Basketball Season Preview – Sr Tigers News

November 29 marks the official start of the 2010-11 basketball season. It promises to be another exciting year for Tigers Basketball.

The Senior Tigers begin the year ranked AA #1 in BC and hope to defend their Provincial Championship. The team is young, having graduated 7 players in 2010, the Tigers have no current grade 12’s and are led by a very strong group of grade 11’s. The addition of three grade 10’s give this team the needed depth to continue to play the uptempo game that is what your expect from the Tigers. New uniforms are a highlight and the introduction of a 3rd jersey which is sure to turn some heads. Watch for Tigers results here online and in the local media as the Tigers play in many high profile events during the year. The HSBC tournament is December 7-9-10-11 and our 13th annual 26th St. Tournament will be Feb 3-4-5, 2011.

Dec 2-3-4 Sr. Tigers Take Down AAA Champs at Byrne Creek Tournament

The Sr. Tigers start the season with 4 wins at Byrne Creek winning the 16 team tournament with a hard fought 69-60 win over AAA#4 Argyle in the final. In the semi-final, York House faced defending AAA Champions Handsworth. While YHS was down early, they made adjustments and took over the game in the second have beating Handsworth 66-58. In earlier games, the Tigers opened with an 88-19 win over Nanaimo and 66-28 win over Elgin Park. Grade 11 standout, Alisha was named MVP.

The Tigers home opener will be game 1 of the HSBC event, Dec. 7, 2:30 at YHS as the Tigers take on West Van.

The Jr. Tigers are very young and will focus on development this season as will our Bantam Team (gr. 8) who have great potential. Our Gr. 7 Team is likely our strongest ever and with the coaching we have at all levels, the Tiger tradition of excellence is sure to continue.

2010 Provincial Champions

BC Swim Team Champions 2010-2011Congratulations to our Senior Swim Team as they accomplish what no YHS swim team has ever done, win the BCSS Provincial Championships.

Head Coach, Scott Abt, along with Assistant Coach Abbie Au ’07, led a team of 17 swimmers from grade 8-12 to Nanaimo, BC on Nov. 19-20. The YHS Swim Team consists of 29 members but these 17 girls qualified for the BC Championships. Knowing we were a top 5 team, the Tigers had some pressure on them to perform. They also had to deal with very strong competition from much larger schools such as Claremont, Mount Douglas, Oak Bay, Elgin park and Earl Marriott.

The scoring was close all day Saturday until the final 2 relays where the Tigers psuhed their point total to 308 and won the title convincingly 308-265 over Victoria’s Claremont. In the overall catagory, the Tigers placed 6th overall agasint schools that scored girls and boys points.

The Tigers were led by grade 12 standout, Laura. Laura won the gold medal in the 100m Free and led 3 relay teams to strong performances adding a silver and bronze medal to her haul. All 17 girls scored points in the win. It was a complete team effort.

Congratulations to all the girls and their coaches. This is YHS’s 10th BCSS Provincial Championship banner since 1999. This is a remarkable accomplishment for a school our size. YHS has two BCSS Championships in Alpine Skiing and seven in AA Basketball. This year, our Ski Team and Basketball teams will be in the running for their respective titles. Of course, we have also won Ultimate BC Championships but ultimate is not a sport sanctioned by BCSS and they do not oversee ultimate provincial championships.