Tuesday, December 16, 2014

U14 SAIKAC Boys Tournament Report

     The Jubail Jaguar Boys went into the 2014 SAIKAC tournament with high expectations as many members of last year's championship team returned.  This years team did not disappoint with their performance at the tourney, which was hosted by DEMS at the ISG-Dharan campus.
     The Jaguars played four games on the first day, and while a few went 3 sets with the closest being against the talented team from Dharan Aramco, our team still finished undefeated.  This gave us the number one seed going into the second day with elimination play matches.  The first match was a solid win against Dammam, which put us in the semi-finals against Ras Tanura.  Once again, the boys stepped up with another strong win, which pitted us once again against Dharan Aramco in the championship game.
     Our team started out strong winning the first set 25-21.  The second set went back and forth, however the Wildcats finished on top winning 25-23.  With the championship in the balance, the Jaguars had a lead of 11-8 in the third set to 15.  Yet, as what often happens in the game of volleyball, the momentum shifted the other day, with the Wildcats coming out on top 15-13, leaving our team as runners-up in this year's tournament.
    The Jubail Jaguars boys' team played a strong tournament and while the end result wasn't what we strived for, it wasn't for a lack of effort and desire.  With the girls also taking second place in their tournament, overall it was a good showing for the U14 volleyball teams!

U-14 Girls SAIKAC Tournament Report


The U-14 SAIKAC volleyball tournament was held at the Dhahran campus of ISG, hosted by Dhahran Elementary Middle School (DEMS).  Our girls spent a great deal of time after school this fall in preparation for this tournament.   
The first match on Thursday pitted the Lady Jaguars against the Dhahran Aramco Wildcats A team; always a formidable opponent.  After losing the first set and falling behind in the second set, our girls rallied to win the second set.  However, Aramco was able to win the third set and the match. That proved to be the most difficult match on Thursday, as the girls beat the DEMS B team, DBGS and Udhailiyah-all in 2 sets.
That placed our girls in the championship bracket for Friday’s  competition.  The Lady Jaguars began the morning against the Dhahran Aramco B team, winning in 2 sets.  The second opponent was Aramco Ras Tanura.  RT won the first set by a comfortable margin.  The Jaguars fell behind in the second set, but were able to rally to win a close second set.  Our girls won the third set by a comfortable margin, setting up a rematch with the Aramco Dhahran A team in the championship match.
Although our girls kept the score close in both sets, we fell short, ending up in second place for the tournament. A special thank you goes out to Victoria Smith who was an invaluable asset to this team.  Following her trip to Sri Lanka, she woke early on Friday morning to join the girls for the second day of the tournament,  Her presence and coaching at the tournament helped inspire them to play some very good volleyball.

-Coach Scott Camponeschi

Monday, December 15, 2014

SAIKAC U16 Boys Soccer Tournament Report

The 2014-15 JV Boys Football was coached by Ms. Christina Kottmann. There was a large turnout at the start of the season. Practices started off in late October, providing straight 2 months of practices. Regularly meeting 3 times a week the boys refined their playing style and the Coach managed to decide on which combinations of players worked the best. Matches were scheduled against Dammam and DHS on Saturdays us an idea what our opposition would be like at SAIKAC. On December 11th, 24 boys traveled down to Dhahran Aramco with their only objective, to keep what was theirs already, the JV Football Championship. The A team was set in Pool B, winning all their games against DH Aramco Wildcats B (6-0), Ras Tanura Dolphins (3-1), and Dhahran Highschool Scorpions (4-1) on the first day. Returning early the next morning, the A team returned on the field seeded  1st in the tournament playing DH Aramco Wildcats B and winning 7-0. However, the team suffered a rough first loss, getting humiliated by DHS Scorpions 4-1. Although the team was tired, sore and beaten, the boys had not lost sight of the Championship and returned to the field against Ras Tanura Falcons, winning 8-3.  This particular win provided the crucial boost of confidence, with which the team went on to beat DHS Scorpions in the Semi-Finals 1-0 with a late stunner of a goal from Abdul Al-Khair. Limping onto the field for the last game of the tournament, the Championship, the team received a "second wind" and with a surge of energy managed to hold down the DBGS Bulldogs for the entire 35 minutes (2 15 minutes halves plus 5 minutes Golden Goal Extra Time). The game down to penalties, which our heroes Diego Pena, Hamza Yate, and Muath Ratemi all manage to score while the final DBGS shooter missed. The Reigning Champions had held onto their title and returned home victorious. Special thank you for our much underestimated Coach, Ms. Christina Kottmann and our ever supportive Assistant Coach Muhammad Suleman.

-Mohmmad Jabran Khan

SAIKAC U16 Girls' Soccer Tournament Report

The girls U16 soccer team was made up of 11 girls. Out of the 11 girls only half were actually U16 players and most not experienced soccer players. So you could say that the girls Jaguar team was the underdog. However, what these girls lacked in experience was made up for in heart & sportsmanship. The girls played 8 games over two days coming in last place out of 6 teams but put up a good fight. All but one of their games were close scores, tie games and even going into penalty kicks. The girls were able to score several goals led by their team captain, Mckenzie Rizqi. The coach moved some girls into new positions proving to be helpful the second day. The team was able to pull off one win against Dammam the last game of the tournament. As a result of this win the girls felt they had improved and walked away with smiles and a sense of pride for their hard work. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sign-up Link to After School Sports

Below is the link to the sign-up form for the rest of the school year.  Remember to please have your parents sign the electronic signature part - it is crucial they know what you are doing and approve of it.

