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HELLO ALL HWA-CHONGIANS! As the 38th Students’ Council steps down and the 39th steps up and warm up to their roles, we would like to say a big THANK YOU for all the support that you have shown us, the 38th CCA PROs, whether it was in contributing to or supporting our CCA articles, or even in your participation in the various CCA events and competitions! We hope that you will continue to support our junior CCA PROs, Zest and Jonathan, in their new term ahead!
Having given a chance to witness games at the forefront, we are sure that our sport teams would also like to extend a word of thanks to all the supporters and schoolmates for the encouragement and support demonstrated. Because when Hwa Chong Unite, We Show Our Might.
On the 16th of May, our Touch Rugby Girls Team headed down for an exciting semi-final playoff against JJC, followed by the 3rd/4th playoff against SRJC! With an interesting showcase of skills, talents and determination amidst the blasting heat at St. Andrews’ Junior College field, our girls put up a fierce front and fought well! After a physically exhausting exchange of tactics and runs, our team was eventually outmatched by a point to JJC, with a final score of 4-3. They later played SRJC, but lost narrowly by one point again, finishing 2-1. Nevertheless, congrats on the National 4th girls!
A peek at the team!
Julia Ng (no. 1) – Captain
Gin Ong (no. 2)
Luisa Soon (no. 3)
Edeline Goh (no. 4)
Chong Xin Yi (no. 5)
Lim Rui Qi (no. 6)
Gladys Koh (no. 7) – Vice – Captain
Tan Yuan Ming (no. 8)
Samantha Tan (no. 9)
Maybelle Hoon (no. 10)
Elaine Ho (no. 11)
Rachel Khoo (no. 12)
Charmaine Ching (no. 13)
Kelyn Lee (no. 14)
Trina Chia (no. 15)
Inez Ow (16)
Basics of the game:
To win the game, a team must score a higher number of touchdowns than the opponent team. A touchdown is scored by tapping the ball down over the try line at the opponent’s half. The whole game is a straight 20 minutes, with both teams taking turns to attack and defend.
The player with possession of the ball in the attacking team can choose either to run and cover as much distance as possible or pass the ball to her teammates so that they can further advance towards the try line. However, after the player with the ball is “touched” by a player of the opponent team, she has to “roll ball” by placing the ball between her legs. The defenders will then have to move back 5 in a straight line parallel to the score line. The attacking team is allowed 6 “touches” before possession is changed. Possession is also changed when penalties such as a forward pass, touch-and-pass occur.
The defending team has to try their best to reduce the distance between the attacking team and the try line by denying them space and time. This is achieved by moving forward and “touching” the attacking team player with the ball so that a minimal distance is covered after each touch, before possession is swapped.
In today’s match,
HCI 1-0 JJC
HCI started the game with an impressive and awe-inspiring display of excellence! Barely a few minutes into the game, the mood was getting intense as players from both sides fought hard in their runs. Possession swapped rapidly among the two teams and the air was soon saturated with the fierce fighting spirits of the players! With a misplaced pass by JJC which caused the ball to drop onto the ground, possession returns to HCI. A few well-coordinated and tricky passes saw Maybelle through the defence line of the opponents. Maybelle then did a spectacular run and lunged towards the try line, touching down for HCI!
HCI 1-1 JJC
However, the opponents proved not to be pushovers and put up a brave front in the face of a strong team. They chased up in moments, leveling the score to 1-1. However, the Hwa Chong team was not demoralized and further fuelled their will and determination to take the game home!
HCI 2-1 JJC
HCI responded aggressively and in no time at all, we were once again leading in the game. A simple pass to Yuan Ming, and she was off and away with the opposition chasing behind her back! With yet another jaw-dropping dive towards the try line, she proved to be speedier than the opponents and performed a touchdown.
HCI 2-2 JJC
The fourth point of the game was captured after a long, adrenaline-pumped yet exhausting game play. Possession swapped several times and the ball can be seen bouncing up and down in the air with the sweet passes made by the team. The turning point came when Gladys made an unexpected burst through the defence, swerving through and catching the opponents off guard, covering an impressive distance! Unfortunately, the attack failed to break through ultimately and after a miscatch by a HCI player near our own try line, JJC managed to even the game.
HCI 2-3 JJC
Our team was further revved up by the turn of events and tried even harder to pull the game towards our advantage! Impressive drives (straight sprints) by Gladys and Yuan Ming quickly brought the ball deep into the opponent’s half. However, too hard a pass was made and possession was awarded to JJC. After yet again a few rounds of swapping possessions, a short pass to Yuan Ming was not caught as she seemed to be in pain. Despite this, Julia making a good “touch” near the try line, JJC touched down again, causing HCI to be at a disadvantage. Kudos to Yuan Ming for persevering in spite of the pain!
