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Seniors Dominated the Floor

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Wednesday evening, our Lady Lions hosted the Horizon Science Academy Lady Hawks for the 2014 Senior Night. Lead by senior co-captains # 10 De’Asia Martin and # 15 Alana King-Mendenhall and fellow senior players #1 Raven Scott, # 4 Celiza “CeCe” Serna, # 30 Jocelyn James and # 32 Candra Branch, the Lady Lions defeated the Lady Hawks three sets to one.

In the first set, the Lions showed teamwork, skill and strength against the opposing team and were able to easily win with a score of 25-16. The second set was a tougher challenge; however, the Ladies pulled through with a score of 25-23.

Sadly, the Lions were unable to win three straight sets. A quick line-up change and some play errors allowed the Lady Hawks to jump ahead. Unable to recover, the team fell 18-25. Awakened by the closeness of the second set and the loss of the third, when it came time to play the fourth, the Lady Lions rose to the occasion. They showed without a doubt WHOSE HOUSE IT WAS. In a matter of minutes the game was over with a definitive score of 25-12.

To end the evening, coaches Danielle Robinson and Veronica Brownlee showed their appreciation to the players’ parents by giving them flowers. As for the seniors, they were given personalized jerseys as a keepsake.

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Varsity Soccer falls to Cougars 2-1

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On Monday, the Columbus International Lions varsity soccer team lost 2-1 against the Beechcroft Cougars.

The game began intense and fierce from each team until the Lions’ defender and striker #22 Jamil Sall got kicked in the face and fell to the ground, unconscious.

After 20 minutes the paramedics came and took him to the hospital.

The Lions continued with the game, but struggled without Sall. They were  unable to respond to the cougars both physically and mentally.

At halftime the score was 2-0 Beechcroft.

Coach Weiss addressed the boys about Sall’s condition, giving them new hope to come out strong to finish the game with a goal.

The Lions’ record is now 5-3-1.

Heart- felt loss

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On September 22, 2014
The girl’s Varsity volleyball team played against the North Christian School Varsity volleyball team. They were in the lead with the score at 9-6,but then lost it due to not talking.The final score being 14-25, ending the second game with a lead 2 wins to 1. At the beginning of the third game the lions played aggressive and talked for a while,but everything went downhill after the talking stopped and they lost the final score 21-25.

Running, a passion for CNIS’ two-time State Champion

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For One Columbus North International student running is more than a sport: it is an art.
Two-time State Champion track runner Timia Easley, said she has a passion for running.
“I feel at peace when I am running,” said the CNIS senior. 
She runs whenever she has time, including her Monday-to-Sunday practices.
Easley has benefited from being a two-time State Champion because she has met a lot of coaches, officials and has been invited to travel around the United States for different national track meets.
Her coach influences her by telling her to train like a “Champion not a chumpion.”
Easley said that track helps you learn more about yourself, and has allowed her to develop both communication skills and character.

Winter brings new sports to CNIS

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Last winter Columbus North International School had its first bowling teams.

The school has both a boy and girl team, their season was from Dec. 1 to Feb. 14, 2014 and they played 15 matches.

There are a girls’ team that was coached by Coach Ritchey and consisted of three seniors, one junior and three freshmen.

The boys’ team was coached by Coach Cox and consisted of three seniors and three juniors.

“It was fun to be able to play a new sport,” said Abdi Omar, who played for the boys’ bowling team.

The boys won individual games but did not win any total games. The girls won several of their games.

The strategy that the teams used was putting in five players at a time to bowl.

“I am looking forward to more people coming to join the teams next year,” said Cox.

CNIS Middle School Girls’ Basketball Giving its “Best” in First Season

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Iyana Hairston attempts a shot in a game between the Columbus North International middle school girls’ basketball team and Dominion Fifth Avenue on Dec. 12, 2013. (Roar file photo)

Iyana Hairston attempts a shot in a game between the Columbus North International middle school girls’ basketball team and Dominion Fifth Avenue on Dec. 12, 2013. (Roar file photo)

The Columbus North International middle school girls’ basketball team has a record of 7-5 for the 2013-14 season.

The team is coached by Charles Jones and consists of seven girls. Charlea Henley, Iyana Hairston, Tasheona Parks, Sarai Swann and Rodneyka Groves are the starters, while Brittany Nell and Amiyah Coates.

The CNIS middle school girls’ and boys’ basketball teams practice and play games at Fifth Avenue Elementary, because the high school teams practice and play games at CNIS. The school provides bus transportation to Fifth Avenue for the middle school teams to attend practices and games.

Parks told The Roar that playing for the girls’ basketball team is “great.”