Practices for Netball and Cross Country (to be integrated with the Timm's cross fit and climbing) are now since they will begin the first week of December.  U16 Basketball and U14 Soccer will begin when we return from winter break.

Here's the link to the sign-up.  

Go Jaguars!

Monday, November 3, 2014

SAIKAC Table Tennis Open Division Tournament Report

On Saturday, October 18th, 5 boys went over to Dhahran to play for Jubail in the SAIKAC Table Tennis Tournament. The tournament began with a ladder tournament to determine the players' seedings. Then after the ladder tournament there was a doubles tournament in which the players from Jubail performed exceptionally well. Usaama and Jovan finished 4th overall, and Hamzah and Jiss came runners-up losing in the finals to two former Jubail students. The last tournament of the day was the singles' tournament in which the boys once again performed superbly. Aryan and Jovan finished in the top 20, Jiss and Hamzah finished 6th and 7th respectively, and Usaama came second losing to another former Jubail student. At the end of the day, Jubail finished second overall behind Dhahran High School. Aryan, Hamzah, Jiss, Jovan, and Usaama all played exceptional and brought home another banner for Jubail. A special shout out to their coach, Mr. Wilkens, who trained these talented young men.

-Jiss Xavier

Sunday, November 2, 2014

SAIKAC U16 Girls Volleyball Report

The U-16 girls worked very hard this season and headed to the tournament with a mixture of confidence and trepidation.  The draw in the B pool began with a match against the DHS B team.  After falling behind, the girls rallied and won in 2 sets.  They then faced a tough squad from DBGS.  Our girls played two tough sets but won each.  The third match was against a young DEMS squad.  After a slow start, the Lady Jaguars won easily in two sets again.  Then our girls faced RasTanura Aramco.  The girls won the first set and lost the second.  In the third set, the girls fell behind but rallied late to  win 15-13.  The final match of the first day was against Aramco Abqaiq.  Fatigue and lack of focus led to the first and only loss of day one.  

However, the Lady Jags entered the second day of competition seeded third.  Up first was a match against Aramco Udeleha.  Our girls lost the first set but rallied to win a very close second set 28-26.  The third set went to the Aramco squad.  The second match of day two pitted our girls against Ras Tanura again.  The Jags started off strong, winning the first set easily.  Despite that win, Ras Tanura rallied to win the second and third sets, ending the season for the girls.  They did well on the second day, despite playing without on of their starters.

Many thanks from Coach Camponeschi to all of the effort that the girls put into the season and to Su-ane Zwiegelaar for her invaluable help with the team.  

2014 U-14 SAIKAC Table Tennis tournament Report

Two weeks ago, 5 boys represented ISG Jubail at the U-14 Table Tennis tournament. We consisted of Mohamad Abdelrahman, Yousef Ibrahim, Alan Aboulhosn, Arindum Jena, and Akshath Majumder and our coach Mr. Wilkens. Mohamad reached the finals of the singles against a player from Dammam. He played well and ended beating his opponent to win the single's division championship. In the doubles tournament, Mohamad and Yousef played well and ended up 3rd in the competition. Then Akshath and Arindum played the un-beaten DEMS team. They came out on top, though the match was close. As a result we came in 2nd place. With the team winning successfully in the doubles and the singles competitions, we managed to come first place overall as a team.

-Akshath Majumder


SAIKAC U16 Boys Tournament Report Oct 23-24

The JV Boys Volleyball season's practices began back in June before the school year ended. After summer things became serious and everyone gradually started to shine in their own regards. With regular practices, discipline, and scheduled exhibition matches against Dammam and DBGS, this brought confidence and team chemistry to new heights. 

The team went to the SAIKAC tournament with one goal in mind, coming home as champions. The first day we won 4 games and lost once to DBGS. After a night's rest, the boys returned to the tournament, focused and determined. The day started of with a well earned victory against  ISG Dammam. Without any rest, the JV Boys were pitted against the strongest team in the tournament, DHS A. To many in the audience the match resembled a final's match; however, playing two sets led to Jubail's defeat. The 3rd straight match of the day was played against DH Aramco A. Having spent all their energy in the past two games and with no time to recover, the boys were eliminated, destroying all hopes for a championship season. 

In the end, with a great coach and a talented team, the end result was a spectacular display of JV Boys Volleyball.

-Mohammad Jabran Khan (Team Captain)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sign-up for U16 Football/Soccer - Boys and Girls

The link to sign up for U16 Football/Soccer for both boys and girls is here.  The practice times are as follows:

Boys - Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Girls - Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Practices run from 3:05 - 4:30 (buses depart school at 4:40)

The SAIKAC tournament will be on December 11 and 12 at the Dharan Aramco camp.  Our boys' team is the defending U16 champion.  U14 Soccer practices will begin after the winter holiday.

Go Jaguars!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Welcome - Fall Sports Schedule

Welcome to the ISG-Jubail After School Sports blog!  Right now we have already begun practices for the fall sports season.  The teams currently practicing are:

U16 Boys and Girls Volleyball (SAIKAC tournament Oct 23-24 @ DBGS)
U14/Open Table Tennis (SAIKAC tournament Oct 18 @ DEMS)

The U16 Girls Volleyball are practicing Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday from 3:10 - 4:40 pm
The U16 Boys Volleyball are practicing Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:10 - 4:40 pm
The table tennis teams are practicing Monday and Thursday from 3:10 - 4:40 pm

Please see the Coaches tab for team coaches and contact info.