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Sport’s Report November 19, 2018

J: This is Jeremy

F: And this is Francis coming at ya with

J & F: Sports Report!!

F: The winter season has begun!!

J: winter is coming..

J & F: lets begin!

J: The JV Girls Basketball started off the season in STYLE on November 10th against ICS-U as they beat ICS-U 43-11.  Last week the girls lost to both SIS and SFS, but the team showed AMAZING GRIT to get back in the game off Tanya’s back to back 3 pointers and Jiyoon jumping back in the game when Katie went down.  Against SFS, Michaela got the game back into action with some rebounds and immediate scores.

F: Next, the JV Boys Basketball team got off to a great start against ICS-U behind 15 points from Noah Chung and 15 points from Timothy Park. They followed that game with two tough losses to SIS and SFS despite a gritty performance from MY CAPTAIN, OH MY CAPTAIN John WOOO!.

J: The varsity girls basketball team set the court on FIRE (F: figuratively) as they began the season with an AMAZING START! The players had some WORLD-CLASS shots, steals, and rebounds as they seized the victory against KIS on Wednesday!

F: Say whaaat?!

J: Although the girls fell short to SIS and SFS, the girls still made incredible shots and showed phenomenal teamwork throughout the week! Congrats girls!

F: The varsity boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start losing to both KIS and SIS at home last week.  On Saturday at SFS, the boys fell behind by 19 points after the first half. However, in the second half the team stepped up the intensity, began to execute better on offense and defense and by the start of the fourth quarter had erased the big halftime deficit. In the fourth quarter the boys were in the lead when a late three pointer by SFS tied the game with less than THIRTY. SECONDS. LEFT.  With the game tied and time running out Julian Rhim hit a KILLER game winning THREE POINTER off the assist from Jonathan Yi.

J: The varsity basketball teams will be playing against APIS this Wednesday at home while the JV teams will be travelling to APIS! Let’s come out on Wednesday and give all our support to the basketball teams. Good luck to our Guardians!!

J: ANNND that’s it for sports report!

F: Thanks for watching, and

J & F: STAY TUNED for next week’s sports report!

J: Hey Francis, What’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?

F: The tur…key?

J & F: Bye!

Sport’s Report November 7, 2018

“Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.”

And guys! We finally have our Fall season finale!

I think this year was one of our most successful years for Guardian athletics. We’re gonna need a new trophy case soon with that bling bling stacking up!

Last Saturday our fellow Guardians Crossed the Country over to GSIS for their Championship meet. Our boys took 3rd and our girls came in 4th. Our star runner Ariana Bates finished 4th overall at 23 minutes and places 9,10,11 were snatched by our HAMARRRR BROTHERRRSSSSSS and Timothy Park. Ariana, Francesco, and Roberto came home with all-conference awardsand Timothy added onto that list for the all-tournament awards! Now let’s talk about Boys Tennis.

VGT & VBT : they were so close to bringing home gold this year! Our 2nd doubles team won their championship game!!!! Butttt the team as a whole fell short to bringing home 1st  by 1 match. Our girls were also close too! Allison Park went all the way to 1st championships but lost her final match finishing 2nd. With this, we had a lot of players bring home awards for Tennis! Allison Park, Ryan Ham, Stephen Sung, Joseph Hwang brought home All-Conference Awards and All-Tournament awards went to Allison Park, Daniel Kang, Minjae Kim! Allison Park was named tournament Runner-Up as well!.

VBV: My bros and I went all the way to SIS with a lot of umph, but lost against TCIS at semifinals. We still landed 3rd place by winning our final game against Chadwick! Plus yall got some awards! All-Conference awards went to our seniors Max Choi and Kevin Lee and Sam. Underclassmen Pakboi and Nicholas brought home All-Tournament awards.

VGV: Well the girls finished a LEGENDARY season for Yongsan International School of Seoul!!! First, they go the whole entire season undefeated!!!! Then they bring home 2nd place from ACSC?!

and then they win the Kaiac Championship game beating SFS 3-0 …… and on top of that they brought home many awards: All-Conference went to Sofia Kang Martinez, Ashley Cho, Jojo Pak, Megan Paek, and All-Tournament went to Ashley Cho, Eliana Kim, Megan Paek, Rachel Ko, but some players were given an extra spotlight were Ashley Cho with the Best Server award, Rachael Ko with the best hitter award, and Megan Paek with the TOURNAMENT MVP !!!

Girls Volleyball…. Honestly so proud of yall <3

But you know we have 1 more team who brought home an outstanding victory, well, kept it at home… My fellow fishies !!!! Our swimmers kept the honor of 1st place safe at home with everyone growing gills in the water. Plus a quick shout out to:

All-ACSC Girls: Jiyu Shin, Rebecca Kim, Yoona Choi, Yehjee Kim

All-ACSC Boys: Eric Oh, William Park, Justin Oh

but even more! Jiyu Shin came in 2nd overall in the individual girls’ scores and Eric Oh swam his way to 1st place for our individual boys.

Fall Season KAIAC Tournament

Congrats to the cross country team on a great Championship Meet at GSIS Saturday.  The boys came in 3rd place overall, and the girls came in 4th. On the girls’ side, Ariana Bates took 4th overall, with a time of 23:25.  The boys’ top 3 were 9, 10, and 11, Francesco, Roberto, and Timothy, respectively. d

All-Conference: Ariana Bates, Francesco Hamar, Roberto Hamar

All-Tournament: Ariana Bates, Francesco Hamar, Roberto Hamar, Timothy Park

At the tennis tournament, the boys were in the fight for the championship.  They were one match away from taking it all, but fell just that short. On the girls’ side, Allison Park made it all the way to the championship match in the 1st singles bracket, before losing in that final.  That makes her the 2nd best girls tennis player in all of KAIAC. The boys reached the finals for 2nd singles, 3rd singles, 1st doubles, and 2nd doubles! The 2nd doubles team won their final to help the guys take 2nd as a team with 10 points on the day.

All-Conference: Allison Park, Ryan Ham, Stephen Sung, Joseph Hwang

All-Tournament: Allison Park, Daniel Kang, Minjae Kim

Tournament Runner-Up: Allison Park

At the boys’ volleyball tournament at SIS, the guys struggled after winning the first set vs TCIS in the semis, losing 3 straight to take them out of the running for 1st.  In the 3rd place match vs Chadwick, they won in 5 sets against a very solid team.

All-Conference: Sam Choi, Kevin Lee, Max Choi

All-Tournament: Noah Pak, Nicky Choi

The girls won their championship tournament after an undefeated regular season!  What a great finish, 2nd at ACSC and KAIAC Conference and Tournament Champs! They beat SFS in championship game to boot.  Awesome season girls!

All-Conference: Sofia Kang Martinez, Ashley Cho, Jojo Pak, Megan Paek

All-Tournament: Ashley Cho, Eliana Kim, Megan Paek, Rachel Ko

Tournament MVP: Megan Paek

Best Hitter: Rachel Ko

Best Server: Ashley Cho

The swim team hosted the ACSC swim meet as well over the weekend, winning girls and boys and combined standings.  

All-ACSC Girls: Jiyu Shin, Rebecca Kim, Yoona Choi, Yehjee Kim

All-ACSC Boys: Eric Oh, William Park, Justin Oh

Boys MVS: Eric Oh

Sport’s Report October 22, 2018

Tennis took on KIS Wednesday.  The girls lost a close one despite the great effort on their part.  The guys also faced KIS for the final away match of the season. Facing some strong opponents, the boys kept to their game and defeated KIS 5-0.

The JV girls went to Humphreys for their KAIAC tournament Saturday.  They lost a close one in the first round and were done for the day. Great season girls.  We are proud of the progress you made!

The boys soccer team earned a point at ACSC, tying Grace on Day 3.  They took 6th place for the tournament. Congrats to David Brown on earning all-Tournament!

Cross country had a good API meet in Guam.  As a team, the boys finished 6th and the girls 9th out of 12 teams.  Francesco was the top finisher for the guys, with a time of 19:22.3, followed by brother Roberto, 19:37.1.  On the girls’ side, Ariana came in 21st place with a time of 22:54.4. Mia was next with a time of 25:45.6. Great job runners, representing us in Guam.

The varsity girls had an amazing run to the finals at their ACSC tournament in Malaysia.  Coming out of pool play in 5th, they started gaining momentum through the losers bracket. After beating Dalat and losing to Morrison, the girls strung together win after win on the last day.  They defeated Grace. Then, they won an emotional game against St. Paul. Then, they moved on to beat Faith in the semi-finals. By the time they reached finals, the girls were spent and couldn’t perform like they had against the very strong Morrison girls’ squad.  Congratulations to the girls on a great run! Ashley earned best setter of the tournament and Eliana was the best passer.

The boys also had a thrilling run to the championship game for the 3rd straight year.  Their only loss coming out of pool play was to host St. Paul. They beat Faith in their first bracket game and lost a close one to St. Paul in the first semi-final.  They then beat Faith again to reach the championship game against St. Paul This time, the guys would take it to 5 sets. In the decider, the game was back and forth the whole time until the boys lost to the home team 13-15, barely missing out on a 3-peat for the tournament.  Kevin earned best setter of the tournament and Jacob was the best blocker.

This week is KAIAC week for fall sports. Wednesday is Senior night for tennis as they take on SFS at home.  Friday and Saturday, boys volleyball will head to SIS and girls volleyball to Dwight. Tennis will be at SFS for their tournament on Friday.  Cross Country heads to GSIS Saturday for the championship meet. We are also hosting the ACSC swim competition Friday and Saturday.

Sport’s Report October 8, 2018

The jv girls’ volleyball team defeated Osan 2-0 on Friday!  They also took a set from SFS on Saturday. Their improvement is amazing for the season.  Keep it up girls!

 

The varsity girls’ volleyball team beat Osan 3-0 on Friday after the pep rally with Ashley Cho leading in assists and Megan with 8 aces and 8 kills. On Saturday the team beat SFS, playing their best game of the season! Sofia Martinez rose up and served lights out! She had 12 serves in a row with 6 back-to-back aces in the first set alone to help them win 25-8. Eliana also had her best defensive game of the season and had 12 digs and diving all over the court. Navya Kala was in killer mode and had her season high with 14 kills and a big block. So much hustle & heart was shown on the court by the whole team, good job girls!

 

The boys beat Osan easily Friday 3-0.  Saturday, they fought but couldn’t get the serves to fall against SFS.  After winning the first set easily, the guys struggled to pull together for another set and lost the match 3-1.  

 

This week, tennis takes on SIS at home Wednesday.  That’s the only home event Wednesday, so come on out and cheer on the Guardians!  Cross country will head to HHS that day as well. Friday, volleyball and tennis head to TCIS.  Then, volleyball will head down to Daegu for their overnight trip.

Sport’s Report October 1, 2018

The tennis teams played SAHS on Friday.  The girls team beat the Falcons 4-1 led by Allison Park’s 8-0 domination of her opponent at the #1 spot.

 

The boys defeated the Falcons in dominant fashion as well, winning all 5 matches on the day.  The boys played solid tennis all around and continue their undefeated regular season, now with a 6-0 record.

 

The JV girls volleyball team fought hard but came up short against HHS Friday, falling in 2 sets.  They look forward to a chance to redeem themselves on Friday against Osan and Saturday against SFS.  Keep fighting girls!

 

The varsity girls volleyball team won their last 3 games in straight sets beating Humphreys and SAHS twice to remain in first place in their division.  The following are the season stat leaders for the first half of the season:

-Ashley Cho has the most assists as well as the most aces on the team.

-JoJo Pak leads the team in serve receive, passing rating, and most digs.

-Navya Kala has the most blocks and kills.

-Megan Paek is 2nd in both kills and aces.

All the players have shown hustle and heart to contribute to the success of the team.  Keep up the good work girls!

 

The boys’ volleyball team has also dominated their last 3 matches, beating the Falcons twice in straight sets.  The bench showed a lot of fight and got a lot of playing time in those games. The guys overcame dropping one set to Humphreys to win 3-1 and keep up their fantastic season.  They look forward to avenging their only loss of the season Saturday against SFS.

 

It is pep rally week!  Friday is both the pep rally and Senior night for volleyball.  Volleyball takes on Osan and tennis plays SFS. Saturday, volleyball will face SFS starting at 3 (due to SATs).

Sport’s Report September 17, 2018

Hey guys its Eric and Phillip  and we are coming back to you with another episode of Sports report!

 

The JV girls continue to work together as a team and showed vast improvement last week. On Wednesday they beat OAHS 2-0 with Isabelle Park leading the team in serves. Friday, the girls were shook by the powerful serves of HHS. Yenah Lee and Jean Yoon hustled to recover loose balls and led the teams with digs, but the girls lost 0-2 at the end of the night. Saturday the JV girls pushed through to prove they were a team worth watching and won their match against DMHS 2-0. Davina Hammann led the team in serving with a total of 9 aces. Tanya Kataria’s aggressiveness helped recover balls thought to be lost. The girls are looking forward to their next match, after CHUSEOK, against HHS.

 

The varsity girls volleyball team won their three games this week. On Wednesday they traveled to Osan and beat them 3-0 with Sofia Martinez leading the team with her accurate aces and Navya throwing down 7 kills. Freshman Yang Tai had the team’s first block of the season! The girls then hosted Humphrey’s at home to beat them 3-0 with Saron serving up 6 aces and Navya improving her kill count to 10. Finally, the Guardians played Daegu on Saturday and beat with Sofia and Megan leading the team in aces, Sofia with 9 digs, and Navya with 13 kills. Great job volleyball girls!

 

Next up, the varsity boys volleyball team also won all three of their games this week! At Osan, the boys defeated the cougars 3-0 with Noah Pak leading with 12 kills. Kevin Lee with 26 assists, and Max Choi with 5 digs. On Friday, the boys beat humphreys 3-0.  Noah Pak led in aces and kills, Kevin Lee with assists, Max Choi with digs, and Jacob Jeon with 3 blocks! On the Saturday game against Daegu, the guardians prevailed once again with a 3-0 win.  Simon led with 6 aces, Sam Choi and Nicky Choi with 5 kills each, and Sean Lim with 3 digs. Great job boys!

 

Now for the tennis teams, the varsity girls tennis team traveled to SIS on Wednesday and played KIS on our home courts on Friday. Though they played hard in both, the lady guardians fell short with the total score of 2-3 on both Wednesday and Friday. Shoutout to Allison Park, our first singles player, for winning both of her matches against the two teams! You got it ladies!


The varsity boys tennis team also played SIS and KIS this week, and won both of their games! The boys won both games with the total score of 4-1! On Wednesday, the Guardians took on SIS, who hadn’t been defeated by YISS in 10 years.  The guys pulled through with some very close wins to take the 4-1 victory. Let’s give it up to first singles Ian Choi, third singles Ryan Ham, and first doubles Stephen Sung and Joseph Hwang for winning both games against the two teams! Way to go tennis boys!  

Now for our cross country teams, they had a meet at CDS. For the girls team, Ariana Bates came in as the top runner and for the boys, Francesco Hamar was the top runner for the meet!

 

For this weeks players of the week, first up we have we have Sofia Kang Martinez for the varsity girls volleyball team. Sofia averaged 6 aces per game this week while leading the team in digs versus Daegu and the highest passing rating for the season. Her toughness on the court could be seen during clutch times of the games as she led the team as a strong captain.

 

Next for the varsity boys volleyball team, Noah Pak is the player of the week. Noah Pak showed us why he is one of the backbones of this year’s team. He is a reliable player under pressure and as the current aces and kills leader he sets an example for the rest of the team. His well-roundedness and desire to become better have both contributed tremendously in not only scoring for the team, but also in helping his fellow teammates improve themselves during practices and games.

 

Moving on to tennis, Erica is the player of the week for the varsity girls tennis team! Erica played two matches this week while battling tendonitis in her dominant arm. She toughed it out with an admirable performance in a singles match against SIS and won with her doubles partner Claire Park against KIS. We appreciate how Erica is a fighter and are looking forward to when she’s at full strength again!

 

For the Varsity Boys Tennis team, sophomore David Lee is the player of the week. David has put a lot of time and effort into improving his game over the past 12 months, and work ethic is yielding results. With a powerful serve and big forehand, when David’s big guns are firing and he is hard to beat.

 

Lastly for the cross country teams, Francesco is the player of the week for the cross country boys. Francesco led our boys team with a 6th place finish out of over 60 runners with a  PR time of 18:37. He ran with HEART and helped our boys to an 3rd place team finish out of 10 teams scoring 8 wins and 2 loses for the meet. For the girls, Ariana Bates led our girls team with a 7th place finish out of over 50 runners with a time of 23:20.  She ran with HEART and helped our girls to an 3rd place team finish out of 10 teams scoring 8 wins and 2 loses for the meet.

 

Finally, for upcoming events this week for guardian athletics, the volleyball teams and the tennis teams will be travelling to SAHS to play the falcons on Wednesday. No other events will be happening due to Chuseok break, but support your guardians as they travel this week!

Sport’s Report April 23, 2018

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The girls soccer team had a tough loss last Wednesday to OAHS, but came back on Saturday to beat HHS 2-1.  Alysa Ryan scored in the first minute of the game and Michelle Kan scored on the last play of the game.  The girls soccer team finished the season tied for second in KAIAC and are looking forward to starting the KAIAC tournament on Wednesday. Great Job Ladies!

The boys’ soccer team had solid wins on Wednesday and Friday against Osan then Daegu, beating them 7-1 and 4-1, respectively.  Saturday, was a tough loss to HHS.  Despite multiple chances at goal, the boys couldn’t finish even though they dominated possession, eventually losing 2-3.

The track and field team had a great meet Saturday.  The girls took 3rd overall, losing only to HHS and SAHS.  Top 3 finishes: Sofia Martinez (3rd in 3200M), Navya Kala (3rd in 100 and 300 hurdles), Maya Reed (2nd in high jump), Allison Park (3rd in discus), girls team (3rd in 4x400M relay and 2nd in 4x800M relay).

On the boys’ side, there were multiple PRs broken, and the boys took 2nd overall, losing only to host school HHS.  Top 3 finishes: Andy Kung (3rd in 400M), Joshua Swanson (3rd in 800M, 2nd in 1600M), Andy Noh (3rd in 1600M, 3rd in 300 hurdles), Sean Rhee (2nd in 300 hurdles, 2nd in long jump), Samson Dakuwaqa (1st in shot put and discus), boys team (3rd in 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays).

The story of the weekend was our girls swim team.  It was KAIAC Championship weekend at Chadwick.  The girls surprised everyone, including themselves, taking the championship for the first time in YISStory!!!  Incredible performance girls!  They beat out 2nd place SFS (who beat them at midseason) by 50 points!  Jiyu Shin and Rebecca Kim received all-tournament recognition.

The boys also had a great result, coming in 3rd for the tournament.  Kyle Won won all 4 of his individual events and earned all-tournament, and co-high point winner for the meet.  Kyle also received the Top Male Performer award (MVP) for all of KAIAC.

What a great week for Guardian Athletics!  Keep it up Guardians!!  This is tournament week for soccer and track and field.  But first, Tuesday, the boys’ soccer team will head to SFS for their final match of the season.  Then, the boys head to TCIS Wednesday for day 1 of the KAIAC Tournament.  Girls will be in Daegu.  They will head back to those venues on Saturday to finish up the season.  Track & Field will compete in the championship meet on Saturday at HHS.  This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report April 9, 2018

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The girls soccer team had another good week, getting another win this past Saturday vs TCIS and continuing to prove that they are one of the top teams in KAIAC.  The girls soccer team will be hosting the ACSC tournament starting on Wednesday.   Come out and support the girls soccer team when you have time.

The boys couldn’t quite swing the win, ending the match vs TCIS in a draw, 1-1.  After going down 0-1, the boys kept the fire aimed at the opposing goal and dominated the rest of the match.  Both the goal posts and the keeper were stubborn, though, only allow one to get through.

This week is ACSC girls soccer here.  Also, the boys will head to Chadwick for a friendly on Friday.  Wednesday, we will host an invitational swim meet here as well.  And Saturday the Track and Field squad will head to HHS for another meet.

Come out and watch the girls this week!  This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report April 2, 2018

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the post-Spring Break edition of the sports report.

Congratulations to the ACSC Track & Field Team on their fantastic performance at the meet at Morrison in Taiwan.  The girls tooks silver and the boys took bronze out of the 8-team field.  Top finishes: Ariana Bates (1st in 400 hurdles, 800 M, and 1500 M), Allison Park (1st in 5 K), Sofia Kang (2nd in 5 K), Ariana, Allison and Sofia (1, 2, 3 in 800 M), Josh Swanson (1st in 800 M, also a new ACSC meet record), Sean Rhee (2nd in 400m hurdles), Seungmin Bae (2nd in 100m) and Jungeun Sohn (2nd in 400m).

The girls had an outstanding performance against SAHS before break.  After going down 1-0 to an early goal, the girls really stepped it up and dominated most of the game, scoring 3 consecutive goals to win the match 3-1.

On Wednesday before break, the boys faced off against SAHS in a battle for second place in the KAIAC standings. Displaying a commanding energy from the start, the team was able to take the lead as Jeremy Kwon scored a strong goal off Tommaso Pespani’s rebounding effort. The team continued to dominate in the second half, scoring again off a long ball sent in from Sungyu Choi. The Guardians secured the victory with their final goal coming from Roberto Hamar, off a great pass from Shutaro Hasumi. Brian Kim led the strong defense, enabling Job to record another clean sheet for the Guardians this year.

