Our extra-curricular schedules are always busy in the PE department. This week has seen plenty of fixtures across a number of sports.
On Monday,14 Y7’s trained and then played a practice match, in terrible weather, when their game vs Yarm was cancelled. The final score was 1-1. Tuesday saw girls from Y7-11 take part in the South Yorkshire Tournament, as part of the National Cup. A tough start against a very good team King Ecgbert’s quickly saw the girls trailing by 3 goals. They quickly regrouped and Amy Clark hit the post. However, the Sheffield team were a lot stronger and were victorious. The second game, against South Axholme, saw our girls out on top and pressurising them. This led to five goals, including some excellent hits from Frankie Davidson. This meant that our girls finished as runners up, qualifying for the North of England playoffs. Girls enjoyed the trip to Manchester, they worked really hard to improve but played some very strong teams. They should have won at least one game, but with a mixed team of Y7-10 in an U16 tournament, it was tough competition but our team looks very strong for the future!
On Thursday, the U16 boys travelled to Bradford to compete in the NE Indoor hockey tournament. Two excellent results against Richmond and Yarm led to a deciding game against Egglescliffe . An excellent match saw Egglescliffe just win 2-1, but by beating Hymers in the final game, we have qualified for the North finals in Manchester on December 5th.
Y7 won their first ever match against Brinsworth, with a final score of 5-3. The girls were 3-2 down at half time but managed to come out victorious! Our Y8 girls, captained by Elina Solovjova, are a force to be reckoned with. They won their game 20-0, leaving a very tired Brinsworth side behind. Y9 lost 3-2 in a very close match and Y10 drew 5-5 in another closely fought match!
Hall Cross are representing Orlando Magic in the Junior NBA league this year. The team played their first round at Hayfield this week. Hall Cross beat Hayfield 28-24, with Luke Baldwin being the top scorer. They narrowly lost to Hungerhill, with a score of 13-17. The next round is on 5th December, with matches against Rossington and Campsmount.
This week saw the Doncaster cross country championships, with 26 students across Y7-13 competing. With a gruelling course due to the recent bad weather, there were some challenges along the way. 14 of our students have qualified to represent Doncaster in the South Yorkshire schools trials. Well done to everyone involved!
There are plenty of fixtures scheduled for this week (commencing 18/11). Good luck to everyone involved!