HCI 3-3 JJC
Hard defense by HCI now! JJC advanced forward rapidly but the game was soon to be stopped after a player of theirs tripped and seemed to be injured. As the game resumes, HCI provided yet another spectacular display of excellence in both defense and attack! Just before JJC could make a touchdown, a brilliant “touch” by HCI denied the opponents of this chance. HCI quickly counter-attacked, and a strong dive by Yuan Ming down the flank covered almost half the field! This moment of inspiration soon led to a touchdown by Rui Qi.
GAME OVER! HCI 3-4 JJC
The seventh and final point of the game was only to be captured after intensive bouts of sprints, touches, and passes. HCI pushed the ball into the opponent’s half with a series of succinct passes, but was stopped after 6 “touches” were made on them. JJC then forced the ball back into HCI’s half, and Maybelle did a breathtaking “touch” after a tricky change of pace by the opposing team’s player. Rui Qi made yet again another inspiring “touch” which denied the opponents. However, with an unlikely turn of events, JJC managed to push through and finally touched down. There was contention for this point as some of the players believed that JJC scored only after the full 20 minutes of the game was played, but the referee only blew the horn after this 20 minutes. Unluckily for HCI, the final ruling went against our favor.
Although the team did not emerge victorious this time round, they nevertheless provided the audience and the supporters with a brilliant spectacle of sportsmanship, respect and excellence! GOOD JOB Touch Rugby girls!
The 3rd-4th placing play-off was held later against Serangoon Junior College. Our girls emerged 4th in the end after yet another narrow miss by a single point, with the final scores at 2-1. Still, they tried their best and their efforts are definitely commendable. We are proud of you girls!
Presenting to you, the Hwa Chong Touch Rugby Girls 2011/2012 -
May 16 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for our school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Our floorball boys came face to face against NYJC and unfortunately lost 9-1 in their match. Jiayou jiayou guys! Don’t give up!
Netball Girls (Quarter Finals)
In this round of quarters, our netballers played well but faced tough competition from the Raffles girls who managed to overcome our girls with a score of 50-44. However, look out for our netballers as they are planning to make a comeback on this Friday, 18/05, against ACJC in the Semi Finals match!
Touch Rugby Girls (3rd/4th Playoffs)
Despite their best efforts, and with a few of their teammates sitting out from the game due to leg injuries, our touch rugby girls lost narrowly to the dark horse this year, SRJC, by a score of 2-1 to attain National 4th Placing in their 3rd/4th Playoffs.
May 11 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for our school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Boys: Against Raffles, our basketballers did not slacken off and instead showed who is in control on the courts, winning by a considerable margin of 30 points, culminating in a 81-51 win!
Girls: Facing off against AJC, the basketball girls were determined to bounce back from a loss in a previous match and yes they did, with a 59-43 win over AJC, giving them a ticket to the Finals!
Best showing so far, our floorball girls have demonstrated resilience in their trainings and their efforts have paid off, with a 8-3 victory over NYJC, a very commendable effort! Good job!
Touch Rugby Girls
Playing their match postponed from Wednesday against TJC, our touch rug girls pushed for every single ball and managed to come up tops with a 6-0 win, denying the opponent any chance of a try.
May 2 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Our guys took home a 4-1 win over Dunman High and with that, obtained a ticket to the quarterfinals!
Badminton girls also had a 4-1 win over JJC in a fight to qualify for quarterfinals as well!
Squash Girls (Finals)
In a close and tough fight during the finals, our squash girls nonetheless kept their composure and demonstrated exemplary skills and techniques. However, despite that Raffles still had an edge over us and we suffered a narrow 3-2 loss.
Under the hot sky, our tennis players unite, and they played against opponent ACJC. However, due to a combination of uncontrollable factors, we did not play our best and suffered also, a 3-2 loss.
Touch Rugby Girls
Our touch rugby girls took home a victory over SAJC today with a single try to nothing! Good job girls!
Putting up a strong fight, our opponent stood no chance against our determination as our players fought to a 3-2 win over ACJC, winning them a ticket to the FINALS.
Up against NYJC, powerhouse for volleyball, our girls did their best but unfortunately lost 1-3 and will move on to bronze medal playoffs next!
April 25 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Badminton Boys smashed their way to victory once again, scoring 4-1 against YJC!
Bowling Doubles (Finals)
Our Bowling Team achieved excellent results today, with the Boys Teams coming in 1st and 4th in their squad, and the Girls Team coming in 1st in their squad! Great job!