This Tuesday the girls will take on the FC Storm from Yokosuka, Japan.  Friday, the soccer teams head to SFS for that big game against the Crusaders.  Saturday, soccer will face TCIS at home, starting with the girls at 9.  Wednesday, the swim team will head to SFS for an invitational meet.  Come see your Guardians this week!

This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report March 19, 2018

The Track and Field team had an exciting day of competition at Humphrey’s with the boys taking an impressive 2nd overall in a field of 7 teams.  Top 3 finishes for the boys: 100 M Dash (Andy Kung), 200 M Dash (Andy Kung), 300 M Hurdles (Sean Rhee), High Jump (Henry Hoffman), Long Jump (Andy Kung), Shot Put & Discus (Samson Dakuwaqa), 4×100, 4×400, and 4×800.

The girls also had a great showing taking 3rd, with top 3 finishes in the 3200 (Allison Park & Sofia Kang), High Jump (Navya Kala), Discus (Maya Reed), and the 4×800 Relay.  There were many individual victories and personal bests in the throws, jumps, and running events. 21 members of team depart Wednesday for the ACSC track meet at Morrison.

On Friday and Saturday, the Swim team competed in their Mid-Season Conference Meet.

The Girls Team placed 2nd.

The following Girls received All-Conference honors:
Jiyu Shin –who also broke her own school records in the 50 breast and the 100 freestyle. 
Rebecca Kim
Kelly Yun
Yoona Choi
Yehjee Kim

The Boy’s team placed 3rd.
The following Boys received All-Conference honors:

Pete Hwang
Edward Park
Justin Oh

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Kyle Won – Who was the top male point scorer in the meet with 4 individual wins and a pair of 2nd place finishes. He set school records in all 6 of his individual events and He also broke 2 x Kaiac records! He broke the 100Back KAIAC record, which hasn’t been broken since 2009, and he set the 400 free record.

Combined, the Boys and Girls team finished 3rd, narrowly missing out on 2nd to SIS.  They will look for revenge at the KAIAC Tournament on April 20-21.

The girls’ soccer team won 2-0 on Friday night against DHS with goals from Dora Zoeller and Michelle Kan.  The girls also played a hard-fought game against OAHS on Saturday but lost 3-2.  Keep your heads up, ladies.  You are having a great season.

The Varsity Boy’s soccer team continued their hot streak by winning both of their games last week. At Daegu, the Guardians went up early on a goal from Daniel Kim off a beautiful cross from Roberto Hamar.  Tommaso Pespani was then quick to convert another goal off an assist from Shutaro Hasumi. A strong defense led by Brian Kim and Meshal Alghamdi held tight in the second half, and the Guardians finished with a 2-0 win.

On Saturday the boys traveled to OSAN, where they quickly took control and dominated the game from the start. The team finished with a strong 6-1 win. Shutaro Hasumi and Jordan Hudson had 2 goals each, and Pablo Yuste and Mattia Cocchi added another goal apiece. The goals were assisted by Pablo Yuste, Daniel Kim, Jordan Hudson, Shutaro Hasumi, and Simon Sunwoo. Sungyu Choi led the strong defensive effort for the Guardians.

This Wednesday we will host SAHS soccer, starting with the girls at 3:40.  The track team will also head to ACSC in Taiwan on Wednesday.

This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report March 12, 2018

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The varsity boy’s soccer team rebounded with some exciting games last week. On Friday, YISS took on SFS at home and came out with an energy that demonstrated their true potential. Though heavily outshooting the Crusaders, SFS scored a goal to finish off the first half, and the Guardians were down 1-0 at the break. However, the team didn’t give up and became even stronger after an incredible penalty shot save by Job Thaitrong. Pablo Yuste Nam scored the 1-1 tying goal for the Guardians before SFS rebounded for their second goal of the game. The team wasn’t finished yet though, and with under 5 minutes to go, Tommaso Pespani connected on a free kick sent in from Shutaro Hasumi. The Guardians ended the game in a 2-2 tie with SFS.

On Saturday, the team traveled to TCIS to take on the Dragons. The game went back and forth, with both teams struggling to get off strong shots. After a physically demanding fight, the Guardians showed their tenacity, as Jordan Hudson sprinted through the defense to score the game-winning goal off an assist from Pablo Yuste Nam with just 20 minutes left in the game. The Guardians played with tight defense for the remainder of the match, and keeper Job Thaitrong was able to record his first clean sheet as a Varsity starter. Great job, boys.

The girls’ soccer team fought hard against SFS on Friday afternoon but were unable to pull out the win.  Coach Trevino is very proud of the effort that the girls put in and how they never gave up.  The girls came on strong against TCIS on Saturday, beating the Dragons 1-0.  Keep up the good work ladies.

This week, the soccer teams will have an away stint, first on Friday at Daegu and then Saturday at Osan.  The swim team will be at SFS on Friday and Saturday for the conference meet.  And track & field will head to HHS for another meet on Saturday.

This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report March 5, 2018

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

Last week was the kick-off of the spring sports season.  Last Wednesday we hosted 9 other schools for the first High School swim competition of 2018.

The Guardians had a great start to the season with all of the swimmers performing best times or close to their best times.  This is really encouraging being so early in the season.

Shout out to some breakout Athletes:

Kevin Lee dropped 13 sec in his 3 events for the day

Christie Park dropped 9 sec for the day

Andrew Park dropped 9 sec for the day

William Park Dropped 7 sec in his 100 IM and earned a spot on the A Medley Relay.

Grace Lee stepped up dropping over 6 sec to place top 10 in 2 of her events.

Our Boys Medley Relay tied the school record set back in 2014 to the exact 100th of a second: Kyle Won, Sam Choi, William Park, and Grant Lee will be looking to break that record at the next meet.

Jiyu Shin led the way for the girls placing 2nd in the 50 fly and a pair of 3rd place finishes in the 50 free and 50 breast.

Last but not least, Congrats to Kyle Won who turned heads as he won 2 individual events, the 100 IM, and the 50 backstroke, upsetting upperclassmen from SIS who were not expecting such a high performance from the freshman.  Kyle set 4 individual School records in the100IM, 50 Back, 100 Free, and the 50 free leading off the boys relay at the end of the meet.

The boys’ soccer team lost Wednesday at SAHS 0-2.  It was scoreless in the first half, with the boys controlling the ball for most of the game.  But the Falcons opened it up with a goal in the 2nd half, causing the guys to change their strategy.  This change allowed another goal late in the game, as the defense was more open.  The guys lost again at Humphreys on Saturday.

The girls’ team had a good start to the season, beating a strong SAHS squad Friday 2-1.  They headed to Humphreys with some momentum on Saturday.  While they controlled the ball for most of the match, the girls could only put the finishing touch on one ball.  The match would end in a 1-1 draw.

The track and field team was also at Humphreys on Saturday for their season opener.  Both boys and girls teams finished in 3rd on the day, behind SAHS and HHS.  Gayoon finished 3rd in the 100 M hurdles.  Navya Kala won the high jump and Jungeun Sohn came in 3rd in that event.  Maya Reed and Allison Park finished 2 and 3 in the discus.

On the boys side, Seungmin Bae finished 2nd in the 100 M dash and 4th in the 200.  Joshua Swanson finished 4th in both the 800 and 1600.  Andy Kung came in 2nd in the long jump. And the big news of the day was the boys 4×800 M Relay, composed of Josh Swanson, Ian Choi, Andy Noh, and Andy Kung, who won that event with a time of 10:05.31.

This week the soccer teams face SFS at home on Friday.  I expect a big crowd to cheer them on.  Saturday the soccer teams will head to TCIS for an afternoon match there.  This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report January 22, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The JV boys played two great games this week starting with SAHS.  Despite being short-handed, they battled hard and lost a nail-biter in overtime Wednesday.  On Saturday they traveled to TCIS and got off to a very slow start.  After being down big at halftime they went on a 16-3 run in the 3rd quarter, led by Rolf Hsu who put up 10 points in that quarter alone.  They went on to win 29-20.

The varsity girls basketball team had a big week as well.  Starting off with Senior Night Wednesday against SAHS.  The 3 seniors were honored on the night: Celine Lee, and 4-year players Andre Lee and Soo Lee.  The girls found themselves down 12 late in the 3rd, but never gave up.   A barrage of steals, 3s, and transition layups cut the lead to 2 points.  But the size of SAHS would prove too much at the end of the night as the Lady Guardians fell 25-41.  Andre Lee led the way with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

YISS would make their annual trip south and take on TCIS on Friday in a nail-biter.  A go-ahead 3 by Andre and a late bucket by Rachael would put the Guardians up for good on their way to a 23-18 victory.  Soo Lee would lead the way with 12 points and Rachael Ko would add 10 rebounds.

On Saturday, the Lady Guardians would take on a much improved Daegu team.  The lead kept going back and forth, but a steal and breakaway layup by Rebecca Kim would be the turning point as the girls would win 44-40.  Rachael Ko led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds, along with Andre’s 13 points.

The varsity boys had another undefeated week beating SAHS, TCIS, and Daegu.  All three games were close in the first half, but the guys stayed focused and pulled away in the second half of each game to get the wins. Nathan Moyer and Ahoura Radpey led the Guardians in scoring and rebounds throughout the week.  Nathan averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds in the three games and Ahoura added 12 points per game.

This week is SFS on Wednesday.  The boys will play at home and the girls will head to SFS.  Saturday, the boys will play SAHS at home and the girls will travel there.  Hope to see you there!  It’s the last week of the regular season!  This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report January 15, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The JV boys rebounded from a tough one-point loss to TCIS by beating Osan 16-15.  Though shorthanded, the boys fought hard and were led by centers Rolf Hsu and Ted Park, who scored 8 and 6 points respectively.

The varsity girls had an intense week of games.  Against TCIS on Wednesday, the game would come down to the wire.  After chipping away at the lead the whole game, the Guardians finally took the lead for a short time in the 4th quarter.  With 2 seconds left, though, it was a tied ball game and TCIS was inbounding.  The inbound pass was stolen and a shot was sunk at the buzzer to win the homecoming game by 2 points.  Way to never quit girls!  Friday, the girls handled the size of Daegu, beating the Warriors handily.  And Saturday was another intense game against the Cougars of Osan.  During the first half, the lady Guardians fought hard but seemed to come up a bit short. After half time, the girls kicked into full gear and ended up scoring 11 points just in the 3rd quarter, while keeping the opponent to a mere 4 points. As a few short seconds were counting down at the end of the fourth, the lady guardians tied the game with Osan taking the game into overtime. While playing as a team with great passing and communication, the lady Guardians scored 4 points in overtime and came out with a win!! We are so proud of you ladies! You showed great teamwork and care for one another on the court and came out victorious because you played as the great team that you are.

The varsity guys also faced TCIS on Wednesday.  Although the game was back and forth throughout the first half, the boys rained down 3s and played well together, pulling away in the 2nd half.  On Friday vs Daegu, the boys came out hot and ran away with it from the start.  It was a 30 point lead by halftime and the boys won easily.  Saturday was a bit of a struggle, as Osan’s young squad fought hard to keep it close.  In the end, however, the boys extended the lead, winning the game by 12.

Congrats on the clean sweep by the varsity teams this week in their 3 games.  This week, the teams take on SAHS on Wednesday (girls home, boys away). Friday, the teams will head to TCIS and then on to Daegu for their overnight trip.  Good luck this week.  This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report December 11, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The JV girls had one game at Humphreys on Friday and fell to the home team, 17-28.  That gives the girls only their 2nd loss of the season.

The JV boys also lost to Humphreys in a similar result, 15-27.  They did, however, battle Osan the next day for a win, 23-17.

The Lady Guardians had a busy weekend with 2 challenging road games. The first was a rematch with an ever-improving Humphreys team. YISS found themselves down early in the 1st against the Blackhawk pressure. But once they figured it out the tables turned. As the game wound down to the final moments the two teams kept battling back and forth as the lead changed hands several times in the final minute. Two missed free throws by the Guardians with 5 seconds remaining sent the game to overtime. With the opportunity to play more basketball YISS took control in the extra period, pulling out a 42-36 victory. Rachael led the way with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Ashley and Andre had 9 a piece. Dyanne had 8 and Gracie added 5 points.

After getting back late and rising early to make the trip to Osan the Lady Guardians jumped out to a quick lead, but after committing several turnovers YISS would find themselves down by 11 early in the 4th quarter. And then they flipped the switch to go on a 16-0 run. A put back by Rachael, a couple of runners by Ashley, and an Andre 3 pointer from DEEEEEEEPPPPP would cap the Guardian comeback and a 43-37 victory. Ashley scored 14 points and had 7 rebounds. Rachael would add 14 points and 13 rebounds. Andre added 13 and Dyanne chipped in 2 points. The Guardians are now tied for 2nd in the conference and as they head into the break.

The boys varsity basketball team had a busy weekend playing at Humphreys  and Osan Friday and Saturday.  The boys lost a tough game against Humphreys, but bounced back defeating Osan 51-45 on Saturday.  The weekend was highlighted by good play inside from senior Nathan Moyer who averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds in the two games.  On Saturday senior Josh Swanson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half helping to lead the Guardians in their come from behind win against Osan.  Nathan Moyer scored a career high 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds against Osan.  Come out after the break to support the basketball teams as we finally have a few home games.

This week is exam week. This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report December 4, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The JV girls basketball squad kicked off the season with a great start!  They are now 4-1, after getting 2 wins at the NICS round robin and picking up 2 more wins last week against Humphreys and SFS.  Great start girls!

The JV boys have lost some tough ones and are currently 2-4.  Last week they lost their 3 games, but did have a few highlights, including a buzzer-beating and-1 three-pointer before the half against HHS by Justin Rhim.  While they did end up on the losing side of that competition, it was closely contested and the boys never quit.

The Lady Guardians varsity had another great week of Basketball. Last Wednesday they traveled to SIS to face the Tigers in what would be a rematch of the Korean Classic Victory for YISS, but this time SIS would get the better of YISS, pulling ahead in the 4th quarter in a 24-32 loss. Rachael Ko would lead the way with 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Friday night the Guardians took on Humphreys and YISS would get back on the winning track. After jumping out to a 24-12 lead by halftime, things started to get interesting with multiple injuries, but the Lady Guardians held off the Blackhawk attack and came out with a 37-27 win. Ashley Cho led the way for the Guardians with 10 points, but Dyanne Ahn in her home varsity debut would add 8 points of her own. Huge shout out to Rebecca Kim, scoring 4 points, getting several rebounds, and forcing numerous turnovers.

Saturday would match a short handed YISS team with SFS. After a sluggish start the Guardians got back on track in the 3rd quarter behind strong bench play. The Guardians came back from 10 down and were down only 2 with only seconds to play but were unable to pull out the upset, losing 28-30. Ashley Cho contributed 8 points in the effort.

The varsity boys earned a victory again at SIS on Wednesday, beating the Tigers in their home gym 47-42.  Friday, however, they faced off against powerhouse HHS and lost that contest.  Saturday, the guys traveled to SFS and threatened the home team multiple times.  They couldn’t quite overcome the Crusader’s strong first quarter, losing 46-62 in the end.

Thank you to the cheer team for supporting all the basketball teams last week.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

This week the teams travel to Humphreys on Friday and Osan on Saturday. This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report October 30, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the KAIAC Tournament edition of the sports report.

YISS varsity cross country girls took 3rd for the conference and 4th at the tournament with Dora Zoeller (12), Maya Reed (10), and Ariana Bates (9) making both the all-conference and season all-tournament teams. Zoeller was 9th, Reed 10th, and Bates 11th in a field of over 100 runners.

YISS varsity cross country boys finished 4th at the KAIAC  finals with Joshua Swanson (12) making the all tournament team finishing in an impressive 9th, and Roberto Hamar (11) joined him for the season All-conference team.

The girl’s varsity tennis ended their season with their KAIAC tournament Friday, placing 3rd in the tournament, 3rd in the conference, and bringing home the sportsmanship award. Also, Allison Park took on an undefeated SFS singles player in the finals and beat her 8-5 to win her bracket. The ladies worked hard throughout the season, and it clearly paid off.

The boys tennis team finished off their season on Friday at the KAIAC tournament hosted by SFS. The team battled hard and earned some admirable results. Number one singles player Ian Choi earned a 3rd place finish, losing a tough battle to finalist SIS. Number 2 singles player Ryan Ham also lost a tough semi-final battle and earned a 3rd place finish. The boys #1 doubles team of David Lee and Daniel Kang finished the season strong by making it to the finals before losing 8-6 to SFS. The boy’s number 2 doubles also capped off a strong season by making it to the finals before losing a tightly fought battle to SFS. The Guardians finished the tournament with an overall 3rd place finish. Coach Smith is proud of the hard work all our players put in this season.

On Friday the varsity girls’ volleyball team beat HHS with Ashley Cho earning player of the game and all tournament while leading in assists and aces but the team fell short against SFS in the championship but Rachael Ko had her best game of the season and led the team in blocks and kills while earning player of the game and all tournament.

The boys had a great tournament.  Although they lost to a hot TCIS team on Friday, the guys stepped it up to reach the semi-final on Saturday, beating Humphreys and Daegu on the way.  The boys faced off against a tough SFS team, down 2 starters, Kevin to a broken toe and Paul to cramps.  While they did take a set, they couldn’t quite pull off the win, finishing 3rd for the tournament.  Congrats to Pablo Yuste, who earned all-tournament and Best Setter of the tournament.

Basketball tryouts are this week. This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report October 24, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The tennis teams had close, tough matches against SIS Friday.  The boys were looking for ending in 2nd place for the season with a win.  It all came down to the 2nd singles match, in which Ryan Ham fought tooth and nail against a very tough opponent.  He went down 0-5 and fought back to only be down 5-6.  In the end, Ryan couldn’t quite pull it out and the boys lost the nail biter 2-3.

The girls pulled off the upset versus the Tigers, beating them 3-2 behind strong performances from all the girls.  Allison, Rachel and the 2nd doubles team of Irene Gil and Ashley Koo all won their matches to get the big win.  Way to go girls!

The boys soccer team traveled to Penang, Malaysia to compete for the ACSC title.  The team fought hard all week despite the intense heat and low team numbers, and remained resilient through several tough games.  Going down 2-0 early against Dalat, the boys fought back for their first 2 goals of the tournament, with goals from Daniel Kim and Jeremy Kwon off Shutaro Hasumi corner kicks.  The team went up early against GSIS on a goal from freshman Ethan Kang on a cross from Victor Ku, but a physical game made it difficult to maintain the lead, and the Guardians fell despite a great team effort.

On the final day of play, Victor Ku added his first goal of the tournament against Grace.  The Guardians remained strong as they earned their first tournament point in 3 years, drawing with a physically strong Morrison team.  After falling behind 0-1 to Morrison early, Jordan Hudson tied the game with no time left in the half.  Morrison came out strong for the second goal, but Jordan Hudson wasn’t finished as he converted his second goal of the game on a pass from Shutaro.  After a quick Morrison conversion, the Guardians earned a free kick with less than a minute remaining in the game, and Shutaro delivered a beautiful kick for his first goal of the tournament, resulting in a 3-3 draw.

A strong defensive effort led by Meshal Alghamdi and goalie Job Thaitrong helped the Guardians remain competitive in every game.  With 2 goals and outstanding effort at the center mid position, Jordan Hudson was selected to the all-ACSC tournament team.

Cross country traveled to Guam for the API meet.  The girls finished 4th overall And boys 7th overall with combined relay and 5km course. The combined score for the boys and girls gave us 6th place against 14 teams. Senior Dora Zoeller also made the Top 10 All-Island, finishing 9th out of over 100 runners.

Boys volleyball REpeats at ACSC! After 2 hard losses to Grace, the Guardians played a phenomenal championship game to beat Grace for 1st place. The boys played amazing defense and covered the court together as one unit. They picked up hits that were crushed by the other teams, especially by Tommaso Pespani, Pablo Yuste, Noah Pak, Paul Oh, and Kevin Lee. In turn, the guys had a great offense led by Noah Pak, Paul Oh and Max Choi. Honorable mention to John Park for being a big presence on the net as well as Danny Kim, Sam Choi, Andy Noh and Nicky Choi for being ready at all times to jump in and bring the energy. Shout outs to the brothers for fighting and not giving up throughout the tournament. All tournament winners are Pablo Yuste, Max Choi, and Noah Pak. Pablo also brought home the Best Setter Award (210 assists), Tommaso – the Best Passer Award (61 digs), and Noah Pak was awarded the MVP of the tournament (103 Kills; 53 digs; 23 Aces).

The varsity girls’ volleyball team traveled to ICS-Hong Kong and finished round robin 5-2. In tournament play they beat ICS-HK, Faith, & GSIS but lost to St. Paul & Morrison to finish third. All-tournament honors went to Ashley Cho and Jungeun Sohn, who also earned best passer. Rachael Ko took home the best blocker award. The team developed a reputation for their tenacious defense and had a lot of fun.

This week are the KAIAC Tournaments.  Friday, tennis and girls’ volleyball will compete at SFS in their tournaments.  Saturday, cross country will head to GSIS for their championship meet.  And Friday and Saturday, the guys will make their KAIAC bid, and look to win both titles the same year.  Their first game is at 12 on Friday.  Come on out and support your teams! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report October 16, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

Cross country traveled to Humphreys Saturday.  Both boys and girls teams came in 2nd for their pool.  Official results have not come in yet.

