This week, many of the Wentworth teams had their final ISEA playdays around the city. The playdays are a great opportunity to wrap up the season for the grade 5s and 6s as they don't compete for a league championships. It is a celebration of the season and a chance to reconnect with players from other teams and to just have a fun day of sport.
On Wednesday, the grade 6 boys made their way to the Richmond Oval. They ended up being shorthanded due to quite a few illnesses but with 11 boys, they split into 2 squads and competed all day. Overall, they improved their skills under the leadership of Mr. Style and Mr. Sullivan. The boys are getting hooked on basketball and the team aspects of the game. We look forward to seeing them compete in grade 7.
On Thursday, The grade 5 girls were at Mulgrave where they won 7 out of 8 games. Great job girls and huge kudos to Ms. Nielsen and Ms. Bombini on a job well done coaching this group of girls. We can't wait to see what they have in store next year!
Also yesterday, The grade 6 girls were at the Richmond Oval for the day. They fought hard all season, never giving up and improved their skills and knowledge of the game. There is plenty of potential and athleticism and we cant wait to see them take the reigns next year in grade 7 when they compete in league play.
The grade 7B boys defeated Meadowridghe 36-28. They were down 10 points after the 1st quarter but with the likes of Tanner J. and sharp shooter Issac P., they boys fought back and took control of the game by half time. This was an awesome victory and will definitely give them some momentum going into their ISEA championships on Monday.
Lastly, the grade 5 boys were at Southridge School competing in their ISEA playday. The squad was split into 3 teams led by Coaches Cavalluzzo, Sung-Cole, and guest coach Allen. The day started off well with 2 out of 3 teams easily defeating St. George's and one team narrowly losing. All three teams displayed excellent skill and a solid grasp of the game. Both Mr. Cav and Ms. Sung-Cole did an outstanding job teaching the boys all season long on the basics but also about commitment, sportsmanship, and most importantly character. The season isn't over though as they gr. 5s will take on Vancouver College on Feb. 21st in an exhibition game at Wentworth in the Katz-Tefler Gym.
Thank you everyone for you continued support throughout the season, especially the parents and teachers.
The Wentworth grade 3 to 7 swim team had a fantastic day at the WPGA Swim meet held at Watermania on Thursday, Feb. 9th. Ms. Anthony continues to do an outstanding job organizing and leading the team this season. The grade 3 to 7 boys and girls all competed very well with many setting new personal records.
Jessica Z. in grade 7 is putting together a solid season with a 1st place overall finish in the grade 7 Girls division. We look forward to the team building on their success at the upcoming ISEA Championships. Other notable finishes are as follows:
Grade 3 Top 15 Overall
3rd female - Hana H
7th female - Lucy PM
4th male - Matthew Y
7th male - Eric L
15h male - William W
Grade 4 Top 15 Overall
5th female - Grace Y
9th female - Saoirse L
15th female - Gracie W
6th male - Jeremy L
12th male - Sam C
Grade 5 Top 15 Overall
7th female - Jessica Y
2nd female - Isavella B
3rd male - Liam P
7th male - Zach B
Grade 6 Top 15 Overall
4th female - Regan T
10th female - Nina W
6th male - Declan L
10th male - Kevin Y
15th male - Henry B
Grade 7 Top 15 Overall
1st female - Jessica Z
10th female - Xian T
13th female - Blythe P
3rd male - Alwyn T
4th male - Luka B
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.