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

National A Div Rugby: ACJC outclass SAJC 54-0 to claim 3rd place

Helped by a strong defence, a dominant scrum and a top try scoring rookie, Anglo-Chinese Junior College beat St Andrew's Junior College 54-0 on aggregate to finish third in this year's A Division Rugby National School Games.

By |2022-05-15T14:07:57+08:00May 15th, 2022|rugby, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

NSG Track & Field: HCI bag first A girls’ relay double since 2015, first C boys’ 4x100m gold in 2 decades

With their tag as traditional powerhouses in schools' track and field, one would think that Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) are dominant in the marquee relay events. They turned out to be, but not before erasing a few relay gold droughts in the girls' A Division and C boys' 4 by 100 metres at the 63rd National Schools Track and Field Championships.

By |2022-05-16T19:19:32+08:00May 15th, 2022|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

NSG Track & Field: ACS(I)’s C boys overturn disappointment; seniors rule A boys’ relays

As Harry Irfan Curran crossed the finish line first in the C Division boys’ 4 by 400 metres relay final, he raised his arms into a heart shape directed at his Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) teammates. That gesture stemmed from relief more than anything. A day earlier in the 4x100m relay final, the same quartet — the favourites having qualified fastest — got disqualified when second runner John Tan, the 200m hurdles champion, fell in the exchange zone and outgoing runner Sean Gerard Yoo picked up the baton before his teammate did.

By |2022-05-16T19:19:12+08:00May 12th, 2022|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

NSG Track & Field: Cedar dominate girls’ relays with first 3-gold haul in 23 years

Cedar Girls' Secondary claimed three out of a possible four relay golds at the 63rd National Schools Track and Field Championships, clinching double relay victory in the girls' C Division and crossing the line first in the B girls' 4 by 100 metres race. It was the first time the school has won three or more relay golds in the same meet since the alumna of 1999 also won both C girls' relays as well as the B Division 4x400m.

By |2022-05-16T19:19:18+08:00May 10th, 2022|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments
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