrs. Waterhouse, and Ms. Sharpe. 

The Swim Team sign-up opens Thursday (October 24),  and will close on November 8th. Due to conflicts with the St. George’s School pool, we have adjusted our practice schedule slightly. 

Please see below:
Monday 6:30 – 7:30 am:  Grades 3 – 4
Monday 3:15 – 5:30 pm:  Grades 5 – 7 (will be bussed to SGS)
Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 am:  Grades 3 – 7

The first practices will be held on November 18.

Sign-up for Basketball opens Thursday (October 24). Basketball practices will begin following the Remembrance Day holiday. The schedule for each team is below:

Grade 5: Monday/Wednesday 7:20 – 8:20 am
Grade 6: Tuesday/Thursday 7:20 – 8:20 am
Grade 7A: Tuesday 3:15 – 4:45 pm and Friday 7:20 – 8:20 am

*Grade 7B There is not enough student interest to organize a 7B team.