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Cavs Beat Falcons For ISA Gold

The senior field hockey team travelled to Crofton House on Friday for the ISA Championships. As expected, the gold medal match featured Collingwood and the host CHS Falcons. The two bitter rivals pushed each other but at the end of regulation neither team had managed a goal. In the penalty shoot-out, the Cavs rode the brilliant goaltending of Izzy Fry to the victory and the gold medal.

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Killer B's Enjoy ISA Success

Collingwood's Junior B field hockey team had a great two days at the ISA tournament this past weekend. The Killer B's proved that the depth of the Collingwood field hockey program is truly extraordinary with a terrific showing at the tournament. Here is a report from Coach Mulock:

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Cavs Win ISA Gold

Collingwood's junior field hockey teams travelled to the ISA Championships at Shawnigan Lake School this weekend. The Gold team returned last night victorious after defeating Crofton House 2-0 in the final.

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Cavs Win Bridgman Silver

The senior field hockey team won a thrilling semi-final against Cowichan but fell short of their ultimate goal when they were defeated 3-0 by Handsworth in the Bridgman Cup final. The loss in the final should not take anything away from a tremendous long weekend of field hockey for the Cavs.

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Cavs Win 9-Player Penalty Shoot-out

The senior soccer team defeated Bodwell in dramatic fashion last week in a tense penalty shoot-out. The game was tied 0-0 after regulation time so the two teams automatically went to the penalty shoot-out to break the tie. The Cavs were to score seven goals in the shoot-out and won the game after goalie DJ Moretto made his third save on Bodwell's nine shots.

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Cavs Defeat Sentinel 8-1

The senior field hockey team overwhelmed their West Van rival Sentinel in an exhibition match today. McKinley Kennedy opened the scoring off a short-corner and the floodgates quickly opened for the Cavs. Maddy Augustus, Maisie Hastings and Jacqueline Webb all scored before the halftime whistle.

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Field Hockey Cavs Already In Mid-Season Form

The senior field hockey team kicked off their season in spectacular fashion with four straight wins at the Polar Bear Cup. A ten-minute implosion in the fifth game was to cost the Cavs the championship, but Coaches Bruner, Gold and Underwood were thrilled by how quickly the team has already come together as it meshes its many returning starters with some terrific rookies.

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Bronze Medal Weekend For Soccer Cavs

The senior soccer team travelled to Victoria for the annual ISA Tournament which always kicks off the season. The team finished with three wins and one loss and came home with the bronze medal. This is a terrific start to the season for a team that is blessed with a large number of returning veterans. Coach Faly came away from the weekend feeling very optimistic about the Cavs' chances this year in the tough North Shore league.

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The Chase Is Over - Golf Cavs Finally Golden

For Coach Payne it has been a long time coming. After multiple second-place finishes at the BC AA Golf Championships, the chase for gold ended this afternoon in Chase, BC. The Cavs are coming home with the gold medal. Phoebe Yue (75), Sean Buckles (76), Michael Kennedy (77), Sandee Park (84) and Ben Wrixon cruised to a 16-stroke lead on the first day and brought it home today.

It is now official, this is the greatest sports year in Collingwood history with five teams winning gold medals in five different sports. Field Hockey, Combined Skiing, Tennis, Rugby and Golf will all proudly place big blue banners on the wall this summer.

Here is Coach Payne's report:

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Cinderella Soccer Cavs Fall Just Short

It was a rags to riches story if there ever was one. A soccer program that had never been to a BC Championship squeaks in with a miraculous comeback in the their zone playoffs. They then lose their first game at the BC's but bounce back to win their pool and then their semi-final. Collingwood's senior girls' soccer squad seemed a team of destiny, but it was not to be as they lost in a penalty shoot-out to St. Michaels University School.

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Rugby Cavs Three-Peat

The senior rugby team defeated the Tupper Tigers 50-10 today to win their third straight Lower Mainland AA title. The Cavs raced to an early 19-0 lead and never looked back as they once again used a mix of forward power running, great handling and outside speed to overwhelm an opponent.


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Immaculate Start Means It's All Up Hill For Cavs' Opponents

The senior tennis team has posted their usual 2-0 start at the BC Championships. The team defeated Immaculata 9-2 and University Hill 10-1 today. The Cavs now play Archbishop Carney from Coquitlam tomorrow morning in the quarter-finals. As usual, Coach Wong has his talented squad ready for all comers as the Cavs look to add yet another provincial title to the Collingwood trophy case.

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Cavs Off To Lower Mainland Final

The senior rugby team defeated McMath 68-14 yesterday to advance to the Lower Mainland Final for eighth straight year. Collingwood has won the AA New Zealand Shield a record 12 times and will be looking to make it 13 when they play the Tupper Tigers next Thursday. The Tigers upset Rockridge 13-10 yesterday in a thrilling overtime match. Collingwood defeated Tupper in a league match before March Break, but the Tigers look to be a much more dangerous opponent than earlier this year.

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Soccer Cavs Make History With Comeback Win

The senior girls' soccer program spent many years in the proverbial sporting wilderness when it first started. It was often seen as a chance for recreational fun rather than a competitive challenge. In the past few years, the Collingwood program has changed completely. Two years ago, the Cavs won the league title. However, winning the league is not a ticket to the BC Championships, you must win one of two playoff games to earn the berth.

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Girls Soccer Faces 'Do Or Die' Game Today

The senior girls' soccer team had an amazing regular season finishing with a sparkling 6-0 record. This earned them a spot in the North Shore-Burnaby New West final on Monday. A win against St. Thomas More would have earned them a berth in the BC Championships. Despite taking a 1-0 lead late in the first half, the Cavs fell to a very strong STM squad 3-1 and now find themselves in a must-win game today against Sutherland.

