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Golfers Win Sea To Sky Championship

The golf team enters every season with the goal of competing for a medal at the BC Championships.  But in order to do this, they must first qualify through the zone championships.  Like all spring sports, this was the first year for the Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone to be in action.  Thus, after a dominating performance, the Cavs brought home the first Vancouver Sea To Sky AA Golf banner that ever has been awarded.  Here is Coach Francis' report:

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Cavs Defeat DW Poppy In Stadium Series Tilt

The senior rugby team made an emphatic statement about where they currently stand in BC AA rugby with a 52-0 win over DW Poppy on Friday.  Poppy was reputed to be one of the top sides in the Fraser Valley, but Collingwood dominated possession throughout the game and scored four tries in each half.  Only a spectacular defensive performance by the Poppy inside centre prevented the game from being even more one-sided.

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Tennis Team Topples Titans In Play-Off Action

Like all Collingwood teams this spring, the tennis squad has followed the weather forecasts with enormous interest.  While rugby, soccer. mountain biking, track and golf are inconvenienced by rain, tennis matches are simply cancelled.  Thus, it has been tough to finish the league schedule because the rain has been so incessant.  However, thanks to some clever thinking by Coaches Wong and Ross, the Cavs were able to play their North Shore semi-final this morning by inviting Mulgrave to play during the Collingwood practice time at Hollyburn's indoor courts.  Here is Coach Wong's report:

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SMUS Homecoming Crashed By Cavs

The senior rugby team was invited to be part of the St. Michaels University School alumni homecoming event this past weekend.  The highlight of this multi-faceted event is when the SMUS 1st XV takes the field.  While the Blue Jags are piped onto the field to the cheers of their home crowd, the visitors must put up with the same fans predicting imminent defeat and warning of the peril that awaits the team foolish enough to take on the vaunted SMUS team on their home turf.  Collingwood crashed the party in 2018 with a comprehensive win and in 2022 pushed their record to 2-0 at this event as they defeated SMUS 51-10.  

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Junior Rugby Cavs Defeat Carson

This year's Junior rugby team (Grade 9/10) is the biggest in Collingwood history.  With over 40 boys on the squad, Coaches Hall, Murray and Alguire have a wealth of talent at their disposal.  They also have the dilemma of trying to get all these players action in games.  Thankfully, they have been able to arrange A and B fixtures with their last two opponents, which has assured that everyone has played plenty of rugby.  Here is Coach Hall's report on today's big win over Carson Graham:

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Cavs Defeat Magee

The senior rugby team defeated Magee 50-0 yesterday to open their Vancouver Sea-To-Sky league schedule.  After two solid wins in exhibition play, the Cavs stepped up their game against a Magee side that featured players from three other West-Side schools.

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Golfers Defeat Windsor

The golf team travelled to the Sunshine Coast yesterday and came away with a 4-3 win over Windsor.  Coach Jake Francis fielded a whole new line-up as he is keen to give as many golfers as possible some experience in these early North Shore league matches.  Here is Coach Francis' report:

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Cavs Defeat Howe Sound

The senior girls soccer team pushed their record to 2-0 with an 8-0 win over Howe Sound on Tuesday.  The Cavs have now scored 20 goals in two games and posted two clean sheets defensively.  It has been a fantastic start to the season.  The remarkable thing is that the team is not even fully healthy at the moment and will actually get stronger when a couple of key players return from injury.  For now, Coaches Cantarutti, Huis in't Veld and Mulock are revelling in team's outstanding ball movement and killer-instinct around the net.

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Soccer Cavs Too Powerful For The Bruins

Prior to the pandemic, Collingwood's girls' soccer team was establishing themselves as one of the top high soccer programs in BC.  The team had finished 2nd and 4th at the BC Championships in the two previous years and had a talent-laden squad ready to compete for the 2019-20 provincial title.  Sadly, that group of girls never got to compete.  So after two long years, it is incredibly exciting to have the Cavs back on the field.  And what a team Collingwood has this year.  The Cavs are just loaded with talent and have some terrific Grade 12 leaders to help keep everyone calm and grounded.

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Athletes Of The Week

This will be the last Athletes Of The Week for our Winter sport student-athletes.  As an added bonus we are including two of the Robotics' stars that led their teams to glory at the recent provincial championships.  Collingwood has qualified two teams for the World Championships in Texas later this year.  That is definitely Athlete Of The Week worthy!