The Netball Girls have astounded us once again, finishing YJC 99-9! Jia you!
Our Soccer Girls concluded their season on a high note today, with a 1-0 win over JJC (: Great job girls! Congratulations on a fulfilling season!
With their 5-0 win over MJC, our Squash Girls are through to the Finals against RI on the 18/5! Keep a lookout for this exhilarating battle!
Our Tennis Boys fought valiantly against a tough ACS(I) Team, but unfortunately succumbed 0-5. Nevertheless, good effort guys!
Today, our Tennis Girls registered their 4th consecutive win with a score of 5-0! This time, their victim was TJC.
Touch Rugby Girls
Our Touch Rugby Girls were really on form, beating defending champs JJC 4-3, and RI 2-1! This took much teamwork and determination – exactly what will propel us into the finals! Keep it up girls!
Our Volleyball Teams both triumphed 2-0 in their matches today! The Boys played PJC, while the Girls played CJC in the second match of the quarter finals. All the way!
Another eventful week has passed, and with all the updates, lots of posts have been pushed down! So lets recap all the results of the hard work put in by our school mates in this quick summary! If you wish to find out more about specific matches, do click the tag at the bottom of the article for the sport you are interested in, for more information (:
17/4: Defeated SJI Intl 93-19
17/4: Defeated YJC 67-17
20/4: Lost to MJC 0-10
20/4: Lost to TJC 2-4
19/4: Defeated VJC 78-27
20/4: Lost to MJC 2-3
16/4: Defeated NJC 25-0 with ‘Mercy Rule‘ at third inning
17/4: Defeated DHS 16-1 with ‘Mercy Rule‘ at third inning
20/4: Defeated VJC 5-1
18/4: Defeated AJC 5-0
Through to Semi-Finals against ACJC on 27/4!
Touch Rugby Girls
18/4: Defeated PJC 4-2 and MI 3-0
16/4: Defeated SAJC 2-0: 25-12, 25-16
April 18 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
After defeating AJC with an impressive 5-0 win, our squash guys are through to the Semi-Finals against ACJC. Keep a close look out for it!
Touch Rugby Girls
Our touch rugby girls kept their streak hot and obtained another double victory over PJC (4-2) and MI (3-0) today! Keep up the impressive work girls!!
Many Hwa Chongians have busying about this week, and with all the updates, lots of posts have been pushed down! So lets recap all the results of the hard work put in by our school mates in this quick summary! If you wish to find out more about specific matches, do click the tag at the bottom of the article for the sport you are interested in for more information (:
Air Pistol Boys
10 April: National 4th!
Air Rifle Boys
9 April: National 2nd!
13 April: Defeated ACS(I) 92-14
10 April: Defeated TPJC 74-13
Canoeing Boys Finals
12 April: CHAMPION!
Canoeing Girls Finals
12 April: National 2nd!
9 April: CHAMPION!
13 April: Defeated NUS(H) 3-0
11 April: Lost to MJC 0-1
9 April: Defeated ACS(I) 10-5
12 April: Defeated TPJC 15-0
10 April: Defeated ACS(I) 14-4
12 April: Defeated TPJC 20-0
11 April: Lost to ACS(I) 2-3
13 April: Defeated JJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated AJC 5-0
13 April: Defeated ACJC 4-1
Finished as the Top of their group!
Table Tennis Boys
9 April: Lost to NYJC 0-3
11 April: National 3rd!
Table Tennis Girls
9 April: Defeated TJC 3-0
Through to Finals against RI on 24/4!
11 April: Defeated NJC 5-0
Through to Top 8 Quarter Final Stage!
10 April: Defeated SRJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated CJC 5-0
Touch Rugby Girls
11 April: Defeated NJC 7-0 and NYJC 3-1
Track and Field Boys Finals
10 April: CHAMPION!
Track and Field Girls Finals
10 April: National 2nd!
11 April: DOUBLE CHAMPS!
10 April: Defeated RI 2-0: 25-3, 25-4
12 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-22, 25-14
9 April: Defeated JJC 2-0: 25-6, 25-6
11 April: Defeated YJC 2-0: 25-8, 25-8
13 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-9, 25-11
11 April: National 2nd!
11 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Boys Finals
13 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Girls Finals
13 April: National 2nd!
April 11 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Facing strong teams which were in the Top 4 last year, our soccer girls did not take that letting down and put up a tough fight against MJC, and resulted in a 1-0 loss.
Our squash boys had a close face-off against ACS(I), which unfortunately ended with a score of 2-3 to ACS(I). However, they are still in a good position to move on to the next round!