This week the girls tennis team suffered a loss on the road to a strong SFS squad, but the girls managed to put some points on the board as they stepped up their level of play.  Then, Friday victory was sweet as they won 4-1 over SAHS.

In YISS Boys Varsity Tennis the Guardians faced off against SAHS at home on Friday for their final meeting of the season. With co-captain Matthew Cho out with an injury, alternate Joseph Hwang stepped into the #2 doubles position with Stephen Sung. The pair played well together and were able to secure a victory. After 2 losses this season against the Falcons #1 singles player, freshman Ian Choi played solid tennis to secure a victory against his big-serving opponent. Playing in the #2 singles position, Ryan Ham played a tactically solid match and came away with the win. Overall the team came away with a 5-0 win. Well done to all the players on the team.

The JV girls came away with a huge 3rd place finish at the KAIAC Tournament held at Chadwick Saturday.  The girls played well and fought hard to win that spot.  Rachel Seo and Alicia Park each served 10 aces with Joanna serving 9 to come in right behind them.  Rachel also led the team in kills.  Great way to end the season girls!

The varsity girls’ volleyball team took on SFS and went the distance while finally beating them in a five-set thriller. Ashley Cho led the team with 8 aces and a season high 28 assists. Fellow sophomore Eliana Kim had her best game while having the highest passing average. Navya had 13 kills, Rachael Ko with 11, and Jungeun with 23 digs.

The girls then beat DHS on Saturday and made Division I YISStory with an undefeated 12-0 conference record while earning first place conference seeding. Although they are a young team they have shown resilience, tenacity, and unity throughout the season. Great job girls.

The boys also defeated SFS in an intense 5 set match Wednesday at the Crusaders home court.  This was the first loss for SFS on the season.  They followed that up with another win in straights at home against Daegu.  They end their regular conference season with a 10-2 record and have beaten every team in KAIAC at least once.

This week, boys soccer and boys and girls volleyball head to ACSC.  Soccer will be at Dalat in Penang, Malaysia.  Boys volleyball will head to Faith in Manila, Philippines.  And girls volleyball will be at ICS in Hong Kong.  Cross country will also head to Guam Wednesday for the API meet.  Tennis has their last home match (and Senior Day) on Friday vs SIS.  Come out and support your senior tennis players!  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report October 9, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The girls’ tennis squad has had a lot of close matches, and they would continue that trend against TCIS and KIS.  Against the Dragons, the girls would fall 2-3 in a match where each matchup could have gone either way.  Friday, was another tough competition against the Phoenix of KIS, and this time the girls would be shorthanded.  But they would fight through and beat the Phoenix 3-2 in the battle.  Great fight girls!

The boys would extend their winning streak to 4 in a row, beating TCIS 3-2 and KIS 4-1.  The guys are in a solid 3rd place with some important matches still to come against SFS and SIS to see if they can break into the top 2.

The JV girls had a 3-game win streak going into the break, beating HHS, TCIS and Osan at home, all in straight sets.

The varsity girls’ volleyball team went the distance with TCIS, finally winning in the 5th set with Megan Paek leading with a personal best 10 kills, Rachael Ko with 2 big blocks, Jungeun Sohn with a season high 30 digs, and Navya & Ashley with 7 aces apiece. A key to the victory was the team’s passing, and Sofia and JoJo both stepped up to lead in passing averages. The Guardians then took on Osan after the pep rally and it was a total team effort win to remain in first place and 10-0 in conference play. Saron Sheeraji did a great job stepping up as a starting outside hitter. Shout out to Eliana Kim for making the team’s pep rally video.

The boys continued their dominance as well.  Wednesday was the big one as the winner would be solidly in 2nd place.  After winning the first two sets very closely, the boys dropped the next two, send the match to a 5th and deciding set.  The boys would come through with the win in that deciding set.  The guys followed up that win with a 3-0 victory against Osan.  Keep it up boys!

This week, the tennis and volleyball teams travel to SFS on Wednesday.  Friday, the tennis teams will host SAHS at our home courts starting at 4 pm.  Saturday, cross country will head to HHS for their last regular meet of the season.  We will also host Daegu volleyball, starting with the boys at 9.  This is their Senior Day and last home game of their YISS careers, so come out and support our seniors!  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report September 25, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

YISS ran strong at SAHS on Saturday, with all boys setting career best times, including the top varsity runners, moving up on the YISS top 10 record board.  Junior Roberto Hamar led the charge with an 18:43 finish, senior Josh Swanson close behind with 19:05, and freshmen Kyle Won at 19:46.

The girls also performed well, with almost all setting season best times, and as a team taking 4th out of 12 teams with senior Dora Zoeller (22:16), sophomore Maya Reed (23:08) and freshmen Ariana Bates (24:18) leading the team.

The girls’ tennis team felt high highs and low lows. On Wednesday they fought for a 3-2 victory after an injury and being down 2-5 in second doubles coming back to win 9-7 against KIS and Friday they faced SAHS and ended up in a disappointing 2-3 loss.

The boys also defeated KIS on Wednesday, beating the Phoenix convincingly, 4-1.  The Guardians were all business as they defeated the Falcons on Friday, 4-1 as well.

The JV girls struggled through Wednesday’s match at Humphreys.  But after that disappointing loss, they came together as a team with two very well-played matches against SAHS Friday and HHS again Saturday.  Friday, they lost a tight one and Saturday the girls beat Humphreys in straight sets.

The varsity girls’ volleyball team also traveled on Wednesday to HHS and won 3-0 with Sofia Martinez leading the team in digs, Isadora Oh in serve receive rating, and Ashley Cho in assists and a record high 12 aces! The Guardians then went to SAHS Friday night and came away with a hard fought 3-1 victory. Jungeun Sohn led the team in passing and Freshman Navya Kala had a huge game, leading the team in three categories: kills, aces, and blocks. On Saturday the girls extended their winning streak to eight in a row, beating HHS once again 3-0 with Navya, Rachael Ko, & Megan Paek each having six kills. Saron, JoJo, & Eliana led the team in digs with six each and Jean Park showed one of the biggest improvements this week with consistent and accurate serves and passing.  The girls remain at the top spot on the KAIAC standings.

Boys volleyball had a big week against the base schools as well. They showed their dominance by sweeping all the games. Max Choi was the most all around player and led in blocks as well as contributed a large number of kills to lead the team to victory. The brothers all fought hard together and showed it in stats. Pablo and Kevin led the team in assists as well as digs, Tommaso continued to prove his defensive skills while Paul Oh led in aces and Noah Pak in kills. Noah had a season high 18 kills against Humphreys on Saturday.  The boys will be fighting for the 2nd spot in the standings on Wednesday vs TCIS.

It’s another big week for athletics, with multiple home matches.  Wednesday both Tennis and Volleyball will host the Dragons of TCIS.  Friday (pep rally day!!) volleyball will host Osan and tennis will host KIS.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report September 18, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The Guardians raced at OAHS on Saturday, where all runners set season personal best times. Senior Dora Zoeller led the varsity girls with an impressive 6th place finish and personal best time of 22:24 and Junior Roberto Hamar led the boys with an 11th place finish and huge personal best time of 19:04 (two minutes faster than his previous best).

After a tough first set loss to SFS Wednesday, the JV girls rallied to tie it up in the 2nd, playing the best volleyball of their season to date.  The 3rd and deciding set was very tight, with the Guardians up 14-11 and needing only one point to win.  The Crusaders then rallied with some good serving to snatch the win at the end.  It was an exciting match to watch and the energy in the gym was electric.  The girls followed up this performance with another good one, defeating OAHS on Saturday in straight sets.

The tennis teams had two tough matches last week against perennial powerhouses SFS and SIS.  The girls lost to a tough SFS squad 0-5, while the boys almost pulled off a huge upset, losing 2-3.  The deciding match for the boys, 1st doubles, went to 7-9 in the end.  Great effort boys!  Friday at SIS the girls lost 1-4 to another tough team and the boys just came up short again, losing 2-3 once again.

The varsity girls’ volleyball team took on the SFS Crusaders on Wednesday and came out with a big win, 3-1. Isadora led the team in aces, Megan Paek in kills, and Rachael Ko put up a season high two blocks.

On Fri the team traveled down to Daegu and won 3-0 where Navya led the team in kills and Ashley Cho in assists and a season high 9 aces.

The team traveled from Daegu to Osan and even after a long bus ride, the girls came out on fire winning 3-0 while celebrating at Chili’s after the game. Ashley Cho had another big game with 8 aces and 13 assists while Jungeun Sohn led with 6 kills and 14 digs. Jungeun’s passing defense this week has been superb while strongly backing up her “Best Passer” in KAIAC award from last year.  The team is now 5-0 in conference play.

The boys team had a good week as well.  Wednesday, they were evenly matched against an SFS team they had already played once on the season.  The entire match was back and forth with some really high level volleyball from both sides.  In the 5th, the boys couldn’t quite squeeze out the win however.

Continuing their dominance over the lower half of the conference, the boys swept both Daegu and Osan on Friday and Saturday, securing their spot fighting for the top of the league.

This is another busy week for the Guardians.  Wednesday, tennis will head to KIS and volleyball to HHS.  Friday, tennis and volleyball will be heading to SAHS to face the Falcons.  And Saturday, we will host Humphreys volleyball and cross country will head to SAHS for another conference meet.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report September 12, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the 2nd, even better edition of the sports report for the 17-18 school year.

The Girl’s Varsity tennis team start the season off right with their first conference victory, taking TCIS with a 4-1 win.

The YISS boys varsity tennis team faced off against TCIS in Taejon on Friday. There were some close fought battles on the court, with boys #1  singles Ian Choi coming from behind a see-saw battle to clinch the win. Ryan Ham the #2 singles had a strong performance which saw much of his hard training start to pay dividends. The rest of the team put in solid performances and Coach Smith was pleased with our overall team performance. The win over TCIS moves YISS into first place in KAIAC standings.

The final results from Friday’s cross country meet at GSIS haven’t been release.  We do have some unofficial results though.  The boys finished 4th out of 11 teams and the girls are sitting at either 3rd or 4th.  Joshua Swanson, Maya Reed, and Dora Zoeller finished in the top 10 out of a large field of competitors.  It was a great first showing for the Guardians!

The JV girls came away with their first win of the season on Saturday in a tight match against SAHS.  It was a team effort that saw the girls put together some great rallies to finish off the Falcons in 2 sets.  Great job girls!

The varsity girls volleyball team traveled to TCIS where they won 3-0 with Ashley Cho leading in assists and serving up a season high 9 aces. Freshman JoJo Pak led the team in digs and captain Isadora Oh had the game of her life with 8 kills.

On Saturday the Guardians hosted SAHS and came away with an intense 3-1 win. The freshmen came through once again with Megan Paek having a team high 7 aces and Navya Kala with 8 kills. Jean Kwon stepped up to have a big game after JoJo Pak went down with an elbow injury and Jungeun Sohn was flying around the court with 17 digs.

Boys volleyball is off to a great start to the season. They battled TCIS in their first conference game on Friday in a very close game but came up just short. The game could have gone either way and had moments of high level volleyball. The Guardians then bounced back on Saturday against SAHS to give a demanding win with the final set ending 25-6. Great job gentlemen!

This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report September 4, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the first edition of the sports report for the 17-18 school year.

The girls’ tennis team starting their season again SIS on Wednesday.  It was a tight match down the line, with the girls ending in a 2-3 loss.  Special shout-out to Andre Lee, who came through against the SIS #1!  The girls followed up on Saturday with a 4-1 win against SAHS.

The boys’ tennis team also opened vs SIS Wednesday…and also lost a close one 2-3.  But they battled SAHS Saturday in another pre-season friendly match.  The guys played will and came away with a 4-1 win.  A special mention goes out to freshman Ian Choi, who was playing in the #1 singles spot.  Ian played admirably against the big serving SAHS #1 and narrowly lost a see-saw battle.  Hats off to the entire team for a strong effort.

The JV volleyball team lost their first match-up of the season against Chadwick.  Although they lost, they are excited about what they have learned and are ready for their two matches this week.

The varsity girls started very strong, winning the pre-season Korea Classic Tournament against SIS, KIS, and TCIS.  They followed up this big day with an easy win again Chadwick Wednesday, 3-0.  Saturday, they would face their toughest competition yet, a round robin against SFS and SAHS.  Both of those matches would go to 5 sets, and the girls would fall a little short in both.  Overall, it was a great day full of volleyball and the girls are ready for conference play to start this week.

The boys started out the season with an easy 3-0 win against GSIS, and came out 2-1 at the Korea Classic Tournament, losing only to TCIS in a very close battle.  They followed that performance up with a huge week last week.  First, they blasted Chadwick 3-0 on Wednesday.  They then came up with a huge 5-set win against SFS on Saturday morning and followed that up with an easy 3-0 win against SAHS.  That puts them at 6-1 for the season going into conference play.

This weekend there is lots of action.  Friday, the volleyball and tennis teams will head to TCIS and the Cross Country team will have their first meet of the season at GSIS.  Saturday, the Falcons volleyball teams will visit the Guardians home court.  JV girls will start at 9 am, followed by varsity girls and varsity boys.  This is our first home conference match of the season.  Come out and support your Guardians!p This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, April 24, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The boy’s finished their regular season with a road trip down to Osan, where they battled hard for a 1-0 victory. The defense held tight and strong as they waited for a goal from the guardian offense, which came just 5 minutes into the second half as Jeremy Kwon assisted Meshal Alghamdi for his first goal of the season. The defense led by Brian Kim and JongHo Lee was able to shut down Osan for the remained of the game, to secure the 1-0 victory. The boy’s finished the regular season 4th in KAIAC, and look forward to playing Daegu in the first round of the tournament this Wednesday.

 

The lady Guardians traveled to Faith Academy in Manila for the 2017 edition of the Girls’ ACSC Soccer Tournament. The girls opened up with a tough match up against the hosts and defending champions in the very first match. The girls would play a tremendously smart game and hushed the home crowd with a 1-1 draw – the same Faith side that would end up playing in the championship match – the goal for the Guardians came from Soo Lee – After collecting a huge point, the girls would drop a tough second game to ICS-HK. In the final group game the Guardians faced local side Assumption Antipolo – and after a grueling match in the heat – freshman Jinah Kim would score a goal in the dying minutes to claim the Guardians first victory of the tournament. Finishing third in the group stage, the Guardians faced Grace and despite playing extremely well and with the addition of a beautiful/signature free kick from Dora Zoeller – the girls would end up losing 1-2. The girls would rise up for a 7:30am kick off and battle Assumption Antipolo again and win 3-1 to claim 7th place. The girls finish the tournament with a 2-2-1 record – not too shabby. All tournament honors went to Dora Zoeller. If you see any girls with headband sunburns or white tournament T-shirts – you can welcome them back!

 

The Varsity T&F team had another great showing at Humphrey’s this past Saturday with the girls taking 2nd of 6 teams behind SAHS and the boys moving up to 3rd behind SAHS & Humphrey’s.  Every athlete set a personal record in at least one event.  Samson continues to dominate the throwing events, setting a big PR in discus of 34.56 meters.  Andy Kung also had an impressive 200m race, currently ranked 3rd in KAIAC at 24.24 seconds and Linda Pang is ranked 2nd in the 1600meters, running 5:50.  Jungeun Sohn is ranked in the top 5 for shot put and long jump and Gayoon Choi is ranked in the top 2 for 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and 3rd for the 100m. The Guardians have one more qualifying meet this Saturday before competing at the championships on May 6th.

 

The Swim Team finished their season in exceptional form at the KAIAC championships.  Armed with tapered and hairless bodies both the girls and boys teams out performed their season expectations at the KAIAC Championships.

 

Combined, the team jumped from 4th place in the regular season to a 2nd place finish at the championships, once again upsetting KIS and SIS by a narrow margin.

 

Jiyu Shin had the best individual performance in YISStory finishing 1st in the 50 Breast, 1st in the 50 free and 2nd in the 100 breast (loosing by a mere 8/100ths of a second).

Joining her with All- tournament honors are fellow teammates; Yoonah Choi finishing 2nd in the 200 free, Rebecca Kim finishing 2nd in the 50 Back and 50 fly, and Kelly Yun finishing 3rd in the 50 back.

 

The boys’ team had a strong KAIAC championships that was highlighted by a surprising school record in the 200 freestyle relay (the last race of the championships).  Averaging 26 sec per swimmer, Edward Park, Danny Kim, Justin Oh, and Grant Lee swam the 200m in an impressive 1:46.58.

 

A huge shout out to our senior Kenneth Yim who finished his swimming career with a PR in the 50 fly ranking him the 2nd fastest in YISStory.

 

Our season may be over but don’t be surprised if you see some dedicated individuals still coming to class in the morning with wet hair as they set their sights on next year!

 

This week, the soccer teams have their KAIAC tournaments on Wednesday and Saturday.  The girls will head to HHS and the boys to SAHS.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, April 17, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The Lady Guardians finished their KAIAC conference campaign in fashion, with two spirited performances on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the girls traveled to SAHS to battle and keep their hopes of placing in conference alive. While neither team would break the deadlock in the first half, the girls started off strong and made a good statement and impression on the game. Later in the second half, with around twenty minutes to go, Dora put in a teasing free-kick into the box from around 30 yards out to score the crucial go-ahead goal. SAHS would pile on the pressure, which ultimately led to a penalty kick. Brigitte stood tall and was able to make an incredible save to keep the Guardians ahead. This would shift the momentum and belief – the girls tirelessly ran up and down the field to stay in the game and keep the lead. With a minute left, Kim pounced onto a thru-ball, bending it into Yoon Jung’s path for Yoon Jung to score at the death. Speaking of death, Yoon Jung looked about dead after the ball went in. It was a huge result for the girls and a complete game from the team! It was truly ‘Victory Through Harmony’.

 

On Saturday, the sun came out and the Guardians battled and played out a very good game with Humphreys. Halftime was 0-0 – the girls kept their cool and were patient, knowing a goal would come – it came in the shape of a Dora Zoeller penalty kick – earned by Soo. The girls kept pressing on and finally sealed the deal with a close effort from Jinah which went off the post – only for Soo to crash goal and put away the rebound. That game would also end 2-0, the team’s fifth clean sheet of the season!

 

Stat of the Day: The girls finish the conference season with a 6-game undefeated streak!

And if I understand things correctly, I think that means that every time you see a girls’ soccer player, you have to do the Guardian rumble…

 

The boys were short sided vs HHS due to several players with injuries. The Guardians struggled to connect for a goal, and as the time ticked away, they were still in a 0-0 tie. However, with only 2 minutes left in the game, senior Josh Kim was able to connect for his 2nd game-winning goal of the season, enabling the Guardians to come up with the victory.

 

On Friday the boys traveled to SAHS for a rainy match, still down several players with injuries. The guys fought hard, but despite their effort, came up short against the Falcons, losing 0-3. Andy Kim played an outstanding game in goal, coming up with great saves and keeping the boys in the game until the final seconds.

 

On Saturday the Guardians played their final home game of the season, and came out with a fantastic 3-1 win against Humphreys. Victor Ku scored his first goal as a varsity soccer player, off a beautiful cross from Daniel (DK) Kim. Josh Kim scored his 4th goal of the season to close out the first half, and Misheel scored the final goal for the Guardians, on a pass from Victor Ku.

 

The Track & Field team traveled to Humphrey’s on Saturday to compete against four base schools and KIS and SFS.  The girls took 3rd, with 85 points, close behind Humphrey’s and the boys took 4th with 60 points, only 7 points behind Osan.

 

The Guardians had great team and individual showings with Samson taking first in shot put and discus and Linda Pang finishing first in the 1600m and 3200m.

 

The Guardians will travel to Humphrey’s again this Saturday as they continue to improve times and distances before KAIAC finals on May 6.  We will host the KAIAC swim championships the Friday and Saturday.  Come check out your Guardians test the championship waters.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, April 10

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The Lady Guardians started the week against SFS at home. The Guardians were looking to make some noise in the KAIAC standings – and things got off to a rough start in the first half as the girls went down 2-0. The girls regrouped and were unfazed and began to gain influence in the game when the critical ‘next goal’ came through a right footed… yes… you heard me correctly… a right footed shot from Soo Lee that went into the side net. The game would remain open only for Yoon Jung Chang to find space to turn and rifle a shot in the upper 90 – where the owl lives – to tie the game in the dying minutes! The game would end in a 2-2 draw.

 

On Friday – the girls faced TCIS for our Senior Game – The girls got off to flying start with an early goal from Jin Ah Kim. The girls would switch the ball all over the field and continued to pour in goals. Dora provided two lethal free kicks, with one assisting Soo, and another going in the top corner. Soo and Yoon Jung would score two more to make the final score 5-0 – the Guardians would add another clean sheet to their resume for the season. Well done girls!

 

The boys lost a tough match Wednesday to a very good SFS side.  The Guardians did a good job in the first 20 minutes, playing stingy defense and forcing tough shots.  The first SFS goal came from an amazing shot from outside the box.  After that, the Guardians had to open up the game more, allowing more chances and goals from the Crusaders.  The boys eventually fell 0-6.

 

Friday, the boys faced TCIS with a minimal squad, missing key players Shutaro and Jordan because of injury.  The guys couldn’t put away the good chances they had and lost 0-2 to the Dragons.

