Term 4 - Week 1
This week, the NIHS teams took to the courts again to kick off the Term 4 season. Despite the short nature of the season, it has been pleasing to see a growing interest in school sport with many students continuing their involvement as well as plenty of new faces presented to the program.
The badminton teams (4 senior teams, 3 middle) are spear headed by the Open A team who kicked off their season with an impressive win over Pembroke 6-3. Yeshas (8) was particularly impressive, winning his singles match against a strong, experienced year 12 opponent despite only being in year 8 himself. Both the middle B teams also started their season positively, defeating Glenunga convincingly as Simarprabh (9) and Lachlan (9) performed strongly to win all of their matches.
After a lengthy hiatus it is exciting to be fielding 2 boys volleyball teams this term, to accompany the 5 NIHS girl's teams across both middle and senior ages. Unfortunately for the open boys, it was not an ideal start going down to St. Ignatius (2-0) despite the efforts of Mitch (10). The same cannot be said for the middle team, who proved too strong for CBC (2-0), as Deyon (9) & Nickan (8) were standout performers.
The senior girls took the floor for again on Saturday and continued their impressive form from term 1, defeating St. Ignatius (2-0) with Angela (11) and Levanea (12) producing dominant displays. The middle B2 team, led by performances from Zoe (9) & Evie (9) followed suit, also defeating St. Ignatius (2-0) to kick start their season.
The middle B basketballers, coached by Finn McDonald (2021) did a great job of keeping viewers on the edge of their seats this weekend, prevailing in a nail-biting finish to defeat St. Paul's (31-29). Natalie (9) & Charlea (7) were pivotal in the team's success, demonstrating skill and composure at crucial times to help see out the win.
Mixed Middle Tennis
It was great to see the mixed middle tennis team back in action this week, despite the constant threat of rain. The team offered a spirited account of themselves, narrowly going down in total games despite both teams finishing level on 6 set wins with opponents St. Paul's. Emmanuel (9) who is the team's top seed, showed tremendous nerve to close out a marathon match in what was a tense tiebreaker finish.