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The never ending deluge of rain this spring has played havoc with the high school tennis circuit. With this in mind, the ISA tennis gurus decided to split the junior tournament into a Lower Mainland and Island affair. The three Lower Mainland schools met on Monday at UBC. Our junior boys were victorious as they knocked off both St. George's and West Point Grey. This is a terrific accomplishment. Here is a report from Coach Vidic.

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Coach Ayotte has once again sent in one of her amazing reports on the track team. Once again, our Collingwood athletes are tearing up the track and qualifying for the North Shore Championships. Here is her report:

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The senior girls' soccer team came through with a very clutch performance on Monday to win their first league game of the year. Coach Mulock sends in this report on their big win:

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The Grade 10 rugby team is in the midst of an outstanding season. When they headed out to the BC Junior 7's Championships last Friday morning, they felt they had a good chance to win their pool and advance. As it turned out, the team did exceedingly well and was unlucky to lose their final two games. Both losses were in heartbreaking fashion, but the team should be very proud of their 4th place finish in this tough event that involved almost all the top AA, AAA, AAAA teams in the province. Here is Mr. Hall's report:

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The senior rugby team started yesterday's game against Sentinel in a very giving mood. Time and time again they gave the ball back to the Spartans through poor execution and mental mistakes. Despite complete domination in the early going, the Cavs found new and wonderful ways to squander sure try opportunities. However, the team was able to overcome this horrible start and put together a terrific 20-minutes of play where they scored four quick tries to earn an automatic bonus point.

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The University of Oregon is considered by many to be the mecca of Track and Field in the USA. The USA Olympic trials are often held at Hayward Field and Oregon has produced some of the most famous American track athletes. This past weekend, Charlotte Campbell and Austin Sutherland had a chance to compete in Oregon. Here is a report on their amazing weekend from Coach Ayotte:

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The track team has been suffering through the awful spring weather like all our other outdoor athletes. Cold and wet weather is particularly troublesome to track athletes as the fear of a muscle-pull is constant for runners, while slick surfaces are a definite deterrent to personal-best performances in throwing events. Despite the terrible weather, Collingwood's track-stars are persevering and performing very well. Here is Coach Ayotte's report on last week's results:

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On the recent Australia Rugby Tour, the junior team went 2-2. With this great showing in mind, it is no surprise that the team has performed very well at the outset of the season. Here is a report from Coach Hall on the team's first three games back in Canada:

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The senior rugby team scored 30 seconds into the game and never looked back as they defeated Cambie 72-19 this past Thursday. Despite the fact that the team was without four starters, the Cavs were far too strong for Cambie. When Collingwood scored its fifth try by the 13-minute mark, wholesale substitutions were made. This made it a much better game, but Collingwood's 'finishers' were keen to make an impact and they played good rugby throughout the rest of the game.

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After a power outage closed down Handsworth last week and prevented the first track meet of the year, the Collingwood track stars finally got a chance to strut their stuff yesterday. Coach Ayotte sends in this report on a great start to the year:

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The field conditions were ugly. The game was ugly. However, in the end, the senior rugby team will take their ugly win over Brentwood and move on. The important thing is that the Cavs found a way to overcome a terrible first half and then play good enough rugby to win an important ranking game that could have great bearing later in the year when it comes to provincial rankings.

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The senior rugby team played some very tough opposition on their recent Australia rugby tour so it is no surprise that the team opened league play with a convincing 45-12 victory over the Tupper Tigers. Although the Cavs were not as sharp as their coaches would have liked, the team had more than enough firepower to defeat Tupper.

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The tennis team kicked off their season with a clean sweep of the Rockridge Ravens yesterday. Coach Wong's troops blew away their local rivals in quick fashion. Here is Coach Wong's game report:

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After devastating a huge portion of Northern Queensland, the tail-end of Cyclone Debbie touched down on Australia's Gold Coast on Thursday. This meant that it was a rainy and blustery end to Collingwood's 2017 rugby tour. When 600mm of rain falls in just over one day, it's hard to continue with any plans for a practice or jet-boating. However, the rugby squad is not one to let a little rain get it down. The team rolled with the punches and simply trudged through endless puddles and streams of water as it made its way over to a local gym for an indoor practice and then over to a mall for an afternoon movie and final team dinner.

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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.


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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.

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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:


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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:


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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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:


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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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.


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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:


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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.


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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:

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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:


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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:

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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.

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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:


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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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