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With traditional tournaments being unable to occur, the LSSA challenges attempted to create a way for students to adequately compete whilst in quarantine.

Students compete in online LSSA tournament

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online May 13, 2020

The online LSSA spring festival, a new event created as an alternative to ISSTs and LSSAs, took place between May 4 and 8. MS athletics director Akay Mustafa, one of the event organizers alongside High...

ASL to partake in LSSA Spring Festival

ASL to partake in LSSA Spring Festival

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online May 4, 2020

As a replacement for spring ISSTs, ASL will be taking part in an online LSSA Spring Festival between May 4 and 8. All students from Grade 5 to 12 are welcome to participate in a variety of six spring season...

Matthew Pope (20) swings at a pitch during Baseball ISSTs at Canons Park May 30. The boys varsity team won the gold medal for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. Pope had won three of those gold medals as a freshmen, sophomore and junior but wont be able to play this year because spring ISSTs were canceled by the participating schools.

Senior athletes reflect on missing spring sports season

Michael Flaherty, Sports Editor: Online April 4, 2020

Leaving the dogpile for the third time after winning gold at the 2019 baseball ISSTs, Matthew Pope (’20) felt overjoyed. The team had won ISSTs for the three years he had been on varsity baseball, and...

Performance crew team member Leyth Sousou (22) trains on an erg at home. Crew had many races scheduled for the spring season, but they were canceled. Sousou has been able to train six times a week on the erg, but finds it hard be motivated to train without the other members of the team.

Athletes adjust training during lockdown

Jonathan Novak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online April 2, 2020

Eight practices a week, 15 hours in the pool and three hours of general fitness.  Swimmer Lauren Brantley (’20) had been exercising at least that much every week since September.  However, on...

What to do without sports

What to do without sports

Jonathan Novak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2020

First the NBA, then the conference tournaments, then March Madness, then the Premier League, then the NHL, and then literally everything.  March 12 was a sad day for sports fans. Every single American...

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all winter ISSTs have been canceled. ASL hosted a swimming tournament with two visiting schools March 12.

ASL place second in replacement ISST swimming tournament

Cameron Spurr, News Editor: Print March 14, 2020

After swimming ISSTs were canceled Feb. 26 due to COVID-19 concerns from the host school, The British School of Brussels, the athletics department set out to plan a replacement tournament at ASL.  The...

James Costello (17) competes in the 100m breastroke at the ASL vs. Cobham swim meet in March 1. ASL will host a replacement meet for ISSTs March 12.

Replacement ISST tournaments for swim, rugby planned

Michael Flaherty, Sports Editor: Online March 4, 2020

In place of ISSTs next week, there will be a swimming meet held at ASL on Thursday, March 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The schools that are participating will be ASL, ACS Cobham, ACS Hillingdon, Frankfurt...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

All ISSTs canceled due to Coronavirus concern

Isabelle Lhuilier, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print February 28, 2020

All winter ISST tournaments have been canceled following concerns surrounding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. On Feb 26, it was announced that varsity swimming and varsity boys basketball ISSTs were to be...

Swimming and basketball ISSTs canceled due to fears of Coronavirus

Swimming and basketball ISSTs canceled due to fears of Coronavirus

Jonathan Novak and Michael Flaherty February 27, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak across the world, the swimming ISST tournament at the British School of the Brussels (BSB) and the boys basketball ISST tournament at ACS Athens International School,...

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