 

The track team had an incredible experience and performance at the ACSC track meet last weekend.  Some highlights for the girls:

GaYoon Choi won the 100 meter dash (14.4), 200 meter dash (30.5), and 400 meter hurdles (1:20.6)

Linda Pang won the 1500 meter run (6:01.5), 3000 meter run (12:49.8), and 5000 meter run (21:03).

The YISS girls (Jungeun Sohn, Maya Hasumi, Lynn Park, GaYoon Choi) won the 4×100 meter relay – 1:00.2

The YISS girls (Linda Pang, Maya Reed, GaYoon Choi, Jungeun Sohn) won the 4×400 meter relay – 5:00.3

Maya Reed earned 2nd in the 400 meter and 800 meter runs.

The YISS boys (Saffryn Alleyne, Seungmin Bae, Andy Kung, Samson Dakuwaqa) won the 4×100 meter relay (48.9)

In the field events:

Jungeun Sohn took 2nd in the long jump out of a 14 person field

Katherine Yoon took 3rd in the discuss

Andy Kung took 2nd in the boys long jump out of 24 people

Samson Dakuwaqa took 2nd in the shot put and javeline and won the discuss throw.

Overall, the girls took 2nd place (behind only Morrison) and the boys placed 3rd (behind Morrison and Dalat)

 

Great showing for our first ACSC track meet team!

 

The soccer teams travel to HHS Wednesday and SAHS Friday.  Saturday is the last home soccer match of the season vs HHS.  YISS will host an invitational KAIAC swim meet on Wednesday.  And track will head to Humphreys for another KAIAC meet Saturday.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Apr 4, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The Lady Guardians came off of spring break with a three huge games last week. The Guardians faced tough Osan and SAHS teams on Tuesday and Wednesday at home – while the games were tight – the Guardians ran out of steam in the end in both contests. On Tuesday night Dora Zoeller would score the lone goal from the pk spot – and on Wednesday against SAHS, Soo Lee + Kimberly Kraft scored a goal apiece in their efforts against SAHS. The girls would rebound on a road trip down to Daegu facing a much improved Warriors side that made life very difficult. Dora would scored from a corner to make it 1-0 at the half. Soo Lee would continue to apply pressure in the second half to create a wonderful cross into the box for Dora to put away – which would ultimately be the game winner – with the final score ending 2-1 to the Guardians. Strong individual performances from Kim and Jane would help the girls over the line – which was huge as the game was worth DOUBLE POINTS (monster voice)! Well done girls!

 

The boys soccer team came out strong from Spring Break with a big win against Osan last Tuesday, defeating the cougars 7-1. Jordan Hudson started the guardian scoring streak, quickly followed by 2 goals from Pablo Yuste….including a bicycle kick goal that jump started the Guardian offense to keep and hold their lead.  Joshua Kim scored his first goal as a Guardian, and Shutaro Hasumi added 2 goals in the second half with an assist from JongHo Lee. Daniel Kim clinched the victory with his 3rd goal of the season. The boys continued their winning streak, defeating an aggressive SAHS team, 6-4. Tommaso Pepsani stepped up to lead the strong offense, scoring 3 goals for the guardians. Shutaro Hasumi remained composed as he added 2 goals from free kicks, and Nikhil Sharma solidified the win with a final goal with under 5 minutes remaining. The defensive efforts from Brian Kim, JongHo Lee, Joshua Kim, and Misheel remained strong as the boys were able to hold on for the win, and move into 3rd place in the KAIAC standings. The boys ended their week with a long road trip to Daegu, where they battled hard for 90 minutes. Despite controlling and outshooting DAHS the entire game, they couldn’t seem to connect for a goal. However, with less than 4 minutes remaining, defender Josh Kim scored from 40 yards out to take an exciting 1-0 lead. Defensively the Guardians held tight, allowing less than 5 shots on goal in the entire game, and enabling Andy Kim to earn his first shutout of the season. The Guardians held on, winning 1-0 for their third straight victory.  It was also worth DOUBLE POINTS!

 

The track team had an incredible experience and performance at the ACSC track meet last weekend.  Some highlights for the girls:

GaYoon Choi won the 100 meter dash (14.4), 200 meter dash (30.5), and 400 meter hurdles (1:20.6)

Linda Pang won the 1500 meter run (6:01.5), 3000 meter run (12:49.8), and 5000 meter run (21:03).

The YISS girls (Jungeun Sohn, Maya Hasumi, Lynn Park, GaYoon Choi) won the 4×100 meter relay – 1:00.2

The YISS girls (Linda Pang, Maya Reed, GaYoon Choi, Jungeun Sohn) won the 4×400 meter relay – 5:00.3

Maya Reed earned 2nd in the 400 meter and 800 meter runs.

The YISS boys (Saffryn Alleyne, Seungmin Bae, Andy Kung, Samson Dakuwaqa) won the 4×100 meter relay (48.9)

In the field events:

Jungeun Sohn took 2nd in the long jump out of a 14 person field

Katherine Yoon took 3rd in the discuss

Andy Kung took 2nd in the boys long jump out of 24 people

Samson Dakuwaqa took 2nd in the shot put and javeline and won the discuss throw.

Overall, the girls took 2nd place (behind only Morrison) and the boys placed 3rd (behind Morrison and Dalat)

 

Great showing for our first ACSC track meet team!

 

The soccer teams take on SFS Wednesday, starting with the girls at 3:30.  The swim team will also head to SFS for an invitational meet Wednesday.  And Friday we will host TCIS. Friday is also Senior Day for soccer and Pep Rally Day!  Let’s Go Guardians!  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sport’s Report March 15, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the first spring edition of the sports report.

The Lady Guardians got off to a flying start to their KAIAC Conference campaign. The Guardians faced TCIS on Wednesday with Soo Lee opening her scoring account within the first 15 minutes of the game to set the tone. Thanks to the strong play in the midfield from Dora Zoeller, Sidney Sunwoo, and Jenie Nam, the guardians were able to apply more pressure in the first half which ultimately lead to a Yoon Jung Chang goal – assisted by Soo Lee. The girls would continue in the second half to fight and keep hold of their clean sheet. Soo Lee and Dora capped off the performance with a goal a piece in the second half. The guardians remained resolute and finished the game off 4-0. If you see Gracie, Sofia, Jenie, Sidney, Joanne, or Brigitte – give them a fist bump for that clean sheet!

 

On Saturday the Guardians traveled to SIS and were able to keep their momentum early with an opportunistic goal from Dora. While SIS would equalize later in the half, the Guardians responded with two goals in three minutes from Dora and Soo.  The second half saw more great play our striker partnership as Soo slipped Yoon Jung in on goal to ultimately seal the deal. With Jane Warren winning virtually every ball on the ground and air – the Guardians were not to be denied with the final score: Guardians 4 – SIS 2. Way to go girls!

 

The boy’s soccer team had their first conference game at TCIS last Wednesday. They fought hard through an early deficit, but couldn’t overcome a difficult start, losing 5-0. Jong Ho Lee led a strong defensive effort, while Jordan Hudson worked extremely hard to create several scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammates.

 

The boys travelled to SIS on Saturday, coming away with a 1-4 loss. Daniel Kim scored from the midfield for the Guardians, while Misheel Bayarsaikhan led the Guardians on defense. The boys hope to bounce back for their next conference game at SFS on Wednesday.

 

The swim teams season championships (A and B meets) this past weekend.

The boys performed well coming in 4th out of 11 teams. Special Congratulations to:  Danny Kim, Justin Oh, and Edward Park for earning all conference honors.

 

This Girls team made YISSstory finishing 2nd as a team!  this is the highest season finish in school history.  We have finished 3rd several times for season and we have finished 2nd several at the end of season KAIAC Tournament, But this is the first time in school history that we have finished 2nd for the season!

These girls recieved All-Conference honors: Jiyu Shin, Kelly Yun, Rebecca Kim, Yoonah Choi, and Yehjee Kim

 

Special congratulations to Jiyu Shin for becoming the first YISS individual event champion in school history.  She won the 50m Breast and the 100m breast.

 

This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Feb. 21, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the tournament edition of the sports report.

The JV girls earned a win at their tournament against Chadwick.  Their hard work and determination throughout the season paid off.  Congrats girls!

 

At the JV Boys’ Tournament, they came up a point short against Dalton, but Caleb Garrick led the way in scoring with 8 points and Saffryn came away with 5 points.  Although it was a tough way to end the season, we are proud of the way the boys played.

 

After a 5th place finish at the KAIAC tournament, the girls basketball team traveled to Taiwan the land of dumplings and bubble tea for its annual ACSC Tournament hosted by Morrison Academy. Playing in the harder of the two pools, the Lady Gaurdians played host Morrison, defending Champ Faith and upstart ICS-Hong Kong losing to all three while still adapting to the international game. But the Lady Guardians got down to business when it counted. Drawing #1 seed St. Paul in bracket play the Lady Guardians kept it close in the first quarter, surprising the Warriors and all who were in attendance, but eventually lost sending YISS into the losers bracket. But this was where their luck would change, facing a young Dalat team the Guardians pulled out a 42-29 victory and set up a rematch with ICS-Hong Kong who they lost to by 18 the day before. In their 3rd game of the day, with a guaranteed 4th place finish if they won, the Lady Guardians came out excited, but quickly found themselves down by 16 pts. And then things started to click, one possession, one basket, one rebound at a time they clawed their way back suddenly finding themselves down by just one. With the rest of the teams starting to hear about what was going on, the gym started to fill. The Lady Guardians made a couple more baskets, made their free throws, and had the upset of the tourney with a 41-38 victory. Unfortunately, on Saturday they ran into a destined Grace team that shot extremely well, losing and claiming 4th for the tournament. Over the tourney Soo Lee, Ashley Cho, Andre Lee and Rachael Ko all led the team in scoring for a game and every girl scored. Also Congratulations to Soo Lee who was named KAIAC all-conference and all-tournament and All-ACSC.

 

The varsity boys’ team finished their season with a  4th place finish in the KAIAC tournament and a 6th place finish at the ACSC tournament.  Corban Remsburg capped off a great season and took home all-conference and all-tournament honors for KAIAC while Nathan Moyer played his way into all-tournament honors at the ACSC tournament.  It was a great season for a much improved varsity boys’ team.

 

Congrats to the cheer girls.  After multiple injuries and transfers, the girls’ goal was just to make it to the finals.  They did that and more.  They surprised everyone by taking 3rd place overall.  Great job!

 

This week, spring season begins.  Come watch the soccer teams take on GSIS tomorrow starting with the boys at 3:30.  We are also hosting the first swim meet of the season starting also at 3:30.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Jan 16, 2017

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the first 2017 edition of the sports report.

The teams traveled all the way down to Daegu on Friday.  The JV boys won their 2nd in a row, beating the Warriors on their home court after their big homecoming win against Osan.  They fell to the Blackhawks of Humphreys on Saturday, however.

 

While falling to Osan on homecoming day, the Lady Guardians came out with a 38-11 win over the Warriors Friday. Soo Lee led the way with 12 point, Andre Lee had 8, and Rachael Ko had 8 points and 9 rebounds.  Rebecca Kim stepped in and played a huge role along with Julian Lee, who scored her first varsity bucket in the game.  Saturday, the girls jumped out to a 23-8 halftime lead and held on for a 33-30 victory over Humphreys.  Soo led the way for the Guardians once again with 14 points, 6 assists and 10 steals.  Jasmine Chang added 6 points and 7 huge rebounds in the win.

 

The varsity boys finished a tough week of games with a 1-2 record.  They came out strong in the first half of the homecoming game against Osan and went into halftime with a 20 point lead.  They then held on down the stretch to take a 52-38 win.  The team then went on the road and suffered losses to both Daegu and Humphreys. Corban Remsburg led the team in scoring throughout the week averaging 15 points per game.

 

All of the teams would like to thank the cheerleaders for their consistent support of the basketball teams.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Dec. 13, 2016

Hohohoho.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the exam/pre-Christmas break edition of the sports report.

The basketball teams traveled to Osan last Friday.  The JV Boys had a great showing, although they ended up with a 25-38 loss.  They competed all the way through the end after a slow first half, outscoring Osan in the 4th quarter 15-7.  Saffryn Allegne came off the bench to contribute a team-high 8 points.  Justin Rhim also contributed with a late 3-pointer and  Matthew Kim came in to convert a 3 point play, giving the guys some positive momentum going into break.

 

The varsity guys just couldn’t knock down their shots, losing 46-62.  In the loss, Corban Remsburg led all scorers with 22 points and added 6 rebounds and 4 assists.  Nathan Moyer had 13 points and 9 rebounds in the losing effort.  The team will get another shot to take down Osan in their next game here at YISS on January 11.

 

And in the annual Chili’s Classic, the Lady Guardians were locked in a back and forth first half, on top only by 2 points, 23-21, going into half time.  Ten of those first half points came from Andre Lee.  But as one player cooled down, another heated up.  Soo Lee came out on fire in the 2nd half.  Both Andre and Soo ended up with 16 points in the 41-38 victory, and the girls now hold a share of the Blue Division lead.  Rachael Ko added 15 big rebounds in the winning effort.

Sports Report, Dec. 5, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the first basketball edition of the sports report.

The basketball teams were all in action last week.  The JV girls lost both of their games vs SFS and KIS, but they grew exponentially through the two games.  We are proud of this team for the Guardian spirit that they show every game.  Keep it up girls.

The varsity girls also dropped both games vs SFS and KIS in hard fought games.  But the girls kept working Saturday against TCIS.  In a back and forth battle, the girls pulled away at the end for the 7-point victory.

The JV boys fell in all 3 of their match-ups last week.  In the KIS game, Caleb Garrick and Kevin Lee led scoring with 4 points each.  They kept it close in the TCIS game behind Seungmin Bae’s 4 points and Saffryne Allegne’s 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

The varsity boys’ basketball team played three tough, gritty games last week finishing with a 2 and 1 record. They lost at SFS in a hard fought three point game, but followed that loss up with a 14 point win on the road against KIS and a 7 point win at home versus TCIS.  Corban Remsburg led the Guardians in scoring this past week, averaging 18 points per contest.  Nathan Moyer and Joshua Kim rebounded the ball well throughout the week and Ahoura Radpey provided some great minutes for the team coming off the bench in 2 of the 3 games, and starting against KIS.

 

The basketball season continues this Friday with a game at Osan.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Oct. 31, 2016

 

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the KAIAC Tournament edition of the sports report.

The cross country KAIAC Championship was at Humphreys on Saturday.  The top 3 boys were Josh Swanson, Shutaro Hasumi and Andy Kung.  Josh had a huge accomplishment, breaking 20 minutes for the first time, with a time of 19:20.  The top girls finishers were Linda Pang, Maya Reed and Romy Kim.  Linda and Romy both received all-conference and all-tournament honors.

 

Girls’ tennis had a great tournament.  Special congrats to Allison Park for reaching the final of the 3rd singles bracket.  Yejoo Kang and the first doubles team of Sunny and Stephanie each got 3rd place in their brackets.  The girls ended up in 2nd for the season and 3rd for the tournament.

 

The boys varsity tennis team finished out the regular season this weekend at the KAIAC tournament hosted by TCIS. Under cool and slippery conditions, the boys team came prepared to do battle. Senior and Captain Thomas Kim battled to the semi-finals before losing to SIS and ending with a third place finish. Senior TeHun Kim and Joshua Kim also reached the semi finals and earned a third place finish. The team as whole pulled together and played some great tennis to earn an overall 3rd place finish in the tournament, as well as third place overall finish for the regular season. Ryan Ham, Matthew Cho, TeHun Kim, and Thomas Kim will now represent YISS at the Far East tournament in Okinawa, Japan starting November 6th. Congratulations on all your teamwork, perseverance, and positive attitudes. Go Guardians!

 

The varsity girls volleyball team entered the KAIAC tournament with the fourth seed, after a season record of 5 wins and 8 losses. Before leaving the tournament, though, they earned the attention and respect of the other 6 teams participating. After beating Humphreys 3-0 in the first round, they went on to face undefeated SFS. The game was a nail-biter, with the Guardians leading in the fifth set only to fall short of the championship game with a score of 14-16.

The following day, the team swept number two ranked Seoul American to secure third place in the tournament, showcasing how eleven players improved dramatically throughout the season to rise up and challenge these top two teams in the conference. The Lady Guardians ended the evening with several notable awards. Christina Lee was named “all-conference” player, and Yoonjung Chang was awarded “all-tournament.” Jungeun Sohn received “Best Passer” of the tournament. And the whole team was recognized with the Sportsmanship Award, with the gym erupting in a cheer of “Let’s Go, YISS!” to commemorate it. Good job, Guardians!

 

The varsity guys ended the season in a tie for the top spot, which SAHS won on tiebreakers.  The first day of the tournament, they dominated Daegu, winning easily in straight sets.  But the home crowd was too much for the guys as they fell to SFS in the afternoon.  All conference honors went to Corban Remsburg, Misheel Bayarsaikhan, and Pablo Yuste.  All tournament went to Corban, as well as being named the Best Hitter of the tournament.  Best server of the tournament went to Misheel.  Congratulations to the boys on a historic season.

Next week, the tennis teams travel to Okinawa for the Far East tennis tournament.  And this week begins basketball tryouts.  Good luck and Go Guardians!  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Oct. 24, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the ACSC edition of the sports report.

In non-ACSC action, Cross Country traveled to KIS for their final season meet before the KAIAC championships this Saturday.  Despite the course’s reputation for brutality, with three loops of uneven terrain, before one of the longest and steepest hills to the finish line, the Guardians ran fierce!  Almost all athletes set either season or lifetime PRs. The girls had an impressive showing, with freshmen Linda Pang, posting the fastest time of 22:35, taking 6th place overall.  Maya Reed was close behind in 9th, with her first top 10 finish.  Romy Kim rounded out the top 3 for the Guardians.  The girls have improved every meet and although powerhouse schools of KIS and SAHS are in top contention for the KAIAC title, the young lady Guardian varsity squad (including junior, Justine Won, sophomores Megan Yu and Gracie Parsons, and freshmen, Mia Callahan) is close in the running for 3rd, as they were only 1 point behind SFS this meet.

 

On the boys side, freshmen, Ahmed Khadawardi, had a fantastic performance, coming in first for the Guardians with a time of 20:40. Josh Swanson was close behind, and Sean Rhee rounded out the top 3.  Although several varsity boys were gone this race, competing in the ACSC soccer tournament, the boys team had inspiring performances, in both the varsity and open divisions, with several runners setting personal best times by over 2 minutes, including Andy Noh, Zach Biersteker, Ashton Kim, and Yuki Usui!

 

After facing a tough game at SIS Wednesday, with Allison Park pulling out th only win, the girls tennis team was pleased to sweep KIS 5-0 Friday night. They also saw great improvement in alternate, Irene Gil, who took a win at KIS.

 

On Friday the varsity boys tennis team faced off against KIS. In their last meeting, the KIS team bested YISS 4-1 in some closely contested matches. The team vowed that they would not go down to defeat twice in a row. The team battled in some extremely close matches, with captain Thomas Kim winning his match 8-4. Boys #1 doubles team of TeHun Kim and Joshua Kim battled a tough team to a 9-7 win. Number 3 singles Matthew Cho showed good form in defeating his opponent 8-4, and the number 2 doubles team of Joseph Hwang and Stephen Sung showed great poise and determination to pull out at 9-8 win in a tie-breaker. Overall, the team soundly defeated KIS 4-1  and will now face TCIS in the last regular season match of the year before the KAIC tournament on Saturday at TCIS. Go Guardians!

 

The JV volleyball team had their KAIAC tournament on Saturday at Chadwick.  They had a great tournament, playing 4 games with only 7 girls.  The girls won 2 and lost two on the day, ending in 5th place out of 11 teams.

 

In ACSC news, the boys’ soccer team traveled to Morrison.  Although they came away without a win in the tournament, they did score goals this year.  Congrats to the boys!

 

YISS hosted the ACSC girls’ volleyball tournament from Tuesday through Saturday, and the Lady Guardians had a memorable week of competing with six other teams from across Asia. After a 4-2 record in round robin, they entered bracket play as the third seed. In round 2, they ousted 2nd place St. Paul to secure a top three spot. On the final day, the Guardians lost to St. Paul who then went on to lose to Morrison who has now won four ACSC championships in a row. Standing proud at the awards ceremony, the players received two team awards: third place and the sportsmanship award. All tournament recognition went to Captain Christina Lee and setter Ashley Cho.

 

The team would like to thank the many students and teachers that cheered during games. It was an honor to play in our home court and to showcase our school. Through this tournament, the varsity volleyball team learned to play with heart, overcome fears, and glorify God even through volleyball.

 

A special shout-out to the boys’ volleyball team who traveled to Hong Kong, survived a typhoon, beat the home team in the championship game, and brought home the gold from their ACSC tournament.  Great job boys!

KAIAC is this weekend.  Volleyball will be at SFS Friday/Saturday.  Tennis will be at TCIS Saturday.  And cross country will be at Humphrey Saturday.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Oct. 18, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the pre-ACSC edition of the sports report.

