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Sports Roundup September 2018
By Hans Engl, Athletics Director

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys' Volleyball team for their first ever tournament win! Thanks also to the many volunteers supporting the Sports Booster Club barbecue, helping to make our first home tournament of the year a big success and a fun community event. Read on to find out more and for the latest results from all our teams.

Varsity Boys’ Volleyball – Rising to the Top

From Coach Michael Huber

3 years ago, seven Grade 9 students who played Volleyball in the Middle school convinced the High School to have a boys’ Volleyball team - the first one the school ever had. Even though seven is not a large number for the team, the enthusiasm of those boys convinced the athletics department and so Mr. Monk and Mr. Huber started coaching them. After 5 tournaments of not even winning a set against seemingly huge Grade 11 and 12 students, our team eventually won its last game that season. 3 years later these Grade 9 boys are now in Grade 12 and still playing, together with a few new boys who joined the team along the way. At the ISSL tournament last weekend they managed to win their first tournament. With clear two set wins against Basel 1, Basel 2 and Black Forest Academy and a tight three set win against Tasis Lugano.

Sports Booster Club - enjoy sports and make new friends!

From Jennifer Stokes-Smith, Sports Booster Club President

Booster Club had a super start to the 2018-2019 school year Saturday with the International School Sports League (ISSL) Junior Varsity Boys' Soccer and Junior Varsity Girls' Volleyball tournaments. An amazing turnout of volleyball and soccer parents helped us run the outdoor cafe and barbecue. Traditionally we donate 50% of our proceeds to the Swiss Cancer Foundation and this year we will be donating 515.25 CHF. Many thanks to the whole Booster Club team and parents for your contributions to a successful day.

 

Our next events are the Sports Council of International Schools (SCIS) tournaments for Junior Varsity Girls' Soccer and Varsity Boys Volleyball taking place November 9th and 10th. In addition to the concessions, we will host a Pasta Party on the Friday night for all athletes and coaches. Booster Club looks forward to seeing you there!

Go Eagles!

Results and Thank Yous

More results from our weekend of International School Sports League tournaments and also from our rugby team can be found here.

A big thank you to all our coaches and chaperones Mike Huber, Dion Harmsen, Pauline Davidson, Miriam Friedman, Vicki Gorman, Monica Belan, Frans Hoofwijk, Isabel Miguens, Tom Thomas, Karin Isch, Baba Odebiyi, Cate Jarvis, Jeff Bailey, Tobias Hock, Tim Tattle, Mike Fitzgerald, Esther Wright, Christine Jojhannesen, Stephen Boyd, Laurence Trengove, Phil Bruce, Bob Sugden, Tim Murphy and Mark Newman, our nurses Sylvia Kreuzbauer, Cynthia Kemish and Emma Sugden, the Sports Booster Club parents with Jennifer Stokes-Smith, Sheryl Vincent, Hinke Koopmans and many more, as well as our bus drivers and facility staff around Armin Schicker, Richard Herzig and Ali Mamudi for making this a very special weekend for our teams and guests!

 

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