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Athletics Week in Review: January 6

Squash and basketball played over the winter break are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review
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SMUS in the News: Toronto Wolfpack See Quinn Ngawati ’17 As One to Watch

Grade 12 student Quinn Ngawati – who earned himself a rugby league contract recently – is featured in the Ottawa Citizen
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SMUS in the News: Jamison Schulz-Franco ’17 Leads the Way on Field and Court

Grade 12 student Jamison Schulz-Franco is featured on Chek News in the lead-up to the inaugural Passion Sports UVic Alumni Basketball Tournament
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Earns Pro Rugby League Deal

Grade 12 athlete Quinn Ngawati recently earned himself a contract to play rugby with the Toronto Wolfpack, Canada's newest pro rugby team
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Chasing English Rugby League Dream

December 17, 2016 The Province Quinn Ngawati '17 Victoria teen Quinn Ngawati chasing English rugby league dream

Athletics Week in Review: December 7

Colonist Cup soccer, alumni basketball and more are covered in this edition of the Athletics Week in Review

SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Selected as Finalist for Pro Rugby Team

Grade 12 student Quinn Ngawati has been selected as a finalist to play for the Toronto Wolfpack, a new pro rugby team

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Take AA Soccer Title

The Senior boys soccer team's provincial AA victory is covered in the Times Colonist and Saanich News

Athletics Week in Review: November 25

Volleyball, soccer and basketball are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Weekly

SMUS Captures BC AA Boys Soccer Title

For the second time in three years, the Senior boys soccer team has captured the B.C. AA title. Starting as the 12th seed, based on...

SMUS in the News: Jake Wilmott ’15 Begins Basketball Journey at Camosun

November 18, 2016 Chek News Jake Wilmott '15 Local High School Champ begins College basketball Grind (photo courtesy of Chek News)

SMUS in the News: Senior Boys Punch Ticket to Colonist Cup Final

November 17, 2016 Times Colonist Senior boys soccer team SMUS, Reynolds punch tickets to Colonist Cup final
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Vancouver Island AAA Girls’ Volleyball Championships 2016

Dates: November 18-19, 2016 Round robin matches are best of 3: first 2 games to 25, 3rd game to 15, no cap. Semi-final, bronze, and final...

Athletics Week in Review: November 9

The first week of November saw several provincial titles up for grabs. Field Hockey It was with great anticipation that the Senior girls team headed to Surrey...

Athletics Week in Review: November 3

Basketball, soccer, rugby, volleyball, squash and cross-country are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review.

SMUS in the News: Nancy Mollenhauer Inducted into Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

Middle School teacher Nancy Mollenhauer is inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.

SMUS in the News: Inside Steve Nash’s Fútbol Fascination

Sports Illustrated sits down with Steve Nash '92 to chat about his love of soccer
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Athletics Week in Review: October 25

Field Hockey It was a banner 10 days for the Senior girls 1st XI team. First, thanks to a late game winner from Anna Mollenhauer versus Oak Bay, and...

Junior School Runners Cap Off a Great Cross-Country Season

The sound of feet splashing through puddles, the smell of damp grass, the splatter of un-washable mud stains on SMUS sports T-shirts can only...

Athletics Week in Review: October 19

Field hockey, rugby, soccer, volleyball, rowing, cross-country and squash are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

Athletics Week in Review: October 7

Soccer, rowing, rugby, field hockey, cross-country and volleyball are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

SMUS in the News: Gareth Rees ’85 Meets Prince William… Again

September 27, 2016 Gareth Rees '85 CTV Vancouver Island BC rugby legend who coached Prince William meets him again Times Colonist The coach and his princely protégé (photo courtesy of...

Athletics Week in Review: September 29

Rugby, field hockey, volleyball, soccer and squash are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

U15 Girls’ Invitational Soccer Tournament 2016

Pools and Standings Pool A Pool B Pool C Round Robin Schedule and Results Thursday September 29 * Crossover game so Pool B and C have 3 games each. Teams will...

Athletics Week in Review: September 20

The 2016-17 high school sports season at SMUS kicked off with our Senior boys soccer teams and Senior girls field hockey teams taking to the field

ISAA Senior Boys Soccer Championships 2016

Pools Tier 1 Tier 2 Tournament Schedule Friday, September 16 Saturday, September 17

Cultural and Service Trip: Volleyball Tour to Cuba

Right before school started, I traveled to Havana, Cuba along with 12 of my classmates – and volleyball teammates – led by coaches Bendfeld and...
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SMUS in the News: Callum Montgomery ’15 Named Conference USA Player of the Week

September 7, 2016 University of North Carolina Callum Montgomery '15 Sunol-Rojas and Montgomery Earn C-USA Weekly Honors

Carrying the Torch for Olympic Values

An opportunity to work with the International Olympic Commission has allowed the Junior School’s Gary Barber to share the spirit of Olympism with children...

SMUS at the Olympic Games

In the 110-year history of our school, many students have treated us to amazing moments on the field, the court, on the stage and...
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SMUS in the News: Sailor Max Gallant ’14 is Tokyo Dreaming

August 11, 2016 Oak Bay News Max Gallant '14 RVYC sailor is Tokyo dreaming

SMUS in the News: Bruce Kuklinski as Rugby Citing Commissioner for Rio Olympics

August 8, 2016 Bruce Kuklinski Chek News Game On! – July 31, 2016 (skip to 8:35) Saanich News St. Michaels athletics coach will referee at Olympics Times Colonist Victorians play key roles...

Teacher Bruce Kuklinski Sets His ‘Cites’ on Rio Olympic Rugby

Middle School teacher Bruce Kuklinski heads to Rio de Janeiro to work as a citing commissioner for Olympic rugby sevens games
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SMUS in the News: Zoe Lott ’19 and Hampton Little League Heads to Nationals

July 20, 2016 Zoe Lott '19 Times Colonist Hampton Little League softball stars take aim at national title Chek News Hampton girls get set for Canadian Championships

SMUS in the News: Callum Montgomery ’15 Named Highlanders Player of the Year

July 17, 2016 Times Colonist Callum Montgomery '15 Highlanders finish season with a draw
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SMUS in the News: Sarah Hagkull ’16 to Row for University of Tulsa

July 14, 2016 University of Tulsa Sarah Hagkull '16 Tulsa Rowing Adds Three to 2016-17 Roster
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Resilience as an Opportunity for Student Growth

One of my favourite roles at the school is coach of the Senior boys B basketball team. Basketball runs through the veins of SMUS,...

Athletic Awards 2016

by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director The 2015-16 year has been another very successful year. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches who won...

SMUS in the News: Ryan Hindson ’17 a Standout in B.C. High School Basketball

June 10, 2016 Yukon News Ryan Hindson '17 Whitehorse’s Ryan Hindson a standout in B.C. high school basketball
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SMUS in the News: Callum Montgomery ’15 Anchors the Victoria Highlanders

June 10, 2016 Times Colonist Callum Montgomery '15 Highlanders hope to stymie front-running Foothills FC

Athletics Week in Review: June 9

Our year of sports has officially wrapped up and there are several teams that competed in the last couple of weeks that deserve recognition. Rugby SMUS arrived in...

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Repeat as Provincial AA Rugby Champions

May 28, 2016 The Province 1st XV Rugby B.C. High School rugby results
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Middle School Rugby 7s: Kuklinski Cup

It has been a superb season for the Grade 7/8, seven-a-side rugby team and coaches. After a stellar regular season, the team held a...

Athletics Week in Review: May 19

Some major hardware was up for grabs on a number of fronts, as local playoff action finished in advance of the Island and provincial championships. Golf At...

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags find a way to Island soccer gold

May 18, 2016 Times Colonist Senior girls soccer SMUS Blue Jags find a way to Island soccer gold

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags blast Barbs in Howard Russell Cup

May 13, 2016 Times Colonist 1st XV Rugby Blue Jags blast Barbs in Howard Russell Cup

2016 Girls AA Soccer Island Championship

16-17 May, 2016 Schedule and Results NB: Home team is listed first.

Athletics Week in Review: May 10

Soccer The Senior girls team was in the news a lot, after a spectacular and exciting 10 days of play. First, on April 26, a 74th minute goal...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 27

Sporting events have been coming thick and fast, in multiple sports and in events taking place not only locally but across Canada. Squash The team competed in the...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 20

Rowing The spring season is now fully underway, with SMUS recently competing at the annual Maple Bay regatta on Lake Quamichan. The races, featuring local clubs...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 15

The spring sporting season well and truly kicked into gear, with multiple SMUS teams in action in the first week back at school. Soccer The Senior...
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Running Club Highlights Fun Fitness in Non-Competitive Environment

Even before the sun rises, a large group of Junior School students is spending three mornings a week getting a fun fitness session in before classes...
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Blue Jags Fall to Oak Bay in 22nd Boot Game

In front of a large and partisan crowd, on a glorious spring evening at UVic's Centennial Stadium, SMUS and Oak Bay contested the 22nd Rees Boot...
Graeme Hyde-Lay '15 wins High School Athlete of the Year

SMUS in the News: Graeme Hyde-Lay ’15 Wins High School Athlete of the Year...

Sport BC March 14, 2016 Graeme Hyde-Lay '15 Sport BC Announces 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards (photo courtesy of Sport BC)

First Ever SMUS Girls Rugby Team

Rugby is a tradition at the school; we’ve been playing for decades. And by “we” I mean the boys. Finally, years overdue, we're incredibly...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Will Arrive No. 1 in 2017

The Province March 16, 2016 2A PRE-SEASON HOOPS: Before their time in 2016, SMUS Blue Jags will arrive No. 1 in ’17
The Senior boys basketball team made it to the finals of the B.C. AA Basketball Tournament for the third consecutive year.

Athletics Week in Review: March 16

With the winter season of play drawing to a close, the basketball season culminated in various BC championships, while rowing took place at Elk Lake. Basketball In Langley March 2-5,...
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SMUS in the News: Jelena Mrdjenovich ’00 Re-Claims World Featherweight Titles

March 12, 2016 Edmonton Journal Jelena Mrdjenovich '00 Jelena Mrdjenovich re-claims world featherweight titles with 10-round, unanimous decision over Edith Matthysse
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SMUS in the News: Senior Boys Basketball at the 2016 B.C. AA Tournament

March 12 & 13, 2016 The Province Jags, Cavs to collide for BC 2A hoops title Epic first-half defence the key to stopping SMUS
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau ’10 at the Inaugural Canada Sevens Rugby Event

Times Colonist March 14, 2016 Mike Fuailefau '10 Bowl title has Canadian Sevens oozing with confidence

Senior Girls Rugby Team Readies for Spring Debut

While the rugby season doesn't typically get under way until the spring, a group of SMUS students have been on the pitch since early...
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Olympic Values, History Celebrated at the Junior School

Grade 5 students at the Junior School, under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Gary Barber, spent the last 10 weeks researching, studying and learning all things Olympic...
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SMUS in the News: Senior Girls Basketball Coach Lindsay Brooke Talks Provincials

Times Colonist March 2, 2016 Senior girls basketball Island's top girls basketball teams begin chase for provincial titles
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau ’10 Talks About ‘Unreal’ Canada Sevens Rugby Event

Times Colonist March 1, 2016 Mike Fuailefau '10 New rugby CEO takes charge of Langford-based Canadian teams
The Senior boys basketball team competed in the Island AA Tournament last week.

Athletics Week in Review: February 29

The Senior boys basketball team hosted the Island AA Tournament late last week, with the eventual SMUS versus Lambrick Park final game producing an array of...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 24

The hoped-for basketball "dream weekend" never quite materialized, as SMUS suffered a series of close defeats in playoff action. First, the Senior girls took part...
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2016 Senior Boys AA Basketball Island Championship

Rankings Schedule Home team is listed first. All games are in the SMUS double gym.
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Hyde-Lay/Ibell Scholarship: A Fitting Tribute to a Remarkable Friendship

During a moving ceremony at the Alumni Celebration of Basketball, Simon Ibell ’96 and his family announced an extraordinary gift that pays tribute to an...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 16

Squash The squash team enjoyed a very successful Pacific Northwest Tournament, with the event held in Victoria at various sites February 9-12. More than 220 athletes from...
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Sui Generis: Steve Nash ’92 Retires From Professional Basketball

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2015/16 edition of School Ties. Click here to read the complete magazine.   by Ian Hyde-Lay On October 20, 2014 I...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 3

Basketball Another busy sporting week saw the Senior girls team capture another title, this time after going unbeaten at the Southridge KFACE (Kenya Foundation to Aid Children...
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Mia Roberts: Overcoming Injury with Commitment and Leadership

Mia Roberts, like many SMUS athletes, is a multi-sport student; soccer in the spring, field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter....
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SMUS in the News: Luke McCloskey ’10 to Make Rugby Sevens Series Debut

Luke McCloskey '10 January 22, 2016 Rugby Canada McCloskey and Berna set to make Sevens Series Debuts Times Colonist McCloskey eager for National Rugby 7s spotlight
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Young Swimming Club Athletes Dive In To Swim Jamboree

On Monday, the Grade 4 and 5 members of the Junior School swimming club participated in the ISEA Swim Jamboree at Saanich Commonwealth Place. The...
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Athletics Week in Review: January 21

It was another frenetic week of basketball, with multiple SMUS teams in action and with the school playing host to the 37th annual Victoria...
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SMUS in the News: Graeme Hyde-Lay ’15 Named Finalist for Athlete of the Year

Sport B.C. January 19, 2016 Graeme Hyde-Lay '15 Sport B.C. 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Finalists Announced
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Athletics Week in Review: January 12

Before the winter holiday break was over, numerous SMUS basketball teams were back in action early in the new year. Pride of place went to the Senior...

