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CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IN JAPAN
Christian
Academy
in Japan
October 2018

Varsity volleyball defeats Yokota 3-1

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The varsity volleyball team finished its Dig Pink fundraiser evening on a good note by defeating Yokota 3-1 (25-11, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12). The Knights' season record is now 14-8, with a 9-4 mark in league play. Read More…

JV volleyball falls 2-1 to Yokota in tight game

The JV volleyball team lost on Tuesday to Yokota by a score of 2-1 (25-10, 16-25, 14-16) on its Dig Pink fundraiser night. The Knights' season record now stands at 6-7 with just one game remaining before the JV Tournament. Read More…

A Team soccer earns first victory of season against Aoba

The middle school soccer A Team picked up its first victory of the season on Tuesday, taking down Aoba 7-2. The Knights moved their record to 1-7-0. Read More…

Tennis teams participate in Kanto Finals

The tennis teams both competed in the Kanto Tennis Tournament in Chiba on Tuesday. The boys were able to come away with 2nd place as a team, while both teams had one All-Star award winner. Read More…

Varsity volleyball falls 3-0 against Kinnick

The varsity volleyball team hosted Kinnick on Saturday. Unfortunately, the team wasn't able to build on its Thursday victory at ASIJ and lost 3-0 (25-27, 14-25, 21-25). The Knights are now 8-4 in league play. Read More…

HS boys' cross country places fourth at Kanto Finals

The boys' cross country team placed fourth out of 10 total teams and fourth out of eight Kanto teams at the Kanto Plains Finals at Tama Hills on Saturday. Read More…

JV volleyball wins 2-1 against Kinnick

The JV volleyball team hosted Kinnick on Saturday and won by a score of 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 15-13). CAJ's record now stands at an even 6-6 with most of the season completed. Read More…

HS girls' cross country competes at Kanto Finals

Four members of the girls' cross country team competed at Kanto Plains Finals on Saturday at Tama Hills. The Knights only had four healthy runners and were one runner short of earning a team score from the meet. Read More…

MS soccer competes at ASIJ on Saturday

The middle school soccer teams traveled to ASIJ on Saturday for a trio of games against the rival Mustangs. The A Team lost 3-0, the B Team lost against ASIJ’s B Team 5-0 and then the B Team beat ASIJ’s C Team 6-3. Read More…

Middle school volleyball teams compete at ASIJ

The middle school volleyball A, B and C Teams competed at ASIJ on Saturday. A Team lost 2-0 (5-25, 11-25), the B Team lost 2-1 (25-22, 16-25, 7-15) and the C Team played a jamboree format against ASIJ's four C Teams that ultimately got them four wins in five games (35-24, 47-42, 38-22, 43-42, 37-53).
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Varsity volleyball defeats ASIJ 3-1

The varsity volleyball team got a big victory over Kanto Plains rival ASIJ on the road on Thursday. The Knights won 3-1 (25-13, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19) against the Mustangs. Read More…

JV volleyball gets one win and one loss against ASIJ

CAJ's JV volleyball team played against two ASIJ JV teams on Thursday night. The Knights lost to the Mustangs' JV A Team 2-0 (18-25, 16-25) and then defeated the Mustangs' JV B Team 2-1 (16-25, 25-16, 15-12). Read More…

Varsity volleyball drops 3-1 match to Zama

CAJ's varsity volleyball team lost at Zama on Tuesday night by a set score of 3-1 (25-16, 12-25, 19-25, 21-25). The loss moved the Knights' league record to 7-3 and its overall record to 12-7. Read More…

JV volleyball loses 2-0 to Zama

The JV volleyball team lost in straight sets (24-26, 11-25) at Zama on Tuesday night. The Knights' record is now 4-5 this season. Read More…

MS Soccer A Team falls 3-1 to KIST

The middle school soccer A Team traveled to play KIST on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Knights lost 3-1. Read More…

HS boys' tennis beats Yokota 4-1, girls lose 3-2

The boys' and girls' tennis teams both traveled to Yokota on a chilly Tuesday night for matches against the Panthers. The boys won 4-1 and the girls lost 3-2. Read More…

HS boys' cross country participates in coed relay with ISSH

The high school boys' cross country team participated in the Asia Pacific Invitational coed relay with fellow Kanto Plains school ISSH on Saturday morning. The Knights' performance wasn't official because they were competing with another school's girls, but they would've placed third out of 14 teams. Read More…

MS volleyball teams earn two wins in three matches at Seisen

Middle school volleyball had two of its three teams get wins at Seisen on Saturday. The A Team won 2-1 (12-25, 25-20, 18-16), the B Team lost 2-1 (18-25, 25-17, 13-15) and the C Team won 2-1 (20-25, 25-13, 15-12). Read More…

Cross country has seven runners compete at Yokota

The CAJ cross country team had seven runners represent the school at Yokota on Saturday for the DODEA PAC-East Championships. The Knights are not part of DODDS and did not officially score as a team, but they had many great performances. Read More…

HS boys' cross country places third out of 17 teams at API

Seven members of the high school boys' cross country team competed in the Asia Pacific Invitational in Guam early on Friday morning. CAJ was third out of 17 teams with 139 team points on the 5-kilometer course. Read More…

Varsity volleyball beats ISSH 3-1

The varsity volleyball team improved its league record to 7-2 on Thursday by defeating ISSH 3-1 (25-17, 27-29, 25-18, 25-20) on the road. The Knights have now won their last four league games and have a 12-6 record overall. Read More…

