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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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Cavs Do It Again - 11 In A Row

The senior tennis team had a scare in their quarter-final match against Archbishop Carney, but after that it was clear sailing as they marched to their 11th straight BC AA title on Saturday. Coach Wong set up his line-up on Saturday in the hopes of achieving a 6-5 victory over St. Michaels University School from Victoria. He expected a tough match from the the deep and talented SMUS squad, but was confident that the Cavs had enough firepower to win it all.

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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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Shooting Woes Sink Cavs At BC Championships

The senior basketball team entered the BC Championships hoping to pull off an upset or two and get to the medal round. Sadly, this dream ended early as they Cavs lost their first-round game to Clarence Fulton of Vernon and were relegated to the Consolation side of the draw. Throughout the tournament, the team struggled terribly with its outside shooting and the result was a 10th place finish. Here is Coach Wong's tournament report:

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High Flying Seahawks Grounded By Cavs' Relentless Defence

The Seycove Seahawks entered the Howe Sound Playoffs as the #1 seed. As result, they earned the right to host the playoffs. With a brand new scoreboard installed for this event, the Hawks were keen to light it up. What they were not expecting was a smothering and relentless defensive performance by the Cavs. When the Hawks looked up at the end of the first quarter and saw that they had only managed 9 points, they must have realized that they were in big trouble.

Coach Wong was definitely pleased with the team's performance yesterday. While the Cavs did manage to turn a big lead into a tense affair in the final minutes, the team held on for victory and have now qualified for the BC Championships for the third time in the last four years. With one more win, they will enter as the Howe Sound Champions. Here is Coach Wong's report:

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Cavs Beat Saints To Open Howe Sound Playoffs

The senior boys' basketball team split their season series with arch-rival STA this year. Thus, it was no surprise that the Cavs' playoff game against STA last night came down to the final buzzer. With the Cavs holding onto a 2-point lead, there was a frenzied last 20 seconds that saw a rushed STA 3-pointer miss its mark.

Collingwood now moves onto to play Seycove who also won last night. The winner will get a bye into Friday's final. As usual, the Howe Sound tournament is using a double-knockout format so the loser will play the winner of STA vs Elphinstone. Here is Coach Wong's report on the thrilling win:

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Grade 9 Girls Finish 8th At Provincials

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team's amazing season came to an end on Saturday. The team finished 8th at the BC Championships. After winning their opening round game, the Cavs would drop three straight. While this was disappointing, the season has been a huge success. Only one other Grade 9 team has ever won a North Shore Championship in the school's history so this group of young women are definitely special. Sadly, this will be the last of Coach Duncan Fraser's colourful game reports. His way with words will be missed:

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Grade 9 Girls Off To BC Championships

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team finished the Vancouver and District Championships with two losses, but they will enter the BC Championships later this week as the #5 seed. Four of the top five provincial seeds competed in V & D Championships so a 4th place finish in that event is nothing to sneeze at for this amazing group of athletes.

It will be the second time in three years that Collingwood has competed in the Grade 9 BC Championships. The current Grade 11 girls finished 10th two years ago. This year's team will open against Vedder Secondary at 12:00 on Thursday at Britannia Secondary in Vancouver. A win will set up yet another game against local rival and #4 seed Argyle.

Here is Coach Fraser's report on the V & D bronze medal game:

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Grade 8 Boys Win ISA Bronze

This past weekend, Collingwood hosted the Grade 8 Boys' and Girls' ISA Championships. This was a true basketball extravaganza as there were two 10-team tournaments going on at the same time. There was fantastic energy in the building all weekend long. Collingwood had two girls' teams in the tournament. Both teams played well but found wins hard to come by. The Grade 8 boys fared much better as they won the bronze medal with a solid win over St. George's B. The team also defeated Stratford Hall, but fell to the eventual champions Southridge in their semi-final. Here is a report from Coach Vidic:

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Alpine Team Crushes It At North Shore Championships

The alpine team had a fantastic day at the North Shore Championships. Three teams have qualified for the BC Championships. As usual our boys' and girls' ski teams are off to the provincials, but this year they are being joined by the boys' snowboard team. Of course, last year our skiers brought home all three provincial banners. Hopes are high that the teams will once again be on top of the podium. Here is Coach Ramsden's report:

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Piping Hot Cavs Win North Shore Championship

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team rallied from a late 4th quarter 7-point deficit to stun the Argyle Pipers with a fantastic 41-40 victory. This is only the third time in Collingwood's history that a girls' team has ever won a North Shore Grade 8 -10 title. When you are competing against powerhouse AAA schools on the North Shore, it takes a very special group of athletes to even make a final. These girls made the final as Grade 8's and Argyle handled them relatively easily. This year, the Cavs refused to be beat and are now North Shore Champions. Congratulations to entire team and Coaches Kadin Burnett and Duncan Fraser. Here is Coach Fraser's game report:

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Grade 9 Cavs In North Shore Final Today

The Grade 9 girls' basketball team defeated STA on Tuesday to advance to the North Shore Final. This is the second year in a row that this group of girls has earned a berth in the championship game. This is an amazing accomplishment for the squad. Standing in their way are the Argyle Pipers. Argyle has a powerhouse program so this will be a tough game for the Cavs, but this team has an amazing 'never-say-die' attitude so it should be a great game. Here is a game report from the semi-final from Coach Fraser:

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Banged Up Cavs Defeat STA

The senior basketball team has run into a series of injuries to key players. To lose so many top-notch players would be an issue for most high school teams, but Coach Wong has enormous depth in his squad this year. Thus, he turned to his bench on Tuesday night against Seycove and his players responded. Although the team suffered a narrow loss to the Seahawks, it was terrific to see so many players rise to the occasion when they were given an increase in playing time. This turned out to be a big confidence boost for the players who then stepped it up even more on Thursday. Here is Coach Wong's report on the big win over STA:

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Senior Cavs Ready Themselves For Playoffs Next Week

The senior girls' basketball team has had a tremendous season so far. They have dominated the North Shore Division 1 league and they have sought out tough opposition in tournaments across the province. The Cavs open playoff action against the #1 Premier league team on Monday. Playing STA in their home gym will be a big challenge for the Cavs, but as you read Coach McLaughlin's report, you will see that the team has been preparing themselves and should be ready for this tough test. Here is Coach M's report:

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Cavs Left 'Whunda-ring' What Might Have Been

The senior boys' made it all the way to the final of the Cav Classic before falling to the AA #2 ranked Westsyde Whundas for the second week in a row. Coach Wong's squad played three amazing quarters against the Whundas on Saturday afternoon before they ran out of steam in the final stanza. Westsyde's well-balanced offence and terrific discipline on defence make them a formidable opponent. However, Coach Wong has been really pleased with his team's play over the past 10 days. The fact that they pushed Westsyde so hard in the Cav Classic final with Brodie Jacobs playing very little and Lochlan Collins not playing at all due to injury bodes well for future match-ups. Here is a report from Coach Wong:

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