Sport and competition has come back with a bang at KEVIGS. Pupils across all age groups have represented the school in a number of different sports and activities.
Despite a difficult start to the league campaign, the 6th form team have rallied and had some positive results in their last 2 games. A 9-3 victory over Alford Grammar with even Oscar Boyes getting on the score sheet and a 5 – 2 cup victory over Kings Grantham with the brilliance of a Rooney cameo have bolstered the boys confidence and should see the team climb the league table after Christmas.
In Y10 the ESFA cup dreams were dashed at the last with a narrow loss to Tranby private school on penalties in the 4th round. Their cup dreams stay alive in the county cup however.
In Y8 and 9, the boys teams are unbeaten in all competitions having won the futsal and district tournaments as well as being through to the next round of the county cup. A number of these boys play up and special mentions go to McKenzie Arnold, Isaac Shepperd, Will Sutton and Will Phillips for their continued excellence.
In Y8 the boys are still in the national cup and awaiting Hymers College in the next round. They are superzone winners, beating Horncastle grammar in the final and futsal champions with a 1, 2 finish in the tournament. In Y7, a very promising team are also unbeaten in district tournaments as well as finishing 1st and second in the futsal. A special mention to Barney Williams, Ethan McUrich, George Armstrong and Harlow Forman who have also played up a year.
Unfortunately there is no district league for our keen and budding girls footballers, however they have played a number of fixtures. The U13, U14 and U15 girls all competed in the National Cup but unfortunately didn’t get passed the third round. The biggest win came from our U15 girls who beat Giles Academy 8-1 in the second round. Our Y10, Y9, Y8 and Y7 Girls Futsal Teams have all become District champions this term. None of the teams conceding a goal in any of their matches. The U13 girls finished 3rd in the recent 7 a-side tournament in Horncastle and made it to the quarter finals in the more recent Utopia National Cup competition which was held at Sincil Bank. They are also looking forward to County Cup action next term.
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The 6th form girls reached the county finals winning the district tournament without losing a game. They finished 2nd at counties to qualify for the regionals in January.
The y11 narrowly missed the county finals finishing 3rd in a very competitive competition.
In Y10, the girls are district league winners and super zone champions beating Horncastle Grammar in the final. The Y9 team are District champions and finished a respectable 4th at the county tournament with outstanding performances from Kara Scott and Frankie Robertson. The Y8 team are also District champions and play Skegness Grammar in the Super zone final in January. Like the boys, the Y7 girls are a very promising team and are currently unbeaten in all competitions winning their super zone tournament comfortably.
In tennis the Y9 and 10 team qualified for the county finals at Boston where they played a very strong Carres Grammar team losing 5-1. The Y8 and 9 boys made up of Oscar Ess, Jamie Allott, Reuben Herridge and Alex Bradshaw qualified for the last 16 nationally and finished 2nd in their group stage to narrowly miss the Loughborough final. An outstanding achievement.
The inter and junior girls have excelled in the pool reaching the national finals which were held in the Olympic Aquatic pool in London. In a competition with the majority of competitors coming from specialist private schools, our junior girls finished 10th and 12th nationally in the medley and freestyle finals. The inter girls finished 28th in the freestyle competitions.
The school rugby teams are currently unbeaten, I’m told this is largely down to the coaching expertise of Mr Johnson and of course, Mr Todd. The Y10 and 11 teams won the 7’s tournament without conceding a try. The 9, 10 and 11 teams have also all beaten Somercotes, Banovallum and DeAston at 15 aside. Lower down the school, the Y7 beat De Aston 55 – 15 with Barney Williams scoring 5 tries – clearly a name to watch.
A first ever was seen at the recent Superzone finals at Louth athletics club with the Y8/9 boys finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th to score the best possible points tally. Will Phillips, Isaac Shepperd, Lucas Shufflebotham, Harry Parkinson, Will Sutton and Callum Padbury completed the set with a result unlikely to be achieved again.
The super zone competition also saw the Y7 girls, junior girls and inter girls win their team competitions with the Y7 boys finishing 2nd and the inter boys finishing 3rd. Notable performances from Lewis Topham, Seth Norman, Finlay Tomlinson, Maisie Matthews, Ava Rhodes, Poppy Price, Elysia Smith, Tilly Carrott, Lyla Norman, Lilly Morgan and Olivia Anstey.
A total of 34 runners from KEVIGS have qualified for the county finals at Burley House in January.
At the regional English school cup in Leeds, the inter boys, inter girls and senior teams ran well in difficult conditions. Will Phillips, Tilly Carrot, Luke Brumpton and Caitlin Hall all had great runs.
Pupils have also taken part in pentathlon events, indoor rowing, cross fit and many leadership activities with our local primary schools. All a credit to our school.