Pair of podium finishes for Hawks runners
The following are Haliburton Highlands Secondary School sports briefs for the week ending Sept. 30.
Congratulations to our cross country runners who competed in Huntsville last week.
Issac Little ran to a second place finish in midget boys. In the senior race, Ryan Manning was third, Ben Schmidt was 11th, and Carley Duncan was 11th amongst the girls. Congratulations to Sonora Plumb for competing in her first distance race.
No advance for golfer
Congratulations to Sam Longo who competed in the Kawartha Golf championships on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Lindsay. Longo gave it his best effort but did not quality for COSSA.
Red Hawks rugby team scores try
A big shout out to the girls’ varsity rugby team who played against Adam Scott in their first game of the season Thursday, Sept. 29. The girls battled hard and although they didn’t come up with the win, they worked as a perfect unit and and scored their first try. Great teamwork in facilitating Kailynn Sikma’s five-point score.
Hawks varsity field hockey scores wins
The varsity field hockey team travelled to Ottawa two weekends ago to compete against a very competitive field of teams. The girls finished first in pool play and moved on to the semi-finals where they defeated Glebe by a 1-0 score. In the final, the team fought to a 0-0 tie against Nepean, but lost 2-0 during penalty flicks. Congratulations on a silver medal performance.
The varsity field hockey team then travelled to Peterborough to compete in their second tournament of the year last Tuesday. The girls fought through adversities of a short bench and injuries to finish first in their pool, and first overall after beating St. Peter’s 2-0. The Hawks outscored their opponents 14-0. Shout outs to Hannah Klose and Emily Glecoff for their first goals.
A big Red Hawks shout out to the field hockey team on their first league-game victory of the season against Crestwood on Thursday, Sept. 29. Congratulations to Sonya Flatman for another shutout and to Emma Scheffee who scored the winning goal. Co-coach Jessica Lloyd wrote in an email, “The team has really come together. They’ve bonded on and off the field.” The team will host Holy Cross in its home opener at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Submitted by Judi Paul