The rugby squad has now been in Australia for four days and it has been quite a trip so far. The boys landed in Sydney and after a two-hour bus ride arrived on the Central Coast. After a quick lunch, the team hit the paddock for their first training session. While seeing the sun was a joyous occasion for the water-logged and snow-weary Vancouverites, the boys were not so keen about the temperature being ninety degrees.
The junior and senior rugby teams are in the last stages of preparation for their upcoming three-week tour of Australia. Since 1999, Collingwood has taken a squad 'Down Under' every second year. In those nine tour years, the team has come back and won five BC AA gold medals, one silver and two bronze. The correlation between touring and winning provincial championships is clearly very strong.
Last year, the Collingwood ski team came home with two provincial championship banners. This year they went one better and brought home all three as they won the boys', girls' and combined titles. Here is Coach Ramsden's report on this amazing feat:
Collingwood's powerhouse alpine team won two provincial banners last year. Last week at the North Shore Championships, they proved that they will once again be a contender for provincial glory as both the boys' and girls' ski teams won North Shore titles. Here is Coach Ramsden's report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team were in fine form this weekend as they won the ISA Championship. The Cavs used their rebounding dominance and highly effective pass-and-cut offence to take home the title. The boys' tournament was also being hosted by Collingwood. The boys avenged an opening game loss to West Point Grey with a resounding victory over them in the Consolation Final.
Three weeks ago, the Whistler Storm blew into town and sent the senior boys' basketball team into a brief downward spiral when they upset the Cavs on Collingwood's home court. This defeat was tough on both the boys and the coaching staff, but the team's strong finish to the regular season gave Coach Wong hope that the Cavs would be 'storm-busters' in the first round of the playoffs. The Cavs proved their coach right with an outstanding 75-62 victory over Whistler yesterday. Here is Coach Wong's report:
After a tough run throughout their tournament schedule and the start of regular season play, the senior boys' basketball team has finally found another gear and is starting to truly compete in games as Coach Wong always hoped they would. Their timing could not have been better as playoffs start this week. The Cavs will be fighting hard to defend their Howe Sound Championship starting on Wednesday. Here is a report from Coach Wong:
The senior girls' basketball team's goal this year was to qualify for the Lower Mainland AA Championships. Considering the strength of the North Shore AA competition, this was going to be no easy task. However, the Cavs made the long trip through snow, slush and rain yesterday to Seycove and reached their goal with a 62-48 win over Bodwell. Congratulations to Coach McLaughlin and the team. Here is Coach M's report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team roared out of the gate in the North Shore Championship game against Argyle, but the Pipers' swarming defence proved to be too much for them in the second half as they fell 38-31.
The senior girls' basketball team played some terrific basketball this weekend at the West Point Grey tournament. The team's 2nd place finish was a great result and will help them tremendously as they start their North Shore playoffs on Monday night at Seycove. Here is Coach McLaughlin's tournament report:
The Grade 10 boys' basketball team bounced back from a tough playoff loss on Wednesday to finish their season on a high note by winning the Archbishop Carney tournament this weekend. Coach Ditson had predicted that his team would finish the season with a flourish and he was correct. After playing so many tough games this year, the Cavs were battle-hardened and powered their way to the tournament victory. Here is Coach Yoon's tournament summary:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team defeated STA 26-24 yesterday to advance to the North Shore Final. The Cavs will now face a formidable opponent in Arygle who have been riding roughshod over all North Shore opposition this year. It will be a tough test for the Cavs, but coaches Lee and Morris will have the girls ready for Tuesday's tilt. Here is Coach Morris' game report:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team defeated Argyle yesterday in North Shore quarter-final action. Due to injuries and field hockey commitments, the team was down to six players. However, all six players were outstanding and the Cavs have now moved onto the semi-finals. Here is Coach Button's report:
Alexander Kerfoot graduated from Collingwood in 2012. During his years at Collingwood, he was known for his amazing academic and athletic prowess and the fact that he was such a terrific classmate. It seems nothing has changed as Xander is now demonstrating all the same characteristics at Havard University. Xander has performed so well on and off the ice that he has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, which is the most prestigious award in NCCA hockey. Xander has also been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. Here is a brief summary about the Hobey Baker Award and the press release from Havard on Xander's Senior CLASS nomination:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team steamrolled the Carson Gram Eagles 42-16 yesterday to win their North Shore quarter-final. Although the Cavs started slow, they were able to eventually overwhelm Carson through their superior teamwork and skill. Here is Coach Morris' game report:
