Senior Tigers Update: February 17, 2022

TIGERS BASKETBALL UPDATE

SENIOR TIGERS WIN LMISSGBA LEAGUE & PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Senior Tigers finished the regular season undefeated to claim the LMISSGBA League Championship trophy, our first League title since 2013. This week in playoffs, our Tigers easily defeated Crofton House 67-30 in the semi-final, then defeated BC’s #4 ranked team, Notre Dame 69-50 in the final to claim our second consecutive LMISSGBA Playoff Championship. Of course, the last season was 2019-20 when YHS went on to take bronze medals at BCs.

The 2020-21 season was erased due to COVID-19 but would have been a season where YHS would have been favoured to win a BC Championship. The Senior Tigers are currently ranked #2 in BC. Next week, YHS will battle Mulgrave and their young guns in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Championship game. This promises to be a good game as it pits the #2 and #3 ranked teams in BC. Mulgrave is a young team led by star Eva, Grade 10. Our Tigers are an experienced group with eight Grade 12s who are wrapping up their final season as Tigers. The graduating Tigers were honoured Wednesday night. These girls have had a highly successful career winning provincials in Grade 8, placing 9th at Junior BCs, then winning bronze at AA BCs in 2020. Our Grade 12s include Annika, Avery, Finley, Kasey, Mila, Rain, Sam, and Sophie.

JUNIOR TIGERS ADVANCE TO ZONES:
Congratulations to our Junior (Grade 9-10) Tigers Basketball Team who played one of the most exciting playoff games in recent memory, defeating Crofton House 49-47 in our LMISSAA quarter-final game. YHS went on to face a very tough LFA team in the semi-final. LFA is ranked among the top 10 teams in BC and YHS was no match for the Angels. However, as a result of our third-place result in the league, the Tigers advanced to the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone Championships, hosted by LFA this week. Good luck to our Tigers and congratulations on an excellent season.

GRADE 8 TIGERS BUSY WEEK IN PLAYOFFS & ISA CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Our Grade 8 Tigers finished in third place in our LMISSAA league and hosted playoff games this week. On Tuesday, YHS defeated St. Pat’s in the quarter-finals to earn a spot in the league semi-final vs a very tough Notre Dame team. Next week, our Grade 8 Tigers will compete at ISA Championships, hosted by Collingwood in West Vancouver. Good luck to our Tigers and congratulations on a great season.

TIGERS SKIERS CLAIM ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP
On Friday, our Skiers dominated the slopes at the Vancouver Sea to Sky South Zone Race! The Tigers took home the zone title with a great performance. They have qualified for the Provincial Championships, February 27-March 2 in Golden, BC. YHS ranks as one of the top teams in BC.

  • York House skiers finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th place!
  • Tigers placed seven of the top 10 skiers and 11 of the top 25 skiers!
  • Congratulations to Nicole, Maddie, Laura, Alexa, Isabelle, Smera, and Amanda for their top 10 placing at zones. Nicole beat all the boys except for one.
  • York House snowboarders also had a great performance at Zones, placing 2nd, 3rd, 4th place.

York House travels to Golden, BC on February 27 to compete at the BC Championships where they have a shot at winning a championship. This is a young, talented and exciting team. Good luck!

Junior Tigers Update: February 17, 2022

BASKETBALL
The past several weeks have seen our JS basketball teams in action multiple times. The Grades 7A team played against Mulgrave (W), CHS (L), Southpointe (L) and Collingwood (L). The team is defensively very strong, and as our offensive skills continue to grow, the group of players will be very difficult to play against. The Grade 7B team has enjoyed quite a bit of success on the hardwood. They also played Mulgrave (W), CHS (L), and Collingwood (W). This team is quite fast and athletic and they attack the hoop very well. Both teams are fun to watch as they play with a lot of enthusiasm. Both teams played their final game of the season yesterday at Southridge, and they will be finishing their season early next week with an intra-squad Basketball Survivor session. 

Our Grade 6 and Grade 5 teams have both hosted games and participated in away games. The teams are learning the basic rules and putting into practice the nuances of basketball. At times, developmentally basketball can be frustrating with offensive skills lagging behind defensive skills. Yet, both teams have posted several wins, and we are looking forward to their continued development. Grade 5 and Grade 6 basketball teams will wrap up their seasons this week with an end-of-season event during their final practice.  

SWIM TEAM
The Swim Team continued to churn out laps for the past month, and they wrapped up their season this week. Although it was a shame we could not arrange for an official swim meet, our coaches have done very well to provide the team with a season-ending intra-squad meet. The time trials began last week and finished up yesterday. Despite the lack of competition, the team had a very successful season due, in large part, to our outstanding coaches. The team of coaches is led by Christine Lee (‘16) and Alex Kouzas. Between the two there is over 20 years of coaching experience. They also do very well to incorporate and develop our Senior School student coaches. Thank you, Miss Alex and all of our student coaches (Janice T., Sienna S. Tristan Y., Madeleine W., Ruby F., Lauren C., and Samantha H.) for a tremendous season.

SWIM COACH – CHRISTINE LEE ‘16
Unfortunately for our young swimmers and our program, this looks to be Christine’s final year with us. After joining our Junior School Team as a Grade 3 (way back in 2006), she never left. Now, after 16 years, she is moving on to a new job and new challenges. We will greatly miss her passion for swimming and the YHS program. She was an amazing supporter of our young athletes. A huge thank you to Christine for all that she has given to YHS! We wish her nothing but the best as she continues her journey.