Competition

AHS Athletics 2017: Early Predictions say Pigott!

We are one day away from the final showcase of athletic talent among the girls of The Anglican High School. Feb 9th 2017 will be remembered as the day when this year’s championship claims were finally decided but some early predictors are saying that Pigott House is clearly walking away with the 2017 title.

By far, the most hisotrically dominant house at the Anglican High School, they have already amassed 23 titles over the 52 years of competition establishing a near decade long reign at the top. In the last 5 years however, they have only captured the championship once. This begs the question, “why are Pigott supporters so confident?”

The answer lies in their position, ahead of tomorrow’s championship showdown. Sitting in 2nd position, albeit, tied with Bertrand House, the Pigott camp is only 32 points away from leaders, Walton House. This is one of the closest, pre-day totals in recent years, made possible by a strong showing at the 2016 Cross Country Run. final-results

Notwithstanding their position, points amassed on Championship Day are what matters and therein lies the source of elation among the Pigott supporters. Their line up boasts some of the best and most experienced athletes at the Anglican High School. The likes of Shaquanda Felix, Christel Mapson, and 2016 Junior Champion Abigail Jeffery all but ensure that the Junior division and the all important relays belong to Pigott House.

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Strong contention is expected from Bertrand House, with whom they are currently tied and Garraway House has its fair share of exceptional talent who will also shine. In fact, the Pigott Camp is counting on it! They have enough of a talent pool to keep their name in the mix in almost every event tomorrow and every win Walton doesn’t get, is a step closer to victory for Pigott. No doubt Bertrand House is thinking the same thing but only time will tell.

Tomorrow February 9th promises to be an exceptional showcase. It’s still anybody’s game and we at Ahspire absolutely cannot wait!

 

 

 

AHS Basketballers looking to recover from their first loss

The Anglican High School Basketball team suffered their first loss against the St. Joseph’s Convent at the Carenage Basketball Court on Jan 12th. Losing by a mere three points, AHS was restricted to their lowest total of the season in what turned out to be a hard fought match.

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“We defeated ourselves. We didn’t have to lose that match but we let negative energy spread through the team and we ended up losing. ” Reba Mitchell – Senior Player

With a final score of 10 – 13 in favour of the SJC St. George, the Anglican High School moved to 2-1 in the 2017 Basketball Competition.

“I don’t think anyone can beat the team when they’re at their best. It’s not a boast so much as it is that I’m confident in their abilities. We lost that last match because they defeated themselves. That can’t happen next time.” – Mcsween

Their final match in this round of competition will be played against the girls of the Grenville Secondary School at the Carenage beginning at 3:00pm today Jan 25th.

 

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Pictured: Reba Mitchell (Left), Daniela Gabriel(Middle), Alisha Scott (Right)

 

AHS Basketballers go “two up” in 2017 Competition

Wednesday Jan 11th 2017, the Anglican High School basketball team continued their opening charge through the 2017 Interschool Basketball Competition.  The girls from tanteen faced off against the Wesley College, a team well known for its dominance in the Male Division. From the first toss up, Wesley College made it known that AHS was in for a fight and fight they did. After 40 grueling minutes, despite several bumps and a few spills  the AHS powered through to a 30 – 6 win over the Wesley College.

We won but it was a hard match! They were playing agressive. We were a little timid at first but Mr. McSween pumped us up and we got the job done! – Reba (Senior player)

Speaking to the team after the match, they credited their victory to teamwork and it was evident on the court as Kerissa Thomas contined her solid form. In a game where previous standout Nikita Bowen struggled, Thomas stepped up  leading the team into their second victory and claiming the Most Valuable Player award for the 2nd Match. Her efforts were matched with nigh impenetradle defensive work from the likes of Priness Abraham & Alisha Scott who continue to prove their value to the AHS team.

“Mr. McSween always says it. Teamwork! We have a job to do and we got out as a team and do it!” Alisha (Senior)

With two matches out of the way, the AHS Ballers look ahead to Monday’s showdown against the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George. This match up promises to be a heated contest as both teams have been producing strong performances thus far. Their match is scheduled for Monday Jan 16th at the Carenage Basketball Court.