The Grade 8-10 North Shore basketball playoffs start this week and Collingwood has five teams in action. Leading the way are the Grade 8 girls and the Grade 10 boys' and girls' teams. The Grade 8 girls finished the regular season in 1st place in the West Division. The Grade 10 squads finished 2nd in the West Division in their leagues. All three teams have had strong years so far. The Grade 10 girls just won the ISA Championship this past weekend. The Grade 10 boys won the silver medal in the same tournament. The Grade 8 girls are just coming off an impressive 3rd place finish in the Capilano University tournament two weeks ago.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has played inspired ball all year long. This weekend, the team brought its 'A game' to the ISA Championships. The Cavs went 3-0 against top-notch competition to win bring home the trophy. Here is a report from Coach Button:
The Grade 10 boys' basketball team exploded in the third quarter to defeat Handsworth 52-38 in an important North Shore league game. This big win assured the Cavs a home playoff game next Wednesday. Coach Ditson was thrilled with his team's second half performance. Here is his game report:
Collingwood said good-bye to four terrific basketball grads as the senior girls defeated Bodwell 65-54 last night. As usual all four seniors were a huge part of the team's victory. Although the Cavs made it difficult on themselves by missing some very easy shots, the win was assured when senior forward Nikki Sutton-MacGregor exploded for 13 of her game high 15 points in the 4th quarter.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has had an amazing six days. After being pressed into service as a last-minute replacement for a team in the Cav Classic, the squad put together three straight wins in the senior tournament. This was quite the feat, especially since star post-player, Kayleigh Garland, played with the senior team throughout the event. The Cavs followed this up with a huge win over local rival Handsworth tonight. Here is Coach Button's game report:
Maddie Connell and Natalie Dalton led the senior field hockey team to a gold and silver medal at the BC Championships over the past two years. Maddie and Nat are not only dominant at the high school level, they caught the eye of the national team selectors some time ago. Thus, it was no surprise that they were once again named to the Canadian Field Hockey Junior Development Squad this past week. Maddie was named to the Tier 1 squad and Nat is a key member of the Tier 2 group.
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has been in fine form in the new year. The squad has posted two league victories and played well this weekend in the Capilano University Tournament. Here is a report from Coach Morris:
For the first time in Collingwood history, the senior boys' and girls' basketball teams have combined to run a joint tournament. This meant that the teams were scheduled to play back-to-back. However, at the last minute a girls' team dropped out so the junior girls' team was pressed into action. Thus, the opening game featured the junior girls versus Crofton's senior team. If the junior team was intimidated, it did not show as they came away with an impressive overtime victory. The senior girls followed this up with a thrashing of West Van. Sadly, the boys could not make it a hat-trick of victories as they fell to Carson Graham.
The senior girls' basketball team defeated the West Van Highlanders 52-23 last night to sweep the season series against their local rival. The Cavs seem to be humming along very nicely since their return from Europe. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report:
The Grade 10 boys' basketball team lived up to their #2 ranking in the ISA's as they won their first three games of the tournament before falling to a powerhouse St. George's squad. The Cavs were full value for their silver medal as they pushed Saints hard in the first half. Coach Ditson will lament the defensive breakdowns that allowed Saints to hit three key 3-pointers in the third quarter to blow the game open, but he was nevertheless proud of his team's fine play throughout the tournament. Here is Coach Yoon's summary of the tournament:
The senior girls' basketball team returned from Europe on Sunday night. After an amazing trip involving lots of games, practices and sightseeing, the Cavs were ready to test themselves back in Canada. Obviously, all their hard work in Europe has paid off as they defeated the Sentinel Spartans 45-21. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report:
The JV and Varsity Cavaliers recently returned from their Washington and Oregon Tour (January 3rd to 7th). The coaches were elated with camaraderie and chemistry the teams developed on the trip. Over the course of five days, the teams were in training camp for four practices, wrapping up the tour with games against Banks High School.
The senior girls' basketball team is now in Denmark. They have now been to Germany, Sweden and Denmark on their epic tour of Europe. Coach McLaughlin sends in this report on their two days in Nyborg and Copenhagen:
The senior girls' basketball team has been playing in one of Europe's largest tournaments in Lund, Sweden. Coach McLaughlin summarizes Day 2 and 3 of the tournament in this report:
The senior girls' basketball team has moved from Germany to Sweden and are now preparing for their first game. Here is another post from Coach McLaughlin:
When Coach McLaughlin took over the senior girls' basketball program she immediately began to look for a way of enhancing the experience for her team. Using the contacts she established while playing pro basketball in Germany, Coach McLaughlin began the tradition of the senior girls travelling to Europe over the Christmas holidays. This trip combines high-level basketball and a chance to visit multiple countries in Northern Europe. Collingwood kicked off their third European tour with a stop in Germany. Here is a summary of the first few days from Coach M:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball season is off to a great start. With a tournament, two exhibitions and two regular season games we have been doing a lot of practicing, playing and learning. With a roster of 20 girls, there is a lot of excitement and fun on this team.
