Year 7 Rugby

Yr 7 Rugby League County Semi Final  –  UVHS 16 beat West Lakes Academy 14

UVHS Yr 7 Rugby League team has progressed through to play in the County final with a very hard fought win against West Lakes Academy on Tuesday 25th March. The score finished UVHS 16 beat West lakes Academy 14 in a game that went from one end to the other, as both sides struggled with the wet and slippery conditions.

West Lakes went ahead early with an unconverted try to lead 4-0, but then Isaac F used his blistering pace to run 60 meters around their defence to level scores at 4 all. Both teams were even in defence and attack and at half time the score was 4 points all. The second half started brightly with some good runs being made by Jack S, Harry R, James T, Alfie D & Jamie B.  The inexperienced UVHS boys made good ground and scored next from a kick into the opposition in-goal area.  Both Luke Q and Loui A chased through brilliantly and tackled the West Lakes player making him drop the ball which was dived on by Jack S. Stevo then converted his own try to make it 10-4.  The rain continued to fall, but a decent crowd had gathered on the hill made up of parents, staff and pupils who had finished lessons for the day. The UVHS boys continued to work hard, but a dropped ball within their own half gave the West Lakes lads some field position and although the Ulverston lads worked hard, could not keep the opposition from scoring to tie up the scores at 10 points all.  The rain by now had made the ball like a piece of soap and Ulverston through some solid defence gained possession through a West Lakes mistake.  UVHS then moved the ball towards the try line and with some strong runs again from Chris D and Rhys B, this time a 70% fit Alfie barged over to score with Jack S again converting to make the score 16-10.  A dropped ball by UVHS shortly after the kick off gave West Lakes possession again.  The boys tackled and tackled, but half-back Jamie B could not stop the next try, despite putting his whole body on the line.  The boys held their breath before watching the conversion sail wide giving UVHS a slim 2 point advantage with a few minutes remaining.  The West Lakes boys then threw everything at the UVHS boys from the kick off, moving the ball downfield towards the try line, but some brilliant defence by Harry R and Jack I bundled their player into touch to stop a certain try.  A scrum win allowed UVHS to work the ball out and with the huge support from the side line urging UVHS on, the referee blew his whistle and a UVHS a thoroughly deserved win 16 to 14.  All 16 boys who made up the team today were fantastic and should be really proud of their efforts.   Well done boys, you now have a final to look forward too.

Can Mr. Pearson and myself thank Brad W for refereeing the game really well and Jake C and Will C for running lines.  Also a big thanks to Eric H for assisting at coaching sessions.

Year 10 netball vs. Lakes school – 5.Feb.2014

result and score: 8-5

Ulverston had a strong start, winning the first center pass, leading to the firsy goal of the match, scored by Kate Gilles. Soon after the apposing team scored their first goal, Ulverston realised that this match was going to be difficult. Ulverston stuck together and worked as hard as we could. At half time the score was 6-4. We went back on the court determined to win. We marked tightly and defended as well as we could. Kate G and Abbie H managed to score a goal each, resulting in a win. By Phoebe.

Highlight of the match: pulling through to win the game

Captains player of the match: Katie D

Year 11 Football

The year 11’s continue with there fantastic  run in the county cup. Last week they beat Keswick school 3-1 in the semi final. The boys hadn’t played for a while due to the awful weather at the start of the year. With a couple of players missing we found it hard to get going, but after 19 minutes Callum broke the dead lock with a fine strike finding it’s way to the bottom corner. Going into half time with just a 1-0 lead was meaning that the semi final could go either way. Soon after half time Callum doubled UVHS’s score by smashing one home. After halftime Ulverston started to find their  form. With just 10 minutes to go Reis sharp found himself in on goal, and he chipped the keeper with a sensational finish.

Captains man of the math: Josh C

Year 7 hockey vs. Lakes School – 29.Jan.2014

UVHS 4 – Lakes 6

Despite playing against the year 8 team, Ulverston played really well and only lost by two goals even without a goalkeeper. It was a team effort, everyone played really well with great sportsmanship. Without a goalkeeper I think we did really well and all the girls played brilliantly to create the chances in which we scored our goals. Overall it was a great game. by Lucy P

Highlight of the match: there were too many to mention

Captain’s player of the match: Gabby