Junior Tigers Update: February 16, 2023

The Grade 5 basketball team participated in the ISEA Basketball Playdays on St. Valentine’s day this week. With 31 students from YHS, the Tigers were well represented in both quantity and quality. To maximize everyone’s time on the court, our coaches divided the students into four teams. Each team played 4-5 games, and there were plenty of tired Tigers by the end of the day. Some games were won, some games were lost, but more importantly, the Tigers gained a lot of basketball experience that will serve them well next year in Grade 6. Congratulations to Mulgrave School for hosting such a big event (226 students, 30 coaches). Finally, a huge THANK YOU to Ms. Kanavos and Ms. Anthony for their time and expertise in leading the team. 

The Grade 6 basketball team participated in the ISEA Playday on Wednesday, February 15 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The Tigers were very excited to play multiple games in one day. Although there are only 14 players in this group, they are very keen and, no surprise, pretty good at basketball. It has been a pleasure watching this team work hard on their fundamental skills and team play. Congratulations on an excellent season and of course, a big THANK YOU to Mr. Bester for his continued leadership and coaching acumen. 

Both Grade 7 teams had a good week of practice and are looking forward to their ISEA Tournaments next week.

The Swim Team will be participating in the ISEA Swimming Championships on Thursday, February 16. The team is a top contender for the title of Girls’ Team Champion, but results will not be finalized until later in the week. We look forward to bringing you some great results next week.

We are very pleased to let you know that three different groups will be organizing and operating their sessions out of the YHS facilities. As these programs will take place on our campus, YHS students will have an advanced opportunity to enroll. These programs will take place during Term 3, and begin after Spring Break. If you are interested in securing a spot we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. Please log in to myYHS for registration links for these opportunities.

Split Second Basketball:

    • Grades 4 – 6, Fridays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
    • Grades 7 – 9, Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Smash Volleyball:

    • Grades 4 – 5, Session 1: Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm [SESSION IS NOW FULL]
    • Grades 4-5, Session 2: Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 pm [SESSION IS NOW OPEN]
    • Grades 6 – 7, Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Polar Bears Field Hockey:

    • Grades 3 – 5, Fridays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
    • Grades 6 – 7, Fridays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Senior Tigers Update: February 16, 2023

Congratulations to all of our Skiers and Snowboarders on a terrific season. YHS dominated our league races and this past Friday, at the VS2S South Zone Championships, the Tigers owned the podium.

Our snowboarders won gold, silver and bronze with Lyra winning gold while Dylan and Ruby took silver and bronze. All four snowboarders have qualified for the BCs. Congrats to Lyra, Macey, Dylan, and Ruby.

Our Skiers also owned the podium placing 1st – 5th. Nicole edged our Maddie to win gold, Maddie took home silver and Sarah took bronze. All three qualified for the BCs along with Alexa, Isabelle, and Ruby.

Thank you coaches Mr. Lum and Ms. Matthews and to the entire Team.

The Grade 8s wrapped up their great season today with a hard-fought 56-44 loss to St. Pat’s in the LMISSAA semi-final. St. Pat’s was the undefeated #1 team all season but our Tigers improved all year, played great, and almost pulled off the most incredible upset. Our Tigers stayed close the entire first half and led 23-22 at half-time. St. Pat’s couldn’t stop Jamie or handle our defense. YHS led by three points in the third quarter. The game remained close in the fourth quarter and with just 3:45 left, YHS trailed 41-40 then 44-42. St. Pat’s has one very good player who was just too much in the final minutes making two 3-point shots and giving St. Pat’s a nine-point lead that was too much.

It was such an exciting and fun game to watch which was evident by the standing ovation they received from parents following the game. This Team was a pleasure to coach. They are fun, hard-working, committed, and have improved so much.