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Four Cavs Make Rugby's Fab 50

Collingwood went into this year's rugby season with a real opportunity to earn a BC AA three-peat.  The team had fifteen returning Grade 12 players who were hungry to earn the Cavs' tenth provincial title.  One of the reasons that the team had a legitimate shot at this was its enormous strength down the middle at hooker, #8, flyhalf and fullback.  Successful rugby teams are often built around these key positions.  

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Ellis Shield and Pedca Spirit Award Winners

The Ellis Shield and the Pedca Spirit Award were given out today at Collingwood's annual awards ceremony.  The Ellis Shield is given to the top male and female athletes in Grade 8/9.  The Pedca Spirit Award is given to the top male and female senior athletes.  Samantha Waugh and Quinn Reynolds shared the Ellis Shield.  Bronwyn Bird and Nate Holm were the Pedca Spirit Award winners.

 

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Sekhon And Burnett Award Winners Announced

Collingwood held its annual Athletic Banquet last night.  Despite being an online event, it was a terrific celebration of Term 1 and 2 sports.  The athletes were treated to an outstanding dinner from Earls and then they came together with their coaches to reminisce about their season and recognize award winners.  There were many laughs throughout the night and coaches and players really appreciated the chance to be together again, albeit online.

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Senior Athletic Banquet Goes Live Wednesday Night

With the pandemic situation preventing us from meeting in person, the Senior Athletic Banquet will be a virtual event this year.  While this is a big change from the usual fun night at Hollyburn, our coaches and athletes are still coming together to celebrate their team and worthy award winners.  And best of all, there's still a banquet.  All our senior athletes will be picking up a terrific take-home meal from Earls tomorrow and then enjoying it at home while seeing their teammates on screen.

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Stephanie and Tucker

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Lilah and Lochlan

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Maddy and Kourosh

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athletic Profiles - Dorreh and Casra

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Gabi and Owen

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Olivia and Bill

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Devon and Harry

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Maya and Nate

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Kaiden and DJ

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Jamie and Blaise

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Maisie And Conor

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - McKinley and Joey

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Bronwyn and Thomas

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Senior Boys Fall In Zone Playoffs

It was always going to be difficult to earn one of the three Vancouver Sea To Sky berths into the Senior Boys' Basketball AA BC Championships.  The 8-team zone championship included four very good Howe Sound teams and King George Secondary who as the #2 team in the province were clearly a step above all others.  When Collingwood fell decisively to King George on Thursday evening, it meant that the Cavs were in a 'do or die' game against Mulgrave on Saturday afternoon.  Unfortunately, it was Mulgrave that brought their 'A Game' while the Collingwood had shooting issues all game long and unexpectedly big problems in the defensive end as well.  As a result, the Cavs' season ended in disappointment on Saturday.

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Senior Girls Fall Short In Provincials Bid

The senior girls' basketball team played three tough games in three days last week in a quest to earn a berth to the BC Championships.  It was always going to be a difficult task to win one of the five berths since the depth of the new Vancouver Sea To Sky zone in AA basketball is truly remarkable.  This task became all but impossible when two of the starting five were unable to make Friday's game.  Despite this setback, the Cavs played inspired basketball and battled to the bitter end.  Here is Coach McLaughlin's tournament report:

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BC Berth On The Line This Week For Senior Basketball

Last week turned out to be a disappointing experience for the senior boys' basketball team.  The Cavs dropped two out of three games at the Howe Sound Championships.  Thankfully, all of this will be forgotten with a strong showing at this week's Vancouver Sea To Sky Championships.  This new championship will decide what three schools from Collingwood's zone earn a berth in the BC Championships.  Here is Coach Wong's breakdown of last week and the path ahead for the Cavs:

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Athens Finishes 4th At BC Championships

When Athens Wu showed up to her first high school wrestling practice this year, Coach Larisch knew he a rare talent on his hands.  It was immediately apparent that she was tough, athletic and had a personality well-suited to the hard work and sweat that goes into wrestling.  As the year progressed, it became clear that Athens was a natural.  Thus, it is no surprise that in her first ever BC Championships that she reached the semi-finals.  

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Grade 8 Cavs Make History

The North Shore is such a hotbed of high school basketball that it always difficult for small schools like Collingwood to compete at the Grade 8-10 level when competition is not tiered.  The North Shore premier leagues are loaded with AAA and AAAA schools that have far larger student populations from which to draw their athletes.  Thus, when Collingwood teams advance to a North Shore Final, it is a really big deal.  This week, Collingwood had both their Grade 8 Boys' and Girls' teams in the North Shore Championship game. This is the first time in school history both teams have reached the championship game in the same year.

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Grade 8 Cavs Win Playoff Opener

The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has had a very successful season so far.  They won the Archbishop Carney tournament in mid-January, finished 2nd in the Cap University tournament in December and posted an impressive 5-1 record in North Shore league play.  Yesterday afternoon, they romped through their North Shore quarterfinal with an easy 57-18 win over Carson Graham.

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Cavs Finish 2nd At St. John's Tournament

The Grade 8 boys' basketball team powered their way through their first three games of the St. John's tournament before running into an excellent Lord Byng squad in the final.  The Cavs had a 10-point lead partway through the third quarter, but they lacked 'the killer instinct' and allowed Byng back into the game before succumbing to the Grey Ghosts 55-45.  Here is Coach Yoon's report:

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A Seniors' Night For The Ages

Across North America, high schools are in the midst of celebrating their graduating basketball players with Seniors' Nights.  Although these nights are always special, they are a little more special if the home team sends its seniors off with a win. 