JV volleyball team defeats ISSH in straight sets

The JV volleyball team evened its season record at 4-4 on Thursday by defeating ISSH on the Symbas' home floor. CAJ won both sets by scores of 25-22 and 28-26, respectively, in its first match in nearly three weeks. Read More…

MS Soccer A Team nearly completes comeback against NIS, but loses 4-3

The middle school soccer A Team had an exciting home game on Tuesday evening against NIS. CAJ went down 4-0 early in the second half, but the team scored three goals while allowing none the rest of the way. Unfortunately, the Knights couldn't quite get a fourth score and lost 4-3. Read More…

MS volleyball teams all earn one win and one loss against YIS and St. Maur

CAJ's three middle school volleyball teams all had one win and one loss on Saturday while hosting YIS and St. Maur.
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HS boys' cross country loses to Kinnick but beats Zama

The boys' cross country team ran the Tama Hills lower course course on Saturday. CAJ beat Zama 22-35 and lost 19-44 to Kinnick on the 5-kilometer course. Read More…

HS girls' cross country falls 15-50 to Kinnick and Zama

The high school girls' cross country team again had to forfeit to their opponents on Saturday due to only having four uninjured runners complete the race. The Knights lost 15-50 to Kinnick and Zama while racing the Tama Hills lower course, which is 5 kilometers long. The team ended with a 0-8 record and was ninth out of nine teams in the Kanto Plains. Read More…

MS Soccer A Team falls 2-0 to YIS, but B Team beats YIS (6-1) and St. Maur (4-3)

CAJ's two middle school soccer teams combined to play three games against YIS and St. Maur on Saturday. The A Team lost 2-0 to YIS, and the B Team beat YIS 6-1 before beating St. Maur 4-3.

A Team coach Keesh Kawaguchi offered the following thoughts on his team's game:

"Our players seemed very discouraged after the 9-0 loss to ASIJ, but then expressed the following week their intentions to challenge themselves and to make improvements in their game.

They worked very hard for the last two weeks or so and made lots of improvements in their overall rhythm in passing, cohesiveness and attention to extra details. They seem to have finally started to understand how the game ought to be played.

This loss comes just in the wake of that. We had two great shots by SuYoung and Minoru hit the goal posts, but they came away with a win by capitalizing on our minor mishaps.

It was the best game we played this season so far, and I am very excited about their progress. They are definitely playing some great soccer right now and are remaining optimistic and highly motivated from the quality of their own plays.

I want to take this time to thank the parents of our players who came out to watch us on our Parents' Day home game. I appreciate their compliments on [the team's] noticeable improvements on the field. We will continue to work hard, not only on the field, but also off the field with how we ought to carry ourselves and how we ought to treat one another."

B Team coach Charles Smoker was happy that the Knights got their first wins of the season against other B Teams. In both matches, CAJ turned it on at the end of the game to win. The Knights had the last four goals of the game against YIS and came from being behind 3-2 against St. Maur to win.

"We've been working hard for a few weeks to prepare to get our first wins of the season. We've been focusing not just on winning, of course, but on teamwork and concentration. We need guys on CAJ sports teams to be willing to sacrifice for their team. We've been working through some of those issues throughout the season and it really paid off for us today.

We're thankful for the victories, but we're more thankful for the guys growing together as a team and sacrificing for each other throughout the day. Team-first rather than me-first."

In the B Team's two games combined, Eastin and Simon had two goals and one assist, Jay had one goal and two assists, Elijah had two goals, Junu, Ronald and Kenny had one goal apiece and Christopher had two assists.

MS Soccer Information

Varsity volleyball finishes sixth place in ASIJ YUJO Volleyball Tournament

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With two wins and one loss on Saturday, the varsity volleyball team finished fifth place out of 13 teams at ASIJ's YUJO Volleyball Tournament. They first beat Yokota 2-1 (21-25, 25-12, 15-6), then they lost 2-0 to Kubasaki (12-25, 15-25) before beating ASIJ's JV 2-0 (25-11, 25-23) in the fifth-place game. Read More…

Varsity volleyball earns two wins and one loss on second day of ASIJ Volleyball Invite

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Varsity volleyball got two wins and one loss on the second day of the ASIJ YUJO Volleyball Tournament on Friday. The Knights beat UWC ISAK 2-0 (25-17, 25-14) and ASC COBHAM 2-1 (25-14, 20-25, 15-13) before losing to ASIJ 2-0 (20-25, 26-28) to end the day. Read More…

Girls' tennis team falls 4-1 to ISSH

The CAJ girls' tennis team lost 4-1 at home to ISSH on Thursday evening. The Knights had a few close matches, but only Kaitlyn at 1st singles was able to secure a victory. Read More…

Varsity volleyball completes first day of ASIJ Volleyball Invite

The varsity volleyball team won one game and lost one game on the first day of the ASIJ Volleyball Invite on Thursday. The Knights first defeated Kadena 2-0 (25-9, 29-27), then they lost to Kinnick 2-1 (25-20, 23-25, 10-15). Read More…

Boys' and girls' tennis teams complete away matches against St. Mary's and Seisen

The CAJ boys' and girls' varsity tennis teams competed at St. Mary's and Seisen, respectively, on Wednesday night. The boys' match ended in a draw due to how late the match was going, but the team was leading 2-1 on individual matches before the event was called. The girls lost 5-0. Read More…

Cross country freshmen compete in mid-week meet at Tama Hills

With the majority of the team participating in School Without Walls activities, CAJ's three freshmen cross country runners competed on Thursday at Tama Hills. Read More…

MS volleyball teams play a trio of mid-week games

CAJ's B and C middle school volleyball teams combined to play three games on Tuesday and Wednesday of School Without Walls week. Read More…
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