National A Div Floorball Final (Boys): VJC avenge group stage loss against RI to clinch title in tight 2-1 contest

Beaten 1-3 by much-fancied Raffles Institution (RI) in the group stage, the boys from Victoria Junior College (VJC) made sure to approach the A Division floorball final against the same opponents with a renewed focus and strategy. And they executed their game plan to perfection this time round, hitting the 2018 champions twice on the counter via Ammar Harith (VJC #25) and Anas Abdullah Baeesa (VJC #87) to emerge 2-1 winners and reclaim the championship trophy their school last lifted in 2017, and its fourth since 2009.

By |2022-06-03T18:57:01+08:00June 3rd, 2022|floorball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Softball Final (Boys): RI hold EJC scoreless to win first title since 2017

An impressive pitching performance by Raffles Institution captain Shawn Yip (RI #1) led his team to a 6-0 victory over Eunoia Junior College in the A Division boys’ softball final. Recording 13 strikeouts on the day, his performance, complemented by strong teamwork in defense, proved sufficient for the Rafflesians to claim their first title since 2017.

By |2022-06-04T00:21:58+08:00June 3rd, 2022|softball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Floorball Final (Girls): TMJC dethrone defending champs VJC to seal first title since merger

With all still to play for in the A Division girls' floorball final against defending champions Victoria Junior College (VJC), Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC) coach Jatin Nair sent out a rallying message to his charges during the second interval: "The team is only as strong as the relationships within the team." It was a recurring theme that had driven the TMJC girls throughout a short four-month run-up to the competition, and they duly delivered on court to come out 2-1 victors in the final, sealing the school's first title since the merger between Tampines and Meridian JCs.

By |2022-06-01T16:05:18+08:00May 31st, 2022|floorball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Softball Final (Girls): Rafflesians come back to beat HCI 2-1 in extra innings tie-breaker for first title in decade

In a stunning season-long comeback, Raffles Institution overcame the odds to emerge the A Division girls' softball champions, defeating Hwa Chong Institution 2-1 after an extra sixth inning to win the championship for the first time since 2012. RI previously lost to HCI in the group stage via mercy rule, with a 0-10 scoreline.

By |2022-06-05T18:11:00+08:00May 31st, 2022|softball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Basketball Final (Girls): HCI overcome gritty NJC 44-30 to lift first trophy since 2015

Chasing their school's first title since 2015, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) overcame a spirited performance from underdogs National Junior College (NJC) to clinch redemption on behalf of their seniors and emerge triumphant in the 2022 A Division girls' basketball final. With 10 A girls' trophies since 2003 prior to this year but having come short at the last hurdle in two out of the last four editions of the championship from 2016 to 2019, the HCI class of 2022 made their mark and finally reclaimed the title after seven years with a 44-30 victory over a gritty NJC side, who were making their school’s first final appearance in the girls’ A Division, in the past decade at least.

By |2022-05-28T18:57:34+08:00May 28th, 2022|basketball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Basketball Final (Boys): NJC secure historic first title after surviving late HCI fightback

National Junior College (NJC) turned around an early Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) lead and survived a late onslaught from their opponents to bag their maiden A Division boys' basketball title, in only the school's second appearance in a championship final. Led by captain and Most Valuable Player (MVP) Ray Chan (#8) with a game-high 12 points, the boys in white came out 41-33 winners against their counterparts in red to protect their 100-percent record over seven games in the competition.

By |2022-05-27T12:12:34+08:00May 26th, 2022|basketball, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National A Div Football Final: VJC reclaim title after edging past defending champs SAJC in rematch of 2019 final

With one swing of his boot, Victoria Junior College (VJC)’s Anton Yen Goh (#19) drove the ball into the bottom left corner of a gaping net, cueing thunderous roars from the Jalan Besar crowd at the first National Schools A Division boy’s football final since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. That strike 15 minutes into the first half turned out to be the first and only goal of the match, as the Victorians reclaimed the title their seniors surrendered to same opponents St. Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) three years ago.

By |2022-05-30T13:05:42+08:00May 20th, 2022|football, Youth in Motion|1 Comment

NSG Track & Field: Singapore Sports School reign supreme in B Div relays

When Singapore Sports School (SSP)’s Huang Weijun received the baton on the anchor in the B Division boys’ 4 by 400 metres relay final, he knew a massive winning streak was on the line for his school in the event. The B boys’ 100m-200m sprint king was up against Victoria School (VS)’s 800m champion and 400m silver medalist Subaraghav Hari who got the baton slightly earlier, and he understood the assignment. Weijun took advantage of his speed to overtake the latter within the first bend, and never relented as he brought the gold home for SSP in 3 minutes 31.47 seconds, a marginal 0.18s ahead of VS (3:31.65). Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) took the bronze in 3:35.44.

By |2022-05-19T16:12:41+08:00May 16th, 2022|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments
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