On Wednesday 4 August, over 90 Coonabarabran High Students were involved with the Annual Single Cup Competition. It was a special year, after Covid put an end to the 2020 version. Single Cup first started in 1971 making it the 50th year, but unfortunately not the 50th Anniversary as over time, like last year, certain years were postponed. Expectant students and teachers have been planning for a few weeks and they assembled before 9 am, ready for a big day. The forecast was for a cool day which was welcome as the majority of sports were winter ones, however, with scattered showers a few times and a biting wind, it was cold. Undeterred, Coonabarabran students of varying years, took on Coonamble High and Gilgandra High in Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Football, Open and U/15 Netball, Open and U/14 Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, Tennis and Golf. As the day unfolded the ebb and flow of results were in no particular direction, but as the results came in from Tennis, Lawn Bowls and Golf, Coonabarabran High had an edge. However, it is never over till the final whistle and it was down to the last few results from Netball and Rugby League that Coonabarabran High was able to secure a comfortable win (77) over Gilgandra (55) and Coonamble (36). Congratulations to all staff and students who were a part of the victory especially those who represented in multiple sports and we look forward to next year in Coonamble.
It doesn’t matter how, but in the last week of Term Two, the Coonabarabran Open Girls Softball Team represented North West at the CHS Final 16 Tournament in a cold and miserable Newcastle. It was beautiful to watch as the team surprised themselves with their abilities and resilience on the diamond.
On Thursday 10 June, twenty-four Coonabarabran High students set off to Coolah for the Annual North West Cross Country. The running conditions were very difficult as there was a biting wind, driving rain and the temperature might have said 4 degrees but it felt more like -10 degrees. Undeterred, the tough Coonabarabran students went out and tackled the course, made themselves proud and briefly afterwards, felt warm. At the end of the day the athletes surprised themselves, with many personal best times recorded and six runners qualifying for the CHS titles in Sydney on 16 July. They are:
2nd Kada Hutt
3rd Alisha Rankin
4th Lachlan McGill
5th Owen Fleming
6th Anghus Heaney
We wish them all the best at State.
On 21 May the Coonabarabran High School Lawn Bowls team faced off against Wee Waa High School at Coonabarabran Bowls Club in a close match that ended in a loss for the Home team. CHS had an early lead but was unfortunately unable to maintain it, going down 25-18. Captain Sam Bowman performed well setting a good example for the team.
It was a long time in the making and a really early start! The girls started training last year, preparing to participate as Coonabarabran High’s inaugural Volleyball Team. The tournament was held in Armidale, after a long drive the girls played four fantastic games of volleyball. All credit to the girls, they were competitive against the more experienced teams and even got their ‘dig-set-spike’ combo working. Congratulations girls. Thank you to Narelle for driving us.