Sports Report – ISA Summer Finals
Chev had six teams participating in the ISA Finals on Saturday. A number of students and livestock were also in action representing the college at the Moss Vale Show, and our mountain bike riders were at the James Williamson Enduro at Wingello on Sunday.
On Saturday morning the softballers departed early for their matches at Blacktown Olympic Park.
The 1sts Girls played Barker in their semi and came up against a Barker team who have improved throughout the comp and had a pitcher and batters in fine form.
Our girls tried hard but couldn’t get bat on ball and failed to score runs. Sascha Murphy has really improved as a pitcher and did a good job on the day. Molly Rose being injured was a big loss for the team
The Junior Girls were up against Central Coast in their semi-final and were switched on and played a great game to advance to the final against Oxley. The final was a nervous affair and the Oxley girls just batted and fielded a bit better to win 7-3.
Chev’s player of the day for the Juniors was Felicity Perna; and she was well supported by Charlotte Gillespie and Clare Rhodes.
The basketball finals at Penrith commenced with our 1sts Girls against Barker.
In recent weeks scoring early baskets has been a team strength but finals are different and it took a while for nerves to settle.
Play went from end to end but as the game wore on it seemed that the Barker girls just could not miss and went out to a handy lead.
The final quarter saw true Chev spirit applied with a big comeback but it was a bit too late.
Chev’s best on the day was Simone Inwood who had a great all round game. Fittingly, the final two scoring shots came from Captain Rhiannon Feely and Eva Lawrance, two Year 12 girls who played their last game of school basketball on Saturday.
In the Boys Basketball games, the 17As played against the very strong St Augustine’s team.
The St Augustines boys went out to a very handy half time lead and, although the Chev boys pegged them back in the second half, the deficit was too much.
Chev’s best on the day was Patrick King.
The Chev 2nds played St Paul’s and, as expected, the game was close throughout.
The biggest margin in the game was 5 points and it was a very tense final few minutes.
Thankfully, the Chev Boys managed to find the baskets at the right time and hung on for an exciting 3 point win.
Chev’s best were Jordan Scott , Griffin Payne and Lachlan Capps – 8th time lucky for Coach Fred Duncan!
At the Mossy Show the cows, steers and paraders all went well.
Darcy Howard and Sophie Halliday were finalists in the Senior Parading; and Casey Halliday was awarded best overall parader.
Chev won 1st pace for the heavyweight steer, and Senior and Junior reserve champion for our cows.
Out at Wingello on Sunday it was a beautiful day for riding a bike. There were almost 1000 riders at the James Williamson Enduro.
Notable results from the day were:
75km U19 1st place – Cameron Butcher
50km U19 2nd place – Harry Denington
25km U17 Female 2nd – Seren Johnson | 3rd – Holly Boyle
More news and photos to come from the Moss Vale Show and mountain biking.