Year 7 football match report by Jessica Bailey

On Monday 4th December year 7 girls played a football match against Our Ladies school from Preston as part of the schools cup competition. It was a 7 a-side match playing 25 minutes each way. In the first half the team were winning 3-0 till the last few seconds when Our Ladies scored. After Mr Quints team talk about spacing the team entered the pitch for the second half.

A total of 8 goals were scored in the second half starting with UVHS scoring taking it to 4-1, but then Our Ladies came firing back with two goals being scored. The pressure was building as they were now only one goal away from drawing with us!

Thankfully Rubie S scored a brilliant goal in the top corner with Macy B scoring soon after. Now it was 6-3, but that did not stop them they came back scoring 2 more goals!

Millie R scored a final goal in the last minute closing the match with a 7-5 win to UVHS.

A massive well done to the team!

Written by Jessica Bailey

Barrow Schools Cross Country

On Wednesday 29th November over 50 UVHS students took part in the Barrow Schools Cross Country. All pupils involved were fantastic and deserve a massive well done as the conditions were tough.

Minor Girls team came 1st overall
Junior Girls team came 1st overall
Intermediate Girls team came 1st overall

Minor Boys team came 1st overall
Junior Boys team came 2nd overall

Amazing effort with fantastic results!

Jessica Bailey
Rosie Murray
Lucy Swarbrick
Rhiannon Shepherd
Olisea Winder
Laura Brown
Holly Murray
Molly Wilcock
Eva Newby
Sally Cooper
Eleanor Simmonds
Lucy Gibson
Elle Belcher
Merryn Stangroom
Ed Sargent
Lucas Mawdsley
Max Winskil
Scott Fisher

All these pupils came in the top 8 and have therefore been selected to represent Furness Schools cross country team in January at Cartmel race course.

Well done UVHS! Pictures to follow…

Year 7 & 8 Netball fixture against St Bernards

Monday 27th November the year 7and 8 netball teams had a fixture against St Bernards.

The year 7 team were first to play and the girls got off to a slow start with St Bernards scoring two in the first 2 minutes! Lucy G made some excellent passes and moved into space creating movement down the court. Heidi M scored soon after with the score at half time 3-1 to St Bernards.

After a team talk from the captain the team decided to focus on short sharp passes ensuring they have possession. This worked brilliantly with the team scoring two in the first minute of the second half making the score 3 all. Evie P made some fantastic interceptions at GK keeping the ball from the GS. With 2 minutes left the team were driving forward, passing it to Phoebe making it 4-3. The game ended in a 5-3 win to UVHS with Heidi scoring for the 4th time securing the win!

Fantastic effort and determination from the year 7 team!

The year 8 team were next to play and they got off to a flying start with Amelia P scoring 5 in the first half! The marking was a definite strong point with all players jumping and marking every ball. The team made some fantastic passes into the goal circle leaving Georgia S to finish off the shot. The final score was 13-3 a great win for UVHS.

 

Year 7 Netball Vs Dowdales

On Tuesday 14th Novemeber I took 3 netball teams down to Dowdales to play their 3 year 7 netball teams.

The girls were fantastic and I was extremley impressed with the enthusiasum of all three teams. The first team drew 1-1 and played really well, making some great tactical decisions and marking was a real strong point. Teigan S got player of the match for excellent movement around the goal circle.

The second team, coached by Rebecca won their game 1-0. This was the first fixture the second team have played and they were fantastic! Rebecca was impressed with the teams short passes to keep posession. Player of the match was Ellie J and Caitlin H.

Finally the third team coached by Dr Wilkin unfortunatley lost 3-1. The team used short passes well in the game and this was a good chance for the team to get used to playing with each other. Dr Wilkins player of the match was Shannon B for excellent movement!

Well done all teams!

Year 7 netball fixture vs Dallam

On Tuesday 7th November the year 7 netball team had their first netball fixture against Dallam at home.

The team played really well with Heidi and Teigan scoring some excellent shots! I was extremely impressed with the teams movement and passing skills with the team getting into space to outwit the defence.
The team won 3-1 with the player of the match awarded to Heidi, players player goes to Macy B.
Next game is Tuesday 14th November where 3 year 7 netball teams are going to Dowdales for a friendly fixture!

Well done girls!

Under 14 County Netball Finals

On Wednesday 4th October the under 14 netball team took part in the netball qualifier at Furness Academy. The team came second in the tournament, qualifying for the county finals held at Sedbergh! The team played brilliantly in the tournament with some excellent centre court movement and fast passing.

