The grade 7A volleyball team had an inspiring season. This inspiration came in the form of skill development, team play and communication on the court. The wins were few, but the team spirit was high. The ISEA tournament last week was an excellent experience for the players. Even though we lost both games, we managed to take a set off of Mulgrave which was exciting. They were a pleasure to coach and we hope they continue playing volleyball in the future. Well done, players
Here is the link to term 2 athletic sign up. The CAIS Boys basketball try outs begin this Friday, Nov. 4th and the 7A Girls will start holding their try outs on Monday, Nov. 7th.
Please click https://goo.gl/forms/2qrpEFdAD7GNToX33 and fill out the google form.
If you have any questions, please contact Nick Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CAIS Boys finished 2nd last week in the ISEA Championships. Mr. Payne and Mr. Allen are extremely proud of the effort the boys displayed all day and how they have grown as a team from the beginning of September.
In our semi final game against St. George's, we quickly put the pressure on St. George's and came out like a team that was ready to show why they finished better than Saints at the CAIS tournament. The boys remembered the 6-1 drubbing they took a few weeks ago and wanted to show that we were a completely different group. A great through ball by our midfield allowed David Howard to get free and put the ball in the back of the net. 1-0, Collingwood! St.George's than quickly regrouped and started to put pressure on us by using the down hill slope to their advantage and consistently looking to put the ball behind our back line. What they didn't expect was the 4 horsemen along the back end of Presley Bosa, James Foote, Grant Anderson, and Tanner Jackson were ready to repel any attempts made by the Saints. They quickly shut down any attack up front and forced St. George's to take shots from 20 yards out which were easily saved by Ryan Yacoub. The lads did well to move the ball wide to our midfield and allow us to dictate the play. In the 22nd minute, a brief mental lapse allowed for Saints forward to get through on a through ball by their midfield and equalize the game. 1-1 at the half.
The boys regrouped in the 2nd half and used the slope to their advantage and pinned the Saints team in their end. The pressure paid off and we took a 2-1 lead with another David Howard goal from a great give and go play with him and Mario Clopatofsky. This might have been the goal of the season for the squad. Saints then game back with urgency and were looking tie it back up. Once again, the four horsemen came through with the help of our midfield to hold off the numerous free kicks awarded to Saints. We finally got the monkey off our back and won 2-1. The boys were super excited to defeat St. George's on their home field.
Next up was a rematch with our rivals from West Point Grey Academy (WPGA) who beat us 5-0 at the CAIS tournament. The boys were feeling the momentum from their earlier victory and chomping at the bit for the opening whistle to blow. Right off the start, we trounced on a WPGA turnover and move the ball wide with our midfield then it was crossed into the middle. After a first attempt save by the keeper, we got the deflection and Elliott Wardle made no mistake and scored. 1-0 Collingwood. Now the grudge match began...
WPGA came right back at us and put us on our back foot but the 4 horsemen stepped up to the task and made sure that Ryan Yacoub only had to make saves from shots taken well outside our 18 yard box. WPGA controlled most of the half and eventually the pressure paid off and they got the tying goal.
The 2nd half was much the same as our boys were getting tired of defending. We kept clearing the ball and WPGA would send it right back at us. Eventually cracks started to emerge in our back line but once again Ryan Yacoub did his best David Ousted impression and made a highlight reel of saves. After a free kick was awarded in our favour in the last minute, we quickly got the ball out wide and send David Howard to the corner who made a beauty left foot cross to our right midfielder who was crashing the net and the shot just went wide. Off to overtime.
both 1st and 2nd Overtime was much of the same as the 2nd half, both teams had some chances especially WPGA but Ryan kept us in the game. The heart and determination by our boys was something I never seen before. These lads really wear their emotions on their sleeves and wanted this victory. The final whistle went and off to a shootout. Unfortunately, we couldn't come through and lost the shootout. The boys should hold their heads high and be proud of what they accomplished this year. I have never seen a team grow as much as this one did and they showed why we play sports. The memories, character building, and just fun they had will be with them for the rest of their lives.
It was fun to watch the likes of David, Presley, James, Ryder, Tanner, Elliott, Isaac, and Ryan come together to lead as a group with their bottle flipping expertise, plus Durban, Chris, Grant, Andrew, Max, and Mario for all stepping up their game against older competition and lastly Ryan Holden making his presence felt today after missing most of the season due to injury.
After yesterday's ISEA Championships, we are all done for the season! We had classic cross country conditions and our athletes did their best to navigate their way through the wet and muddy conditions at Jericho Beach Park. Overall, we were extremely successful in placing in the top half of each race! The highlights were Grade 3 boys, Grade 5 boys and Grade 7 girls placing 5th out of 13 teams. Individually, Katie Lustig (Grade 6) had a fire in her belly to get 3rd place (and Ewan Robertson ran his heart out to get 8th place (out of 113 boys). Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed both at the ISEA's and throughout the season. It has been very exciting to see how much all of our athletes have improved and we really look forward to having them come out in Term 3 for the Track and Field season. Keep up the running everyone!
Welcome Back Students and Parents!
We are looking forward to another exciting year of athletics at the Wentworth Campus. Last year was a huge success all around within the program with plentiful amount of participants for all teams. The year ended with an ISEA Championship in gr. 7 Girls soccer and numerous individual track and field awards. Let's build on this and continue to bring home more championships! This all starts with participation in grade 5 and building towards strong teams in grade 7s. We are lucky to have a great coaching staff of committed teachers at all levels that can't wait to get out there.
Please click on the link below to a google form to sign up for the sport teams offered for first term. This includes gr. 5, 6 and 7 soccer for boys, gr. 5, 6 and 7 volleyball for girls, and gr. 3 to 7 cross country.
Gr. 7 CAIS soccer tryouts are underway.
Sign up for swimming will take place separately later in September as it is based on a first come, first serve basis due to limited spots.
If you have any questions, please contact me.