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!

Senior Tigers Update: January 20, 2022

SKIERS DOMINATE THE SLOPES
Our YHS Ski and Snowboard Team have started their 2022 season with a dominant performance at Whistler-Blackcomb. On January 13, five Tigers skiers and one snowboarder were among 35 race competitors from various Vancouver schools that include West Point Grey, Point Grey Secondary, Kitsilano, and YHS. Our Tigers finished in the top four and placed five skiers in the top 10. Grade 9 standout, Nicole led the way with a first place finish, followed closely by Grade 10 star Maddie. This talented team also has some new Grade 8 stars as Alexa placed third and Isabelle placed 4th. In Grade 9, Kate placed 10th. Our next race is scheduled for January 21. We are hopeful that the Zone Championships and BC Championships take place in February and March. The Tigers will be competing for another BC title this season and for years to come with this young talent.

The Ski and Snowboard Team started in 2006-07. They won a BC Championship in that first year and eight provincial championships in the years since. Over the past few seasons, our skiers and snowboarders have been coached and supported by Mr. Lum and Ms. Jan Matthews. Along with the success in competition, this team has been fun and provided community-building opportunities that have brought many YHS ski families together. Many YHS ski parents have worked hard and given time and energy to support our student athletes. Thank you to the new generation of ski parents who supported the skiers this past week and to Ms. P. Wardle for the great photos below.