2016 Victoria City Police Basketball Tournament

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SMUS in the News: Bill Greenwell Courtside as Steve Nash ’92 Honoured

December 25, 2015 Cowichan Valley Citizen Bill Greenwell (former basketball coach), Steve Nash '92 Former coach is courtside as Steve Nash honoured
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Athletics Week in Review: December 16

Senior girls basketball enjoyed a successful week, playing in the Victoria Christmas Tournament and winning three straight games before falling to Pacific Christian School in...
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SMUS in the News: Steve Nash ’92 Named to B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

December 10, 2015 The Province Steve Nash '92 Making an NBA superstar: The oral history of Steve Nash and SMUS's 1992 B.C. high school hoops championship
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Athletics Week in Review: December 11

SMUS basketball got underway on multiple fronts, with teams eager, after weeks of practice, to see game action. The Senior girls had a particularly busy schedule, giving...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 26

Senior boys soccer headed to provincials in Burnaby November 23-25, looking to repeat as AA champions. An Island No. 1 seeding resulted in a favorable...
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SMUS in the News: Hedvika Suchankova ’15 Named Squash Player of the Week

Dickinson College Athletics November 19, 2015 Hedvika Suchankova '15 Suchankova Named Harrow Sports Player of the Week

Athletics Week in Review: November 12

The fall sports season moved into its closing stages, with Senior girls field hockey taking centre stage, as SMUS hosted the BC AA tournament on the turf...
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SMUS in the News: Senior Boys Soccer Wins Island Title

Times Colonist November 12, 2015 Blue Jags bag another Island AA boys Soccer title Blue Jags eye third straight Colonist Cup
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SMUS in the News: Dawit Workie ’13 Guides Dartmouth as Unconventional Flyhalf

The Dartmouth Nov. 6, 2015 Dawit Workie '13 Dawit Workie guides Big Green as unconventional flyhalf

New Squash Team Teaches Young Athletes the Spirit of Competition

The squash program at the Middle School expanded this year to give up-and-coming athletes more opportunities to learn and play. For years, Grade 6-8 students have played...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 28

As Halloween approaches, most of the SMUS fall sports teams are gearing up for playoffs at the local, Island and provincial levels. Front and centre has been the...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Pyke Retires from Australian Football

Sydney Swans October 16, 2015 Mike Pyke '02 Mike Pyke's remarkable career ends

2015 Girls AA Field Hockey Provincial Championship

November 4-6, 2015 Schedule and Results
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U15 Soccer an Opportunity for Fun and Travel

by Makayla Lintott A soccer trip to Montreal with a bunch of my friends? Yes please! We are throwing it back two weeks ago to...

Athletics Week in Review: October 9

Twenty-one members of the squash team took part October 2-4 in the Vancouver Island Open. Unlike most junior tournaments, which are divided by age group, this event...
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Athletics Week in Review: September 30

School sport in 2015-2016 is under way on many fronts, with multiple teams in action. Performances to date indicate another enjoyable and successful year is in...

Western Canadian Independent Schools’ Volleyball Championship 2015 – The Westerns

FINAL STANDINGS 1. Rundle College (RC) 2. York House School (YHS) 3. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) 4. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (ND) 5. Crofton House School (CHS) 6. St. Michaels University School...
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Exploratory is All About Your Passions and Trying Something New

The Exploratory program at the Middle School gives students in Grades 6 through 8 a chance to try new things, pursue their passions or...
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SMUS in the News: Steve Nash Set to Enter Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor

Sept. 13, 2015 Northeast Valley News Steve Nash '92 and coach Ian Hyde-Lay Steve Nash Set to Enter Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
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SMUS in the News: Nancy Mollenhauer’s Athletic Achievements Recognized at UVic

CHEK News August 26, 2015 Nancy Mollenhauer New Walk of Excellence at University of Victoria's Athletics Complex
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Grace Thomas Represents Canada at World Squash Tournament

In the world of squash, Nicol David, Ramy Ashour, Raneem El Weleily and Nick Matthew are all household names. And before each one of them...
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‘This Has Been The Best School Year Ever!’

Last September, Santiago Mazoy, Alessandra Massa and Silke Kuhn began their school year at St. Michaels University School. The three finalists in our inaugural...
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2015 Athletic Awards

by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director The 2014-15 school year has simply been the finest ever in SMUS sporting history. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches...
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Athletics Week in Review: June 10

The 70th edition of the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championship was held June 5-7 in St. Catharines, Ontario. Some 2,000 athletes, including the...
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SMUS in the News: Liz Fenje ’09 Chosen for Pan Am Games Rowing Team

Rowing Canada June 2, 2015 Liz Fenje '09 Canadian Rowing team nominated for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
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SMUS in the News: Mike Pyke ’02 Plays 100 AFL Games for Sydney Swans

June 4, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald  Mike Pyke '02 The lucky break Mike Pyke needed to reach 100 AFT games for Sydney
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Junior School Sports Day – great kids, great coaches.

I have composed my blog entries in all kinds of places: on airplanes, on the ferry to Vancouver, in hotel rooms, in airport waiting...
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Athletics Week in Review: 1st XV Win Provincial Gold in Rugby

The 1st XV rugby squad travelled to Abbotsford May 27-30 to take part in the BC AA Championships. Among other things at stake, following...
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Athletics Week in Review: Senior Girls Soccer Wins Bronze at Provincials

The Senior girls soccer season came to an end in a most exciting manner, as the team took part in the BC AA Championship...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners

May 31, 2015 The Province SMUS boys rugby lets peerless defence carry day, Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners Times Colonist Vancouver Island schools take BC rugby honours    

12 Graduating SMUS Athletes Moving on to Play at Post-Secondary Level

It's been a banner year so far for SMUS athletes – and the year isn't over! Since the school year started, SMUS has taken...

19 SMUS Grads Earn Dogwood Scholarship for Extra-Curricular Excellence

Nineteen Grade 12 students were recently announced as recipients of a $1,000 Dogwood District Award, recognizing their excellence in non-academic work. The awards, which recognize achievement...

Athletics Week in Review: May 22

Congratulations to the 32 SMUS Track and Field athletes who took part in the Vancouver Island Championships May 13-14. Over two busy days, athletes...

Athletics Week in Review: May 12

Senior badminton traveled to Nanaimo last week to compete in the Island Championships. Historically, SMUS has performed very well at this event, and, once again,...
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SMUS in the News: Luke McCloskey ’10

Rugby Canada May 7, 2015 Luke McCloskey '10 University All-Stars announced for Langford Sevens
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Athletics Week in Review: May 5

After winning the league early last week, the Senior badminton team entered the City tournament April 30 as top seed and slight favourites. Jake You and Theo Wu played especially...
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SMUS in the News: Brian Im, Kieran Large and Callum Montgomery ’15

Times Colonist May 3, 2015 Brian Im '15, Kieran Large '15, Callum Montgomery '15 New dawn for Highlanders
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Athletics Week in Review: April 30

It was a banner week for Senior girls soccer, as SMUS won six straight games in a 72-hour window to capture the local AA City...
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SMUS in the News: Kieran Large ’15

Kelowna Now April 25, 2015 Kieran Large '15 UBC-Okanagan Heat score Victoria midfielder for upcoming soccer season

Badminton Players Have a Smashing Good Time

by George Floyd, coach Badminton season for Middle School started on the first day of classes right after our Spring Break. Drawing on a pool...

Athletics Week in Review: April 21

The spring season has kicked into high gear, with numerous teams on the go. This past weekend, seven members of the Senior School squash team traveled...
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SMUS in the News: Jason Scully and Graeme Hyde-Lay ’15

University of Victoria Vikes April 16, 2015 Graeme Hyde-Lay '15, Jason Scully '15 Top Island recruits to bolster Vikes men's basketball for 2015-16 ------ Times Colonist April 19, 2015 Jason Scully...

Athletics Week in Review: April 15

The SMUS spring rowing season began April 11-12 at the Maple Bay Regatta, held this year on Lake Quamichan. Several local clubs (Maple Bay, Nanaimo, Victoria City Rowing Club) and a...
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SMUS in the News: Nicole Bunyan ’11; Jeremy Bagshaw ’10

Princeton Tigers April 7, 2015 Nicole Bunyan '11 (squash) Princeton Claims National Best Five All-Americas, Including 1st Team Trio ------ Times Colonist and Saanich News April 4, 2015 Jeremy Bagshaw '10...

2015 ISA Senior Girls Soccer Tournament

Pools: Red Pool: 1. SMUS 2.Shawnigan 3. Collingwood 4. St. Margaret's Blue Pool: 1. Glenlyon-Norfolk (GNS) 2. West Point Grey 3. York House Green Pool: 1. Crofton House 2. Aberdeen Hall 3. Southridge   MATCH SCHEDULE Friday April 24th Time Field A Field...
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Blue Jags Lose the Boot to Oak Bay in Tight Rugby Match

In what will go down as one of the most exciting games in Boot Game history, Oak Bay roared back from a large deficit to...

Athletics Week in Review: April 10

Senior girls soccer has made a strong start to the season. Just before spring break, SMUS decisively defeated St. Margaret's. Gabby Freer, Claudia Wheler (2), Maggie Manson-Blair,...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau Named to Tokyo 7s Dream Team

The Province April 5, 2015 Mike Fuailefau '10 Tokyo 7s: Canada upsets New Zealand, rumbles to season-high 4th place finish

2015 Rugby Tour: The Home Stretch

With happy memories of Seville still fresh in the mind, the tour party heads west into the Algarve in southern Portugal for a day...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau and Canada Rugby Team Reaches Semis at Hong...

Times Colonist March 29, 2015 Mike Fuailefau '10 Canada makes Bowl semis at Hong Kong semis

2015 Rugby Tour: Lisbon

We have finally found some consistent sun and, as I type, happy sunburnt faces are filing in for breakfast on a blue sky day...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Dose of Sun!

As we gear up to leave the sun and pool of gorgeous Abufeira, here are a few shots of our time in Sevilla and...

2015 Rugby Tour: Chasing the sun

March 23, mid day, and the tour party, after a three  hour bus transfer from Granada, arrives in Seville. First impressions of the city...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Few Pictures

Without consistent wifi in Marbella, we were unable to load pictures.  Here are a few from our days at La Alhambra and Marbella.  Stay...

2015 Rugby Tour: Dos Victorias!!

The spectacular La Fallas "cremata" complete, the tour party, after just few hours shut eye, boarded the bus for the six hour bus ride...

2015 Rugby Tour: Carnival

It was an early morning departure from Barcelona, with the tour group still buzzing from the previous day's visit to La Sagrada Familia. The...

2015 Rugby Tour: Off and Running!

We have enjoyed a fantastic start to the tour!  Sunday morning opened with blue skies and cool temperatures and the group started with a...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Long Haul

After almost 25 hours in transit the tour group has finally touched down to clear skies in Barcelona!. A long layover in Calgary afforded...

Talented SMUS Athlete Represents BC at Canada Winter Games

by Grace Thomas Competing in the 2015 Canada Winter Games was one of the best experiences of my life. I started playing squash about five years ago....
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Best School Year Ever: And the Winner is…

It happened again. SMUS launched its second Best School Year Ever contest in October 2014 with the tagline: "Wanted: One amazing high school student." What...

2015 Rugby Tour: Ten Days To Go!

Departure day is nearing as the SMUS Senior Boys Rugby squad gets set for its March 14-31 tour to Spain and Portugal. The excitement...

Athletics Week in Review: March 4

The Senior boys basketball team took part in the Island AA tournament February 26-28 at Kwalikum, registering three comprehensive victories to capture the title. In...

