25/06/19 - Sports Day & House Matches 2019
Splatters of rain on both days did not dampen spirits as the pupils of Newtownhamilton High put friendships aside and competed to win points for their respective Houses. Fane, Dorsey and Whitewater competitors took part in various events to vie for the prestigious House trophy awarded for the best overall House on Sports Day. The spoils this year belonged to Dorsey as they defeated last year's champions Whitewater by just 6 points! Special mention to certain athletes who managed to break school records on the day. They included:
Ryan Johnson (Year 8) broke the 800m record previously held by Daryl Johnston.
Isaac Preston (Year 10) equalled the High Jump record currently held by Henry Jones.
Dylan McGurgan (Year 11) broke the 200m record previously held by Mark Nicholson.
Nicole Bailie (Year 11) broke the Long Jump record previously held by Kerry-Ann Walker.
Alice Whyte (Year 11) broke the Shot Putt record previously held by Amber Lucas.
In the house matches, Fane had a difficult day at the office losing both Hockey and Football matches to Dorsey and Whitewater. Although they did give Dorsey a scare in the football as it took a last minute goal from Dylan McGurgan for Dorsey to win 5-4. The Hockey and Football matches between Dorsey and Whitewater were tightly contested and played in a good competitive spirit, and it was Dorsey who came out on top on both occasions.