LAS at ADISR Freestyle Ski & Board Championships
in Villars on Thursday the 26th of February.
The LAS Freestyle Team had a great competition in Villars on Thursday the 26th of February. Our results are as follows:
Vova S won first place in the Boarder Cross, and Victor I won first place in the Boys Skier Cross. Maria B came third in the Girls Skier Cross. In the Ski Big Air competition, Sabina S was first. In the Snowboard Big Air, Gilberto G finished third.
A huge Congratulations goes out to all the listed poduim place winners, and also the LAS Freestyle team as a whole. Well done on your great achievements!!
LAS at Swiss Indoor Rowing Championships
in Zug on January 31st
Now that rowing is a school sport, LAS students are taking competition seriously. No better place to test oneself than the Swiss Indoor Rowing Championships, the key national event on Concept 2 rowing machines with 450 participants battling it out before an audience of over a thousand.
The tension is massive in the lead up to a start of a race – there are forty rowers poised in their start position all waiting nervously as the count down booms out round the silenced hall. A huge roar goes up from the start to finish of the race as supporters watch progress on a huge screen behind the competitors. Some races are too close to call.
It certainly became an experience never to be forgotten for athletes Alexander S, Alessandro B.F.D.C and Meagan M.B who represented the school in the Under 19 boys and girls categories. Racing over a 2000 metre course they were amongst the bright young hopefuls vying for national selection. The U19 boys were divided into two categories as there were 63 starters.
Alessandro went in the first group and recorded his best time 7'23”, over 10 seconds faster than his previous best. Alex went in the advanced category and recorded 6'51”, 3 seconds off his personal best.
Meagan joined 35 other U19 girls in her first indoor rowing race and recorded a time of 9'25”.
The next indoor rowing event is March 8th in Vevey for the Suisse Romande Championships and LAS will be fielding athletes in both individual and team events.
LAS Rowing Coach
2015 Swiss Indoor Rowing Championship Meet
LAS at SGIS Ski Championships
in Villars on Wednesday the 11th of February.
The LAS Ski Team had a great race in Villars last Wednesday at the SGIS Skiing Championships hosted by Aiglon College; it was a beautiful day and a challenging course. Our racers all completed their runs to yield some impressive results:
Maria B won the bronze medal in Catergory A girls
Victor I placed 4th in Category A boys
Quiqué AC placed 4th in Category B boys
Our Category A girls placed 2nd as a team with new members Pamela E and Liliane P joining vetrans Maria B and Lisa H to put out a solid performance. Way to go girls!
Congratulations to Danil K and Sergey G in their first ski race with LAS. We look forward to Ruchi W return to put together a Category A boys team for our next race, again in Villars, March 3rd.
Finally, a special thank you to Mr. John Harlin who served loyally as a gatekeeper on the tropical slopes and to Mr. and Mrs. Alonso Crespo for coming out to cheer for our skiers.
2015 SGIS Ski Champs
L A T E S T N E W S
The LAS Ski Team had a great day in Villars Tuesday March 3rd at the ADISR invitational hosted by Beau Soleil. The race is a "combined" event meaning the skiers did a Grand Slalom in the morning (GS) and a Slalom in the afternoon. Our 7 skiers brought home 3 medals! Congratulations to all the skiers and to the following individuals for their results and support:
Victor I, Gold medal slalom and Bronze medal GS
Sabina S, Silver medal Slalom
Category A boys 4th place team
Special thanks to Danil Kagirov for taking video and photos while he recovers from an injury, to John Harlin for chaperoning the trip, to our driver Flavio for getting us there and back in safety and style, and to our AD Mr. Brinkmeyer for outfitting the team in new race suits. We look awesome! Go Goats!!
The LAS Girls Volleyball team had a very successful outcome in the Brillantmont Invitational Tournament this past Saturday and Sunday in Lausanne.
The team won a number of important games on Sunday against LGB and La Chatinaigre, but lost in the bronze medal game to an extremely tough Aiglon College team. LAS ended up in 4th place out of 7 teams in the A-level group.
Only 6 girls played, which meant there were no available substitutes off the bench. So it was an incredible physical and mental challenge to play, play, play all weekend (7 matches). A big thank you goes out to Coach Vic, who gave up her weekend to help support the girls and shared her valuable knowledge about the game with the girl, thanks Coach Vic! Well done to the girls, what a fantastic acheivement and a great progression from the Fall Volleyball Season!
Coach Rachelson & Coach Martin
Girls Invitational Volleyball Tournament, Lausanne, March 2015
2015 Swiss Romandie Indoor Rowing Champs - Vevey.
LAS success at Suisse Romande Indoor Rowing Championships
in Vevey on March 8th:
Alex S, LAS Rowing Captain, led by example in Vevey this weekend by winning bronze in the super-competitive Under 19 division of the Suisse Romandie Indoor Rowing Championships.
Racing over a 2000 metre course, the U19 boys were divided into three categories with 28 starters. Alex soon pulled away from his group and won by over 100 metres in a personal best time of 6'47” which now makes him an elite athlete in the U19 category.
Alessandro B Di C and Alexander K also raced in an U19 division and they both achieved commendable times, Alessandro in 7'24” and Alex 7'55”.
Meagan MB went in the U19 girls' category and astonished everybody watching, not least herself, by leading her group for the first 1000 metres with split times she could scarcely believe! Inevitably she tired over the next 1000m but still beat her previous best by 34 seconds in a time of 8'51”. It was clear to all watching Meagan will be winning races before long.
Sai C was our sole representative in the boys U15 category as Gleb M had picked up an injury the day before. Racing for the first time over 1000m course, Sai had all LAS supporters cheering him on as he finished 2nd in his group and 16th overall in a time of 4'21”. Asked what he wanted to do next he said “to train much much harder!”
Last to go in the Masters' category was Mark Kolman. This was a hotly contested group made up of experienced athletes over 28 years old and he put in a superb time of 3'28” which placed him 5th in the group. A great way to finish off a superb day for LAS.
Nick Bourne, Rowing Coach
This past weekend the boys basketball team competed in the ESSL (European Schools Sports League) tournament in Geneva. LAS won 6 games straight to get to the championship and then lost a close final against the International school of Basel. The awards ceremony was held at the headquarters of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) and the LAS team met the president of FIBA as well.Kene N. was also recognized on the boys all-star tournament team.
Outstanding performances by the boys and a great accomplishment to come in second place!
2nd Place for LAS Boys Basketball Team at ESSL Tournament, Geneva March 2015!
On Wednesday, 4 LAS girls reperesented LAS in the SGIS Girls Tennis tournament. IT was a team event that relied on not only singles games results, but also in the event of one girl winning their singles and one loosing, it resulted in a game of Doubles. Congratulations to Jenna S & Antonella B who came 2nd with a Silver medal in the Senior A Girls team, and also congratulations to Alexandra M and Francesca B who played some hard games throughout the tournament. Congratulations girls! We wish you all the best for the coming tournament this weekend!
2nd Place for LAS Girls Senior Tennis Team at SGIS Tournament in Leysin