Grade 8 Girls End Basketball Season on High Note

by Coaches Lisa Hyde-Lay and Charles Ford The SMUS Grade 8 girls basketball team enjoyed a very successful season this year. In the Victoria Middle...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 25

The pressure was on this past week as basketball swung into playoff mode. At Junior boys level, SMUS traveled to Brentwood to compete in the...
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Hands-On Learning Through Exploration

Our Middle School Exploratory Program is a great way for students to expand their interests; where the thrill of learning something new becomes priority...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 18

The junior squash circuit moved to Victoria last weekend in the form of the Pacific Northwest Jesters tournament. Four venues around the city, including SMUS, were required to host...
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Meet the Best School Year Ever Finalists

The SMUS campus has been buzzing with Best School Year Ever chatter for months now. We launched the 2015-16 scholarship contest in late October,...
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More on Athletics – specialization

As we personalize education – an expectation that is increasing among families and students – how is it consistent to say that we don’t...

2015 Rugby Tour: Four Weeks Out

We are officially 6 weeks away from our departure on March 14th.   The boys are excited and have been impressing the coaching staff with...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 4

Basketball was the name of the game at SMUS this past week, as our teams participated in a number of tournaments as we approach playoffs in...

Senior Boys AA South Islands Basketball Tournament 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 # Time Location Team 1 Score Team 2 Score 1 5:30 PM Double Gym Lambrick Park  92 Gulf Islands  63 Friday, February 20th # Time Location Team 1 Score Team 2 Score 2 2:00 PM Double Gym SMUS  61 Shawnigan  41 3 3:45 PM Double Gym Brentwood  53 Lambrick Park  58 Saturday, February 21st # Time Location Team 1 Score Team 2 Score 4 12:30 PM Double...

Senior Girls Islands Basketball Tournament 2015

RANKINGS: Vancouver Island South: Lambrick PCS SMUS Brentwood Vancouver Island North Ballenas Mark Isfeld Wellington Carihi Thursday, February 19th, 2015 # Time Location Team 1 Score Team 2 Score 1 2:00 PM Single Gym Lambrick  53 Carihi  52 2 3:45 PM Single Gym Mark Isfeld  68 SMUS  51 3 5:30 PM Single Gym Ballenas  81 Brentwood  45 4 7:15 PM Single Gym PCS  72 Wellington  59 Friday, February 20th Coaches Meeting -...
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Squashing the Competition: A Mid-Season Review

by Chris Hanebury, coach The 2014-15 SMUS squash season started with a number of amazing results. In November, four members of the team traveled to...
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Athletic Review

Last week we sent out the summary of our recent Athletic Review, as promised before Christmas. (Read it here.) The document has elicited some...

Junior Boys Basketball ISA Tournament 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015 # Time Location Team 1 Score Team 2 Score 1 4:00 PM Single Gym Fraser Academy  46 Collingwood  48 Review: 2 4:00 PM Double Gym Shawnigan 26 GNS 71 Review: 3 5:30 PM Single Gym SMUS 40 Mulgrave  30 Review: 4 5:30 PM Double Gym St. Johns  19 Southpointe  37 Review: 5 7:00 PM Single Gym St.Georges  66 Collingwood  31 Review: 6 7:00 PM Double Gym GNS 49 WPGA  25 Review: 7 8:30 PM Double Gym Mulgrave  37 Fraser Academy 45 Review: 8 8:30 PM Single...
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Athletics Week in Review: January 27

Squash took centre stage this past week with a highly competitive ISA Tournament at Shawnigan Lake School. After three days of relentless action, the...
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Grade 8 Girls Serve Up Competitive Volleyball Season

by Brady Doland, coach The Grade 8 girls volleyball season started off swiftly, with 26 girls committing to team try outs. After three tryout sessions, coaches...
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Athletics Week in Review: January 21

A busy January week featured, as usual, a lot of squash and basketball. This past weekend 16 members of the Senior School squash team traveled to the...

Athletics in Review: January 13

Much has occurred on the basketball front since the last Week In Review blog post. The Junior boys, in the Oak Bay Invitational in December, played extremely...

2015 Victoria Police Basketball Tournament

Welcome to the 36th annual Victoria City Police Athletic Association High School Basketball Tournament, held at St. Michaels University School. The tournament, which is ranked...
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Happy SMUS Year! Looking Back at 2014

As is customary for most people at this time of year, the first days of January is a time for reflection; looking back at the previous 365...
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Athletics Week in Review: December 10

The basketball season continued apace, with numerous SMUS teams in action through the week. The Senior boys started proceedings with a physical 65-43 league-opening win...
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SMUS in the News: SMUS Takes Aim at Another Provincial Basketball Title

Times Colonist December 2, 2014 SMUS, Lambrick Park take aim another provincial basketball title
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Athletics Week in Review: December 2

Second term sports got underway November 24, with many of the SMUS basketball teams in action. The Senior boys, behind David Lee's game high 19...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 26

With the first-term sporting calendar drawing to a close, SMUS Senior girls volleyball traveled to MEI near Abbotsford November 22 for a six-team wild card event. At stake was...
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Gold Medal Victory for Senior Boys Soccer Team at Provincials

With ISA, Colonist Cup and Island trophies already on the mantel, the Senior boys soccer team traveled to Burnaby November 17-19 to compete in the BC AA Championship. A...
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Celebrating Basketball with the SMUS Community

The 2014-2015 basketball season gets underway Saturday, November 22 with a Celebration of SMUS Basketball, a full day's worth of games featuring SMUS athletes from...
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Bonjour, Montréal! Middle School Soccer Competes in Quebec

Words and photos by Xavier Abrioux A few weeks ago, 15 of our Middle School boys travelled to Montreal to compete in the CAIS U13...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 18

In frigid conditions at UVic's Centennial Stadium, SMUS Senior boys' soccer ​captured the prestigious Colonist Cup, defeating arch-rival Oak Bay 2-0 on November 12 in front of a large...

2014 Senior Girls Volleyball Islands Championships

Tournament dates: November 14-15, 2014 SEEDING/POOLS SEED TEAM POOL # SEED TEAM POOL# 1 Ladysmith A1 2 Brentwood B1 3 SMUS A2 4 GNS B2 5 Kwalikum A3 6 Woodlands B3 7 PCS A4 8 St. Andrews B4 GAME SCHEDULE: FRIDAY NOV 14th Time Single Gym RESULT Featured Court RESULT 12:00 Ladysmith v PCS  2-0 SMUS v Kwalikum  2-0 1:15 GNS v Woodlands  0-2 Brentwood v St. Andrews  2-0 2:30 Ladysmith v Kwalikum 2-0 PCS v SMUS 1-2 3:45 GNS v St. Andrews  2-1 Brentwood v Woodlands 2-0 5:00 Ladysmith v SMUS 2-0 Kwalikum...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 12

Fresh from capturing both the Island AA title and the May Tully Shield, the Senior girls field hockey team headed to Oliver to play in the BC...
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Wanted: Three Amazing High School Students

Last school year, we launched an unusual recruitment campaign: we made available a once-in-a-lifetime contest experience for North American high school students. Up for grabs...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 4

Pride of place in a successful and busy sporting week was a first SMUS provincial appearance in the 2014-2015 school year, as 20 runners represented the school in the BC High...
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Alumnus Gareth Rees, Teacher Nancy Mollenhauer Enter Halls of Fame

Gareth Rees ’85 made Canadian history last week, becoming the first rugby player ever to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The rugby...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 29

It was another busy and successful sporting week, starting with SMUS' performance in the Vancouver Island Cross Country Meet at Beaver Lake. Indeed, 36 runners took part...
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SMUS in the News: Steve Nash’s Drive Made Him a Legend

Steve Nash  '92 October 24, 2014 ESPN Steve Nash's drive made him a legend Chek News Steve Nash leaves a legacy for Canadian basketball CTV Vancouver Island Is Steve Nash's NBA career...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 22

It was a week of high drama, with the CAIS U15 girls soccer honour at stake, Senior girls volleyball visiting Saskatchewan and SMUS hosting...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 15

The Senior boys soccer team continued to display impressive form, registering two more comfortable wins to remain on top of the Tier 1 Victoria...
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SMUS Field Hockey Goes on the Offence

Next weekend, the SMUS community will be hosting the 2014 SMUS Invitational Field Hockey Festival and of course, our hockey team will be looking...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 7

A large group of interested athletes came to rowing tryouts and were measured in a series of fitness events. They also went through an...

2014 SMUS Invitational Field Hockey Festival

The St. Michaels University School community is excited to host the 2014 SMUS Invitational Field Hockey Festival on October 17-19, 2014. On behalf of...
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Child’s Play

Our Senior Boys’ Soccer team is off to a great start, having won the Independent Schools Championship, and coming off a 9-0 victory in...
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Athletics Review: October 1

With the Grade 11 class away on out trips and the public schools finally back in session (but only just getting their own athletic...
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SMUS in the News: Baart Earns Canada West Star

University of Victoria Vikes News September 23, 2014 Michael Baart '14, Craig Gorman '07 Baart earns Canada West 2nd Star of the Week
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Athletics Week in Review: September 22

Despite the uncertainties created by the public school strike (happily now resolved), the 2014-15 SMUS sporting year is underway, with record numbers having tried...
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Middle School Soccer: Just For the Fun of It

In extracurricular sports at the Middle School, all students can shine. In Grades 6 and 7, students can join and play on any team...

How to Download Images from the SMUS Photo Gallery

The SMUS photo gallery can be intimidating but if you refer to this post, you will have access to more than 200,000 (and counting)...

2014 Athletic Awards

The 24th SMUS Athletic Banquet was held June 16. Congratulations to all the athletes who represented the school in 14 varsity sports this year....
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SMUS in the News: Ian Hyde-Lay Named Coach of the Year

The Province June 16, 2014 Ian Hyde-Lay Coach of the Year: Ian Hyde-Lay
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SMUS in the News: Dartmouth Announces Class of 2018

Dartmouth Sports June 12, 2014 Janel Gaube '14 Women's Squash Announces Class of 2018
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Athletics Week in Review: June 10

With students gearing up for exams, there was still time for a few final athletic events, with a thoroughly enjoyable 5-aside barefoot soccer tournament...
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Athletics Week in Review: June 3

The high school sporting season came to a close May 31, with a series of provincial championships. Track & Field In the track and field provincial...
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SMUS in the News: UBC Adds New Recruits

May 29, 2014 UBC News Ali Murtland '14 UBC women's soccer adds three more recruits for the upcoming season
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May 27: Athletics Week in Review

Senior Boys Rugby The 1st XV started the BC AA Tournament on May 24 with an opening round game played at Brentwood College, versus Frances...
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May 20: Athletics Week in Review

Track and Field The track and field team took part in the Vancouver Island Championships on May 14 and 15, with a number of impressive...
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May 14: Athletics Week in Review

Badminton SMUS hosted the Island Senior Badminton Championships on May 8, 2014. In the first round, the Blue Jags played extremely well, knocking off a...

Middle School Rugby Report

Middle School spring 7-aside rugby was played under sunny and warm skies this past week, with the Grade 6, 7 and 8 teams in...

Found: Three Amazing High School Students

WANTED: One amazing high school student. So said the tagline for SMUS's first Best School Year Ever scholarship contest. Who knew we'd find so many...
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April 29: Athletics Week in Review

Senior Girls Soccer In a very exciting ISA Senior girls soccer tournament, SMUS moved smartly through the pool stages, notching 12 goals without reply in...

And the BSYE finalists are…

Ever since January 15, when Kalkidan Amare, David Boroto and Ann Makosinski helped SMUS launch the Best School Year Ever scholarship contest, there's been...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 23

Golf Congratulations are in order to Leif Skogland, who captured second place in the Delta Police Invitational Golf tournament! His two day total of 143...

Athletics Week in Review: April 16

Rowing On April 12, the SMUS rowing team attended the Maple Bay Regatta, competing against local clubs Maple Bay, Nanaimo and Victoria City in addition...

Middle School Rugby: Home & Away Recap

The Middle School spring rugby teams played their second round of games this past week. The Grade 6 team showed tremendous improvement from their first...
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SMUS Keeps the Boot

On a perfect evening for rugby, in front of a large and boisterous crowd of some 800 at UVic's Centennial Stadium, the SMUS 1st...
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SMUS in the News: St. Michaels beats Oak Bay to claim Rees Boot

Times Colonist April 10, 2014 St. Michaels beats Oak Bay to claim Rees Boot
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Soccer and Badminton off to a Great Start

Junior Girls Soccer The team kicked off the season with a hard fought 2-1 win over GNS. SMUS opened the scoring early in the first...
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Rugby Springs Back From Break

Middle School Seven-aside spring rugby began this past week, with 46 SMUS students competing in exhibitions against Victoria-area schools. All players involved in these matches...
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SMUS in the News: Oxford Squad Wins The Boat Race

The Telegraph March 30, 2014 Liz Fenje '09 Boat Race 2014: Ineradicable Oxford women demolish Cambridge for second year running The London Standard The Newton Women's Boat Race: From...
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Rugby: Opening Matches of 2014

After six weeks of slogging through the rain and mud, Junior and Senior boys rugby finally started their respective seasons. Exhibition matches were on tap...

