- MS baseball, girls volleyball, cross country
- HS girls and boys volleyball, cross country
|Senri & Osaka International Schools: Sabers Athletics||
FALL 2021 SEASON: CANCELLED in line with "state of emergency" guidelines from Osaka prefecture
Please visit the Sabers awards webpage for more information.
Under normal circumstances, the SOIS community - students, parents, faculty, staff - are invited each year to the Sabers awards celebration, held in the theater and cafeteria. Under normal circumstances, over 100 people attend this fun event. Under normal circumstances, the Sabers community comes together to celebrate a successful year of sport.
Under normal circumstances….
The circumstances now are not normal, you may have noticed.
Because of the closure of the school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not hold our annual awards celebration in person. This was disappointing to all Sabers athletes and coaches. Still, it gives us great pleasure to announce the 2019-20 Sabers team and school award winners.
Please visit the Sabers awards website for more information.
We honor our high school student athletes with two kinds of awards:
Congratulations to these deserving Sabers student athletes.
Thank you, all Sabers athletes, coaches, teachers, and parents.
Go Sabers! Be strong, SABERStrong!
Sabers website "trivia treasure hunt"
Congratulations to our winners: Aoi Uchikata and Yuka Aoyama!
Open to all members of the Sabers community.
Please search the many pages of the Sabers athletics website to find the answers to the trivia questions.
The first 10 Sabers students, parents, graduates, or staff members who submit a mostly correctly answered questionnaire will receive a special prize (void where prohibited).
Explore the website, support the Sabers, and win a contest!
Good luck, everyone. Go, Sabers!
SABERS GIRLS: 2019 AISA CHAMPIONS!
Boys finish 3rd.
Boys recap: A relatively young Sabers boys soccer team placed a respectable 3rd at the 2019 AISA soccer tournament held in Yokohama. After going scoreless on day 1, the Sabers boys soccer team found themselves in a tie for 2nd place in their pool and facing a tiebreaking "kicks from the penalty mark" shootout with KIS early Saturday morning. For a young team, this might have been a nerve-wracking experience, but the Sabers were calm, not even bothering to put on their uniforms, and won the shootout to advance to the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champions Yokohama International School. All-tournament team members were Neo Yokoyama, Kentaro Okuda, and Taishi Fukuda. A big thank you to Coach Entwistle and Coach Nikolic.
Girls recap: The Sabers girls soccer team went undefeated through pool play and the semifinals, but they gave up a goal in each match. The defense tightened up in the finals, holding the host Korea International School Phoenix to a scoreless draw. The Sabers prevailed in an exciting "kicks from the penalty mark" shootout, 3-1, to repeat as AISA champions. All tournament team members were Leona Yanagi, Keito Iuchi, Ririko Okuno, and Nanami Hasegawa. Special congratulations to Coach Kono who single-handedly coached the team this year. Thank you to chaperone Matsuda-sensei.
The Sabers girls and boys soccer teams play in Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) championship tournaments this weekend, April 11 and 12, 2019.
The Sabers girls and boys soccer teams play in Western Japan Athletic Association (WJAA) championship tournaments this weekend, March 8 and 9, 2019.
The girls, coached by Coach Kono and chaperoned by Yukawa-sensei, travel to the Yokohama Athletic and Country Club (YCAC) in Yokoyama, for the tournament hosted by Yokohama International School. Here is the tournament website.
The boys, led by Coach Entwistle and Coach Nikolic, stay closer to home, playing at Canadian Academy on Rokko Island in Kobe. Here is the tournament webpage and match schedule.
Good luck, Sabers!
A group of 19 SOIS middle school and high school Sabers swimmers competed
in the winter Kanto Plains championship meet hosted by St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, February 2, 2019. In the age 13-14 division, OIS 9th grader Tadayoshi Kamegai competed in 3 events, placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in those events
to finish 3rd overall in his age division. The Sabers are coached by Mr. Bertman and
Four Sabers teams took part in AISA events, January 24-27, 2019, in Seoul, Yokohama, and Osaka.
SOIS hosted the 2019 Western Japan Athletic Association (WJAA) high school girls varsity basketball championship tournament January 18-19 in a chilly Sabers gym, and the Sabers thrilled the home crowd by winning the WJAA title, defeating Yokohama International School in the finals, 35-32. In a scrappy defensive battle full of turnovers and jump balls, neither team could mount much of an offensive attack. OIS senior Niki Heimer led the Sabers with 10 points, with SIS senior Yulia Ikumi adding 9 points despite spending much of the game on the bench with foul trouble. Haruka Mibuchi scored 8 points, Akari Sugimoto added 4, and Sakura Okamoto and Karen Akashi each chipped in 2 points to round out the scoring for Coach Sagara's team.
Coach Heimer, SOIS AD