Welcome back everyone! Hope that the holidays were a relaxing and rejuvenating 3 weeks because YIS athletics kicked things off on the first day of back in 2018.
As is the case nearly every year, January/February is tournament season for all of our season 2 teams, which means tons of games, tons of excitement, and tons of opportunities to come out and support our Dragons! The first big tournaments take place this weekend with the JV Boys Basketball team heading down to Kobe for their WJAA JV Boys Basketball Tournament, while the JV Girls do not have to go anywhere, as they are hosting the WJAA JV Girls in the cosy confines of the YIS gym. Be sure to come down and support them!
We have already had 3 games this week. The Varsity Girls Field Hockey team took on CAJ on Wednesday up at the YCAC, and in a physical and defensive battle, it was a tad unfortunate that the girls dropped a tough 1-0 game. Meanwhile, back at YIS, also on Wednesday, the Varsity and JV girls Basketball teams hosted Zama. The JV started things off with a bang, as they got out to an early lead and never looked back, taking the game 26-15. The varsity followed and kept the game close through the first half, only trailing by 5 at halftime. However, Zama was able to pull away after the break, with the final score being 42-16.
Lots of matches and tournaments the rest of the week, and into the next. Hope everyone has a chance to come out and cheer on the Dragons!
- Thur Jan 11, 2:00 pm to Sat Jan 13 - HS JV Boys Basketball heads off to Canadian Academy for their annual WJAA JV Boys Basketball Tournament which goes all day Friday and Saturday.
- Fri Jan 12, 9:30 am to Sat Jan 13 - HS JV Girls Basketball host the annual WJAA JV Girls Basketball Tournament with guest schools, St. Maur, Sacred Heart, Canadian Academy, Senri-Osaka, and Nagoya all joining in the fun.
- Sat Jan 13, 9:00 am - MS Girls Soccer are at the YCAC hosting ASIJ and NIS with both the A and B teams playing each visiting school once..
- Sat Jan 13, 10:30 am - HS Girls Field Hockey heads to ASIJ to take on the Mustangs and BST in a double header.
- Sat Jan 13, 1:00 pm - MS Boys Basketball team head to St.Marys to take on the Titans with C team playing first followed by B team, then A team.
- Mon Jan 15, 5:00 pm - HS Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball head to ISSH to take on the Symbas, with JV followed by Varsity.
- Mon Jan 15, 5:00 pm - HS Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball welcome Yokota to YIS with JV starting things off, followed by Varsity.
- Wed Jan 17, 4:30 pm - HS Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball welcome St.Maurs to YIS in what will be their final home games of the season.
- Thur Jan 18, 4:30 pm - MS Boys Basketball B team takes on BST in a friendly match here at YIS
- Thur Jan 18, 2:00 pm - HS Varsity Girls Basketball heads to Canadian Academy in Kobe for their annual WJAA Varsity Girls tournament which goes all day Friday and Saturday.
See all the details on the school calendar.
Good luck to all our teams this coming week, and as always, GO DRAGONS!