Senior Boys Basketball: Tripped Up at the Final Hurdle

After months of preparation, the Senior boys basketball team traveled to Langley for the BC AA Tournament. Qualifying had been the group's initial goal...

Squash: BC Junior Closed Tournament

Twelve members of the SMUS squash team travelled to Abbotsford March 1-2 to participate in the BC Junior Provincials. The players' skill, hard work...
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Rowing: Elk Lake Spring Regatta

Though Mother Nature, thanks to a combination of wind and freezing temperatures, limited the rowing team to only five water-training days through February, hopes...
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Senior Boys Basketball: AA Island Champs!

The 2014 Vancouver Island Senior Boys AA Tournament concluded on Saturday, February 22 in the most dramatic manner possible, as SMUS, following a Danny...
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A Visit from an Olympian

As the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games continue, the Junior School hosted an Olympian from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Jon Beare, a...

Basketball: Junior Girls Take City Championship

The past two weeks of basketball certainly been busy and action packed, with numerous exciting games on tap as the SMUS teams positioned themselves...
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Rowing: Monster Erg Competition

On Sunday, February 2, the University of Victoria held the 29th edition of the grueling "Monster Erg" competition. This year, hundreds of athletes competed in...

Senior Basketball: Wins in Countdown & Classic

The Senior boys basketball team retained its BC AA #1 ranking, capturing the title at the Countdown to Playoffs Tournament at Brentwood College. In running...

Squash: ISA Championships at SMUS

On Friday, January 24th, SMUS hosted an extremely successful and competitive ISA Squash Championships. In the Open Girls event, the SMUS top team of Grace...

Nash Visit Highlights Week of B-ball

The Senior boys basketball team took part January 23-25 in the prestigious Vancouver College Emerald Tournament. In a field loaded with ranked AAAA teams,...

Grade 5 Athletes Get Into Squash

Racquet sports are considered to be an important part of the Junior School Sports Program and over the past few months our Grade 5...

SMUS in the News: Free School Year

Victoria News January 24, 2014 Free school year in Victoria for best and brightest

Basketball: Teams Court Victory

The Senior girls concluded a very busy week, hosting both a return league game against Parkland and then the Victoria City Police Tournament. While the...

Senior Boys Basketball: SMUS Captures Police Tournament

The Senior boys basketball team concluded a successful week of play, capturing the 35th Victoria City Police Tournament after a showdown in the January...
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Grade 7 Girls Become City Champions

Our Grade 7 girls basketball team had a strong season, culminating in a city championship win over the holiday break. Above, centre Marika shares...

Basketball: Beyond Senior Boys

While the Senior boys have been in the limelight a good deal over the past month, having just reclaimed the provincial AA #1 ranking,...

Squash: Canadian Junior Open

The beautiful White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake played host to the 2013 Canadian Junior Open last December 7th to 10th. 270...

Senior Boys Basketball: Holiday Wrap Up

The Senior boys basketball team just completed an extensive Christmas/New Year's exhibition schedule, competing against some of the best teams in Western Canada. The Blue...
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SMUS in the News: 28th SMUS Invitational

Island Sports News December 29, 2013 2014 SMUS Invitational Senior Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament

Senior Boys Basketball: Jags Grasp #1

In front of a large and enthusiastic home crowd, the SMUS Senior boys basketball team moved to the top of the AA provincial rankings...

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Basketball Season

The basketball season moved into full operation, with multiple teams in action the week of December 2-8. The provincially AA #2 ranked Senior boys split...

Junior Boys Basketball: Scrappy Efforts

The Junior boys basketball campaign did not get underway in the most auspicious circumstances, with Lucas de Vries, the team's only legitimate post player,...

Rowing: Back on Terra Firma

With Novice Rowing training and racing now complete, the SMUS Competitive squad has started its own pre-season program. 49 athletes from Grades 8 to 12...

Senior Boys Basketball: Let’s Get it Started

Fresh off the November 23 opener against the Alumni team, our Senior basketball boys kicked off their pre-season with a very busy week. Up first...

Alumni Basketball: Student Side Keeps it Close

The winter term sports scene kicked off officially November 23 with the Alumni Basketball games. In the first of three contests, an older yet...

Senior Girls Volleyball Wrap Up

The Senior girls volleyball season came to an end this past weekend, as - for the second straight year - SMUS was eliminated in...

Senior Girls Volleyball: Wild Card Berth

The Senior girls volleyball team completed a successful weekend at the Island AAA Championships in Campbell River, navigating through a powerhouse field to claim...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria Teen Kieran Large Shows Off His Soccer, Acting Chops

Times Colonist November 15, 2013 Kieran Large '15 Victoria Teen Kieran Large Shows Off His Soccer, Acting Chops

Grade 9 Rugby: Undefeated ISA Champs

Grade 9 boys rugby concluded November 14, with SMUS travelling to St. George's in Vancouver to take part in a season ending ISA Festival. The...

Squash: Ivy League Scrimmages

Four members of our squash team - Janel Gaube, Grace Thomas, Gavin Maxwell and Jason Yoo - spent the Remembrance Day long weekend in...

Senior Girls Volleyball: Peaking at the Right Time

The Senior girls volleyball team appears to be rounding into form at just the right time, following an exciting 3-2 win over Claremont on...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags End Colonist Cup Drought

Times Colonist November 13, 2013 St. Michaels Blue Jags Defeat Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons to End Colonist Cup Drought

Field Hockey Wrap Up

The Senior girls field hockey season came to a dramatic close the week of November 4-10, starting with the May Tully Shield match against...

Senior Boys Soccer: Island AA Tournament

Riding high after qualifying for the prestigious Colonist Cup, the Senior boys soccer team took part in the Island AA Tournament November 5-6 at...

Soccer: Two Teams Reach the End of the Line

Senior Boys Developmental The Senior boys developmental team came up just short in Colonist Shield semi-final action, going down 2-1 to favoured St. Andrew's. As had...

Rowing: Against the Wind

In what has been an ongoing, but no longer even mildly entertaining theme, Mother Nature - through driving rain and heavy winds - drastically...

Senior Girls Volleyball: City AAA Champs

The usual hectic Senior girls volleyball season moved through the final round of league play, confirming city placings within respective tiers and positioning teams...

Grade 9 Rugby: Missed Conversion Seals the Deal

On October 24, the Grade 9 rugby team traveled to West Vancouver's Klahanie Park to play Collingwood. With both teams unbeaten this season, all...
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SMUS in the News: Senior Boys Soccer

Times Colonist October 29, 2013 Senior Boys Soccer St. Michaels University School, Glenlyon Norfolk bound for Colonist Cup soccer final

Field Hockey: Blue Jags Retain Island Championship

It was another exciting seven days for the Senior girls field hockey team. On Monday, October 21, powered by an Olivia Donald hat trick, SMUS...

Senior Boys Soccer: Colonist Cup Quarterfinal

The Senior boys soccer team, following a fourth place league finish, matched up with #5 Reynolds in Colonist Cup quarterfinal action on October 24. Playing...

Field Hockey: Tough on the Turf

After the rigours of the previous two weeks, with a tournament in Ontario followed by the Bridgman Cup, the Senior girls field hockey team...

Rugby: Always on the Run

Grade 8 The Grade 8 rugby team completed its fall season on October 17 with 20 players traveling to St. George's School in Vancouver. Under...

Volleyball: Steady As She Goes

Junior The Junior girls hosted the ISA Tournament, playing steadily enough to finish 6th in the twelve team event. In opening day pool play, thanks...

Soccer: A Fevered Pitch

Senior Boys The Senior boys soccer squad hosted Oak Bay October 17 in the final round of league play, with supporters from both sides treated...

Rowing: The Fog Lifts

The rowing team competed October 19-20 in the second of three fall competitions, where - due to the horrendous weather which cut short the...

Cross Country: Take It On the Run

Competing at Beacon Hill Park in ideal fall conditions, the fourth race of the season saw 17 SMUS runners take on a course modified...

A Look at Exploratory

Our exploratory program allows Middle School students to choose their own elective course. Each year, teachers come up with new activities and students select...

Junior Runners Hit Their Stride

The sound of splashing through puddles, the smells of damp grass, the sight of falling leaves can only mean one thing: The cross-country running...

Grade 9 Rugby: In Pictures

Led by Jason Liao and Christian Okiring, the Grade 9 Rugby team edged by Brentwood 34-33 in an eleven try thriller to remain unbeaten...

Senior Girls Volleyball: Race for the Lindal Cup

The Senior girls volleyball team won an important AA challenge match at St. Margaret's, but not without some anxious moments. Improved serve-receive and commanding...

Senior Girls Field Hockey: Bridgman Cup

Fresh off their victory at a National Independent Schools Tournament in Ontario, the Senior girls field hockey team turned its attention to local matters....

Soccer: Junior & Senior

The Junior boys, despite bowing to league leaders Oak Bay, still finished third in the league and will open City playoffs October 16 vs...

U15 Girls Soccer: Clouds Have Silver Lining

The fifteen Grade 8-9 girls selected for the SMUS CAIS team for the National U-15 Girls Soccer Championships arrived in Toronto on October 2...

Field Hockey: Three is the Magic Number

The Senior girls field hockey team took a break from local league action, travelling to Oakville, Ontario and the beautiful lakeside campus of Appleby...

Volleyball: Resilience Brings Improvement

Both our Senior and Junior teams saw action this week. The Senior girls volleyball team suffered a somewhat disappointing league defeat on October 1 to...

Athletics Wrap-Up

Though the Senior and Junior boys soccer successes of the past week have drawn the lion's share of attention, many other SMUS teams have...
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SMUS in the News: Senior Boys Soccer

Times Colonist October 1, 2013 Senior Boys Soccer Blue Jags stay perfect in early going of Lower Island high school soccer

Junior Girls Volleyball: Rising to the Next Level

Photo by Becky Anderson The Junior girls volleyball team, after a busy training camp, opened its exhibition season September 20-21 at the Trinity Western University...

Rowing: A Hard Rain Falls on Crabfest 2013

With the 2012-2013 competitive rowing season affected to a large degree by poor weather, it was hoped that a new school year would allow...
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Looking Into the Ivy League

by Ana Maria Fernandez, Grade 12 With the end of high school approaching, it becomes inevitable to start thinking about our post-secondary plans and what...

Junior Boys Soccer: Jags Ride the Storm

There are lots of full resolution images from Sunday's final available for viewing and download in our photo gallery. Thanks to Jasper Johnston for...

Grade 8 Rugby: Learning the Game

by Bruce Kuklinski, head coach Grade 8 rugby has been under way for the last couple of weeks. After a handful of practices, a team...

Junior Boys Soccer: Off and Running

The Junior boys soccer team, in a promising start to the season, opened its account September 18 vs GNS. On a glorious fall afternoon, SMUS...

Grade 9 Rugby: SMUS Interupts Rhythm of the Saints

Our Grade 9 rugby team played their second match of the young season, hosting St. George's in a much-anticipated clash. The two teams had...

Field Hockey: Piling Up the Shutouts

The Senior girls field hockey team faced its usual hectic early season, completing no less than 11 matches in just eight days, a period...

Grade 9 Rugby: First Appearances, Big Win

The Grade 9 Rugby squad made its season debut September 19, taking on Mulgrave on a beautiful fall afternoon at storied Brockton Oval in...

Senior Boys Soccer: "The vagaries of sport"

The Senior boys soccer squad, mainly featuring Grade 11 players but brimming with talent, opened its campaign with a 4-1 exhibition victory over Stelly's...

Senior Volleyball: Strong Early Season Matches

Having graduated four key starting players last year, the SMUS Senior Girls Volleyball team opened its 2013 season with a September 17 league match...