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Netball Team Repeats As BC Champions

When basketball season ends, Super-Coach Morgan McLaughlin does not put the clipboard and whistle away.She heads out to the track to help coach the track and field team and then in her spare time heads up the netball club. Recruiting heavily from the basketball program but willing to take on anyone who wants to learn, Morgan has built the Collingwood netball squad into one that has to be reckoned with at the BC Championships. Here is her report on the team's big win:

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Cavs Win Hatch Shield

The Hatch Shield game is always an intense affair and Friday afternoon was no exception. Rockridge might be in the midst of a disappointing season by their very high standards, but they came to play in front of their home crowd and gave Collingwood all they could handle in the first half before the Cavs pulled away in the second stanza to post a convincing 40-0 victory. While the final scoreline was high, the game featured all the hard-hitting that is the trademark of Collingwood vs Rockridge battles.

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Cavs Crash The SMUS Party And Triumph 34-6

The senior rugby team travelled to Victoria for their second-round match in the Stadium Series. The Cavs faced St. Michaels University School (SMUS) who have won the last three AA BC titles. To make things even more difficult, the game was played in front of a large crowd who were at SMUS for their annual alumni homecoming event. It was a fantastic atmosphere as two of the top teams in BC took to the field.

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Tennis Cavs Looking Powerful With BC Championships On The Horizon

The senior tennis team was in a familiar position on Thursday afternoon. Once again, they had advanced to the North Shore Finals, but once again, Sentinel stood in their way of claiming the title. Coach Wong's talented squad gave the Spartans all they could handle but eventually fell 6-5 to their local rivals. However, the team is looking strong and peaking at just the right time as usual. The Cavs will be very hard to beat at the upcoming provincial championships. Here is Coach Wong's report:

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Soccer Cavs Win League Banner

The senior girls' soccer team kept their impressive win-streak alive with a 2-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Seycove yesterday. The league banner was on the line so it was no surprise that the tightly-fought game went to penalties.

Collingwood now finds itself in the 'driver's seat' for the zone playoffs. As the North Shore #1 seed, the Cavs automatically face the Burnaby-New West champion. The winner of this game on May 14 is given an automatic berth to the BC Championships. The loser will get another chance to qualify on Wednesday. Here is Coach Hodal's report on the title-winning victory:

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Junior Tennis Brings Down A Dynasty

For years, the North Shore junior tennis title has literally been conceded to the Sentinel Spartans from Day 1 of the season. Collingwood's plucky AA squad could never muster quite enough strength to upset the AAA Spartans. Yesterday, the Cavs rose up and defeated Sentinel 6-5 in an unbelievably tense match and brought home the trophy. Here is Coach Vidic's report on the huge win:

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Kennedy Stars In Penalty Shot Victory Over STA

The senior soccer team pushed their league record to a sparkling 5-0 as they defeated STA 2-1 in a penalty shoot-out yesterday. McKinley Kennedy was the star of the show as she had a very unusual hat-trick. McKinley scored in regulation. She then scored in the penalty shoot-out. And to top things off, she stopped a STA penalty shot to secure the victory. Here is Coach Mulock's report on the great win:

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Soccer Cavs Still Undefeated

The senior soccer girls posted two huge wins this week. First, they defeated Rockridge 4-0 on Monday afternoon. Tannis McKay, Alexa Bossley, Sophia Garofalo and Immy Fry all scored goals. Yesterday's match was far more intense against a fine Whistler squad.

The Cavs scored a brilliant goal in the first-minute of play. Alexa Bossley put in a terrific through-ball to Bella Parker who used her speed to break down the wing. Bella's cross was pin-point for a streaking Tannis McKay who hammered a shot off the post. When the rebound came back to her, Tannis calmly pushed it into the back of the net and the Cavs were up 1-0. Here is Coach Hodal's game report:


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Golfers Take ISA Title

The golf team returned from Victoria late last night with the ISA Championship trophy in hand. Since all the top independent schools have outstanding golf teams, this is a very tough trophy to win. Collingwood has had a series of near-misses in the past few years, but the team put it together in the newly formatted two-day event and returned victorious. Here is Coach Payne's report:

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Cavs Win Junior ISA Soccer Title

Collingwood expanded its soccer squad so it could enter both a junior and senior team in the ISA Championships held last Thursday/Friday in South Surrey. The plans of having two strong teams went a little awry when some of the younger players dropped out at the last moment. This forced coaches Hodal and Mulock to send three of their star Grade 10's down to bolster the junior squad. The result was a powerhouse team that brought home the championship trophy. Here is Coach Mulock's report:

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Soccer Cavs Off To Great Start

The senior girls' soccer team opened their season with a trip to the Elgin Park tournament. This tournament attracted some of the best AA and AAA teams from the White Rock/Surrey area so it was a perfect way to start the season. After four tough games in the tournament, the team has notched two impressive victories in North Shore league action. Here is a report on this terrific start to the season from Coach Mulock:

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No Sunshine For Grammar As Cavs Win Mudbowl

When Collingwood's rugby teams travel to Australia on their bi-annual tours, the coaches' greatest fear is a scorching hot game day as this all but guarantees a second-half swoon due to our players' inability to handle the heat. Yesterday, the tables were turned as the Cavs faced Sunshine Coast Grammar in horribly wet, cold and muddy conditions. This was undoubtedly, the worst weather our Aussie guests have ever played in.

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