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Elementary Boys Volleyball: Season Summary

February 27, 2018
By Trinity Christian School
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! 


Posted in Volleyball

Secondary Basketball Season Update

January 16, 2018
By Trinity Christian School
Secondary School Basketball Update
Written by Coach Rich

Since the TCS 2016-2017 basketball season ended, several Lions have been working hard to improve their skills and prepare for the 2017-2018 season.  Joyously, on Jan. 5th & 6th our season began with games against Friendship Academy and Ko’olau Baptist. It’s exciting to share that after hard fought battles both the Boys team and Girls won their games. Frequently, success is based on wins and losses but in reality there are many more aspects to it than just the final score.  As the Coach, that’s watched them work very hard to get here, I was very pleased to see the way they competed both individually and as a team. In a regular season of just 10 (Girls) and 12 (Boys) games, each game is important but some seem to carry a bit more emotion than others and our games this weekend against Calvary Christian (CCCS) and Kaimuki Christian (KCS) were just that type.  Two games will be played at Calvary Christian School in Aiea this weekend vs Calvary Christian School on Friday at 7:30 PM (Girls first, Boys to follow) and on Saturday morning at 11:00 AM against Kaimuki Christian School. It’s always nice to have supporters in the stands so if your schedule allows and you want to see some exciting basketball, come join us at Calvary this weekend.  All future games are shown in the TCS calendar so you can plan accordingly.  GO LIONS!   


Posted in Basketball

TCS Basketball Season!

November 07, 2017
By Trinity Christian School
Who's who on the TCS Basketball teams
By Coach Rich

Lions, its basketball season, the rosters are set. Lion’s basketball, like all TCS activities, has many more people involved than just the players and coaches, all working in the background to help create the successful journey. If you’re a basketball fan and would like to help come see me, I’m frequently on the court and we can talk.  Our schedules will come out in the next few weeks with games beginning soon after the first of the year.  Once again the Girls and Boys Varsity games will be played back-to-back on the same nights.  The JV game specifics (teams, locations, days, times, etc.) will be shared as soon as I have something.  Once the word is out I hope the entire TCS Ohana can come see our games and expect to see aggressive spirited basketball. Go Lions!  

Girls Varsity Roster

Junior Varsity

Boys Varsity

Anna Willweber

Hunter Phelps

Tate Tamaye

Logan Yamamoto

Luke Morgado

Tanner Tamaye

Tiantian Thompson

Luke Klein

Peter Schuler

Mei Mei Stonebraker

Ben Hilpert

Kanoa McClaren

Gabby Stonebraker

Noah Gosiaco

Higgy Katoa

Jamie Sagami

Luke Dart

Brandon Lawrence

Camilla Nied

Carson Chiu

Micah Litsey

Lucie Jager


Seth Ines

Beth Ines


Jackson Henry

Mya Hunter


Matthias Aguiar

Sophia Higa


Laura Dart


Melynda Bretz



Posted in Basketball

Volleyball Championship!

November 06, 2017
By Trinity Christian School

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


Posted in Volleyball

"I Love Losing to Trinity": Athletics Updates September 28-29

October 03, 2017
By Trinity Christian School
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

Posted in Volleyball

This Week In Sports: Athletic Updates

September 26, 2017
By Trinity Christian School
Mighty Lions 4-6 Boys Basketball Team

Another busy week of basketball.  Our two games at St. Anthony and Hawaii Baptist Academy (HBA) were at both ends of the spectrum but each was a fantastic game for different reasons. 

Going into the St. Anthony game, we were coursing along and feeling pretty confident. St. Anthony is a good team but so are the Lions and instead of playing our game we played tentatively and the score showed it. We lost. However, it was a great game to learn from and help teach that it takes teamwork and focus to be successful. 

As the HBA game arrived the Lions came out ready to play with the intensity we’ve come to expect and HBA answered back with just as much fire.  We lead most of the way until the final minute, but the little Lions didn’t panic.  With the game tied and less than a minute to play we stole the ball and went ahead on a driving layup. Tough defense was played by all and we walked away with a 32-30 victory.  And what a fun game it was. 

Our schedule is down to two road games; Waolani Judd Nazarene at Kalakaua District Park on 9/26 (3:45) and Le Jardin Academy on Oct.3rd (4:00).  Watching our TCS basketball team grow and come together is truly a joy to behold. If you can work it into your schedules come on out!  Our last game against LJA has even more excitement because it’s the “Pride of the Windward Side” game with a perpetual trophy at stake. Come help fill their gym with our overwhelming Lions spirit and wear your Trinity blue to show the little Lions your support.  

Written by Coach Rich Whipple 

Lions Boys and Girls HS Volleyball

Winner, winner, chicken katsu dinner! Well sports fans, it was another sweep for TCS Lions volleyball. This weekend the Lions played Friendship Academy and Kaimuki Christian, Friday and Saturday night respectively at the Calvary Chapel gym. The Lion fans, dedicated as always, wearing their Trinity blue and full of enthusiasm cheered their teams on as both Lions teams swept the competition in two straight sets on both nights. If you haven’t come to a game yet, you are missing out. The talent is deep on both teams. Both the boys and the girls are bumping, setting and spiking their way to the Championships! Come join us for the last regular season games this Friday and Saturday. Friday night will be a special treat as the girls take on their 4 year in a row rivals, the Calvary Chapel Pueo. The game begins at 6pm with the boys to follow. Saturday, the action continues at Kaneohe District Park, as the girls play at 5:30 and boys at 6:30 versus Ko’olau Baptist. GO LIONS!

