Kanto Plains HS Boys Basketball:
The varsity boys basketball team competed for the first time in a 3 day international tournament in Tokyo hosted at ASIJ. After several years of success in KISAC, this was a serious challenge for the players and coaches. The boys competed extremely hard from start to finish and it was a terrific learning experience for them to play against some of the best basketball teams in Asia. Several opposing coaches and referees commented on the strong mental toughness and high intensity level demonstrated by our boys despite playing against superior competition. Sophomore Han Choi and freshman Robin Lee were the leading scorers for KISJ in the tournament. The team is focused on learning from this experience and improving as a unit as they head into the KISAC tournament in late February.
MS Girls Volleyball:
The middle school girls volleyball teams played in the GEC Jamboree this weekend. This was a fast paced day of friendly competition with the goals of preparing for KISAC, improving volleyball skills and getting as many touches on the balls as possible. With multiple 25 minute games throughout the day, there was a strong opportunity for growth. KISJ entered 4 girls teams. Each team and player grew tremendously, with all teams putting together set plays by the end of the day. The coaches were so very proud of the dedication to volleyball and improvement we witnessed.
MS Boys Volleyball:
On January 26th our MS boys volleyball teams participated in the GEC's first ever Middle School Volleyball Jamboree! There were teams from SJA, and NLCS participating with our 3 teams from KISJ. Our goals for the weekend were to communicate and learn positions. The KISJ players did exceptionally well with these goals and look forward to build on their newly found knowledge throughout the rest of the season in preparation for their KISAC tournament on February 22-23 to be held at KISJ.
The girls varsity team had a great weekend. The girls won the first game handily against longtime rival BHA. In the second game, the lady Dragons had a strong showing in a loss to a strong and experienced team from GSIS. In the final game on Saturday, the girls fought hard to come back from an 11 point deficit but came up short in a 22-27 defeat to bitter rival NLCS. The girls are getting more comfortable with our zone offense, and are averaging around 20 points a game. On the flip side we have lots to work on in regards to learning individual and team defense. - Mr. C
BOYS - VARSITY 1:
The varsity boys were victorious in all 3 games they played on Saturday. In the first game of the day, the boys started slow and narrowly held onto a 2 point victory over NLCS. In the second game of the day, the DRAGONS showed much better overall play, and were able to force several turnovers which lead to quality scoring opportunities against SJA. In the final game of the day, the boys battled hard and defeated GSIS by 10 points. The varsity boys are now headed to Japan this Wednesday to compete in a 3 day tournament hosted at ASIJ in Tokyo. - Mr. Pratt
BOYS - VARSITY 2:
The boys varsity 2 team had a very successful weekend and showed great improvement throughout their games. Despite being the youngest team, the boys played hard and were competitive in all of their games. The boys showed great defense, hustle and ball movement. They had two close losses vs NLCS and SJA where both games came down to the final possessions. The boys are confident the results will be different the next time they play these teams. - Mr. Kinahan
The Cheerleading Team had a great first performance of the season. During the 2-minute half time, the G6 girls put on an impressive display of tumbling and jumping while the HS girls demonstrated stunts and pyramids. During the performance, all the girls showed a high level of energy in the final dance which incorporates formation changes and partner work. The Cheerleading team performed with genuine enthusiasm which impressed the audience. The girls are looking forward to their next performance and will work on improvement and incorporating chants to perfect the show next time. - Ms. Lo