19 December 2018
The first half of the football season is ending. The highlights being;
The year 9 boys’ team winning the Preston league, beating Broughton High School 5-1 in the league final, the year 7 A & B teams both qualifying for the League Final to be held on Wednesday 19th December, year 10 & 11 girls winning all their games and qualifying for the Deepdale final in May. The year 7 and year 8/9 girls’ matches are due to start in the new year along with the Preston Cups for the boys.
Various teams are also still competing in the Lancashire Cup including the year 7 boys who are in the semi-final after beating Ss John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School, Colne, 8-2 in the quarterfinal. The year 9 boys play Corpus Christi
Catholic High School in the next round after beating Ribblesdale High School. The year 7 girls are due to play St Augustine’s RC High School, the Year 8/9 girls are into the quarterfinal after beating Shuttleworth College 9-2 and the Year 10/11 girls are through to the next round after beating Broughton High School 5-2.
The Under 13 girls are the only team left in the National Cup and have reached the last 32 teams in the country. Their next game is due to be played after Christmas. The girls have been fantastic all season with the highlight being penalties win away against St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Whitehaven, which made the two and a half hour one-way trip worthwhile.
Stars of the season so far have been Ryan and Charlie from year 7, Kitt and Grace in year 8, Jake and Louise in year 9.
The girls’ badminton has started well this year with both the under 16 and under 14 teams qualifying for the Preston finals. The PE department has also entered the Lancashire Cup for the first time this year and started the campaign with the under 14 boys and girls winning away at St Michael’s CE High School and the under 16 boys and girls narrowly losing to the same school. The competition will run throughout the year and will allow more fixtures. The boys’ Preston competition is due to start in the New Year.
Stars so far have been; Charlotte and Harvey in year 10, James and Kat in year 9.
The basketball season is in full swing with the under 14 A & B and the under 16 teams competing in the Lancashire Cup. The under 14 A team has started very strong beating Corpus Christi Catholic High School and Longridge High School
convincingly. The under 16’s and under 14B team have found it tougher with young squads in the double age bracket. The year 7 and year 8 matches are due to start in the New Year.
Stars of the season so far have been Isaac in year 9, Aiden and Dom in year 8.
Congratulations to both the year 7 and year 8 rugby teams. Both are Preston Champions 2018. The year 8 team played six games winning five and drawing one. The year 7’s played six games, also winning five and drawing one. Star players were Alden and William in year 8 and Harry in year 7.
Mr D. Taberner
Head of PE
The under 13 girls represented school in table tennis coming third in their league. The girls beat Christ the King Catholic High School and Longridge High School. Star player—Catriona in year 8.
The girls’ netball teams performed very well in the local Preston schools league. The year 11 team came fourth, year 10 second and year 9 girls third place. Well done to all girls - star players; Jada in year 11, Amy in year 10 and Hannah in year 9.
Miss K. McKenna
Teacher of PE