A MESSAGE FROM THE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR
Aloha Parents and Students,
Good luck to our boys varsity basketball team, who is traveling to Kauai this week to participate in a preseason tournament.
A Note from Swimming Coach Joe
What a great varsity meet we had last night against Mid-Pacific Institute! It came down to the relay, and MPI beat our boys in a very close match. The girls won all 8 events and 2 of the 3 relays, winning the girls team meet. The boys won 4 of the 8 events and finished second in the team scores. Overall, we won 12 of the 16 individual events. Unfortunately, MPI had nearly twice as many swimmers as us and touched us out in a couple of relays, meaning they won the combined team scores. Congratulations to the relay team of Cate Ferandin, Emery Dill, Eden Waqainabete, and Nawai Kela, who smashed the pool record in the 400 meter free relay!
It was awesome to see a full house of fans and all the swimmers cheering loudly for the first match of the season. The energy was great to see! Please invite all of your friends out next Friday, when we compete against Iolani. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK as the Iolani boys are the defending Divison I state and ILH champs and their girls got 3rd place at states last year (our boys were 6th at Division I states and our girls were 9th at Division I states last season, so this is a battle of 2 of the best in the state).
We look forward to a great week of practice as we prepare for our showdown versus the Iolani Red Raiders.
The girls have wrapped up their regular season and the boys are heading into their post season tournament with their first match on Monday, December 12.
The Bulldog paddlers competed in their first race on December 3 at Magic Island and then again on December 6. Most recently, the mixed crew finished 4th with a time of 36:17 in the 3.5 mile race. The girls JV team, which is the other crew that participated this week, finished in 41:59 to put them in 3rd place.
The Grade 4-6 little Bulldogs finished their season with a round robin tournament at LJA on December 3.
Boys Intermediate Basketball
The boys finished an undefeated season. They are ILH Champs! Way to go, boys.
Girls Intermediate Basketball
We have one player on the girls intermediate co-op team with St. Andrew's Priory: Gigi Burks in Grade 8. Her team made it to the Championship game in the end of season tournament but fell to Hawai'i Mission Academy. Way to go, Gigi!
A Message from the LJA Athletic Trainer
Anatomy of Hamstring Strains
The hamstring is a group of three large muscles located at the back of the thigh. It is considered a two-joint muscle, as it crosses the hip joint and knee joint, and its main function is to bend the knee and extend the hip. This biomechanical design allows for powerful pushing off motion during running and jumping in addition to absorbing an immense amount of force during deceleration. When the muscle is overloaded or stretched past its normal limit, injury can occur and have long lasting effects if not treated properly.
Hamstring strains are divided into three types: grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3. Grade 1 is characterized by stretching and micro tears of muscle fibers with minimal swelling, pain and impingement. Grade 2 is a partial tear, with moderate swelling, bruising, pain, a limited range of motion and difficulty bearing weight. Grade 3 is a complete rupture of the muscle with severe swelling, bruising, pain, little to no range of motion and inability to bear weight.
Muscle strains can be treated using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and cryotherapy for pain and swelling management. A functional rehabilitation program focusing on mobility and strengthening are one of many conservative options to treat and prevent hamstring strains. Stop by the athletic training room if you have any questions or want to know more.
The Athletic Department has a few coaching vacancies we are looking to fill for the upcoming winter and spring seasons. If you know anyone who may be interested in the following positions, please have them email the Athletic Department.
Girls Water Polo Assistant Coach- February-May
Intermediate Golf Head Coach- February-May
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Helpful Websites for Sports Information
Instagram Athletics Page: @LeJardinathletics
This is our athletics social media page where LJA updates, varsity pictures, tryout information and all start date publications can be found.
ILH Website: http://ilhsports.com/
This is the site for updated schedules/resutls, all stars and league current events.
HHSAA Website: sportshigh.com
This is the site to find information on state tournaments schedules and resources, start date calendars and member school information.
This is the national governing body of high school sports.
Scoring Live Website: scoringlive.com
This is an additional place to find real time scores from around the state.
Boys Water Polo
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Boys Air Rifle*
Girls Air Rifle*
JV Boys Tennis
JV Girls Tennis
INT Boys Tennis
INT Girls Tennis
Boys Track and Field
Girls Track and Field
Varsity Boys Tennis
Varsity Girls Tennis
Girls Water Polo