For most of last night, it appeared that this would not be the case for Collingwood's senior girls.  The Cavs were facing a tough Notre Dame team that entered the 4th quarter with a 47-31 lead.  However, in true storybook fashion, the Cavs roared back and won the game on a last-second lay-up by Sara Fraser.  This meant that Dorreh Assadi, Keira McCord and Ivy Zhu won the final home game of their high school careers.  

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Cavs Win The Classic

The senior boys' basketball team had a fantastic three days as they won their home tournament with a 83-64 win over local rival Mulgrave.  This win was especially sweet as Mulgrave had beat the Cavs earlier this season in the team's only meeting.  This time the Cavs slowly began to take charge in the second quarter of game and then began to extend their lead throughout the second half.  Tournament MVP Lochlan Collins had a huge game for the Cavs and Tournament All-Star Will Zhang had another massive game as well.  Here is Coach Wong's game report:

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Burly Bears No Match For Cavs Defence

The senior boys' basketball team breezed through their opening game of the Cav Classic, but their second-round opponent seemed to be a much different animal.  The Mt Boucherie Bears had scored 106 points in their opening game and their size and strength made it look like a battle between men and boys.  However, the Cavs played their best game of the year and their amazing team defence held the Bears to a meagre 49 points.  Here is Coach Wong's report on the epic win:

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Cavs Post Decisive Wins On First Day Of The Classic

It is once again the Cav Classic weekend.  16 teams from across BC have descended on the Morven campus for three days of basketball.  Both Collingwood teams were decisive winners on Day 1 of the tournament.  The boys played the opening game and quickly established their dominance over local rivals Windsor.  The final result was Collingwood 62 - Windsor 30.  The girls were equally dominant as they raced to 47-15 halftime lead before cruising to a 58-21 win Ashcroft.

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Cavs Win Cap U Tournament

On Monday, the Grade 8 boys' basketball team lost a close game to West Van in North Shore league play.  The Cavs did not need to wait long to avenge that loss as they defeated the Highlanders 49-48 today in the final of the Capilano University tournament.  This exciting win capped off a great three days of basketball as Collingwood defeated Carson Graham, Sentinel and Van College to earn their berth in the final.  Coach Vidic is undoubtedly looking forward to the three-week Christmas Break, but he will be anxious to get his talented squad back on the floor in the new year as they definitely have a championship pedigree to them.  

Here is a report from Coach Vidic:

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Cavs Finish 2-2 At No Regrets

The senior boys' basketball team performed very well at the No Regrets tournament this weekend.  They finished 2-2 despite being very short-handed on Saturday.  The Cavs played tremendous basketball against Pitt Meadows on Friday night but eventually the Air Force pulled away in the 4th quarter.  On Saturday morning, the team rallied from a 9-point deficit in the last two minutes to defeat Killarney 76-75.  On Saturday afternoon, it was a different story as AA #3 ranked DP Todd defeated the Cavs.  Nevertheless, it was a terrific tournament for the team and Lochlan Collins was awarded a scholarship.  This was very well-deserved.

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Cavs Win No Regrets Opener

The senior boys' basketball team defeated Archbishop MacDonald from Edmonton today in the opening game of the No Regrets tournament.  The Cavs tipped off at 11:00am, which ensured a full house as the entire Morven campus was on Flex Block which meant that all 600 students were in the gym.  It was a great atmosphere and the hometown Cavs did not disappoint as they pulled away in the second half for a 79-52 victory.

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No Regrets Tournament Returns To Collingwood

The No Regrets Basketball tournament is this weekend across the North Shore.  This Co-Ed tournament is one of the biggest tournaments in BC and a highlight of the year for many of the teams that compete in it.  As usual, Collingwood will be front and centre as we will be hosting numerous games including the boys and girls' finals.  The Cavs will take to the court on Thursday at 11:00 in the traditional 'White Out' game that has become one of the best spirit events in the school calendar each year.

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Junior Cav Classic A Huge Success

Basketball season officially started last week and as usual Collingwood was front and centre as the school hosted the Junior Cav Classic.  This year the tournament featured six girls' teams and eight boys' teams.  The quality of play was excellent as Walnut Grove defeated St. Pat's in a the girls' final.  In the boys' final, Carson Graham overcame a tough Kits team to take home the trophy.  The Collingwood teams had a tough start to the tournament but both won their final game.  The girls defeated Carson Graham, while the boys were victors over Shawnigan Lake School.  A big thanks to Mr. Hautz and Ms. Mulock for all their work in organizing the tournament.

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Cavs Host Volleyball Zone Championships

The senior volleyball team finished their season on Wednesday at the AA Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone Championships.  Collingwood was the site of Pool A play on the first day of this competition.  York House, Elphinstone and St. Pat's joined the Cavs in Pool A.  It was an exciting day of volleyball, which was thoroughly entertaining for all who dropped into the gym to watch. Although the Cavs did not win a match, they played extremely well, especially in their first match against Elphinstone.  With a number of key players returning next year, this sort of competition is exactly what Coach Jolliffe wanted to help his team get ready for next season.

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