The squash girls did not waver in their spirit and focus and went on to clinch all 5 sets of the game against AJC today!
Once again, the Tennis Girls swept their opponents away with a 5-0 win against CJC (:
Our guys beat a resilient NJC team 5-0 today! The guys are now through to the top 8 quarter finals stage.
Touch Rugby Girls
The touch rug girls put up an excellent show today, winning both matches against NJC and NYJC with scores of 7-0 and 3-1 respectively!
Water Polo Boys
After a close and intense fight which resulted in a draw even until extra time ended, our water polo guys suffered an unfortunate loss to RI in a penalty shootout with a score of 4-2.
Water Polo Girls
Our Water Polo Girls emerged victorious in the bronze-medal playoff against SAJC, with a win of 4-2.
The Volleyball Girls sailed through a match against YJC today winning both sets 25-8!
DOUBLE CHAMPIONS. Enough said.
Well actually, not enough… Our Trampoline team also clinched the Female Individual Gold Title which went to Stephanie Seow of 11S66 and the Male Individual Gold Title which went to Heng Yi Xiang of 11S6D! Look out for the upcoming match report!
On 11th May ’11, the Hwa Chong Touch Rugby girls played the final 2 games of our season: our Semi-finals against SAJC ended in defeat with a score of 1-3. In our 3rd/4th placing playoffs thereafter, HC conceded to PJC with a tight score of 2-3, marking the end of our season this year.
The culmination of the touch rugby girls team’s efforts was awarded a 4th place in the National Touch Rugby Junior College League today. Although we are disheartened that the championship title has eluded us this year, we would like to express our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to those who have contributed to our run this season in one way or another.
Our coach, Karen for her invaluable guidance to make this a truly unforgettable run.
Our teachers-in-charge, Ms Tan Ai Lay and Ms Karen Ong for their unwavering support and dedication to the team.
Our seniors, juniors and members of the touch rugby team for their encouragement throughout our season. Special mention for the touch rugby boys team who were with us every step of the way: your commitment to the team is admirable and an inspiration to us.
Our teachers and friends who have showed understanding, tolerance and support during our competition period.
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
With the conclusion of our season this year, the touch rugby team will continue to train hard in preparation for future competitions to bring glory to the school.
Today was an eventful day with many matches involving various sports in our school. Here are their commendable results!
With many C1 classes down at the Toa Payoh sports hall to lend our support for the finals of the volleyball teams, they did not disappoint. Our Volleyball guys put in their best and had a comfortable 3-0 win over AJC in the finals of the ‘A’ Division competition amidst the cheers of the supporters. Well done guys!
Our volleyball girls posed a great challenge to our strongest competitor, NYJC, and was close to winning the 2nd set but lost 0-3 in the finals of the ‘A’ Division competition. As spectators, we all saw that you did your best and that is what matters. You are still champions in our hearts, and we are extremely proud of you! Overall, good job volleyball teams! You made us feel the HC spirit during the matches:)
Check back soon for detailed match reports!
Meanwhile, our netball girls won AJC 64-21 today. Keep up the momentum, and jiayou for your remaining matches!
Touch Rugby (SEMIs)
The touch rugby girls had their semi-finals match today but they lost to SAJC 3-1. During the 3rd/4th placing match, they lost toPJC by a close margin of 1 point with a score of 3-2 to emerge as 3rd Runner up in the competition. Don’t be disheartened touch rug girls! We know that you all have done your best as a team and you did us proud! Come back stronger than before in the next season!
Stay tuned for more details of the matches!
Despite being out of the A division competition, our floorball guys still took much pride in their final match of the season. Captain Paxton Chia levelled twice from behind, first from a near tap-in and second from a long range effort to inspire the team to a 3-2 win over RVHS! Nicely done, guys!
Last but not least, our badminton guys won 3-2 against MJC. Tomorrow’s match will decide whether or not they proceed on to the semi-finals! Jiayou and all the best for it!
“Touch Rugby? What’s that?”
A derivation from traditional rugby/football, Touch rugby (a limited-contact sport) does not include violent tackles nor brute, physical contact but instead, involves minimal contact in the form of touches, be it on any part of the opponent or his/her clothing. At any point of time, 6 players from each team are on the field, with either side on attack and the other, defence. The aim is to score as many “tries” as possible on attack and prevent the opposing team from doing so on defense.
The Hwa Chong Touch Rugby girls’ team has largely been acknowledged as the one to watch for on the field, with many titles under our name for the past few years. Last year, our seniors emerged 1st Runners Up in the JC league
and on 4th May 2011, we are determined to bring the championship back to our school.
