Graham Athletics Announcement Re: Summer Facility usage and fall back to play protocols

Graham Athletics Announcement

Re: Summer Facility usage and fall back to play protocols

Hello GW Graham Families,

We want to take this opportunity to touch base with everyone as we head into the summer.  We received clarification yesterday that all school district #33 schools and gyms will be completely closed down between July 10th to August 14th. This means all school district sites will be closed to all coaches and athletes for all school sports and teams.  The school district is hopeful that athletes and coaches can begin training during the last two weeks of the summer in an attempt to prepare for the fall high school season of play.  However, BC school sports in conjunction with Dr. Bonnie Henry (Provincial Government) will provide additional information throughout the summer and clearly outline the back to play protocols for high school athletics in the fall. We are hopeful that we can reach a safe and healthy place where all of our student athletes are back training and competing in September.  Please feel free to contact myself directly by email, text or phone in the coming weeks and months regarding Graham Athletics (in conjunction with the provincial government, BC school sports and school district 33) back to play protocols as they become available.

At this time we encourage student athletes to continue their individual training, and if additional training resources are required please don’t hesitate to contact myself and or your Graham coaching staff.

Thanks everyone, have a safe and healthy summer and we hope to see you all back in Blue and White competing for Graham Athletics this fall.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 209-10 STUDENT ATHLETES!!!!!

While we all continue to work our way out of the Covid-19 fog and we continue to adapt and adjust our annual traditions, it is with great Pride and a little sadness that we recognize our Student Athlete of the year finalists and winners, and celebrate our year in sport through our annual slide show!

It was another amazing year in Graham Athletics, with new success, new lessons learned, and for the first time in school History a new Senior Varsity Boys AAA Provincial Championship!!!

Once again Pride, Passion, Spirit and most importantly, our sense of Family burst through in every season we had this year!! While we didnt get the opportunity to come together and celebrate our year, we hope our annual Graham Athletics Slide show allows everyone to take a minute and be grateful for every opportunity we had this year.

 

I would like to congrulate all of our Athlete of the year finalists and winners for the 2009-2010 athletic season.

2019-2020 Athlete of the year Finalists

Junior Varsity Girls

Finalists:

Chloe Dades – Grade 9

Jordan Polesello – Grade 9

Sofia Heinrich – Grade 9

Rida Khan – Grade 9

Aliza Hertzog – Grade 9

Anika Janzen – Grade 10

Paitra Hall – Grade 10

Julia Tuchscherer – Grade 10

Winner(s): Julia Tuchscherer

 

Junior Varsity Boys

Finalist

Braeden Macdonald – Grade 9

Aiden Henderson – Grade  9

Taylor Adams – Grade 9

Mackenzie Lascelle – Grade 9

Jared Hall – Grade 10

Brody Janzen – Grade 10

Bardia Shokhui – Grade 10

Josh Caverly – Grade 10

Winner(s): Jared Hall and Josh Caverly

 

Senior Varsity Girls

Finalists

Kennedy Hall – Grade 11

Mackenzie Campbell 12

Megan Owens – Grade 12

Sydney Owens – Grade 12

Winner(s) Megan Owens and Sydney Owens

 

Senior Varsity Boys

Finalists

Clay Kurtz – Grade 11

Aidan Buchanan – Grade 11

Zack Klim – Grade 12

Matthias Klim – Grade 12

Cairo Almarez – Grade 12

Jaiden Claassen – Grade 12

Jude Hall – Grade 12

Winner(s): Jaiden Claassen

As we head into the summer we remain cautiously optimistic that we will see the relaunch of BC Highschool sports.  During the summer weeks please continue to check in on the website, and with our other forms of social media for updates and fall athletics info.

Have a safe and healthy summer everyone!!!

 

GW Graham Athletics response to COVID-19

To: All GW Graham Families

Subject: GW Graham Athletics response to COVID-19

Due to health concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, GW Graham Athletics has elected to suspend all Athletics activities.  Most sport governing bodies have shut down all activities at this point until April 15th,  when they will reevaluate the situation.  We will provide additional info following the end of spring break, at which time we will reassess health advisories and safety concerns. BC school sports looks to do the same.  Please see BC school Sports link to their statement below.

BC high school sports will continue to monitor the latest from Canadian Health Authorities and provide updates as needed.

https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/COVID-19%20Memo%20-%20March%2010%202020.pdf

 

Jake Mouritzen

Athletic Director

GW Graham Secondary School

Jake_mouritzen@sd33.bc.ca

School Phone: 604-847-0772

Cell: 604-702-8734

GRAHAM ATHLETICS – FALL SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!

Make sure to continue to check our website and Graham athletics social media for fall start-up information for the following teams:

1. Junior and senior girls field hockey

2. Junior and senior boys soccer

3. Cross country

4. Grade 9, junior varsity and senior varsity girls volleyball.

5. Junior varsity boys volleyball.

6 junior and senior varsity boys basketball

7. Junior and senior varsity girls basketball.

8. Junior and senior varsity football fall camp continues to run Monday to Thursday this week from 4:00 to 6:30.

Please note: if your son or daughter is still interested in joining one of the football teams please contact athletic director Jake Mouritzen: jake_mouritzen@sd33.bc.ca or cell: 604-702-8734.

Grizzlies Field Hockey – 10th at Provincials

The Senior Girls Field Hockey team finished an excellent season with a 10th place showing at the BCs. The team finished third in their pool with two losses on the first day to JL Crowe and LFA, and then a great 4-0 win over SOSS. Then in the consolation side quarterfinal the team managed to hang out to a 1-0 win in a tense and physical match with Southridge.  This win put them into the consolation semi finals where they played some excellent field hockey in a chilly, rainy early morning match.

This game resulted in a 3-1 victory which meant they were into the consolation final. In this game they were defeated by St. Michael’s but overall it was an excellent week of high level field hockey. Congratulations to the team on a wonderful season.

Senior Field Hockey – Fraser Valley Champions!

The Senior Field Hockey team crushed their opposition in playoffs and have won the Fraser Valley Championships. This means the team has also earned their eighth consecutive trip to the AA Provincials to be held in Vancouver next month. The team was dominant on offence and put in a solid defensive effort in each game. In their first game the Grizzlies got off to a bit of a slow start but once the offence got going they were in control and defeated Agassiz 6-0. Playing back to back games the Grizzlies came out strong in their second game and defeated North Delta 9-0. Their final game was against a familiar rival from Southridge, and the team played some of their best field hockey of the season winning 5-0. It was an outstanding effort from start to finish! Congratulations!573415FA-CFF8-49E7-8A6B-D4F416243A0E

Senior Field Hockey – Golden Pumpkin Tournament Results

CD622252-D8DF-4FAD-93CD-3F5DBD568E8DThe Senior Girls Field Hockey team had a great trip to the Golden Pumpkin Tournament in Surrey. On Thursday the team battled to two 1-1 draws with Panorama Ridge and South Kamloops. On Friday the team had a rematch with Panorama and this time the Grizzlies won 2-0. In their final game, the team defeated Westview 2-0. The Senior team will now compete at the Fraser Valley AA Championships next week and are looking to qualify for the Provincials at this tournament.