High School Athletics
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HS ATHLETICS NEWS
CHINA CUP SUCCESS
Posted: Sep 27, 2017
Well done Dragons Sports teams! HKIS swept 10 of 14 championships this weekend – fabulous start to our sports year! Rugby swept three of four divisions, Baseball took both JV and Varsity Championships, Volleyball took one championship and one runners up trophy while Tennis swept all four divisions for the 4th year in a row.
CHINA CUP BASEBALL at International School Beijing
The varsity baseball team dominated China Cup going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents 66-12! Team defense was strong and Dragon pitching was excellent, led by Jonathan Drapeau, Vincent Krembs, and Pieter Van Wingerden. The Dragons crushed the baseball racking up 43 hits in only 15 innings for a team batting average of .473. Hitting their first varsity home runs were Brian Lee, Jonathan Drapeau, and Vincent Krembs who hit two bombs including a grand slam. Varsity plays their final home game this Friday against the men's Typhoons team at 6pm. Dragons baseball - feel the heat!
On the JV side, our Dragons beat International School Dongguan for the first time in 5 attempts winning 5-4 in the championship game. An RBI double by Joseph Belman and home run by Thomas Tang led the effort while Peter Athanas had the game winning hit to give the Dragons the victory. Strong pitching by Malakai Passamonte and Hans Carter positioned the team well all weekend.
TENNIS at International School Beijing
Our Tennis teams continued their dominance over their China Cup peers winning all four divisions of China Cup. On the girls side, Nicole Chu and Justine Tam led the charge to the Cup Championships while Arthur Chau and Vikram Mubayi anchored the boys Varsity squads. Lauren Kahm, Charlotte Loomis, Sid Verma and Bernard Luk got great match experience leading the JV teams to victory. Coaches note that Arthur Chau did not drop a single game in his three singles victories at number one!! Well done Team!
VOLLEYBALL hosted by HKIS
JV girls were three peat champs, taking it down to the wire against SAS-PX. After losing 2-0 in the morning match up, our girls were fired up and showed amazing effort, winning 3-2 in a back and forth battle. Kristen Yee and Justine Tam led the charge tallying the most “kills” for the weekend. Mia Higgins contributed with strong serving at critical times and Claire Li had the most assists with solid setting. Emily Kim led the team in digs and anchored a solid HKIS Defense. JV boys had some exciting games with several results decided by two points in the deciding set. Jake Glitzer contributed some solid blocking and hitting, Micah Schmidt set and defended well all weekend while Jiaqi Chen pounded the ball to keep the team in striking distance in each game. Our Dragon Red team served as our 4th team in the JV Girls Division and they represented HKIS well. Lucy Howell led the team in kills while Olivia Border and Chloe Tedja setting up the hitters all weekend. Natalie Sun was solid from the service line and also had several kills for the tournament. Although they finished 4th, they gained valuable experience going into the Wednesday’s league matches.
On the varsity side, the boys team narrowly lost in the championships 13-15 in the fifth set against SAS with a full gym watching. Joshua Kosnoff led the team in kills for the weekend while Leonard So set the tone of the offense with fantastic setting. Merton Ngan contributed some solid digs in the final game while Josh Lobner had a few key blocks to send the match into a 5th set. HKIS boys beat ISB (twice) for the first time in HKIS history. In addition, they have never taken a set off SAS and they took one in pool play and two in the finals. Great momentum going into Super APAC next month in Hanoi. Well done boys.
The girls played some great volleyball over the weekend but couldn’t string enough momentum together to put themselves into the championship game. They gained valuable court time against very solid teams and with a newly formed squad, they are sure to carry this into local comps ahead of Super APAC next month. Phoebe Chen set the tone for the offense setting up Olivia Dominick and Bella Wilkinson. Coaches are confident they will find their rhythm going into Super APAC being held at Brent in Manila.
RUGBY at Shanghai American School- Puxi
Varsity boys showed solid and disciplined defence that withstood a spirited start from the opposition in all their games. Their superiority then soon began to show through as they created space by carrying the ball well and moving the opposition around the field. They went into the final unbeaten and defeated SAS PUXI 24-5. Stand out performances came from Andrew Horn and Jack Gallagher who consistently caused problems for the opposition. Top try scorers were Andrew, Jack and Alex Billington all with 5 each in the tournament.
JV boy's games were much closer with the boys having to withstand a lot more pressure from opposition who good a recycling the ball. The boys fronted up and tackled really well being very aggressive in defence. In attack they created several opportunities but were often unable to find that last pass to secure the try. They lost a close game to PUXI 5-0 in the pool rounds but knew they would have a second opportunity in the final against them. The final was very close, finishing 5-5 before going to sudden death extra time and the teams could still not be separated after 5 mins. We then began the process of dropping 1 player from each side every 1 minute. When we were down to 8 Tucker Grinnan carried the ball deep into the opponents 22 before a great clear out at the ruck by Ellis Holcombe and Liam Carvey allow the ball to be spun out to the waiting Alex Lam who was able score in the corner spark euphoric scenes of celebration amongst all 60 travelling HKIS rugby players (and coaches!).
For the girls teams, China Cup was the first game opportunity for the Dragons. The Varsity squad opened with a 5-5 draw with ISB while the JV girls eeked out a 12-10 win over Shanghai Pudong. The Varsity girls, led by Ella Hurworth and India Soranson Way worked hard through pool play but fell a bit short. A few injuries early in the tournament proved difficult to overcome but coaches are confident that this weekend will serve as a good base for prep for APAC later next month. India had some strong runs and was tough in the rucks.
JV Girls were crowned champions beating Shanghai Puxi 10-5 in the finals. Having dropped the round robin game 10-15, it was sweet revenge to win it back and bring the trophy home. Jessica Horn found the try zone several times while Claire Frohling, a newcomer to the sport was a standout on the JV team.
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