Trinity Athletics 2017-18
Elementary Boys Volleyball: Season Summary
Written by Coach Chong
Congratulations to the 4-6 Boys Volleyball Team that swept their season with a 7-0 record defeating Mid Pac, Le Jardin, St Theresa, Hawaii Baptist and three Kamehameha teams. Their hard work, discipline, and eagerness to learn made this season of coaching them a joy to watch as they progressed in skill and talent with each challenging game. This team’s volleyball and spiritual maturity took them all the way and it was evident in their teamwork and sportsmanship. WELL DONE LIONS – thank you Jesus for a great volleyball season! Parents, visit our SmugMug site to download more photos from the game!
Elementary Volleyball: Updates
Written by Coach Kathy Katoa
The 4-6th grade Lady Lions had their final game of the season last week against Kamehameha's 4-6th grade team. The girls have had a great season and although they lost to the Warriors, the Lions fought hard to stay in the game. It is not easy playing these big schools, but the young Lions fight hard and do amazing things. Their positive attitude and indomitable spirit are unparalleled in this league. Over the course of just 6 games the girls have improved tremendously in their fundamental skills, their confidence as a team and have mastered the art of cheering on their teammates. If you ever have a down day and need someone to pick you up, ask the girls volleyball team for a cheer. You will leave uplifted, encouraged and with a giant smile on your face. Cheehooo! Great season ladies, and way to go Lions!
Champions! We have concluded another amazing varsity volleyball season for the Lions. Both the boys and the girls were triumphant in the finals of the AACS championship tournament that took place at Calvary Chapel last weekend. The boys defeated the Calvary Pueo in two straight sets to keep their squeaky clean undefeated record in tact! The girls followed suit by showing Calvary what they were made of. In a long time rivalry between the two teams and Trinity in the underdog position having lost to the Lady Pueo twice during the regular season, the Lady Lions had their work cut out for them. They fought hard for every point and pleased the Lions fans with an amazing effort. They defeated Calvary in two sets, God was in the house! Congratulations to both teams that worked hard all season to bring home four trophies! The Lions also had 5 players recognized as a part of the league’s All-Star team: senior, Chad Schuler, and juniors Jesse Makuakane, Noah Leong, Karley Kimitsuka and Elise Gerstenberger. Well done Lions, what a wonderful finish to an outstanding season! The coaches and players would like to thank the Trinity parents and fans for their unwavering support throughout the season. You make coaching so enjoyable and memorable, we love you and appreciate the help, cheering, snacks, and thoughtful gifts. And most of all, we thank our Lord and Savior for teaching us and growing us through the game of volleyball, thank you Jesus!
Written by Kathy Katoa
Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball
"I love losing to Trinity,” are the words that the Ko‘olau Baptist coach said to me after the Trinity girls beat the ladies of KBA in two straight sets Saturday evening. This was a very kind and strong compliment she was paying to the character of the TCS girls' volleyball team. Although the TCS girls are a stronger team, they won with humility and managed to give love and encouragement towards the other team. As a coach, I love hearing this kind of feedback because this is the kind of athlete we are working so hard to develop. If you can learn to work extremely hard together for months and glorify God by playing your best in a game and still show love towards God, your teammates, and opponents in the heat of competition and in victory or defeat, then we as coaches have done our job. Great job ladies! You are bringing light to the world through sports, I applaud you for being a positive role model for young women. The girls remain seeded number 2 behind their longtime rivals, Calvary as we head towards the semifinals of the championship tournament on Saturday, October 21.
The undefeated boys team, seeded number 1, are a spectacular sight to see. If you enjoy the thrill of pounding spikes, bullet serves, crushing blocks and even an occasional dance, then you need to come cheer these boys on. Don’t get me wrong, they too are fine examples of young, male, Christian athletes, but they are just so fun to watch. Just ask some of their favorite fans, Dr. Halcomb and Mr. Brians. So inspired, these two colleagues couldn’t help but yell supportive battle cries in Latin to cheer on our courageous and skilled young men. You never know what you may see or hear at a classical Christian school athletic event!
Please join us October 21st and 28th for the volleyball tournament of champions at the Calvary Chapel gym in Aiea. Times are TBA. Go Lions!
Written by Coach Kathy Katoa, photos by Lisa Lim
TCS 4-6 Lions Basketball Team
Learning anything new is always a journey and if it’s a game, it’s through both wins and losses. Our game with Waolani Judd, last Friday, was another learning experience in how to travel, focus, deal with a skilled big-man in the middle, and trust your teammates. It took us a few quarters to realize we could play our game and succeed but once we did, we were able to quickly narrow the gap. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and lost by about ten points. If you only judge the quality of a game by wins or losses, you miss out on seeing the huge steps each Lion player is making as an individual and as a teammate. These Lions are a joy to coach and watch them develop their game.
Written by Coach Rich Whipple, photo by Jamie Sagami