The senior field hockey team took to the field for the first time this year this past weekend at the Polar Bear Tournament. The Cavs were back on the Crofton House pitch where they were crowned BC AA Champions last November. Judging from the results this weekend, the Cavs will be very hard to beat again this year.
A new school year is upon us and Collingwood student-athletes will soon be on practice fields, gym courts, running trails and in the pool. As usual, it will be an exciting time as our first-term athletes prepare for competition that starts almost right away.
The golf team entered the BC AA Championships as defending champions. With longtime stalwarts Sean Buckles, Michael Kennedy and Sandee Park leading the way there was great optimism about the potential for a repeat. Unfortunately, this was not to be, but our golfers still put in a tremendous effort and finished a very respectable 4th against stiff opposition. Here is Coach Bruner's report:
The senior rugby team defeated SMUS 34-0 yesterday to repeat as BC AA Champions. It was a decisive victory for a team that has rarely been tested since they returned from Australia in early April. The Cavs rolled over the Blue Jags who were struggling with injury issues and simply could not contend with Collingwood's physical play on offence or defence.
The cricket team capped off a successful season by winning the Lower Mainland Championship in very convincing fashion. Here is Coach Diaz's report:
The senior girls' soccer team finished 4th at the BC Championships after losing the bronze medal game this morning to Archbishop Carney 2-0. This was the second tough loss in less than 24 hours for the Cavs as they had lost a 3-2 heartbreaker in the semi-final. However, Coach Yeates was very clear that he could not be prouder of his team as they battled all tournament-long and played some superb soccer along the way.
For the second time in six days and the third time this year, the senior rugby team defeated Rockridge. The two West Van rivals renewed their fierce rivalry in the BC AA semi-final yesterday in Abbotsford. The Cavs quickly took charge with two early tries and then extended this to a 34-0 lead part way through the second half. Rockridge scored two late tries of their own, but it was another emphatic victory for Collingwood.
The mountain biking team had an influx of new riders this year, which was great to see. Coaches Ramsden and Grivakes see a bright future for the Grade 8's who joined the team this year. Here is Coach Ramsden's report on the season:
The senior tennis team returned home from the BC AA Championships with a medal for the 14th straight year. Although they did not win gold, Coach Wong was extremely proud of his team's silver medal. The Cavs played an incredibly intense semi-final match on the Friday night and didn't get back home until after midnight. On Saturday afternoon, they faced a highly motivated squad from St. Michaels University School. Collingwood played some terrific tennis but a number of key matches went the Blue Jags' way in tiebreakers. Here is Coach Wong's report:
The senior tennis team defeated Immaculatta 6-5 last night in an 'epic' three-hour marathon semi-final to advance to their 14th straight BC AA Final. Despite dropping the first three games of the match, the Cavs were able to squeak out an impressive come-back victory. The team will play St. Michaels University School in the final today at UBC at 2:30.
The senior rugby team defeated Rockridge 44-20 today to win their 4th straight Lower Mainland Championship. Collingwood will now enter the BC AA Championships as the #1 seed for the second straight year. They will face Rockridge for the third time this season in the AA Tier 1 semi-final that takes place next Wednesday at 2:00 in Abbotsford.
It was an unusual first day at the BC AA Tennis Championships. Usually there are two pool matches for each team. However, due to the threat of rain on Friday and Saturday, a decision was made to play the quarter-final matches as well today.
The senior golf team will get a chance to defend their BC AA title as they were victorious yesterday at the zone championships. Coach Bruner described it as "an up-and-down day" but in the end the Cavs played well enough to earn a 23-stroke victory over the next closest school.
The senior girls' soccer team defeated STA 1-0 in overtime yesterday to book their second straight trip to the BC Championships. This is an amazing feat, especially since the Cavs had to win four elimination games in a nine-day period to earn their berth in the provincials.
The senior rugby team advanced to the AA Lower Mainland Final with a convincing 55-0 win over Bryne Creek yesterday. The coaches chose a young team for this game and the mixture of Grade 11's and newly called-up Grade 10's took their opportunity to play very well. There were terrific passages of play throughout the match.
The golf team travelled to Squamish yesterday and returned home with the North Shore Championship trophy yet again. The Cavs defeated all-comers from A, AA and AAA schools across the North Shore and scored an impressive 21-stroke victory.
Tannis McKay scored a goal in each half and then added another in overtime as the senior girls' soccer team defeated Alpha 3-2 to keep their dreams of a berth in the BC Championships alive. The Cavs will now face STA on Thursday with the knowledge that a win will send them back to the provincial championships for the second straight year.
The senior girls' soccer team took another step towards a berth in the BC Championships with a 2-1 win over Sutherland on Friday afternoon. Despite the scorching heat and a very short bench, the Cavs looked composed and confident as they moved the ball around the field nicely. They were definitely the better team on the day although Sutherland did cause Collingwood some issues off their set-pieces.