Terry Fox Run: A Canadian Tradition

Each September for the last 33 years, Canadians have run to remember one of our heroes: Terry Fox. Terry lost his leg to cancer...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Hands Out the Hardware

by Darin Steinkey A hearty thanks to all the coaches and teachers that contributed to the Athletics Review this past year and especially to Lindsay...
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Exploring Exploratory

The Exploratory program is a unique Middle School offering that allows students to try new activities without an academic component. Bringing all three grades...
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Athletics Review: Pure Speed

We quickly recap the week in athletics with updates from a huge cricket tournament, our rowers at nationals, plus track & field, badminton and...
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Athletics Review: Swinging Away

by Darin Steinkey As the school year draws to a close so does our athletics coverage. Watch for updates from rugby provincials next week as...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Rugby Gives and Receives

by Darin Steinkey We're in the scrum with this week's Athletics Review, as we receive updates from both the Senior and Middle schools. In addition,...
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SMUS in the News: Test time for Canadian rugby team

Victoria Times Colonist May 21, 2013 Mike Fuailefau '10 Ed Fairhurst '97 Test time for Canadian rugby team
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Off To the Races

by Gary Barber, coach On your marks! The sports field has been cut and the running track has been freshly painted. Get set! The Junior School...
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Athletics Review: Coach K’s Cup

This week's AR is proud to document recognition for one of our coaches. Bruce Kuklinski has supported rugby on the Island and beyond for...
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SMUS in the News: Shokoya Brings Sheer Speed

Victoria Times Colonist May 8, 2013 Saeed Shokoya '14 From Saudi Arabia, Shokoya brings sheer speed
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Athletics Review: Alumni Recap

by Darin Steinkey Spectacular weather welcomed alumni, families and friends back to campus last weekend to reunite and receive a dose of school pride. From...
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Athletics Review: More Daylight, More Sports

by Darin Steinkey It's finally starting to look a little brighter outside, so the cricketers are in the cages just a little longer these days....
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Athletics Review: Ready to Roll

by Darin Steinkey Like a coxswain in the bow, our rowers are plotting strategy and steering their way to the Brentwood Bay Regatta this weekend....
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Athletics Review: Outdoor Sports Spring to Life

by Darin Steinkey April means the SMUS field is in heavy rotation. The Senior girls are back on the pitch and coach Kaufmann provides a...
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SMUS Captures "The Boot"

In what is always one of the most anticipated games on the high school rugby calendar, SMUS travelled to Oak Bay on April 10...
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SMUS in the News: SMUS Takes Back the Boot

Victoria News April 11, 2013 SMUS takes back the boot Gareth Rees' bronzed boot goes back to SMUS
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SMUS in the News: It’s All About the Boot

Times Colonist April 9, 2013 SMUS rugby It’s all about the Boot for Oak Bay, SMUS
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Athletics Review: Boot Force

by Darin Steinkey With much of the talk around campus focused on the Boot Game, it's also worth reminding everyone that it's soccer season as...
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SMUS in the News: Toronto Maple Leafs Trade for Ryan O’Byrne

The National Post April 8, 2013 Ryan O'Byrne '03 The National Post Ryan O’Byrne to make Leafs debut vs. Rangers CBC Sports Toronto Maple Leafs trade for Ryan O’Byrne The Toronto...
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SMUS in the News: Pyke Happy to Prove his Critics Wrong

The Sydney Morning Herald April 4, 2013 Mike Pyke '02 Standing tall: Pyke happy to prove his critics wrong
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Physical Education…Online?

by Nikki Kaufmann, teacher Physical Education (PE) online, that’s preposterous! After all, isn’t the opposite of being online what we are trying to achieve? Technically,...
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Athletics Review: Basketball Wrap-Up

As we bid farewell to Daylight Saving Time, we must also say goodbye to basketball season. Our writers take a look back at provincials...
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Athletics Review: It’s All So Provincial

While our basketball teams compete at provincials in Richmond and Kamloops this week (stay connected with the various Twitter feeds), Coach Hanebury writes that...
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Athletics Review: Many Roads Lead to Provincials

This week's Athletics Reviews sees our SMUS basketball teams fight hard and take different routes to earn berths in the Provincial tournaments. In the...
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Athletics Review: The Story of Stuff

by Darin Steinkey SMUS shores up their defence this week in the Athletics Review with basketball tournaments and wins galore. Squash coach Hanebury chimes in...
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Athletics Review: Not Much Love for the Competition

by Darin Steinkey Although we are in the heart of basketball season, SMUS has not shown a lot of love to the competition lately and...
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Athletics Review: Bouncing Back From Adversity

by Darin Steinkey This week we're highlighting Senior basketball with some tough tourneys for both the boys and girls. Sports Canada TV will live stream...
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Fun on the Courts

by Gary Barber, PE teacher Racquet sports are considered to be an important part of the Junior School sports program and over the past few...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Squashes the Competition

This week we have an ISA squash update from coach Hanebury and we spend two minutes with Mathew Geddes '93, houseparent and math teacher,...
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Athletics Review: B-ball Battles

by Darin Steinkey Tough schedules and lots of back-to-back games challenged the Blue Jags basketball squads over the last couple of weeks, but the teams...

Athletics Review: Basketball, Burgers and Beats

by Darin Steinkey As SMUS preps for the annual Victoria Police basketball tournament this weekend, we have lots of basketball for you this week. Find...

Athletics Review: Grit Leads to Good Showing in Duncan

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys basketball team rang in the New Year up in Duncan, taking part in the Cowichan Showcase Tournament. A deep field...

Athletics Review: Gary Taylor Invitational

December 20-22 saw both the Senior and Junior boys basketball teams take part in the Oak Bay HS Gary Taylor Invitational. The tournament, named after...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags a Model of Perfection

Times Colonist December 21, 2012 Senior boys basketball Blue Jags a model of perfection Island Sports News December 23, 2012 Oak Bay Rolls to Victory at Gary Taylor Invitational
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Have Big Plans

Times Colonist December 17, 2012 Senior boys basketball; Mack Catto, Mark Yorath, Dawit Workie, Georgios Ikonomou, David Pollen, Wayne Lin Blue Jags Have Big Plans This Year

Athletics Review: Final Basketball of 2012

Our basketball teams continued their successful start to the 2012-2013 season, combining for six wins as both remained undefeated. The Junior boys mowed through three...
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Athletics Review: It’s the Most Basketball Time of the Year

by Darin Steinkey The SMUS basketball teams have generated a lot of buzz this season and feel confident going into the holidays. Even the Middle...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Roll With No. 1 Ranking

Oak Bay News December 12, 2012 Senior boys basketball; Dawit Workie, Mark Yorath, Georgios Ikonomou, Mackenzie Catto, David Pollen, Matt Rudd. St. Michaels Blue Jags Roll with...
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SMUS in the News: Oak Bay, SMUS Begin Season

Times Colonist December 5, 2012 Senior boys basketball team; Mark Yorath, Dawit Workie, Georgios Ikonomou, and Mack Catto Oak Bay, SMUS begin season as Island AAA, AA...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s Kuklinski Gains Valuable Experience at Twickenham

BC Rugby December 5, 2012 Bruce Kuklinski, Middle School faculty Victoria's Kuklinski gains valuable experience at Twickenham
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Athletics Review: Winter Rugby on the Mild Coast

by Darin Steinkey Even though it is cold (well, for the Island...), almost two dozen boys have shown up every day for extra rugby training...
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SMUS Captures ISA Senior Boys Basketball Title

In a riveting weekend's play, SMUS captured the 2012 ISA Senior Boys championship, winning three games in the space of just over 24 hours...
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Athletics Review: Tales From the Beginning and the End

by Darin Steinkey This week's AR sees our basketball teams hit the court in the annual Alumni Tip-off, while we bid adieu to sailing, soccer...
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Athletics Review: Wild Cards and Jesters

by Darin Steinkey Sports lingo is strange. References to spikes, stuffs, fools and something called a "roll out nick" (does someone want to explain that...

Athletics Review: No Cliché Too Small

by Darin Steinkey With the long weekend it was a light week for sports at SMUS, but we realize this is no time to get...

Athletics Review: Spirits Not Damp

by Darin Steinkey In this week's AR, Susanne Walker-Curry throws down numbers like rain, SMUS takes the reins in rugby and the field hockey girls...
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Outdoor Education Climbers Not Repelled by Long Trip

by Vivian Lam, Grade 11 For our out-trip, we (a group of 19 kids including the Grade 12 leaders) went to Penticton to rock climb. Photo...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria Pitcher World Class

Times Colonist October 12 & 30, 2012 Mackenzie Catto '13 UBC comes calling on young Victoria pitcher Victoria Pitcher World Class
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Athletics Review: On an Even Keel

by Darin Steinkey With fall in full force, SMUS athletes brave the chill and sail into this week's Athletics Review with toques firmly fastened. Sailing by Lizette...
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SMUS Runners Get Olympic Inspiration

by Gary Barber, coach Falling leaves and crisp autumn air have been the perfect seasonal partners for another Junior School cross-country running season. Racing...
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Athletics Review: Grade AA Island Quality

by Darin Steinkey Beyond an outstanding week of sport — highlighted by an Island Championship, a Western Canadian bronze medal and several first place finishes...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Sets the Pace

by Darin Steinkey From the chip trail to the water court at UVic, Beaver Lake and the Monkman hard courts, this week's AR has you...
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Victoria Pitcher Mackenzie Catto Commits to UBC and Makes All-World Team

Island Sports News October 5, 2012 Mackenzie Catto '13 Victoria Pitcher Mackenzie Catto Commits to UBC Power Showcase October 15, 2012 Mackenzie Catto '13 Canada Player Selected - Makes 2012 Power...
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Athletics Review: A Full Plate for Thanksgiving

by Darin Steinkey This edition includes Senior School Director Andy Rodford eating some humble pie while our teams work off their turkey dinners against difficult...

Athletics Review: Newbies Make Their Mark

by Darin Steinkey Strong novice players dominate the AR this week, and Ethel Kiggundu gives props to Brown Hall in "Two Minutes With...". Grade 8 Rugby by...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Pyke Plays in Grand Final

Mike Pyke '02 The Globe and Mail September 27, 2012 Canadian Mike Pyke has become big star down under Vancouver Sun September 28, 2012 Where no Canadian has gone before Victoria...
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Athletics Review: Hat-Tricks, Taking Their Licks and SMUS Coach Clicks

by Darin Steinkey Lots of goals, saves and top-ten athletes in this week's Review, plus: What I Did Last Summer with Ian Hyde-Lay and Sailing...
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SMUS in the News: Canadian Rugby Journey Proves Mike Pyke is One in 101

Herald Sun (Australia) September 24, 2012 Mike Pyke '02 Journey from Canadian rugby international to AFL Grand Final proves Mike Pyke is one in 101 Mike Pyke ‘02...
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Athletics Review: Skills to Pay the Bills

by Darin Steinkey This week we encounter the Zen Master and Mad Skillz in squash, suggest that you try out sailing (no experience required) and...
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Alumni, Parents and Friends Play for a Cause

This Monday, 112 golfers took to the Victoria Golf Club course for our annual Alumni & Friends Golf Invitational in support of the Alumni...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Athletes Take a Leap of Faith

Rowing tryouts by Susanne Walker-Curry The start of the new school year saw over 80 student athletes come to the two days of tryouts. All interested...
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Athletics Review: Don’t Fail to Try

Take your first step to glory by planning what teams to tryout for this year; spend two minutes with Michael Baart, an athlete on...
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Athletics Review: Recognizing Achievements

Richard Primrose, Acting Director of Athletics The 2012 SMUS Athletic Banquet, featuring over 220 student-athletes, parents and sponsors, took place Wednesday, June 6 in the...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s SMUS pulls off opening-round stunner

The Province May 30, 2012 Senior boys rugby Victoria’s SMUS pull off opening-round stunner, send Oak Bay Barbarians from winner’s side at AAA rugby quarters
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SMUS in the News: SMUS rower first with Stanford

Peninsula News June 11, 2012 Liz Fenje '09 Oak Bay surfer second in Tofino; SMUS rower first with Stanford; Hesjedal's maglia rosa up for auction
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SMUS in the News: Victoria Schools Row to Medals

June 9, 2012 Peninsula News Vic schools row to medals at national championships Times Colonist High school rowers shine at nationals
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Athletics Review: SMUS Delivers on Provincial and National Stages

photos by Sharon McLean, Ann Fenje and Jody Nishima Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay, coach From May 30 to June 2, the 1st XV traveled to Abbotsford to...
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It’s Right to Play!

by Shanna Fong, Grade 11 student Last Friday, both the Senior School PE students and Junior School kids shared an afternoon of activities and games...
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Athletics Review: Rugby and Tennis On The Road

Photos by Rob Ducharme and Kerry Chan May 30, 2012 Junior Boys Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay, rugby coach The B team played some delightful rugby versus Brentwood, with...
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Athletics Review: Solid Service Game Powers Teams

Pictures by Kerry Chan May 23 Tennis by Jamie Prsala, tennis coach The SMUS tennis team had an eventful past couple of weeks. After defeating GNS and Esquimalt...
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Athletics Review: No Substitute for Hard Work

Photos by Rob Ducharme May 16 May 16 Senior Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay The Senior boys rugby squad played three important matches over the past two weeks, as the...
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Rowers Come Out of Their Shells

Pictures by Ann Fenje by Lori Adam, Director of the Annual Fund On Alumni Weekend, our SMUS rowers were able to join us for a wonderful...
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Athletics Review: Alumni Games

Pictures by Rob Ducharme, Susanne Walker-Curry and Darin Steinkey Cricket by Graham Lily With the departure of a number of cricketers last year, the cricket squad is...
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Athletics Review: Rowers Set the Water on Fire

Photos by Ann Fenje, Rob Ducharme and Darin Steinkey May 3 Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry The SMUS team traveled to the Brentwood International Regatta with 29 athletes competing...
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Athletics Review: "Wet Coast" Weather Wreaks Havoc

Photos by Rob Ducharme and Darin Steinkey Tennis by Jamie Prsala The past week marked a successful start to the 2012 tennis season. With two matches, and...
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Athletics Review: From the Water to the Pitch

Photos by Ann Fenje April 18, 2012 Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry On Saturday, the SMUS rowing team attended the Maple Bay Regatta. It was the first regatta of...

