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
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
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
Alright sports fans, the 2017 volleyball season is officially underway. Both boys and girls teams had their first set of games this past Friday and Saturday at Calvary Chapel gym in Aiea. The girls action began against their rival Calvary, Friday evening. With a brand new line up after replacing injured junior and veteran, Elise Gerstenberger, the lady Lions struggled a bit their first match. They lost in two straight, but close sets. By the time the second game on Saturday rolled around, the girls were back on top, serving and hitting like champions. They won their second match easily against Friendship. The boys swept the entire weekend without even losing a set. With hard and exciting hitting from veterans Noah Leong, Jesse Makuakane, and Jackson Henry, the crowd went home satisfied and happy for the double win this weekend against Calvary and Friendship. Don’t miss this upcoming weekend’s incredible volleyball action: Friday 4pm against Kaimuki Christian at Calvary gym and Saturday 5:30 pm at Kaneohe District Park against Ko’olau Baptist. See you there in your Trinity blue!
Written by Kathy Katoa