Collingwood defeated Rockridge 50-21 today in the 17th annual Hatch Shield match. It was an emphatic victory for the Cavs who took a 7-0 lead less than a minute into the game and never looked back as they raced to a 38-0 halftime lead. Collingwood has now won the last three Hatch Shield games.
It's one down and three to go for the senior girls' soccer team. The Cavs defeated the Windsor Dukes 2-1 today and now move onto play Sutherland on Friday. The winner of that game will play the Burnaby-New Westminster #2 team on Monday. Here is Coach Mulock's report on the exciting win today:
The senior girls' soccer team starts the long run to the BC Championships today. The Cavs finished the regular season tied with STA and Sutherland with identical 5-1 records. However, due to the tie-breaking formula, it was Collingwood that was placed in 3rd place. As a result, the Cavs must win four straight games to earn a berth in the provincial championships. Last year, Collingwood lost the BC AA gold medal match in penalties so they have high hopes to return and win gold this year. Today's game is at 3:00pm at Ambleside Park.
The senior rugby team travelled to the island on Friday to play Brentwood College in the second round of the Stadium Series. The #1 Cavs defeated #3 Brentwood squad 35-17. As a result, Collingwood continues to be the top-ranked AA team in the province.
The senior soccer girls defeated Shawnigan Lake School 2-0 this afternoon to win the ISA Championship. The team went undefeated throughout the tournament with pool wins over Brentwood 5-0, York House 3-0 and Glenlyon-Norfolk 4-1.
The senior tennis team continued its winning ways this week with some terrific performances at the ISA Championships. The boys' team retained its ISA title with a win over St. George's. Until last year, St. George's was the only name on the ISA Boys' trophy. It appears that streak is now over and Collingwood is starting on its own gold medal run. Here is the report from Coach Wong:
The senior rugby team played St. Michaels University School (SMUS) on Tuesday afternoon in a battle between the #1 and #2 ranked teams in AA rugby in the province. Collingwood came in as #1 and this ranking proved to be warranted as the Cavs posted a 32-7 victory.
The tennis season has been delayed this year due to terrible weather. However, the senior tennis team was able to get on the courts twice this week and quickly demonstrated that they are one of the top teams in BC again this year. The team won 13 of 14 matches. Here is Coach Wong's report:
The senior girls' soccer team pushed their league record to 2-0 with a 3-0 win yesterday over Howe Sound yesterday. The Cavs dictated play throughout the game and the coaches were very pleased with this good result. Here is the game report from Coach Mulock:
The senior girls' soccer team had a busy first week back to school. After defeating Windsor in their first league game, the Cavs headed over to UBC for a two-day tournament against some top opposition. Here is Coach Mulock's tournament summary:
The senior rugby squad has just returned from Australia this morning. The three-week tour was a big success as all 32 boys played some terrific rugby throughout the five games.
The 1st XV was definitely hoping to come home with a winning record, but a 17-12 loss to Somerset in the last game thwarted those hopes. However, the team played a very good game in adverse conditions so the coaches were not too worried about the result. It's games like this that will pay dividends later in the season when the Cavs are playing their local rivals.
The Collingwood senior rugby squad is on Day 9 of their Australian tour. The team will play Matthew Flinders Anglican College late this afternoon. Currently it is 30 degrees so the boys are hoping that the temperature will drop considerably before the 4:00 and 5:00 kick-off times.
Collingwood currently has 32 rugby players in Australia on the school's bi-annual tour 'Down Under'. The team arrived in Sydney on Sunday morning and have been busy training and having fun at the beach and with their hosts.
The BC AA defending champions opened Lower Mainland league play against Bryne Creek, which was playing in its first ever league game. While Collingwood was not looking to crush a brand new program, the lack of any game time before the Cavs' upcoming Australian tour was a major issue that forced the coaches to field their strongest team for at least the first 12 minutes of the game. At this point, the substitutions started and by halftime the full bench had been rotated in. This means that everyone going to Australia has at least a little contact under their belt before facing some tough opposition 'Down Under'.