Athletics Review: Rugby and Regattas and Provincials, Oh My!

2012 Rugby Tour by Ian Hyde-Lay On March 16, 38 boys, comprising the bulk of the Senior and Junior rugby squads, along with four staff, departed...
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Rugby Tour Wrapping Up

As the SMUS rugby tour winds down this weekend, catch up on their adventures by visiting the blog at blogs.smus.bc.ca/rugby.
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Athletics Review: Preview of Rugby Tour and Provincial Basketball Recap

Junior and Senior Rugby by Darin Steinkey Our Junior and Senior boys rugby squads take off for Argentina and Uruguay this Friday. In the video above,...

Cross-Grade Program Perks Up PE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZmMDbfMyW0 by Erin Anderson, editor Middle School students have been trying out all kinds of activities as part of the cross-grade PE program, which was recently...
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Athletics Review: Racing on Elk Lake

Photos by Ann Fenje Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry This past weekend, the SMUS rowing team competed at the 2012 Elk Lake Spring Regatta. It was our first...
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags’ experience paying off down the stretch

March 6, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist Senior Boys Basketball team Blue Jags' experience paying off down the stretch
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Athletics Review: Defense Key to Basketball Wins

Photos by Ian Robertson February 29, 2012 Senior Boys Basketball by Ian Hyde-Lay After months of preparation, complete with the many highs and lows that accompany any season,...
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SMUS in the News: Island Basketball Championships Decided

February 27, 2012 Island Sports News Senior boys basketball, Joe Erlic, Mark Yorath, Derek Hyde-Lay, Dawit Workie, Liam MacLure Island Basketball Championships Decided
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SMUS in the News: SMUS, Brentwood off to provincials

February 25, 2012 Times Colonist Senior boys basketball, Joe Erlic SMUS, Brentwood off to provincials

Exploring Exploratory: A New Way to Learn

One of the unique programs at the SMUS Middle School, Exploratory classes, allow students to try out different activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Students...

British Columbia wins Vegas International High School 7s

The British Columbia Elite Youth Sevens teams were unstoppable during the 2012 Las Vegas International High School Sevens events. Two SMUS students competed: Jeffrey...
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Athletics Review: Grade 9 Boys Break Out the Brooms

Grade 9 Boys Basketball by Steve Bates The Grade 9 boys basketball team completed a four-game sweep at the Island Tournament last weekend in Courtenay to...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Teams Gain Ground

February 15, 2012 Squash by Lizette Greyling It has been a very successful semester so far for SMUS squash with a few tournaments already behind us. The...
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Athletics Review: Wall-to-Wall Basketball

February 8, 2012 Junior Girls Developmental Basketball by Amanda Daum The Junior girls developmental team lost their game this week to a strong Oak Bay squad. The...
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Athletics Review: ISAA Squash Championships and Basketball Galore

2012 ISAA Junior and Senior Squash Championships SMUS hosted a strong field of junior and senior squash players last week and posted solid results. Listen to...
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SMUS in the News: Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic

Victoria Times Colonist January 28, 2012 Beau Parker `08 Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s O’Byrne Starts Charity Camp

Victoria Times Colonist January 27, 2012 Ryan O'Byrne '02 Victoria's O'Byrne Starts Charity Camp

Athletics Review: January 23, 2012

Senior Girls Basketball by Lindsay Brooke The Senior girls basketball team had a quiet week. The snow day cancelled their only scheduled game. Instead, the team...
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… January

by Erin Anderson, editor Snow is still a pretty special event in Victoria, so it's not surprising that many people were excited to see the...

Athletics Review: January 16, 2012

Junior Girls Basketball by Amanda Daum The developmental team started the week off with a win against St. Margaret's. Two stand-out players in this game were...

Athletics Review: January 9, 2012

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys basketball team began the second half of the season in good form, hosting the SMUS Invitational, a 12-team event...
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Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings, Jan 11

January 11, 2012 The Province The Province's Big 10 expanded senior boys 3A basketball rankings http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/01/11/1-11-12-edition-the-provinces-big-10-expanded-senior-boys-3a-basketball-rankings/
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SMUS in the News: VicPD’s 33rd High School Basketball Tourney Tips Off

Island Sports News January 11, 2012 Senior boys and Senior girls basketball VicPD's 33rd High School Basketball Tourney Tips Off
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The Best SMUS Review Stories of 2011

by Erin Anderson, editor Since we're embarking on a new year, we thought it was a good time to take a look back at the...
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A Look Ahead at 2012

As the calendar year ends, we still have six months left in the school year, and those months are some of our busiest times....
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SMUS in the News: SMUS falls to Fighting Irish

Times Colonist January 6, 2012 Senior boys basketball: Dawit Workie, Mark Yorath, Monty Fraser-Brown, Joe Erlic, Liam Maclure SMUS falls to Fighting Irish
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Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings, Jan 5

January 5, 2012 The Province The Province’s expanded Big 10 B.C. boys Triple A basketball rankings http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/01/04/1-05-12-edition-the-provinces-expanded-big-10-b-c-boys-triple-a-basketball-rankings/
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SMUS in the News: Soccer player sets lofty goals

Times Colonist January 5, 2012 Marta Bakowska-Mathews '11 Soccer player sets lofty goals
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SMUS in the News: Some of the best hoops teams in the west set...

January 5, 2012 Victoria Times Colonist SMUS Invitational Basketball Tournament Some of the best hoops teams in the west set to invade SMUS
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SMUS in the News: Nash ready for abbreviated NBA season

December 22, 2011 Times Colonist Steve Nash '92 Nash ready for abbreviated NBA season

Athletics Review: December 19, 2011

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys, fresh off the stunning upset against Terry Fox, BC's top AAA team, prepared for play in the Oak Bay...
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SMUS in the News: Speedy St. Michaels Blue Jags use balanced attack

Victoria News December 14, 2011 Senior boys basketball Speedy St. Michaels Blue Jags use balanced attack

Athletics Review: December 12, 2011

Senior Boys Basketball Saturday, December 10 was always going to be a big day on the Senior Boys calendar, as BC AAA #1 Terry Fox...

Athletics Review: December 5, 2011

Grade 9 Boys Basketball The team opened its season versus Oak Bay. The boys jumped out to an early and decisive lead, scoring often in...

Athletics Review: December 1, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior boys soccer team travelled to Burnaby on a high from a successful Islands' play-down, finishing second overall. They opened provincial...
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Steve Nash ’92 and Alumni Teams Play Students

Photos by Mrs. Grant, Chris Bateman, Anastasia Efremova, Liam MacLure and Frank Chang by Dawit Workie, Grade 11 An unforgettable event took place Saturday evening in...

Athletics Review: November 21, 2011

Grade 9 Rugby The Grade 9 rugby season came to a close on November 15, as SMUS hosted an ISA Sevens Tournament. The event was...
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SMUS in the News: Hundal strikes twice as Vikes sail to national soccer title

Vancouver Sun November 14, 2011 Craig Gorman '07 Hundal strikes twice as Vikes sail to national soccer title
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SMUS in the News: Surrey’s Hundal the hero leads Vikes

The Province November 13, 2011 Craig Gorman '07 Surrey's Hundal the hero leads Vikes past St. Mary's as Victoria captures fifth CIS national men's soccer title

Athletics Review: November 14, 2011

Senior Girls Volleyball The Senior girls volleyball team, having gone to extra points in a three-game qualifier vs St. Margaret's, used this momentum to perform...

Athletics Review: November 7, 2011

Rowing Thirty-nine athletes and six coaches experienced another successful city championships! There was a good turn-out of parents, too, and I think that they enjoyed...

Athletics Review: October 31, 2011

Cross-Country Last week, the pinnacle event of the cross-country season took place. Over 350 runners took part in the Island Championships, which were held at...

Athletics Review: October 24, 2011

Rowing This weekend, while most people were enjoying time away from the academic classroom, the 62 members of the SMUS rowing team were battling other...

Athletics Review: October 17, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior boys A team had another busy week with two league games and a tournament up in Campbell River. On Tuesday,...
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Term 1 – Senior School Clubs and Councils Schedule

There is so much going on at the school and it can be challenging to figure out where and when to be at different...

Athletics Review: U15 Girls Soccer

On October 1, the SMUS U15 girls soccer team flew to Toronto to play in the CAIS soccer tournament hosted by Country Day School...

Athletics Review: October 11, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The boys had a challenging game on Tuesday against a very determined St. Andrew's team. Joe Erlic scored two minutes in with...
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Athletics Review: U13 Girls Soccer

The U13 girls soccer tournament held at SMUS on Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th was a resounding success! This year only four...

Athletics Review: October 3, 2011

Grade 9 Rugby The SMUS Grade 9 rugby team continued its season with a 39-5 win over Brentwood. A good number of the less heralded...
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Scholar in Residence Bruce Brown

by Orla Glen, Grade 12 On Friday, all Term 1 athletes had the honour of listening to the director of Proactive Coaching, Bruce Brown. Bruce...
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Athletics Review: September 26, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior boys A team had a very busy week. On Thursday afternoon, they lost a tight game against Lambrick Park 2-1...
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Junior Runners Start Their Season

by Gary Barber, Junior School Assistant Director The Junior cross-country team is off and running! Last Monday the first race of the season was held...

Athletics Review: September 19, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer At a tournament at UVic, the SMUS team faced off against Oak Bay, the Gulf Islands and Lambrick Park. SMUS spent half...
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SMUS in the News: Late-game Collapse Costs Canada Against France at Rugby World Cup

Victoria Times Colonist September 18, 2011 Ed Fairhurst '97 Late-game collapse costs Canada against France at rugby World Cup With powerful French up next, Canada must take it...
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Students Kick Off Athletic Season

"I challenge each and every student to get involved with athletics at the school. If you didn't play on a team last year, I...

Students Spend Summer Playing Rugby

Rugby continues for a number of SMUS rugby players this summer as they represent a variety of local regional and provincial sides. This weekend...
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SMUS in the News: "SMUS row to double gold at nationals"

Victoria News June 8, 2011 SMUS row to double gold at nationals

Banquet Honours SMUS Athletes

The 2011 SMUS Athletic Banquet, featuring over 220 student-athletes, parents and sponsors, took place Wednesday, June 9 in the Monkman Athletic Complex. Special guests included...

Athletics Review: June 6, 2011

Senior Girls Soccer The Senior girls soccer team wrapped up their season at the BC Championships in Burnaby last week. The team faced tough competition...
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Senior and Junior Students Stay Fit Together

Last week, students from Grades 2-4 came to visit the Senior School campus to take part in some fun and games with a few...
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SMUS in the News: "Key Changes to Canada Team"

Rugby Canada Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Key changes to Canada Team Ahead of Zimbabwe Match Mike Fuailefau '10, Johnny Humphries '09 http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=3817&leagueID=0&page=53263
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Athletics Review: May 23, 2011

Track and Field This week the track and field season culminated with the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships. The two-day meet was filled with...

Athletics Review: May 16, 2011

Tennis The tennis team came second on the Island last week, qualifying for the provincials. In the round robin, SMUS beat GNS 8-3 and defeated Shawnigan...

Athletics Review: May 9, 2011

Rowing The SMUS team travelled to the Brentwood International Regatta with 24 athletes competing in 19 events. Brentwood is the largest high school regatta in...

Athletics Review: May 2, 2011

Track and Field At the fifth track and field meet in the lower Vancouver Island league last week, a number of SMUS athletes posted strong...
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Junior School Girls and Boys Love Rugby

by Marcus, Grade 4 There are many sports that SMUS offers but my favourite is rugby. Rugby is one of the most traditional sports that...