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Snowboarders Win BC Silver

The alpine team has a strong tradition of returning from the BC Championships with medals in hand.  This year was no different as the girl's snowboard team finished second.  This is a fantastic result.  Here is the report on the BC Championships from Coach Ramsden:

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Grade 8 Cavs Win BC Opener

The Grade 8 boys basketball team ran rampant through the North Shore league going undefeated in the regular season and then winning the Championship.  They also won the ISA Championship.  And if that was not enough, they defeated St. George's and Lord Byng in exhibition games.  The Cavs' only defeat this year was a narrow loss to Vancouver College.  Despite this gaudy resume, the selection committee at the BC Grade 8 Championships ranked Collingwood #13.

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Cavs Post First Win At BC Championships

After a tough opening day, the senior girls' basketball team was back on the court bright and early this morning.  Despite an 8:30am start, the Cavs were sharp and sprinted out to an 11-0 lead against A. R. MacNeill from Richmond and never looked back.  The final score was 78-63 with Collingwood being in control almost the entire game other than a couple of minutes in the third quarter when they let the Ravens briefly cut into their double-digit lead.  

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Senior Boys Bow Out In Zone Championships

The senior boys' basketball team season came to an abrupt end on Friday night with a loss to the Windsor Dukes.  After playing two hard games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Cavs simply had nothing left in the tank on Friday.  A truly horrible third quarter sealed their fate when the team saw endless good quality shots bounce off the rim and into the hands of Windsor rebounders.

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This Week In Basketball

It's been another exhilarating week of basketball at Collingwood.  The highlight of the week was definitely the senior girls' huge win over Seycove that earned them a berth in the AA BC Championships.  Coaches McLaughlin, Mulock and Power and all the players are thrilled to be ending a very long BC Championships drought and can't wait to take the floor at the Langley Event Center from March 2-5.

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Cavs On Their Way To BC Championships

The senior girls' basketball team has qualified for the BC AA Championships.  This is a great accomplishment for this very young team.  After being upset by Seycove in the North Shore playoffs, the Cavs faced the Seahawks again in the first round of the Vancouver Sea-To-Sky Zone Championships.  The winner of this game was guaranteed one of the four Sea-To-Sky berths at the BC's.

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Cavs Win North Shore Grade 8 Championship

The Grade 8 boys' basketball team defeated Handsworth 60-42 yesterday to win the North Shore Championship.  This is the first time since 2000-01 that Collingwood has won a Grade 8 title in the always tough North Shore league.  However, this year's group of Cavs left little doubt who was the best team as they rampaged through the regular season undefeated and then followed this up with three excellent performances in the playoffs.

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Wrestling Team Wins North Shore Juvenile Title

The wrestling team competed in the North Shore Championships last week and for the first time in the school's history returned with the North Shore Juvenile trophy.  This trophy has great history on it and the 35 previous winners include the powerhouse Hamilton Secondary program from the 1970's and more recently the wrestling juggernauts such as Balmoral, Carson Graham and STA. 

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Athletes Of The Week

It was an incredibly busy week on the North Shore as basketball playoffs tipped off and the North Shore Championships were held in Wrestling and Skiing/Snowboarding.  The competition was fierce across the board, but everywhere you looked Collingwood athletes were shining.

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This Week In Basketball

It's been another great week of basketball for the Cavs.  Our Grade 8 teams both had massive victories as the boys defeated Carson Graham 61-25 in their North Shore quarterfinal and the girls defeated arch-rival Mulgrave to secure first-place in the North Shore West Division.  The boys now host the semi-final on Monday, while the girls will open their playoff run on Thursday also at home.

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Senior's Night Win Propels Cavs Into Second Place

One of the most special games each season in Collingwood basketball is Senior's Night.  Coach McLaughlin always makes sure this is a truly amazing event for the senior girls' team.  However, it is the team that makes the real difference as the Cavs alway step up on this night and play with extra intensity to assure the senior's last league game at home is a win.

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Athletes Of The Week

This week we have our usual crew of outstanding basketball players and for the first time this year we have two alpine team members.  Making the week even more special is the fact that we have a brother and sister both nominated the same week.  Remy and Sam Li are both knocking it out of the park with their respective teams.

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Lachlan Robertson Signs With Portland State

Lachlan Robertson has committed to play tennis at Portland State University.  Lachlan moved from Collingwood to the Weil Tennis Academy and College Preparatory School in Ojai, California for his Grade 12 year.  The move has obviously paid off as Lachlan earned a scholarship at Portland State.  Lachlan was a key member of the Collingwood tennis team in his Grade 8 and 9 years and helped lead the Cavs to a gold and silver at the BC AA Championships.  Unfortunately, he could not add any more medals to his mantelpiece due to two seasons being lost to Covid.  We wish Lachlan the best of luck next year.

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