Sporting Highlights - 23 February 2018

Over Half Term, George N extended his good form in Tennis. The tournament was a County-level U16 boys singles competition, played in a Fast4 format (that's two sets to 4 and a 10 point tie break). Playing two years up, George won the final 4-2 4-0; an excellent result!

The new timetable means a new slot for the League Run, the first one being this afternoon at 3.55pm. This is a truly ‘Lancing’ event, and still survives as one of the last whole school cross country runs in the country.

On Wednesday, the U14A team took on Heathfield in the County Shield. A 4-1 victory followed with goals scored by Fred B, Ollie F, Faris K and Louis J-Q. MVP was Finn H. The team will now have a home draw in the quarter finals.

The 1st XI losing on penalties in the Sussex Cup quarter final before half term signalled the formal end of its competitive season. Despite this loss the team finished with a 50% win rate and were unbeaten in 69% off all matches.
In today's assembly, colours were awared for the dedication and achievement that the players have shown to the sport. 

Half colours are awarded to: Elian C, Thomas M, Oliver J, Seb S and Archie W.

Full Colours are awarded to: Demi A, William B, Daniel C, William E, Alex G, Joe H, Luke H and Frankie T.

Over half term, five of our golfers travelled to Desert Springs in Spain to take part in the Millfield International Schools Championships. Captained by Ollie J, the team played well in its first ever tour. James J made his competitive debut and Charlie G was our top performer, finishing tenth in a field of 86 on the final day. 

On Thursday, the 1st XI prepared for the Saturday trip to Ardingly by beating Sackville 14-0. Yes, that was 14-0, in a game where the team played excellently to dominate from start to finish. Goals were scored by Ollie J (5), Joe H (2), Elian C (2), Alex G and four on debut for Max L. MVP was Luke H. 

On Thursday the Netball Club travelled to Hurstpierpoint to take part in the annual SISNA competition. Again it was the 1st VII that shone, winning six of its eight matches. Victories came against Seaford, Mayfield, Brighton and Hove High, Roedean and Christ’s Hospital. The most satisfying victory was over Ardingly (7-6) thus avenging the loss earlier this season. The girls performed very well and deserving of special mention are Sophie W, Bupi M, Maddison S, Amelia L-W and Millie J.
With the final results yet to be sent, the girls are confident of their best finish in recent years.