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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Maisie And Conor

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - McKinley and Joey

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Bronwyn and Thomas

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

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Senior Boys Fall In Zone Playoffs

It was always going to be difficult to earn one of the three Vancouver Sea To Sky berths into the Senior Boys' Basketball AA BC Championships.  The 8-team zone championship included four very good Howe Sound teams and King George Secondary who as the #2 team in the province were clearly a step above all others.  When Collingwood fell decisively to King George on Thursday evening, it meant that the Cavs were in a 'do or die' game against Mulgrave on Saturday afternoon.  Unfortunately, it was Mulgrave that brought their 'A Game' while the Collingwood had shooting issues all game long and unexpectedly big problems in the defensive end as well.  As a result, the Cavs' season ended in disappointment on Saturday.

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Senior Girls Fall Short In Provincials Bid

The senior girls' basketball team played three tough games in three days last week in a quest to earn a berth to the BC Championships.  It was always going to be a difficult task to win one of the five berths since the depth of the new Vancouver Sea To Sky zone in AA basketball is truly remarkable.  This task became all but impossible when two of the starting five were unable to make Friday's game.  Despite this setback, the Cavs played inspired basketball and battled to the bitter end.  Here is Coach McLaughlin's tournament report:

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BC Berth On The Line This Week For Senior Basketball

Last week turned out to be a disappointing experience for the senior boys' basketball team.  The Cavs dropped two out of three games at the Howe Sound Championships.  Thankfully, all of this will be forgotten with a strong showing at this week's Vancouver Sea To Sky Championships.  This new championship will decide what three schools from Collingwood's zone earn a berth in the BC Championships.  Here is Coach Wong's breakdown of last week and the path ahead for the Cavs:

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Athens Finishes 4th At BC Championships

When Athens Wu showed up to her first high school wrestling practice this year, Coach Larisch knew he a rare talent on his hands.  It was immediately apparent that she was tough, athletic and had a personality well-suited to the hard work and sweat that goes into wrestling.  As the year progressed, it became clear that Athens was a natural.  Thus, it is no surprise that in her first ever BC Championships that she reached the semi-finals.  

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Grade 8 Cavs Make History

The North Shore is such a hotbed of high school basketball that it always difficult for small schools like Collingwood to compete at the Grade 8-10 level when competition is not tiered.  The North Shore premier leagues are loaded with AAA and AAAA schools that have far larger student populations from which to draw their athletes.  Thus, when Collingwood teams advance to a North Shore Final, it is a really big deal.  This week, Collingwood had both their Grade 8 Boys' and Girls' teams in the North Shore Championship game. This is the first time in school history both teams have reached the championship game in the same year.

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Grade 8 Cavs Win Playoff Opener

The Grade 8 girls' basketball team has had a very successful season so far.  They won the Archbishop Carney tournament in mid-January, finished 2nd in the Cap University tournament in December and posted an impressive 5-1 record in North Shore league play.  Yesterday afternoon, they romped through their North Shore quarterfinal with an easy 57-18 win over Carson Graham.

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Cavs Finish 2nd At St. John's Tournament

The Grade 8 boys' basketball team powered their way through their first three games of the St. John's tournament before running into an excellent Lord Byng squad in the final.  The Cavs had a 10-point lead partway through the third quarter, but they lacked 'the killer instinct' and allowed Byng back into the game before succumbing to the Grey Ghosts 55-45.  Here is Coach Yoon's report:

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A Seniors' Night For The Ages

Across North America, high schools are in the midst of celebrating their graduating basketball players with Seniors' Nights.  Although these nights are always special, they are a little more special if the home team sends its seniors off with a win. 

For most of last night, it appeared that this would not be the case for Collingwood's senior girls.  The Cavs were facing a tough Notre Dame team that entered the 4th quarter with a 47-31 lead.  However, in true storybook fashion, the Cavs roared back and won the game on a last-second lay-up by Sara Fraser.  This meant that Dorreh Assadi, Keira McCord and Ivy Zhu won the final home game of their high school careers.  