The alpine team took 17 terrific ski and snowboard athletes to the BC Championships and have returned with three provincial titles for the second time in three years. Here is Coach Ramsden's report on this amazing feat:
While neither team finished their season in the way they had imagined in their dreams, both the senior boys' and girls' basketball teams accomplished a great deal this year. The girls' team earned a berth in the Lower Mainland Championship and finished second in the Cav Classic. The boys' team won the Cav Classic, the Britannia Tournament and reeled off 18 straight wins in BC before their unfortunate exit from the Howe Sound Championships.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team won the Vancouver and District Championship on Thursday. This was a great way for the team to finish its season. Although the North Shore playoffs did not go to script, the team played some excellent basketball to win the V&D Championship in convincing fashion. Here is the game report from Coach Fraser:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has advanced to the Vancouver and District Championship game. The Cavs defeated Burnaby North last night. They will now play in the final this afternoon at 4:00 at New West Secondary. Here is a game report from Coach Fraser:
The alpine team has brought home at least one provincial championship over the past three years so it is no surprise that they once again were a dominant force at the North Shore Championships this past Thursday. Here is the full report from Coach Ramsden:
The senior girls' basketball team rose from the dead on Wednesday as they defeated the Mulgrave Titans to earn the last berth in the Lower Mainland Championships. The Cavs' season appeared to be over when they lost a heartbreaker to Windsor last Friday. However, the team received an unexpected reprieve and they stormed back with one of their best games of the year. Here is Coach McLaughlin's game report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has advanced to the North Shore semi-finals after an outstanding win over Seycove. The team has been playing exceptional basketball all year long and yesterday was no different. Here is a game report from Coach Mulock:
The senior girls' basketball team celebrated senior's night with a 45-31 win over West Van last night. Coach McLaughlin has always made sure that her graduating players are feted in an amazing fashion as the each Grade 12 player presented her parents with flowers before the game and then was given a photo in the post-game celebration. However, the best part of the evening is always the touching tributes that the Grade 11 players give to their departing teammates. These speeches were particularly well done yesterday as the younger players talked about their love and admiration for the grads and all the fun they had together this year.
Collingwood won their second tournament in as many weeks, capturing the Cav Classic for the first time in three years. They defeated their Howe Sound rival, Elphinstone, 66-54 in the final. The Cavs (#3 AA, 18-6) defeated Pacific Academy (81-58) in the quarter finals, and Carson Graham (83-62) in the semi-finals. Lochlan Collins was named tournament MVP. Tariq Alibhai and Imraan Karmali were tournament all-stars.
The senior boys' basketball team defeated Elphinstone for the second time in less than a week to capture the Cav Classic yesterday evening. It was a great team win as the Cavs used their lethal three-point shooting to great effect as usual, but were also able to score inside the paint as well. This was too much for an Elphistone team that was missing their top player in the final. Tariq Alibhai and Imraan Karmali were named tournament All-Stars, while Lochlan Collins took home the MVP award.
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team is competing in the MEI tournament in Abbotsford this weekend. This is a top-notch tournament giving the Cavs a great warm-up for the North Shore Playoffs that start on Thursday. Here is Coach Fraser's report on their overtime loss on Friday afternoon:
Both senior teams have earned berths in their home tournament final tonight. The girls won a hard-fought game yesterday morning against Rutland. This game had multiple lead changes and the Coach McLaughlin could only take that big breath of relief at the final buzzer.
The Collingwood senior basketball teams are in the midst of a big week. On Tuesday night, they both won crucial league games. The girls beat Windsor by one point to secure a home playoff date next Thursday. Meanwhile, the boys defeated Elphinstone 77-70 to win an important four points in league standings.
The senior boys' basketball team defeated the home team Britannia Bruins to win the 45th edition of their prestigious tournament on Saturday night. This was a big win for the Cavs as the Bruins are ranked just below Collingwood in BC AA basketball. Here is a report from Coach Wong:
The Grade 9/10 girls' basketball team played well at the ISA's, but a narrow loss in the semi-final was followed up with some ice-cold shooting in the bronze medal game so the team had to settle for fourth place. Although, the team was disappointed to finish out of the medals, the tough games are sure to help them as they get ready for the North Shore playoffs that are just around the corner. Here is a tournament report from Coach Fraser:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has returned from holidays firing on all cylinders. Their win over Sentinel yesterday was their second this week and they are still undefeated in the local West Van derbies as they have victories over Rockridge, West Van and now Sentinel. Here is a game report from Coach Mulock:
The Grade 10 girls' basketball team has kicked off the new year with a big win over Bodwell on Tuesday evening. Here is Coach Fraser's report:
The Grade 8 girls' basketball team is in the midst of a very good year. They have been competitive in all their games in the tough North Shore league. They opened the second half of the season with a great win over local rival West Van. Here is Coach Mulock's report:
- Cross Country - Senior Boys and Girls
- Junior Field Hockey - Blue Team
- Junior Field Hockey - Gold Team
- Field Hockey - Senior Girls
- Senior Field Hockey Blue
- Rugby - Grade 8 Boys
- Rugby - Grade 9 Boys
- Soccer - Senior Boys
- Swimming - Senior Boys and Girls
- Volleyball - Grade 10 Girls
- Volleyball - Grade 8 - Gold
- Volleyball - Grade 8 - BLUE
- Volleyball - Grade 9 Girls
- Volleyball - Senior Girls
- Badminton - Junior Boys and Girls
- Badminton - Senior Boys and Girls
- Cricket - Senior Boys and Girls
- Golf - Senior Boys and Girls
- Mountain Biking - Senior Boys and Girls
- Rugby - Grade 10 Boys
- Rugby - Senior Boys
- Rugby - Senior Girls
- Soccer - Junior Boys and Girls
- Soccer - Senior Girls
- Tennis - Junior Boys and Girls
- Tennis - Senior Boys and Girls
- Track And Field - Senior Boys and Girls