Athletics Review: April 26, 2011

Junior Girls Soccer The Junior girls came out strong on Tuesday against St. Andrew's. Within seven minutes, Allie White scored off a cross in front...
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Middle School PE Classes Learn to Cook

Cross-grade PE classes are doing something new this year. Thanks to the Middle School's burgeoning health and nutrition program, students are spending two classes...
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Rugby Mentor Pleased With Rematch

Sooke News Mirror April 20, 2011 SMUS Senior Rugby team Rugby mentor pleased with rematch

Athletics Review: April 18, 2011

Junior Girls Soccer The first game of the season for Junior girls was a tough game versus Reynolds Soccer Academy. Reynolds got an early goal...
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SMUS in the News: "Rugby Flies Under Sunny Sooke Skies"

Sooke News Mirror April 13, 2011 SMUS Rugby teams Rugby flies under sunny Sooke skies

Athletics Review: April 11, 2011

Golf Last week was the official start of the high school golf season for SMUS. Even though the weather hasn’t been to conducive for golf,...
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Athletics Council Runs Spring Break Camp

Over Spring Break, a few of our Senior School students returned to campus to run a soccer camp for students in Grades 4-7 and...
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Highs and Lows: the 2010-2011 Basketball Season Concludes

A long and demanding school basketball season came to a conclusion over the past weekends, with some thrills and fantastic performances. There were also...
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SMUS in the News: "Oak Bay takes back bronze boot"

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Athletics Review: Mar 7, 2011

This past weekend, the SMUS rowing team attended the Elk Lake Spring Regatta. It was the first regatta of our spring competitive season on...

Athletics Review: Feb 28, 2011

The Grade 9 girls basketball team qualified for the Island Championships February 18-19 in Nanaimo. They first faced a fast Dover Bay team, and...

SMUS Basketball Teams Make History

It was another magical two-week period for SMUS basketball. For the first time ever, in the same year, five teams reached their respective provincial...

Athletics Review: Feb 15, 2011

Basketball Teams Primed for Playoffs With the 2011 basketball playoffs just round the corner, several SMUS teams came through with impressive wins in key recent...

Athletics Review: Feb 7, 2011

Squash In Ontario this past weekend, Tyler Olson and Nicole Bunyan participated in the Toronto Gold Tournament. Nicole Bunyan won the quarter finals but fell...

New Opportunity for Middle School Squash Lovers

by Ethan Lee and Matt Ashton, Grade 10 students We are organizing the first Middle School Squash Tournament as part of our business education class....

Athletics Review: Jan 31, 2011

Junior Boys Basketball It was another week of highs and lows for the Junior boys basketball team. Following the best performance of the season, a comprehensive...

Athletics Review: Jan 24, 2011

Squash The competitive squash team went to Vancouver this weekend for the BC Junior Open. Nicole Bunyan won the Girls Under-19 title, defeating the #1-ranked...

Athletics Review: Jan 19, 2011

Grade 8 Boys Basketball The Grade 8 boys basketball team played in the St. Georges tournament, recording very good wins over South Okanagan and Notre...

Athletics Review: Jan 10, 2011

Grade 9 Girls Basketball The Grade 9 girls basketball team resumed league play last week with a battle against Parklands. SMUS came out strong in...

Athletics Review: Jan 6, 2011

Junior and Senior Boys Basketball Over the Christmas break, both the Junior and Senior boys basketball teams travelled to Honolulu for four games and some...

Athletics Review: Dec 13, 2010

Grade 9 Girls Basketball The Grade 9 girls basketball team had their first league game, facing Spencer in what turned out to be a competitive...

Athletics Review: Dec 10, 2010: Special Basketball Update

Grade 8 Boys Basketball The Grade 8 boys basketball team completed their pre-Christmas season undefeated, thanks to important City playoff semifinal and final victories. With BC...

Athletics Review: Dec 6, 2010

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team opened play this week in an exhibition series. The team faced Belmont on Friday afternoon, winning 76-17....
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Exploratory: What’s Happening

by Amanda and Amita Last exploratory, we spent our class visiting some of the other exploratory classes. We visited the cross-stitching, broadcasting, wood-working, games, house...

Athletics Review: Nov 15, 2010

Rowing Thirty-nine athletes and six coaches experienced another successful city championships! Over three days and 18 hours of racing the rowers endured lots of...

Athletics Review: Nov 8, 2010

Junior Boys Soccer The last week of Junior boys soccer season started out badly but ended triumphantly. On Monday, the boys faced Oak Bay, a...

Athletics Review: Nov 1, 2010

Senior Cross Country The Island Championships took place last Wednesday at Beaver Lake. The conditions were a little muddy, but all things considered, it was...

Athletics Review: Oct 25, 2010

Middle School Cross-country The Middle School cross-country team wrapped up their season this week with some fantatic results! After six weeks of practicing on all...

Athletics Review: Oct 18, 2010

Senior Girls Volleyball After a busy Thanksgiving weekend, the team went into the second week of league matches against Reynolds and Saint Margaret’s. In...

Athletics Review: Oct 11, 2010

Junior Boys Soccer The second week of the Junior Boys soccer season was not nearly as busy as the first but was every bit as...

Athletics Review: Oct 4, 2010

Field Hockey The SMUS 1st team played two league games last week. They were two very contrasting games - a superb 1-0 win in a...

Junior Students Run for Terry Fox

The Junior School held the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 24th. All the students divided into house teams and wore their house...

Athletics Review: Sep 27, 2010

Squash The Shawnigan lake Junior Tournament Boys Gold Event: Winner, Tyler Olson Girls Gold Event: 3rd place, Nicole Bunyan Boys Silver Event: Saucer winner, Michael Groot Junior Boys Soccer After...

Athletics Review: Athletics Tryouts for Term 1

CROSS COUNTRY Everyone Welcome – grades 9-12 (no experience necessary) COACHES: Grades 9-12: Ms. Tobacco & Mr. Hunt – meet at flagpoles TRAINING SESSIONS: Thursday, September 9th – 3:30-5:00...

Colourful End to Middle School Games

by Nancy Mollenhauer, teacher It was finally a warm June day when the Grade 6 and 7 students headed out on to the fields with...

Athletic Awards for the 2009-2010 School Year

Male Athlete of the Year: Jure Erlic (runner-up: Luke McCloskey) Female Athlete of the Year: Ciara Glen (runner-up: Annie Pike) Junior Athlete of the Year: Joseph...

Athletics Review: June 14, 2010

Junior Rugby Though the BC high school sports season came to end last week with a series of provincial championships, both the Grade 9 and...

Athletics Review: June 7, 2010

Rowing The SMUS crew returned home after a very successful three days of racing at the 65th Annual Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association regatta, held...

Athletics Review: May 31, 2010

Rugby The penultimate week of the rugby season featured a Junior Boys Sevens Tournament, with over 220 players from eight Island schools descending on SMUS...

Athletics Review: May 25, 2010

Tennis The SMUS tennis team traveled to the 2010 Islands with the high expectations that come with an undefeated season. Things started as well as...

Athletics Review: May 17, 2010

Middle School Rugby SMUS hosted the LIMSSA rugby jamborees last week, with the Grade 6 jamboree taking place on Tuesday and the Grade 7 games...

Athletics Review: May 10, 2010

Middle School Rugby In the past week in Middle School rugby, the Grade 6 team traveled to face Monterey, where they also faced Cedar Hill....

Athletics Review: May 4, 2010

Cricket Once again the alumni team had a good sprinkling of players with Canadian international caps to their credit and once again the cricket team...

Athletics Review: Apr 26, 2010

Rowing This past weekend, the SMUS rowing team attended the 40th Annual Brentwood Regatta hosted by Brentwood School. Over 1500 athletes from the US and...

Athletics Review: Apr 19, 2010

Junior Girls Soccer This past week, the Junior Girls Soccer team hosted GNS and Reynolds. On Tuesday, the game against GNS was a very...

Athletics Review: Apr 12, 2010

Senior Tennis The SMUS tennis team started league play this week with a rather epic match against GNS on Wednesday. In team tennis, the schools...

Athletics Review: Mar 8, 2010

Squash The squash team competed at the BC Junior Close Tournament this past weekend - see below for the results. ...

Athletics Review: Mar 1, 2010

Grade 9 Boys Basketball Finally, at Grade 9 Boys level, in an odd twist, the team completed its City Junior playoffs, after it had already...

Athletics Review: Feb 23, 2010

Senior Badminton The SMUS Senior badminton team travelled to Kamloops last Friday to take part in a two-part exhibition series. The road trip was a...

Athletics Review: Feb 16, 2010

Senior Badminton Last Wednesday, SMUS hosted the Senior Badminton Island Championships. Although SMUS had a perfect 4-0 record entering the tournament, a key injury to...

Athletics Review: Feb 9, 2010

Senior Badminton Last week was a very busy one for the Senior badminton team, as they played three critical league games. These games would determine...

Athletics Review: Feb 1, 2010

Squash Girls vs. Brentwood College: won 3-2 Nicole Bunyan won 3-0 Brynn Daniels won 3-0 Deryn Ramsey won 3-0 Lisa Evans lost 1-3 Rachel Wong lost 0-3 Girls vs....

Athletics Review: Jan 25, 2010

Senior Badminton The past two weeks for the Senior badminton team have been rigorous. Training intensity has reached new heights, with both fitness and technical...

Athletics Review: Jan 18, 2010

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team had another busy week. In league play, the team travelled to Parklands to easily defeat the Panthers. It...

Athletics Review: Jan 11, 2010

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls kicked off the new year at the ISA tournament, hosted by Shawnigan Lake. The tournament was a good...

Athletics Review: Dec 14, 2009

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team got their season underway this week with two league games. The first league game was against Edward...

Athletics Review: Dec 7, 2009

Senior Girls Volleyball This week, the SMUS team hosted the Senior Girls AA Volleyball Provincial Championships. Throughout the round robin play and the playoffs, SMUS...

Athletics Review: Nov 23, 2009

Senior Girls Volleyball The Senior girls traveled up to Brentwood to compete in the Island championships this past weekend. Due to an upsetting loss to...

Athletics Review: Nov 16, 2009

Junior Girls Volleyball The Junior girls volleyball team played their best volleyball of the season in one of the most closely-matched city championships in history,...

Athletics Review: Nov 9, 2009

Senior Cross Country With a heavy rainfall warning in the Lower Mainland for much of last week, the conditions were less than ideal for the...

U15 Girls Share Their Soccer Experience

by Grade 8 students Jenna Dhillon, Ali Murtland and Sam Colby After we arrived in Toronto for the U15 CAIS tournament, which consisted of 16...

Athletics Review: Nov 2, 2009

Rowing Fifty-five members of the SMUS rowing team and their parents experienced all sorts of weather over two days of racing at the 24th Annual...

Athletics Review: Oct 19-25, 2009

Field Hockey SMUS played Vic High this Monday on the water-based turf, and absolutely thumped them, winning 9-0. Goals were from Janine Hsu (4), Paula...

Athletics Review: Oct 12-18, 2009

Grade 8 Rugby With almost a two-week break between games, the Grade 8 rugby team hosted G.P. Vanier from Courtenay on Thursday for their third...

Athletics Review: Oct 5–11, 2009

Junior Boys Soccer In the third week of league play the boys had two difficult matches away from home. In their first game against Spectrum,...

Athletics Review: Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2009

Junior Girls Volleyball The Junior girls volleyball team kicked off their season with exhibition play and the First Annual SMUS Invitational Junior Girls Volleyball...

Athletics Review: Sep 21-27. 2009

Grade 9 Cross-country The Grade 9 runners had great results in their first race at Beacon Hill this Wednesday. It was a demanding 4km...

Athletics Review: Sep 14-20, 2009

Senior Boys place 3rd in ISA Tournament The Senior boys A soccer squad kicked off their season with an exhibition match against traditional rivals Oak...

Looking Ahead in Athletics

The 2009-2010 school year got under way last week with SMUS athletic teams boasting some serious potential in the pre-season. The Senior boys soccer team,...

SMUS Rugby Players Represent BC

by Jake Humphries, university counselor The six SMUS rugby players who joined Team BC for the 2009 Canada Summer Games were treated to a...

SMUS Athletes on Track

The SMUS Junior School sent 75 athletes to the VISSA track and field championships this week, where they competed against other independent schools from...

Athletics Review: June 1, 2009

An incredible week for SMUS rowing! Seven SMUS athletes entered seven events at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championship Regatta in St. Catharines...

Athletics Review: May 24, 2009

Track and Field The track and field team wrapped up their...

Athletics Review: May 17, 2009

Tennis The tennis team had an absolutely incredible day at the Island Tournament last Tuesday. Placed in Pool B with Shawnigan Lake and GNS, the...

Athletics Review: May 10, 2009

Track and Field The sixth and final training meet took place at UVic last week. Top performers included Leo Marchand, who placed 6th in the...

Athletics Review: May 3, 2009

Senior Boys Rugby It was a busy and demanding week for both Senior rugby squads. On April 28, the 1st and 2nd XV players travelled...

Athletics Review: April 26, 2009

Rowing The SMUS rowing team was up at Brentwood International Regatta this weekend, the largest athletic event hosted by a single high school. Crews from...

Athletics Review: April 19, 2009

Junior Girls Net First Soccer Victory The Junior girls had a tough exhibition match against the Claremont Spartans last Tuesday. The Jags were short a...

Athletics Review: April 12, 2009

Strong Showing for SMUS up at the Track The track and field team has been training hard up at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Last week, the...

