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Extra time triumph heads Ryedale School success
3:35pm Wednesday 18th January 2012 in Junior Sport
Malton School had victory joy, though, with success in the Year 7s competition.
The first half of the Year 9s final proved to be a tight, defence-dominated contest with no baskets scored. Ryedale then dominated the second half but some sloppy final play and shooting led to the game going into extra time with the scores level at 4-4.
Ryedale had the ball for most of extra time and finally bagged the winning basket to take the title.
The competition had been split into two groups of three schools, with Ryedale beating Norton College 12-6 and Eskdale School 26-2 after excellent pool-stage performances. This put them through to the semi-finals where they beat Lady Lumley’s 24-8, again dominating.
The Years 7s tournament was held at Malton Community Sports Centre and featured teams from Malton, Ryedale, Norton College, Lady Lumley’s, Eskdale and Caedmon Schools, all playing round-robin matches.
The Malton boys finished top, becoming overall champions after winning four of their five matches. Star performers were Noah Jackson and Zak Davison.
Ryedale School also won the Ryedale & Whitby Partnership’s Year 11 hockey title at Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, although only three teams took part.
The tournament proved to be tight with some excellent play from all teams. Ryedale pipped Malton School 1-0 in the first game and the drew 0-0 with Lady Lumley’s in their second to end as the only unbeaten team in the tournament.
Hannah Crowther was outstanding as Ryedale School came out tops in the Year 10 Ryedale & Whitby Partnership netball tournament.
Ryedale entered ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams on home territory, with the ‘A’ stars triumphant. Terrific team displays saw them beat Pickering’s Lady Lumley’s School 12-5, Whitby College 10-7, Malton School 9-4 and then their ‘B’ team 19-3.
Meanwhile, 12 schools from across North Yorkshire took part in the St Martin’s Ampleforth School’s cross-country meet at Gilling Castle – with the hosts having more than their fair share of success.
There were four runs – under-11 boys, U11 girls, U13 boys and U13 girls – and while no one school came first in more than one event, St Martin’s came in the top three of each and overall won the U13 girls’ race. Olivia Smerdon, in the U13 girls’ race, lost a running shoe in the mud early on but, not wishing to waste time looking for it, she battled on and despite the considerable handicap only just lost the lead in a thrilling sprint finish to Poppy Kettlewell from Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick.
Other teams came from Belmont Grosvenor, Bramcote, Cundall Manor, Gateways, Lyndhurst, Moorlands, Queen Margaret’s, Sedburgh, Scarborough College, Terrington and Woodleigh schools.