After 9 gruelling games over the past month, we are proud to announce that our team is moving on to the semi-finals on Wednesday, 4th May, facing Saint Andrews JC (with the finals played on the same day thereafter). Our team’s
unbeaten track this year was marred by traditional rival JJC in the earlier round robin with a score of 1-3, and also to SAJC, in a close game ending in their favour, 1-2.
2011 is the year of reclaiming lost titles: the Table Tennis girls, Water Polo, Cross Country and Squash boys have returned victorious, despite being the underdogs — and the Touch Rugby girls are also looking to bring back the championship trophy to Hwa Chong.
2011 will be Hwa Chong’s year!
HCTR GIRLS’11 <3
In the final two matches of the round robin, the Touch Rug Girls emerged triumphant with a 5-0 win against TJC, and a 6-0 win against NYJC! Fantastic results! This brings them right to the semi-finals which will be played against SAJC at turf city this coming Wednesday. Here’s wishing ALL THE BEST to the touch rug girls! Should they attain victory against SAJC, the finals will be played the same day against either PJC or JJC. Do lend them your support for this extremely crucial match, and JIAYOU!!!
Earlier in the week prior to the Huang Cheng production, another team from Chinese Society was busy preparing for their SYF Competition, and are proud to announce that HC attained the Gold award! This is by no means easy, and congratulations for such an astounding result! Break a leg for this weekend’s Huang Cheng too:)
Hot Off The Press: Squash girls, Volleyball, Touch rugby, Soccer girls, Tennis, Track & Field finalsApril 27th, 2011 by CCA PRO
To say that today was a crucial for CCAs in HC today would be an understatement. Amidst tears and fears, there were victories and losses alike. Let’s see how we fared today:
Squash Girls (FINALS)
Last year, we met them in the Semi-finals, one round earlier than we expected due to unforeseen circumstances. We lost. This year, we met them in the Finals, hoping to exact our revenge. However, we would have to wait another year for this chance to hold the Championship trophy. Despite our best efforts, the we were unable to crack down on our opponents. Today, HC lost to RI 1-4 in the finals. We would like to commend the squash girls for showing their fighting spirit, and never giving up even when the going seems tough. Nonetheless, congratulations to the Squash Girls for coming in 2nd in the A Division Nationals! What the spectators saw today was nothing but top notch sportsmanship, class, and effort. Thank you for letting us witness that. We cannot be less proud of you girls. Check back soon for a detailed match report and photos!
Following a disheartening loss on Monday for the guys, they came back today fighting stronger, not letting Monday’s match bring them down. With renewed spirit and hope, the guys beat Dunman High in straight sets 25-2, 25-10! This is what we call the Hwachong spirit! Friday’s match against TJC is extremely crucial for the guys, and will determine if they can move on to the next round. Here’s wishing you all the best, and let’s show them the champions in you guys! Jiayou!
For the girls, they met Temasek JC today and also beat them in straight sets 25-22, 25-6! Nice one, and let’s keep this spirit up! You girls can do it!
The touch rugby girls met with two schools today – Jurong JC and St Andrew’s JC. Unfortunately, we lost to both schools by extremely narrow margins of 1-3 for the former, and 1-2 for the latter. This was a blow to the girls. However, we believe that you girls will push on, and not give up. Let’s show them what we’ve truly got, girls. Jiayou!
Today, the soccer girls played their last match of the season. Although we lost 1-0 to NUS High, a narrow margin, we believe the girls have played their hearts out, to the best of their abilities. For that, we applaud you. The season might have come to an end, but we believe you girls will come back stronger and more formidable next year!
Both the guys and girls teams played this afternoon. For the guys, they lost 1-4 to ACJC, putting them out of the title challenge. We have all seen the guys training under the sweltering heat many afternoons, training their hardest to put up a strong challenge in the Nationals. We would like to congratulate the guys for a well-played season, and also, all the best for next year’s nationals!
The girls lost by the same scoreline as well, to RI. They still stand a chance of moving on to the next round, pending the results of this Friday’s as well as next Wednesday’s match. Jiayou, and give all you’ve got! HC’s behind you all the way:D
Track and Field (FINALS)
In today’s Track and Field Finals, Hwachong made a clean sweep of the A, B, and C Division boys championships! Not faring much worse, the A Girls came in National 2nd! Congratulations to the teams! Check back soon for more details of the individual titles.
With that, it rounds up an exciting day for Hwachong. Regardless of whether it was a win or a loss, HC will ALWAYS be behind our Hwachongians. As the matches become increasingly crucial as we rush head first into the competition season, we would just like to give a shout-out to those competing: JIAYOU!