See what’s new with Trinity Christian School athletics!
Last week The Lady Swordsmen traveled to Fellowship Christian Academy. The girls were excited for their first game style play. They were challenged by the new 5-1 rotation, but handled it well. Varsity won 25-18, 25-14, and 25-21. The practice squad won their matches 25-23, and 25-13! Caroline received the Squishy Duck award for her consistent serving. We had a great time and are thankful to Fellowship Christian Academy for hosting.
Basketball tournament is at Victory Baptist Church/School in Londonderry. Games will be played Friday and Saturday.
Varsity Girls play Victory
Friday at 5pm
Varsity Boys play Dublin
Friday at 6:30pm
Last Thursday the TCS Swordsmen traveled to Laconia to play the LCS Crusaders. For the girls it was a scheduled JV game. Nine of the girls suited up for the game, while their 11th and 12th grade teammates encouraged and cheered from the bench. All nine girls were able to play, with each one scoring at least one basket. Trinity won the game 36-20.
Comments from the bench…
“They kept the game under control well, for not having a chance to play together much.” -Carrie #15
“They played as a team even though they didn’t have many chances to practice as a team.” -Kara #20
“They seemed nervous in the first half, then came together as a team to make the plays to win the game.” -Lindsey #22
“I thought they adapted to their positions well.” Jules #21
“Towards the end of the game they were seeing the court, and open teammates for passing.” -Sparky #23
The varsity boys won their game as well, 47-30. The whole team got to play, with the bench getting quite a bit of playing time. It was good to see them come together as a team, helping each other get better in their positions.
“The bench earned their minutes. There was sloppy play on both sides, but they got to make their mistakes and learn from them. We will work hard at practice to get ready for next weeks games!” -Coach VanDyne
Tuesday the Swordsmen varsity girls and boys basketball teams hosted SMCA at New England College.
The girls played well but SMCA took the victory with a 38-33 win over The Lady Swordsmen.
“The girls are seeing each others strengths and coming together to make up for weak areas. Though some were struggling physically, others hustled to make up for it. I can’t wait to see SMCA in two weeks!” -Coach Shaw
With exciting team play in the third quarter the boys took the lead, but couldn’t hold it. SMCA won the game 67-53.
“We played a good third quarter. Our fourth quarter gave us an education in what we need to work on to get ready for the tournament.” -Coach VanDyne
Thank you to all who come out to watch the games and cheer for our athletes!
Congratulations to both varsity basketball teams, with wings against Victory!
With six players contributing to the offense, and good team defense the Lady Swordsmen came out on top, 26-22 over Victory.
With the 57-26 win against Victory, the boys improve to the 4-0 on the season!
“Proud of the girls effort, they are beginning to work as a team.” -Coach Shaw
“The girls plated aggressive and didn’t give up.” -Coach Smith
The guys played as a team and everyone saw playing time. Great job guys - keep it up!
Girls have a home game Thursday against Jesse Remington at 5:30pm.
The varsity boys have an away game Thursday against Fellowship at 4pm.
2013 Swordsmen Basketball has begun!
The athletes have been practicing hard, honing their skills, and learning to work together as a team. This afternoon both teams will be traveling to Massachusetts for a “preseason” holiday tournament. They will be playing games today as well as tomorrow.
Pray for the athletes and the coaches, for safety, God honoring play, and good team bonding.
Regular season games start after the Christmas break. Home games will be played at New England College once again this year. Hope you will come out, watch a few games and cheer for our Trinity Swordsmen!
Lady Swordsmen Volleyball Seniors
Cassidy McKinnon - #5 - Libero (defensive specialist), Team Captain
Cassidy has been a part of the team for four years. Being a part of a team, Cass says, has taught her “how to work together with others in order to succeed” as well as helped keep her in shape. She also plays spring soccer, enjoys running, and has been playing piano for several years. A couple of her most enjoyable/memorable moments from volleyball are the team bonding overnights in Maine and beating Dublin.
Lindsey Willett - #7 - Outside Hitter
This is Lindsey’s second year on the team. Being part of a team, Lindsey says, has allowed her to “create friendships with girls she may not have had the opportunity to otherwise” and she will “miss every single one of them next year!” Lindsey has been playing piano for 11 years, she also plays hand bells, sings in the choir, both school and church, and wants to be a cosmetologist. Some of her most enjoyable/memorable moments from volleyball are the team bonding overnight excursions, the pasta party food night, and Coach L’s goodies. “Beating SMCA, Victory, and Dublin was definitely memorable this season!”
Kaeleigh Sparkman - #12 - Outside Hitter, Team Captain
Kaeleigh has been part of the team for four “awesome” years. Being part of of a team, Kaeleigh says, has helped her “realize that any talents I have are God given and I need to give Him the glory for anything he does through me.” “Preferring others above myself and being more physically/mentally disciplined” are also some benefits of being part of the team. Kaeleigh plays basketball, spring soccer and softball. She also plays violin, hand bells, and sings in the school choir. She enjoys reading, working out and pasta. Some of her most enjoyable/memorable moments from volleyball are being with teammates an getting to know each other, singing Disney songs, and calling graduated seniors on first game day. Kaeleigh also enjoyed the team bonding overnights in Maine and getting new game day shirts.
Carrie Andrews - #15 - Setter, Team Captain
Carrie has been a part of the team for four “amazingly awesome” years. Being a part of a team, Carrie says, has taught her “to do my best in everything.” Carrie also plays basketball and spring soccer for the Lady Swordsmen. She plays piano, and enjoys baking, spending time with family, working out and chocolate! Some of her most enjoyable/memorable moments from volleyball are talking as a team, winning games, Maine team bonding overnights, pasta parties and tournament parties.
TCS vs LCS Volleyball
Trinity traveled to Laconia Christian School for the last regular season game.
The Lady Swordsmen played with confidence and focus, leading to a 5-0 win today. They showed improvement at the service line, proving if they serve with confidence they will be successful!
The Squishy duck Award went to Heather for her serving, passing, and court position and for using her hands to set!
“I was encouraged and excited looking for them to continue this play into tournament.” -Coach Oxford
Lady Swordsmen at SMCA
The Lady Swordsmen started out flat and struggled to find their rhythm, losing to SMCA in four sets.
The Squishy Duck Award was given to Caroline for her ability to keep calm in a tough set, and stepping up her game while playing in her first full rotation.
“We encourage the girls to learn from this experience, and to strive for excellence both personally and as a team.” -Coach and Mrs. Coach
Trinity girls volleyball plays Dublin at NEC
What an awesome match! We started slow but with some help from the bench, the team was re-energized!
After losing the first two sets to Dublin, 25-22 and 25-15, the Lady Swordsmen came back to win it in five! 25-16, 25-23, and 15-6.
The Squishy Duck Award was presented to our two middle hitters: Carolyn and Jules for their outstanding contribution to the team effort.
Of note was the most dramatic spike of the season, delivered by Jules, the first of many to come.
“After seeing them struggle in the first game, it was great to see them not give up and pull together for a great team victory.” -Coach Oxford
Coach L inspired the team after Thursday’s loss with these words: “without losses, we wouldn’t appreciate the wins as much!”
Our next match is Tuesday at South Merrimack… don’t miss it!