The Grade 10 boys' basketball team has a very busy week. They have already played two West Van rivals and will be travelling today to Burnaby South for a three-day tournament. In local action, the Cavs easily defeated Rockridge on Monday, but fell yesterday to a very strong West Van High team. Here is a report from Coach Yoon:
It might be cold outside, but the senior girls' basketball team was red-hot on Monday night as they defeated local rival West Van 48-26. The Highlanders could not match the Cavs' skill or intensity. Coach McLaughlin was happy with the big win, especially since it is the team's last game before they depart on their European trip. Here is her report:
When you have the best gym on the North Shore, it's no surprise that you're asked to host the finals of the pre-eminent basketball tournament on the shore. Thus, Collingwood's McCord Gym was the site of both the boys' and girls' championship games in the "No Regrets" Tournament yesterday. Special thanks to Mr. Shirkoff, and Mr. Zweep and his hard-working maintenance crew who made sure the school was open after Friday's snow day.
Coach Wong is one of the most upbeat, positive coaches that anyone will come across in the BC Basketball scene. So when he is clearly frustrated by his team's performance, then you know that his squad has not come to play. Sadly, this was the case yesterday in the first round of the No Regrets Tournament as Collingwood fell 69-39 to Charles Hayes from Prince Rupert.
Maegan Beres has already had an unbelievably exciting year. She was an assistant captain of BC's U-18 team that won a bronze at the national championships. She also signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Boston College next year. However, this latest piece of news is undoubtedly the best. Maegan is off to the World Championships in the Czech Republic with Canada's U-18 Women's Team. Here is the press release from Hockey Canada:
The senior boys' basketball team travelled to Brentwood College on the weekend for the ISA Championships. Due to a number of factors the tournament ended up being a four-team affair that included:
Collingwood - 2016 BC AA Champions
SMUS - 2016 BC AA Finalists
Southridge - 2016 BC AAA Champions
Brentwood - 2016 BC Junior Champions
Thus, it was an incredibly tough tournament for the Cavs, especially as they have no returning starters from last year's powerhouse squad. Despite three straight losses, Coach Wong came away with a very optimistic view of the weekend as his team gained a great deal of valuable experience playing some of the best teams in the province. Here is his report:
The Grade 10 boys defeated New West in the final of the Cav Classic on Saturday afternoon. This was a tremendous victory for the team. Coach Ditson was justifiably elated after the game. His young team has suffered through some early season injury troubles, but instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they have battled on and seen multiple players step up to help secure wins. Here is Coach Yoon's game report:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team battled hard but fell to the Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the Grade 10 Girls Cav Classic Final on Saturday. Collingwood faced a formidable opponent in Bateman as the Timberwolves won the Grade 9 BC Championship last year. In the same event, the Cavs finished 10th. Thus, it seemed like Collingwood was in for a very tough afternoon, especially since star forward Kayleigh Garland was away on senior team duty.
Both the Grade 10 Boys and Girls' teams have fought their way into the Championship Game in the Cav Classic. This is the first time that Collingwood has hosted a co-ed tournament at the Grade 10 level. So far the tournament has been a huge success and has attracted quality teams from the North Shore, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and the Okanagan.
The senior girls' basketball team has stormed to a 2-0 record this season. On Wednesday night, the Cavs defeated the Mission Roadrunners. Here is Coach McLaughlin's report:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team got their season off to a solid start win a one-sided victory over Chatelech. Sadly, the Eagles were not nearly as good as they usually are and the Cavs ran away with the game and were not really challenged at all. Here is Coach Button's report:
After winning the BC AA Championships last year, Coach Andy Wong finds himself with a young and inexperienced team to start this season. However, Coach Wong is renowned for his calm demeanour and ability to get the most out of players. Yesterday in the home opener, Coach Wong proved once again that his coaching wizardry will go a long way in taking the Cavs to another successful season. Here is his game report:
The senior girls' basketball team was so keen to have a game on the opening night of basketball season that they were willing to travel all the way to Richmond to get an exhibition game. Here is the game report from Coach McLaughlin:
The swim team competed last weekend at the BC Championships in Kamloops. Coach Carlbeck has sent in this report on the squad's success this year.
The senior volleyball team played some of its best volleyball of the season but they fell short in their bid to advance to the BC Championships after two straight losses yesterday at the Zone Championships. Entering the day, the Cavs knew that they would have to be at their best and Coach Morris was thrilled that the team did rise to the occasion and play some tremendous volleyball.
The best volleyball teams in Richmond proved to be no match for the senior volleyball team as they won two out of three matches to march on to Day 2 of the Lower Mainland AA Zone Championships. The Cavs defeated RC Palmer and McNeill to earn a trip to Notre Dame tomorrow morning.
The senior volleyball team is off to the zone championships tomorrow. They will play the best AA teams from Burnaby-New West, the North Shore, Richmond and Vancouver in an attempt to qualify for the BC Championships. It has been many years since a Collingwood team qualified for the Zones so this is a very exciting event for the squad that won the North Shore Division 1 title earlier this year.
Maegan Beres has had a very exciting fall. Maegan has just returned from the National Women's Hockey U-18 Championships where she helped lead BC to a bronze medal. This was a historic event for the BC team as this was the first time the squad has ever won a medal. Maegan was one of the team captains and played a huge part in the team's success. Maybe even more exciting is that Maegan has also just signed her National Letter of Intent and will attend Boston College next year.
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