XC traveled to Guam this past week to compete in the Guam Asia Pacific Cross Country Invitational. They competed against top schools from Japan, Korea, and Guam in two competitions – a 5k course combined with track, grass, and jungle trail, and 6k boys-girls combined beach relay. With a very young team, the Guardian ladies finished 9th out of 16th teams, despite missing a top runner. However, freshmen, Maya Reed, ran a fierce race, leading the Guardians with a season Personal Best time 23:38 and 36th place out of 118 runners; almost a minute faster than her previous time.  Romy Kim came in next with a season PR by over a minute, and Megan Yu, also posted a season best.  Justine Won, Gracie Parsons, and Mia Callahan, all also posted season personal bests in the 5k.  On the boys side, the Guardians took 12th overall out of 16 teams, despite missing several top runners due to the upcoming boys soccer tournament.  Andy Kung led the boys, finishing 85 out of 150 runners with a season best time.  Josh Swanson followed close behind and freshmen, Sean Rhee had an amazing race, rounding out the YISS boys top 3, by posting a 90 second PR.  The boys race was exciting to watch as Zane Hwang, Chris Kim, Ben Schwedhelm, and Prateek Didwania all posted season bests.  Ben had one of the most impressive performances, beating his previous time by 2 minutes!  The Guardians travel to KIS this Saturday for the last season race before the KAIAC championships at HHS.

Girls’ tennis pulled off a huge win last Wednesday against always-strong SIS.  With the match tied at 2-2, the 2nd doubles team pulled off a 9-7 victory late to earn the win.  The boys were also in a hotly contested match against the Tigers but couldn’t quite pull it off, losing 1-4 in many close contests.  The tennis teams take on SIS again as well as KIS this week.

Not only did the girls win at DHS on Saturday 25/15 and 25/16, but they tipped, spiked, and ran plays they hadn’t even heard of a month ago. This team has worked hard and it shows! Gayoon Choi stepped in and learned the rotation to allow the girls to play their best with a small team. Rachel Seo had 9 aces and the team had 23! What a day!

This was the Lady Guardians’ best week of the volleyball season as the varsity team won all of their games and ended the regular season on a 3-game winning streak. They played their best game at Humphrey’s as everyone came together and contributed to the 3-0 win.

On Saturday they beat Daegu and had a season high in aces as a team with freshman Ashley Cho contributing 6 and sophomores Vanessa Shim and Brigitte Lee with 5 each. Jungeun Sohn a.k.a. “Sunny” caught fire as she registered a season high 11 kills in the victory.

On Wednesday the Lady Guardians take on Dalat from Malaysia at 1pm and Faith from the Philippines at 3pm here at YISS for the ACSC tournament. Show your Guardian pride and come out with Mr. Deetlefs’ and others to cheer on the girls.

 

The boys’ team swept both Humphreys and Daegu over the weekend.  They will be heading to Hong Kong tomorrow for ACSC Volleyball.

 

Come out and watch the ACSC tournament this week.  We need your support!!  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Oct. 10, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

On Saturday, the XC challenged 9 other teams at GSIS on a fun but challenging muddy and hilly course.  Though most runners were unable to set personal bests because of the course conditions, the Guardians still had a strong showing with the girls finishing 4th out of 10 teams and the boys placing 7th.  The girls were close behind KIS, SAHS, and HHS, which was especially impressive as the entire varsity team this race was underclassmen (Freshmen – Linda Pang, Maya Reed, Romy Kim, Mia Callahan, and Sophomores – Megan Yu, Gracie Parsons, and Justine Won).  Linda continues to lead the team, finishing in an amazing 6th place out of 70 runners.  Maya was close behind at 11th and Romy made it into the top 20 as well.  On the boys side, junior Josh Swanson, led the team, placing 23rd.  Jong Ho Lee and Shutaro Hasumi rounded out the top 3.

 

Please encourage the XC team as 13 runners travel to Guam this Wednesday for the Asia Pacific Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  Go Guardians!

 

The girl’s tennis team is on a 3-game streak going 5-0 over KIS, CI, and TCIS. They are headed into a big week facing strong opponent, SIS,  at home on Wednesday, a friendly against Kadena Friday, and an away match against TCIS Saturday. The girls are holding strong at number three in the conference, looking to finish well in the last few weeks.

While all the ladies are showing mental strength and great skill, Andre Lee has stood out for her consistency, persistence, and great attitude.

 

The boys tennis team beat Chadwick easily 5-0 on Wednesday.  Friday, though, was a tightly contested match vs TCIS, without #1 player Thomas Kim.  Senior Tehun Kim stepped up into the #1 spot and won his match 8-4.  Another highlight of the night was a comeback win from the 2nd doubles team of Matthew and Stephen.  They kept fighting throughout the match to come back from a big deficit to eventually win their match 9-7. Don’t forget to come support the seniors Yejoo Kang, Stephanie Ko, Thomas Kim and Tehun Kim at Senior Day Wednesday. See you there!

 

The JV girls lost a tough match at TCIS on Friday, but they woke up Saturday against the Warriors of Daegu, beating them in straight sets.

 

The Lady Guardians’ varsity team took on Humphrey’s on Wednesday and won 3-1 with sophomore Jungeun Sohn leading the team in aces and digs. The girls lost to TCIS on Friday 1-3 but senior Christina Lee had her best career game with 7 kills and Brigitte Lee added 4 aces. On Saturday, freshman setter Ashley Cho had a season high 9 aces, 7 kills, and 20 assists as the team beat Daegu.

 

The boys’ volleyball team had 3 wins last week against all of their opponents, HHS, TCIS and DHS.  The volleyball teams will travel to Humphreys and Daegu over the weekend this week.

 

That’s all for this week.  We’ll see you at tennis senior day on Wednesday.  And don’t forget ACSC volleyball next week.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Oct. 5, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

Five Middle School and seven High School swimmers journeyed to Taiwan for the first ACSC Swim Meet hosted by Morrison Academy.

The girls team earned 1st place out of 8 teams and the boys team earned 3rd place. All of the YISS students earned individual medals (placing top 3) in one or more events.

Congratulations to:

Edward Park 11th

Jorge Rios 11th

Jiyu Shin 10th

Rebecca Kim 10th

Yoona Choi 10th

Kristina Park 9th

Kelly Yun 9th

ON making YISStory!

Sports Report, September 20, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The girls tennis teams lost 0-5 to an always strong SFS team.  The Boys Varsity Tennis team also faced cross town rival SFS in their match up. The guys battled a strong team and although the Guardians lost 5 matches to zero, the overall score does not reflect the close scores and tough battles of each individual match. All of the boys’ singles matches were hard fought and closely contested, with number 3 singles losing a nail biter of a tiebreaker. Coach Smith is confident that greater things are yet to come for the Guardian team.  They will be looking for some redemption this week, playing SAHS twice!

 

The YISS Cross Country team hosted a home meet at Namsan Park on Wednesday, September 7th.  The Varsity girls had a strong showing, winning against all competition (GSIS, HHS, OAHS, and SIS). Freshmen, Linda Pang, had an impressive 5th place finish in her first high school race.  Freshmen, Maya Reed, barely missed the top 10 with an 11th place finish. The Varsity boys had a more challenging first race, as not all runners were at full health, but the JV boys won against all competition with freshmen, Ahmed Khadawardi taking 3rd overall and junior, Andy Kung finishing 7th. Junior, Josh Swanson, posted the fastest boys time of the day with a 21st place finish in the Varsity race. The XC team looks forward another meet this Wednesday at SFS!

 

The JV girls beat the Crusaders in a solid performance.  They came out strong against the Falcons as well, taking the first set. But they couldn’t keep up the momentum, losing the next two sets and dropping the match in the end.

 

The varsity girls’ volleyball team lost against SFS and SAHS but look to rebound this week. For the season stats’ summary so far, Christina Lee leads in aces, Ann Kim in kills, & Ashley Cho with the most assists. On defense, Vanessa Shim has been racking up the digs and Rachael Ko with the blocks. The lady guardians have a very well-balanced team with a lot of potential.

 

The varsity guys won a convincing match against a solid SFS squad in 3 straight.  However, they faltered after winning the first set in the SAHS match, dropping 3 in a row to lose 1-3.  All three teams will be looking for payback Wednesday against the Falcons in our home gym.

 

Tomorrow is pep rally day.  It’s white out day.  And we’ll be looking for you in the stands to cheer on our teams as they take on the Falcons. We’ll see you there.  You have no choice.  This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Sept. 6, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with another edition of the sports report.

The tennis teams traveled to SIS last Friday.  While the girls lost 5-0 to the perennial powerhouse, the boys took two matches, losing 2-3 in a close contest.

 

The JV volleyball team followed up their tough loss vs ICS-P with a strong performance Saturday, defeating TCIS is 2 sets.

 

The Lady Guardians came away from their first conference game with a 3-0 win against TCIS.  Senior Yoonjung Chang led the team in kills and Christina Lee led the team in digs and aces.  The team looks to keep their 4-game winning streak alive when they face SFS tomorrow at the first game, right after school.

 

The boys’ volleyball team sealed the sweep of the Dragons, beating their boys 3-0 as well behind strong serving from Misheel Bayarsaikhan and attacks from Corban and David.

 

The cross country team will run their first race of the year tomorrow at our home course.

 

It is a busy day tomorrow, as we will be hosting SFS for volleyball and tennis as well as hosting a cross country meet.  Come on out and support your Guardians.

 

Another great week, Guardians! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, September 1, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the first edition of your favoritestest moment of the day, week, month, year, high school career…the sports report.

In tennis news, both teams are off to a roaring start.  The girls have beaten both GSIS and Chadwick 5-0 and are looking forward to a great season.  The Boys Varsity Tennis team has 2 friendly match wins under their belt. In the first friendly against GSIS, Thomas Kim faced their number one player in a seesaw battle that came down to the wire, with Thomas pulling out a win in a closely fought tiebreaker. Well done Thomas!. The rest of the team performed admirably and came away with a 5-0 win. Well done team. We are looking forward to a solid season with a well-rounded team made up of all grade levels. The tennis teams will be traveling to SIS tomorrow for another friendly before conference matches start.

The JV girls’ volleyball team beat GSIS last Wednesday in a close, back and forth competition.  They lost a tough one, though, against the ICS-P varsity team.

The varsity girls volleyball team struggled in and lost their first friendly game against GSIS as they worked out rotations, substitutions, and teamwork. However, they came out strong for the Korea Invitational at KIS on Saturday! Led by captains Chris Lee and Jungeon Sohn, the Lady Guardians swept the competition with three victories and no losses to take home first place. With a young team full of potential, the preseason tournament was a good indicator of the result of hard work, team synergy, and Guardian pride.

The guys came out swinging against GSIS, destroying them in 3 lopsided sets.  They came away with 2 victories at the Korea Invitational Saturday.  And last night they beat ICS-P in straight sets, to get off to a strong 4-1 start this season.  The volleyball teams will play their first conference matches of the year Saturday morning against TCIS, starting at 9.

Cross country season will begin next Wednesday when we host the first meet of the season.  The races will begin at 4 pm at our home course at Namsan near the National Theatre.

 

Great job Guardians! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Feb 23, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the ACSC tournament edition of the sports report.

After coming off a 3rd place finish at KAIAC the Girls basketball team was really excited to hit the beach at Dalat International School the site of this years ACSC Girls Basketball Tourney.

 

After a strong showing in pool play with victories over GSIS, a thrilling OT win over St. Paul, and a tough loss to Morrison the girls came into bracket play as the #2 seed out of their pool.

 

Facing off against Grace in bracket play is always a joy as both teams really play to the best of their abilities and push each other to the final horn, but this time the Guardians pulled off a 46-42 victory. This win led them to a dual with host school and tourney favorite, Dalat. The Lady Guardians couldn’t compete with the size of Dalat as they had 3 starters about 6 feet tall and eventually fell 27-49.

 

This led to an elimination match with St. Paul but this time with a different result with the Lady Guardians falling 39-43 and a 5th place overall finish.

 

Hana Ikeda averaged 13 points and 6 steals, and Suzy Kim averaged 12 rebounds over the course of the tournament.  Hana Ikeda was also named All-Tournament and the Top Defensive Player of the Tournament

 

The Lady Guardians finish the Season with a 14-9 overall record

 

In Hong Kong the varsity boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start in the first two days of the tournament. However, they picked up their intensity the remaining two days, and competed well with a 7th place finish.  Joshua Taeho Kim received all tournament honors averaging 12 points 6 rebounds and 2 steals throughout the tournament.  Corban Remsburg led the Guardians in scoring, averaging 13 points per game.  Nathan Moyer had a solid tournament averaging 6 points and 7 rebounds.  Josh Kim added great leadership, helping the team to pick up their intensity and overall level of play late in the tournament. Josh averaged 2 steals per game to go along with his defensive leadership, which allowed the Guardians to be one of the best defensive teams in the tournament.  They ended the tournament with a 21-point win over GSIS.

 

This week begins soccer and swim season.  We host a home swim meet today after school and home soccer matches starting at 3:45 on Friday and 10 am on Saturday.  Let’s go Guardians! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Feb. 15, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the KAIAC tournament edition of the sports report.

First off, congratulations to the cheerleading squad for making it to the finals of the KAIAC Championships a couple of weeks ago out at Chadwick.  They were one of only 4 teams to make it to the finals, where they cam in 4th place overall.  Congratulations to Grace Ryu on making the KAIAC all-tournament team!  Great season girls!

 

After placing 3rd in conference play the Lady Guardians took to the court with a championship in mind! Humphreys fell 34-25 in the first round of the tournament behind Soo’s 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.

 

In a highly anticipated semi-final matchup the Guardians tipped off against TCIS. After getting out to another slow start the girls found themselves down 6 points with less than 30 seconds remaining. But after a crazy 3 point “chuck” by Andre Lee it set up the final possession with 4.5 seconds remaining. Soo Lee stole the inbounds pass and found Hana Ikeda who buried a 3 at the buzzer forcing overtime. In overtime the Guardians were not so lucky falling, 46-50. Hana Ikeda led all scorers with 23 points.

 

With a chance to claim 3rd place the Lady Guardians found themselves in a familiar spot, trailing at the end of the 3rd quarter. But the Lady Guardians were on a mission and with solid defense and scoring coming from all angles were able to knock off Osan 35-29. Hana Ikeda led all scorers with 15 points and Soo Lee chipped in 11.  Hana Ikeda was named to the All-Conference and All-Tournament team, and finished with 16.3ppg scoring average.  The girls will head to Malaysia tomorrow for the ACSC tournament.

 

The boys faced rivals SFS in the opening round of the tournament and lost a tough battle.  But they came back in the lower bracket to beat Daegu, pulling off a nail-biter in the 2nd half, 50-47.  They then lost another close game against TCIS by only one point, 45-46, to end up in 6th place for the tournament. Corban Remsburg received all-conference honors and Taeho Kim earned all-tournament. The guys will head to Hong Kong tomorrow for the ACSC tournament.

 

Follow the tournaments on acsconference.com.  Let’s go Guardians! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Feb. 1, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the sports report.

The JV girl’s basketball team competed in the KAIAC tournament hosted at SAHS last Saturday. They played well to come back and defeat a tough TCIS team 12-8. Julia Badgley led the offense with 8 points, including a 3 pointer that gave the guardians the lead for the remainder of the game. Talei Kau led the strong defense that held TCIS to just one basket in the final 3 quarters. The lady guardians fell 8-21 to 2nd seeded KIS in the next round. Julia Badgley had another outstanding game with 6 of the team’s 8 points, including another 3 point basket. Mya Diffin played an exceptional game both offensively and on defense to help keep the game close until the end. The JV girls played great basketball this entire season, and we are proud of the hard work they gave each and every game. Great job Guardians!

The JV boys lost a tough one Friday vs HHS.  They will be heading to their tournament Thursday at SIS, where they will take on Osan in the first round, a team that they played very well the first time around.  Let’s go boys!

In their final weekend of play before the KAIAC Tournament the Lady Guardians traveled to Humphreys to take on the Blackhawks. The story of the night was the physical play of HHS, sending the Lady Guardians to the free throw line 37 times, but the girls made them pay, converting on 20 of them. The defense also stepped up, only allowing 6 field goals for the home team. Soo Lee led all scorers with 16 points and 9 steals. Hanna Ikeda added 15 points and 4 assists. Suzy Kim had 6 points, Kyla Swanson 3, and Andre Lee and Sonia Dunn each chipped in 2 points.

 

On Saturday The Lady Guardians showed their strength from the start against the visiting Warriors from Daegu on Senior Day. YISS was too fast, strong and skilled on their way to a 50-3 victory. Senior Suzy Kim scored a game high 12 points and pulled down 6 rebounds, Senior Hana Ikeda scored 7 points and had 7 assists. Senior Kyla Swanson added 4 points and 7 steals. The underclassmen scored 23 points, but the story was Senior Amber Deetlefs who set season highs in every statistical category with 4 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. With the victory the Lady Guardians finished 3rd in the conference and will face Humphreys in the first round of the KAIAC tournament next weekend.

 

The varsity boys played very well last weekend setting the tone early in both games with great defensive play.  On Friday night the boys lost a close game against Humphrey’s, putting in an incredible defensive effort through the first three quarters.  Seniors Daniel Yi and Josh Kim led the way for the Guardians in scoring with 10 and 9 points respectively. On Saturday the boys put together a complete game at home beating Daegu 60 to 43 on Senior day. The seniors stepped up in this game as well with Daniel Yi leading all scores with 20 and Josh Kim running an efficient offense from the point guard position.  Corban Remsburg and Joshua Kim each added 14 points in the winning effort.

 

This weekend both KAIAC tournaments will take place at TCIS.  Let’s go Guardians! This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Jan 25, 2016

Holllaaaa.  This is Coach Hale coming at you… with the sports report.

The basketball teams were in action again last week with another busy week.

 

The JV girls faced SAHS at home, and lost a tough one Wednesday.  But Friday the girls team (a mix of varsity and mostly JV players) defeated ICS-P handily.  The girls played KIS very close on Saturday.  While they were up 6-4 after 3 quarters, they couldn’t hang on to the lead, eventually falling 13-7.

 

The JV boys also fell to SAHS on Wednesday.  In Friday’s games vs ICS-P, Sam Ko led scorers with 19 and Julian Rhim added 7, while JV player Josh Swanson added 8 of his own to contribute to the victory.  Saturday at KIS, the Guardians fought hard with an aggressive defense that included Ahoura Radpey blocking 4 shots, although that wasn’t quite enough to beat the Phoenix.  The boys fell 18-15 in that close battle.

 

The varsity girls came up huge again vs SAHS Wednesday, defeating the Falcons by 15 points.  That’s twice this season the Lady Guardians have beaten SAHS this season, and it’s also the only two times in school history.  They followed that win up Saturday with a big win against KIS here at home.

 

The varsity boys fought hard in a loss to SAHS on Wednesday with Joshua Kim and Corban Remsburg leading the way with 14 points each.  Saturday verses KIS got off to a slow start, but the guys fought their way back in the second half, with tough defense, making it a three point game in the fourth quarter.  Unfortunately though, they were not able to overcome the early deficit and let the game slip away late in the fourth quarter.

 

Congratulations to the cheer team, who celebrated their senior day Saturday in their last home game as Guardians.  Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into your careers here to heighten our school spirit.

 

This coming Saturday is the last home game of the season, and is senior day for our basketball players.  They will take on the Warriors of DHS starting at 10 am with varsity girls.  The Cheer team will be headed to their competition at Chadwick.  Also, the JV girls basketball team has their tournament at SAHS Saturday.  Hope to see you all come out this weekend and support your teams.

 

This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, January 18, 2016

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale smacking you across the face… with the sports report.

The basketball teams were in action again last week with another busy week.

 

The JV girls’ basketball team fought hard in their first game back from Christmas break.  However they came up short, losing to SFS 6-22. GaYoon Choi and Amelia Tang led the scoring for the Guardians, and Julia Badgley led the strong defensive effort. The JV girls lost to Osan 12-32 on January 15th. Talei Kau and Asia Yi both put up 4 points for the guardians in that game. The ladies bounced back on January 16th to defeat TCIS 9-2. They displayed a strong defense, holding TCIS to only to 2 points for the game. Julia Badgley had 4 points to lead the offense in the win.

 

This week was a long week for our JV Boys who had 3 games coming off break.  On Wednesday, they played SFS where Josh Swanson scored 10 points to lead the Guardians.  On Friday, the team came back from a 7 point halftime deficit to fall just 3 points short of OSAN.  Josh Swanson again had 13 points to lead the Guardians.  For the week, Freshman Ahoura, Radpey averaged 2 blocked shots per game providing a strong defensive presence down low!

 

It was a tough week for the Lady Guardians. On Wednesday against SFS they came out strong, down only 20-23 at the half, but the Crusaders were just too strong in the end as the Guardians struggled, eventually falling 29-55. Hana Ikeda led the way with 11 points and 4 assists. Kyla Swanson added 5 rebounds and 5 steals. On Friday the Lady Guardians traveled to Osan and again struggled to find the bottom of the net, falling 35-44. Hana Ikeda Led the way with 14 points and 6 steals. Kyla Swanson had 6 points, 5 steals, and 5 rebounds and Andre Lee added 7 points in the effort.

 

Saturday, TCIS came to town and the girls again struggled to shoot, trailing 16-30 going into the 4th quarter, but the Lady Guardians clawed their way back cutting the lead from 14 to 11 to 8 to 5 but just running out of time, eventually falling 30-35. Hana Ikeda led the way with 11 points and 7 steals. Andre Lee added 7 points, and Suzy Kim added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in the effort. The Guardians hope to get back on track this Wednesday against SAHS.

 

The varsity boys’ lost three tough games last week to SFS, Osan, and TCIS.  Corban Remsburg led all scorers against SFS with 19.  The entire team played with tremendous effort Friday and Saturday, losing very close games, despite having to play with a short bench due to injury and illness.  Come out and support your Guardians as these guys play with a ton of effort and heart every game.

