George Pindar School’s Year 10 netball team saw off the district’s best teams to secure top spot in the district tournament.
The event was held outdoors in very challenging conditions, the players taking a while to acclimatise to the wind and rain.
This showed in Pindar’s opening game as they drew 2-2 against Whitby Community College.
The other group games saw Pindar find their form, as they defeated Scalby School 5-3 and Ryedale School B 7-0.
These fantastic results came thanks to an outstanding team display, with notable performances from Chloe Caygill at centre and Abi England at goal shooter.
The Pindar aces progressed to the semi-finals having finished top of the group on goal difference, their reward being a clash with a team from the Pickering-based Lady Lumley’s School.
A determined effort by Pindar saw them sweep the Pickering team aside, winning 5-0.
This win came about thanks to Hannah Stephenson’s accurate and timely feeding into the circle and Rachel Bamford working the ball up the court effectively and intercepting a high percentage of passes.
The final was between Pindar and Whitby, with the Eastfield school eager to improve on the result in the teams’ first meeting.
The strong Whitby team took the lead in the first minute, but Pindar fought back with some excellent shooting from Jade Frank and England to bring the scores to 2-2 by the half-time interval.
These two players started strongly in the second half, scoring from a Whitby centre to put Pindar 3-2 ahead, and excellent defending from Marie Clapham and Lucy Parkin stopped Whitby from scoring any further goals and a fourth from the Eastfield school secured the win.