Thursday, February 9, 2017
Having finished 3rd in SAISA Girls' Basketball last year, the girls were ready to build on their recent success in the heat of Mumbai during the 2017 SAISA Girls' Basketball Tournament. On the first day of SAISA, the team played and won a total of 3 games. First, we played OSC, then TAISM varsity, and lastly ACS. Our third game was brutal. Everyone was completely exhausted from the two previous games, but we pulled through and won by four points. With our fourth win on the second day against TAISM junior varsity, we secured our spot in the semi-finals. Everyone on the team contributed to the win. Of course we celebrated with a short trip to Starbucks! Once everybody had gotten their energy back, we watched the rest of the games for the day. On the third and last day, we had two games. Unfortunately, we lost to Dhaka in the semi finals. Despite our loss, we bounced back real quick and won against TAISM varsity again in the consolation finals, winning bronze. Our subs and even our injured player were able to play the last quarter of the game. Our coaches were especially proud of how we bounced back after the heartbreaking defeat in the semi-finals, as we were able to score the highest total of the tournament during that game (46). That night at the ceremony, all the girls celebrated our victory and socialized with other teams. All the teams shared their lip synch videos and handed out sportsmanship pins. On the plane back, we proudly brought home with us our third place trophy, bronze medals, and numerous S pins. It was truly a great SAISA, for the youngest team in SAISA! GO SNOW LEOPARDS!
WATCH THE SLIDESHOW HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/
d/ 0ByCAa8zQsNyQaFd1U25aYXZXR2s/ view?usp=sharing
WATCH THE SLIDESHOW HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/
The 2017 Uniquely Chennai SAISA Art, hosted by the American International School of Chennai on February 2-4, was a one of a kind experience, which the students of Lincoln School are very fortunate and grateful to have had. Myself (Shreetika) and four other artists got the opportunity to tour the heart of Chennai and visit two art studios of local artists to gain inspiration for our projects. We began the process of creating our art pieces on the second day in separate groups. There were four workshops with different local artists teaching various forms of art. The workshops consisted of mixed media book making, indigo dyeing, acrylic assemblage with scrap materials, and temple figure sculpting. On the final day an exhibition was held on the AISC campus, displaying all the art that was created during the past two days. This exhibition displayed all the hard work, dedication and creativity from each student in all the participating SAISA schools.
You can view a slideshow of the Art festival here: https://drive.google.
com/a/lsnepal.com/file/d/ 0B9nyXr58kX11N2h4MlRQYWVCTGs/ view?usp=sharing
By Shreetika Singh
SAISA Tennis - Lincoln Play Hard on the Courts of Mumbai
By Johann Silvanus
View the slideshow here: https://drive.google.com/file/
Usually people don’t consider humid conditions, scorching heat and sweaty people to be the basis of a fun event. Yet that was contrary to the events that took place last weekend in Mumbai. A very enthusiastic and eager Tennis team led by Coach Jacob Craig, departed from Kathmandu on the 1st of February along with the jovial and spirited Girls Basketball team. With a full team of four boys and half a team of two girls, we set out for the American School of Bombay to show how a leopard can swing a racquet. Met by the blue sea of Mumbai, we witnessed the stark difference of wealth by seeing a city that is filled with both skyscrapers and slums. Our arrival at the school was met with surprise and excitement as we beared witness to the new and improved tennis courts the school had built. Our hosts from all parts of Mumbai greeted us with happy faces, hot tasty food and comfy beds. The first day was quite an adventure as we got to play on the new courts. It was also the day we met our opponents. Bombay had a fierce line-up of boys and girls ready to go, and Chennai had brought a strong set of players, but as Mr. Davis always says “It’s not the size of the leopard in the fight that counts, but it’s the size of the fight in the leopard.” So as leopards do, we fought long and hard; we won some good games and we lost some close games, but we kept going. We were inspired by the amazing prowess of the Girl’s Basketball team led by Coach Nielsen, and were determined not to lag behind. Through singles and doubles competitions we prevailed and earned both our third place in the competition and our stripes as true Lincoln Leopards. Keeping to SAISA tradition, not only did we participate in the event for the love of Tennis, but we also forged new friendships and strengthened current ones in the process. With a heightened sense of the game, we look forward not only to the next SAISA, but also to every practice and game. All I can say is that the competition in the 2018 Tennis season should be ready and prepared because the Lincoln Leopards are coming.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