A quick turnaround for the team with the finals taking place on Monday 9th October. The team played against Sedbergh first and Keswick second unfortunately, losing both their games, but making some fantastic tactical decisions providing their opposition with a challenging game.

The third game was against Ullswater in which the team played brilliantly. Indya S made some fantastic passes with Maddy P scoring some difficult shots. The team won this game 4-2! Unfortunately this was not enough to get them through to the semi finals but I was extremely proud of the team and their continuous hard work and fantastic sportsmanship throughout.

Player of the tournament: Indya S

Well done girls!

Netball Under 16 Championships

Tuesday 26th September Miss Bird took an Under 16 netball team to Furness Academy to compete in the netball under 16 championships. The first game was against Chetwynde. At half time Ulverston were winning 5-3 with some excellent shots being made by Neive W and Charlotte H. Unfortunately we could not keep the lead with Chetwynde winning the game by 2 at full time.

Second game was against Dowdales who had won against Chetwynde so the pressure was on! The team played well under pressure and the attacking centre court players were working well together. By half time the score was 9-5 to Dowdales. Lucy P who captained the team remained positive and the team made some tactical changes. In the final quarter the team played brilliantly! The final score was 16-13 to Ulverston!

All three teams had won and lost a game so the final came down to goal difference. Ulverston came second scoring a total of 28 goals and are through to the county final to be held at Sedbergh.

Well done girls fantastic effort!

 

 

Netball Festival

It was now the year 8’s turn to get back into netball. Miss Bird took two teams to Furness Academy to take part in the netball festival on Monday 18th September. Both teams played exceptionally well with the A team winning all their matches. Both teams represented the school brilliantly and I look forward to taking them to future fixtures.

Keep your eyes peeled as the year 7 fixtures will be coming soon!

Netball Festival

On Tuesday 12th September Miss Bird took a under 14, and an under 16 netball team to Furness Academy to take part in a netball festival. This is a great way of getting the team back into netball after the summer holidays with teams turning up and just playing. Both teams played really well and it was clear they had not forgotten their netball skills! Looking forward to future fixtures!

U15 County Cricket Finals Day Report

A damp and overcast conditions greeted our arrival at Netherfield CC on Thursday June 22.  A 10.30am Semi-Final against Ullswater Community College, Penrith stood in the way of some within this U15 team playing in their third county knockout age group final in four years having won their U12 and U13 county competitions back when they were in year 7 and 8.  Winning the toss, Captain Jamie B decided to bowl and we quickly had the upper hand with two excellent run outs by Alfie D and Freddie B putting Ullswater on the defensive.  Bowling and fielding excellently over the 20 overs, the UVHS team could smell another finals opportunity restricting Ullswater to 93 for 8.  The ground was wet and the ball became very slippery, so for our bowling and fielding to be so good using what could only be described as a red round soap was amazing.  A great team bowling effort from Luke Q, Luke A, Will G, Max W, Ted S & Samson S only giving away 3 wides in 120 balls did not allow the Ullswater batsman to kick on.  The UVHS boys started brightly with the bat and quickly took the game away from Ullswater.  Our game winning total of 95 for 4 was again another group effort with Max W 11, Luke A 21, Jamie B 23 and Luke Q 17no all scoring good team runs to earn a third final in four years.

A dominant Keswick School bossed Trinity School from Carlisle in the other Semi-Final and after a short break we won the toss again and chose to field first again.  Luke Q quickly ripping the stumps out to give UVHS some early joy.  Unfortunately from that moment on in the field it was all Keswick.  We simply could not replicate our fielding or bowling superiority of the morning and Keswick with good play and some luck set us a target of 131 runs to win finishing on 130 for 6.  Going out to bat we started brightly but soon were losing wickets constantly.  A partnership or two was what was needed as we were up with the run rate over the first 5 to 6 overs.  Unfortunately, some excellent cricket shots were followed by poor shot making and some good catching left the UVHS team with simply too much to do.  Ted S 14 and Samson S 13 were our top scorers.  Our last wicket fell with the score on 81.  Not the performance we wanted to finish on but a great effort by all who participated again this year to get to the game we set our sights on.

Again, can I praise our Year 10 pupils who have brought so much cricketing success to UVHS.  U12 County Champions in Year 7, U13 County Champions in Yr 8, Quarter finalist in Year 9 losing to eventual winners Millom and U15 Runners up in Year 10.  Thank you for sticking together and bringing so much cricket success (indoors and outdoors) to UVHS.

U15 team pic

Mr Quint