 

This week, the girls will play at home vs SAHS Wednesday, while the guys travel to SAHS.  Then, Friday the teams will take on sister-school ICS-P, and Saturday the varsity squads will face KIS at home, starting at 3, while the JVs travel to KIS.

 

This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Dec. 7, 2015

Hollllaaa.  This is Coach Hale coming at you with the sports report.

The basketball teams were in action again last week with 3 conference games.

 

The girl’s JV team fought hard against Osan on Saturday, coming back from 6 points down at the half to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately the girls lost a hard battle 18-17, but they showed amazing effort and tenacity throughout the game. Talei Kau had 10 points and Asia Yi had 3 blocks during the comeback.

 

The JV guys had a couple of tough losses.  First at SFS.  Then, Saturday, despite pulling down 30 rebounds as a team with Kenneth Choi leading the way with 7 rebounds and Tayne Kim and Andy Kung pulling in 6 each, they lost a heartbreaker in the final minutes to Osan.  Julian Rhim led the way with 11 points, going 5 of 8 from the free throw line.

 

The varsity Lady Guardians team wrapped up a successful weekend with wins over both Humphreys and Osan. On Friday night, the Lady Guardians came out hot and started the game with an 11-0 run. Soo Lee led all scorers with 15 points and 8 steals. Hana Ikeda added 14 points, and Andre Lee scored 7 points including a 3 pointer from NBA range in a 50-20 victory.

 

Even on a cold Saturday the Lady Guardians stayed hot against the visiting Cougars as they jumped out to a quick 13-4 lead. But in the 4th quarter the Cougars clawed their way back cutting the lead to 3 points. After a timeout the Guardians regrouped and took over the game cruising to a 53-41 win. Soo Lee poured in 17 points. Suzy Kim added 16 points and 17 rebounds. Kyla Swanson had 7 points and Hana Ikeda added a season high 9 assists.

 

The varsity guys lost to both SFS and HHS, and were looking for redemption Saturday vs Osan.  Although they kept it close for the whole game, they ended up losing by just 3 points.  David Kim led the way with 14 points on the game.

 

This has been Coach Hale…and…I’m…OUT.

Sports Report, Nov. 24, 2015

Hey Hey.  This is Coach Hale coming at you with the sports report.

Basketball season has begun!!  All the teams were in action last Wednesday at GSIS.

 

The JV girl’s basketball team had a thrilling victory in their first game of the season, defeating GSIS in overtime, 19-18. They bounced back to overcome a 7 point deficit, and took the lead for the first time with less than a minute left in the game. They were led by Rebecca Kim’s 10 points, while Katie Yoon added 4 points in the comeback win. Great job ladies!

The JV Guys lost a close one 22-19.

 

The varsity girls stomped the Knights, 36-18.  Soo led the team with 16 points on the night.  The girls are off to a good 3-1 start on the season, also defeating KIS and SIS last weekend.

 

Boy’s varsity defeated GSIS 64 to 33.  It was a well played second half and overall a great team effort with improving team defensive play, holding GSIS to only 4 points in the 4th quarter.  8 out of 10 players scored in the game and Corban Remsburg led all scorers with 18 points and Josh Kim added 10.

 

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Sports Report, Nov. 3, 2015

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In tennis news, the doubles teams consisting of Andre Lee and Sunny Lee, as well as Rachel Kim and Sarah Kim, both made it to the finals against SFS, losing in tough matches. The entire team took home second place, and they were also awarded the Sportsmanship Award, as voted on by the coaches of all of the teams. Mrs. Vachon would like to give the team a special shout out since they were able to accomplish so much without her there to coach them.

 

At Far East, Our team competed with honor and determination, and were worthy of being called Guardians today! All of the players made it through the first round, in boys and girls singles, as well as mixed doubles. Allison and Chloe had very tough 2nd round matches and bowed out in tough fought battles. Thomas had a very tough battle against CAJ1, and experienced cramping during the latter part of the match. He managed to recover enough to win another game, but was defeated in the end.  Wonseuk battled through to the quarter finals by beating Kadena1 8-5 in a tough fought match.  In mixed doubles action, Tehun and Jenny are through to the quarter finals which will be played on Wednesday. Mathew Cho and Andre Lee lost in the 2nd round, but won their consolation match.

 

The JV girls’ volleyball team had a great final tournament, beating Chadwick and SIS on their way to 3rd place.  At ACSC, the girls got 4th place.  Kasey Kim was the best defender of the tournament, and Hana Ikeda received all-tournament honors.  At KAIAC, the varsity girls volleyball team beat Osan in the semifinals but came up short in the championship game to finish 2nd. Underclassmen Jordan Jackson and Gia Hamalis improved their game to help the Guardians and all tournament honors went to Hana Ikeda, Rosse Han, & Michelle Kim with Kasey Kim earning best passer of the tournament.

 

The boys’ team had a great ACSC tournament as hosts.  They came out of pool play in 3rd place, which would put them in the quarter-final match against Grace, who they played extremely close in pool play.  The boys stepped up their game to beat Grace in 4 sets.  The guys went on to play Faith, who had not lost a single set in the whole tournament.  Faith continued their streak, which pitted the boys against Grace again in the semi-finals.  This time Grace stepped up and reversed their luck.  While the guys took the first set, the Tigers of Grace stormed back to win 3 in a row.  Congratulations to the guys on their great tournament.  The team received the sportsmanship award.  Josh Kim was the best defender of the tournament and Josh and Misheel received all-tournament honors.  At KAIAC the boys faced SFS in the semi-finals and lost, but not without grabbing a set from the eventual champions.  The guys beat Osan then to take 3rd.

 

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Sports Report, Oct. 19, 2015

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It’s been a busy week for our teams.  The cross country varsity squad has been in Guam competing at the Asia Pacific Invitational Meet.  They return today from that trip.  Welcome back Guardians!  They will be racing in the KAIAC Championships this weekend at KIS.

 

The tennis teams took on TCIS, SFS and SAHS this week. The boys battled TCIS last Wednesday on our home courts at the Hannam Tennis Club. The team fought hard, with Thomas Kim and Wonseuk Her clinching victories in 1st and 2nd singles. However, TCIS stormed back by winning strongly fought matches against our 1st doubles (Mathew Cho and Joshua Kim) and 3rd singles player (TeHun Kim). With matches tied at two all and light fading, it was up to freshman players Stephen Sung and Mathew Lim to secure a Guardian victory. The match swung back and forth as teammates and fans cheered their players on. By employing serve and volley and attacking techniques, the freshman players did not buckle under pressure, and secured an 8-4 victory over their opponents, as well as a 3-2 overall victory against TCIS.  Kudos to both of our young Guardians, and the whole team. Coach Smith is very proud of your effort!  Thomas also came through and beat the SFS #1 seed on Friday, although the guys lost the match.  And the team defeated the Falcons on Saturday.

 

The girls also defeated TCIS Wednesday, 5-0.  While they lost to a very good SFS team Friday, they stormed back to beat the Falcons of SAHS 4-1 on Saturday.  This week the tennis teams take on KIS on Wednesday.

 

The JV girls volleyball team beat TCIS Wednesday in a close 3-setter.  They will travel to SAHS on Saturday for their KAIAC tournament.  Good luck girls!

 

The varsity girl’s volleyball team beat TCIS on Wednesday 3-0. Rosse Han had her career best game with 10 digs, 11 aces, and 15 kills in only three sets. Saturday the Guardians struggled versus Daegu. Freshmen Gia Hamalis contributed 9 kills to help the team edge out the victory. The varsity girls finished the regular season in first place with a conference record of 11-1 and look forward to the ACSC tournament in Taiwan this week.

The varsity guys lost in straight games to TCIS Wednesday, but came out tough on Saturday, beating the Warriors of Daegu 3-0.  YISS will host the ACSC boys’ volleyball tournament starting this Wednesday.  The boys play the first game of the tournament at 9:00.  Come out and cheer them on!  It’s during AP.

 

 

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Sports Report, Sept. 21, 2015

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The volleyball and cross country teams were in action last week.  The JV volleyball team beat Osan in 3, but lost to SAHS in 3 on Friday.

It was a base school battle last week as the varsity girls volleyball team worked together as a team in their victories. The freshmen have been stepping up as Gia led with four aces versus Osan, Jungeun with three blocks against SAHS, and Ann Kim & Brigitte Lee were second in kills behind Jungeun versus Daegu. Sophomore hitter Jordan Jackson had a team record of 16 aces versus SAHS! The team now turns their attention to a tough game versus SFS on Wednesday here at YISS.

 

The boys fell to Osan Wednesday.  Friday, the guys went up 2 sets, but the Falcons took sets 3 and four to even the match.  But the Guardian boys tightened their laces in the final set and pulled off the 5-set victory.  They followed that win up with another win against Daegu.

 

PR’s for almost the whole XC team on the SAHS course.  Raymond Biyeon and Sydney Diffin lead the Varsity teams, with Diffin finishing 9th with over a minute PR.

Special shout out to Josh Swanson for running the second fastest time for the boys varsity team with a 48 second PR and Ashley Lee for posting the second fastest time for the Girls Varsity in her first race of the season.

 

In the JV race, the shout-out goes to Zach Biersteker for dropping over two minutes off of his 5k time from last weekend.

 

The team continues to improve and looks forward to a strong performance and lots of PR’s at our TCIS race this Wednesday!

 

The volleyball teams will face SFS Wednesday here, starting with varsity boys.  The tennis teams travel to KIS Wednesday and cross country will travel to TCIS that day as well.  Come out and support your Guardians.

 

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Sports Report, Sept. 14, 2015

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All the sports teams were in action last week.  YISS hosted the first cross country meet of the season Saturday.  Shout out to Raymond Byeon and Sydney Diffin for cracking the Top 15 in Saturday’s home meet.  Also, the entire team posted personal best times for our home course.  A special thanks to Mr. Swanson for scoring the meet.  The XC team will run at SAHS Saturday.

 

The tennis teams had 3 matches last week.  Wednesday, they traveled to SFS.  Both teams lost to a strong Crusader squad.  Friday, the teams took on SIS.  Congratulations to Sunny Lee and Rachel Kim for their 8-0 victory against SIS, giving their opposition its first loss in two years!  Saturday, both tennis teams went to TCIS and beat the Dragons on their home court.  Boys, 3-2 and girls, 5-0.

 

The volleyball teams took on SFS Wednesday.  The JV girls lost to SFS and beat TCIS.  The boys lost a close one at SFS, but they won a huge match vs TCIS Saturday.  After losing the first set, the lady Guardians came roaring back and won the rest of the sets to beat the Crusaders who they also defeated in last year’s KAIAC championship game. Sam Lee’s serving was a difference maker and freshman starter Jungeun Sohn had a huge block in the third set along with Rosse Han as she finished the game with a great block to end the game.  The Lady Guardians also defeated TCIS on Saturday 3-0 with Kasey Kim leading the team in digs and Hana with assists. Christina Lee has stepped up in a big way this this year with her line hits and leads the team with 33 aces.

 

The teams play Osan Wednesday, SAHS at home Friday, and DHS at home Saturday.  Come on out and support your Guardians.

 

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Sports Report, Sept. 7, 2015

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at you with the first 2015-16 edition of your favorite thing about YISS, the sports report.

The volleyball teams have all been in action the last two weeks.  The JV girls have exploded out to a 3-0 start, beating GSIS, SIS and KIS in their first 3 matches.

The varsity girls are off to a whopping 8-0 start, recording wins against TCIS, SIS and KIS.  The girls started the year with four returning varsity players and five freshmen but they united quickly while working hard together as a team to start the year undefeated.  Hana Ikeda leads the team in assists, Michelle Kim in kills, and Kasey Kim with the most digs.

The varsity boys have started well also with a 6-2 record so far.

The tennis teams are both 2-0 to start, beating both Chadwick and GSIS in their friendly openers.

Cross country will run its first race of the season this coming Saturday.  YISS is hosting this meet at our Namsan course, near the National Theatre.  Come out and support the teams.

Volleyball will be in action this week again, at SFS on Wednesday and hosting TCIS on Saturday, starting at 10.  Tennis has 3 matches this week.  They will travel to SFS also on Wednesday, host SIS on Friday, and travel to TCIS on Saturday.

Let’s Go Guardians!

 

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Sports Report, April 27, 2015

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with the KAIAC Tournament edition of the sports report.

To start things off, Duncan Kelley represented YISS once again at a Track meet at Humphreys on April 18th.  He did us proud again as well.  In the 200, he placed 5th with a time of 25.00.  In the 400 M, he placed 3rd with a time of 58.07.  Congrats to Duncan on his successful season!

 

The girls soccer tournament was hosted by TCIS.  In the quarterfinals, the Lady Guardians defeated SAHS 3-1.  June Sohn scored 2 goals and Soo Lee scored 1 in that match.  The girls went on to lose in the semi-finals to eventual champs SFS, 0-4.  But the girls came back in the 3rd place match to beat HHS 4-2.  June Sohn scored another 2 goals in that match and Soo Lee added another to her total.  Juhee Kim finished her career and the Guardians season by scoring the final goal of the match.  All-conference for the girls went to Juhee Kim and all-tournament went to Juhee Kim, Hana Ikeda, Soo Lee and Kyla Swanson.  Shout out to Suzy Kim for playing goalkeeper and making some crucial saves, specifically a penalty kick save vs SAHS to keep the lead.  Congrats girls on a great season.

 

The boys soccer tournament was held right here at YISS.  The boys started out with a strong performance, beating HHS 6-0.  Terry Lee led the way with a hat trick.  Junior Oh contributed 2 goals and Doyoung Choi added one.  The semi-final pitted YISS against cross-town rivals SFS.  The boys went up in the first half on a goal from John Gong.  The guys kept the lead well into the 2ndhalf, when a penalty kick was awarded and scored, tying the game 1-1.  That was the score at the end of regulation.  In extra time, SFS would add another goal to their total, winning the match 2-1.  In the 3rd place match, the guys went up 3-0, with goals from John Gong, Junior Oh and Shutaro Hasumi.  In the 2nd half, though, TCIS came storming back, scoring 3 goals in succession to tie it up 3-3.  No goals were scored in extra time, so it went to PKs.  In the shootout, Jordan Hudson came up with an amazing kick save to seal the victory for the Guardians, winning 4-2 and taking 3rdplace.

 

At the Swim Championships at Chadwick, what a weekend for YISS Swimming!

It was one of the closest KAIAC swim competitions ever. It came down to the very last relay, and the YISS Guardians finished with a very respectable 4th place out of 11 teams, only 1.5pts behind 3rd! with a final score of 777 – 775.5!  It does not get any closer than that.

 

All conference honours

Nick Dascher , Edward Cho, Danny Kim

Abby Bacon, Pim Ruby, Rachel Kim

 

All Tournament honors: 

This extremely prestigious honor is earned by placing top 3 in an individual event at the Championships.

Congratulations

Nick Dascher

Abby Bacon

 

Congratulations to all the swimmers this weekend! Every swimmer achieved personal records at the competition.

 

School Records broken

Nick Dascher broke the 200 Free, 50 Breast and 100 Breast records!

Danny Kim broke the 100 fly record, taking it from his older brother.

Boys 200 Freestyle relay of Edward Park, Edward Cho, Danny Kim, and Nick Dascher

 

Abby Bacon broke the 100 free record.

Pim Ruby broke the 50 free, 50 Back and 100 back records.

Girls 200 free relay of, Pim, Abby, Anne, Jocelyn.

 

 

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Sports Report, April 20, 2015

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We hosted the KAIAC B Format Swim Meet on Saturday.  YISS Guardians swam strong at the last conference meet of the season!

 

For the season:

Both the boys and the girls teams individually finished 4th and where OOoo soo close to 3rd! However, combined the boys and girls team took 3rd place for the season!

 

Abby Bacon Broke the varsity Record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:52.15 and the 100m freestyle with a time of 1:06.26.  Pim Ruby broke the School and Varsity record in the 50M Backstroke with a time of 34.92.  Nick Dascher had the highest individual placement in YISS history at a conference meet coming in 2nd in the 100m breaststroke.

 

This weekend we travel to Chadwick for the KAIAC Championships on Friday and Saturday.

 

In soccer, after out-shooting SAHS 25 to 5 and playing their best game of the season the Lady Guardians suffered a heart-breaking loss on Wednesday with a score of 1-0. However, the girls bounced back on Saturday with a 13-0 win in a 9 v 9 friendly vs. CCS. Michelle Kim had 1 goal, Kyla Swanson had 1 goal and 2 assists, Hana Ikeda had 2 goals and 1 assist, Soo Lee had 3 goals and 1 assists, and June Sohn had 5 goals.

 

The boys also played a tight match against SAHS, with ball possession going back and forth through the match.  The guys went down 0-1, but came back to tie the game 1-1.  But SAHS put in another goal to go up 1-2, and that’s how the match would end.  The boys also came out strong on Saturday, beating CCS 9-2.

 

This weekend the girls’ soccer team will be in Daejon and the boys will be here for the KAIAC soccer tournaments.

 

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Sports Report, April 13, 2015

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The soccer teams took on SFS at home last Wednesday and TCIS Friday.

 

Wednesday, the girls had a tough first half, conceding multiple goals early on.  They fought hard to earn a goal in the 2nd half, but it was too late by that time.  Friday was another tough one in which the girls fell 1-4 to the Dragons of TCIS.

 

Against SFS, the boys went down 0-1 in the opening minutes and had to fight back the rest of the game.  The 2nd half was a very close match.  Junior Oh had a great game and provided the sole goal for the Guardians with a strike from beyond the box.  The final was 2-1.  Friday the boys fell 0-4 to TCIS.

 

On April 2nd, Duncan Kelley represented YISS at a track meet at Humphreys High School.  He participated in the 200 m, 400 m and long jump events.  The meet included SAHS, SFS, DAHS, OAHS and HHS.  Duncan was the only YISS athlete, and he performed very well.  In the 200, he came in 7th place, with a time of 25.50.  In the 400, he came in 4th overall, with a time of 57.00.  And the long jump was rained out before Duncan had a chance to compete.  Congrats to Duncan on all the hard work!

 

This week we take on SAHS at home on Wednesday and CCS in a friendly on Saturday, starting at 2.  Hope to see you all there!

 

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Sports Report, April 6, 2015

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The soccer teams and swim teams were in action this past week.

 

Last Wednesday was the first ever Distance Swim competition.  The competition featured grueling events such as the 400m freestyle, 400m IM, and 200m butterfly!

 

Congratulation to all YISS athletes for simply completing these events.

Special congratulations to these new school record holders:

400 freestyle: Abby Bacon

400 IM: Justine Won and Nick Dascher

200 Butterfly: Danny Kim

200 Breaststroke: Jocelyn Ra

200 Backstroke: Abby Bacon and Edward Park

 

This Wednesday there is a relay competition @ SFS.

 

The girls’ soccer team lost tough matches against both Osan and Humphreys.

 

The boys team went to Osan and defeated the Cougars on Wednesday 3-0.  Then, the boys played an outstanding match against Humphreys on Friday.  The Guardians took a quick 1-0 lead when Bruno Sampaio scored 9 seconds into the game. Terry Lee and Junior Oh both added 2 goals and an assist each. Final score was 5-2.

 

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Sports Report, March 16, 2015

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with a pre-spring break edition of the sports report.

The soccer teams were in action last week against the SFS Crusaders on Wednesday and the Daegu Warriors on Saturday.

The girls lost their match at SFS 1-4, but bounced back to win 9-0 on Saturday.  In that game, June Sohn led the pack with a hat trick, supported by Hana Ikeda (2 goals) and Kyla Swanson, Jane Kim, Soo Lee, and Suyeon Kim (each with one goal).

The guys also lost a tough one at SFS.  But they followed up as well with a 10-1 win against Daegu on Saturday.  Daniel Akawor stole the show with a hat trick of his own.  Congrats to the guys.

The Swim Team out-performed expectations this past Saturday at their conference meet at SFS.  Combined Boys and Girls, YISS took 3rd place overall out of 11 teams.  This was quite a performance from a young team!

 

Both the boys and the girls relays were just 1 second away from school records.  Look for YISS to rewrite the record books this year!

 

This week the soccer teams travel to SAHS on Wednesday and take on Osan at home on Thursday.  The weather has been beautiful.  Hope to see you all out to support your Guardians.

 

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Sports Report, March 16, 2015

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with a pre-spring break edition of the sports report.

The soccer teams were in action last week against the SFS Crusaders on Wednesday and the Daegu Warriors on Saturday.

The girls lost their match at SFS 1-4, but bounced back to win 9-0 on Saturday.  In that game, June Sohn led the pack with a hat trick, supported by Hana Ikeda (2 goals) and Kyla Swanson, Jane Kim, Soo Lee, and Suyeon Kim (each with one goal).

The guys also lost a tough one at SFS.  But they followed up as well with a 10-1 win against Daegu on Saturday.  Daniel Akawor stole the show with a hat trick of his own.  Congrats to the guys.

The Swim Team out-performed expectations this past Saturday at their conference meet at SFS.  Combined Boys and Girls, YISS took 3rd place overall out of 11 teams.  This was quite a performance from a young team!

 

Both the boys and the girls relays were just 1 second away from school records.  Look for YISS to rewrite the record books this year!

 

This week the soccer teams travel to SAHS on Wednesday and take on Osan at home on Thursday.  The weather has been beautiful.  Hope to see you all out to support your Guardians.