“We have our ups and downs, but we have it on our hearts and play on the court,” Parks said. “We give our best and do our best. “

Parks added that the team thinks Jones can be “annoying sometimes, but it’s nice sometimes.” She also said their practices are not very intense; during practice, the team warms up and then does the exercises it uses in games, Parks said.

Parks said Hairston and Henley are the best players on the team.

The biggest disappointment of the season for Parks, she said, was that the team’s game against the Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls was canceled due to weather. Parks said CNIS was defeated by the all-girls school early in the season, so she “wanted to return to them.”

CNIS soccer coach, not just passionate about sports

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Columbus North International high school soccer coach, Adam Weiss, more than just sports.

Mr. Weiss, a Hamilton College graduate, coaches soccer in high school and basketball for his son’s team. He’s passionate for his family and spends most of the time with his children.

Mr. Weiss likes soccer, reading, and cooking. He enjoys most sports except for baseball and golf. Besides being a coach, Mr. Weiss is also a CNIS English teacher. He said he has always been a English teacher.
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Some of Mr. Weiss’ students said they liked his personality and teaching style.

Evodie Umba, a 12 grade student, said that he is a cool teacher, corny but funny, and is not strict or boring.

Rina Schultz had Mr. Weiss in 10 grade and said he is hardworking, extremely humorous, witty, and committed.

 

 

Boys and Girls Basketball Teams in Action–Go Lions!

Iyana Hairston attempts a shot in a game between the Columbus North International middle school girls’ basketball team and Dominion Fifth Avenue on Dec. 12, 2013. (Roar file photo)
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The middle school and high school basketball teams were in full swing in 2013, and have even more games to come in 2014. Thanks to Javonne Daye, we have some terrific images of all of our boys and girls teams in action, and hope everyone will go out and support them for the rest of their season.

CNIS Middle School basketball team wears Kenwood’s jerseys

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Columbus North International Middle School's Gabe Towns drives the ball down the court in a game against Mifflin Middle School. The Lions won the first game of the season, 45-22, Monday, November 25, 2013, at Mifflin Middle School, Columbus Ohio.

Columbus North International Middle School’s Gabe Towns drives the ball down the court in a game against Mifflin Middle School. The Lions won the first game of the season, 45-22, Monday, November 25, 2013, at Mifflin Middle School, Columbus Ohio.

On Monday Columbus North International Middle School boys basketball team played their first game of the season against Mifflin Middle School; beating them 45-22.

It was a great win for the Lions, however there was one problem: The middle school basketball players had to wear Ecole Kenwood’s jerseys.

Ecole Kenwood is a Columbus public French immersion elementary school. Some CNIS Middle school basketball players had attended Kenwood last year but many on the team said they did not appreciate wearing elementary schools jerseys. When parents bought this concern to the CNIS’ Middle School principal and basketball coach, they were told that the school did not have money to purchase new uniforms for the middle school basketball team.

By Kayin Derden

Middle School basketball preview

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Soccer has ended, and it is time for middle school boys and girls basketball to get underway, although you will not see much of them around the school.

Both Columbus North International School teams are practicing at Fifth Avenue International School, and plan to play their first games on Nov. 25.

All the practices and home games will take place at Fifth Avenue because the high school basketball teams are using CNIS’ gym.

Leanthony Jones was hired to coach the boy’s team, and Frederic Jones is the girl’s coach.

The boy’s team has already played their first preseason game, beating Mifflin Middle School, although no one kept score.

CNIS is in the Central Division. The boys play schools like Arts Impact, Champion, Columbus Boys Prep and Linden-McKinley. Besides playing Columbus Girls Prep, the girls play many of the same teams.

Games are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., and admission costs $3.

By Danny Kraft

Boys Schedule:

Date Home Away
11/25 Mifflin CNIS
12/2 CNIS Indianola K-8
12/4 Linden CNIS
12/9 CNIS Champion
12/12 Dominion CNIS
12/16 CNIS Arts Impact
12/18 CNIS Boys Prep
1/8 CNIS Woodward Park
1/13 BYE
1/15 CNIS Linden
1/22 CNIS Ridgeview
1/27 Champion CNIS
1/29 No Game Scheduled
2/3 Arts Impact CNIS
2/5 Boys Prep CNIS
2/10 BYE

Girls Schedule:

Date Home Away
11/25 CNIS Mifflin
12/2 Indianola K-8 CNIS
12/4 CNIS Linden
12/9 Champion CNIS
12/12 CNIS Dominion
12/16 Arts Impact CNIS
12/18 Girls Prep CNIS
1/8 Woodward Park CNIS
1/13 BYE
1/15 Linden CNIS
1/22 Ridgeview CNIS
1/27 CNIS Champion
1/29 Medina CNIS
2/3 CNIS Arts Impact
2/5 CNIS Girls Prep
2/10 BYE

 

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