SAISA Boys’ Football 2016-2017: Snow Leopards Keep Fighting
The beautiful game of football was burning with the passions of the Lincoln School boys the minute they stepped afoot the new training ground at school. Despite losing a preseason game against a local Tibetan school, the boys’ were only focused on improvement. Carrying the mindset of developing themselves for the betterment of the team, their first game came in their league match against the KISC school saw the boys cruise to a 10-0 victory. However, they were still not satisfied, believing they could play better football. Their first real test came the next game against Rato Bangala. After a poor loss, the boys found several gaps and holes in their football philosophy and play. But this didn’t break the boys’ confidence, as they worked on their mistakes during practices. Their loss against Rato Bangala helped the boys to prepare for and defeat local derby rivals The British School 2-0, where the Lincoln School boys dominated in both possession and chances. As the league matches progressed, the boys faced a series of mixed results against GEMS, TBS, and Rato Bangala. However, on the bright Sunday of the NISSA tournament, the Lincoln School boys fought hard to get into the finals. A 3-0 victory against the Rato Bangala School did the job in the semis. After a hard fought match against GEMS in the final, the boys conceded a 1-0 defeat. The tournament helped the team to build confidence, as they were proud of the improvement they had accomplished.
Entering the excruciating weather of Chennai, their desire to succeed was burning brighter than the hot sun. In their first game against the SAISA alternate team, the boys saw a comfortable 8-0 Victory. In their next game, however, they suffered a brutal 5-0 loss against Dhaka. After the game, the team went to stretch and reflect on their inconsistent performances. The coaches urged the team to play football the Lincoln way; to dominate possession, to work as a team, and to fight till the very end. The next game against Bombay was crucial to get into the semi-finals. The boys entered the field and fought every minute of the game, and defended fiercely when they were 1-0 up. They had made the semis!
The boys felt a cloud of bad luck against them on the last day, as they were knocked out of the semi finals and third place play-off despite being the better team, especially in the consolation final vs TAISM. Despite being 1-0 up, the boys conceded two goals in the last few minutes of the game.
In the end, a fourth place finish was what the boys had to settle for. Despite the frustrating last day, the Lincoln School boys looked ahead to the future, as they carry a young team that possesses mountains of potential.
By Jigme Norchen
SAISA Badminton this year was hosted at the Overseas School of Colombo in Sri-Lanka. We went a day early and got to spend one morning on the beach. The Lincoln School Badminton team showed great growth this year, with some strong individual wins and doubles play. More importantly, as a team Lincoln was very supportive of each other through every match. It was an amazing experience because this was the first trip to Colombo for most of us. The amazing food, the dances after each day of the tournament and the late night flights made this experience even more fun. I personally had an amazing time meeting new people from other SAISA schools and making new friends. This was the best SAISA yet, and I hope next year is just as amazing!!
You can view a slideshow of the Badminton tournament here:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
From the Athletics & Activities Department
A massive SAISA weekend is now in full swing! I would like to sincerely thank all the people who made this possible from our wonderful coaches, teachers, administration and support staff, to our incredible students and parents. We have six different groups teams engaged in such memorable and powerful learning experiences this week from Art and Boys' Football in Chennai, to Tennis and Girls' Basketball in Mumbai, to Badminton in Colombo and, of course, MathCounts at Lincoln.
All the live action can be followed here:
Basketball & Tennis: http://saisaliveasb.weebly.com/
A special thank you to our Lincoln School host families and LSPA!
Go Team Lincoln!