RUGBY sevens is back on the curriculum at Terrington Hall School this week, starting with the school’s annual under-11s tournament today (Wednesday) Thirteen teams from various schools – Aysgarth, Belmont Grosvenor, Birkdale, Bow School, Bramcote/Woodleigh, Cundall Manor, Lyndhurst, Mowden Hall, Newcastle School for Boys, St Martin’s Ampleforth, St Olave’s, Sedbergh and Terrington Hall - will compete for the cup, plate and bowl.

Play starts at 2pm with the finals taking place at around 4.30pm.

Next Wednesday (March 7), Terrington Hall School will then hold its 14th annual U13s sevens tournament.

The largest event of its kind in the north of England, this year’s tournament will host 20 teams from Aysgarth, Barnard Castle, Birkdale, Bramcote/Woodleigh, Cundall Manor, Durham School, Easingwold, Giggleswick, Merchiston Castle, Mount St Mary’s, Mowden Hall, Pocklington, Ryedale, Sedbergh, St Martin’s Ampleforth, St Olave’s, Scarborough College, Terrington Hall and Yarm schools.

The teams will arrive at Terrington Hall from noon onwards, with play starting at 1pm. The finals of the cup, plate, bowl and shield competitions will take place at about 4.30pm.

Malton School’s Under-19s football team put in a strong display to overcome Bootham School 2-0 in the County League.

A solid defensive display throughout and two goals from George Everitt in the second half won the tie.

The same squad of players continued their impressive form in their County Cup tie against a strong St Aidan’s School – but it ended in disappointment.

There was nothing between the sides after a goalless 90 minutes and extra-time. However, the Harrogate team won the penalty shoot-out 4-3.

Alex Carrie, Adam Hill and James Doutwaite were impressive for Malton.

Malton School’s Year 7 and 9 footballers cruised to derby victory over Ryedale School.

Goals from Noah Jackson (2), Tom Richardson and Josh Wade saw the Year 7s win 4-1, Joe Tettlow outstanding in defence, while the Year 9 won 7-1 with goals from Morgan Fraser (3), Ryan Williamson (2), Ryan Gaughan and Harrision Sutherland.

Ryedale took revenge at Year 11 level, winning 4-1, despite Max Fraser’s opener for Malton.

Year 9 students from Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, became county champions when they took part in the North Yorkshire round of the Center Parcs National Schools Badminton Championships held at the York Railway Institute.

The Pickering boys breezed through their pool beating Ripon Grammar (5-0), Malton School (4-1) and St Aidan’s School (4-1).

They then won their semi-final against Rossett School 4-1 to set up a final against Thirsk School. This match proved close and came down to the final doubles match – which Lady Lumley’s won after a few nervewracking moments.

The team of Alex Taylor, Stewart Chapman, Luke Dixon and Christopher Wray will now represent the school at the regional round in March.