It was a very exciting day for the Coonabarabran Open Girls’ Softball Team making the Grand Final of the North West Knock Out competition for the first time in years (if ever). The Gala Day was held in Narrabri with teams competing from Tamworth High, Narrabri High and Peel High. The girls played with elegance, beautiful sportsmanship and Coona pride. Their first game against Narrabri saw some fantastic pitching, double plays, energetic base running and many safe hits from all of the girls. The Coona team continued their batting spree in the Grand Final against Peel’s North West representative pitchers; their speed and accuracy wasn’t anywhere near enough to faze our girls. All of the Coona girls were amazing but a special mention is required to our own North West representatives, Maddie “home run special” Heywood and Hannah “Double Play” Meier and a big thank you to Mrs Ranken and Mrs Rice for all of their support on the day.
On 1st May all students from Coonabarabran High assembled at the Racecourse to take part in the Annual Cross Country. The cool conditions looked good for some fast times as the uncharacteristic warm days of the past few weeks had mellowed slightly leaving a slightly overcast day for the run. It is always a surprise to see how fast the first runners make it around the track and their training in PE classes last term helped them tackle the course with ease. The following were the age champions;
|12||Ellah Hanney||Dustyn Owers|
|13||Kayla Smith||Kurt Rutter|
|14||Alex Letts||Nash Walker|
|15||Amarlee Vallette||Matt Wood|
|16||Claudia Eastburn||Harrison Willoughby|
|17||Octavia Whale||Connor Hughes|
The top 4 students in each age group along with these winners are eligible to represent Coonabarabran High at the North West Regional Cross Country at Mullaley on 14th June. The house points were Tibuc 214, Mopra 188, Timor 185 and Nandi 179.