Netball: The U14 netball team played Joseph Rowntree on Monday enjoying a good win against this much bigger school – the score was 19-15. The U16s were all set to play Joseph Rowntree too, but were disappointed when the opposition only turned up with a U14 side.  The U12 netball team were disappointed to not have their game against MIllthorpe that they were expecting but many of the team will get to play with some U13’s next week.  Best of luck to the U18 netball team who compete in the County round of the National Schools competition tomorrow.

Hockey: The 1st XI hockey team enjoyed a game in the sunshine against Queen Margaret’s on Wednesday. The big pitch allowed for expansive play and gave plenty of space and time for both sides to string passes together. Queen Margaret’s took their chances scoring 3 in the first half, whilst their goalkeeper kept Bootham out at the other end. The second half saw a stronger performance by Bootham, with greater early movement off the ball allowing us to fill the spaces on the pitch and to support our own attacking and defensive moves. One particular flowing move leading to a cross from the right wing saw a shot on the far post narrowly miss the goal. The game finished in a loss but the team enjoyed the game and played well.

Cross Country: A minibus of boys and girls ran in the York Schools Cross Country Championship on the Knavesmire. The course was muddy underfoot in a number of places, but the Bootham pupils made the most of the experience. The best results were George Van Dam 19th in the Inter boys and Tabitha Todd who ran strongly to finish 3rd in her junior girls’ race. Tabitha and possibly George will be selected to run for York in the North Yorkshire championships.

Basketball

The College house basketball tournament was played on Wednesday afternoon. The matches were played in a great spirit with some good basketball. The results were: Swarthmore 3 Pendle 7, Brigflatts 4 Firbank 14, Swarthmore 15 Brigflatts 6, Pendle 10 Firbank 9, Swarthmore 4 Firbank 8 and Pendle 18 Brigflatts 13. The overall winners were therefore Pendle, followed by Firbank then Swarthmore and Brigflatts.