Junior Students Give Rugby a Try

Just as the 1st and 2nd XV take to the field at Senior School, our Grade 4 and 5 boys and girls are also...

Athletics Review: April 5, 2009

Blue Jags Kickoff Season at the Best of the Best The Senior girls soccer season kicked off with a tournament at GW Graham Secondary in...

Athletics Review: March 15, 2009

Grade 9 Girls Basketball On Tuesday, the Grade 9 girls basketball team faced PCS in the Victoria City final. After a tightly contested regular season...

Middle School Triumphs

by Nancy Mollenhauer The final day of the winter term proved to be one of most exciting the Middle School has seen for some time,...

SMUS Brings Home the Boot

by Eliot Anderson The much anticipated “Boot Game” kicked off under clear but cold skies last Tuesday evening. As the season-opening match between cross-town rivals...

Athletics Review: March 8, 2009

SMUS Teams Compete at Provincial Championships The Senior girls basketball team travelled to Kamloops this past week for the AA Provincial Championships. They had an...

Boot Game Kicks Off Senior Rugby

Next Tuesday, the Senior rugby boys will battle Oak Bay in the annual Rees Boot Game. The SMUS side has been victorious the last...

Athletics Review: March 1, 2009

SMUS Crew Starts Spring Rowing Season Strong This weekend SMUS rowers raced for the first time as a Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) club representing St....

Athletics Review: February 22, 2009

Two Island Titles for SMUS Basketball The Senior girls basketball team headed into the Island Championships after finishing first in the Victoria AA league. In...

Athletics Review: February 15, 2009

Senior Badminton Team wins Island Championship SMUS hosted the Island Championships last Thursday. Our Senior badminton team went in as the #1 seed, since they’ve...

Athletics Review: February 08, 2009

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys had several games, including the start of their city playoffs. On Tuesday, the boys faced Edward Milne. SMUS jumped...

Atheltics Review: February 1, 2009

Junior Girls Take Silver Medal at ISA Championships This past weekend, the SMUS Junior girls participated in the annual ISA Tournament hosted by SMUS. On...

Athletics Review: January 25, 2009

SMUS Defeats Lambrick Park in Spirit Night Showdown The Senior boys basketball team had just one game to play, but it was a big one....

SMUS Rugby Scores a Special Guest

by Johnny Humpries SMUS Senior Rugby was fortunate to have another national coach pay a visit to the school last Thursday. Following last year’s...

Atheltics Review: January 18, 2009

Junior Girls Capture First Tournament Title In league play Monday, the SMUS Junior girls basketball team battled relentlessly on the defensive side. However, their shots...

Athletics Review: January 11, 2009

SMUS Rugby Players in Provincial Club Final Just before the holiday break, Victoria’s Castaway-Wanderers U-19 rugby squad played in the provincial club final against the...

Athletics Review: December 15, 2008

Grade 9 Boys Basketball The Grade 9 boys basketball team enjoyed a successful week, winning its opening two league games.In the opener, the team blitzed...

Rowing Its Own Reward

Last weekend, our rowing coach Susanne Walker Curry was named the Female Coach of the Year by Rowing Canada Aviron, the national governing body...

Athletics Review: December 8, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team looked to improve on their 2-1 record with two more games this week. The Blue Jags opened...

Athletics Review: December 1, 2008

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior boys basketball team kicked off their season with the Vancouver Island Classic Tournament this past weekend. The 16-team tournament...

Athletics Review: November 25, 2008

SMUS Soccer The Senior boys soccer team left on Sunday night for Burnaby, as they were to compete in the BC Provincial AA championships. After...

Athletics Review: November 17, 2008

Senior Girls Volleyball Team Island Championships began for the Senior girls volleyball team on Friday afternoon with round-robin play against St. Andrews, Shawnigan Lake and...

Middle School Boys Score in Soccer

Last month, our U13 boys soccer team travelled to Toronto to take part in the Canadian Association of Independent Schools annual tournament. The Middle...

Athletics Review: November 12, 2008

Senior Girls Volleyball Last week was the Lower Island Championships and the Vic Lindal Cup tournament for the Senior girls volleyball team. Going in...

Athletics Review: November 3, 2008

Swimming Grade 11 student Jeremy Bagshaw competed in the Island Championships for high school swimming this past weekend. He competed in the 50 m and...

Athletics Review: October 27, 2008

Field Hockey The last week of field hockey began with a challenge match against GNS, to decide which team would be the number 2...

Athletics Review: October 20, 2008

SMUS Cross Country The Senior Cross-Country Team was at Beaver Lake last Wednesday in the Lower Islands. This meet was the first time we...

Soccer Girls Take Flight

Our U15 girls soccer team recently travelled to Winnipeg for a sixteen-team tournament. Over three days, the girls played eight games and lost three....

Athletics Review: October 13, 2008

Senior Girls Volleyball The Senior girls had league night at Claremont Secondary School, starting with a match against Oak Bay School. Our team handily...

Athletics Review: October 5, 2008

Senior Girls Volleyball Last Tuesday night, Esquimalt hosted SMUS for the first round of Senior Girls Volleyball league play. Our first game was against...

Athletics Review: September 28, 2008

SMUS Rowing Crew This past Saturday saw the SMUS Rowing team begin their short 2008 competitive season at the annual high school Crabfest Regatta. Newcomers to...

Athletics Review: September 21, 2008

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior Soccer boys started their 2008 soccer season with a few wins. The week began with a game away to...

Athletics Review: September 14, 2008

Rosters have been set and schedules are being finalized after just one week back to school. All of our teams are in full gear...

Athletics Kick-Off

SMUS students were sweating this week as our athletic season began. With practices and tryouts, the gyms and fields were filled with students enjoying...

Athletics Review: September 7, 2008

The 2008-2009 school year kicked off last Wednesday with Term 1 sport tryouts. Student participation rates look good in many sports, in particular, Grade...

Rowers Paddle for Gold

Before the Beijing Olympics even began, two SMUS students flew to the US to compete for a few medals of their own and both...

Athletics Review: June 8, 2008

Rowing After the National Rowing Regatta took place in St. Catharines, Ontario, Derek Stedman and Liz Fenje stayed behind to trial for the Junior National...

Athletics Review: SMUS Rowing Team Wins on a National Level

Last week, four senior athletes represented SMUS at the CSSRA Rowing Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario. The team performed exceptionally well, placing 18th out...

Athletics Review: June 1, 2008

Golf The golf team was away in Kamloops early last week at the Provincial Championships. The team of Dylan Callow, Rebecca Minaker, Chris Smith, Francois...

Athletics Review: May 25, 2008

Best of luck to our teams This is a very exciting week in Athletics, as many of our teams have made it to the pinnacle...

Athletics Review: May 18, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby The rugby rivalry between Oak Bay and St. Michaels University School has become something of legend in Island high school sports. Read...

Athletics Review: May 11, 2008

Tennis Placing third in the Lower Island Tournament, the Tennis team headed to Islands and was put in the Black Pool with Brentwood College and...

Athletics Review: May 5, 2008

Junior Boys A Soccer The Junior bys had two important league playoff games last week. In the first game, the score remained 0-0 after regulation,...

Athletics Review: April 27, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby On Tuesday the 1st and 2nd XV took the field against the highly touted Shawnigan Lake side. Although ranked higher, the early...

Athletics Review: April 20, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby The Senior boys rugby teams faced the highly-skilled Canberra Grammar School from Australia. The 2nd XV faced an uphill battle right from...

Athletics Review: April 6, 2008

Junior Girls Soccer The Junior Girls A Soccer team got off to a quick start this season defeating Oak Bay (2-1) and Reynolds (1-0) respectively....

Athletics Review: March 9, 2008

Senior Badminton The Senior Badminton team returned home last weekend after finishing in eighth place at the BC High School Provincial Championships. The tournament featured...

Athletics Review: March 2, 2008

This week the Athletics Department would like to recognize some athletes who have done some amazing things in the past few months. Squash: Tyler Olson...

Athletics Review: February 24, 2008

Senior Badminton A small group of girls went over to Maple Ridge on Saturday for the Girls ISA Badminton Tournament. This tournament boasts the oldest...

Athletics Review: February 17, 2008

Senior Badminton Last Thursday, SMUS hosted the Senior Badminton Island Championships. Going into the tournament, the SMUS Blue Jags had the #1 seed, so the...

National Success for Athletes

SMUS athletes excel both on and off campus. Students Jeremy Bagshaw, Taylor Moon and Isabella Holt are some of our successful athletes excelling at...

Athletics Review: February 10, 2008

Rowing Over the past couple of months, a small group of rowers have trained hard in preparation for the National Rowing Regatta which will bw...

Athletics Review: February 3, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior Girls basketball team played in the Spotswood Memorial Tournament held at Belmont. The girls lost their first game against Spectrum...

Athletics Review: January 27, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team played one game this week at Edward Milne. Katrina MacIntosh with 12pts, and Kelsey Harbord with 6...

World-Class Rugby Practice

The SMUS rugby teams received some world-class coaching last Friday when Graham Henry, the New Zealand All Blacks coach, paid a visit to the...

Athletics Review: January 20, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball SMUS was host to the Senior Girls Police Tournament, which featured 16 of the top teams in the province. The girls had...

Athletics Review: January 13, 2008

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls basketball team continued their winning streak with a 69-10 win over St. Andrews. Shelby Boehm (20 pts), Samm Dark (13...

Athletics Review: December 9, 2007

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior girls opened the 2007-2008 season on a winning note last week when they triumphed over St. Margaret’s on Tuesday and...

Athletics Review: December 2, 2007

Rugby Congratulations to Beau Parker and Mike Fuailefau who returned this week from a National U17 Rugby Tour. The Canadian Team was in Wales for...

Athletics Review: November 25, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby The Junior Boys Rugby team capped off a fine season at the Vancouver Island Tournament held at Shawnigan Lake School. All...

Athletics Review: November 18, 2007

Swimming Three SMUS swimmers qualified for the Swimming Provincial Championships, which were held at Sannich Commonwealth Place last weekend. Jeremy Bagshaw made the finals...

Senior Girls Serve Up Great Volleyball

by Brittney Martin Grade 12 student Brittney Martin recounts the girls' experience of success. Last week, the Senior Girls volleyball team claimed the title of Lower...

Athletics Review: November 11, 2007

Senior Girls Volleyball In what was a momentous day of SMUS Athletics, the Senior Girls Volleyball team found themselves in the city final against...

Athletics Review: November 4, 2007

Senior Boys Soccer The team finished their season with a hard fought contest to bring home the Colonist Shield. The boys succeeded, playing some great...

Athletics Review: October 28, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 The Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Vancouver for their return match with St. Georges. The team began very well, playing...

Smooth Rowing for SMUS at the 22nd Annual Regatta

Our rowing team did exceptionally well at Elk Lake this weekend, taking first in Junior Girls doubles and Junior Novice Boys quad, as well...

Athletics Review: October 21, 2007

Rugby Grade 8 In their third ISA game, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Brentwood College. The team let in a try soon after the...

Field Hockey Team Manoeuvres Through the Bridgman Cup

Last weekend, the SMUS field hockey team played in the Bridgman Cup, a tournament that features 16 of the best high-school teams in the...

SMUS Runs in the Royal Victoria Marathon

Two students and two faculty members delivered excellent performances in this year’s Royal Victoria Marathon. Listed as one of the top 10 destination marathons...

Athletics Review: October 14, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 In their second ISA game of the season, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Shawnigan Lake School. They put together...

Jeff Hunt Runs the West Coast Trail

This September, Athletic Director and the writer of the Athletics Week-in-Review Jeff Hunt tackled the West Coast Trail, a 75 km backpacking trail along...

Athletics Review: October 7, 2007

Senior Boys A Soccer Playing two back-to-back matches on their home pitch, the Senior Boys A team performed with confidence in defence and on the...

2007 CAIS Junior Girls' Soccer Tournament

Last week, the Middle School Girls Soccer Team travelled to Oakville, Ontario to take part in the Canadian Association of Independent School’s Junior Girls’...

Athletics Review: September 30, 2007

Cross Country Middle School The Cross Country team took on the challenges of Beaver Lake. Jeremy Chan and Leanne Farmer both finished in the top ten...

SMUS Students Cheer on Alumni in Rugby World Cup

Early Tuesday morning, day and boarding students crowded into the Timmis/Bolton common room with house parents and faculty to watch three SMUS alumni play...

Athletics Review: September 23, 2007

Rugby Grade 9 Rugby Following three weeks of practice, the Grade 9 rugby squad opened its season at an ISA Jamboree hosted by Brentwood. One win,...

Athletics Review: September 16, 2007

New Jag in Single Gym The Athletic Department at SMUS would like to thank the Grad Class of 2007, and in particular, McKyla MacIntyre, for...