Round 1 of the Term 4 School Sport Season kicked off across the weekend with many NIHS sport teams in the thick of the action. Across the board, badminton continues to be heavily favoured in all age groups, whilst the rapid growth of volleyball in both girls’ and boys’ competitions is showing no signs of slowing.
Senior B: NIHS def. St. John's Grammar School (3-0)
NIHS Senior B had a dominant performance first up, defeating St. John's Grammar School in a straight-set victory. Key players for NIHS included Dennis and Stefan who consistently caused headaches for the visitors.
Middle B: NIHS def. Mercedes College (2-1)
The Middle B team also clinched a tightly contested victory, outmatching Mercedes College in a hard-fought 2-1 win. Evan and Scott stood out as the best players for NIHS.
Middle C: NIHS def. by St. Peter's College (0-3)
Unfortunately, Middle C couldn't secure a win against St. Peter's College, falling 0-3 in their encounter. Dev and Umel tried hard all match despite the result.
Senior A1: NIHS def. Pembroke School (6-1)
The Senior A1 team, who are once again mixing it with the best in the state, dominated Pembroke School on Saturday, securing a convincing 6-1 victory away from home. Raghav and Kingsley were relentless in their efforts across both doubles and singles matches.
Open B1: NIHS def. by Glenunga International High School (0-12)
The Open B1 team faced a tough challenge against Glenunga International High School who were stacked with A grade players, suffered a heavy defeat. Sanuth and Ruilin displayed resilience in their performances.
Open C1: NIHS def. Glenunga International High School (4-8)
The Open C1 put up a commendable effort but narrowly lost to Glenunga International High School, with a final score of 4-8. Anderson and Zaim shone for NIHS.
Middle B1: NIHS def. Pembroke School (11-1)
The Middle B1 team proved to be too strong for Pembroke School, cruising to an 11-1 victory against Pembroke School. Tam and Jai were standouts on the day, winning their matches with ease.
Middle B2: NIHS def. Pembroke School (13-12 won by total games)
It was a nail-biting match in Middle B2 encounter where NIHS ended with a victory close victory that required a countback on total games after winning the same number of matches. Hyun-Woo and Xantheh were instrumental in their success.
Middle B1: NIHS def. by Glenunga International High School (3-9)
The second NIHS Middle B1 team found themselves fighting an uphill battle against a strong Glenunga International High School, resulting in a 3-9 loss. Kenneth and Sean were strong performers despite the defeat.
Middle B2: NIHS def. by Glenunga International High School (3-9)
Similarly, the paired Middle B2 team faced a similar fate against Glenunga International High School, ending with a 3-9 loss. Emma and Rati were excellent on the day in recording individual match wins.
Middle C2: NIHS def. by Sacred Heart College (2-6)
The Middle C2 tennis team braved some miserable early weather on Saturday morning in getting their season. Unfortunately, it was the desired result in the end, going down 2-6 in total sets. Nevertheless, Roshan and Ilya put in strong performances across both doubles and singles matches.
Year 8/9 B: NIHS def. by St. Michael's College (14-70)
It was a tough start for the Year 8/9 B basketball girls who faced a challenging match against St. Michael's College, resulting in a 14-70 loss. Despite the outcome, Zoe and Natalie demonstrated resilience across the four quarters.
Senior B1: NIHS def. Pedare Christian College (2-0)
The Senior B1 girls got their season off to a flying start with a strong win over Pedare Christian College over the weekend. Adryanna and Evie were standout performers whose strong serving was a feature of the match.
Senior C1: NIHS def. by Mercedes College (0-3)
It wasn’t the start the Senior C1 team had hoped for on Saturday, suffering a 0-3 defeat to Mercedes College. Jiya and Asenath gave their all on the court despite the loss and can be proud of their efforts as a result.