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.
It was a beautiful day for softball in Narrabri. The team had a convincing win in the first game against Tamworth, a minor lapse in concentration against Wee Waa and finished with a close game against Narrabri. Highlights: Everyone’s batting against a very strong Tamworth pitcher. Amarlee’s fantastic catch in the outfield. Tabitha’s run home. Lakiah’s surprise skills in warm up. Alirah’s beautiful hit and pitching. Indie’s catching. Maddie’s leadership, and everyone’s face when I said there wasn’t time to go to Macca’s (sorry).
Thanks to Mr Willoughby for driving and our fantastic juniors for assisting with umpiring and setting up.