Written by Coach Kathy Katoa 

Photos taken by Photography student Jamie Sagami





Cross Country Update 9/9/17

September 19, 2017
By Trinity Christian School

The Cross Country team ran at the Iolani Invitational at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, September 9. It was a beautiful day, though quite warm, to be running between the mountains and the ocean. 23 runners competed in either a 2-mile or 3-mile race. Brandon Pluas (12:12, 13th place) and Noah Anderson (12:56) led the intermediate boys to a 12th place team finish. Mikah Hoyman is our only intermediate girl runner. She represented Trinity well by staying strong up the hill and passing many runners in the second half of the race. The high school boys ran very well and stayed together in packs. Not only is that a help to each other, but Greg Tiburcio also encouraged another runner to stick with him for as long as he could. It’s great to see our young runners showing kindness and already grasping what the running culture is all about. Our high school girls team is 10 strong and they all ran hard. For seven out of the ten, it was their first 3-mile race! It is exciting as a coach to see all the runners increasing their endurance! 

Posted in Cross Country

4th-6th Grade Boys' Basketball Team Undefeated!

September 19, 2017
By Trinity Christian School

As I hope you’re all aware our Boys’ basketball team (4th- 6th graders) has been hard at work over the last few weeks. We’ve played three games so far with four remaining. Of those 4, only one, against Waolani Judd Nazarene at Kalakaua District Park (KDP) is away from Kailua. The dates are Sept. 19th at St. Anthony (4:00), Sept. 22nd at TCS (4:15), Sept.26th at KDP at 3:45, and Sept 3rd at Le Jardin Academy at 4:00. 

Our first game (9/6) was against Le Jardin Academy-white and like all first games, we were nervous. We’d worked hard but how would that develop in a game and in a gym? Having gotten to know them better, I should have relaxed. They bring a natural intensity (something not always apparent in practice) that’s hard to teach so they played great and we won, something made even more special considering our opponent and the history. 

Our next game (9/8) was against Holy Nativity (HN), a team with great heart. As the game progressed I was very pleased with how the Lions represented TCS through their grace and sportsmanship. Any season is an adventure in how the team comes together so watching them support each other and develop is truly a blessing to see. 

Our game last Thursday (9/15) was against Maryknoll so the excitement was a bit higher than the previous 

games. Questions about how to deal with “butterflies” or stomach discomfort was in the air. The scoring started slow for both teams but as we settled in and realize it was just another game the Lions began to click and we started pulling away and won our third game. 

The 2017 TCS CSAL basketball team consists of 6 fourth, 3 fifth, and 3 sixth graders with each athlete adding a special athleticism to our roster. They’re working hard and having fun, both at practice and the games, so if your schedule allows, try to make to a game. They’d appreciate your support. Written by Coach Rich 

Posted in Basketball

VICTORY! Secondary School Volleyball Game Sweep 9/15-9/16

September 19, 2017
By Trinity Christian School

Volleyball sweep! The Lions volleyball teams are on a roll, four victories in two days! The action started Friday night at Calvary Chapel gym. The Lady Lions played the ladies of Kaimuki Christian and won easily in two straight sets. The boys followed with an equally swift victory against the KCS boys. On Saturday, the girls played Ko’olau Baptist and took the “W” in two straight sets. The fans were impressed with slamming spikes from Karley Kimitsuka and Breanna Faye and bullet serves from Kaley Nellans and Kelsie Bothof . The girls remain in second place with a record of 3 and 1. The boys game followed. The Lions took a while to settle in and find a way to combat some tough blocking by the Ko’olau boys. Once they found their groove, it was a piece of cake. Oohs and Aahs were common while the Lions ran their aggressive offense. Kills were made by Matthias Aguiar, Jackson Henry, Noah Leong, Chad Schuler, and Jesse Makuakane. Way to go boys! The boys continue to remain in the lead with a record of 4 and 0. Come check the action out this weekend at 6pm Friday and 1pm Saturday at Calvary Chapel gym as the Lions take on Friendship and Kaimuki Christian respectively. Go Lions! 

Written by Kathy Katoa

TCS Cross Country: 1st Race!

September 08, 2017
By Trinity Christian School

The TCS Cross Country team has grown and is off and running! There are 26 runners from grades 6-12 on the team this fall. We had our first race on Saturday at ‘Iolani school. This 2-mile race starts on the track, heads out and back along the canal for the first mile, and then winds around the campus for the second mile, finishing back on the track. This race is unique in that each grade and gender runs separately. The fields were between 40 and 90 runners. We had four runners finish in under 13 minutes: Brandon Pluas ran a 12:43, Luke Dart ran a 12:47, Noah Anderson ran a 12:48, and Tate Tamaye ran a 12:59. For 9 of our runners it was their first race, so they all set a Person Record (PR)! We are proud of all the runners who raced on Saturday, and we are looking forward to our next race at Kualoa Ranch on September 9.

Written by Erin Floeter

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