Junior Tigers Update: October 21, 2021


ISEA Cross Country Running Champions!
On Tuesday, October 19, our Tigers participated in the ISEA Championships. There were 13 ISABC schools, and 746 athletes, from across the Lower Mainland competing in this annual multi-grade championship meet. 

During the meet, there are actually 10 separate races as runners compete within their grade level and gender. Their results are combined to make a grade-level score. Each Tiger ran their very best, and York House was able to finish in the top three of each grade level. The Tigers finished:

  • 3rd in Grade 3
  • 1st in Grade 4
  • 3rd in Grade 5
  • 3rd in Grade 6
  • 1st in Grade 7

Grade level scores are then added together and go towards the overall Championship. As you can tell by our grade level scores, we were doing very well. Very well, indeed! In third place, with 247 points was Crofton House. In second place, with 234 points was WPGA. And… In first place, with 226 points…the YORK HOUSE TIGERS!!!

Congratulations and thank you to our Grade 7s who have now finished their final year of Cross-Country in the Junior School. Well Done to Lily, Jaime, Chloe, Samar, Ryan, Savannah, and Jane.

Finally, we would also like to acknowledge the amazing coaching staff who kept our team of 80 athletes organized and motivated. Thank you to all of our Coaches: Ms. Young, Ms, Sharpe, Ms. Ling, Ms. Abbott, Ms. Krahn, Mme Simsilevich, Ms. McCallister, Ms. Ryerson, Ms. Pearkes, and Ms. Waterhouse.

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Time to get Suited! On Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, our fabulous coaches have arranged for Team Aquatic to come to York House School so that you can get fitted for a great suit and be ready to swim your fastest. Fittings will be scheduled on an individual basis, and you must complete the sign-up form in order to get a scheduled time. The fitting will take place in the Dance Studio. Log in to myYHS to book an appointment.

Team swimsuits are not mandatory. The estimated cost of the swimsuit is $62.

The volleyball season is winding down, but we still have a week or so to go. The Grade 6 team played their final game of the season this past week, and are looking forward to their intra-squad tournament on October 26. Our Grade 5 team has one more set of games on October 28 at WPGA. The Grade 7 teams are playing an exhibition match against VTT, here at YHS, on Thursday, October 21. 

Senior Tigers Update: October 14, 2021

Congratulations to our Senior Volleyball Team who placed third among 28 teams at the recent Douglas College Tournament and followed that up with a 3-1 league win over Crofton House.

Congratulations to our Varsity Field Hockey Team who defeated Little Flower Academy and Crofton House 4-1 in league play and will compete at ISA Championships this weekend at Crofton House.

Congratulations to our Head Girl Sophie, who won the gold medal at the ISA Cross-Country Championship Meet last week. Sophie defeated all runners in the Senior Women’s race at Jericho.

Congrats to all our girls competing at various meets, games. This includes our cross-country Team runners and swimmers, and all our field hockey and volleyball players.

Tigers Junior Field Hockey Team played an exhibition game vs Kits Secondary
Tigers Junior Field Hockey Team played an exhibition game vs Kits Secondary

With the return of inter-school competition, many of the long-standing athletic topics and questions will again emerge. Ask About Athletics is an opportunity to understand the athletic landscape that impacts extracurricular sport at YHS.

Question: Does York House play in leagues with Vancouver public schools or only independent schools?
All independent schools in Vancouver are members of the Lower Mainland Independent School Athletic Association (LMISSAA). We play our league games against these schools only and compete for league championships here. All Vancouver public schools are members of the Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association (VSSAA) and compete within that association. All regions have their own athletic associations for league play. However, many invitational tournaments take place and coaches often arrange exhibition games that bring both public and independent schools from all over BC together for competition.

At the end of a season, the top teams from our LMISSAA league will advance to Zone Championship events. We are members of the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone which includes all LMISSAA, VSSAA, and North Shore (NSSSAA) teams. The top teams at these Zone Championship tournaments then qualify for BC Championships which include the top teams from all nine zones in BC.