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Cavs Win The Classic

The senior boys' basketball team had a fantastic three days as they won their home tournament with a 83-64 win over local rival Mulgrave.  This win was especially sweet as Mulgrave had beat the Cavs earlier this season in the team's only meeting.  This time the Cavs slowly began to take charge in the second quarter of game and then began to extend their lead throughout the second half.  Tournament MVP Lochlan Collins had a huge game for the Cavs and Tournament All-Star Will Zhang had another massive game as well.  Here is Coach Wong's game report:

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Burly Bears No Match For Cavs Defence

The senior boys' basketball team breezed through their opening game of the Cav Classic, but their second-round opponent seemed to be a much different animal.  The Mt Boucherie Bears had scored 106 points in their opening game and their size and strength made it look like a battle between men and boys.  However, the Cavs played their best game of the year and their amazing team defence held the Bears to a meagre 49 points.  Here is Coach Wong's report on the epic win:

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Cavs Post Decisive Wins On First Day Of The Classic

It is once again the Cav Classic weekend.  16 teams from across BC have descended on the Morven campus for three days of basketball.  Both Collingwood teams were decisive winners on Day 1 of the tournament.  The boys played the opening game and quickly established their dominance over local rivals Windsor.  The final result was Collingwood 62 - Windsor 30.  The girls were equally dominant as they raced to 47-15 halftime lead before cruising to a 58-21 win Ashcroft.

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Cavs Win Cap U Tournament

On Monday, the Grade 8 boys' basketball team lost a close game to West Van in North Shore league play.  The Cavs did not need to wait long to avenge that loss as they defeated the Highlanders 49-48 today in the final of the Capilano University tournament.  This exciting win capped off a great three days of basketball as Collingwood defeated Carson Graham, Sentinel and Van College to earn their berth in the final.  Coach Vidic is undoubtedly looking forward to the three-week Christmas Break, but he will be anxious to get his talented squad back on the floor in the new year as they definitely have a championship pedigree to them.  

Here is a report from Coach Vidic:

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Cavs Finish 2-2 At No Regrets

The senior boys' basketball team performed very well at the No Regrets tournament this weekend.  They finished 2-2 despite being very short-handed on Saturday.  The Cavs played tremendous basketball against Pitt Meadows on Friday night but eventually the Air Force pulled away in the 4th quarter.  On Saturday morning, the team rallied from a 9-point deficit in the last two minutes to defeat Killarney 76-75.  On Saturday afternoon, it was a different story as AA #3 ranked DP Todd defeated the Cavs.  Nevertheless, it was a terrific tournament for the team and Lochlan Collins was awarded a scholarship.  This was very well-deserved.

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Cavs Win No Regrets Opener

The senior boys' basketball team defeated Archbishop MacDonald from Edmonton today in the opening game of the No Regrets tournament.  The Cavs tipped off at 11:00am, which ensured a full house as the entire Morven campus was on Flex Block which meant that all 600 students were in the gym.  It was a great atmosphere and the hometown Cavs did not disappoint as they pulled away in the second half for a 79-52 victory.

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No Regrets Tournament Returns To Collingwood

The No Regrets Basketball tournament is this weekend across the North Shore.  This Co-Ed tournament is one of the biggest tournaments in BC and a highlight of the year for many of the teams that compete in it.  As usual, Collingwood will be front and centre as we will be hosting numerous games including the boys and girls' finals.  The Cavs will take to the court on Thursday at 11:00 in the traditional 'White Out' game that has become one of the best spirit events in the school calendar each year.

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Junior Cav Classic A Huge Success

Basketball season officially started last week and as usual Collingwood was front and centre as the school hosted the Junior Cav Classic.  This year the tournament featured six girls' teams and eight boys' teams.  The quality of play was excellent as Walnut Grove defeated St. Pat's in a the girls' final.  In the boys' final, Carson Graham overcame a tough Kits team to take home the trophy.  The Collingwood teams had a tough start to the tournament but both won their final game.  The girls defeated Carson Graham, while the boys were victors over Shawnigan Lake School.  A big thanks to Mr. Hautz and Ms. Mulock for all their work in organizing the tournament.

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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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