Landesmeister im Basketball
U16- und U14-Basket-Girls der Eichenschule werden überraschend JtfO-Landessieger Völlig unerwartet gewannen die U16-Basketballerinnen der Eichenschule Scheeßel beim im eigenen Ort ausgetragenen Landesfinale des Wettbewerbs „Jugend trainiert für Olympia“ den Niedersachsen-Titel. Damit sicherten sich die von Thea Gerken und Carolin Knittler gecoachten Jugendlichen die begehrten Fahrkarten zum fünftägigen Bundesfinale Anfang Mai in Berlin. Abgerundet wurde der erneut großartige Erfolg für das Scheeßeler Gymnasium durch den Landestitelgewinn der von Christian Greve betreuten U14-Mädchen, die in Quakenbrück ungeschlagen blieben.
Die 7B hat im Englischunterricht bei Frau Seiboth einen Blogeintrag zu den Turnieren in Scheeßel verfasst:
„Jugend trainiert für Olympia“ basketball tournament
After a three-year Covid-related break, the school sports competition „Jugend trainiert für Olympia“ finally took place again. It was the first time since we were at the Eichenschule that such an event happened.
The basketball tournament took place between the 14th and 15th of March, 2023. Whoever won would be crowned the best school basketball team of our federal state. From our knowledge, there were around 16 teams which were divided by age and gender. The participating schools were from all over Lower Saxony. The Eichenschule started a U18 boys’ team and a U16 girls’ team. The winners will head to Berlin to participate in the country’s best school basketball team competition.
On Tuesday, 14th March, the girls‘ team won their tournament. Their first game against Osnabrück had to go two times into overtime until the Eichenschule finally won with a final score of 38:36. The second game was against Wolfsburg, and again the Eichenschulteam won. Because our girls are good at playing basketball, it was not difficult to win by 36:17. The finals were again against Osnabrück and were won with a final score of 34:27. It was very cool to watch the games because they were so exciting and close. Because the girls won the tournament, they will go to Berlin from the 2nd to the 6th of May to compete for the title „Best school basketball team of Germany“.
On Wednesday, 15th March, the boys‘ U18 team competed in their tournament. Everyone was very excited when they walked to the basketball games. The sports hall was very crowded. The first game from the Eichenschule was at 10:45 am against the Käthe-Kollwitz-Schule Hannover. Sadly, our team lost this game. The final score was 16:46. After a break, the boys played against the Eversten Oldenburger Gymnasium. The game started at 12:30 pm. The spectators cheered the whole time, but the Eichenschulteam lost this game too. But we want to mention that the defence was better than in the first game. The final score was 27:59. With this defeat the Eichenschule lost their chance to get first or second place. The last game they played was against Hannover for third place. But all energy was gone, so the Eichenschule lost this game with a final score of 28:42, too. But still, they had fun and that’s the only thing that matters.
All in all, the atmosphere of both tournaments was great. A lot of pupils went to the games and cheered for the Eichenschulteams. It was a great change from everyday school life to watch our schoolmates play basketball and show and feel the support of each other. A big thank you goes to Class 8B, which provided sensational catering on both days. So no one had to starve or die of thirst while watching the games. In conclusion, it was a very good tournament with good teams and games. We wish the U16 girls all the best for the finals in Berlin!