 

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Sports Report, March 4, 2015

Yoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with the ACSC tournament edition of the sports report.

The girls basketball team traveled to Hong Kong for this year’s ACSC tournament at ICS Hong Kong. Disappointed with their finish at KAIAC the girls came into ACSC with high to improve on last years finish. The lady Guardians got off to a good start with a 41-35 victory over Faith Academy, but then fell to St Paul 35-47 and Morrison Christian Academy 23-54. Going into the elimination tournament as the #3 seed out of their pool the Lady Guardians were still confident but eventually lost to Grace International 43-54. This put YISS in the losers bracket where they would meet Christian Academy of Japan and come out with a victory 41-34. This set up a rematch against St. Paul in what would be the girls 3rd game of the day. This time the result was different as YISS pulled out a 47-39 victory and would have another chance at Grace and still a chance to make it to the final. But the ball just wouldn’t drop for the Guardians and after a tough game they fell 28-43. The Lady Guardians finished 4th overall. Suzy Kim averaged 10 rebounds a game #2 at the tournament and Hana Ikeda averaged 14.6 points per game, good enough for #3 scorer and was honoured as an All-Tournament Selection.

 

The YISS basketball team showed admirable endurance and pride at the 2015 Asia Christian Schools Conference basketball tournament in Taiwan.  With by far the youngest team and the fewest number of players, the eight Guardians fought hard every minute they were on the court and earned a victory against Grace.  Although there was only one check in the win column, the amount of growth and maturity shown by the YISS athletes inspired players, coaches, and spectators throughout the tournament.

 

Xavier Sawyer led the team in statistics, but also led the entire tournament with points per game, averaging just over 22, earning him not only a place on the All-Tournament team, but also the coveted Top Gun Award, given to the highest scoring player.  Daniel Yi had a breakout game of his own with 22 points in a nail biter against ICS – Hong Kong.  His energy and commitment to the team helped carry the Guardians through a couple low points.  Fellow junior, Josh Kim also showed remarkable leadership on and off the court, constantly encouraging younger players and serving everyone he encountered.

 

The real growth that took place in Taiwan happened with the five underclassmen.  Joshua Kim was second overall in points, having several games in double digits.  David Kim was second in rebounds and came alive offensively in the second half of the tournament.  Martin Yoo gave valuable minutes running the court, playing intense defense and grabbing many boards.  Duncan Kelly and Chinguun Nyambat represented the freshman class very well, adding humor off the court and hustle in every game, each of them making their presence known in the book.

After a long week of basketball, the Guardians proved that no outcome is certain and that progress is measured in growth rather than wins.  They represented YISS with class and we look forward to an exciting season next year.

 

The soccer teams were also in action last week.  The guys took on GSIS with a few guys out for injuries and lost 1-0.  They then beat ICS-P 12-0 and KIS 3-2.  The girls beat ICS-P 3-2 and fell to KIS 0-4.

 

The high school swim team dove off to a fast start last Wednesday in a friendly against SAHS, SFS, Chadwick, ICSU, and TCIS.

 

17 out of our 25 swimmers competed in their first high school swim competition! Our team is Young but FAST!

Our Girls finished 3rd behind SFS and SAHS.

Our Boys Team finished 2nd behind SFS.

 

Individually:

Pim Ruby  50 Free 30.20 – New Varsity Record!

Abby Bacon 100 Free 1:06.67 –  New Varsity Record!

Edward Cho 50 Free 27.02 – 2nd fastest in school history.

 

It will be an exciting season for YISS this year!

 

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Sports Report, Feb. 9, 2015

Holllllaaaaa.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with the KAIAC tournament edition of the sports report.

All the teams represented YISS well on the hardwood last weekend, both varsity and JV.

With only 7 players, the JV girl’s basketball team traveled to Camp Humphreys to compete in the KAIAC tournament on Saturday. After losing a tough first game to the eventual champion SAHS, the lady Guardians bounced back to win the next two games, first defeating APIS 15-7. Kate Darling had 8 points in the game, and Amber Deetlefs added a 3-pointer at the 1st half buzzer to keep their momentum and lead throughout the game. They then continued their success by taking on and defeating TCIS 19-10 in their third game of the day. Kate Darling scored a team high 7 points, and Sonia Dunn added 6 points to go along with her outstanding defense. The girls lost a tough consolation final game to KIS, with Hannah Lee leading YISS scoring. Special shout-out to Julia Badgley and Sonia Dunn, who both played 4 full games without a sub. Congratulations on a great tournament and season!

The JV boys basketball team lost their last two games on Friday to finish out their season of learning.  Coach Parsons and Coach Baniszewski have both really enjoyed coaching this teem and want them all to know that they are “the bomb.”

The Lady Guardians had high hopes for this year’s tournament after competing with every team down to the wire, and their first game against #5 seed Osan was no different. But shooting struggles plagued the Guardians from the start and eventually they fell to the Cougars 24-28. At first on Saturday it seemed as if the shooting woes would continue but the girls still held an 18-15 advantage over Humphreys at the half. But the lid on the hoop finally came off and the Guardians torched the nets with 31 points in the second half on their way to a 49-31 victory. Suzy Kim led the way with a 14 point 12 rebound performance followed by Hana Ikeda with 11 and the freshmen Andre Lee and Soo Lee each with 9. The Lady Guardians finished 5th in the Tournament. Hana Ikeda was recognized as an All-Tournament and All-Conference selection.

The guys started out the tournament with a win against Humphreys on Friday.  They had to fight off a 4th quarter comeback, hitting 3 3s at the end of the game to capture the win 64-62.  Xavier had 29 points and 12 rebounds in that game.  Joshua contributed 17 points and Daniel 12.  On Saturday, the guys played SFS for 3rd place.  They kept it close for three quarters, but they couldn’t handle the pressure in the 4th, scoring only 4 points in that quarter.  Xavier had 17 points and 8 boards in the game.  Joshua and his white shorts also contributed a couple of big shots, but it just wasn’t enough to pull out the win.

The varsity teams will compete next in ACSC Feb. 24-28.  Go Guardians!
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Sports Report, Feb. 2, 2015

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The basketball teams were all in action Wednesday against SAHS.  All four teams lost those contests.

But the big news for the week was the cheer squad. The Varsity Cheer team ended their season with an amazing finish at the KAIAC competition. The team placed 2nd in the overall competition and earned the Crowd Favorite award. Captains, Angie Kim and Jessica Byun also earned All-KAIAC honors. This makes the 4th year in a row that the varsity cheer team has placed in the top 3 at the competition. Congratulations to the cheer team and Coach Birmingham!

The KAIAC basketball tournaments will take place this weekend.  The girls will be at SFS and the boys will be at SAHS.  Both teams play first at 9 am on Friday.  Let’s give them our support!  Go Guardians!
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Sports Report, Jan 21, 2015

Hey, hey, hey.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with another sports report.

All the teams had a busy week back from Christmas vacation.  The JV girls fought hard against TCIS and DAHS this weekend. TCIS was a very close game yet YISS lost by 2. Jordan Jackson had a game high 6 points with assists from Kate Darling and Hannah Lee. The girls did beat DAHS 21-3, Kate Darling and Sonia Dunn each leading scoring with 6 points. With the loss of post player Sydney Kuykendoll, it was Amber Deetlefs’ first time playing the post position.  She did a good job with rebounds and being aggressive under the basket. Every single one of the team members fought hard. Good job lady Guardians!

The jv guys played TCIS on Friday as well.  While they kept it close the whole game, the Dragons pulled ahead in the 4th quarter and won, 33-24.  Saturday the boys won by way of forfeit from Daegu.

After exams and the long break the varsity girls got off to a slow start against Humphreys.  But after halftime things really started to come alive. The girls played great team defense and shots started to fall. Hana Ikeda hit a short jumper in the middle of the 4th quarter to give YISS their first lead of the game at 32-30. They would increase their lead to as many as nine on their way to winning 41-35. Suzy Kim led the way for the Guardians with 15 points and 10 boards while Juhee Kim added 8 points.

The girls dropped the last game they played against TCIS and were hoping for a change at this meeting. A rough 3rd quarter where the Lady Guardians did not score put them in a 13 point hole to start the 4th quarter. That’s when things came alive for the Guardians, shots started to fall and the press became more potent. Juhee Kim scored all 7 of her points in the 4th quarter, but it was just not enough as TCIS made enough from the charity stripe to seal the game 36-32. Suzy Kim led the way with 9 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort.

The following day, the lady Guardians got back on track with a 42-29 victory against the Warriors of Daegu.  Hana Ikeda led the way with her 17 points and 7 steals.  Soo Lee added 8 points to the winning effort.

The guys varsity team had a tremendous week, rattling off 3 conference wins against HHS, TCIS and DHS.  This puts them at 5-4 in conference play and set up to make a run at the end of the season.
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Sports Report, Dec. 8, 2014

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The JV girls’ basketball team has had a great start to the season, defeating ICS-P, ICS-U, KIS, and DHS on the way to their 4-2 start.  The girls beat DHS on Friday 34-0, with Sydney Kuykendal scoring a game high 16 points.  On Saturday they lost against SAHS 12-35, but they gave their best effort of the season all the way up until the end of the game.  This week they will face off against SFS and TCIS.

 

The JV boys have had a slow start, with a lot of new players learning the game.  They have looked better each game and have picked up key wins against APIS and Chadwick.

 

The varsity girls are off to a great start with wins against Osan and Daegu.    Versus Osan, Suzy Kim had a double-double, scoring 11 and pulling down 12 boards.  Soo Lee added 10 points and Jessie Richards contributed 9 points and 8 rebounds.  Against Daegu Kyla Swanson had 11 points and 8 board.  Hana pitched in with 11 points as well, and Suzy added 10.  Although they lost to SAHS on Saturday, they fought hard to stay in it, losing by just 10 points.  Hana Ikeda put in 8 points in the game.

 

The varsity guys have started slow, returning only two players from last year.  They have come up with wins against ICS-P, ICS-U, and DHS.  Last Wednesday, the guys traveled to Osan to compete against their first Divisional opponent of the season.  Despite an early deficit in the first half, the YISS boys battled back and tied the game within the final seconds to send the Guardian’s first conference game into overtime.  The entire team had a strong showing, with explosive defense and extreme effort throughout to will the team into extra time.  Raph Akawor was the defensive player of the game, leading the team with 5 steals off the bench and contributing 6 rebounds and an assist, setting the team up for a fourth quarter comeback.  Daniel Yi and Josh Kim both performed admirably under pressure in the final minutes, coming up with a jump ball and huge steal respectively.  Daniel hit a clutch shot behind the arch to bring the Guardians within three and Joshua Taeho Kim matched, tying the game with a three pointer of his own.  Everyone who touched the hardwood did their job and contributed in major ways, but the stand-out player was Xavier Sawyer.  Sawyer posted astounding stats claiming a school record 52 points and boasting a 64% field goal percentage.  He also did work in non-scoring categories, adding 14 rebounds, 4 steals, and four assists to his season totals.  Although any hard-fought match that ends in a loss is disappointing, the amount of resilience and heart shown by the YISS boys basketball team was inspiring.  The Osan v. YISS game made it evident that the potential is high for a great season of Guardian basketball.  They defeated Daegu on Friday and lost to SAHS on, which takes the guys to 1-2 on the season in conference play.
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Sports Report, Nov. 11, 2014

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The girls’ tennis team came in 3rd place in the KAIAC Blue Division in both conference play and the end-of-season KAIAC tournament. At the KAIAC tournament, Eunice Kweon and Jenny Yoo were named to the All-Conference team.

 

The season ended with Eunice Kweon, Yejoo Kang, Jenny Yoo, and Sarah Kim competing in the DODDS Pacific Far East Tennis Tournament in Okinawa, Japan. Eunice made it to the consolation finals in singles, and she and her partner Jenny made it to the consolation finals for doubles. Jenny also made it to the quarterfinals for mixed doubles with her partner Andrew Yoo, and Sarah and her partner Michael Lee made it to the consolation finals for mixed doubles. The girls competed hard and took home the Division 2 title for girls, and combined with the boys’ performance, YISS took home the Division 2 overall title as well.

 

While the boys had a disappointing KAIAC tournament, they ended well at Far East, with Thomas, Wonseuk, Michael, and Andrew taking 2nd place for small schools and combining with the girls to win the overall small schools title.

 

The boys’ volleyball team also performed well at the KAIAC tournament, defeating both Humphreys and Daegu and finishing 5th overall.  All-Conference went to Josh Kim and all tournament went to Misheel Bayarsaikhan.

 

After earning second place in the Philippines at ACSC, the varsity girls’ volleyball team came into the KAIAC tournament seeded third and swept both Humphrey’s and Seoul American High School to reach the semi finals where they faced Seoul Foreign School. In the 5th and final set, Jessica Byun made a series of crucial kills and aces to help the Guardians come from behind and take the game. Since it was a double-elimination tournament, they then had to play SFS one more time in the finals and again they took down the crusaders in five sets to remain undefeated and win the tournament.

All-Conference honors went to Jessica Jun. All-Tournament was awarded to Hana Ikeda, Nicole Palmer, Hyerin Park…who also earned best passer, and Rosse Han…who lit it up and was voted MVP of the tournament.

It was a historical victory as they became the first girls’ team at YISS to win the KAIAC tournament. Go Guardians.

 

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Sports Report, Oct. 27th, 2014

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The cross country teams had their final meet Saturday at KIS.  They had a great, strong finish to the end of their season.  In the varsity girls’ race, freshman Sydney Diffin finished 5th overall, while juniors Minsoo Bae and Kyla Swanson finished close behind in 14th and 18th place.  For the boys, freshman Jongho Lee ran his best race of the year, coming in 14th place, followed by Andy Kung in 19th.

The boys’ volleyball team traveled to Penang, Malaysia for the 2nd annual ACSC tournament.  They represented YISS very well, playing their best volleyball of the season thus far.  They finished in 4thplace, beating out St. Paul Christian along the way.  Sam Lee earned all-conference for the tournament.

The girls’ volleyball team had a tremendous tournament.  They lost a couple of tight matches in pool play, coming out in 4th place.  However, in bracket play, they ran through their opponents, 5thseed Grace and 1st seed Faith.  In the semis, they faced a tough Morrison team and lost, sending them to the loser bracket.  In that semi-final, they defeated Dalat to move on to meet Morrison once again in the championship match.  They fought hard, but fell to Morrison once again.  Congrats to the girls on their 2nd place finish!  All-tournament honors went to Hana Ikeda, Rosse Han and Jessica Jun.  And Hyerin Park was awarded the best defender of the tournament.

The boys’ soccer team had an amazing tournament as well.  They finished the tournament undefeated all the way through.  They beat Faith in their opener, 3-1 on Wednesday.  Thursday, they defeated Dalat 3-2 in a dramatic 2nd half comeback.  Friday, the guys took it to ICS-HK in the semi, 3-1.  And in the final against Grace, the boys showed their grit, going down 1-0 early, but coming back with goals from Scott, Terry and Antonio to win 3-1.  The man of the match, though, was Jordan Hudson, who had multiple fantastic saves to seal the vistory.  All-tournament honors went to Scott Lim, Terry Lee and Jordan Hudson.  Terry received the golden boot award, with 4 goals.  Jordan also received the golden glove award, the best goalie of the tournament.  And Scott received the tournament MVP award as the best player of the tournament.  He had 3 goals throughout the tournament and contributed multiple assists as well.  Congratulations to the boys and coaches on an amazing run.

This weekend are the KAIAC tennis and volleyball tournaments.  Go Guardians!
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Sports Report, Oct. 20, 2014

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The tennis teams took on SFS Wednesday in the last home match of the season.  The guys lost 5-0.  And while the girls lost the overall match, Jenny Yoo defeated her SFS opponent in dominant fashion, 8-1.  Congrats to senior Cathy Park!

The JV girls’ volleyball team lost an extremely close 3 set match Friday against SFS.  They also had their tournament Saturday at GSIS.  While they lost their first match in a close one to SIS, they ended with a win against TCIS to finish out their season.

The varsity girls’ volleyball team went up against undefeated SFS at Friday’s senior night game. The girls demonstrated their team’s hard work, unity, and talent with Michelle Kim serving a string of aces, 8 kills by Rosse Han & Captain Jessica Jun, and consistent setting and saves by Hana Ikeda. The Guardians swept their rivals 3-0 in their biggest win of the season.

 

On Saturday they beat the Blackhawks of Humphreys as the team rallied for a final team cheer in victory to commemorate their last home game. It was a special night for the 5 seniors: JJ, JB, Suyoung, Nicole, & Hyerin. Two game-high records were broken as JJ had a ridiculous 14 kills and Michelle Kim lit it up with 12 aces. The team now travels to Manila for the ACSC tournament.

 

The boys lost to SFS and lost an extremely close 5 set match to HHS.  Congrats to senior Sam Lee for the boys.

 

This week we host the ACSC boys’ soccer tournament here at YISS.  Check out acsconference.com for details on game times.  The boys’ first game will be Wednesday at 5:30.
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Sports Report October 13, 2014

Yoyoyoyoyo.  Holllllaaa.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with another sports report.

Volleyball, tennis, and cross country were in action last week in a couple of very important conference matchups.

The cross country team had a good showing on Wednesday at Chadwick.  They followed up with a great showing on a very tough course at KIS on Saturday.

The girls’ tennis team fell to SIS Wednesday but bounced back to beat KIS 4-1 on Saturday.  The boys also lost to SIS and couldn’t quite squeeze out a victory Saturday, falling 2-3 to KIS.

The JV girls’ faced off against GSIS Wednesday and won.  They also won a forfeit against Osan on Friday, bringing their overall record to 9-3 for the season.

The varsity girls’ volleyball team bounced back to win all three games last week. They first swept GSIS with Suyoung leading the team in kills. They then went on to sweep OSAN, playing their best game of the season. Finally, they beat KIS on Saturday with Hana earning a season high 11 aces and Rosse with 7 kills. The girls look forward to playing undefeated SFS at home this Friday.

The boys’ volleyball team lost all three extremely close matches last week.

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Sports Report October 7, 2014

Yoyoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with another sports report.

Volleyball and tennis were in action last week in a couple of very important conference matchups.

The girls’ tennis team defeated TCIS easily on Wednesday, 4-1, while losing to first place SIS on Saturday.  The boys matched the girls’ play, beating TCIS 4-1 as well, and also falling to SIS.

JV girls volleyball had a crushing win over SAHS on Saturday. Some great contributions came from Lina Park with 11 aces, Jordan Jackson with 7 aces, Sydney Kuykendoll with 5 kills, and Jasper Lee with 2 clutch serves. Go lady Guardians!

The varsity girls’ volleyball team played an intense game versus TCIS at home last Wednesday before finally beating them by two points in the 5th and final set. Jessica Jun led the team in kills, Hyerin in digs, and Hana had the most assists and aces. On Saturday the girls fought hard at SAHS with Nicole Palmer having her best game of the season but they came up short and lost in four sets.

The guys struggled last week, losing both matches against TCIS and SAHS.

This week, the tennis teams have a home match Wednesday against SIS again, and they travel to KIS Saturday.  Volleyball will take on GSIS Wednesday in a friendly, Osan Friday and will travel to KIS Saturday for another friendly.  Cross country also has two meets this week after one week off.  They travel to Chadwick Wednesday and KIS Saturday.

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Sports Report September 29, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  Hey, hey, hey.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with another sports report.

Two weeks ago, tennis traveled to SFS on Wednesday.  The boys lost that match 0-5 to a very strong SFS team.  And lost another very close match on Friday at home to KIS, 2-3.  They bounced back last week to defeat SAHS 4-1.

The girls match at SFS ended with an epic win by the 2nd doubles team of Sunny and Andre.  While they lost the match, this victory was a big highlight.  They followed up this performance with a dominant win against KIS Friday.  The girls also came away with a win Friday against SAHS.  Special shout out to Jenny Yoo, who withstood the pressure of playing the final game and won it to secure our victory over SAHS.

The JV girls volleyball had a busy weekend last weekend with games against both DHS (W) and OAHS (L). A special shout out goes to Eri Otoshi for serving 19 aces against DHS, and Lina Park also scoring big points with another 8 aces. The girls also had a great win against SIS on Friday. It was an awesome team effort with Lina Park scoring 13 aces followed closely by Jordan Jackson with 8 aces. Keep up the good work!! Good job lady Guardians!

The varsity girls’ volleyball team had a rough week, losing to rival SFS and also to Osan while dropping to 5th place in KAIAC. Team member Yoonjung Chang said, “Our team is individually so talented, we just need to stay positive. I just think if the players work on their mistakes during practices, we will be able to come out as a better team and ready for the next game!” The girls’ team rebounded this week by sweeping both SIS and HHS. With the season now half over, Hyerin Park leads the team in digs, Hana in assists, Nicole Palmer in blocks, and Michelle Kim in both aces and kills. The team’s next game is against TCIS at home this Wednesday.

The boys’ volleyball team also lost to SFS and OAHS, but came out with a win against DHS.  They also defeated SIS 3-1 on Friday.

Wednesday, the TCIS volleyball and tennis teams will be visiting YISS.  Hope to see you there!

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Sports Report September 16, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Mr. Coach Hale coming at ya with the much anticipated, and very first, sportsreport of the year.  Your Guardians have been hard at work the last few weeks to represent you well this fall season.

