Netball girls’ ‘great achievement’

High School S3 netball side
High School S3 netball side
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THE high school’s S3 netball team enjoyed an impressive run in this year’s Scottish Schools Cup.

The first round was played in a regional group format in which the girls were third and made it through to the silver section. Their next game was the knockout round, and a home tie against Boclair Academy, Bearsden, resulted in the in-form Teries sending their Glaswegian opponents crashing out of the cup by 36 points to 6.

Hawick’s quarter-final tie away to Mackie Academy, Stonehaven, saw the girls fired up and in superb form, and their 30-15 victory was well deserved.

The girls trained hard for last week’s semi-final at home to Ayr outfit Kyle Academy, and the Teries again took to the court in determined mood. The standard of play was excellent, with accuarate passing and solid defending much in evidence during the first quarter which saw the teams tied at 8-8.

The visitors began to grow in confidence and slowly the goal difference slipped away from Hawick. The hosts’ R. Jack, A. Martin and H. Hamilton all put in strong defensive performances, Kyle had the upper hand and ran out winners by 36 points to 24.

Coach Gillian Thomson told the Hawick News: “The girls played with great dignity in every game and fought to the end in the semis, but unfortunately Kyle were the stronger team on the day.

“Reaching the last four is a great achievement, though, and the girls have had an amazing season again and should be proud to have made it this far. They have played fantastic netball and really progressed well as a team.

“Well done to all the girls on the squad for their dedication and hard work this season.”

Gillian would also like to thank the umpires and parents who helped towards the end of season, and Amanda Gray and Loris Pringle who have kindly agreed to cover coaching during her maternity leave.

The Hawick squad comprised R. Jack, A. Martin, R. Murray, C.Thomson (captain), I. McMillan, G. Kirkpatrick, H. Hamilton and C.Murdoch