Farrer 1st 5 Basketball Team
Our 1st 5 basketball team travelled into the Tamworth Sports Dome to play in the regional games. Our first game was against Tamworth High where they had a pretty convincing win of 85-21.
The next game was Quirindi’s home game which was slightly delayed by me (Ryland) accidently snapping a ring during the warm ups. Quirindi High got their version of Mr Blanch out to weld the ring which then held together for the game. Quirindi were a ‘bit together’ but we still came away with the 61-28 win. Last week we played Coonabarabran and had another win of 72-29 so we now move onto the Regional Final which will take place in the next few weeks when we will play the winner of Inverell and Duval High. Thanks to Miss Allen and Matt Hobson for taking us.
By Ryland Sainsbury (Year 12)
Ron George Cricket – by Conrad George (Year 11)
On 7th March the Farrer 1st XI cricket team competed against Oxley, Carinya and McCarthy High Schools in the Ron George Cricket Competition at Riverside.
We very convincingly won all of our 20/20 games and the highlight was Mitchell Henderson on debut scoring 93. All our bowlers significantly contributed to the overall win. Thanks to Mr Saban & Mr McManus for accompanying our team.
The 1st XIII competed in the NW U18 Rugby League Trials held on 4th April in Coonabarabran. During the trials we played Castlereagh winning 3 tries to 1, then progressed to play New England also winning that game 3 tries to 2, after being down 2 tries in the first half. Thanks to Messrs Moore & Lesslie for taking us. By Alek Hall Year 12
CHS Waterpolo – 5 & 6 April
The 1st 7 Waterpolo team travelled to Newcastle to compete in the NSW CHS State Finals. In our first game we came up against last year’s State champions Merewether losing 7-1. After that loss we were determined to bounce back against Picnic Point and won 3-1. In our last game on the Thursday we needed a win to secure our place in the top four. We defeated Alstonville High School 9-2 and for the second time in Farrer’s history we were in the top four in the State.
On Friday morning we came up against the reputable Balgowlah High School. At half time we were drawn 5-5 and were looking to advance to the State final. Unfortunately, Balgowlah beat us 10-5 as a lack of training saw us very unfit.
I would like to thank Mr Hoath and Mr Jarrett for taking us and Mr Pollock for organising everything.
Will Clinch (Year 12)
Basketball – Farrer vs Inverell
On Thursday 5 April Miss Allen took the Farrer 1st 5 Basketball team to the Tamworth Sports Dome to compete against Inverell High School.
Unfortunately for the Inverell team they were lacking some senior players. Matt Baldwin kicked us off with our first points and we went on to keep the opposition scoreless for the first and second quarters. At the halfway point we had 47 points. In the third quarter Inverell put a few points away, making it 4-66. At the end of the match we ended up with a pretty convincing win of 86-8.
Next term we will play Hunter Sports High in Maitland.
Ryland Sainsbury/Will Hansen (Year 12)
Open Soccer at Duval – 11 April
On the last Wednesday of term one we took on Oxley High School in the Opens Soccer here at Farrer. More excited than a kid in a candy store the boys were eager to have a kick. First half we were all over them coming out with a 3-0 lead at half time. Being the good lads we are, we let them score 3 to make it level but late in the game Brad Froud floated a ball just under the crossbar to secure the win.
Special mention to the boys who came and supported all our games …
This win led us to take on the competition favourites Duval, so with Mr Philp at the wheel we headed to Armidale. Arriving mid-morning and being faced with abrupt climate changes and altitude sickness we were already behind the 8 ball!
At half time we were trailing by 2-0 and despite the oranges at half time (supplied by Jordan Bridge) and putting in 110% we went down in the end.
Thanks to Mr Saban for coaching and for Mr Philp for managing our team.
Peter Williams (Year 12)