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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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A-Maising Day For Field Hockey Cavs

Maisie Hastings scored her second hat-trick of the BC Field Hockey AA Championships this morning against the JL Crowe Hawks and then followed this up with another hat-trick this afternoon against GW Graham. Maisie's nine goals in four games has helped propel the Cavs into the semi-finals tomorrow. Collingwood will face York House at 11:00am.

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Cavs Off To North Shore Final

The Grade 8 rugby team defeated West Van 46-35 yesterday in a North Shore semi-final. The Cavs now advance to the North Shore Championship game this Thursday at Klahanie. As the score indicates, it was a fantastic display of offensive rugby. Collingwood's attack was multi-faceted and the team scored some glorious tries. Here is the game report from Coach Hall:

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Swim Team Qualifies Four Swimmers For BC Championships

The swim team travelled to Watermania in Richmond last week for the Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone Championships. As is all sports, our swimmers need to qualify for the BC Championships through this brand new zone due to BC School Sports re-aligning zones. In the case of swimming, this has created a much bigger 'super-zone' so the competition to qualify for provincials was fiercer than ever. Here is Coach Yoon's report:

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Senior Volleyball Earns Tier 1 Status At ISA's

The senior volleyball team entered the 16-team ISA Championships with the goal of making it into Tier 1 pool play for the second day of competition. The squad knew this would make Saturday at Crofton House a very tough day indeed, but they were determined to challenge themselves. In the end, the Cavs did qualify for Tier 1 play. While they finished 8th, it was a great experience for this very young team. Here is Coach Jolliffe's report:

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Cross-Country Runners Record PB's At Zone Meet

Collingwood's cross-country team has competed throughout the season in a series of North Shore meets. In years past, the season would be capped off by the Howe Sound Zone Meet. However, due to BC School Sports re-alignment, the season now features the Vancouver Sea To Sky Zone Championship. Thus, the runners headed off to Jericho Park last Tuesday for this new competition. Here is the report from Coach Pool:

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Grade 9 Volleyball Peaking At The Right Time

The Grade 9 volleyball team plays STA in North Shore playoff action next Monday. Based on yesterday's thrilling 5-set loss to Handsworth, the team seems to be peaking at just the right time. Handsworth had not lost more than one set all year in league action, but the Cavs stormed back from a two-set deficit to force a fifth set before finally succumbing to the mighty Royals.

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Soccer Cavs Beat Bodwell To Earn Playoff Berth

The senior soccer team went into today's game against the Bodwell Bruins knowing they needed an outright win and a little help from Seycove if they wanted to secure the final position for the North Shore playoffs. The Cavs did their part with a terrific 1-0 win over Bodwell. And Seycove did their part with a 4-2 upset victory over Rockridge. As a result, the Cavs' season is still alive and they will play on Tuesday.

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Senior Volleyball Ready To Go For ISA's and Zone Playoffs

The senior volleyball team has a couple of big weeks ahead of them. This weekend, they will be playing in the 16-team ISA Championships. The calibre of play at this tournament is excellent so it will be a good test for the squad.

It will also get them ready for the AA Vancouver Sea-To-Sky Zone Championships that they are helping to host in November. St. Thomas Aquinas will be hosting both days but Collingwood has been tapped to help out on Day 1 of this tournament. This means the Cavs will get to play at home, which will be great for the team as they will undoubtedly get lots of fans out.

Here is a report from Coach Jolliffe:

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Cavs Win ISA Gold

The senior field hockey defeated Shawnigan Lake School 2-1 to repeat as ISA Champions. After easily winning their first three games of the tournament, the Cavs faced their first taste of adversity when they fell behind 0-1 to the Stags. However, the team rallied and played some terrific hockey to bring back the historical Wiggins Cup to Collingwood for the second straight year.

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Cavs Win Bronze At Bridgeman Cup

The senior field hockey is enjoying a rare day of rest on Thanksgiving Monday after another terrific performance at the Bridgman Cup. The Bridgman Cup brings together the finest AA and AAA teams from across the province. The three-day tournament is definitely a chance to see exactly how you stack up against the other great teams in BC.

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Killer B's Win UBC Bronze

Collingwood sometimes has so many good field hockey players the decision is made to field a second senior team. Historically, this team is known as the "Killer B's". This year's version of the Killer B's was entered in the UBC Tier 2 tournament this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here is Coach Allan's report on a team with absolutely no quit in them:

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Golfers Finish 4th At BC Championships

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:

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Cavs Repeat As BC Champions

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.

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Soccer Cavs Finish 4th At BC's

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.

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Finals Bound - Cavs Defeat Rockridge

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.

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Tennis Cavs Win Silver

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:

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Cavs Go for 12 Straight Today

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.

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Soccer Cavs Defeat Sutherland

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.

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Cavs Win Hatch Shield

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.


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Soccer Cavs Start Playoffs 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.

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