The tennis teams have had one match, traveling to TCIS to take on the Dragons.  Both teams came away with wins against their overpowered opponents.  The girls took the match 4-1 and the boys 3-2.  They will take on SFS Wednesday, and will be hosting the first home match of the year Friday, against the Phoenix of KIS.  Come out and support your tennis teams.  It is the only home event of the week!

The volleyball teams have been very busy as well.  The JV girls are undefeated at 3-0 in conference play, with wins against TCIS, DHS and SAHS.  It’s been a true team effort with all the girls contributing.  The team focus has been serving, passing, and footwork, and that focus is already paying off.

The varsity girls have come out swinging as well, defeating TCIS and DHS easily.  Although they lost a tough 5-setter to SAHS on Saturday, they will look to redeem themselves against SFS this coming Wednesday.

The boys lost their first conference matchup against TCIS, but since then have gone 3-1.  They are now 4-2 heading into Wednesday’s rivalry game.  Although the team is young, they are full of fight and seem to improve with every match.

The cross country team will have its first meet of the season this coming Saturday at Humphreys.  Good luck!

Finally, there will be a boys’ fall soccer meeting tomorrow after school, beginning at 3:30 in the auditorium.  Anyone interested in trying out for ACSC soccer is required to come.

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Sports’ Report April 21, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with your favorite time of the week.  That’s right, it’s the sports report.

It was a historic week for the girls’ soccer program.  Thursday, the girls defeated SAHS for the first time in school history, 3-1.  This puts our girls’ team at the top of the first division of KAIAC.  What an incredible season it has been for our girls.  June Sohn had a hat trick in the match, scoring all three goals.

 

The boys lost a high-scoring affair against the SAHS guys team.  The match seesawed back and forth for the entire match.  The final scored ended up 5-8 in the hard-fought match.

 

This week the soccer teams travel to TCIS on Wednesday for their final match of the season.  Also, the KAIAC tournament takes place this weekend.  The girls will be at SAHS and the boys will be at TCIS again.

 

The KAIAC swimming championships will be held this weekend as well at the YISS pool.  Come out and cheer on the swimmers.

 

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Sport’s Report April 8, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the sports report.

The girls soccer team has continued their tear through KAIAC, beating Osan, Humphreys and Daegu last week.  Osan was a 5-1  win. Hedvig scored 3 goals, and contributed 2 assists (having a part in every goal of the game).  June Sohn added 2 goals and 1 assist.  Against HHS, Hedvig scored 4 goals, Emily Birmingham added 1 goal and 4 assists.  Minji Suh scored 2 goals, the first two goals of her soccer career.  And Jenny Lee added 1 goal.  The girls have an amazing record of 8-1-1 on the year.  Keep it up girls!

 

The boys also came away with wins against all three of the American schools last week, putting their overall record at 8-3-1 for the season.  This week, the girls will take on Kinnick on Wednesday and the boys and girls will play ICS-U on Friday.  Saturday there will be a JV jamboree here at YISS starting at 9 am with TCIS and GSIS.  Hope to see you there!

 

The swimming team was also in action last week at Chadwick International.  Out of the 10 teams, YISS boys took 4th place, the girls took 2nd place, and combined the team took 3rd overall.  For the season, the boys finished 4th, girls 3rd and combined 3rd.  Great season for Guardian Swimming.

 

Special congratulations to Elaina Brower, who etched her name into YISS swimming history by breaking the longest standing swim record at YISS.  She broke Anna Casto’s 50 meter fly record from 2008, with a time of 34.84!

 

The swim team has one more friendly competition April 16th before the KAIAC Championships that will be held here at YISS on April 25-26.  Come out and cheer on your Guardian swimmers!

 

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Sports’ Report March 20, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the sports report.

The Lady Guardians have continued to play strong soccer after their historic win against SFS. On Friday they tied SAHS with two goals from senior captain Emily Birmingham. On Saturday they headed down to DAHS where the offense continued their scoring streak and the defense received the shut out. Emily Birmingham continued her offensive dominance with 1 goal and 3 assists. Freshman striker Hedvig Holmberg had 2 goals and 2 assists. June Sohn had 2 goals and Jenny Lee and Kyla Swanson each netted 1.  The girls continued their strong season yesterday with a 7-0 win against Humphreys.

The boys’ team lost to SFS 2-3 last Wednesday, after giving up the 2-0 lead.  The guys also struggled against a powerhouse SAHS team Friday.  Saturday the boys soundly defeated Daegu 9-3, and yesterday they beat Humphreys 7-1 in another impressive performance.

In swimming, despite other schools efforts of using biological warfare against us and placing a number of our top swimmers bed-ridden home sick, the YISS Guardians prevailed yesterday at the meet against Chadwick, TCIS, and our main rival KIS!

 

It was a narrow victory, but the Guardians finished 1st in the boys and girls combined beating KIS with a score of 868 to 855.

 

The girls comfortably won first place and the boys narrowly got 2nd place by the small margin of only 10pts (451 – 441).

 

Abby Bacon continues her quest to rewrite Guardian swimming history with a new school record in the 200IM (2:54.44).

 

Woosik Chung also bettered his own school record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.43

 

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Sport’s Report March 10, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the sports report.

Soccer and swimming were in action last week.  The soccer teams took on SFS on the Crusaders home turf Wednesday.  The girls fought hard, but came up short, losing 0-3.  They made a strong showing though, against a very good SFS squad.  The girls came back on Saturday to defeat always-tough TCIS 5-1.  After going down 0-1 in the first few minutes, the girls dominated the rest of the game.  Congratulations girls.

The boys game was very intense from start to finish.  The guys went up 2-1 in the first half.  The game kept going back and forth throughout the 2nd half and finished up 3-4, with the Crusaders on top.  The guys and girls will be looking for revenge this Wednesday as SFS comes to play on our home turf.  On Saturday, the guys played another very tight match against the Dragons of TCIS.  The boys went up 1-0 on a beauty from Antonio Oh, but then gave up a goal late in the first half and early in the 2nd to relinquish the lead.  The boys put in another goal half way through the 2ndhalf, and that’s where the scoring would stop.  It ended in a 2-2 draw.

Swimming had its first conference meet of the season Saturday at SFS.  They are off to a great start this season.  The girls ended in 3rd place, behind SFS and SAHS.  The boys took 4th place, behind KIS, SIS, and SFS.  And combined the team took 3rd, behind SIS and SFS.  School records were broken by the following:

Abby Bacon – 100 Free (1:07.63); 200 Free (2:27.42); 50 Back (36.2); 100 Back (1:18.15); and 100 IM (1:20.09)

Hannah Parrish – 50 Breaststroke (39.72)

Girls 200 Medley Relay – Team of Abby Bacon, Hannah Parrish, Ellena Brower, Ann Lee

Girls 200 Free Relay – Team of Anny Bacon, Pim Ruby, Hannah Parrish, Ann Lee

Nick Dasher – 200 Free (2:16.61); 100 IM (1:10.29)

David Blackwell – 100 Back (1:12.03)

Congratulations Swimmers!

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Sport’s Report March 3, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the post-ACSC basketball sports report.

The basketball teams have returned from the first ever ACSC basketball tournaments.  The girls started strong, beating ICS-HK 43-36.  While that was their only win of the tournament, the girls represented YISS well on and off the court.  Juhee Kim received all-tournament for the girls.

On the boys’ side, they started off with a tough 3 point loss to St. Paul.  They went on to beat ICS-HK later in the day Wednesday.  Thursday the boys blew a 4 point lead in the last minute to lose by 1 to Grace.  Friday, the guys beat a tough Dalat squad, but lost by just 12 to the eventual champs Faith.  The loss on Saturday to Morrison put the guys in the 5th place game against ICS again.  And the boys followed through, beating them in a close one.  All-tournament went to Chris Yoo for his leadership, scoring and rebounding throughout the tournament.

In boys’ soccer action, the JV guys played a round-robin against TCIS and GSIS.  While they lost both games, it was a great experience for them.  The varsity guys also played a round-robin at home against PICS and CCS.  They won both games handily, 14-1 and 6-2.  Girls and boys soccer travel to SFS Wednesday for the first conference game of the season.

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Sport’s Report February 10, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the post-KAIAC sports report.

Both basketball teams and the cheer squad were in action this weekend.  YISS hosted the cheer competition.  Congratulations to Mrs. Birmingham and Mrs. McCullough on a well-run competition.  The Varsity cheer team did a great job and earned 3rd place in the KAIAC Cheer competition on Saturday. Senior Captains Emily Birmingham and Aeri Kong along with fellow senior Jennifer Kim made the All-KAIAC team. The cheer team also earned Best Dance, Best Cheer, and Best Sportsmanship Awards.  Way to end the season, Lady Guardians!

The girls basketball team had a rough tournament, without leader Hana Ikeda on the floor.  They ended with a tough loss to Humphrey to earn 7th place.  All-conference went to Hana Ikeda.  All-tournament went to Kyla Swanson.  Congrats girls!

The guys dominated SFS in the first game of the tournament.  They took on Daegu American in their 2nd game on Friday.  With the lead in the 4th quarter the guys missed a couple lay-ups and a couple free throws down the stretch.  With 2 seconds left on the clock, Daegu scored to win the game by 1 point.  They went on to beat SAHS in the final.  The boys went on to beat Osan to end in 3rd place for the tournament.  All-conference for the boys went to Chris Yoo.  All-tournament went to Xavier Sawyer, who also earned the tournament Best Defender and finished 2nd in voting for the MVP of the tournament.  Great tournament Xavier and the boys basketball team.

Both basketball teams will be traveling to the ACSC tournaments at the end of the month.  Good luck!

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Sport’s Report January 27, 2014

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the first sports report of 2014.  Welcome to the new year.  It has been a busy two weeks for Guardian Athletics.

The JV girls have played some tough competition, losing to both SAHS and SFS.

The JV guys also lost to SAHS and SFS, but defeated Osan on Friday.  They also went to their tournament last weekend as the #3 seed.  After winning the first game easily, they lost to SFS and TCIS later on, ending the tournament tied for 5th.

The varsity girls defeated Humphreys, lost to SAHS and beat Osan the first week back.  In the Osan game, Hana Ikeda scored 21 points and backed them up with 7 assists.  Suzy also contributed with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.  Last week, the girls lost to a tough SFS team Wednesday (Suzy, 8 rebounds) and again to Osan Friday (Hana, 16 pts, 6 assists, 6 steals; Janie, 7 rebounds).  They rounded out the week with a win against Humphreys.  Suzy scored 12 pts, and had 3 steals and 2 blocks in that game.  Juhee helped out with 7 assists and 3 steals and Janie led the team with 6 rebounds.

The guys have been playing really well since the break.  They beat Humphreys easily 60-46, Chris leading the way with 23 points, 8 rebounds.  The guys pushed undefeated SAHS to the brink, losing by only 7 after mounting a comeback in the 2nd half.  Chris had 12 and Sam 11 in that game.  Sam also led the team with 8 rebounds.  Xavier had a big game as well with 7 rebounds and 4 steals to go along with his 10 points.  Against Osan, the guys had a huge 4th quarter to pull away in the end. Chris had 18 in that game.  Against SFS, the boys won 54-45.  Chris had 18 and Xavier 16 in that big win at the Crusaders.  The big story though, was Jared’s huge 1st half when Sam was out.  He scored 6 points and had 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the first half alone.  In their 2nd game against Osan, it was once again close through 3 quarters, but Xavier blew up in the 4th to pull away.  He had a game high 28 points.  Chris, James, and Sam also scored in double figures.  Sam and Chris led the team with 12 rebounds each.  Saturday against Humphreys the guys ran away with it from start to finish, scoring an average of 25 points per quarter through 3 quarters.  Chris ended the game with 27, Sam 19 and Jihoon 10.  Sam also had 11 rebounds along with his 19 points.  The boys have won 5 of their 6 games since the break and currently are in 3rd place behind only SAHS and DHS.

All the teams are looking forward to the pep rally and games on Wednesday.  It’s senior day!  See you all there.

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Sport’s Report December 9, 2013

Yoyoyoyo.  This is Coach Hale coming at ya with the sports report.  It was another busy week for the basketball teams.

Last Wednesday the teams took on TCIS.  The JV girls cut through the Dragons, defeating them handily at the Dragons’ home court.  The boys won in a thriller as well, by one point.  It was late free throws and smart decisions that got the win for the guys.

The varsity girls beat TCIS easily as well, led by Hana Ikeda’s 14 points and 7 steals.

The guys stamped out the Dragon’s fire with their win, 65-42.  They were led in points by Xavier 17, Sam 15, and Chris 13.

Friday, the varsity teams took on the KIS Phoenix.  The girls couldn’t get anything going offensively, losing 13-22.

The boys turned the heat up with their pressure defense, only allowing the Phoenix to score 25 points total, ensure that they would not rise from the ashes.  Scoring was well-balanced for that game, led by James’ 11.  But the real story was the 2nd team: Jared, Junior, Collin, Jack, Jae. They kept up the intensity throughout the game and gave the guys the win.

Saturday was a huge game against the always strong Falcons of Seoul American.  The JV teams struggled to get any runs against the talented SAHS teams.

But both varsity teams showed a lot of heart.  The girls fought hard after a tough first half to pull to within 4 in the 3rd quarter.  They couldn’t quite finish the comeback in the 4th.  They were led once again by Hana Ikeda, who had 19 points and 4 assists in the game.

The guys mounted a comeback as well after being down 16-2 after the first quarter.  They never quit and pulled to within 4 points with 2 minutes left in the game.  SAHS hit their free throws to finish the game though, and stop the comeback.  The boys were led by Sam’s 17 points and James’ 10 points.  Chris contributed in multiple ways, scoring (7), rebounds (8), and steals (4).  Justin also had a great game, contributing 7 points and 5 assists.

Great job guys.  This week the Guardians take on APIS Wednesday, and travel overnight to TCIS and DHS on the weekend.  Good luck to all the Guardian teams.

This has been Coach Hale…and I’m out.

Sport’s Report December 2, 2013

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble…This is Coach Hale gobbling your way with the Thanksgiving edition of the sports report.  There is much to be thankful for, including wins all around for the Guardian basketball teams.  That’s right, all three (JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys) teams beat GVCS last Wednesday.  The varsity girls mercy ruled the girls team, as did the varsity guys, who were led by high scorers Jae Park (14), James Bai (10) and Jared Swanson (10).  Congrats to all the teams.The JV girls did not play because GVCS does not have a JV girls’ team.

This week, the teams will take on TCIS, KIS and travel to SAHS.  Hope to see you all there.

And to end this sports report, I’d like to say what I am thankful for.  My beautiful wife, Brooke, who makes me a better man.  My daughter Shiloh, who is the joy of my life.  My boss, Mr. Parrish, who is a wonderful, godly man to work for.  And YISS athletes, who represent us so well all over Korea and Asia.  I’m thankful to work here with you all.  God is good.  I am out.

Sport’s Report November 25, 2013

Hey, hey, hey.  This is Coach Hale coming your way with the first winter sports report of the year.  Wednesday all the basketball team headed to SIS to take on the Tigers at their new home court.  The JV and varsity girls won their games.  For JV, Joanne Na was the high scorer, with 8 points.  For varsity, Suzy Kim and Hana Ikeda have been the team leaders in points, rebounds, steals and assists.  For the JV boys, Josh Kim tried to rally the team but they weren’t able execute, losing in the end.  The varsity guys, led by Xavier Sawyer’s 24 points, put up a good fight, but lost to a strong SIS varsity squad.

Friday the JV girls was also, behind 9 points from Joanne Na and 6 from Hedvig Holmberg.  The varsity girls also won a blowout against CCS.  In their first home game, the JV boys began to come out of their shell in the second half!  Great shooting Joshua kim. They had the lead then lost it, then got it back with Daniel’s two clutch free throws.  But in the last second of the game the guys fouled and sent their opponent to the line. The opponent made both shots, putting KKFS varsity up by one point and sealing the win for them.  Great effort boys.  The varsity guys blew out CCS behind Xavier, Chris and Sam’s point (18, 12, and 10 respectively) and Sam’s rebounds (7).

Saturday would be the big test for the teams, taking on Daegu.  The JV guys began to show the world what they are made of.  They came out strong, and got the win over DHS.  Great team effort and great rebounding!  Way to stick with the defense, Richard!  Congrats JV guys.  The varsity girls struggled in the 2nd half to put together any runs, eventually losing despite Suzy and Hana’s efforts.  The boys blew a huge lead in the 2nd half to fall to a very talented Daegu team 54-57. High scorers for that game were Chris Yoo (18), Sam Kang (14) and James Bai (13).

 

This has been Coach Hale.  I’m out.

Sport’s Report November 7, 2013

Hey, hey, hey.  This is Coach Hale all up in your grill with the sports report.  For girls’ tennis, Cathy Park and Joanne Ryu finished in second for the overall season in 2nd doubles.  The team as a whole placed third in both the KAIAC season and tournament.  Jenny Lee, Dongmin Koo and Amanda Lee all received all-conference.

The boys’ tennis team finished out the season on a three game winning streak and ended up placing 5th overall for the regular season and matched that for the KAIAC tournament.  Jun Lee received all conference honors and placed 4th out of all the boys players.  Sung Ho Kim and Andrew Yoo finished 3rd at their 1st doubles spot, upsetting two higher ranked teams with their exemplary play at the KAIAC tournament.  After a disappointing first round, all other entries won out in the consolation bracket, finishing 5th.

At Far East, the top two girls were eliminated in the second and first rounds respectively.  The doubles team of Jenny and Yejoo play today in the quarterfinals.  For the boys, Jun reached the quarter-finals and lost, and Jun and Thomas are playing in the quarters today.  For mixed doubles, Wonseuk and Amanda lost in the quarters, and SungHo and Dongmin play in the semi-finals today.

The Varsity Girl’s Volleyball team opened up the KAIAC tournament beating Osan and then beat number two ranked TCIS 3-0 in an upset. After a hot 6-0 start they cooled down and lost to a couple strong hitting teams, SFS and DAHS, earning third place in the tournament for the third straight season. Hana Ikeda earned all-conference and all-tournament honers while being voted as the best setter in KAIAC for her exceptional play.  For the season, Hana Ikeda led the team in assists and aces while Michelle Kim led in Kills. Junior Hyerin Park had the most digs while Nicole Palmer set a team record for most blocks. The girls also received the sportsmanship award and Coaches Mark and Malia Heil got Coach of the Year honors for the 2nd straight year.  Great job Lady Guardians.

The boys reached the final and met SFS there.  It was a long 5-setter that the boys just couldn’t quite pull off in the end.  All conference for the season went to Justin Kang, Tatsumi Himoto, and Chris Yoo.  All tournament went to Justin Kang, Tatsumi Himoto and Sam Kang.  Sam received best hitter of the tournament and Tatsumi got best passer and server for the tournament.  It’s been a great fall season, thanks to all the coaches and players.  Congratulations everyone.

Sport’s Report October 29, 2013

Hey, hey, hey.  This is Coach Hale spooking you out, with the sports report.  It was a crazy and exciting week for Guardian Athletics with both the KAIAC cross country championships and the volleyball and soccer teams at the inaugural ACSC tournaments.

First, congratulations to both the boys and girls teams for finishing the season as the second place teams in KAIAC. That is the best ever combined performance.  Second, congratulations to Hedvig Holmberg for breaking the school record, held since 2008 by Bethany Bartlett. Hedvig ran the 5k course in 20:44 and won going away.  Third, congratulations to all tournament boys: Jared Swanson, Jack Bibb, and Dane Parsons.  Fourth, congratulations to all tournament girls: Hedvig Holmberg, Hannah Parrish, Minsoo Bae, Jennifer Kim, and Kyla Swanson.  Fifth, congratulations to Irene Song for winning the KAIAC JV open race.

Well the boys soccer team got off to a humbling start in the tournament, however they grew and prevailed and finished with two dramatic wins in a row to claim 5th place out of 8 teams. The boys left everything out on the field and put their bodies on the line for each other…you can ask Jinwoo or Terry.  There are many highlights from the tournament, however the Guardians were able to claim the tournament’s Golden Boot…our very own Thomas ‘Daesol’ Kim. Thomas was a beast in rec-specs and scored every single game, with a total of 6 goals (the most in the tournament). There were fantastic performances from many players, however our most consistent performers had to be Shin Ikeda, SJ Lee, and Hogun Lee. They were outstanding. Thank you boys for representing our school so well. We have a lot to look forward to in the spring!

The girls soccer team was matched up against stiff competition as well.  While they didn’t come away with a win, they did draw with the eventual tournament champs Grace.

The boys volleyball team started strong, winning both of their games on the first day, but came back the next day and lost all three.  But they won the next match against host ICS-HK to put them into the championship bracket.  While they lost to eventual champs Faith, the boys did win the 3rdplace game against ICS-BKK.

The varsity girls volleyball team traveled to Bangkok, Thailand where they finished 4th in the ACSC tournament with key wins against Faith Academy of the Philippines and Dalat of Malaysia. Suyoung & Hyerin were selected on the all-tournament team while setter Hana Ikeda was voted to the elite MVP team. Although the highlight of the trip was serving in the poor slum community by helping the elderly make jewelry to sell, teaching at a Thai preschool, instructing at a sport’s camp, and distributing rice to the homeless.

We are proud of all of our athletes for their performance and service over the last week.  This Thursday and Friday will be the tournaments for volleyball and tennis.  Boys volleyball and boys and girls tennis will be at SFS.  Girls volleyball will be at YISS.  The Guardians first game will begin at 10:30.

 

This has been Coach Hale.  I’m out.

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